Edwards Key Lime Pie Pops + Spiked Horchata Caramel

Edwards Key Lime Pie Pops + Spiked Horchata Caramel

Thank you Edwards® Desserts for sponsoring this post. Head to the frozen desserts aisle of your grocery store to pick up your favorite Edwards pie! I have a confession to make, and I don’t want to be judged or receive angry fan mail. Okay, here I go… I’m sick of ice cream! That’s right, by this time in the summer, I have officially had my fill of the frozen dessert. I know, it’s blasphemy. However with the scorching heat continuing to linger, I still crave a refreshing treat. So, I have come up with an alternative to ice cream. Edwards …

Eclipse, Cocktail, Mixology, Beer

Classic Rewind: Total Eclipse Cocktail

In honor of tonight’s Sturgeon Moon, we’re kicking it back to one of our most popular (and appropriately) celestial cocktails, the Total Eclipse. Grab the recipe below and scroll to the bottom of the post for a surprise giveaway! The eclipse is upon us, my friends! We are hours away from welcoming an unique cosmic event and it is time to get prepared. Eclipse glasses? Check! Prime viewing location acquired? Check! Cameras at the ready? Check! All that is left is what you will be drinking when the forces align. I have concocted an equally rare, but delightful drink recipe …

Jalapeño Cornbread Bites + Heluva Good! Dip

Jalapeño Cornbread Bites + Heluva Good! Dip

Thank you Heluva Good! for sponsoring this post. For those of you who do not already know, I live in Texas. And if you know anything about August in Texas, then you know that I am literally living in an oven. No joke, it is 106°F outside as I type this…. at 9 in the morning. When I walk outside, I feel personally attacked by Mother Nature. So there is nothing like sitting in a chilly, air conditioned room on a sweltering summer day and munching on a delicious treat. Seriously, with my scrumptious Jalapeño Cornbread Bites recipe and Heluva …

Quick Pick Sunsella Bento Box

Quick Pick: Sunsella Bento Box

Back to school season is here! So you know what that means? It’s time to get shopping! Today I have a “Quick Pick” for the kids… the Sunsella Bento Box. Bento style lunchbox with spill-proof lid. The boxes feature 3 different sized separate compartments and 4 secure locking clips. You had me at “spill-proof”, Sunsella! Seriously, parents, these babies come with a leak guarantee. They are 100% leakproof between sections and outside, with a full a compartment rubber seal. Obviously, this was designed with parents’ stress levels in mind. The Bento Boxes are durable and reusable (hug the planet!). They …

Home Essentials Emergency Escape Plan with First Alert

Home Essentials: Emergency Escape Plan with First Alert

Thank you First Alert for sponsoring this post. Plan, practice, and repeat your escape plan with First Alert! Home ownership is no joke. From the down payment to the insurance to the actual maintenance, it can be a taxing and time-consuming process. I have been a homeowner a few years now and I am constantly surprised by my learning curve. Lawn care! Vent cleaning! Humidity assessment! Why don’t they teach these things in school?! Admittedly, my windows may be a bit grimy, but there is one home essential that I am not going to neglect… an emergency escape plan. And …

Italian Entertaining

Rustic Italian Entertaining… at it’s finest!

Guest Contributor: Jewels Gray Jewels is the talented eye behind Jewels Photography in Denver, Colorado. Follow along as she show’s us a proper Italian feast. There’s a venue here in Denver that reminds me of the home my grand-parents built in Northern California… tan stucco arches and dark brown tiled floors, it’s not something you typically see here in Colorado. The lighting is always so beautiful here and as a Photographer, that’s something I notice while shooting weddings. If this venue were around back when I got married, I definitely would have had my own wedding there, without a doubt. …

Whimsical Backyard Fairyland

Whimsical Backyard Fairyland

Guest Contributor: Brandy Angel Brandy is the talented photographer behind Brandy Angel Photography. Today she gives us an exclusive look at a client’s backyard oasis. Debra has worked so hard to create a peaceful oasis for herself and her family. As well as a beautiful place to allow her granddaughter to play and use her imagination. She managed to design a space for all of that and a place to entertain friends and family effortlessly.  The inspiration for the yard design and playhouse was taken from the overgrown, woodsy look it already had when they bought their home. It was …

Greek Yogurt Funfetti Cake & Brawny® Tear-A-Square®

Greek Yogurt Funfetti Cake + Brawny® Tear-A-Square®

Thank you Brawny® Tear-A-Square® for sponsoring this post. Think of all the ways you can Put a Square There! My fondest childhood memories are of my mom and me baking sweet treats together. So when I became a parent myself, I could not wait for the day when my own daughter would be old enough to work beside me in the kitchen. Now that she is almost 4, she is old enough to start creating delicious culinary creations. However, if you have ever cooked with a child, you know that most of what they are creating is a mess. That …