Easter Macarons!

Easter Egg Macarons recipe and tutorial and template

happy easter! if you already have a copy of Gourmet French Macarons then these adorable easter macarons will be very familiar! there are over 75 unique macaron designs in my book and these are some of my favorite of the easter section! there are also carrot cake carrot shaped macrons, spring chick macarons, baby duck macarons, as well as the easter bunny macaron and the easter egg macarons! i … [Read more...]

Biz Stain Fighter to the Rescue!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Biz Stain & Odor Eliminator for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. my kids are MESSY. my oldest is a 5 year old girl. as my first child, i thought she was messy. THEN I HAD A BOY. my son is 3 years old and has made about 15000x the mess that my daughter had made at that age! it almost feels like its impossible for him to get food into … [Read more...]

Calling all TV Show Fans!


its not secret around here that i am a big TV fan. remember this party for the season finale of 'the bachelor'. not to mention that my whole twitter feed is pretty much real housewives. and that i save up laundry all week long and turn monday night into laundry night just so i can have an excuse to plant myself in front of the tv!! my two sisters, my mom and i group text all the way through the … [Read more...]

{fashion} 6 Perfect Spring Maxi Dresses for under $50


Spring is here and the weather is perfect to be outside! Who's excited for the beautiful weather? Well, if you're like me you'll do pretty much anything as long as it means you can be outside.  Brunch with the girls? A day at the park with the kids? What about a casual night out on the town or a nice dinner with the afternoon breeze? Sign me up.  And what better to pair any or all of these … [Read more...]

Key Lime Coconut Cheesecake Recipe

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i have met some pretty amazing people along this blogging journey. unexpectedly, many have become dear friends. i didn't necessarily start my blog to make friends, but when friendships began to form at every turn, it made me appreciate this experience so much more.  one of those friends is the talented glory of glorious treats. she is the best. honest, straight forward, thoughtful, hilarious, … [Read more...]

{trending tuesday} 10 Shelving Organization Ideas For Your Home

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Can you believe it's April already? Does anyone else feel like they were shouting 'Happy New Year!' yesterday? Well, If you just shook your head yes and agreed, then let me ask you this - How are those New Years resolutions coming along? Don't feel ashamed if you have lost track of that long list of things you said you would accomplish, time gets away from us sometimes - I understand... let's talk … [Read more...]

Indoor Herb Garden Ideas

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. spring is in the air and nothing feels more like spring more than planting some fresh flowers and herbs! this year, i have decided to plant a creative herb garden in my kitchen. i have been scouring the web to find some inspiration for this upcoming project and have come across some … [Read more...]

Bento Lunchbox Ideas for Kids

Bento Lunchbox Ideas for Kids

bento lunch boxes. they are adorable and all over the web! i love the cute little containers and the creative ways i have found to make your kid's lunch time exciting, wholesome, and totally cute! i have been looking around for a bento lunch box for my kids, so when Laptop Lunches reached out to me to try their product i jumped at the chance. i loved the bright colors they used as well as their … [Read more...]

How To Get The Most Juice From Citrus Fruits

how to get the most juice from your limes

call me cheap, but am i the only one trying to squeeze every last drop from my limes, lemons, grapefruits, and oranges?!?! i use citrus all the time in recipes from my mango salsa to my key lime desserts, so i have picked up a few tricks to getting the most out of juicing my citrus by hand. now i should probably go out and buy a fancy thing like this juicer, but like i said... i'm cheap lol. and … [Read more...]

{real life} Making Meal Time Memories

Easy Family Meal Ideas with Ragu

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ragú® Official New Tra-Dish. The opinions and text are all mine. growing up i remember having meal time together as a family - especially dinner time. we all loved sitting down together talking about our day, going over the highs and lows, what was happening with each of us that week in school or sports, and of course laughing and … [Read more...]

Easter Ideas Link Party with 15 Blogs!


spring is here!!!  to welcome the official arrival of Spring, we're celebrating with Design Dazzle's EASTER WEEK! we're so excited to share some fabulous easter ideas with you and we're starting it off with a GREAT BIG link party!! 15 of our favorite bloggers are participating. we know YOU have some awesome ideas to share! simply link up your inspiring projects and creative ideas below. feel … [Read more...]



i'm so excited to announce the new book tour schedule for Party Food For Girls! i'll be joining with other creative and talented authors at multiple locations to meet you all, visit, and of course sign books! i will also have copies of Gourmet French Macarons in case you were not able to make it last time i was in the area! 2014 Book Tour APRIL 12 - SAN DIEGO -  Do It with Icing 7240 Clairemont … [Read more...]

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