About Kelley Grant

Kelley is a food blogger, photography, licensed Texas REALTOR and most importantly - mom to two rambunctious kiddos. She blogs at thegrantlife.com and shares easy recipes along with stories of her days as a work at home mom.

10 Mother’s Day Crafts

Have you started to think about Mother's day yet?  It seems to be creeping up on us this year since Easter was so close.  I absolutely love Mother's Day.  It has always been one of my favorite holidays to celebrate, even before I was a momma.  I love showering my mom with extra love and gifts!  Are you looking for the perfect homemade gift or craft idea for your mom?  (Or grandma!)  I've found 10 Mother's Day Crafts that will fit the bill for both gifts and fun crafts!1. / Salt Dough Flower Thumbprints // These would be perfect as a gift from your little ones!  Grandma would love them too.  And they are so simple!2. /DIY Sewing Kit // Any mom would love this sewing kit in a jar!  Perfect for crafting or for everyday fixes.3./ Stroller Cell Phone Carrier // This would be such an … [Read more...]

10+ Burgers to Grill

It's starting to warm up and soon the kids will be out of school.  Summer is right around the corner and that means its time to fire up the grill!  I love this time of year because most of our dinner time cooking is done outside on the grill.  That means less cooking and dishes for this momma!  Plus, who doesn't love a juicy grilled burger?  Burgers are my absolute favorite, so I've rounded up 10 plus burgers to grill this summer!1./ Southwest Chipotle Burger // I love avocado so I am all over this delicious looking burger!2./ Chicken Fajita Cheeseburger // It's like two meals in one, all done on the grill!3./ Caprese Burger // Fresh Mozzarella and basil fill this burger with flavor!4./ Brew Burger // If the name doesn't get you, the picture of that cheese will!5./ … [Read more...]

Spring Tablescape Ideas

I know its hard to think about with all the snow and ice around, but Spring will be here soon.  The ice will melt, the snow will fade away and slowly Spring flowers will start popping out.  One of the easiest ways to make it feel like Spring inside, even if it doesn't outside, is to decorate your table!  If you are dreaming of warmer weather and beautiful pops of color, then here are some great Spring tablescape ideas for you!The thing that I really love about all these ideas is that they are inexpensive to create.  Some, like the eggshell centerpieces, only require one or two supplies other then an empty eggshell!  It doesn't get much better (or cuter!) then that!1. // Eggshell flower centerpiece // Save your eggshells and create this absolutely gorgeous centerpiece!2. // … [Read more...]

10 Dips You Must Try

With football playoffs right around the corner there is one thing I'm focused one - the food!  I bet you thought I was going to say the game, huh?  Don't get me wrong, I like football, but not for the game itself.  I love football!  The dips, the appetizers, the wings!  It's all so glorious that I even pretend to watch the actual game when its on.  I hope you are a football food lover too because I have 10 dips you must try!1. Margherita Pizza Dip // This dip is like your favorite pizza, but cheesier!  So full of flavor that no one will remember the game is even on.2. Creamy Parmesan Basil Dip // Probably one of the fastest dips to make, this creamy Parmesan basil dip will bring all football fans together.3. Black Eyed Pea Dip // Even though this dip looks healthy for you, … [Read more...]

DIY Halloween House Decor

Do your kids love Halloween?  Mine do!  They start planning their costumes in July.  I would like to say I'm kidding, but I'm not.  They have planned to be box trolls, Ninja turtles, Dorothy and Toto and a few other characters already.  To say they like Halloween is an understatement.  They LOVE it!  If your kids loooove Halloween too, then check out these DIY Halloween house decor ideas!  They are sure to make your kiddos scream.  With excitement!Spooky spider web hoops are the perfect addition to any Halloween house decor.  Plus they are really easy to make and when you are done you can reuse the Darice Wood Embroidery Hoop 10" you used to make these!I love these melted crayon pumpkins!  They are a great way to use broken crayons and it turned out oh so pretty.Be … [Read more...]

10 Cleaning hacks to make your life easier

Oh, how I love to clean my house all day.  Said no parent ever.  Most days I don't even pick up the house until the kids are in bed.  It's useless to try to clean while they are still pulling out toys.  I am always on the lookout for quick and easy ways to clean the house though.  Or hacks as they are sometimes called.  And I've found some good ones!  Here are 10 cleaning hacks to make your life easier.1. Use pillow cases to clean your ceiling fans.  How smart is that?!  I hate all the dust that falls when I try and clean the fans.  Real Simple has the perfect solution for us!2. Do you have a toy of little toys in your house toy?  Wash them in a laundry bag!  That's what Gettin' by did and I think it's genius!3. Hate cleaning your tiled shower?  Try this homemade grout … [Read more...]