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How To Make Smore Brownies with Golden Grahams

How to make smore brownies using golden grahams – the fudgy brownies are layered with toasted marshmallows, melted chocolate, and crunchy Golden Graham cereal.

Fudgy Marshmallow Brownie Smores with Golden Grahams

In my church I get the privilege of teaching the 16-18 year old girls every Sunday. I love seeing their pretty faces each week! Along with each lesson I try my hardest to bring them a little treat. There is nothing better than sugar and feeling the SPIRIT.  Right? I sent out a text to get an idea of what they wanted and the majority text back saying BROWNIES! A crowd pleaser for sure but I couldn’t just make boring normal fudge brownies. I decided to give them a SMORE twist and IT WAS DELICIOUS! They ate every crumb and requested again. So if these brownies passed the picky teenage girl test than you know they’ve got to be good.… Read more

Rainbow Cloud Donuts for St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

Rainbow Cloud Donuts – make breakfast this St. Patrick’s Day COLORFUL and yummy all at the same time using just fruit loops and powdered donuts!

Rainbow Cloud Donuts for St. Patrick's Day

It’s that time again! The week of rainbows, pots of gold, wearing green and building little leprechaun traps is upon us. Though I have never made a great leprechaun trap I make up for it in the food department. Every year for St.Patrick’s Day I have always made rainbow pancakes for breakfast. My family loves them. However, I’m going to switch it up a little and make these darling rainbow cloud donuts for them. Serve it with a glass of milk and a side of fruit and bacon and you have a sweet and hearty breakfast for your family!

Rainbow Cloud Donuts

How to Make Rainbow Cloud Donuts

– a Box of Fruit Loops Cereal

– a Bag of Powdered Donuts

– Pipe Cleaners

Take your pipe cleaners and cut them however long you want your rainbow to be.… Read more

How to make Snowman Sacks

Snowman Sacks – a sack filled to the brim with fun snowman decorating accessories!

These Snowman Sacks are filled with all the accessories you need to decorate your snowman!

How dang CUTE are these little Snowman Sacks?

It might seem a little strange that this Arizona girl is sharing a cute snowman idea when I don’t live in a snowy place! However, I feel justified since the rest of the country is covered in snow! My mom made these Snowman Sacks and gave them to all of us kids for Christmas one year. Sadly, my little family has only been able to use it a handful of times when we lived in Ohio. But I’ve held onto it just in case we ever visit a winter wonderland. My poor kids are snow deprived and pray for snow everyday. Poor little things.

These would make darling gifts for family, friends, or neighbors who love to play out in the snow!… Read more

Gift Guide for Guys 2016

Don’t get me wrong – the holidays are wonderful and magical but I’m not gonna lie…it’s a little stressful for me. Why? Because I am married to the most practical, logical man in the world!!  Love him dearly but MAN does he make my job as the gift giver HARD! If he doesn’t need it, he’s not going to want it. If he happens to have 2 of something SEMI similar, he throws one of them away! Which makes it impossible for me to buy him (or surprise him!) with a thoughtful , unique gift.  So for all of you who are in the same boat as me I brainstormed for a few gift giving ideas that I think your man will LOVE!

  This post was sponsored by JORD watches but all opinions are my own.

1) JORD Wood Watch


When I received this  wood watch in the mail I literally gasped at how GORGEOUSLY  it was packaged.… Read more

DIY Felt Christmas Trees with Holly Berries

DIY Felt Christmas Trees – these sweet little trees cost me around $10 to make and they look so festive on my buffet table.

My FIRST DIY Christmas post of the season!! Yay!! I might be on top of Christmas over here on the blog but as for my house…well, that’s  different story 🙂  If you follow me on Instagram, I have been showing my “stories” of the never ending pile of Christmas decor that I need to put up. I need to kick it into gear over here! One of the things I can’t wait to display are these cute little trees I made last year but never posted about. The green and red are just super classic and can pretty much go with any type of decor style.


Materials needed to make DIY Felt Christmas Trees:

– 4 inch wood dowel
– 2 circle wood pieces
1.… Read more

Over-sized Santa Letter Wood Sign

Over sized Vintage Santa Letter Wood Sign

44 more days until CHRISTMAS!! Can you believe it? I think this weekend we will be pulling all the Christmas decorations out and I cannot WAIT! Do you already have your Christmas decorations up? I used to be a big defender of not putting up Christmas until AFTER Thanksgiving but I have changed my tune. Christmas is so magical and brings in the spirit of gratitude automatically with its glowing twinkle lights and sentimental pieces of decor scattered around the house.

