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

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

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

Holiday Stress And Taking A Break

Holiday Stress

Is it just me or is this time of year often full of holiday stress? For the past decade, I have always had jobs that were pretty crazy during the holidays.  For over seven years I ran a jewelry company called Sentimental Silver, and Christmas always meant chaos.   Orders would triple, and since my click to read more

Behind The Blog – A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life-19

Ever wonder just what a blogger does all day?  I’m always curious about what other bloggers do!   Today I’m going to share what a “day in the life” looks like for me.  About once a year I try to document an entire day.   We often focus on taking pictures of the special moments and celebrations, click to read more

Sweet Stuff Saturday – SMART COOKIE Cookbook

A few things from ABC Cake Decorating Supplies!

As some of my regular readers might have noticed, the blog has been a little quiet lately.    Not as many posts and recipes as usual, not as much activity.    There is a reason for this…  I’ve been very busy working on finishing up my first cookbook, SMART COOKIE.   I have been up to my click to read more