Tasting summer .... "To unpathed waters, undreamed shores." —William Shakespeare Amen. … [Read more...]

DIY clothespin planter: Michelle from Ten June


I am really excited to have Michelle from Ten June visiting here today! Michelle’s blog is FULL of fun projects and decorating ideas. She is so creative…so lovely…and just a gem of a girl. I have read her blog for a little over a year now…and I had a blast meeting up with her at the Haven conference. We were immediate friends…very similar people … [Read more...]

Sugar free Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie recipe: Sponsored Post

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nectresse™ Sweetener for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I made these peanutbutter cookies (sugar free) with my dad in mind. He has diabetes and really has to watch his sugar intake. When the kind folks at NECTRESSE™Sweetener contacted me about trying thier product I was interested. My … [Read more...]

This land is your land….


Now that you have that song in your head.... Here is a picture to go with it.... Happy weekend :) … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Bacon (recipe)


What , say what?!?! Tracie, you my friend, have LOST IT! Bacon…on a chocolate cupcake? Dude, don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. One word….heaven-on-top-of-heaven. Amen. I recently took this to a friends house to share (leaving the bacon crumbles on the side….for those to dare to try). The vote was 50/50…surprisingly to me…the kiddos were … [Read more...]

10 useful smartphone apps to download


I always like to hear about new and fun useful apps for my smartphone. I have the Droid Razor (android market) but I believe all of these are also available on the apple market. Here are the apps I use the most (I left out Facebook and twitter….cause don’t we all use them??!?!) Oh…and all of these are FREE! Ever note : The best thing about … [Read more...]

Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms (recipe)


This is one of those crowd-pleasin-no-fuss-grillin-n-chillin recipes of summer. It is make ahead…pop on the grill while your enjoying a refreshing cocktail…good time food. It comes together easy. I love that. Pop off the mushroom stems and chop them up. Sauté them in a pan with some ground sausage. Meanwhile, cook the stuffing in the microwave. … [Read more...]

Post from my phone


Just downloaded the WordPress app....blogging from my phone. Wow ...isn't technology amazing:) Happy weekend :) Oh promise today to pull a winner for party city gift card!! … [Read more...]

The Penny Boat…


We used to wake up early…before everyone else in the house. My Grammie would say…”let’s go say hi to the ocean…” We would walk 3 blocks down the street…and at the end would be this beautiful dune lined path to the beach. Let’s go see if the penny boat came in last night…. I would search and search…finding all sorts of things along the way. … [Read more...]

Modern Master Bedroom for Molly


A friend of mine from college recently contacted me about helping her arrange her master bedroom. I jumped at the chance! You know how I love a good moodboard :) Molly and Dan wanted to brighten up the space…and figure out the best way to arrange the furniture. Here is what I came up with for their modern master bedroom… My inspiration was this … [Read more...]