Liza

Jun 302015
 

I use an app on my phone for my grocery shopping list, and it has a predictive typing feature.  When my app pulled up everything on my list with the first tap of a letter, I realized that there are a few things I’m always restocking my pantry with.  These are pantry staples I just couldn’t cook without.

20 Must-Have Pantry Staples - with these items in your kitchen and pantry you'll always have everything on-hand that you would need for most any recipe

Next time you head to the store, grab this list and take it with you.  Always having these pantry staples on hand can mean the difference between saving you time by being able to whip up a meal on the fly or having to run to the store for just one simple thing. Continue reading »

Jun 252015
 

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. My DIY baby shower gifts, photos and opinions are mine alone. #MagicBabyMoments #CollectiveBias

My sister-in-law’s baby shower is coming up in a little over a month and I’m getting excited.  I unfortunately won’t be able to make it back to Maine to attend so that means I need to get my DIY baby shower gifts, shopping, and decor ideas done now so I have time to mail them.

I love shopping for baby boy stuff which is a good thing considering that all the baby cousins have been boys.  And with Sam and Abby having just found out they are having a boy, too, I’ve had a better idea of all the goodies I want to pick up to send for the shower and birth.

Sprinkle some Disney Magic by making these easy Disney Baby DIY Baby Shower Gifts, like Disney Baby "Milkshakes" made from receiving blankets and Disney Baby "Cupcakes" made from bibs

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Jun 222015
 

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. The Hot Brown-inspired hot dog recipe, photos and opinions are mine alone. #WhatAGrillWants #CollectiveBias

Kentucky is famous for a number of things you’ve probably heard of.  Horses and horse racing, the Louisville Slugger, Kentucky Bluegrass.  But you may or may not be familiar with one of Louisville’s most famous offerings: the Hot Brown.

My Hot Brown Hot Dog Recipe is inspired by the Hot Brown sandwich made famous here in Louisville, KY.  It's topped with fresh diced tomatoes and a yummy Mornay sauce with two kinds of cheese!

It’s an open-faced turkey sandwich with sliced tomatoes, Mornay sauce and some other tastiness.  The flavors go together really nicely and I was trying to think of other ways to pair them together.  And I came up with this Hot Brown-inspired Hot Dog recipe for you all. Continue reading »

Jun 192015
 

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions and summer bucket list ideas are mine alone. #ShareFunshine #CollectiveBias

It’s been warm enough to count as summer here for awhile, but for some reason mid-June has always felt like the ‘official’ start to summer for me.  Probably because during my middle school and high school years school always released around this time.  I guess I still have a case of “school’s out for the summer”.

Free Printable Checklist of Summer Bucket List Ideas for the Whole Family - don't forget to make fresh lemonade, go camping in your backyard, and catch some fireworks!

Bubbles has started to give suggestions of things she wants to do this summer and places she wants to go.  We’re also trying to include Austin and his thoughts in our summer planning as he’ll be leaving for boot camp in about a month.  So we’ve come up with some summer bucket list ideas that the whole family can enjoy (you can click the image above for a printable pdf version). Continue reading »