Pillsbury Funfetti Bold Ice Cream Cupcakes

Bold Ice Cream Cupcakes

This post brought to you by the new vibrant Pillsbury Funfetti® Cake Mixes  I love color. Color in my home, in my clothes and in my food. And there are occasions when only BOLD color will do.  Bright, intense color.  That is what you get with the new Pillsbury Funfetti®  Bold Cake Mixes.  The folks at Pillsbury really went bold when they released their new Funfetti® line of cake mixes and bold frostings. Thanks to my friend Heather over at Whipperberry for the photo above! They come in 5 bold colors and food [Continue Reading...]

Mother’s Day Giveaway}a day of pampering

Mothers Day Giveaway

Today I am excited to join together with 18 other bloggers that I love for a Mother’s Day Gift Basket Giveaway!  We have each put together a basket full of items we’d love to receive for Mother’s Day. When I was working on my basket I asked you a question on Facebook – “What would you like for Mother’s Day?”  I loved reading your responses and it was clear that a little pampering was what most mother’s want.  A massage, a pedicure/manicure, some chocolate, a little shopping all made the [Continue Reading...]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party


29 Welcome back to Inspiration Monday Party! Thank you SO much for joining us every week- You continue to INSPIRE us!! When you link your project here, it is displayed simultaneously on all FIVE blogs at the same time, all you need to do is link up to ONE of our sites.   Be sure and follow all of us on Social Media as we love to share and promote your posts there too. I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom Redhead Can Decorate| [Continue Reading...]

What’s For Dinner}Weekly Meal Plan #25 & Giveaway!

Meal Plan #25

What Leigh Anne’s Loving: Many of you know I spent 20 years helping people organize, preserve their photos and record their memories.  I watched the industry move from paper scrapbooking to digital during t hose 20 years.  And with it came a big problem.  People stopped printing their photos.  They left them on their computer, their memory cards and their jump drives.  There is a problem with this.  Computers crash! I lost count of how many people I knew that lost priceless, irreplaceable photos as a result of not backing [Continue Reading...]

Resurrection Cookies & Easter Scripture Eggs}Activity Day Idea

Resurrection Cookies

  I realize Easter is just a few days away and this post may be a little late for some of you but maybe you can pin it for next year! This activity would be a fun thing to do as a family this weekend, Saturday night, the night before Easter.  We did it with our Activity Day girls this week and they really enjoyed it.  Especially eating the cookies. The process of making Resurrection cookies is a wonderful way to share the Easter story.  Each step and ingredient of [Continue Reading...]

The Best Lemon Bars

lemon bars

You may have noticed a bit of a lemon theme these week.  I hope you non lemon lovers will bear with me. This is a recipe that I have had for a really long time. The recipe originally came from a childhood friend’s mother in Wisconsin.  This recipe has been in my family for about 50 years.  That is no indication of how old I am! It is the lemon bar my mother always made and it is the one I always make.    I am pretty picky about my [Continue Reading...]

Lemon Herb Roasted Potatoes

lemon roasted potatoes

This Sunday is Easter and many of you may have ham on the menu.  We’re having pork tenderloin at our house, a little non traditional.   Traditionally people serve their ham with potatoes, usually scalloped potatoes or as we like to call them at our house “funeral potatoes.”   I plan on being non traditional in the potato department too because I am serving these yummy lemon herb roasted potatoes!  Lemon is traditional when it comes to Easter after all. As many of you know I am not a huge [Continue Reading...]

Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

So I think I may have just begun a love affair with brussels sprouts.  I know, weird, but true. I can’t believe it has taken me this long to finally give them a try.  My first try at brussels sprouts was this recipe for Teriyaki Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts which is delicious!!  Truly amazing.  I think Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts would make the perfect vegetable for your Easter dinner.  I know asparagus is more traditional but these are so good!  I promise! If you are a non believer when it [Continue Reading...]

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs


For Activity Day Girls this week we dyed Easter eggs except we didn’t use store bought dye.  A few years ago I experimented with natural dyes using fruits, vegetables and spices.  I loved the results and the beautiful muted colors you got.  I decided it would be a fun science experiment for the girls to do it too.  It was so fun to see what colors certain fruits and vegetables would result in. The prep work for this is a little bit more intense than picking up a pack of [Continue Reading...]