Easy Baked Spinach Dip


Winner for the summer book giveaway is Number 15!!! Melissa!!!Great snack to serve up this Memorial day weekend! Perfect with chips or veggies! Comes together quick too! I really do make it different every time...but it's always good! My first food post from the lakehouse :)One box of spinach squeezed to get the water out...(I use a papertowel, … [Read more...]

Chicken and Spinach puff pastry


This is a great way to use up some leftover cooked chicken! The puff pastry makes it look so fancy....when is it so easy to make!I used about 1 cup cooked spinach drained and chopped. (about a box of frozen spinach will work too)Mix in a bowl, chopped chicken spinach, 3T cream cheese, salt, pepper, 1 clove garlic minced.Thaw the puff pastry … [Read more...]

Easy Eyelet and Gingham Pillow


Red Gingham. What comes to your mind?? For me it is summer. It is such a happy and bright pattern. I used it to accent a chair that I recently refinished The Captains Chair. I thought the eyelet would be so cute next to the red and blue.I measured about 1.5 inches around my pillow form. My fabric was 19 by 15.I sandwiched the eyelet in between the … [Read more...]

Strawberry Bread


I am always looking for quick solutions for breakfast. This strawberry bread comes in handy. I love how it turned out...it is moist, and not too dense...it is wonderful toasted with a light brush of cream cheese. So so good! Also, great way to use up some strawberries!In your mixer, cream together sugar, butter and cream cheese.Add in eggs one at a … [Read more...]

A Summer Mantle


If you have been following me for awhile....you know I love to change out my mantle to reflect the season. I tweeted a preview pic last weekend....here are a few more pics. I just put this together with things that were around my house. Here is what I came up with.... Remembering summer... A large stone from a past trip to Mexico.... a … [Read more...]

Vintage Makeup case


Oh how I love garage sale season! All those projects just waiting to be tackled! I found this little gem at an estate sale last fall. It has been sitting patiently waiting for me to figure out what in the world I would use it for. It just reminds me of a time...When people actually got dressed to travel on an airplane. It was a privilege....and … [Read more...]

Strawberry Ice Pops

A little "look-forward" to summer week!! I thought it would be fun to celebrate the upcoming Memorial Day weekend with things that just remind me of summer! Be sure to sign up for the summer book giveaway too on the sidebar! Here is a popsicle recipe that is healthy and yummy!!We had some strawberries that were on their last leg...so to speak. … [Read more...]

Summer is coming BOOK GIVEAWAY!!!

Memorial Day...the officially kick off your shoes to SUMMER time is just next weekend!!! Let's celebrate shall we?!?! You can choose one of the following books...not both...just one...got it?!?! Winner can tell me what book they would like when they win!!Family Fun's fabulous Boredom Busters book is full of fabulous activities for summer time … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake


Oh my goodness...the end of the school year is almost here! And my "little-ones" are going on to middle school! Say what??! I swear yesterday I gave birth to them!?!? Well, the end of the school year also means Teacher Appreciation---and we have been so blessed this year...and most years past with amazing teachers. It will be so hard to say goodbye … [Read more...]

Little Black Dress Cards


I recently made some of these for a gift and I really love how they turned out. They are each one of a kind and I love giving something that you can't buy in a store:) I added some to my etsy shop...if you don't want to make them yourself. If you do....here is what I did to make mine...Cut out some patterns of some various skirt designs (think … [Read more...]