Pancake Bar Party | simple breakfast & brunch recipes

Pancake Bar Party | simple breakfast & brunch recipes

Pancake Bar Party | simple breakfast & brunch recipes | This shop is #sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ #12DaysofPancakes It's that time of year again to start planning our holiday parties and get togethers. There are so many special people in our lives that we love to celebrate the season with - though so little time. The four weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas seem to fly by so quickly. Traditionally, I've always hosted evening get togethers, though this year Continue reading

Black and White Plaid Buffalo Check Christmas Tree | 2015 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

Black and White Plaid Buffalo Check Christmas Tree | 2015 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

Black and White Plaid Buffalo Check Christmas Tree ~ 2015 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge #michaelsmakers Once November arrives, I get pretty excited thinking about the last 8 weeks of the year. Thanksgiving and Christmas, intimate gatherings and frivolous soirees, thoughtful gifts and selfless giving. There are so many things to love about this time of year and for me it all begins by filling our home with the magic of the season. As a member of the Michaels Makers Blogging Team, November marks the month of the Dream Tree Continue reading

Halloween Ghost Balloons | filled with candy and treats

Halloween Ghost Balloons | filled with candy and treats

Halloween Ghost Balloons | filled with candy and treats - As we prepare our Halloween festivities for the week, one fun tradition on our list is delivering some festive treats to our surrounding neighbors. This year we put our own little spin on the Halloween Boo and put together a few Candy and Treat Filled Ghost Balloons to secretly place upon some doorsteps. These Halloween Ghost Balloons are quick and easy to prepare and make a perfect last minute surprise for neighbors and friends. Plus everyone loves trying to figure out the Continue reading

Jockey and Race Horse Costume | homemade coordinating halloween #michaelsmakers

Jockey and Race Horse Costume | homemade coordinating halloween #michaelsmakers

Putting together a homemade costume for my little guy has become one of my favorite projects of the year. I love the idea of themed costumes and simply cannot pass up the opportunity to coordinate my little guy and his furry friends. This year we decided to honor the 12th Triple Crown Winner, American Pharoah - the first in 37 years! Our homemade Jockey and Race Horse costume was put together as part of this month's Michaels Makers Challenge - creatively centered on making a DIY Halloween Costume. These two costume are very simple to Continue reading

Craft Pumpkin Candle Holders |#michaelsmakers

Craft Pumpkin Candle Holders |#michaelsmakers

Craft Pumpkin Candle Holders - #michaelsmakers | September is finally here and we are highly anticipating the arrival of fall. We have a few festivities lined up the next couple of months so I'm anxious to get a jump start on our fall decor. It will be a few more weeks before the pumpkins are ready to be harvested at our local roadside stand, so I made a trip to Michaels Pumpkin Patch for some early picking. This year I decided to turn our pumpkins into some Craft Pumpkin Candle Holders as part of the Michaels Makers September Continue reading

Pie Bar Dessert Table | fourth of july dessert station

Pie Bar Dessert Table | fourth of july dessert station

Pie Bar Dessert Table | fourth of july dessert station #michaelsmakers | With summer right around the corner I've already starting planning some fun celebrations for the upcoming months. We love to entertain and planning different party themes is one of my passions. As a toast to the last challenge of the season, this month the Michaels Makers team is celebrating each of the six holidays this summer with gifts, baked treats and parties! My challenge was based upon one of my favorite holidays of the year - the Fourth of July! Since every Continue reading

Mini Easter Piñatas | make your own carrot pinata

Mini Easter Piñatas | make your own carrot pinata

Mini Easter Piñatas - make your own carrot piñata #DisneyEaster | This shop is sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own. Spring is officially here and I'm really looking forward to celebrating Easter. Since it is right around the corner I already started putting together an Easter basket for my little guy. Each year I enjoy creating a basket centered around a theme and this year is no different. CJ loves to open things right now. Not just presents - but anything that comes inside Continue reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark Recipe | I'm always looking for simple handmade gifts that can be put together quite quickly - especially gifts that I can have, on- hand, for hostess gifts or unexpected visitors during the holidays. Today I have an easy bark recipe to share that takes just minutes to whip up and requires just a few key ingredients. The best thing about chocolate bark is that it can customized with just about any toppings you have available in your pantry. Cookies, candy, candy canes - you can't really go wrong crushing Continue reading

Maryland Flag Christmas Tree in honor of Pathfinders for Autism | #christmasinthecommunity

Maryland Flag Christmas Tree in honor of Pathfinders for Autism | #christmasinthecommunity

Maryland Flag Christmas Tree in honor of Pathfinders for Autism #christmasinthecommunity | Our holiday season was extra special this year as we had the opportunity to take part in Christmas Tree Market's Christmas in the Community Campaign. Christmas Tree Market selected thirteen bloggers across the United States to participate in sharing the beauty of the season by giving them the chance to give back to organizations within their communities. We choose an organization very near and dear to our heart - Pathfinders for Autism. Pathfinders Continue reading

Gift Wrapping Ideas | nine easy gift toppers #michaelsmakers

Gift Wrapping Ideas | nine easy gift toppers #michaelsmakers

Gift Wrapping Ideas - nine easy gift toppers #michaelsmakers | The holidays are all about giving and nothing makes me more excited this time of year than the anticipation of handing out gifts. I love the whole entire process. I really enjoy putting some thought and meaning into each gift we give, so for me, the wrapping presentation is just as important as the special present inside. The Michaels Makers Blogging Team theme for December is all about creative holiday gifts and wrapping - so today I'll be sharing some gift wrapping Continue reading