Little People Fashion: Tom and Drew Bow Ties

My little guy wore a Tom and Drew bow tie for Easter Sunday and not only did he look dapper, but this little bow fit very well and I heard compliments all day.  Doing a “bow tie” post was not even in the plan, but because they are so...

The Long Weekend: Healdsburg, CA

My husband recently surprised me with a trip to Healdsburg, CA to celebrate my Leap Year birthday.  We traveled with my lifelong friend Julianna and her husband, another lifelong friend.  The fact that they were also joining us was a wonderful surprise as well.  Healdsburg lies in the heart...

Pink Delight Easter Cheesecake

  This cheesecake is a yummy Easter treat for your Sunday table.  This basic cheesecake recipe is easy to prepare and you simply top it with your choice of sprinkles and apply peeps or candies around the sides of the cheesecake using icing to secure them.  You can do...

Healthy Kids: Blueberry & Cantaloupe Frozen Smoothies

It’s spring in Texas and from the looks of the forecast tomorrow (86°!), already heating up! After my cardio tennis workout today, a good ol’ fruit smoothie sounded wonderful! This quick recipe is healthy and uses some ingredients you might not normally see in a smoothie recipe such as...

1 Recipe, Create Multiple Dishes! Roasted Artichoke and Meyer Lemon Pesto

  Ways to use your Roasted Artichoke and Meyer Lemon Pesto ✩ As a main coarse:  In a shallow baking dish, place boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a single layer and brush both sides with olive oil and a light sprinkle of salt and pepper.  Top with a few tbsp of...

Made in the USA Moment: Amano Trading, Handmade Accessories

Silver Sparrow Hair Pin, $9.50   On a recent trip to Healdsburg, CA (information coming soon!), I ran across this vintage inspired hair bobby pin in a little boutique on the square.  It drew my attention immediately.  It was very unique and beautiful, a perfect hair accessory for my 8...

Party Bites: Tomato and Goat Cheese Pizzettas

I made these little pizzettas for a fundraiser I recently held at my home. Overall, they are really easy, visually beautiful and tasty. They are yummy served warm as well as after they cool to room temperature. They can also be prepared in stages in advance, only having to...

LLL Great Gifts: All You Need Is LOVE

This unique and very beautiful gift box from Molly Dooker is one-of-a-kind and makes a fabulous gift for Valentines Day or for a special couple as a wedding gift.  I received this little package last week from my in-laws and what a nice surprise.      It was a...

DIY Sweetheart Chocolate Candy Bars for Your Valentine

These are just ridiculously easy.  It’s a fun way to give a friend, teacher, honey or child a homemade gift from you, but you don’t have to tell them just how effortless is really was….AND your kids will have a blast creating their own Sweetheart Chocolate Bar for their...

Shrimp: Head to Tail

  The other day I was trying to decide what to fix for dinner and being in a time crunch that particular night with kids activities and the like, I decided to fix a shrimp dish.  Maybe Asian in taste, easy and quick with some brown rice and veggies....