DIY Minion Party Favors

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This post contains affiliate links. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. Affiliate links do not affect the purchase price of anything you might buy. We're movie goers. We often take the kids to see the latest release on opening weekend. It's our "thing." I try not to think about the serious cash that we're putting out to see these films, especially when upgrading to IMAX or 3D. Fortunately we live near a theater that allows outside food within reason, so I defray our costs by creating little goodie bags and themed treat boxes to take … [Read more...]

Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Bars Recipe

Reeses Peanut Butter Bars Feature

I have been cleaning and tossing like a mad woman for the last month or so. If you follow me on social, you may already know that I have donated about 20 bags to the local thrift outlet. I am trying so much harder to use what I have, as opposed to hitting the store. I have two areas in my house left to tackle - my kitchen and my craft studio. Yikes! You can imagine why they're the last on the list... I am working through the kitchen one cupboard at a time. I just tackled my baking cupboard. Overall it was more a clean-up and organize than a toss, but I did find a cake mix just about to … [Read more...]

Show + Tell No 175

How's everyone doing?! We're coming off a holiday week here in Utah - Pioneer Day is a pretty big deal. My week/weekend was chock full of personal fun, but was a little quiet around here on the blog. You know what that means, there's a lot going on this week 'round these parts. Be sure to check out the awesome $600 PayPal giveaway I shared this morning and come back tomorrow to check out a super-simple dessert recipe that takes minutes, but feeds a crowd. On to Show + Tell... Welcome to another fun week of Show + Tell. It’s time to ooh and awe over amazing creations. Everyone loves … [Read more...]

$600 PayPal Giveaway


Happy Monday everyone. It's been a while since I've hosted a giveaway and I thought this $600 PayPal giveaway would be a fun way to celebrate my readers mid-summer! I've partnered up with a few of my favorite bloggers to help make this happen and would love for you to meet them... … [Read more...]

10 DIY Gifts for Girlfriends

10 Great DIY Gifts for Girlfriends Feature

There's nothing better than a giggle with your girlfriends. Nothing. I never would have guessed that I would meet so many amazing friends through blogging and form such deep, long-lasting friendships. I truly count myself among the lucky. Though those are the friendships you most often hear about when I refer to people here on the blog, link to a friends book release or similar. I actually have wonderful girlfriends from high school, college and my career that still have a place in my life. I am excited to celebrate ALL of my friendships with women National Girlfriend's Day -  Saturday, … [Read more...]

Chick-fil-A Copycat Recipes

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There's a Chick-Fil-A down the road. I don't get there often...unless I am in the midst of planning for Snap Conference. During planning season, I sneak away. All alone. At odd hours. I grab some takeaway in the car and sneak bites in between calls. My love for Chick-fil-A is a bit of a secret obsession. I've never taken my family. It's time I share, but going out with kids is expensive! I've hunted down some of the very best Chick-fil-A copycat recipes that can be made at home. I've tried several and I can't wait to get to the rest! I thought it high time I share my secret and thought a … [Read more...]

Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe

Jalapeno popper dip recipe Feature

Today I am sharing one of my favorite appetizers - jalapeno popper dip. Holy delicious. This one is a real crowd pleaser. Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe There's so much to love about this zippy recipe. The cheese provides a nice creamy base, while the bread crumbs and chopped jalapenos provide substance and texture. BUT. Hands down my favorite part of this recipe is the ability to turn the spicy heat up or down depending on your audience. The key to adjusting heat is the jalapeno seeds. The more seeds you include, the spicier the jalapeno dip is. I am a spice wimp. Really. I generally … [Read more...]

Show + Tell No 173

Free Preppy Pineapple Printable

Oh man, it's a crazy week when you're grateful for the COOL high 80's weather. We're supposed to be back up in to the 90's this week in Salt Lake City, which kills my ability to "get steps in" and exercise, but means more craft time in the air conditioned house! It also means I am going to be paying extra attention to all of the amazing posts this week. I can't wait to be dazzled. Welcome to another fun week of Show + Tell. It’s time to ooh and awe over amazing creations. Everyone loves a comment or two, so be sure to stop by a few projects and say hello! Show + Tell … [Read more...]

10 of the Best Minion Projects and Treats

Minion Projects and Treats Feature

Sometimes at dinner, after we set aside all electronic devices, I also resort to a quote free zone. Especially when a new movie has just released. I don't know about your kids, but the boys LOVE quoting movies. You'd think with Minions, I'd be safe. After all, the little yellow guys barely talk. However, I suspect dinner tomorrow night will consist of a lot of "he he he he" "do be do be do" and other Minion mumbles. Sigh. It's a rough life I lead people. I am hoping to zip those lips with a few fun Minion crafts that will keep everyone focused and busy...You know, get all of the Minion … [Read more...]

Honey Mango Shrimp Taco Recipe

Honey mango shrimp taco recipe. Made in just minutes, this is the perfect summer recipe.

It's summer. We've ditched schedules for lazy days and casseroles for just about anything that doesn't need to be baked in the oven. Nine times out of ten, that means we MIGHT be eating out. However, the other magical one percent of the time, I make this super-yummy honey mango shrimp taco recipe. I first whipped up these tacos in a rush when I updated a little corner of the deck and had some friends over. I hadn't planned on taking quite as much time "decorating" the space and was in a bit of a rush to get something cooked and out for guests. Necessity is the mother of all invention and … [Read more...]