4 ways to Expand the Enjoyment of Your Home to the Outdoors

Spring rose garden gazebo - photo courtesy of ©perlphoto - Fotolia.com

With warmer temps and long summer days in the near future, we start to think about spending more and more time outside -- especially at home. If you want to increase the value and appearance of your home, add more room, or just enjoy the pleasures of nature in any weather -- you might want to consider a high quality outdoor structure. There are several ways to add outdoor living space to your home … [Continue Reading...]

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta with Kale & Bacon #PumpkinCan

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Recipe

This post brought to you by Libby's. All opinions are 100% mine. I'm not sure why, but we used to always reserve pumpkin for holiday and winter time baking. No more! Pumpkin is delicious any time of year! Not only does Libby’s Pumpkin Puree taste delicious, it's also a versatile superfood that adds amazing flavor to both sweet and savory dishes. Pumpkin is packed with Beta Carotene, adds … [Continue Reading...]

Great travel destinations: Visit New Jersey and The Jersey Shore #NJStrong

visit New Jersey

This post brought to you by New Jersey’s Division of Travel & Tourism. All opinions are 100% mine. It may have been snowing just last week, but with the return of warmer weather on all of our minds, it's never too soon to start making your summer plans now! We live within a fairly short driving distance to New Jersey and the East Coast, so I have been looking for great travel destinations … [Continue Reading...]

Hen’s Friday #Giveaway Linky 4/18 – 4/24

ahenshest friday giveaway linky

Happy Friday all! We're on a five day Easter break and the weather is gorgeous, finally! I'm so excited for Easter this year because I'll be meeting my newest niece on Sunday! My other step-sister is making a stop at Mom & Lee's house on her way to her new home down south, it will be nice to catch up as I haven't seen her in years! Her daughter is just about 5 months old and we'll be taking … [Continue Reading...]

25 Family Fun Easter Recipes & Crafts

Fun Family Easter Crafts and Recipes

With less than a week left before Easter arrives, we've been searching for delicious and fun ways to spend some of our Spring break together. From orange rolls to book page bunting and Bunny tails to Easter cheese balls - here is a list of 25 great recipe and craft ideas for a very hoppy Easter! … [Continue Reading...]

Wordless Wednesday – She can do it herself! #ww


So, these photos are super blurry, but I had to share Grandbaby's silliness. She was such a cutie last Sunday! Instead of using her spoon to eat her peaches, she was scooping them into her mouth with her plate. She caught Gramma giggling at her and thought that was pretty funny, too. We had such a good day! She found our copy of Frozen and carried it around humming until we figured out she … [Continue Reading...]

HERSHEY’S Easter Candy Basket Ideas + a Brownie Trifle #BunnyTrail

fun Easter basket idea

No matter how old the kids get, they still look forward to our Easter traditions. We always dye a ton of Eggs together and they know they will wake up to big baskets of goodies! It wouldn't be a celebration without our favorite HERSHEY'S Easter Candy. I have a lot of fun choosing unique ways to give the kids their candy baskets. One year, I hid both baskets and made clues for the kids to solve … [Continue Reading...]

Fun Finds // Upcycling with glass DIY project ideas


We always seem to have a ton of glass bottles around here! From wine bottles to sauce bottles , light bulbs and empty candle jars - what in the world can you do with them instead of just tossing them into the trash? This Upcycling With Glass Infographic from Terrys Fabrics is a great starting point for recycling glass bottles from unwanted garbage into useful, functional and gorgeous home decor. … [Continue Reading...]