Pumpkin Spice Thumbprint Peanut Butter Cookies

Confession: I’ve been hoarding my favorite pumpkin spice flavored treats to savor long after they are pushed aside by gingerbread and peppermint. If it were up to me, pumpkin spice coffee creamer would be available year-round. If, like me, you are a pumpkin spice lover and want to savor it a little bit longer, these Pumpkin […]

Reindeer Floats Christmas Snack

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. All opinions are my own. #BrighTENtheSeason Some of my favorite holiday moments are the simplest things: watching the Christmas tree lights sparkle each night as we read bedtime stories, decorating gingerbread houses with friends, and singing by candlelight at […]

Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnackPackMixins #CollectiveBias This weekend was all about pumpkins at our house. We got together with friends to have a Pumpkin Party–carving pumpkins, glowstick tag in the dark, and, of course, food. It was a fabulous time! The best part? Nobody had […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios™ Bars & “Buy a Box, Give a Box” with Cheerios™

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiveABox #CollectiveBias When I was in college, I worked at a summer camp as a camp counselor. Some of my best memories are of those summers–hiking, ropes courses, and Ms. Marilyn. I really don’t know how long Ms. Marilyn had […]

Sundae Fundae Back-to-School Party

Our Kid-Planned Ice Cream Sundae Party was so much fun! Letting the boys take ownership of the party planning was a great lesson in responsibility as they chose ice cream toppings, made invitations, and even helped set up for the party. I loved watching them make decisions and compromises with each other. But most of […]

5 Recipes for Summer Entertaining

Seems like summer is the time we entertain the most. Probably because you can throw something on the grill and toss something fresh in a bowl and call it a meal. Summer entertaining is easy and fun. Fresh ingredients take center stage and a meal on the porch makes clean up easy. Two thumbs-up from me. […]

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone and I sure hope you give this Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake a try! #SunsOutSpoonsOut #CollectiveBias Last week I was reminded of the birthday cake my mom made for my surprise 16th birthday MANY years ago. The cake was […]

Candy Shark Jello Snacks

Every time Shark Week rolls around, I think about the birth of our oldest son. As we snuggled our new baby boy in the hospital, we enjoyed all the cable channels we didn’t have at our house. After flipping through all the available channels, Mr. Happy Brown House would settle on watching Shark Week–he couldn’t […]

Fourth of July Activities and Treats

How is it already time for the Fourth of July?! Red, White, Blue, and Boom! Oh My! If you’re in need of some easy ideas to celebrate the 4th, look no further. There’s a little bit of everything in this list of Fourth of July Activities and Treats that were linked up in Good Tips Tuesday. […]

4 Delicious Summer Berry Recipes

I love summer! I’m pretty sure you’ve figured that out now as often as I say it. Nothing can beat fresh fruits and veggies straight from the garden. Since we don’t have room for a garden of our own, we make it a habit to visit the farmer’s market by our house on Saturday mornings. […]