Fun Food Bar Ideas for Entertaining and Food Bar Tips

Fun Food Bar Ideas for Entertaining and Food Bar Tips

I am very lucky that my family gets together at least once a month. We celebrate birthdays and play card and board games and of course, we eat. What I have found is that my family loves interactive meals where they can build their own plates just the way they like them. This isn’t really new, I remember Grandma H making dinner each Monday night for all of us and when we would have something like chili she had a little of everything – chili with beans, chili without beans, hot dogs, spaghetti pasta, elbow macaroni, onions, cheese, saltine crackers, … Continue Reading →
DIY Minion Gift Wrap Instructions

DIY Minion Gift Wrap Instructions

My mom has been at it again with her super clever gift wrapping. This time she wrapped Colby’s gifts all to look like Minions! That was his theme for the birthday party too. Not only did Colby love the gift wrap, so did everyone at the party! I asked my mom to share the instructions so you could try your hand at it as well. Supplies Needed: yellow (Minion colored) plastic tablecloths black duck tape paper to print and/or cut out eyes glue dots Directions: Using the yellow tablecloth, double wrap your package. While normally Mom uses the super cheap … Continue Reading →
What is your storage style? Take the quiz to find out!

What is your storage style? Take the quiz to find out!

(Family Features) Storage has style? Really? Of course it does. And when it comes to tackling storage projects, don’t skimp on creating the style that best suits your personality. “Creative, attractive and functional storage can give any home a refreshing lift,” says Scott Davis, ClosetMaid’s VP of Product Development and Marketing. “Whether it’s a master closet, linen closet, entry way closet or simply decorative storage, select a style that reflects you.” Regardless of your preference, there are a variety of storage solutions to create the perfect look for you. Not sure of your storage style? The experts at ClosetMaid offer … Continue Reading →
Guest Bedroom Essentials

Guest Bedroom Essentials

During the holiday season many of us have overnight guests. A few extra touches can make them feel welcomed and comfortable during their stay. Here are some ideas from BoomBox Network #BBNShops to get you started. Disclosure: The items listed contain affiliate links and I have been compensated for sharing this information. Custom blanket – Customize this blanket any way you like, maybe with the word “Welcome” on it even. Or, you could use your guests monogram and when they are leaving let them know they get to keep the blanket to take home as a gift. Order it here. … Continue Reading →
Luxe Gold Accents to Dress Up the Holidays

Luxe Gold Accents to Dress Up the Holidays

Gold accents can dress up your home and table for the holidays but the great thing is that you can use them any time of the year when you want a touch of luxe. BoomBox Network (#BBNShops) has put together this collection of luxe gold accents for us (disclosure – I am compensated for sharing this information and the links are affiliate links) to create that elegant feel this holiday season. While some items you definitely want to buy, don’t forget that a can of gold spray paint can really dress up some inexpensive it3ems you may already have around … Continue Reading →
Pomegranate Blueberry Frosted Sangria Recipe

Pomegranate Blueberry Frosted Sangria Recipe

Having a party this holiday season? Instead of individual cocktails why not try mixing up a big batch of Pom-Blueberry Frosted Sangria for your guests. You can easily make this ahead of time and multiply the recipe for as much as you need. This sangria would be great in a giant serving container with a spout too on a buffet tablet. The recipe calls for a dry red wine, I would recommend looking for a Spanish Garnacha (Grenache) for this, or any, sangria that you make. Are you a fan of sangrias? What is your favorite combo? BONUS CODE WORD: … Continue Reading →
Halloween Decorating with Kids

Halloween Decorating with Kids

    Halloween and kids just go together so well, like spiders and their webs! While we may see tons of fancy Halloween decorations on Pinterest, generally those are not kid-friendly projects. This year keep things a little simpler and really include the kids in decorating for Halloween. Remember that the end result is not always the goal when spending time with our kids on projects like this, it is more about the time spent together and the memories made. I’m working with BOOMbox Network (#BBNshops) right now and we have a great roundup of simple items that can make … Continue Reading →
Lots of ideas for Easter and Spring Celebrations

Lots of ideas for Easter and Spring Celebrations

For those of you celebrating Easter or any Springtime celebrations I wanted to remind you that I have lots of Easter Ideas and Spring Ideas on my Pinterest board. These are generally not religious items, although Easter is a religious holidays for many. To me Easter is celebrating the spring though and so I still love all the eggs and bunnies and such.   My board has lots of ideas for Easter dinner recipes, Easter brunch recipes, bunny crafts, Easter basket tips, decorating Easter eggs, spring cocktails, spring decorating ideas, activities for the kids, and lots of craft projects for … Continue Reading →
Super Bowl Snack Hacks [infographic]

Super Bowl Snack Hacks [infographic]

Happy Saturday! Tomorrow is Super Bowl so you know I had to share an infographic this week somehow related to the game. I thought this one with Super Bowl Snack Hacks was a lot of fun! I do not know if I will watch the game or not, if I do it will be at home and I will root for the Denver Broncos. Who are you rooting for? Or are you doing something other than watching the game? Super Bowl Snack Hacks Infographic via Foody Direct Continue Reading →
Big Game Day Cocktail Recipes: Go Beyond Beer

Big Game Day Cocktail Recipes: Go Beyond Beer

The Super Bowl is this Sunday and beer is the choice of many to drink during the big game. I am encouraging you all to go beyond beer though with some of these great cocktails perfect for watching football. Thanks to Deussen for the recipes and photos! Red Zone Punch In football the red zone is the area on the field between the goal line and the 20 yard line. You want your team their because their chances of scoring are better there! 1 bottle of Sobieski Vodka (750 ml) 8 oz. orange liqueur 6 oz. orange juice 8 oz. … Continue Reading →