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...]

Zucchini Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

zucchini cupcakes with caramel frosting

My friend Kristin shared this zucchini cupcake recipe with me.  She brought me two cupcakes to taste test because that's all that was left of the 24 she made.  Her boys devoured them and didn't have a clue they contained zucchini.  She had an overabundance of zucchini and was looking for new ways to use them.  She came across these zucchini … [Read more...]

DIY Lavender Lemon Lotion Bars

lavender lemon lotion bars

  These DIY Lavender Lemon Lotion Bars were created by Molly whose farm theme wedding I featured on my blog last week.  If you missed it, you can click on the link to see all of the fun details.   I thought these hen lotion bars were adorable and a fun favor for a party so I asked Molly if she would share the details on how she made … [Read more...]

Blueberry Stuffed French Toast

blueberry stuffed french toast

My friend Anne made this delicious Blueberry Stuffed French Toast for my family this summer.  I love french toast and I love breakfast dishes, but I don't enjoy making breakfast.  I'm not a get up and go morning person (just ask my husband).  I'm more of a lounge in my pajamas, drink coffee, journal, read and then eat breakfast about an hour later. … [Read more...]

My New Favorite Potato Chip-Wasabi Ginger

wasabi ginger potato chips

I hesitated to write a whole post on my new favorite potato chip, but these Wasabi Ginger Kettle Chips are that good.  I came across them while in the checkout line at Wal-Mart.  Those endcaps get me every time.  I'm one of those impulsive shoppers who spies a new product on an endcap and nine times out of ten throws into the cart.  If you like the … [Read more...]