Pineapple Orange Cake


  As much as I am a chocolate lover, sometimes you need something light and fruity during these hot summer months. This cake is moist and light and almost guilt-free! This would be perfect to take to a potluck or BBQ and it's very simple to make! Pineapple Orange Cake Ingredients: 1 package yellow cake mix 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, [...]

115 Hair Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials


  When we were growing up, my mom seriously became an expert on doing little girls' hair. I remember there was a point when all 6 of us were under the age of 12 and the bathroom was pretty much an assembly line. We never left the house without our big puff bangs sprayed firmly in place. These days, I have Pinterest to thank for my hair-do's. There are so [...]

Easy No Bake Oat Granola Bars


I have always wanted to make some granola bars from scratch but have always been afraid they wouldn't turn out. Then I found some that were No- Bake and I knew I had to give them a try. My husband and girls loved them and I loved them because they were SO easy to make! Ingredients: 4 Tablespoons of Chocolate Chips 4 Tablespoons of Peanut [...]

Healthy Meals Monday: Skinny Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Salad


This pregnancy has been so different than my other ones. I thought for sure I was going to have a boy but I was wrong.... I am having another girl! That will make 3 girls and no boys and I must say that I am SO EXCITED! I know how to do girls! :) I was searching for a new salad (spicy one at that) and saw this skinny buffalo chicken recipe. It tasted SO [...]

Confetti Cupcakes with Pink Strawberry Buttercream Frosting


This recipe is so simple to make and people will have no idea that it comes from a cake mix! It really is one of the softest and most delicious cupcakes I have ever eaten. You can add any color of sprinkles to the cake batter to match the occasion. The best part about this cupcake is the frosting . . . I have been looking for a fresh strawberry frosting [...]

Grilled Chicken Bow Tie Pasta Salad


  I am loving all the fresh produce that is available this time of year and this is one of the dishes that help me to get my kids to eat all their vegetables. It's simple to throw together, you don't have to turn your oven on to make it, and it's the perfect fresh summer dish. I patterned this recipe after my Mom's Pasta Salad because my kids love it, [...]

Strut Your Stuff Saturday Link Party – Week 55


Thanks for coming to party with us! The winner of the Fit Moms for Life book from last week: Danielle from Busy Mom's Helper! Please email us at to claim your prize. Here are some of our favorites from last week: Just when we thought ice cream couldn't get any better, we came across this Deep Dish Peanut Butter Ice Cream [...]

Easy Slow Cooker Cheesecake Recipe


I just can't get enough of Cheesecake! Other than frosting, it is my most favorite food! But being 5 months pregnant it is too hot to turn on my oven. So when the cheesecake craving came around I new I just had to try this slow cooker cheesecake! I changed things around a bit to make it even easier for myself! Here is what I did: Ingredients: 3 8oz [...]

25 Olympic Snacks and Party Ideas


Happy Opening Ceremonies!!!! I can't believe the Summer Olympics are here! I'm so excited to watch as many events as I can possibly squeeze in! These ideas are perfect whether you are just watching at home or you are throwing a party! 1. Olympic Fruit Bagels - Perfect for an early morning Olympic Breakfast! 2. Country Cusine by Oopsey Daisy - I love [...]

Cheesy Garlic Sticks Recipe


My family loves the big pieces of garlic Texas toast you buy in the freezer section of the grocery store.  Okay, I admit, I think it is pretty delicious too.  However, I don't love the nutritional facts on the side of the box so we decided to make something that tastes just as great but without tons of extra fat and calories! Cheesy Garlic [...]

Crock Pot Cheesy Ravioli Casserole Recipe


 We love any kind of pasta around our house.   What is better than pasta stuffed with meat and covered in cheese and sauce?!  It doesn't get much better than that until you can cook it all day in a slow cooker!  This is an easy and delicious meal your whole family is going to love! Crock Pot Cheesy Ravioli Casserole Recipe: (Makes 10 1 1/2 cup [...]

Better Than Anything Brownies Recipe


 Camille and I had the opportunity to attend a luncheon for Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day benefiting The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.  We are so excited to be involved with The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, as they have have personally impacted our lives.  Because of the wonderful staff at Primary Children's Medical Center (one of the 170 [...]

Decadent Brownie Pudding Dessert


If you are looking for something gooey, rich, and chocolatey, look no further! With layers of brownie, chocolate pudding, cream cheese, whipped topping, and fudge, this dessert is absolutely amazing. I took this to a potluck dinner and people were seriously licking the pan clean, even after the dessert was gone. It is so simple to make and is always a [...]

What The Hart Likes Giveaway and a WINNER!


We are excited to announce this weeks giveaway from What the Hart Likes is the cutest Etsy store! They've got everything from fun dish towels, to baby onesies, to stationary, and personalized towels.  Can't find anything that matches your home decor? Are you short on gift ideas? Submit a custom order online to find the perfect addition for any style [...]

Kids Summer Craft DIY Hula Hoop


Every Monday night we get together as a family and do an activity. We wanted to do something fun and different and my husband gave me the idea to make homemade Hula Hoops. We went to the store and each girl got to pick out their own color of tape to color their hula hoop. Basic materials you'll need: irrigation tubing a PVC cutter or small [...]

Easy Pizza Quesadillas


My girls love pizza but sometimes I just get sick of the same old stuff. This was a perfect twist on pizza that not only left my kids happy but left my husband and I happy too. Don't forget to dip it in the pizza sauce! Easy Pizza Quesadillas Ingredients: 8 four tortillas 8 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese 6 ounces of sliced pepperoni 1 16 ounce [...]

No-Bake Nutter Butter Bars Recipe


Nutter Butters are my favorite store bought cookie ever! I love everything about them! When I saw these from Picky Palate I just knew I had to give them a whirl. They were even better than I could have imagined! No-Bake Chewy Nutter Butter Bars Ingredients: - One Pound Package of Nutter Butters - 5 cups of large marshmellows - 4 Tablespoons of [...]

Easy Healthy Lunch Wrap


Lunch sometimes is a hassle at our house. My little girls are so sick of sandwiches (although I could eat them for every meal) and it is hard to find a healthy alternative that they will eat. I came across a wrap recipe and changed it so it would only take me a couple minutes to through together. Ingredients: 6 Spinach wraps or large tortillas 1/2 cup [...]