Category Archives: Parties

Cookie Cake

  You guys, I have a new cake decorating obsession that I know I won’t be able to shake for a while. I’m talking about putting cookies on top of a cake. Weird, I know, but it’s a showstopper! Hear me out on this one. Why fuss with fondant or marzipan when you know you don’t […]

Joyful Home

Merry Christmas everyone!! I wanted to pass along some love from my little family, to yours. I hope your day was full of love, laughter, hugs, mulled wine and cookies. My heart is full and feet, tired. The boys are happily asleep and now Mark and I are enjoying the last few hours of the […]

Gingerbread Pancakes

My sister and nieces came over Sunday and we had a cookie decorating party that left us frazzled, happy, and sprinkles everywhere. I made these gingerbread pancakes for breakfast to nourish all of our bellies in preparation for that mad cookie decorating and they were demolished in a matter of minutes. I’ll have to say, […]

8 Favorite Easter Recipes & Crafts

  Easter Egg Hunt Brunch Party   Candied Birds Nest Blood Orange Mimosa Deviled Egg Salad   Chick & Bunny Easter Eggs Easter Egg Vase Easy Easter Wreath Fabric-Lined Bowls

Guinness Floats

With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, what better way to celebrate than with a Guinness Float. It’s an interesting combination of vanilla ice cream, coke, topped off with dark Guinness Stout. For me, its just another excuse to eat ice cream ;). If you’re looking for more fun recipes for St. Patty’s Day, check out my […]

Valentine’s Day Treats & Crafts List

February is here and I’m still in denial. We have a fresh two week old baby and a two and a half year old toddler in our house – time, days, hours, minutes, have all been a blur. Our plans for Valentine’s Day will most likely be at home, with our little family. I thought […]

At My Thanksgiving Table

This year our family will not be hosting Thanksgiving. We’ll be spending it with my in-laws in the Bay Area, but if I were to host it, this is what would have at my Thanksgiving table. For table settings, I like to make it simple and sweet, with a touch of elegance. This time of […]

Favorite Pumpkin Recipes {Savory & Sweet}

  Pumpkin Pie – Although I personally am not a pumpkin pie lover, this is a traditional family favorite I had to share. Pumpkin Pie Tartlets Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Toasted Pecan Pumpkin Bread Pumpkin Spice Apple Bread Homemade Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream – Yes please!   Mini Ghost Pumpkin Cupcakes Pumpkin Pie Cookies – […]

Easter Egg Hunt Brunch Party

Growing up we celebrated Easter by getting new dresses for church and an Easter basket full of dyed hard-boiled eggs, malt balls, and Raisinets. After church our Grandmother would take my sister, cousin and myself downtown to see the play “Simon Peter.” Those were sweet childhood memories for us. It was fun and it was […]

3 Ingredient Thin Mints

  There’s been a recipe for homemade thin mints that has piqued my interest for a while, but never to the point of actually making them. They’re kind of  fussy and that makes me want to put them off. I’ll eventually tackle that homemade thin mint recipe some day, but in the meantime, this recipe […]