Quick Cocktail & Mocktail Drink Recipes

Quick Cocktail & Mocktail Drink Recipes

Make your summer entertaining quick and easy with these refreshing drink recipes that can be easily adjusted to serve with or without alcohol!
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Celebrate with Outdoor Cocktails!

Celebrate with Outdoor Cocktails!

Always be ready to take advantage of nice weather and keep items stocked so you can fix up some beverages for friends and family whether it’s planned or impromptu!
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Celebrating the "New Normal"

Celebrating the "New Normal"

We’re in full blown summer mode, but it sure is different this year, isn’t it? This school year seemed to just slide into summer days around here without much fanfare. It’s been pretty quiet as I work from my front porch instead of being filled with the normal noise of traffic. When we bike downtown, the streets aren’t filled with tourists and parking spots are easy to come by. There seems to be a lot missing - people, activities, milestone celebrations. But I’m also seeing a lot of other changes - a lot that we’ve gained.
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Easy BBQ Side Dishes

3 Easy BBQ Side Dishes

Make your summer entertaining quick and easy with these yummy side dishes that your friends and family will want the recipe for!
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Make Midsummer Memories

Make Midsummer Memories!

Between being quarantined at home and cold weather, we’re all a bit stir crazy. We’ve all been touched by this pandemic and I’m sure no matter what part of the country you live in, you’ve had days that you need a change of scenery. No matter your situation, we’re all wanting connection. And I think this upcoming month will be the perfect time to kick off summer and celebrate.
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Backyard Patio BBQ

Celebrate with a Backyard BBQ!

Celebrate warmer weather and enjoy a summer evening by gathering friends and family and firing up the grill. Make it easy to entertain by creating a buffet stations to let your guests serve themselves and enjoy each others company!
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Favorite Sunday Brunch Recipes

Favorite Sunday Brunch Recipes!

I love breakfast and brunch and I make these dishes often since they are easy, not complicated, and allow me to get out of the kitchen and enjoy more time with my family or guests. Lately though I've been running out of meal ideas (aren't we all?) So I've been trying to get creative and am changing our days up with brunch, late breakfasts, and breakfast for dinner! 
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Stress-Free Sunday Brunch

Let’s Celebrate with Brunch!

What a great way to start off a new week, by slowing down and lingering over a mid-day meal with your favorite people. Hosting a brunch can be very low key and informal, which means no stress for you and lots of enjoyment for everyone!
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Learning by Trying New Things

Learning by Trying New Things

I’m trying something new this month. I’m sure we all are as we have been in this unique time in our lives. Actually i’ve been doing a lot of new things or picking up “old things” that I haven’t done in a long time. 
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Breakfast in Bed Recipes

Family Favorite Breakfast in Bed Recipes!

You want to surprise someone with breakfast in bed or enjoy it for yourself, so we need recipes that can be made ahead or very quickly. I’ve included my family favorites - these are our go-to every time!
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Stress Free Entertaining Breakfast in Bed

Celebrate with Breakfast in Bed!

Breakfast in bed really is one of the ultimate ways to show someone you care and make them feel special. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate meal or an overwhelming task. With some careful planning, easy steps and a few of my favorite things, you can pamper someone with breakfast in bed too!
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Home is a Haven

Home Is a Haven

I have always strived to make my home a haven - a safe, comfortable place for family and friends to come and relax. Now it’s a haven for just our family and that is okay. There will be a time when we can all open the doors once again to our homes and welcome others into our lives. But for now, I’m grateful we have this time to ourselves. I know in the scheme of things it won’t last long and my kids will soon be off and we will be an empty nest. 
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