Five on Friday {Recipe Edition}

TGIF, friends!  We're up at the lake celebrating the hubs' birthday with a crowd of friends this weekend, so a good chunk of my week was spent meal-planning and coordinating.  Alas, my holiday decorating has suffered because of it, but first things first!  During all these preparations, I thought a fun Five on Friday would be recipes -- because you know we're all cooking over the holidays! So this is a small collection of recipes I have either … [Read more...]

This ‘n That Holiday Monday

Happy Monday and Happy Thanksgiving week!  I'm immersed in Legacy to-dos today and a bit of food prep, but over the weekend, I had so many random holiday ideas and thoughts in my mind, I thought I'd share some with you today.  Maybe something will strike a chord with you?? I always forget that H&M has home decor items, but this inexpensive ($5.99!!) Christmas pillow cover totally caught my eye... Merry and Bright pillow cover  There's … [Read more...]

Happy Fourth of July!

Hello, friends... just popping in to wish you all a festive and fun Fourth of July weekend!  If you need a fresh treat recipe for the weekend, try this one on for size... These are SO yummy!  Click HERE for the recipe. See you all next week with a Legacy update and more. Be safe out there! … [Read more...]

Easy Sweet Treat: Cinnamon Crunch Bits

TGIF, friends!  Valentine's weekend is upon us and the hubs and I will be joining friends down south for a fun couples' weekend.  I always like to bring a treat to my host and hostess, so this week I whipped up a yummy sweet that I've had to hide from the kids. :) Here's what you need: 12 cinnamon graham crackers 2 cups chopped nuts (we love pecans but walnuts are good too!) 1 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1/2 tsp ground … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It (November)

Happy December!  I have to confess I was tempted to skip my November recap today and jump straight into Christmas decorating and DIY --  this is one of my favorite times of year and I have a few cool projects in the works and loads of ideas for more.  But, it didn't seem right to short-change the month of November.  It was  a good one!  And I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving holiday and were able to linger among your loved ones for a … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Fluff (Tasty Treat Recipe)

Happy Monday, folks!  I am on Thanksgiving break this week and am LOVING the chance to do some holiday baking, crafting, and decorating!  Last week just got crazy so the chance to breathe a bit is so very welcome. Today I'm sharing a super easy recipe for your holiday gathering (or just because!).  I got this a few years back from a sweet little shop so I can't properly credit whomever came up with this, but we've enjoyed it many times over … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It {July}:: The Insta-version

August 1??  Oh am I fighting those end of summer blues as we get ready to start school on Monday.  Boo. Even though my July turned out to be on quiet side here on the old blog, I thought in the interest of keeping up I'd go ahead and recap it for you... just in case!   And just for fun, I'm throwing in Instagram photos, because they tell a most accurate story of my month. :) I shared this Waterlogue flag you can print out for your own … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It (June)

This summer is absolutely flying by!  I turned the calendar over to July this morning and it looks to be another busy month of family, a little travel, and hopefully some good projects around the house.  I also looked back over my posts in June and though it was lighter posting schedule there were some goodies in there! I shared some of my favorite catalog finds for outdoors... Still love this stepping stone from Home Decorators … [Read more...]

4th of July Cookie Bites

Happy Friday!  The 4th is only a week away and we're making our 4th of July plans around here.  I've been inspired by all the 4th of July recipes floating around Pinterest these days and decided to come up with something easy, festive, and tasty for our dessert. I've always enjoyed fruit "pizzas" and there are plenty of 4th of July variations on that classic.  But there's something so cute about little  individual desserts, and I just like a … [Read more...]

Easter Brunch Menu

*Update:  this post was set to go out yesterday, but my server went down unexpectedly... so now we're all the way to Thursday!  Oh well... :) Wednesday already and Easter is almost upon us. In our home that means BRUNCH!  You probably already know this, but I have experience feeding crowds and Easter has become one of my favorite holiday brunch occasions.  Maybe it's that spring has *usually* sprung (don't ask me about that cold front that … [Read more...]