Mad Scientist Halloween Ice Cream Party

October is finally here and I am ready for all things Halloween!  When it comes to entertaining Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to plan and host parties.  There are so many fun and creative ways you can celebrate all hallows eve.  You can go all out and plan a spooky Murder Mystery Dinner party or if your looking for something a little more kid-friendly you host a Mad Scientist Halloween Ice Cream Party!Step into my laboratory and let's get crazy with some spooky lab … [Read more...]

Simple Summer Ice Cream Social

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Here's the scoop, National Ice Cream Day is this Sunday July 16th and I've teamed up with Chinet to show you just how easy it is to create a simple Summer Ice Cream Social. I personally love these silly made-up holidays, I think they are the perfect excuse for gathering some friends, making homemade ice cream and having a simple soiree with everyone's favorite summer treat.  The summer is heating up here in Texas and we are always … [Read more...]

Easy Vintage Inspired Ice Cream Party

It's no secret that I love ice cream parties. Especially in South Florida, it's so hot here and ice cream is the perfect treat, year round. I actually just styled one last month, you can see here. That one was for a classroom. This one, I wanted to style after a vintage ice cream cart, with a modern twist. I stuck with pink, turquoise, and yellow for the colors. I kept it pretty simple and airy, like I usually like to, but the awning from Oriental Trading, really added something special. I … [Read more...]

Handmade Gifts Under $25

Calling all DIY lovers! And those of you who are trying to save a little bit of cash by making Handmade Gifts Under $25! Handmade gifts come from the heart and show how much you treasure the ones you are giving gift too. Some of these ideas may only take half an hour, or less and we think anyone would be thrilled to get one of these amazing gifts. Do something out of the ordinary.. learn how to arm knit! And make a cute infinity wreath in someone's favorite color!Arm Knit Infinity Scarf Do … [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...]

The Creative Collection Link Party

Let's check out some favorites from last week's party: Grilled Pineapple Sundae | Cooking with Curls Creamy Curried Chicken Pasta Salad | Simply Stacie Circus Yellow Bookshelf Makeover | Rain on a Tin Roof Hanging Geometric Planter| Not Just a Housewife   Your Hosts Jennie| Craft-O-Maniac Rebecca| The Crafted Sparrow Marie| Blooming Homestead Mariah| Giggles Galore An InLinkz Link-up … [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...]

DIY Melting Ice Cream Cone Headband

National Ice Cream Day is on July 17th and I'm planning a fun family party to celebrate.  While that may seem like a ways off, it's never to early to start thinking about, or taste testing, ice cream if you ask me.  In addition to some very yummy homemade ice cream recipes and a fun family game, I thought it would be cute to have a few party accessories to really make it an extraordinary celebration. This DIY Melting Ice Cream Cone Headband is the perfect accessory for any ice cream themed party … [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...]

Slam Dunk Coke Float

We are a sports family. We love watching our favorite teams and cheering them on, whether we are at the game or watching the TV from the comfort of our living room it's a great way to spend time and create memories together.  I can't think of a better way to cheer on your favorite team and celebrate unbelievable moments than with a delicious Slam Dunk Coke Float! While I've always been a fan of sports and even played them growing up, after I married my husband I discovered that he spent a lot … [Read more...]