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...]

Monday Motivation Linky Party


Welcome back to Inspiration Monday Party! Thank you for being here and for sharing all of your talents with us. You continue to inspire us every week! 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 [Continue Reading...]

What’s For Dinner}Weekly Meal Plan #24

meal plan 24

Be sure and check out the THREE giveaways going on right now on the blog. Chinet Gift Pack and $100.00 Visa Card   –  Ninja Power Blender  – $500.00 Michaels Gift Card. What Leigh Anne’s Loving: One of the things I wished I had done earlier was take better care of my skin.  As a teenager and even in my 20′s and 30′s I would go to bed without washing my face.  It wasn’t until I hit 40 that I started taking this skin thing seriously.  I am lucky that as [Continue Reading...]

Vanilla Malt and Ninja Ultima™ Blender Giveaway

Vanilla Malt

We spent the weekend in beautiful San Diego last weekend visiting our son Logan.  He is so lucky to live in such a beautiful place.  I could totally move there!  We had a great time and ate our share of amazing fish tacos.  We spent one morning riding beach cruisers around Coronado Island.  Of course we had to stop at the Del Coronado hotel and take a look around.  So beautiful.  Since we had burned so many calories biking around we decided to fuel up on some ice cream at [Continue Reading...]

Malted Milk Ball Bunny Brittle

Malted Milk Ball Bunny Brittle

It’s the tenth of the month and that means it’s time for another fun Blog Hop with 9 of my favorite bloggers.  Our theme for this month is Bunnies and I hope you are as excited to see what everyone came up with as I am! Ah, spring is in the air and what’s more springy than sweet bunnies? Get your pin fingers ready and take a looksie at these 10 bunny themed projects then read on for my full tutorial how to create your own Malted  Milk Ball Bunny [Continue Reading...]

Tex-Mex Chicken Salad

Tex-Mex Chicken Salad

We’ve enjoyed a few sunny and warmer days here in the Northwest.  Now warmer for us is 60 degrees. I know that isn’t as warm as some places but I know it is warmer than others!  A little sunshine and warmer temperatures always puts me in the mood for a good salad for dinner. Today’s salad is a recipe I got from my sister in law.  It has been in my pile of recipes for years and I have hung on to because I know it is a good one [Continue Reading...]

Teacher Appreciation Printable Note and Giveaway!

Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea

Today I am over at Skip to My Lou as part of Cindy’s very fun Teacher Appreciation Gift Series.   We all know that A is for Apple but it is also for Awesome and I’ve got a cute printable gift tag for you to let your children’s teachers know how awesome they are!   As part of this fun series I also have a giveaway here for you on the blog today.   For the caramel apple tag head on over to Skip to My Lou As part of [Continue Reading...]

20 Easter Recipes

20 Easter Recipes

Have you got your Easter dinner or brunch menu planned yet?  Today we’ve got a great round up of Easter recipes that should help you out!  I don’t have mine figured out yet but this roundup is sure to be a help. Happy menu planning! Blueberry Crumb Sticks from Deliciously Sprinkled Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple-Cream Cheese Drizzle from White Lights on Wednesday Carrot Cake Scones from A Kitchen Addiction Easter Cinnamon Rolls from Lemon Tree Dwelling Peach Cream Cheese Braided Danish from Natash’a Kitchen Ham Cheddar Tomato Quiche from What About [Continue Reading...]