Thank You

I have always appreciated the men and women in the military.  My husband has not served, nor has my father, nor my grandfather, so I can only try to imagine what it must be like to a loved one off to serve his country. I do have a stepfather in the Army, several friends who are military wives, and a … Continue reading

Memorial Day Treats

1. Remember Bomb Pops? They were an awesome, iconic, patriotic, summer treat. Sure, you can buy them at the store, but why not make them at home? I saw THIS version of a homemade patriotic pop, made with fruit juices, on Pinterest, and I thought, “What on earth could make this even better? How ’bout a … Continue reading

Hello, Summer!

I know that some parts of the country are just now settling into Spring time, but here in the Deep South, Memorial Day weekend means the end of the school year and the debut of summer! It was such a beautiful day outside today, that I decided to surprise my 4-year-old with some extra fun outside time. … Continue reading

What the Tuck is Pure Barre Anyway?

If you know me, then you saw this post coming. I am a devoted Pure-Barrbie. I have been going to my local Pure Barre studio for a year now.  I have tried lots of other types of exercise in the past– running, Zumba, Body Pump– and I liked them all, but none have done for … Continue reading

Hydrangea Cookies

Hydrangeas are my favorite flower, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when I owned a bakery, decorating cupcakes as hydrangeas was one of my favorite things to do. Since I no longer own the cupcake shop, I decide to try hydrangeas on cookies. While searching for ideas, I came across THIS post from the popular … Continue reading

Azalea Trail Cupcakes

This is a picture of me 100 years ago. Okay, maybe it was closer to 10 than 100, but it feels like forever ago. Anyway, today’s project was inspired by my days as an Azalea Trail Maid. It would also be perfect for your little (or all grown up) ballerina, princess, or even a bride. … Continue reading

Top 5 Pretty Kitchen Things…

…that I couldn’t live without. Before you go further on this blog journey with me, you might want to see if you have the necessary items that I will be referring to in upcoming posts. 5. My gadget drawer. Ok, I might be cheating a little on this one since technically my gadget drawer contains … Continue reading