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 …

Organic Pineapple Basil Cocktail + Dessert Pairing

Organic Pineapple Basil Cocktail + Dessert Pairing

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. For ages 21+.  Along with sunshine, sand, and surf, summer comes with another perk… tropical flavors! The warm-weather months are the ideal time to take advantage of all the delicious ingredients that are ripe for the picking. So, with the help of my friends at Prairie Organic Spirits, I am giving you one delectable cocktail and dessert pairing that you won’t soon forget. Who is up for an Organic Pineapple Basil cocktail paired with a strawberry coconut cupcake?! I am all about the organic life. Whenever humanly possible, I make …

fudge, chocolate, outlander

Classic Rewind: Almond Lavender Fudge

Today’s classic rewind comes from one of our most difficult recipes! Candy! Enjoy and make sure to scroll to the bottom to enter our newest kitchen giveaway… David and Goliath. Rocky and Drago. Tesla and Edison. Every good story has an arch nemesis that must be overcome by sheer will, grit, and resolve. My arch nemesis is fudge. I curse the sight of that thick, chocolaty nectar! Why, you ask? Because every time I attempt to make it, I fail. And trust me, nothing will kill your soul more than being bested by a tiny block of sugar. Well today …

Game of Thrones Wedding

The Ultimate Game of Thrones Finale Party: A Wedding!

Guest Contributor: Brittney Studer The photographer behind Brit Nicole Photography takes us into the woods for this amazing Game of Thrones themed elopement! With the finale of The Game of Thrones coming up, I feel this intimate, super small elopement will fit perfectly with the hype coming up in 2019. In the deep residential area in the Texas panhandle, Beth and Brandon said their vows with just them two and their parents, and of course the rented wolves! As the sun was starting to set in the gorgeous forest area, they made their promises to each other under the floral …

Une Petite Fete : A Croquet Party

Une Petite Fete : A Croquet Party

Guest Contributor: Kim Robles Kim is the photographic genius behind Greenhouse Creative. Visit her website here to learn more. Andressa Bertaioli, of allie + andie, is one of the most generous, kind souls I’ve ever met. This was the first time we worked together – it was her own birthday party. Andressa’s mission in life is to create beauty. She does it flawlessly through her styling, floral design & event planning business, allie + andie. But the true testament to Andie’s character is that she creates beauty, for everyone around her, in the everyday. This was by far one of …

The Secret Garden Tea Party

Secret Garden in Manito Park

Guest Contributer: Lina Kukharsky Lina is one of two sisters behind Bloom & Design, a floral, design, and photography company. Visit her website here. A styled photoshoot with a twist on the Secret Garden with Alice in Wonderland. This shoot was meant to bring inspiration and ideas for any event including themed parties, bridal parties, engagement parties, and ultimately weddings! We teamed up with a few of our local vendors to make this dream come to life. It was magical! The mossy elements set the mood for a whimsical mystery and a pop of colorful flowers brought the table to …

Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pie

Cinnamon Apple Pie

Guest Writer: Berkley Martin The talented photographer behind Berkley Martin Photography, based in Louisiana. Visit her site or on Facebook! Nestled in the heart of Hammond Louisiana, Lauren Carroll and her sweet daughter Emma Kate spent their Sunday evening showing me how she makes her famous homemade cinnamon apple pie. Her beautiful farmhouse-styled home is surrounded by towering oaks and a mini chicken farm. Fresh eggs and homemade pie crust are a staple in their household. They enjoy creating with their hands and engaging in activities that bring them together to create a beautiful final product. Here is their recipe …

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Classic Rewind: Red Velvet Hot Cocoa

Every so often, we hit the viral jackpot. You know, that one recipe that gets so many hits that it crashes our website? Well this is one of them. About two years ago, I created a Red Velvet Hot Cocoa recipe. Not only was it delicious and a hit with my loyal readers, it has turned into a viral sensation. So today, let’s revisit this fabulous recipe and whip up a fresh batch… If there is one thing I love on a cold winter’s day, it’s a cup of hot cocoa. Add to that another one of my loves, red …