Three Cheese Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Three Cheese Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

We eat a lot of chicken in this house. We all love chicken. The challenge is to come up with new recipes so that we never get tired of eating chicken and with the launch of Pinterest years ago, that never seems to be a challenge. I saw a great recipe for Buffalo Chicken Wings a few weeks ago and it got me to thinking that this would also make a great recipe for leftover chicken. I wanted to make {Read More}

De-Cluttering Your House 101 ~ 5 Places to Start Right Now!

Beautiful input in a modern cottage from a brick

In some ways, a house is much like an internet browser. There’s an interesting page, it gets bookmarked and then is forgotten about. Months go by and one remembers that interesting cake recipe that was bookmarked. So the bookmark page is opened up and there it is. Somewhere. Somewhere it is buried amidst 150 other bookmarks. Houses do the exact same things; or actually, people do it to houses. Things get saved and tucked away because, ‘this will come in {Read More}

The Ultimate Collection of Recipes Celebrating Julia Child


Before I was interested in cooking, the parodies of Julia Child on Saturday Night Live made me laugh and laugh. I thought that she was funny and the people who portrayed her were funny as well. However after a while I figured out that she must be someone pretty important if they had her on television. Years later I happened to catch her on show and I was fascinated. I found her fascinating and all things cooking suddenly seemed more {Read More}

Fresh Blackberry Mint Mojito

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Blackberries begin to ripen in early summer, and as the warm days go on they become more and more bountiful. We have picked blackberries several times and once the kids eat their fill, I always make certain to freeze several portions so that we have them later in the summer as well. Blackberries work well in many recipes. They bake as well as they freeze and can also be used to make a delicious jam. Blackberries are sweet with strong, {Read More}

Carter’s Fall Style on Trend Fashion for Kids + $50 #CartersFallStyle Giveaway

Ath Leisure

This year, I have partnered with Carter’s for back-to school apparel for my youngest daughter. Asthe largest branded marketer of young children’s apparel in the U.S., the company owns two of the best known and trusted brands in children’s apparel: OshKosh B’gosh and Carter’s. Both are brands that my entire family knows and loves. I wore Carter’s as a child. Carter’s is a global, multi-channel business that sell over 400 million pieces of children’s clothes each year operating 500 Carter’s {Read More}

Stir Fry Asian Beef with Broccoli #EasyCookingWithPam

Stir Fry Beef with Broccoli

This is a sponsored post on behalf of ConAgra. We are lovers of stir fry in this house. We make it at least once per week and sometimes more. I love to make them with chicken or beef but I especially like that it is a great way to get some vegetables into my kids without a lot of complaint. I can put anything over rice with this sauce and they love it. We also always use PAM Cooking Spray {Read More}

DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub {PRINTABLE LABELS}

Brown Sugar Body Scrub DIY in Process

I have been having lots of fun making my own sugar scrubs this past year. I have been experimenting with different ingredients and textures to see how great my skin can look. I love coconut oil and I really love the benefits that it provides to my skin. This brown sugar scrub is perfect for use every few days or at least once a week. Exfoliates the body plus leaves your skin looking and smelling amazing! DIY BROWN SUGAR BODY {Read More}

Summer Essentials from Rite Aid ~ 5 Under $25 @RiteAid #RiteAid #Summer

Rite Aid 5 Under $25 Summer Products

I am a beauty products junkie! I love trying and testing new items as soon as they come out. I really cannot get enough! However, I have some of my old standy products that I tend to use daily and those don’t really change unless they are discontinued (Hello Revlon Nude Slip Lip Gloss – I am talking to you!). Rite Aid challenged us to pick three products under $25 but I just had to pick 5. As long as {Read More}

DIY Wooden Crate Lemonade Stand

DIY Wooden Crate Lemonade Stand

Hot summer days and bored kids leave you looking for things to do and ways to cool down. Ice cold lemonade from your very own lemonade stand can help you with both of these. Give the kids a little extra pocket money with a lesson in entrepreneurship.   This lemonade stand was pretty inexpensive to put together, and only took about half an hour to build once I had gathered all my supplies. The counter can be covered in a pretty {Read More}

DIY Quick & Easy Chair Upcycle {Step-by-Step Tutorial}

DIY Quick & Easy Chair Upcycle

I love crafting with used things that people throw out. Chairs like that can usually be had for less than $10 at yard sales. It takes a small amount of money to completely make it your own. Check out how we transformed this chair into something we proudly display in our house.   DIY QUICK & EASY CHAIR UPCYCLE SUPPLIES NEEDED: Old chair Paint of your choice (spray or roll on will do) Medium Grade sandpaper Screwdriver Staple gun, staples {Read More}

Dressing My Fashionista for Back to School with @KidzBloom

KidzBloom Back-to-School Outfit

My girl’s are lovers of fashion. They shop at many stores every year to complete their looks and they are only 7 and 9. I cannot imagine their teenage years. This year we are working with KidzBloom to style the perfect outfit and I think that we managed to do it. After shopping the KidzBloom website, I picked out several items that can take your child from summer to fall (and maybe even a lighter winter) with a few, simple {Read More}

Effortless Summer Style – My Go To Summer Outfit #fashion

Effortless Summer Style Polyvore Creation Breakdown

We all probably have some clothing that we like best, right? I know that I do. In fact, my sister calls it my uniform. I tend to gravitate towards particular clothes during each season. I will add some trendier pieces in if I can but I haven’t been doing a very good job of finding my own style. This summer I decided that would not happen any more. I wanted a go to outfit that was perfect for shopping, going {Read More}