I designed this sign last year in hopes to create a sentimental decor piece that we could display each year for the years to come! See you add YOUR family last name and address to go in the return address section! I love how unique and personalized this sign is and can be yours RIGHT NOW!… Read more

Happy Halloween 2016

Party City Halloween Costumes

Did you all survive Halloween? Talk about a Halloween hangover over here 🙂 Who thought having Halloween on a school night was okay?? It’s not! Haha! We had so many parties that we went to this year. School parties, church parties, friend parties. Sure, it’s a lot of work but I feel good about it because they actually get to wear their costumes more than once.

Here was my cute crew this year…CAT WOMAN, QUEEN OF HEARTS, and a POLICE OFFICER. This year we gathered with our friends who live on our street (have I ever told you how fantastic my neighbors are? It’s the best street/neighborhood in the WORLD! Anyways, we ate pizza and root beer and took lots of cute pictures. After dinner it was time to hit the streets! This year was weird for me. It was the first year that I didn’t have to “help” take my littles up to the door.… Read more

Princess Kate DIY Halloween Costume

Princess Kate DIY Halloween Costume – I mean COME ON…who doesn’t want to be Princess Kate Middleton?

princess-kate-halloween-costume-for-pinterestShe’s beautiful. She’s glamorous. She’s a total class act. And she’s a PRINCESS for crying out loud! All the more reasons why we should all want to be a Princess Kate Middleton once in our lifetime. My Avery has a slight obsession with the princess (as most of us do). So last year she really wanted to be PRINCESS KATE and you can’t be Princess Kate if you aren’t wearing a stylish English fascinator.  We were inspired by this cream floral fascinator she wore once at a public appearance. The clean, sculptural lines, with surprise flowers peeking out from under a slightly upturned brim was perfect for Avery to wear. Some of those fascinators can get a little crazy with their designs.kate-middleton-fascinator-halloweenI can see a resemblance 🙂 I can’t even tell you the confident attitude she sported around while in this costume.… Read more

Halloween Decor 2016

With only 2 weeks left until Halloween, my decorations are finally up! Insert my high kick, YES! We went on vacation for fall break last week and I wish I would have had it all put up before we left but oh well. There’s always next year to be on time.
Halloween Decorations for my buffet table.

I LOVE decorating for Halloween! If you were to put my Halloween storage bins next to my Christmas storage bins, there is a clear winner. I have so much Halloween decor. As you all know black and white is my jam and that’s what’s on trend when it comes to Halloween decor so I just can’t help myself from buying EVERYTHING!


Here’s the thing…I don’t have a lot of space to decorate so sometimes I feel like it’s too much going on in a tiny space but what do you do?… Read more

Witch Better Have My Candy Sign

Witch Better Have My Candy Wood Sign.

Witch Better Have My Candy

How cute is this sign? It makes me laugh every time I walk by it in my living room! The sign is a play on the popular Rihanna song and I promise the tune will stick in your head all day long. You can find this bright orange, black, and purple sign in my Etsy shop here. Halloween is just a little over 2 weeks today so order soon if you would need this to sit next to your candy bowl! Be sure to keep checking out my Instagram because I’m hosting a few  giveaways for the upcoming holidays!


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Witch Mix: a sweet and salty mix perfect for any Halloween party!

Halloween Witch Mix

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Gluten Free Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Chicken and Bacon

Gluten Free Mac 'n' Cheese with Chicken and Bacon

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sprouts. All opinions are entirely my own.

Gluten Free Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Chicken and Bacon – This hearty gluten free meal is a family favorite dish in our home. The creamy cheese sauce mixed with the rotisserie chicken, shredded cheddar cheese and bacon gives this dish the best flavor.

Today I’ve got an easy recipe that you’ll want to add to your meal rotation ASAP. I love it when I find a new recipe that the whole family enjoys and asks for again and again. My kids LOVE Mac ‘n’ Cheese and could eat it for every meal. This recipe gives a little variety to the basic pasta and cheesy sauce. It’s so tasty! And I must confess that I feel like a super mom whenever I can sneak some wholesome protein in here and there.… Read more

Witch Mix: Halloween Party Food


Witch Mix – the perfect blend of candy corns, peanuts, and M & M’s every witch will love.

The other day on my Instagram account I asked my friends if they were fans of candy corn or not. Most commented saying that they either did not like them or if they did like them they could only have a few to eat because they are so sugary. I, on the other hand, LOVE candy corns and can eat them by the handfuls. My sweet tooth never let’s me down 🙂

Peanuts, candy corns, and M & M's for a yummy fall treat.

This combination of peanuts, candy corns, and M & M’s is quite possibly the most delicious combo ever. You have the sweetness and the salty, the peanut flavor, and the chocolate goodness all mix together in one handful. I make this irresistible snack mix every Fall for my family and friends.… Read more