Chicken Salad Roll Ups

chicken salad roll ups

My friend Kristin made these chicken salad roll ups for a lunch I hosted this past Spring.  They are very tasty and would make a nice light summer meal when you don't feel like turning on the stove or firing up the grill.  I love a good chicken salad that isn't swimming in mayonnaise.   Kristin developed this recipe after searching for a chicken … [Read more...]

10 Things to Do With Travel Photos & Memorabilia

10 things to do with travel photos

I returned from our family vacation to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore this week, and I'm excited to do something with all of my travel photos.  The only problem is finding the time to do it along with the other projects on my to do list.  I hope you enjoy these 10 ideas of things to do with your vacation photos and memorabilia.  They range from … [Read more...]

Thistlewood Farm’s Favorite Home Decor Finds

thistlewood collage

I've been following the blog Thistlewood Farm for over a year and I'm always amazed at the DIY projects that KariAnne creates.  She has a great eye for decorating and I love her cozy farmhouse style. She recently renovated this amazing beach house bedroom. I love sharing my favorite finds and asked KariAnne if she would share some of her … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp & Couscous

#lemon basil grilled shrimp & couscous

This recipe for lemon basil grilled shrimp and couscous comes from the June/July issue of Taste of Home. I love burgers, hot dogs and steaks on the grill, but in the heat of the summer I also want dishes that are light and fresh. The basil and lemon dressing is easy to mix up and gives the shrimp and couscous a fresh citrus flavor. If you've … [Read more...]

Splurge Vs. Steal Lip Balms

#splurge vs. steal lip balms

     Splurge vs. Steal Lip Balms by dpasco featuring lip treatments Lip treatment / Maybelline® Baby Lips® Moisturizing Lip ... : Target I love a good splurge versus steal.  I have shared some of my favorite lip balms in the past HERE.  Fresh Sugar is one of those.  It glides onto your lips smoothly, has a nice scent and leaves a hint of color. … [Read more...]

Sweet & Sour Chinese Dip

sweet & sour chinese dip

My friend Jamie made this Chinese dip for a Super Bowl party and it was a huge  hit especially with the teenagers.  You know a dip is good when a half hour into the party most of it is gone.  The word spread it was good, and luckily I was able to snag a taste of it before it disappeared. Her kids request it all the time and it's also a favorite of … [Read more...]

Phone Photography Love

New York City skyline

On my recent trip to New York City I was amazed at how many people were taking pictures with their phones rather than a camera.   Actually, the majority of people were using a phone.  I also used a phone to capture memories of my trip instead of lugging around my big Cannon T3i.  I have a small Cannon Elph which I brought along with me, but because … [Read more...]

Molasses Grilled Pork Tenderloin

grilled pork tenderloin

s This molasses grilled pork tenderloin recipe is a family favorite.  It comes from one of my favorite cookbooks Southern Living's Easy Weeknight Favorites.   The pork tenderloin sets in the molasses marinade for 8 hours or more which gives it a little sweetness.  My husband went a little heavy on the marinade and poured it over the top of the … [Read more...]

United States Flag Etiquette

#american flag

One of the joys of living in the United States are the freedoms we have as a nation.  My friend Cindy is a veteran and asked if I'd share some of the mistakes people make regarding the proper care and hanging of the American Flag.  I am one of those people who didn't necessarily know all of the rules so I felt it best Cindy share her knowledge and … [Read more...]

Pretty Well Organized’s Favorite Organization Finds

#organization products

I love a good find and I love when bloggers share some of their favorite products. I asked Wendy from Pretty Well Organized to share a few of her favorite organization finds. I met Wendy at the SNAP Conference I attended back in the Spring.  I am impressed with how she is able to work full time and run a blog with a toddler at home and another baby … [Read more...]