Homemade Chicken Nuggets for Kids

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

  I have been trying to crack the homemade chicken nugget code for a while now. My kids have hated everything I've tried; they've complained that they were too spicy, the wrong texture or they just didn't "look" like chicken nuggets. Isn't a chicken nugget supposed to be made out of chicken? … [Read more...]

Professional Tips for Hosting a Budget Savvy DIY Wedding

Photo's Courtesy of Kristen Gardner

I have been writing and re-writing this post inside my head for over a month now because I am beyond excited to finally share my thoughts on how to host a budget friendly do-it-yourself (DIY) event.  DIY weddings are all over the internet these days; many of those tips may be DIY, but they are not … [Read more...]

Spaghetti Squash with Kale Pesto


  Last week I posted this delicious kale pesto recipe and I  have been enjoying it all week.  I've made mini zucchini pizzas with pesto, tomato sauce, and fresh mozzarella that I served as an appetizer at a girls'-night-in party.  I layered it between grilled eggplant, roasted heirloom … [Read more...]

Simple Summer Slaw


Summer is all about cookouts, fireworks and fun. This simple slaw is perfect for any summer occasion and will please a crowd. Crunchy cabbage (red and green) with a hint of green onion makes for a simple and tasty summer salad. Place a heaping spoonful over some pulled pork or toss in some grilled … [Read more...]

Healthy & Delicous Kale Pesto Recipe

Vitamin rich and antioxidant packed Kale Pesto.  It not only tastes great but is good for your too!  This is a must make for summer!!

My farmers' market is up and running again, and I am just thrilled.  I typically wake up super-early on Saturday mornings when the rest of my town is sleeping in, meet up with a girlfriend for a workout at the track, and then shop my local farmers' market for fresh fruits, veggies and local organic … [Read more...]

End of School Treats and Play Date Calling Cards {PLUS Yummy GIVEAWAY}


  Today is the last day of school and we are all very excited for summer vacation to begin. My boys have really been looking forward to summer break, counting down the days to say the least. We've created our summer bucket list and have downloaded a couple new eBooks perfect for summer … [Read more...]

Refreshing Strawberry Basil Fruit Water


  Yesterday was my birthday and I received the best gift ever!! My hubby got me a Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender,  and I cannot wait to begin sharing some amazing smoothies, sauces, and sides with you all. One thing that I love to make over the summer is Agua Fresca, also … [Read more...]

DIY Photo Gallery Wall

Banner Photo Gallery Wall

I have been wanting a gallery wall along my upstairs hallway for a long time but I just couldn't bring myself to spend the money. Most gallery walls are really expensive, especially if you purchase them as a package. Of course the expensive walls are beautiful and probably worth every penny but at … [Read more...]

Decorating With Black Furniture

Black and Gold Painted Furniture

When it comes to decorating, I feel that black and white is the ultimate color scheme. Classic, elegant, sexy and something that you really cannot mess up. Over the years, I have changed my decor and have settled into a black and white color palette for my home. My floors are ebony and my walls are … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe & Reinvented Leftover Ideas

Beef Stew Featured Image

I feel like I have said this a million times, but I am a huge fan of my slow cooker. It allows me to cook healthy meals for my family, especially on busy days. This past week, I made some amazing beef stew in my slow cooker, which we have been eating for the last couple of days. I am always shocked … [Read more...]

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