Archive of ‘Miscellaneous’ category

Star Themed Boy Baby Shower

I participated in Mom Blog Tour Sweets & Snacks Expo (#MomBlogTourFFon behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers. I received Celebration by Frey products to facilitate my post, but my opinion and creative content are my own.
Tips, recipes, and inspiration for planning a star themed boy baby shower! * #ad #MomBlogTourFF

I’m going to be an aunt! After three years of being the only one in the family with kids, my girls are going to have a cousin! One of my sisters {G} is expecting her first little boy this October. I can’t wait to meet him next spring when we next travel to Florida! Even though I hadn’t been home from the hospital a week when she announced she was expecting, I offered to plan her baby shower. Every new mama deserves to be spoiled! I think her star themed boy baby shower turned out super cute, and so I’m sharing the party, and my planning tips with you in today’s post.  (more…)

Healthy Road Trip Snack Ideas

I participated in Mom Blog Tour Sweets & Snacks Expo (#MomBlogTourFFon behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers. I received Coleman Steak Snacks to facilitate my post, but my opinion and creative content are my own.

Vacation doesn't have to derail your health goals. Get ideas to help you pack healthy road trip snacks when you visit the blog. * #ad #MomBlogTourFF


The Godfather and I jokingly call ourselves “the circus”, and did so even before tiny humans. We move a lot for his job, and travel quite a bit on our own. In fact, we averaged it out and found we hit the road for an overnight trip about every three months. There are day trip adventures about once a month. The wanderlust is strong in our house. When we travel, we definitely enjoy our share of treat foods, but we also try to pack more nutritious snack options to balance treats, especially on days we won’t be as active and are just on the road.  (more…)

A Sweet Look at the National Confectioners Association

I attended the National Confectioners Association briefing as a participant of Mom Blog Tour Sweets & Snacks Expo (#MomBlogTourFF) on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Sweets & Snacks Expo. One of the highlights of the trip was a breakfast hosted by the National Confectioners Association (NCA) where I had the opportunity to learn firsthand about the candy industry here in the United States. It was such a great learning experience for me I decided to take a break from recipe sharing and instead, fill you in on what I learned and the new NCA initiative I’m so excited about.  (more…)

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…)

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