You’re Invited: Make & Take Winery Event!

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclosure .
Young Living Essential Oils Winery Event

You know what sounds lovely right about now? How about sipping wine overlooking a vineyard and making homemade spa products with a few friends? Well that's EXACTLY what I'm inviting you to do next weekend, for FREE! If you don't live within driving distance of the event, no worries, I have a way you can "attend" as well (read on!) What's a Make & Take? It's a chance to make your own spa products and take them home-- all supplies and directions are provided for you. We'll be making … [Read more...]

“Hamburger” Cupcakes {Fun Food Hack for Tailgating or Bake Sales}

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclosure .
Shhhh... these burgers have a secret. They're not burgers! They're delicious cupcakes!

My neighbor stopped over yesterday with the cutest little cupcakes I ever did see-- miniature hamburger cupcakes!  Not only would these be adorable party treats but also a kickin' tailgating snack. Turst me, make these and they'll declare you WINNER of the school bake sale. They were so lifelike that at first my son, who's very anti-hamburger, said "no thank you".  But once his sister dove in and started eating layers of cupcake and brownie he soon changed his tune. While they look super … [Read more...]

Oatmeal with Quinoa Breakfast Recipe {Gluten-Free}

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclosure .
Breakfast Oatmeal with Quinoa-- delicious, gluten-free, and healthy too!

I've been on a gluten-free journey for a year and a half now. I say 'journey', because I sure haven't been perfect with it. The truth is, when I'm eating a gluten-free diet I feel great and when I'm sneaking in gluten I fee terrible. The evidence is pretty clear: for me, gluten-free is the way to go. Perhaps the meal that's most difficult to tailor to my diet (I'm also egg and dairy free, sadly) is breakfast. So when I was challenged to come up with a recipe using Udi's new line of Ancient … [Read more...]

EVERYTHING You Need to Know About Freezer Meals

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclosure .
EVERYTHING you need to know about freezer meals! Tips, recipes, lists, and more!

Cooking meals this summer was easy. I basically stocked chicken, fish, sausage and veggies in the fridge and we grilled out every night that we were home. All the other meals were eaten out-- usually by the pool, and for me through a straw (cocktails, y'all). ;-) All that's about to change as school starts up and seasons change, and to be honest, I'm kinda glad-- for now. However, this fall is proving to be no less busy than summer was so I need to get my ACT together. The idea of prepping my … [Read more...]

Faux Mantel Diaries: The 5 Minute Display Shelf

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclosure .
Faux Mantel Display Shelf-- Quick way to create your own 'mantel' for seasonal decor and photo display!

This is the time of year when all you fancy people loooooove to showcase your gorgeous homes with seasonal decor strategically placed along wide, beautiful mantels. I see your cozy fireplaces topped with perfectly decorated shelves, rotating from pumpkins and gourds to turkey feathers and wheat stalks to evergreen swags and hurricane vases filled with cranberries. WHY YOU GOTTA BRAG LIKE THAT? Some of us don't have fireplace mantels. Or, I should clarify: some of us have mantels but this … [Read more...]