Archive of ‘Miscellaneous’ category

1950’s Housewife Tea Party


I absolutely love retro styles and especially retro entertaining! Dinner parties, recipe clubs, gatherings with friends are such a fun and simple way to make memories and build community and friendships. With summer just around the corner, I decided to invite over a few girlfriends and celebrate warmer weather by holding my very own 1950’s Housewife Tea Party! Instead of a traditional sit down tea, I opted to serve Lipton iced tea and give the party a very slight tiki twist inspired by one of the new Lipton herbal tea flavors, Peach Mango. Imagine a tiki-style afternoon ladies’ gathering at June Cleaver’s house. (more…)

Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating Party

Everything you need to know to plan a STRESS FREE Valentine's Day cookie decorating party for toddlers. This play date party is a sweet way to celebrate Valentine's Day and a fun indoor activity for winter weather.

Had I read today’s post as little as 3 years ago, I would have thought I had lost my mind. Who invites 8 toddlers over to their house to play with frosting and sprinkles??? Apparently, I do. And it was fabulous. Even with making the cookies and frosting from scratch and dipping strawberries in chocolate for mamas, the whole Valentine’s Day cookie decorating party came together so easily, and everyone had a lovely time! Cleanup was surprisingly quick too thanks to a few tricks in the setup, so I even got to enjoy a cup of tea during nap. This is how you throw a party, darlings!  (more…)


The Project Christmas Cookbook is a collection of 20 holiday recipes perfect for the season. It's only $8, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the No Kid Hungry Campaign. Visit the blog for more information and to purchase. Thank you for sharing!

Hello darlings! This post doesn’t contain a recipe, but it is about a cause I am passionate about and a way I have chosen to give this holiday season and I hope you’ll take a moment to read a little more about the Project Christmas Cookbook and how it will spread a little cheer this holiday season. (more…)

Boo It Forward & A Chai Tea Caramel Corn Recipe

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Have you ever BOO’d someone? I learned about “booing” a few years ago from someone in our neighborhood, and it’s been something I’ve wanted to do since! I mean, I do leave little treats here and there for friends and neighbors, but this is so much more fun!  (more…)

My Thoughts on the GMO Labeling Act HR 1599

A food blogger and mother's heartfelt reaction to HR 1599.

This week, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill that prevents the labeling of GMO foods – H.R. 1599. This means that large companies can use genetically modified ingredients in food and sell, without a label, to consumers – even using words like “all natural” and “healthy” – neither of which have any legal standard for their use in food. I am heartbroken. I’m not sad because our diet is perfect, it’s not, but I try to make the best decisions I can for myself and my family, as I’m sure you do too, and this GMO Labeling Act makes it that much more difficult. (more…)

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