{party} ‘The World is Your Market’ Graduation Party Ideas

Stefanie from anna and blue paperie  is sharing with us today a very creative and unique graduation party!  The World is Your Market!  Think about this- when you graduate college, or even high school- you are going out in the real world and making something of yourself.  You can "shop" all different ideas before you make your decision on what you want to do after graduation.  The possibilities are … [Read more...]

Quick Pickled Cucumber Salad with Dill

this is one of my favorite summer time recipes! quick, fresh, cold, and delicious. i make it the way my mom did - with dill. i have seen several versions of this salad around the web but this is the way i like mine! this quick pickled cucumber salad will have you ready for summer entertaining or to just sit on your porch and relax! it is a staple at our backyard BBQ's and one of the first dishes i … [Read more...]

Camping With Kids: Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for Success

this summer will be jammed packed with activites for my kids! as a former HS biology teacher summer is one of the best times to get my kids out in nature, experiment, travel, hike, and learn about the world around them. we will be camping in northern CA, renting a lake side cabin in Maine, and sending them to Camp Galileo where they will experience science in a hands activities and projects. … [Read more...]

Tips and Tricks to Maintaining an Indoor Kitchen Herb Garden

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. recently i rounded up some of the most beautiful, clever, and cretive indoor herb gardens from around the web in search of inspiration for starting my own kitchen herb garden. i wanted this to be a project that i could do with my kids so we kept it simple and headed to the store an … [Read more...]

{Trending Tuesday} Bean Bags Are Back!

Have you ever thought back to some trends or products that were like a one hit wonder song on the radio? Remember Mambo #5? What ever happened to Lou Bega?? Or who ever thought Furbies would make a comeback? Not me, that's for sure. Now what about bean bags.. I'm sure we all had one at some point in our lives. {I know I did} Bean bags used to be a hot commodity back in the day- all the different … [Read more...]

Trending Tuesday: Cabana Stripes {How to Paint Horizontal Wall Stripes}

Looking to paint a room in your house but don't know what color to choose? Better yet, have you always wanted to do something out of the box rather than just plain old painting the walls one color - but thought to yourself, I can't do that! Yes you can!! Knowing how to paint horizontal wall stripes is one of the best ways to spice up a space in your home with something as simple as a gallon of … [Read more...]

Avocado Banana Smoothie Recipe

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Nestle, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #BreakfastEssentials http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV this healthy and easy avocado banana smoothie recipe is one of my kids favorites! if you have not had an avocado smoothie i know what you are thinking. and YES you can taste the avocado. personally, i … [Read more...]

Three Ingredient Ice Cream without a Machine!

you may be asking yourself  'did i read that right? only 3 ingredients? and no machine needed?' yes my friend. you DID read that right. easy as 1-2-3. when my mom first told me about this - i didn't believe her. so i started digging around and finding this idea on a few different recipes. i decided to give it a try! and honestly - it was really easy and yummy! all you need for your three … [Read more...]

10 Amazing and Creative Avocado Recipes

I have never been a fan of avocados until just recently.  I know it's weird and yes, most of my friends look at me like I'm an alien when I used to cringe at the sight of avocados and guacamole. There was just something about the texture of them.. at least thats what I told myself.  Well, I gave the infamous guacamole another chance one night when I was at a mexican restaurant with a few friends. … [Read more...]

{Fashion} Piper Street Boutique: spring fashion ideas

today i am introducing you to an adorable boutique that i love: Piper Street! and getting you ready with some summer and spring fashion ideas! not only do stalk everything that Piper Street has in their shop but i actually owe starting this very blog to one of the founders - jenni. i'm not sure she even knows this story... she will probably be hearing about this for the first time when she reads … [Read more...]

Disney Princess Party with Belle – Part 2

This post is sponsored by Target. More Princesses, More Sparkle: Blur the lines of fantasy and reality with your favorite Disney princesses at Target.  this is the second post! see the first half of the princess party here  PRINCESS PARTYWARE i started at Target since they have such a great array of Disney princess products - i was so happy to find pretty much everything i needed in one … [Read more...]

Disney Princess Party with Belle – Part One

This post is sponsored by Target. More Princesses, More Sparkle: Blur the lines of fantasy and reality with your favorite Disney princesses at Target.       this year my daughter has had the pleasure of making some of the sweetest new friends. as the school year is coming to a close, i wanted to take an opportunity to have them all over for a special party and let them (and their amazing moms) … [Read more...]