Favorite Fall Entertaining Serveware

Fall Entertaining Serveware

I'm excited to introduce you all to Jessica from Pen N' Paper Flowers.  I met/stalked Jessica at the SNAP conference this past Spring.  I can't recall how I originally came across her blog, but it may have had something to with this amazing popcorn bar she created.  She is a party planner extraordinaire as well as a talented graphic designer and … [Read more...]

KC Holiday Mart 2014 Ticket Giveaway

holiday mart logo

There are many things I love about the Fall season and one of those things is the annual Kansas City Holiday Mart.  It's a fun-filled four-day shopping event sponsored by the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri.  The KC Holiday Mart features nearly 200 specialty retailers offering unique and oftentimes exclusive products and specialty gift … [Read more...]

Spicy Garlic Chex Mix

#spicy garlic chex mix

What is it about homemade Chex Mix that makes it taste so much better than the prepackaged stuff?  Don't get me wrong , I still buy the prepackaged mixes, but it really is quite easy to make.  If you googled Chex Mix you could probably find thousands of recipes for it.  My friend Anne shared this Spicy Garlic Chex Mix with us and we all loved it. … [Read more...]

Share and Organize Your Photos with Seahorse

Seahorse logo

  I recently learned about a new app called Seahorse which allows you to easily share photos with friends and family. What I love about Seahorse is that you can document everyday life or share photos from events or trips that you may not necessarily want the whole world to see right from your iPhone or Android phone.  Seahorse … [Read more...]

Non-Alcoholic White Sangria

non-alcoholic sangria

This non-alcoholic white sangria is a refreshing drink option for both kids and adults.   I love both red and white sangria and had clipped this recipe out of a magazine years ago.  I thought it would make a fun drink option for kids or adults who don't want the alcohol. It's basically a sparkling fruit juice topped with assorted fruits. Don't … [Read more...]

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins & A KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway

3 ingredient pumpkin muffins

I've teamed up with several bloggers to provide a KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway in the color of your choice.  I have a red KitchenAid Mixer that I love.  It makes mixing quick and easy.  These pumpkin muffins take about 5 min to mix and pour into a muffin tin.  I love making them throughout the fall season.  I do most of my baking in the fall and … [Read more...]

Advice from Longfellow

Longfellow quote

I've never been a huge fan of poetry, but I love this quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  There is so much wisdom in these four little lines. I'm a dreamer and I'm not a very patient person.  What I've learned is I  can't just dream something and wish for it to happen (although I really wish I had a magic wand).  I have to take actions every … [Read more...]

Sunflower Fields Forever

sunflower field

Instead of strawberry fields forever it is sunflower fields forever in Lawrence, Kansas.  The weather was gorgeous in the Kansas City area this past weekend so I took full advantage of being outside and enjoying it.  I had seen pictures of the sunflower field on Facebook, but wasn't exactly sure where it was located.  It turns out it's right down … [Read more...]

The Difference between Craft and Art

St Francis of Assisi quote

I recently read a quote out of the book Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach that resonated with me, " Love is the spiritual energy that induces elevation- the transcendent moment in creation when craft becomes art."  Performing everyday chores and projects can feel more like labor than love at times.  Although I love blogging and sharing my … [Read more...]

Manwich Dogs and Mini Sloppy Joes

Manwich Dogs and Mini Sloppy Joes

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I grew up eating Manwich Sloppy Joes and it's one of my family's most requested meals.  It's the only way I've ever made a Sloppy Joe.  Browning some ground beef and having a Manwich Night is one of the Easy Weeknight Meals in my rotating … [Read more...]