Hamburger Cupcakes {Father’s Day}

Father's Day is just around the corner! I don't know about you, but my dad loves hamburgers and cake. And it's always fun to play practical jokes on him. Father's Day is no exception. It's all about him! This Father's Day, I'm sure your dad or husband would love to receive these from you or your children. It's a very kid friendly recipe and quite easy to whip up! Let your imagination run wild and be prepared to get a laugh when he bites into a sweet hamburger! I hope all of your father's out there have a Happy Father's Day! Hamburger Cupcakes Ingredients 1 box of yellow cake mix, prepared as directed 1 box of brownie mix, prepare as directed 1-2 cups of shredded coconut 1 container of vanilla frosting green, yellow, and red food … [Read more...]

Pecan Pralines for {National Praline Day}

I was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. Us tried and true Southern gals love our pecans, especially when they are in pralines. I always love going down to the Charleston Market or to Savannah's Candy Kitchen to get some fresh pecan pralines. But, since I recently moved out of Charleston, I needed a good excuse to learn to make my own pecan pralines! Being the healthy conscious person I am, I also wanted to make pecan pralines that weren't as bad for me as what I'd find in a candy shop. So, here they are. I hope you love these decadent southern pecan pralines as much as my family and I do! They take a bit of patience and you absolutely must have a candy thermometer to pull them off. The temperature is a science! So, this National Praline Day (June 23rd), … [Read more...]

Healthy Asparagus Soup

When I think of springtime, I immediately think of green. Every living thing gets that bright green color of new life. It's a rebirth and a time to start a new year of growth. It's also the beginning of the gardening season. So, it's time to fill those diets with loads of vegetables and get bikini ready for the summer! May is also known as National Asparagus Month and today we're celebrating with a healthy asparagus soup. It's rich and creamy without an ounce of cream! … [Read more...]

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Crafty Modern Mobile for Your Nursery

I spotted this pin when I first got pregnant and knew that I wanted to make a mobile like it for our gender neutral nursery. We decorated our nursery to the theme of 'You are my sunshine...when clouds are grey', painting the walls grey and having yellow, black, and white accents. We decided to hang this mobile over the glider, but it would have also looked great over the changing table or the crib! Even though it's a tedious and time consuming project, it was so fun to recreate a 'pin' from pinterest in real life. I think this mobile completes the room! Luckily, I recruited an army of women (a.k.a. my mother and sisters) to help me out with this project. We knocked it out in one afternoon! I hope you like it and find a fun place to hang your mobile for the … [Read more...]

National Picnic Day!

Happy National Picnic Day! Picnics are one of my favorite things this time of year. I love when it's just me, my husband, my dog, and a lot of delicious food! We'll spend a few hours in the park just talking, eating, reading, and/or napping. Well, I guess until our little dog, Leland, starts to get on impatient and we'll play fetch for a while...then it's back to napping for the three of us. Picnics are also a great way to spring clean your marriage and connect with your young children too. So, go on a picnic! Our Picnic Menu: pimento cheese sandwiches lemonade in jars fruit salad Pimento Cheese adapted from Chocolate & Carrots Ingredients 1 pound (about 4 cups) of reduced fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese 7 ounce jar of diced pimentos … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Coffee Cake {National Coffee Cake Day}

April 7th is National Coffee Cake Day! Let's Celebrate it with a delicious Pumpkin Cream Cheese Coffee Cake recipe! When I think of coffee cake, my mind always drifts off to this magical place with cream cheese filled danishes, sweet pastries, and of course, a nice cup of coffee. This coffee cake is, in my opinion, the best combination of them all. It has spices, pumpkin, nuts, sugar, icing, and the best part....a cream cheese filling. It's always best served with a hot cup of coffee. And if you're a coffee snob like me, I enjoy a french pressed cup of coffee...with a little cream, please! What's your favorite kind of coffee cake?   Pumpkin Cream Cheese Coffee Cake adapted from Williams Sonoma and Erza Pound Cake Ingredients (streusel) 1/3 cup … [Read more...]