Five on Friday: Valentine’s Day Edition

Whew, TGIF!  With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it seemed only fitting to have today's Five on Friday be all about the Valentine, right?  I'm not one for decorating for this day, but I have a few fun things to share that should make your day extra special! 1.  This playing card wreath... I love this idea!!  And just think, it's the perfect project if you have a deck that's missing a few cards. :) Refresh Living 2.  This sweet love … [Read more...]

Five on Friday {Champagne Cocktail Edition}

I'm back today with a fun Five on Friday to help us ring in the New Year -- some festive champagne drinks for your celebration!  I've been on the couch most of the week with my *annual* holiday head cold, but I'm looking forward to sipping one of these tomorrow evening during our own little New Years Eve celebration. So because I know you probably have a healthy to-do list for today I'll get right to it... 1.  Christmas Champagne Cocktail.  … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Five on Friday: Favorite Super Bowl Eats

Remember the days when the Super Bowl was played in January?   Not sure why that crossed my mind recently, but it did!  In our house the Super Bowl is sort of the last hurrah of football season and marks the beginning of a dearth of sports viewing pleasure... until Opening Day for baseball.  Unless you count some exciting March Madness games.  You can see where our priorities lay around here #housefullofboys. So Super Bowl 50 is upon us and … [Read more...]

Feed A Crowd: Easy Baked Spaghetti

Thanksgiving week!!  Yikes, so much to do... our family has been going 90 to nothing and my to-do list is a long one.  We're traveling for Turkey Day, but will be back for the weekend and I fully intend to get my Christmas on then -- unless I get a wild hare and start now?? One of the challenges for me this time of year is feeding my crowd without breaking the bank or spending hours in the kitchen. Because there's always a shortage of time and … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It {July and August}

Well, here we are!  The last day of August... how did that happen??  This was a summer of sporadic posting, some story-telling, and a few technical issues here on the blog that I'm still trying to figure out.  May be time to call in a professional! #ugh Today I'm going to recap my posts from July and August... just in case you missed something! I shared my favorite Fourth of July projects and recipes from years past, along with this … [Read more...]

Homemade Pimento Cheese

Well, we survived the first day of school and my senior is ready to enjoy his last year in high school... I'm still in a state of disbelief that A) school is already back in session and B) my baby will graduate next May.  But anyway, on we go, right?  The hubs and I also enjoyed a fantastic weekend in Nashville with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law, shaking our groove thing to Earth Wind & Fire and Chicago -- such an awesome night!  And … [Read more...]

Simple Valentine’s Day DIYs

Hello, friends and Happy Valentine's Day to you!  The hubs and I are headed to the mountains for a quick getaway this weekend -- MUCH needed after a week of meetings, work, meetings, to-dos, and high school soccer.   Anyway, I thought I'd pop in with a few of my favorite Valentine's Day DIYs from years past, just in case you're longing to do a smidge of V Day decorating. Valentine's Subway Art Printable Sweet and Salty Valentine Treat DIY … [Read more...]