Turban Headband Tutorial and Printable}Activty Day Idea

TUrban Headbands

Last week I was able to hang out with my Activity Day girls again.  They haven’t gotten someone to take my place yet but I know it’s coming.  This week we did a fun little sewing activity.  I spent many years teaching children’s sewing classes so I love being able to do a sewing project with these girls now and then.   I also wanted to make myself some of those cute knit turban headbands I’ve seen people wearing so I thought I’d teach the girls how to do it [Continue Reading...]

Toffee Apple Dip

Apple Dip

Note: Todays post is  a recipe redo with updated photos of one of my favorite fall treats. Last week I opened my front door and found my friend Dawn standing at my door with this darling basket in her hand. A cute little basket filled with all the ingredients to make her yummy Apple Dip. Dawn and I met in the costume shop at the high school where our daughters performed together in various shows.  Dawn is a marvelous seamstress and we have spent a lot of time sewing together over [Continue Reading...]

Chipotle Pork Chops with Tomato Onion Relish

Chipotle Pork Chop with  Tomato and Onion  Relish

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian. All opinions are 100% mine. When my husband brought these pork chops in from the grill the first thing he said was, “My  mouth is watering just looking at these.”  These pork chops will make  your mouth water! As part of the Pompeian #PantryInsiders program I get to try out all the different varieties of olive oil from the Pompeian line.  This month I used their OlivExtra® Premium Mediterranean Blend.  This particular olive oil blend is  a unique, healthy combination [Continue Reading...]

25 Cinnamon Sweets

25 Cinnamon Sweets on Your Homebased Mom

I know that Pumpkin is the flavor of the season right now but for those of you who are a little pumpkined out we’ve got a great round up of one my other favorite fall flavors – cinnamon.  This post is just full of lots of cinnamon goodness.  Enjoy and try not to drool on your keyboard as you scroll down. Banana Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake from I Heart Eating Chocolate Cinnamon Bread Wreath from A Spicy Perspective Churro Pretzels from Oh Sweet Basil Cinnamon Bread from Lil’ Luna Cinnamon [Continue Reading...]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

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Welcome to Inspiration Monday Don’t you love this time of year? Time for sweaters and boots, and firing up the crockpots, sipping apple cider and pumpkin everything! Be Inspired… Join all 7 of us every week right here… where we search for our favorites and feature through out the week on all social media outlets. To search our features, use hashtag #InspirationMondayParty, and follow us all on social media via our blogs. Did I mention you will be seen on ALL 7 BLOGS?!   I Should Be Mopping the Floor [Continue Reading...]

Halloween Donut Holes and Flavored Milk Bar

Halloween Donut Holes and Flavored Milk

Instant party – just add donut holes and milk! Today I’ve got a quick, easy, fun, last minute and cute idea for a treat that will make any occasion a party!   I had my Activity Day girls here this week.  They haven’t gotten some one to replace me yet so I still get to play with the girls!  We had a fun sewing activity that I’ll share with you soon and for our snack I made some Halloween Donut Holes and a make your own flavored milk bar for [Continue Reading...]

Curry Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Curry Soup

I think I should have named this soup Heavenly Soup instead of Curry Pumpkin Soup. The first time I ever tried  a squash type soup was an evening I will never forget.  Jim and I were in Acapulco and were attending an “all white” dinner in a home that sat on a cliff overlooking the ocean.  Everyone was dressed in white, the tables and decor were all in white. White lights were everywhere.  We truly felt like we had just stepped into heaven.  It had the most amazing ethereal feel [Continue Reading...]

Halloween Party Planning Guide

Halloween  Party Planning GUide

Today I am excited to share with you your one stop Halloween PartyPlanning  Guide. I’ve got all kinds of ideas for you to help you plan the best Halloween party ever. I’ve got savory and sweet food ideas, drink ideas, decor ideas and party activity ideas. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I’ve shared lots of ideas over the years and I’m excited to put all those ideas together for you in this one post. One stop Halloween idea shopping.  Happy party planning!  Savory Treat Ideas An InLinkz [Continue Reading...]

Candy Corn Ice Cream Floats

Candy Corn Ice Cream Floats

Looking for a quick and easy treat for a Halloween Party?  I’ve got you covered today.  Ice cream is always a hit at a party, especially when it looks like candy corn! All you  need to create these cute candy corn ice cream floats are some vanilla ice cream, lemon ice cream, orange sherbet and some lemon lime soda.  Yellow ice cream can be a bit of a challenge to find but Kroger has a yummy lemon ice cream that worked great. I put a scoop of each into a [Continue Reading...]