Wholly Guacamole Hummus Dip Recipe


I am part of Hormel’s blogger program, and my January box contained Wholly Guacamole Ranch Minis. We loved eating the Guacamole right from the mini to go cups. So simple and easy, just grab a to go cup some veggies or crackers and you’ve got yourself a great afternoon pick me up. My daughter used […]

3 Things to do before your Wedding Date

3 Things You Should Do Before Announcing Your Wedding Date Just gotten engaged? If so, you probably have a million thoughts going through your mind, many of them having to do with planning your upcoming nuptials. You may feel pressured to announce a wedding date immediately in order to get everything rolling as soon as […]

Four Romantic Bedroom Ideas

A romantic bedroom offers a warm, inviting atmosphere that creates relaxation and promotes intimacy. Creating the right mood can be as simple as choosing the right colors and textures or changing your light fixtures and bedding. Take a look at four romantic bedroom ideas that are guaranteed to peek your interest. Colors Color evokes varying […]

Redecorating with Lush Decor – $200 Gift Code Giveaway

Lush Decor- Addington 3 piece Quilt

We have been super busy with renovations these past few months, it started off with a beautiful new front entry door and side windows and expanded into new hardwood flooring, remodeling 2 bathrooms and finishing up with granite counter tops. I have a lot to share with all of you and can’t wait! Most of […]

Homemade Tortilla Pizza using Hormel Pepperoni

Kayden - Homemade Tortilla Pizza with Hormel Pepperoni

I was selected to be one of Hormel Bloggers this year, and can’t wait to share with you some of their great products. Our January package from Hormel arrived a couple of days ago. Some of the items we received are pictured above, I’ll be sharing within the next few days some of the ways […]

The Boxtrolls Review

The Boxtrolls

Our thoughts on The Boxtrolls … When I first saw the trailer for The Boxtrolls I knew I had to have it! Our family had already enjoyed other movies like Coraline and Paranorman. I knew that we’d do the same with The Boxtrolls. The Boxtrolls are a bunch of quirky, mischievous, good-hearted, unique creatures who […]

DYI – Snowmen Christmas Ornaments


As I stated in my Christmas Traditions at the McConnell’s article we create a new Christmas ornament each year. I love when we all sit around the table to create our ornaments. The sounds of the kiddies laughing, the adults joking and the general happy atmosphere is a reminder of what a family is. I decided on […]

Holiday Party Appetizers – New York Style Bagel Crisps

Holiday Party Appetizers – New York Style Bagel Crisps

With the Holiday season in full swing our family has been either entertaining guest or being entertained. We’ve always tried to bring a little something to add to the table of goodies. I always enjoy this time of year because I can make a great new appetizer for each event. This year I struggled a […]

Christmas Traditions at the McConnell’s

I have always been big on family traditions, as a child we had very few Christmas traditions. When I had my children I felt it was important to start our own Christmas traditions, which have carried on down to the grand children. Some of them are, decorating on Thanksgiving night, picking out a new ornament […]