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Holiday Connections…..with Melissa Michaels{The Inspired Room)

Melissa Michaels The Inspired Room I’m soooo pleased and excited to have Melissa join us for Holiday Connections this week. Melissa’s beautiful blog, The Inspired Room was one of, the first home decor blogs I found, fell in love with and followed.  Melissa is really passionate about what she refers to as “authentic living”. I […]

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I’m a Creative Guest Chef at Ucreate Foods


I’m super excited to tell you that I am a Creative Guest Chef over at Ucreate Foods today!  If you have a love affair with baking or cooking , then you are going to love Ucreate Foods. Please click over to check out a cupcake recipe that is going to blow you away! Chocolate Chip […]

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Taste of Home Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Cinnamon Honey Butter and Pound Cake

  I recently received the new Taste of Home Cookbook 3rd Edition, Best Loved Recipes and All New Classics. This is one fabulous cookbook for both the beginner and the seasoned cook!  It’s full of 1,563 home cooked  old and new favorite award winning recipes. Taste of Home Cookbook 3rd Edition, Best Loved Recipes and […]

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Cinnamon Honey Butter- Gifts in a Jar

Cinnamon Honey Butter

Food gifts are always a favorite of mine.  These Cinnamon Honey Butter jars make a pretty presentation when you add a little bling to the jars, and pair with homemade bread,  pound cake, biscuit mix or even bagels! I’ve made several batches already, and we wont mention how much my family has devoured! Warning…… may […]

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I’m Lovin’ It Wrap Up {12-12-10} & Holly Bloggy Christmas

It’s the weekend!……….. Time for an I’m Lovin’ it Wrap Up!! I just LOVE seeing what everyone is lovin’ each week! Gingerbread Truffles will take center stage on your dessert table from Munchkin Munchies LOVE the Christmas Door Decor at Southern Fried Dreams LOVE this Poor man’s vinyl at Craftily Ever After How cute would […]

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I’m Lovin’ It – Cookbooks {Giveaways-ENDED}


‘Tis  the season for the stress of holiday entertaining and cooking! Wouldn’t it be a wonderful holiday treat to be able to host a delicious gathering with confidence, plus time and energy to spare to enjoy the company of loved ones? I spent time with Daisy Martinez in Napa with Bush’s Beans back in October.  […]

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Christmas Tree Peppermint Bark

Christmas tree Peppermint bark

  Holiday baking season is in full swing!  I’ve made peppermint bark a few times in the past, and it’s always a huge hit!  It’s ridiculously easy to make yet an indulgent luxurious looking treat that’s great for gifting! This time I decided to try something a little different rather than just breaking up piece […]

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Holiday Decorating with Pier 1

Pier1 Holiday Decor at

This post brought to you by Pier 1 Imports. All opinions are 100% mine. As soon as Thanksgiving was over, the first thing on my mind was…. ” it’s officially time to get ready for the Holidays”! Baking….Entertaining….Decorating….BuyingGifts….Wrapping! The last few years I’ve been trying to update our holiday decorations. After 24 years of marriage, […]

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Holiday Connections…..with Jen Hadfield {Tatertots & Jello}


Jen Hadfield Tatertots and Jello Jen is the bundle of energy behind the blog Tatertots and Jello. The busy mom of 4 is not only incredibly talented and creative, but one of THE SWEETEST women online!  Jen and I have not yet met in person, but I just know if we were neighbors we’d […]

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