‘Feather Her Nest’ Bird Baby Shower

this little bird baby shower is so adorable! you will love all the rustic and vintage elements, the bird's nest cupcakes, and speckled egg favors with free printable favor tags. this post is sponsored by Jelly Belly, but all opinions are my own!  last spring, my amazing little sister had a 'feather her nest' bird baby shower back east in maryland to celebrate her soon-to-be little boy - my … [Read more...]

Easy on the go breakfast ideas

Mornings can be hard. Getting out the door is a million times easier when you have a plan AND you have belVita breakfast bites! This post was sponsored by belVita through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about belVita, all opinions are my own. mornings. i'm NOT a morning person. so getting out the door to school in the mornings can often be … [Read more...]

Holiday Cracker Toffee Bark With Chocolate and Almonds

often called 'holiday crack' this recipe for cracker toffee bark would qualify for that title. i used my grandma's cracker toffee recipe and jazzed it up a bit with pretzels and almonds to add more on the salty side to this salty -sweet combo.  if you have not made this before - you are in for a serious treat. i highly recommend giving this away as a gift for friends and neighbors as QUICKLY as … [Read more...]

Amazing Holiday Treats To Make This Year!

I have a confession; I use Pinterest maybe a little more than the average person should. I pin everything and anything that catches my eye, and I'm always thinking to myself - 'That could come in handy some day' so I pin it anyways. With my busy schedule these days, there's no way I'm ever going to tackle my long list of drool worthy recipes I've gathered unless I plan to open a bakery in the near … [Read more...]

Cherry, Nutella, & Pretzel Energy Bites

    remember when i told you i was on an energy bites kick? i wasn't kidding guys. i have made so many versions of these lately! some people call them power balls, energy bites, granola bites, energy balls - whatever you want to call them - i can't stop making them! this cherry nutella pretzel energy bites version is one of my favorites because the cherry is so unexpected and adds just the … [Read more...]

Rustic Dinosaur Party For Kids

 Dinosaurs roamed the earth millions of years ago but these kids got to travel back in time with this special Dinosaur party that Candace of Lillypaul Designs created!  Young palentologists got to participate in their own dino dig and discover fossil bones just like an archaeologist!  I love how she used grasses and moss to dress up the table along with the raffia tablecloth.  My favorite part of … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bites

i have been on a bit of a health kick lately ... (you would never know it by those s'mores brownies i posted, but hey - its all about balance) and have been obsessing over these energy bites or power balls or protein bites or whatever else you want to call them. i started with this recipe and adapted it a tad. once i ate them my mind started swirling with different flavor combos--i have made 6 … [Read more...]

S’mores Brownies – Recipe & Tutorial

yeah. your gonna need to make these. like today. summer may be over but this s'mores train keeps right on into fall baby. no campfire? no problem. bake up a batch of these s'mores brownies and you will feel like you reliving your best summer nights (without all the actually camping) i first made these for a group of my hubby's work colleagues and it went over so well i decided to share them here! … [Read more...]

Football Cookies and Cream Dip

i am still getting pumped for the super bowl and coming up with fun ideas for your super bowl party food! this football cookies and cream dip is SO good. its not too sweet - but just enough. you could serve it with pretzels, vanilla wafers, or graham crackers. its pretty easy to make and will really impress your guests! i got the idea from the super talented Crazy for Crust (who happens to be … [Read more...]

Football Macarons – Snickers

these are not only cute - they are my allllll time favorite flavor: Snickers macarons with chocolate buttercream, caramel, and chopped peanuts in a chocolate shell. they are adorable for a super bowl party or a kids football party treat ... or just on a tuesday when you have a chocolate craving (that may or may not have happened to me!!!) i'm sharing the recipe as well as the template that you can … [Read more...]

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Dessert Parfait

These chocolate macadamia nut dessert parfait is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Hawaiian Host, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #HawaiianHoliday http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO do you love macadamia nuts? i do. i loooooove them. they feel so fancy to me. and i love chocolate. so this dessert pretty much has me all over it: Chocolate macadamia … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Bark with peppermint and pretzels

white chocolate bark with pretzel and peppermint. so this is delicious. just sayin. you should probably make one batch for yourself and then one batch to give as a gift. maybe two batches for yourself. its gooood. i love the salty sweet of the chocolate and pretzel but the peppermint sets it over the edge! i'm not a huge peppermint fan so if you want to up the peppermint be my guest & find the … [Read more...]

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