Monday, May 20, 2013


Kraft sent me a bottle of the product to review, but they haven’t reviewed or approved what I wrote below. All opinions are mine. Enjoy!

Kraft Zesty 8Do I have a treat for you today. I made the most delicious sandwich the other day with the complimentary bottle of Kraft Zesty Italian Anything Dressing I received. When I was chosen to review this product, I wanted to create something outside of my normal cooking box. Something that I wouldn’t usually cook at home but I would order at a restaurant. I came up with a grilled asparagus sandwich that was out of this world good.

Sunday, May 19, 2013


This post brought to you by CB2. All opinions are 100% mine.

I wanted to let you know about this great opportunity to win a dream trip to Brasil and see a beautiful collection of pieces inspired by the beauty of Brasil.

CB2 is definitely a source of creative inspiration. Whether your style leans toward vintage or modern it’s hard not to be inspired by the clean and colorful style that CB2 offers. CB2 has now partnered with the husband and wife design team Robert and Cortney Novogratz. As seen on their popular TV home design shows, they are all about a mix of modern and vintage with a playful edge.

Friday, May 17, 2013


Happy Friday everyone! Another creative week has flown by. We had a busy week at our house. We survived a prom, had a wonderful Mother’s Day celebration, plus the regular hectic daily schedule, including sports practices and the end of season sport’s banquet {and guess who is team mom?}. I made several bouquets for the banquet out of beautiful sunny yellow sunflowers, hydrangeas, spider mums and more. I didn’t post them here but posted the photo to Instagram. I just joined Instagram – can you believe it? You can follow me here if you’d like.

Blog Scrub RoundupAnd, in case you didn’t have a chance to stop by this week, here’s what I shared. My Asian Spring Vegetable Garden, A Facial Scrub Round Up and a Sympathy Card. 

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and linked up their projects this week. There were some problems with the linky this week and the linky people are working on fixing the issue. If you had trouble linking up I’m so sorry. I hope you come back next week and try again. I’d love to see your projects.

As always, there were so many beautiful projects and I was so inspired by the pops of color. Here are the projects in the spotlight this week.

Good Taste: warm, flip, serve {ps don’t forget the cake}

This post brought to you by Private Selection. All opinions are 100% mine.

929CAD3B-C290-29B7-424693FE7B51A28CWhat can be better than homemade cake still warm from the oven? I love making cakes – for a family treat, or a dessert to take school events or gatherings with friends. But lately, I’m finding I have less and less time to whip up a cake even one from a mix.

Store-bought cakes are great in a pinch but you still can’t beat that warm-from-the-oven sensation.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Extra Credit: backyard solar ambience

This post brought to you by TIKI Brand®. All opinions are 100% mine.

Tiki Torch 4I’ve been working on sprucing up our backyard in anticipation of summer fun and barbeques.

Inkling: sympathy card

Sympathy Card 2I usually love making handmade cards. Of course, there’s that rare occasion when there’s no joy in making a card.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Show & Tell: homemade scrub round up

Blog Scrub RoundupLast week I shared with you a honey mask for a Mother’s Day gift idea. You can see it here or at the bottom of this post. While I was researching masks and scrubs I was overwhelmed with the variety of beautiful homemade scrubs and rounded up a few to share with you. Scrubs are easy to make and you feel so pampered treating yourself to a little spa treatment. I think we all deserve to take a moment for ourselves. Who’s with me?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party [102]

From my archives – Red Bandana Theme BBQ {party favors}

Welcome to The Inspiration Board link party! If you celebrated Mother's Day in some capacity on Sunday, I hope it was filled with love and happiness. We're halfway through May and spring is in full swing. I'm excited to enjoy the beauty of spring but I'm really looking forward to the summer break when the daily schedule is a little less chaotic.

Now on to the party. Thank you so much for stopping by to peruse the links or to share your wonderful creativity. Either way, I'm so happy that you're here. Grab a cup of coffee, a cool beverage, a snack and come on in and enjoy the party. I can't wait to start going through the links.

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Dirt: spring japanese vegetable garden

Spring Vegetables via homework (9)I’m so excited to get my vegetable garden going. My mom brought over these little seedlings the other day. Her neighbor gave them to her and my mom passed them along to me.

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~101~

Happy Friday everyone! Another week has flown by in a blur of family activities and a crafty projects. A big thank you to everyone who stopped by this week. And for those of you who shared your projects on The Inspiration Board I’m always amazed at all the great ideas, beautiful décor, wonderful food and more. In case you didn’t get a chance to stop by, here’s what I shared this week.

Thank you again for sharing your projects! Here are a few in the spotlight this week.