Chocolate Chip & Toasted Coconut Pie

After we welcomed baby Quinn last month, several friends brought us wonderful meals.  One of the many yummy things we received was a Chocolate Chip Pie with coconut in it.  I’d never had Chocolate Chip Pie and let me tell you, it is some good stuff!  I couldn’t find a recipe just like it online […]

One Month…

Quinn is one month old already.   Something about parenthood makes one so much more aware of how time passes far too quickly. It’s not that I don’t look forward to the future of her sleeping through the night, because I SO do, but knowing that this is our last baby has made me want […]

Hand Painted Wine Glasses

*Random Disclaimer: Ok, so I find it really hard to get good pics of glass but they look super cute in person I swear!  What You’ll Need:Surface Conditioner (I use PermEnamel Surface Conditioner)Glass Paints (I use PermEnamel Glass and Ceramic Paint)Glass Paint Pens (I use Pebeo Vitrea 160 Paint Markers)PaintbrushesFoam spongesWine Glasses First, brush the […]

Grandma’s Sweet & Savory Meatballs (These are the best!!)

These are a bit sweet and a lot of savory!  Great alone or as a meatball sub.  I tried making homemade french bread for the first time using this recipe from Keep Home Simple.  It was so easy and so good! Sauce Ingredients: 2 bottles chili sauce 2 bottles water (using empty chili sauce bottles) […]

The “Lis” Dress

Now that I have a Serger, I wanted to make this dress again since technically you should serge around the neck and sleeves, but I made it last season by just zigzag stitching the edges and it held up with little fraying after washing/drying. You can find my original version and review of this Juvie […]

Oreo Pound Cake

Ingredients 2 cups coarsely crushed Oreo cookies (about 20 cookies) 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, room temp 2 cups sugar 5 large eggs, room temp 3 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 cup cream, room temp 1 tbsp vanilla Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter and flour a 10 inch tube pan (or […]

A little update (and a few baby pics!)

Catnaps. This is an accurate picture of a good part of my days lately…When I’m not doing stuff for my 2 and 3 1/2 year old anyway! (And on this day, I actually did my hair which has only happened about once since Quinn’s birth!) I’m a person who finds it hard to slow down […]

Girls’ Fabric Scrap Tutu Easter Basket (made from a Dollar Store bucket)

If you missed the Boys version of these upcycled Dollar Store Easter baskets, you can find it here. What You’ll Need: Fabric Scrap Tutu  E6000 Glue (or other glue that adheres to plastic) Ruffled Elastic for handle embellishment (I used this Riley Blake ruffled elastic) Fabric Scraps Mod Podge and foam brush The boys version […] A Unique Gift Idea

Have you ever heard of  I hadn’t until my sweet friend Heather sent me a gift code to make one of their personalized iPhone cases as a baby gift.   It uses your Instagram photos so it takes no time to design!  Above is the one I made and I can’t wait until it […]

DIY Boys Easter Bucket (Made from a plastic Dollar Store bucket)

I bought these plastic Easter buckets at the Dollar Store and turned them into cute little personalised Easter baskets using Mod Podge, fabric scraps, and tissue paper.  Not only was this really easy, but it only took about an hour! What You’ll Need: Cheap plastic Easter bucket/basket Fabric Scraps (I used burlap, canvas trim and […]