Category Archives: Food

Make your own (robot) cookie cutters

Who still has baking left to do? If you are starting to feel a bit over the trees and reindeer, why not make a set of robot Christmas cookies!?! Your kids will love them and the...

How to make holiday pies awesome!

With the holidays upon us there are so many chances for sharing sweets and treats. Cakes, cookies, and my favorite pies are great to serve guests this time of year. Make someone’s day, bring by a...

Peppermint Chocolate Popcorn

Our evenings seem to be getting longer as the year winds down. Lots of family time playing games, a fire on… the things I love most about this time of year! Which also comes with evening...

Peppermint and jingle tree trimming

I love trimming our tree, and often we love to do it with friends and family around. Something about hanging ornaments and drinking frilly drinks makes the season extra sweet. It doesn’t take a lot to...

4 thanksgiving party tips

With Thanksgiving coming in just a couple days, we are in last minute prep mode around here! As much as I adore large, organized parties… sometimes it’s the little details that really take a gathering from...

let’s talk about wrapping and wine

Wine is obviously one of my favorite party elements for the holidays and an awesome gift to give. If done right the present is not only simple to buy, but can be personalized to become a...

3 effortless tips for holiday parties

I love throwing holiday parties, but always seem to end up rushed this time of year. To allow for my dreams of revelry to come true, I’ve found a few simple tricks for making a holiday...

how to throw a festive feast

Thanksgiving is almost here! And with it my desire to throw a feast of epic proportions. Whether it is the day of turkey you are prepping for, or any holiday meal, it is the little touches...

raw fruit layer cake

Tis’ the season for pies, cakes and sweets! Sometimes the insanity of all the goodies we eat over the next 6 weeks starts to add up. So why not serve up something healthy for a change!?!...

printable doggie bags

Feasting season is upon us and with it my desire for easy comfort meals that can serve a crowd. Whether I am dishing up dinner for a huge holiday gathering or serving up a small weeknight...

painted feather cake

Feathers are such a fun way to make anything seem crafty and homespun. In a season when there is way too much cooking and prepping to be done – a simple solution like surrounding a cake...

chocolate chocolate-chip cherry brownies

Tis the weekend of sweets and candy! Our chocolate bucket is already filled with milky, gooey wrappers – and the twins still have school parties, a house party, and trick-or-treating to go. We will be stocked...

hard candy caramel apples

Candied apples are a favorite sweet fall tradition. For a long time I made basic caramel apples, until I realized how simple it is to make a hard candy shell on top. The mixture gives all...

colorful candies & cocktails

With all the candy and sweets going around this season, I’ve found our aisles filled with yummy treats that are covered in not so awesome packaging. Whether it’s for a party, bringing treats to school, or sweetening...

cookie flavored cinnamon bat rolls

I love this season – such treats and goodies! Since having kids, from Halloween until Easter there has been a non-stop treat train happening in our lives. So if I am going to make something to...

angel food eyeball cake

With Halloween coming up we are having a blast playing around with a few spooky treats. It is the one time of year that eyeballs, spiders, and other spooky items are found popping up at our house. These...

apple chip bourbon cider

Apple cider is one of my favorite drinks. I’m so excited the chill has finally set in enough to enjoy it. To add a fancy grown-up twist to the homemade gallon we recently purchased, we added...

glitter ice cubes

After yesterday’s glitter crafting party, I have one more sparkly thing to share – glitter ice cubes! They might be my favorite new party element for always and forever! We served sparkling champagne and sparkling water...

glitter crafting party

There’s always time for a glitter party! In the midst of our crazy fall, Delta Faucet asked me to participate in their #HappiMess campaign and throw a party. When I combine the words happy and mess,...

octopus dinner party

Fall is the season for dinner parties! We love the daily revelry that comes from inviting friends in from the chill to enjoy dinner together. There is something about sharing a meal that always leaves me...