Love is in the Air Valentine’s Day Party

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, hearts are all a flutter and love is in the air!  With Valentine's Day just around the corner I thought it would be fun to create a whimsical Love is in the Air Valentine's Day Party for my kids and their friends. The idea for this party came to me after I made these adorable Hot Air Balloon Valentine's Day Boxes.  I loved how cute that craft turned out, I thought it would make a darling party for my kids and their friends too. When it comes to … [Read more...]

Grinch Munch Popcorn

Traditions play a big part in our holiday celebrations. Every year we look forward to the arrival of our elf, decorating gingerbread houses, and serving others with our 12 Days of Service Project and watching our favorite holiday movies. It's these little things that help make the holiday feel truly magical. The holiday season would not be complete for our family without our annual How the Grinch Stole Christmas movie night. This year we are making the Imperial Sugar recipe for Grinch Munch … [Read more...]

Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes

Every year, it never fails, the kids come home with overflowing bags of candy on Halloween night! Even if we don't stay out trick-or-treating long, they still end up with so much candy. Or I end up buying lots of candy on sale after Halloween. Instead of sneaking candies out of the kids' trick or treat bags this year, have them hop into the kitchen with you and create some extraordinary treats with the extra Halloween candy. These Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes are out of this world delicious! … [Read more...]

Vampire Blood White Hot Chocolate

When you are a kid Halloween is such a magical time. You get to dress up and turn your dream of being a superhero or princess into a reality for one magical night, and there are treats galore.  As a mom I love indulging my kids grand ideas for their costumes and creating extraordinary memories with special spooky treats just for fun.  These Vampire Blood White Hot Chocolate treats are the perfect way to warm your bones after a chilly night of trick-or-treating. The kids will love sipping on … [Read more...]

‘Fang’tastic Halloween Donuts

There are so many things I love about Halloween.  The spooky decorations, the parties and of course all of the fun treats. This time of year you will find everything from creepy blood splattered cupcakes to wickedly sweet cauldron treats. Which is why I think you are going to love these Halloween 'Fang'tastic Donuts.  They are an easy and fun treat that you can give to all of the fantastic people you know, like your kids teachers, neighbors or even your office co-workers. My mom recently … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

It's my favorite time of year once again- autumn is in the air and the season of harvests, festivals and spectacular changes are upon us.  I think I love this season so much because it embraces my need for change.  While most people avoid change at all cost, I crave the need to mix things up.  Autumn is all about change. Change in temperature, change in clothing, a change in the colors of leaves and a change in my morning routine.  As the weather gets cooler it's a time where I take a moment to … [Read more...]

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Orange Cream Cheese Icing

Orange you glad it's Friday?!?  I know I am. This week our kids headed back to school and it's been a whirlwind of emotions, activity and adjustments.  Let's face it, the first week of school can be a little hard for everyone so today we are celebrating with homemade cinnamon rolls with orange cream cheese icing. We are all excited to have a routine again, but it does take some time to adjust to all of the changes.  So while we work on getting back on track for those early mornings, packing … [Read more...]

Rocky Road Trail Mix

Our family is getting ready for a series of several vacations in July. While I'm really looking forward to a nice relaxing break, I'm also starting to fret the whole driving in a car for endless hours with three kids part of the vacation.  For the most part our kids are pretty good travelers, but after a while the road starts to get a little rocky and the whining and the "Are we there yet?" moans start to take over.  Which is why I'm planning to be armed with a delicious secret weapon, Rocky … [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...]

Mocha Coffee Milkshake

Are you a chocolate lover?  Or is coffee what perks you up?  Why pick sides when you can enjoy both?!? This Mocha Coffee Milkshake is a dream come true for coffee and chocolate lovers. Rich, full-bodied coffee and smooth vanilla ice cream meet Cafe Mocha Coffee-mate for an over-the-top decadent indulgence.  Topped with fluffy whipped cream and drizzled with rich chocolate syrup this Mocha Coffee Milkshake is designed to help you achieve your daily dose of decadence. We all lead busy lives. … [Read more...]