The Ultimate Guide To A Delicious Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday, and I find myself being super excited for it this year! It can be overwhelming to plan a Thanksgiving dinner, so we put together this guide to help you figure out each piece of Thanksgiving and how to have a successful and delicious holiday! Appetizers: 1. Perfect Crescent Rolls 2. Basic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds 3. Bacon Deviled Eggs 4. Apple Cheddar Melts 5. Baked Broccoli Parmesan … [Read more...]

6 Can 30 Minute Easy Chili Recipe

It's officially cold now.  Sometimes even in the fall I don't feel like making hot soup unless there is a real chill in the air.  And today there definitely was!  I decided to make an easy chili recipe that is very quick and easy, perfect for a cold yet busy day.  And most of the items you will find in your kitchen.  It's very hearty and full of protein to give you a boost and fill you up.  And healthy--maybe make it for Halloween night dinner … [Read more...]

Our Fall Craft Party and a Recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. It's no secret that I love Halloween parties.  I love everything about the fall, actually.  This year, instead of throwing a Halloween party like I usually do (well, it might still happen) I decided to kick things off early with a fun Fall Craft Party.  I live in a new neighborhood and everyone is very gung-ho to mean new friends and … [Read more...]

How to Have a Fall Dinner Party

It's that time of year--guests come to town a bit more frequently, everyone moves indoors for gatherings.  You might be thinking of even inviting a few people over...but what to do?  And how to not get overwhelmed?  It's easier than you think. Remember that old adage--K.I.S.S.  Keep it simple, stupid.  For me, that means a low-key menu:  soup, salad, rolls, and a garnish dish.  That's enough food and variety for everyone and most of it can be … [Read more...]

5 Design Tips for Everyday

I care about interior design. Not everyone does, which is totally fine. But I do. I love watching design shows on interior design networks--like Income Property on the DIY Network. I also look at tons of photos of interiors from design websites. It's just something I love, so it's something I think about a lot. I make a concerted effort to make my house attractive and unique. I work hard to take my builder-grade finishes and change them to … [Read more...]

Orange Creamsicle Pumpkin Treats

Here's a little known secret about Halloween--did you know that it's the only time of year when TruMoo comes out with their yummy orange cream flavored orange milk?   It's called TruMoo Orange Scream and it's only available until October 31st!  But it doesn't have any high fructose corn syrup or artificial growth hormones and made from low-fat milk from our local dairy.  I was excited to try it this year when I saw it in the store. We … [Read more...]

Why I Chose Laminate Flooring

After receiving tons of questions about my flooring, I decided to write this post for y'all.  You're welcome.  :) I agonized over our flooring decisions when we built our house.  I've always wanted that gorgeous waxed solid wood flooring that was in the Parade homes.  But with three little kids?  Completely not practical.  And they are extremely high maintenance (the waxed ones.)  I read that you needed to wax once if not twice a year.  Ain't … [Read more...]

Aztec Inspired Jewelry Organizer

I have had all my necklaces in a drawer for years, but this year I realized how many statement necklaces I had that were getting all tangled and messed up by living in this drawer.  Even my husband scoffed at my disorganization.  That's when you know you have a problem!  I had to make a jewelry organizer. DIY jewelry organizers are not hard to create, so I went about whipping one up.  I first found an old frame I had lying around, which … [Read more...]