TSRI’s Sizzling Summer Retreat at Firesky Resort

Firesky Resort Scottsdale

Last month I had the opportunity to spend a weekend with a group of amazing bloggers, at a fantastic resort, while getting pampered, eating delicious food and learning about some fabulous brands.  Sounds kind of like a dream, doesn’t it?  That’s basically exactly how it felt! Donna and Chad, the talented and creative duo behind click to read more

Back To School – That’s My Kid

Back To School #thatsmykid

It’s that time again, back to school time!  It seems like our summer went by far too quickly, and now we must return to homework, backpacks, early mornings and tight schedules.  My daughters are eight years apart in school, so I have one in preschool and one in sixth grade.  In our district, sixth grade click to read more

Review Of The Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Earlier this summer I was invited to join a great group of bloggers and become part of the Verizon Wireless #VZWBuzz team.   My friend Sara, of Saving For Someday, has been on the #VZWBuzz team for quite some time, and is always checking out the latest and greatest technology.  Given that I am pretty much click to read more

Wrapping Up The Summer

Love From The Oven Summer Wrap Up

Summer comes for an end for us today, with both girls heading back to school.  I won’t lie, I’m sad to see the summer end.   This is my oldest daughter’s last year in grade school and possibly my youngest daughter’s last year in preschool, and I feel like I blinked and time just zoomed by.  click to read more

Good Moments, Great Days And Pure Leaf Tea

Pure Leaf Teas (12 of 7)

It’s hard to believe so many of you still have snow as it’s sunny and getting downright warm here in Arizona. Our spring can often be short, but beautiful and filled with gorgeous weather that makes everyone want to get outside and enjoy some time in the sun, be it hiking, biking, hitting the park click to read more

Fun Finds Friday – Target

Fun Finds at Target

It seems like this year is flying by!  Between the kiddos and finishing up my cookbook, I haven’t been around here on the blog as much as usual, but I think (knock on wood!), that is changing and things will be back to normal, whatever normal might be! Today I’m bringing back a fun feature click to read more

German Chocolate Cake Cupcakes

German Chocolate Cake Cupcakes

Let’s talk German Chocolate Cake. It is not just any cake, German Chocolate Cake is my husband’s favorite cake.  And today happens be my husband’s birthday. German Chocolate Cake is the cake I brought him on his 21st birthday (note I didn’t say “made” – small technical detail), the day that is also known as click to read more

Cures For Cabin Fever

Robot Valentine Box

Between news reports and posts on my Facebook feed, it’s clear that families all around the country are stuck at home with snow day (after snow day) and from the looks of it, lots of kids, and parents, are going a bit stir crazy and could use some cures for snow day cabin fever!   Today click to read more

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Baking With Your Kids

As a mom to two girls, I know that it’s not just what I say to my girls that matters. I never cease to be amazed at how much children pick up through observation. Everything we do, say to others and say to ourselves, our kids pick up on. It’s so important to me to click to read more