Sea Salt and Caramel Hot Chocolate on a Stick


If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!No matter how hard I try or how sleep deprived I am, I just cannot get myself to drink coffee.  My husband is an addict and makes his fancy espressos every morning and I wish that I could make myself […]

Easiest Manicure Ever with Giveaways!


I know that I use the word “obsessed” a lot…I fall in love easily and just can’t help myself.  But this time I really, truly, 100% am head over heels bewitched by Jamberry nail wraps. My first experience with Jamberry was when I went to Haven in July.  In a room full of hundreds of […]

DIY Ornament Initial Wreath


I have to confess that I am basically just brushing past Thanksgiving this year and moving straight on to Christmas.  As you may remember, we aren’t really celebrating a traditional Thanksgiving this year and, well I just love Christmas.  So I’ve been busy working on some new projects and holiday crafts to decorate my home […]

Home Office Makeover…Beautiful Mint, Gray & Coral Transformation


Holy goodness, this project has been such a long time in the making.  When we moved into our home three years ago I immediately claimed the formal dining room as my space.  I set it up as my craft room, but at the time I didn’t own much in the way of furniture to make up […]

Pumpkin Cranberry Cheesecake


Okay, so I know that I said that I wasn’t cooking a traditional Thanksgiving meal this year, but that doesn’t mean that I have to miss out on dessert, does it?  ‘Cause if so, then I might just be tempted into cooking a turkey! Especially if that meant that I was able to scarf down […]

What Veteran’s Day Means to Me


There are always multiple days a year that are marked on my calendar at home that represent me taking extra time that day to think about our military.  Whether it be the day a friend died in combat, my husband’s service anniversary, the date of an upcoming deployment or, if I am lucky, the evening […]

Easy and Adorable Thanksgiving Turkey Place Cards


Some of you may have read that my husband recently deployed, so my kids and I are having a very relaxed Thanksgiving meal this year.  In fact, we don’t even plan on actually having a Thanksgiving dinner.  We are instead having a great big brunch followed by lots of afternoon game day snacks as we […]

Littlest Pet Shop Screening Party and the Yummiest Italian Cream Soda Recipe


“I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Littlest Pet Shop. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. Holy cow, my two daughters were so darn excited to host a Littlest Pet Shop screening party with their best friends.  They were literally jumping up and […]

Ghoulishly Fun Halloween Dinner


We had a hard weekend here at my house.  My husband deployed on Saturday afternoon and the kids and I were all feeling pretty down and out and basically throwing ourselves a big ol’ pity party.  We needed something fun and we needed it quick! Eating eyeballs changed their moods and brought smiles (and a […]

Tips for Gorgeous Gourmet Apples – Learn From my Mistakes, People!


I have a slight obsession with apples.  I eat at least one, every single day.  When I was in Europe on vacation recently, I had withdrawals because I went two weeks without a single apple.  It is kind of ridiculous but oh so true. When my mom was in town recently we decided to make some […]