15 Ideas for Summer Weekend Family Traditions

When thinking of the word “tradition,” do you feel a bit overwhelmed? Don’t worry. summer weekend traditions don’t have to entail tons of planning and preparation. Weekends, to me, are all about family time and fun. With work put on hold, you can truly spend quality time with the ones you love. So, why not create a few fun family…

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10 Food and Drink Options for a Happy Hour at Home

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Riondo Prosecco for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Who says that happy hour has to be at a restaurant or bar? Now that we have two kids, it can be tough to head out to a fun happy hour with friends. From lining up a babysitter to the…

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25 Beautiful Serving Dishes Perfect for Any Party

Serving dishes have always been a key element to me when hosting a dinner party. The last thing you want to do when hosting a party is prepare recipe after recipe only to put and serve the food in serving dishes that aren’t beautiful. Plating food on a nice looking serving dish will only enhance the overall look of the…

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Photo Story: May 2017

Words that describe the month: family visits. lake house living. friends. snuggles. gardening. smiles. playing. happiness. cuddles. cuteness. great memories. outdoor fun. Memorial Day. The photos through this post are some of my favorite memories from the month of May 2017. (P.S. All photos were taken with my phone)   What were some of your favorite moments from May?

5 Ways to Really Enjoy a Beach Vacation

You’re probably reading the title of the post and thinking, “Who doesn’t love a beach vacation?” Here me out. Some people love thrill-filled vacations, others enjoy adventure-filled vacations, and then there are those who crave beach-filled vacations. From lounging in a cabana to sipping fruity cocktails throughout the day, a beach-filled vacations most certainly has its perks. For me, I’m…

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5 Tips for the Best Backyard Barbecue

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of HONEY MAID Grahams, HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate and JET-PUFFED Marshmallows. All thoughts and opinions are my own. It’s summer which means it’s that time of year to lather on the sunscreen and spend as much time as we can in the great outdoors. My husband, kids, and I love…

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10 Laundry Tips to Help Tackle Piles of Clothes

Let’s face it, laundry can be a drag. From being buried under piles of clothes to selecting from numerous options on the washing machine and dryer to folding and putting clothes away, the thought of tackling just one load of laundry can seem a bit overwhelming. I used to give laundry the side eye as I disliked it immensely (my…

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