Gazpacho Shooters & Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Gazpacho Shooters

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SwansonSummer #CollectiveBias Whenever my husband and I have a date night at home, I like to go beyond the ordinary and spice things up a bit by serving appetizers before the special meal.  I don’t like slaving over the […]

Top 5 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in St. Maarten

Top 5 Kid-Friendly Restaurants

My husband and I were blessed to have our daughter, son-in-law and grandkids join us for our first week of vacation in St. Maarten.  It sure was quiet after they left – almost too quiet!  And I have to admit that I shed a few tears as I watched them leave for the airport. The night […]

DIY Sunday Showcase 08.02


Happy August and welcome to the DIY Sunday Showcase 08.02! I’m so glad you stopped by. I really do love August. It’s my birthday month. I stopped counting the years after I turned 29 and decided I’d stay forever young. Age is just a number, right? What are you doing this weekend? I’m just hanging […]

Pretty Pintastic Party 07.31

Pretty Pintastic Party

Welcome to the Pretty Pintastic Party 07.31! It has to be said, “Where did July go?”  OK, I feel better now. I arrived home from vacation at midnight Sunday night, way past my bedtime. Our flight was delayed in St. Maarten and then customs was crazy full once we reached Charlotte. I’ve never had to […]

The Toy That Lives In My Bathroom

Trip to the Bathroom

It never fails.  In the middle of the night, when everyone’s fast asleep, the urge to make a quick trip to the bathroom hits me like a ton of bricks and I’m wide awake.  Maybe I should do more kegels. I creep out of bed, bleary-eyed and try not to wake all the way up […]

No-Bake Strawberry Pie with Chocolate Drizzle

Strawberry Pie

Have you been searching for a cool, elegant dessert for a hot summer night?  Have I got the perfect dessert for you!  My No-Bake Strawberry Pie with Chocolate Drizzle is simply stunning and your guests will think you spent hours preparing this strawberry and chocolate concoction.  You don’t have to tell them how easy it […]

Salted Caramel Ice Cream Torte

Salted Caramel Ice Cream Torte

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SunsOutSpoonsOut #CollectiveBias Shh!  My youngest daughter has a birthday coming up and I’ve decided to surprise her with a Salted Caramel Ice Cream Torte.   By the time a child hits his or her mid 20’s, they’ve had […]

Six Essential Items in my Beach Bag

Beach Bag Essentials

I just returned home from a tropical vacation, but I’ve got one more beach trip planned for August.  It’s a trip to our local beach with the entire family.  Hey, summer doesn’t officially end until September 3rd, so I say rock on, summertime!  Maybe I can squeeze in more than one trip. I’ve collected many […]

Four Fun & Useful Trip Ideas for Employees

Trip Ideas for Employees

This is a sponsored guest post in association with LinkVehicle and I have been compensated for this post. Are you the boss or a burned out employee?  Promote teamwork with these Four Fun & Useful Trip Ideas for Employees. While some people think that business outings are a waste of time and that companies would […]

DIY Sunday Showcase 07.26

DIY Sunday Showcase Faves

Welcome to the DIY Sunday Showcase 07.26!  If you’re reading this on Sunday, I’m headed home from my 2-week St. Maarten vacation.  The grandkids and their parents were with us the first week and when they left I actually cried.  It’s been so quiet without them, but I’m all rested up and ready (I guess) […]

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