I’m rounding up my very favorite food pool floats, just in time for pool party season! You can’t attend a pool party these days without your fave floatie in tow!
Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is in a week? I can’t. I’m still trying to figure out where January went! As I get older, it seems that my days are more busy and time seems to pass a whole lot faster. It’s hard to remember to take in all of life’s little moments and appreciate them. But there is one thing that I’ll be appreciating this upcoming weekend…70 degree weather! I’m heading down to Las Vegas for an annual weekend trip with close friends and family and couldn’t be more thrilled to escape the snow and cold.
Getting out of town for the holidays is always more fun for me. I feel like it takes a lot of pressure off to plan really extravagant things and to just enjoy the people you’re with. Plus, who doesn’t like a change of scenery every once in a while?!
If you’re staying home and stressing over what to make for the loved ones in your life, I’m sharing a cute little project, that’s fun for the kids to make too!
These mini fruit bouquets are easy to make, super cute, and a lot less expensive than online options too. Plus, they’re healthy. Ok, maybe not exactly “healthy” but healthier. (Kinda hard to justify something dipped in milk chocolate, but, hey…fruit counts for something, right?)
There are a lot of things I want to do in 2016 and a lot of goals I want to meet. Whether or not you are someone that sets “resolutions” or goals for a new year, I still think it’s important to challenge yourself to try new things, break bad habits, or to make improvements to your daily lives, regardless of it being the beginning of a new year or not.
One of the things that I always try to do is to create little highlights in other people’s days. It can be as simple as sending a little note or putting together a care package, just because, to send their way. I’ve found that it can really cheer someone up when they’re having a bad day or when they just need a little pick me up. Plus, it couldn’t be more simple to do!
This year, one of the ways I’m going to go this is to send a birthday card to my friends and family in the mail. Yes, the ACTUAL mail. Not a birthday message on Facebook, not a text message, an actual card that is sent by way of USPS. Crazy, right? (Yes, that is sarcasm at it’s finest).
The days of sending sail mail are definitely behind us and I don’t want to lose out on the highlights that an actual piece of mail can bring. When our mailboxes are usually stuffed with ads, bills, and catalogs, it’s nice to get something else in the mail that you actually want to receive.
I’ve partnered up with Tiny Prints and we’d love to challenge you guys to do the same with the ‘Birthday Card Initiative’ this year for the people in your lives too!
It’s definitely an easy thing to do and I’m making it even easier for you to track all of your upcoming birthdays with a free birthday calendar printable that you can download and print too!
I don’t see pineapples going out of style anytime soon. They’ve been in the limelight for the last few years and I’m still just as much in love with them as I was when they first hit the scene. (I even have an entire pinterest board dedicated to them!)
Around this time of year, when my yard is covered in snow and I freeze just running out to get the mail, I always wonder why I didn’t book a vacation over the winter months. Sand, sun, and surf sure would be lovely to break up this below freezing weather. But, alas, I didn’t. And I’m still here. But, I can dream, right?
Fridays are already one of, if not the best, days of the week, but I’m totally about to make it that much better for you.
Gift lists can be daunting and one of the ones that I dread is the infamous “neighbor gift”. Do you guys gift things to your neighbors?
I’m not sure if “punny” neighbor gifts are only a Utah thing or if they are popular across the country, but I’m always trying to come up with a smart and cheap gift idea that I can pull together quickly. (Mostly because I forget and do it at the last minute!) But, puns always become involved every year somehow. Go figure. I blame Utah.
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I don’t know about you guys, but this time of year is when my schedule seems to get super packed. The universe just seems to sense the minute Halloween is over and the “holidays” come rolling in full steam ahead. Lots of family, friend, and work gatherings that are jam packed into a very busy two months.
It also seems like the same two months when I do more baking than any other time of the year! Not gonna lie…baking up festive holiday treats does get me into the holiday spirit, but it can also take A LOT of time to do, and depending on your gift list, can be a daunting task.
I know that making things “from scratch” is the preferred way to go, but guess what? It’s 2015 and most of us have lives to live besides slaving away in the kitchen. I am a huge believer in the semi-homemade method of baking and cooking and if I can make something easier on myself, I’m all for it. Especially if that way saves time and doesn’t sacrifice on taste!
Today’s recipe for semi-homemade mini pumpkin cream cheese bread, is definitely going to accomplish both of those things!
One of the many things you have to think about when entertaining is your drink menu. Even if it’s only a dinner party or having a few friends over for a holiday gathering, you still have to plan ahead and pick out some options for the sips to be served.
But with drinks, can also come spills, stains, and water rings on your furniture! Normal coasters leave me less than thrilled with the options out there, so I like thinking outside of the box and creating something that is not only easy to make, but also adds to the overall theme or look of the drink you’ll be serving!
With holiday events and thanksgiving right around the corner, I have been loving the rustic look of sliced birch wood. It adds to the “outdoorsy” feel of the weather and the season. But I wanted to add a small touch of glamour and elegance to them as well, so I created these easy DIY metallic birch coasters to use for my entertaining needs this year!
Tomorrow is National Beer day and barbecue season is going to be here before we know it! Today’s DIY project is going to make sure you are prepped and ready for your next beer adventure and will make you the hit of your next party too. BYOB never looked this good before! [Read more…]