Oct 142014
 

This DIY Halloween Candy Dish post is sponsored by the Sverve #smokehousebbq campaign. All thoughts and words are my own.

Over the weekend I dug out my Halloween decorations and started to transform our house.  I actually couldn’t believe we’re already only three weeks away from Halloween!  I feel a little behind the ball on getting everything all set up.

DIY Halloween Candy Dish - Made from a terracotta pot! Easy craft for under $5 #SmokehouseBBQ

As I started to lay things out – the table runner, silly spider, ghost in a jar, pumpkins, you name it – I realized I was a little short on candy dishes.  Then I remembered the candy dish that I had made when I was younger as a gift for my Gram.  It was an easy project using terracotta pots, which I knew I had in my craft closet. Continue reading »

Feb 282014
 

I love popcorn and chocolate, and enjoy combining them together into munch mix recipes whenever I have an excuse.  I was organizing my baking “accessories” cabinet the other day, trying to find a more efficient way to store the sprinkles, frostings, and other accouterments.  When I had everything pulled out, I realized I had some green candy melts and thought Bubbles and I could make a fun Leprechaun Munch Mix.

Leprechaun Munch Mix Recipe for St. Patrick's Day

The best thing about a munch mix is you can customize it with whatever you have on hand.  Since this was for St. Patrick’s Day, I used some of the mini chocolate candies I had.  They’re a full rainbow of colors, which is great when you’re trying to find your pot of gold! Continue reading »

Dec 232013
 

I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for HoneyBaked Ham. I received a gift card to facilitate my shopping trip and to thank me for participating.

There are a lot of traditions that are created and celebrated around the holidays.  Growing up, Christmas Eve was always at my Great-Grandmother’s house, where we had the opportunity to see family that we didn’t otherwise see the entire year.  Later we moved to having Christmas Eve rotate between my Mom and my Aunt’s house, where everyone had the opportunity to nosh on an eclectic mix of foods from spicy chicken wings to lobster stew.

HoneyBaked Ham #MC

When I married my husband, I married into a new Christmas Eve tradition.  My in-laws always serve a HoneyBaked Ham on Christmas Eve, complete with Hawaiian-style rolls to make sandwiches, plus lots of sides and other appetizers.  Before that I had only heard of HoneyBaked Ham, as they weren’t readily available where I grew up in Maine. Continue reading »

Dec 042013
 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Havertys. The opinions and text are all mine.

Many of us will be hosting on at least one occasion during the holidays.  It’s a fun time of year; we get to spend time with friends and family that we may not otherwise see.  It’s also a very busy time filled with cooking, cleaning, planning, shopping, and more.

Holiday Entertaining Tips

Here are a few entertaining tips and suggestions that work for us.  Hopefully they’ll help you save time and money, letting you focus more on your guests and their visit than the never-ending to-do list that comes with throwing a party. Continue reading »

Nov 152013
 

I received product samples from Treat in exchange for sharing this information.  All words and opinions are my own.

As I’ve mentioned a few times, I’ve always loved personalized photo cards, especially for the holidays.  Usually, though, you have to purchase those cards in packs of 10, 25, 50, or more.  So what do you do if you want personalized photo cards that are specific to each recipient?

Individual Personalized Photo Cards from Treat #TreatCheer

Well, you visit Treat’s holiday card collection. With treat you can order individual cards, yet personalize each one.  Make one for Mom and Dad, one for your BFF, one from the kiddos for Papaw and Grammy, and one each for your kids’ teachers. Continue reading »