DIY Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar Ideas

How many of you count down to Christmas? I do, every.single.year. I am like a little kid when it comes to Christmas, and my kids are just as excited as I am, if not more. There is something so magical about counting down the days until Santa arrives, the anticipation is half the fun. Make it easier to count down with these DIY Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar Ideas! You can do it as a countdown, or make it even more special and create an advent calendar full of fun little candies, toys, and … [Read more...]

20 Fun Summer BBQ Food & Drink Stations

It is summer now, and there should be quite a bit of entertaining going on. A lot of the time, you eat with your eyes first- especially if there’s a food or drink bar. These 20 Fun Summer BBQ Food and Drink Stations allow your guests to pick and choose what they want. It is so easy to just set up a table and make all your food and beverages LOOK good. 20 FUN SUMMER BBQ FOOD & DRINK STATIONS Summer entertaining is all about spending time with your friends and family- and a Hot Dog Bar is … [Read more...]

Almond Joy Granola Parfait

Disclosure: I’m proud to be working with CVS Pharmacy to help spread the word about their tasty and better-for-you Gold Emblem and Gold Emblem abound exclusive snack lines. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers The weather is warmer, school is almost out and there are lots of reasons to celebrate. Whether you are celebrating mom on Mother's Day, packing a picnic for a summer concert … [Read more...]

5 Minute Personalized Chalkboard

My kids love anything that is personalized with their name or initials and this 5 Minute Personalized Chalkboard is not only fun, but practical too! Being from the south I also love a good monogram project, which is exactly why I am head over heels in love with the new Make Market™  at Michaels.  If you haven't been there lately they have an entire section dedicated to personalization and customization with tons of letters, textures, and blank canvases to help you create the perfect project … [Read more...]

DIY Mother’s Day Gift Basket

Show your appreciation for mom and all she does with an easy DIY Mother's day Gift Basket filled with goodies she will love.  One of my mom's favorite things is baking and she especially loves baking with her grand kids, but it's not something she has lots of time for these days. So why not make it easy and give her a special little gift basket with everything she will need to make extraordinary memories! Recently while shopping for groceries at Market Street I spotted this adorable hand made … [Read more...]

Birthday Money Jar Gift Idea

Have you ever been at a loss for what to get that special someone for their birthday?  If you've ever been faced with this dilemma you'll love this easy and thoughtful Birthday Money Jar Gift Idea.   We recently celebrated my dad's 60th birthday and after asking multiple times what he wanted for his birthday and getting the same reply "I don't need anything but to spend the day with my family" I was at a serious loss about what to get him for his birthday.  He really doesn't need … [Read more...]

Root Beer Float Cake in a Jar

I'm excited to share today 101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends, including my Rootin' Tootin' Root Beer Float Cake in a Jar. I am joining forces with Kristen Duke in her Birthday Celebration Week along with over 100 talented bloggers sharing lots of inexpensive ideas and free printables! My Rootin' Tootin fun birthday gift is easy to whip up and even more fun to enjoy!  With a twist on an old classic these Root Beer Float Cake in a Jar treats are great to deliver to friends or even serve … [Read more...]

Asparagus and Artichoke Orzo Pasta Salad

During the summer we love taking advantage of the warmer weather and we dine al fresco as much as possible.  This Asparagus and Artichoke Orzo Pasta Salad is one of my favorite summer recipes.  It's the perfect side dish and goes with everything from grilled chicken to sandwiches.  I like to serve it in small Mason jars which makes it portable and fun for picnics and family BBQ's. Speaking of BBQ's eleven of my friends have shared some of their favorite summertime recipes that are great for … [Read more...]

Mason Jar Picnic Containers & Stamped Napkins

Hello!  I have a super easy summer entertaining idea, Mason Jar Picnic Containers & Stamped Napkins, to share with you today.  If you love dining al fresco in the summertime this easy DIY is a great way to make your picnic, or any outdoor party stand out! But, before we get started I have a super fun and exciting announcement to share.  I have been handpicked as one of the top 30 craft and lifestyle bloggers for Michaels new Michaels Makers blogger program!  Pinch Me!  I am so thrilled to … [Read more...]