Easy White Sandwich Bread Recipe

Sandwich Bread Recipe

This recipe is the most perfect, moist, slice-able, and EASY sandwich bread recipe you will ever try! I make 2 loaves of this every Sunday for my family and it is all gone around Thursday... maybe I should start making 3! bread lovers beware: once you go homemade, you don't go back! the good news is that this recipe for white homemade sandwich bread is easy & you can totally make it … [Read more...]

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes – Low Carb, Quick, & Easy!

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

I’m not really sure when it happened exactly, but one fateful day not that long ago I discovered a difficult truth: That fit body I used to have for free thanks to a metabolism that ran at light speed, now required some maintanance. All of a sudden my favorite jeans weren’t my favorites anymore. I decided I needed to do something … fast. So I threw caution to the wind, started an intense … [Read more...]

Homemade Shrub

Homemade Shrub

Ok, I know what you are thinking. I thought the same thing when I heard the name of this recipe. Here's the story behind it: For those of you who don't know, I am a professional food stylist and photographer (check out my portfolio if you are interested). I recently took on a pretty big project for a client who had lost about 40 recipe images during a website overhaul. I was hired to remake the … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Add Color to your Home this Summer

7 ways on How to Add Color to Your Home

Hey there, Emma here from Defined Designs again! I'm so happy to be sharing this post with you today because even though it's simple it's probably one of my favorites. Adding color to your home is one of the easiest ways to brighten up your space for a new season. The summer season comes with lots of things; the kids are out of school, you've got play dates, parties, and every other occasion you … [Read more...]

15 Creative Bookshelf Ideas

Creative Bookshelves and Storage Ideas for the Home Office

It doesn't matter if you live on your own or have a house full of kids, everyone always seems to find themselves with loads of books and no where to store them. You could always go grab your average bookshelf from your local Home store and stack them all together but I've always thought that was the easy way out. Why not think outside of the box and find a creative way to store those piles and … [Read more...]

Citrus Fig Salad Recipe with Honey-Thyme Vinaigrette

Citrus Fig Salad with Honey-Thyme Vinaigrette

If you are anything like me, summer can be exciting and oppressive all at the same time. Yesterday it was 111. No, I’m not kidding. When the heat gets this intense I never feel like eating. Okay, you got me - I’m a foodie so I always feel like eating. Who knows what to eat when it gets that hot though? Who wants to stand over a hot stove and infiltrate your air conditioner’s attempt at … [Read more...]

Easy, 3 Ingredient Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy oatmeal breakfast cookies

These easy healthy oatmeal cookies only use 3 ingredients! They are packed with goodness, no added sugar, vegan and DELICIOUS! Enjoy them as a breakfast cookie, snack, or treat. Your family will love them! This post is sponsored by Nature Valley Muesli - grab your coupon here!  i'm calling these 'cookies' but really they are everything from a hearty breakfast to a filling snack or a … [Read more...]

Blogger Refresh Retreat : Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley, CA

Blogger Rrefresh group

sometimes at school pick up, or on the sidelines of a soccer game, or at the store when i am buying one fork and one napkin as a styling prop, i will field questions about being a blogger.  so i begin to explain ... most often they can usually hang a few minutes into the explanation but eventually start to glaze over or look at me like i have 5 heads. i'm not mad at them - i get it... it's a … [Read more...]

Summer Outdoor Patio Ideas

Summer Outdoor Patio Ideas 5

Make the most of your outdoor space this summer but giving your patio a bright and summery makeover! Here are some fun Summer outdoor patio ideas to get you started - outdoor rugs, outdoor lighting, outdoor furniture, outdoor decor and more. This post is in collaboration with World Market, Rachael Ray Magazine, and Porch.com. Ever wish you could have a makeover on your yard? Enter to win this … [Read more...]

4th of July Recipes – Red White and Blue Jello

4th of July Jell-O cups - Red White and Blue Jell-O

  while i originally made this Jell-O for our Avengers Party - i quickly realized how totally perfect it would as one of my 4th of july recipes! using red and blue Jell-O with coconut jello (homemade) you can make this adorable red white and blue jello dessert! your guests will LOVE it! it probably feels like a lot of steps, and a lot of time,  but if you plan to make it on a day you are home, … [Read more...]

One-Pot, 5 Ingredient Bacon Cheddar Soup Recipe

One-pot Bacon & Cheddar Soup

Sometimes, trying to figure out what to make for dinner can leave us wide-eyed and fearful. Like a deer in the head-lights, we cautiously peak into the refrigerator or pantry hoping for a miracle...or maybe a jeanie. After making a lot of decisions all day long, the last thing I want to do when I get home is trying to "figure out what the make for dinner".  Here is one of the solutions I have … [Read more...]

Kale and Bacon Quiche Recipe – With a Cracker Crust!

Kale and Bacon Quiche with a Cracker Crust

This kale & bacon quiche recipe is made with a unique saltine cracker crust that gives it the most perfect salty, buttery crunch! This post is sponsored by Sargento® Cheese as a part of their Chopped at Home Challenge - Take the challenge yourself and see how much fun it is! See what others are creating on pinterest here. sometimes when i eat kale i feel like and iguana. right? my … [Read more...]


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