DIY Personalized Popsicle Holders with Cricut EasyPress

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. My kids recently informed me that there are only 4 weeks of school left, the countdown to summer is officially on at our house.  Just like the kids I too am looking forward to summer.  Summer means sleeping in, swimming, vacations, and of course popsicles!  These DIY Personalized Popsicle Holders I made with the Cricut EasyPress are going to be a summer … [Read more...]

How to Host a Casual Spring Brunch

Spring is in full swing, and the excitement of warmer days, bright sunshine and fresh blooms popping up everywhere is cause for celebration! Why not host a casual spring brunch filled with refreshing sips, sweet treats, and pretty floral blooms? Invite your friends over for a low key morning in and enjoy making memories with a simple spring-inspired fête. Inspired by the pretty pink from spring blossoms, and the glowy honey golds from my favorite new drink, I created this light and … [Read more...]

S’mores Bar Party Ideas for National S’mores Day

It's no secret that I'm a fan of celebrating anything and everything from birthday parties to the silly national this or that celebrations. But every now and then one of these national celebrations grabs my attention and we go big, especially when it involves s'mores!  S'mores are a summer favorite and each year this popular campfire treat is recognized and celebrated on August 10th.  To help you celebrate this delicious, gooey treat I'm sharing a few of my favorite S'mores Bar Party … [Read more...]

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine. For me, the summer is all about creating special memories with my family.  Some of my favorite summer memories include baking with my mom and lemonade stands!  Nothing is quite as quintessential as an adorable lemonade stand, sticky fingers and sweet smiles.  I’m combining my favorite summer memories and making an extraordinary summer treat with my kids.  These strawberry lemonade … [Read more...]

Tart Cherry Lemonade Smash

This post is sponsored by ©Knudsen and Sons, Inc., all opinions are my own. The days are getting longer, the temperature is getting hotter and fruit is in season, that can mean only one thing - it's summer! This time of year means we will be spending lots of time outdoors. Whether we are swimming at the pool, hosting a backyard BBQ or enjoying a simple picnic, my family loves soaking up summer fun with good food, great friends and refreshing summer drinks, like this refreshing Tart Cherry … [Read more...]

DIY Citrus Painted Canvas Shoes

You can never have enough cute shoes, right?! In the summer it's especially fun to have colorful kicks that coordinate with cute summer outfits and just shout summertime!  I can't think of anything more summery than bright colored citrus fruit, so naturally a pair of DIY Citrus Painted Canvas Shoes became a must. I recently decided to make a lemonade stand kit for my girls, and while I was making it I thought to myself "wouldn't they look cute selling their lemonade in adorable outfits … [Read more...]

Summer with SONIC® Cherry Limeade Slushed Pops

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. Things are heating up and before you know it the weather is going to be down right HOT!  As much as I don't love the scorching Texas heat, I do love carefree summer days.  Summer sunshine and slower paced schedules have a way of bringing out my inner free spirit.  And, so do the new SONIC® Cherry Limeade Slushed Pops At our house summer is also a season for traditions, trips to Sonic Drive-In, dips in the pool and … [Read more...]

FREE Summer Cell Phone Wallpaper

Summertime is finally here and that means it's time for all things sunshine, fun and tropical vibes! It seems like it 'took FOR-EVER for it to get here but I am so glad it finally did as I am ready to do some relaxing, vacationing and enjoying myself over the summer. How about you? Do you have any plans for this summer? Going on a tropical vacation? Planning a fun-filled staycation with your kids or are you just taking a chill and relaxing this year? No matter what your plans are this summer, I … [Read more...]

DIY Summer Porch Sign

My kids have been away this week at grandma and grandpa's, which means I've been able to get lots of projects finished and I've even managed to squeeze in some relaxing moments sipping drinks or reading a book in my favorite spot, the porch!  I'm a big fan of porch sitting, and whether we are sitting on our front porch or hanging out in the back, it's a cozy place where all the cares in the world seem to slip away. Since my porch is my happy space I thought it was high time I add a little … [Read more...]

Floating the Frio River the Ultimate Texas Road Trip Destination

Every summer our family looks forward to loading up the car and heading out to what we would consider the ultimate Texas road trip destination. For 16 years we've been making the trek to the Texas Hill Country and floating the Frio River with friends.  This trip started out with a bunch of our friends from college and over the years it has morphed into the ultimate family vacation with lifelong friends, where extraordinary memories are made.   In my opinion the Texas Hill … [Read more...]