How to Throw the Perfect Fancy Nancy Birthday Party!

How to Throw the Perfect Fancy Nancy Birthday Party   Helpful Links: Balloon Arch Kit Pink & Gold Balloons Pink Balloons Pink & White Balloons Hot Pink Balloons  Light Pink Balloons FLORAL DECOR: Paper Flowers Paper Flowers – Pink Paper Flowers – Pink Pink Pom Poms Wall Flowers – Pink DECOR: Grass Place Mats Tiffany Boxes Tea Sets – these were so fun! GOODY BAGS: Goody Bag Purses   My 3 year old daughter Demi wanted a Fancy Nancy Birthday Party this year! She kept saying over and over again for about a month that she wanted a “fancy pancy …

Milk and Cookie Shots

Milk and Cookie Shots When I think about New Years Eve recipes I wish it was some glamorous thing! But as a mom of 4 young kids New Years Eve is more about banging pots and pans, blow horns, family friendly food, and trying to make it until the ball drops! So when asked to create a New Years Eve recipe these cookie and milk shot glasses came in mind! These can be filled with all kinds of stuff and are fun for the entire family! My kids (and a few neighbor kids) went crazy over these!   Milk and …

Creamy Butterbeer Dairy Free

Creamy Butterbeer Dairy Free

Our family has visited Universal Studios in Florida twice in the past 3 years. We have loved their Harry Potter lands and have loved their butterbeer. My kids couldn’t help but pound the drinks down. So when we got home I figured we had to re-create our own so that they could still enjoy the same treat! When I saw the Silk caramel creamer at the store I knew that it would take this recipe up a notch. The touch of caramel in the creamer ties all of the flavors together and just finishes it off perfectly! I top mine …

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Protein Shake

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Protein Shake

School has been out for 2 weeks for my kids. Luckily the temperatures have been pretty good and by pretty good I mean in the 90’s! Arizona weather can get in the 100’s in May. So for it being the end of May it has been gorgeous! The summer activities are in full swing. My sons are both in swim team which is early in the morning. Followed by that is basketball camp and then usually more swimming and activities! Lazy summer mornings aren’t a thing in our house right now. I am hoping that kicks in soon but for …

Cotton Candy Mocktail

Cotton Candy Mocktail Cotton candy, cotton candy, cotton candy where do I begin! Lets just say that my kids squealed with joy when I opened the package with this fun cotton candy machine. We have made a few batches of cotton candy since we got the machine but one of the times we whipped up some fun mocktails! My kids were gobbling them down! Who knew how trending cotton candy drinks were! All I know is that they were sure fun to make and my kids loved watching the cotton candy slowly disappear! First up we whipped up a batch …

Homemade Apple Cider

Homemade Apple Cider

I was sent this recipe from a water company and made it and it was beyond amazing! We are normally not huge apple cider people but I could drink this daily! That is how amazing it was! I received my Christmas cards from Minted.com and listened to Christmas music while sipping on these apple cider and it was honestly a perfect moment! Plus the smell of this stuff cooking is amazing! My house smelled good all day long!  HOMEMADE APPLE CIDER INGREDIENTS: ·         12 medium apples, assorted types ·         2 oranges ·         4 cinnamon sticks ·         1 whole nutmeg ·         1 Tbsp. whole cloves ·         1 tsp. whole …

4th of July Ice Cream Bar Ideas

4th of July Ice Cream Bar Ideas

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SunsOutSpoonsOut #CollectiveBias Fourth of July is just about a week away and we our getting so excited! Our family heads to Telluride Colorado to celebrate so we enjoyed our little 4th of July Ice Cream Bar a little early! And lucky enough I have partnered with Blue Bunny Ice Cream to bring this to you! When I was at Walmart they have a fun little station set up where they were giving samples of their Vanilla Ice Cream along with some nectarines for …

What are the best things to have at a picnic?

What are the best things to have at a picnic?

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareYourSummer #CollectiveBias Anyone who knows me knows that there is a few things that I love and can’t live without. One of those is my Diet Coke. Whether that is a good thing or not to admit it is an absolute true statement! So when I had the opportunity with Walmart and with Coca-Cola I knew this was not an opportunity to pass up! And more importantly this campaign was about sharing a coke with someone you love. There are so many people …

Krusteaz Baker’s Dozen

Krusteaz Baker’s Dozen

One of my favorite things that I get to do as a food blogger is to work with brands and collaborate to make fun recipes. I love being able to experiment with new products that I have not yet tried before! Some times products work for my family and sometimes they do not. And I will have to admit when I do work with brands most of the time my 1st recipe that I create is not the recipe that I end up sharing with you all. I try a couple and share my favorite! Lots of experimenting, tweaking and …

Watermelon Cooler

Watermelon Cooler

Watermelon and summer go hand in hand in our home! My kids go through about a watermelon a week in the summertime. I almost always have one in our home for days when my kids are playing in the water or swimming that day. Just a easy and refreshing snack for them!  It is the last week of school for my kids and the weather has just been amazing! So that only means one thing…more time to spend outside before the dreaded summer heat hits! Our grill is about to hit its peak where we spend a lot of our …