Sweet Treats

Refreshing Paloma Drink Recipe

paloma drink recipe

During the cold winter months I try to enjoy as much brightly colored citrus fruits as I can. Their vibrant colors brighten up the darkest days, and their fresh flavors bring to mind warmer places. We recently served these gorgeous Palomas at a dinner party, and they were a huge hit! With a punch of ruby red grapefruit and lime…

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DIY

Modern Floral DIY Valentine’s Wreath

DIY Valentine's Wreath

Now that the craziness of Christmas and New Year’s is over, I’m already looking forward to Valentine’s Day! It’s still over a month away, but I love adding pops of color to my home, and my kids get so excited when they come home from school to more decorations I’ve made. This modern DIY Valentine’s wreath that I crafted is…

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DIY

DIY – How To Make Felt Hearts

how to make felt hearts

I don’t know what it is about felt decorations, I find them so aesthetically pleasing. I especially love these cute felt hearts that I’ve seen used as hanging ornaments and used in garlands. And as the typical DIY-craft-lover that I am, I thought how hard can it be to make these myself? Answer: ridiculously easy. I’ll show you how to…

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Sweet Treats

Delicious and Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe

homemade caramel sauce recipe

If you want to impress your guests, serving up a homemade caramel sauce alongside dessert will do it. And once you’ve had homemade caramel sauce you’ll never go to store bought again. It’s simply delightful. And surprisingly easy! There are a few ways to make caramel sauce, most use water as the primary liquid, but the recipe I’m going to…

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Cakes

A Winter Treat: Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake

Meyer lemon bundt cake

January is the start of a new year, new beginnings, and new possibilities. It’s also the coldest, dreariest, and darkest month of the year. To brighten things up, I look forward to Meyer lemon season which starts around this time. If you haven’t baked with Meyer lemons before, get thee to a grocery store and buy these bad boys up,…

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Party Ideas

Build-Your-Own Taco Dinner Party

taco dinner party

‘Bar’ style parties continue to be a trendy and delicious way to get together with friends and family. Build your own pizza parties are super popular for both adults and kids, but for something a little different why not host a build your own taco dinner party. There are so many different types of tasty toppings, the possibilities are endless.…

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New Years Eve Balloon Popping Family Fun

New Years Balloon Popping Fun

Can you believe the year is almost over? We love New Years Eve and I try to make it a special night for our kids. A few years ago I started a new tradition where we fill balloons with fun activities for the family. Each balloon has a time written on the outside and when that time comes the kids…

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Party Ideas

Festive Holiday Tablescape

festive holiday tablepscape

I have never been that into tablescapes. When we host parties our friends usually bring their kids so dinner ends up being a bit of a free-for-all where everyone just grabs a plate, some food, and finds somewhere to sit and snack. But lately so many bloggers I follow have been posting their gorgeous holiday tablescapes so I felt inspired…

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Sweet Treats

Spiced Mulled White Wine Recipe

mulled white wine recipe

I’m a die-hard mulled red wine fan. Every Christmas for as long as I can remember my family has made traditional mulled red wine. It’s practically an institution. However, red wine gives my dear sister a headache and so she has had to miss out on mulled wine for many years. This year I looked for a mulled white wine…

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Sweet Treats

Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows Recipe

peppermint marshmallows recipe

If you’ve never made your own marshmallows before, prepare yourself to be amazed at how easy they are. And once you’ve tried one of these pillowy soft, flavorful treats you’ll be making them all the time. The flavor possibilities are endless; peppermint, vanilla, strawberry, earl gray, pineapple, etc. These cute little artisnal delights make great gifts and kids and adults…

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