5 Summer BBQ Party Tips and a Giveaway

5 Summer BBQ Party Tips and a Giveaway

Here it is July already! This upcoming weekend there will be lots of grilling and barbecuing happening to celebrate 4th of July and the summer season. The oh-so-nice folks at Pepto-Bismol have shared five great tips to make your party great and they are even giving one of my readers a fun Pepto Party Pack! (Disclosure: I get a gift pack to from Pepto. Opinions are totally my own) Enlist … Continue Reading →
Easy Gift Wrap Idea

Easy Gift Wrap Idea

Today we celebrated my nephew, Colby, turning two! Time sure goes fast. We had a party at the park with all of the family and it was a wonderful time. My mom once again was so clever in her gift wrapping. I cannot believe how many ideas she comes up with. This one is really easy and even if you think you are not a good wrapper, you can do … Continue Reading →
Show Your Team Color Food Coloring Guide for Ravens and 49ers

Show Your Team Color Food Coloring Guide for Ravens and 49ers

McCormick shared this great info on how to use food coloring to show your team colors on game day. You do not have to spend a fortune buying things from the bakery or store premade to get the fun colors. Use these color recipes instead. Baltimore Ravens Colors: Purple and Black Purple Cake Mix Add 35 drops Neon Purple Food Color + 20 drops Neon Blue Food Color to 1 … Continue Reading →
Loaded Baked Potato Dip

Loaded Baked Potato Dip

This is definitely a splurge recipe, but it is delicious! I made this to take to my mom and dad’s house on Christmas and everyone loved it. There is no potato in the dip, it’s just all the yummy stuff you put on a baked potato. We served this with Ruffles potato chips. You really need a nice hearty chip like this for this dip which is fairly thick. I … Continue Reading →
Drinks for the Party

Drinks for the Party

Instead of giving you a specific drink recipe this Friday I thought I would offer some advice on how much to buy for your party if folks will be drinking alcohol. While we all want our guests to have a good time, you are not a bar and you do not have to have every kind of beer and alcohol under the sun. Obviously there is no exact amount because … Continue Reading →
Super Fast Christmas Decorating Ideas

Super Fast Christmas Decorating Ideas

Until yesterday morning, I was totally under the impression I had an additional week until Christmas was here. Then I heard 5 shopping days – UH OH! That knocked me into reality quickly. As I am writing this I still have several gifts to buy, I need to do all the stockings, our tree is up but without any lights or ornaments on it, not one cookie has been baked, … Continue Reading →
Fun with Lit’l Smokies and Giveaway (Little Smokies)

Fun with Lit’l Smokies and Giveaway (Little Smokies)

So it is not a party without Lit’l Smokies, right? I know here in St. Louis anything made with Lit’l Smokies seems to be a party food favorite. The folks at Hillshire Farm sent me some ideas and coupons to try them out. I played around with these the other night and wanted to share. I added in a few of my own ideas too. All of the recipes/instructions for … Continue Reading →
2013 Color of the Year EMERALD

2013 Color of the Year EMERALD

Pantone announced the 2013 Color of the Year, Emerald Green. I like this far better than the 2012 color, Tangerine Tango. I think (hope) we are painting our family room soon and redecorating just a tad so I may try to include some emerald green even. For my blogging buddies the Emerald Green RBG codes are Red/0, Green 152, Blue/116. And the HTML value is #009B77. To find out more … Continue Reading →
Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids

I have seen an abundance of spooky decorations and ghoulish recipes this year for Halloween, but oddly enough not as many craft ideas for kids so far. I went to search some out to share. Most kids really love doing crafts – for them the process is really much more important than the final result. Sometimes it may be a bit messy, but those memories will be strong for your … Continue Reading →
Halloween Food Ideas

Halloween Food Ideas

My mom is the big Halloween fan in our family and holds the annual party. Even though I do not have my own party I still love looking at all the fun and creepy ideas for Halloween foods and treats. I thought I would share a few of my favorites. Some of these Halloween foods are cute, some of the Halloween food is just gross looking! Yikes! Pick what will … Continue Reading →