Rocket Ship Cake Push Pops

Ad - This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury. The opinions and text are all mine. One of the things I love about the summer is that I get to spend quality time with my kid reading, swimming, crafting and baking.  Being a teacher's daughter, I especially love when we can incorporate a little learning into our summertime fun.  Recently my kids have been obsessed with space and learning about the galaxy, planets and space exploration. When I discovered that … [Read more...]

Galactic Space Cupcakes

Did you know that 12 people have walked on the surface of the moon?  Me either, but recently my kids have been obsessed with checking out books and watching shows about space.  I've learned quite a bit about space this summer, including that there is even an annual holiday, Space Exploration Day on July 20th, that commemorates the anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon.  If there is a holiday to be celebrated you can guarantee that I'll find a way to make it fun and … [Read more...]

Watermelon Slime Recipe

It's a favorite during the summer, it's red, juicy and oh so sweet...that's right watermelon is the perfect way to enjoy a hot summer day.  This refreshing fruit doesn't keep summer boredom away, but I'm quite certain that this fun, sweet smelling watermelon slime recipe is just the thing you need for an afternoon of summer fun. We've reached that point in the summer that it's hot, hot, hot outside and even the pool doesn't offer much relief.  So we've been spending more time … [Read more...]

4th of July Drink Recipes

I found some amazing drink recipes that have the perfect patriotic flair! You could serve up these All American drinks just for the 4th of July or all summer long! Every one of these 4th of July Drink Recipes have some kind of different ingredient, so you’re bound to find a few that you will enjoy. Bring in some red, white, and blue to your table and cheer to our freedom. 4TH OF JULY DRINK RECIPES This Bomb Pop Fizzy Drink post was shared a few years ago, and I think it'd be a big hit for … [Read more...]

Candied Maple Bacon Donut Kabobs

Donuts are all the craze right now. Every where you turn there are donuts...donut crafts, donut parties and gourmet donuts. Speaking of gourmet donuts, maple bacon donuts are becoming a serious trend setters. Today I'm bringing you my version of this popular donut treat, Candied Maple Bacon Donut Kabobs. Plus, I'm sharing a free printable tag to help you create a tasty Father's Day breakfast that dad will love! My hubby isn't a big donut fan, but he recently ordered a gourmet maple bacon … [Read more...]

Orange Fruit Cups

Several years ago I hosted a Citrus Dinner Party for my mom and a group of her teacher friends.  One of the most popular details of that party were these Orange Sherbet Orange Cups.  Everyone seemed to love that I used the actual oranges to serve the sherbet, so I decided to do the same thing for our Orange You Glad It's Summer party. But, instead of sherbet I made these healthy Orange Fruit Cups. I am a big fan of turning the ordinary into extraordinary, it's the little details … [Read more...]

Donuts with Dad Father’s Day Celebration

We just spent the whole week celebrating National Doughnut Day with some of our favorite lifestyle bloggers.  So, it only seemed fitting that we keep the donut vibe going as we start thinking about the next holiday, Father's Day!  When my kids were in pre-school one of their favorite things was Donuts with Dad.   I was the one who typically spent my day volunteering or attending functions at preschool, so they thought it was extra special when dad would come and hang out with … [Read more...]

Fiesta Chicken Taco Cups

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Conagra Brands. All opinions are mine alone. #31DaysWithRotel #CollectiveBias Around here May is a month of celebrations and packed schedules.  We kicked the month of celebrations off with a poolside Cinco de Mayo party and moved right on to a Fiesta Dinner Party for our supper club.  In between we've had birthday parties, soccer parties, school activities and girl's night out.  It's been a busy month but I love any excuse to host … [Read more...]

Pineapple Mojito with Spiced Rum

Summer is almost here.  The end of school countdown is on and the kids are begging for daily trips to the pool.  I'm looking forward to a more relaxed schedule and hot summer days spent lounging by the pool.  The only thing that will make those pool days better is a good book and a refreshing Pineapple Mojito with spiced rum. Ideal for pool lounging, summer barbecues, or simply to relax at the end of a hard week, this cocktail totally hits the spot.  It's sweet, light and refreshing.  You can … [Read more...]

Fiesta Dinner Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Conagra Brands. All opinions are mine alone. #31DaysWithRotel #CollectiveBias Cinco de Mayo may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean we can't keep the fiesta going!  May is a month full of party potential, just think about it...the weather is warmer, school is coming to an end and pool season is upon us. I personally love any excuse to host friends and family over, especially when it involves Mexican food. I've teamed up with … [Read more...]