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...]

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...]

Lemonade Tea Towels with Cricut Iron On

When I think of summer I immediately think of lemonade stands.  Lemonade stands are the quintessential summer experience and a great way to embrace the heat, but around here an ordinary lemonade stand just won't do.  Nope, I'm a sucker for a super cute and colorful lemonade stand!  So when I spotted the cute lemonade products at Target I just knew I had to create a cute little lemonade stand kit to give to surprise my girls with when they return home from visiting their … [Read more...]

Mango Strawberry Sparkling Lemonade

“This post has been sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own.” A few years ago I made a goal to drink the recommended 8-10 glasses of water a day. To be honest, I struggled in the beginning. I even created my own DIY motivational water bottle to help me reach my goal. After a while the habit became a lifestyle change and it was no longer a struggle to gulp down those glasses of water. But, every now and then I crave something with a little something extra and … [Read more...]

Colorful Spring Lemon Flower Arrangement

Lately I have been obsessed with lemons and using them to make yummy desserts, and now pretty centerpieces.  Lemons are so bright and fresh and I think they are perfect for spring entertaining.  In fact I just created this easy and colorful spring Lemon Flower Arrangement for our Easter celebration this weekend and couldn't wait to share this simple tutorial with you. I have always loved the idea of using lemons in floral arrangements.  In fact almost 15 years ago I used … [Read more...]

Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Pillsbury. All content, photos and opinions are 100% my own. Blossoms are blooming on trees, the weather is warming up and parties are being planned. Spring is nature's way of saying "let's party!" and I for one can't wait for Easter Egg Hunts, brunch and backyard BBQs.  Before you head off to your springtime celebrations you are definitely going to want to make these Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Rolls. Warm flaky crescent rolls are filled with a cream … [Read more...]

DIY Citrus Wreath Centerpiece

I am thrilled to share my most recent partnership with FloraCraft® Make It: Fun®. I am excited to join the FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® team as a brand ambassador and looking forward to sharing creative DIY projects with you each month.  For our first challenge we were asked to create something with the round wreaths. This Citrus Wreath Centerpiece just screams summer with its fresh, vibrant colors. I have to admit when we were first given the challenge to use the wreaths I panicked a little … [Read more...]

25 Easter Dessert Ideas

Easter is one of my favorite holidays to spend time with my family and friends, remembering the true meaning of the day and watching the kids' excitement. It also means lots of delicious foods, especially all the sweets! I have picked out 25 Easter Dessert Ideas that are prepared to amaze even the pickiest eaters.25 Easter Dessert Ideas Sugar cookies are always a great idea to have, especially with a kiss in the center.Easter Blossom Sugar Cookies Funfetti makes these blondies more … [Read more...]

Lemon Basil Sun Drop Cookies

What do you get when you take two vibrant summer flavors and combine them to create a sweet treat?  You get the most delicious Lemon Basil Sun Drop Cookies, of course!  Lemon and basil are a great flavor combination, but most people wouldn't think to combine them in cookies, but that's just what my mom and I did this weekend and the results are a delicious, sweet and tart cookie that taste just like a bright summer day. A few months ago I had the privilege of attending the Wilton Sweet Up … [Read more...]

Asparagus and New Potato Salad

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite springtime recipes, Asparagus and New Potato Salad.  This light and fresh side dish showcases both asparagus and new potatoes with a hint of lemon and thyme and will quickly become a favorite for dinner, outdoor entertaining or Easter Brunch. This recipe is an oldie I found in a cookbook my first year of married life and have tweaked over the years to make it my own signature dish. My parents had come up for a visit and we decided to take a trip down to … [Read more...]