Snowed In Pretzels

I call these Snowed In Pretzels since they are the perfect food to make during a winter storm. Warm carbs are like a comforting blanket against the cold, and a girl’s got all day for bread to rise when she can’t leave the house. I have my friend, Seang C. Lee to thank for giving me the best pretzel recipe. Continue reading “Snowed In Pretzels”

3 Gift Wrapping Wins

Try These Fun Ideas for Christmas!

Christmas will be here soon and I’ve got 3 gift wrapping wins that will help you with last minute ideas! This holiday is a party for all our senses but it can also be stressful and overwhelming. I love it when there are ways to minimize the stress and keep the jingle in my joy! Continue reading “3 Gift Wrapping Wins”

Giant Candy DIY

Large candy decor is not easy to come across so I came up with this giant candy diy!  My sister will be expecting her first baby at the end of this year and I am so excited to throw her a shower!  Growing up, she always had an eye for candy and I thought this would be the perfect theme for her baby shower! I’ll be posting more candy crafts and decor for the shower as the planning comes along.  🙂 Continue reading “Giant Candy DIY”

DIY Fidget Spinner

Give this easy diy fidget spinner a try if you are looking for an activity to do with the kids or for yourself.  Whether or not fidget spinners help with ADHD, they’ve become a popular toy.  If you come across one for the first time, you can’t help but pick it up for a whirl. Continue reading “DIY Fidget Spinner”

Homemade Playdough

Homemade playdough is an easy activity you can do with the kids.  I made this for my toddler and she had fun discovering the texture and colors.  It might have made me the favorite parent while it lasted since she is a daddy’s girl.  Not only is it easy to make, the ingredients are non-toxic. Continue reading “Homemade Playdough”

Pad Thai Voodles

One of my favorite Thai dishes is pad thai, but with summer almost here, these pad thai voodles (vegetable noodles) might help me reach my fitness goals faster.  Vegetable noodles are one of the latest trends and are a fun and healthy way to eat more veggies.  Continue reading “Pad Thai Voodles”

Spring Brownies

A Sweet Way to Welcome Spring

These spring brownies were inspired by this beautiful time of the year, bountiful weddings, and the Pampered Chef.  Spring makes me think of new beginnings for many flowering plants and creatures(humans included).  I also got this amazing brownie pan from my Pampered Chef host, Joane B. and I wanted a good reason to try it out.  These spring brownies were perfect for celebrating a wedding this past weekend.   Continue reading “Spring Brownies”

Quick Cronuts

Cronuts are a trendy hybrid treat that have been popular for some time now in the bakery world.  It’s really just an excuse to eat a fried croissant in the shape of a doughnut.  Sounds like the perfect indulgent food if you are pregnant or in the mood for something sweet, sticky, flaky and fried.  But, who’s got the time to wait for dough to rise?  This may not be an authentic cronut, but it will get me close enough with time to spare for other mommy duties. Continue reading “Quick Cronuts”

Five Charming Things To Do In Charleston

We went on a family weekend getaway to Charleston, SC for the first time and we were smitten by Charleston’s charm.  Well, at least I was anyway.  This city is beautiful with its Spanish moss covered trees, vintage cobblestone streets, excellent foodie spots, and family friendly atmosphere.  I could have spent a few more days in this picturesque little town.  But, traveling with a toddler and with other real life responsibilities calling, I’m grateful I had a chance to spend any time exploring this city.  Here are five charming things to do while visiting one of my new favorite cities. Continue reading “Five Charming Things To Do In Charleston”