Felicity’s One Year Old “Sunshine & Rainbows” Birthday Party

4 Months ago, we had Felicity’s One Year Birthday Party.  Since we have called her our “little sunshine” from birth, and she is our sweet little “rainbow baby,”  I decided to go with a “Sunshine & Rainbows” themed birthday party. Here are some photos from her special day… The Food Table.  Rainbow table cloth from Target. All of the Sunshine signs, posters, banners, etc I purchased from this Etsy shop. I made rainbow cupcakes for the guests, and a sun-shiny smash {Read More}

Simple & Delicious Iced Coffee Recipe {Perfect Summertime Pick-me-up}

I love my hot coffee. But, in this Texas summer heat, sometimes I just need a cool treat. This morning I whipped up a yummy little iced coffee.  I thought I’d share this simple iced coffee recipe with you! Brew your favorite coffee. Transfer what you brewed (either the full amount or the leftovers of what you didn’t drink) into a pitcher, or other liquid storage container. Place in refrigerator overnight, or at least for several hours.  (You could put {Read More}

Menu Plan Monday ~ 1/23/12

  As always, I carry over anything unused from last week’s menu.  Also, our menu includes meals that are Wheat & Corn Free (for our daughter’s sensitivities)!   MONDAY:  Roasted Whole Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans TUESDAY:  Real Beef/Gluten Free Hot Dogs, Kettle Chips, Fruit Salad WEDNESDAY:   Tuscana Potato Soup, Garden Salad THURSDAY:  Gluten Free Spaghetti with turkey meat sauce, steamed broccoli FRIDAY:  Chicken Teryaki Stir-Fry SATURDAY:  Leftovers SUNDAY: Chili, salad   Special Breakfast this week:  Baked French Toast Special Dessert {Read More}

Baking Christmas Cookies

I love decorating Christmas Cookies with my kids.  It is so much fun now that they are at ages where they can do most of it on their own.  They really love getting to do this! Hope you all have a VERY Merry Christmas!

Pinterest Productivity

 Alright, raise your hand if you are totally digging Pinterest! Ok hands down.  Oh.My.Goodness.  Is it not just about the best website ever invented?!  Seriously.  If you are not on it, you are totally missing out. Might I go as far as to say that (*gasp*) it’s even better than facebook?!  Ok, ok, maybe that is a little harsh.  I mean, they are two totally different animals. I guess what I mean about comparing it to Facebook is that unlike {Read More}

Around Here Lately

I know my posts have been few and far between lately.  So, I thought I would post a little update on what is going on around here! 🙂 Jared and I got back from our belated 10th anniversary trip to Riviera Maya,  just 2 weeks ago.  Since then we’ve just been playing catch up and living life! Zoe finished Kindergarten last week – yay Zoe!!  She is now my budding little reader and writer!!  And since we are moving into {Read More}

Christmas Fellowship Fun with Friends

Last week some friends gathered at my house for a ladies gift exchange/baking exchange.  Most of these ladies and I enjoyed meeting weekly for a year or two for book studies.  We had a great time at our little party!  We swapped goodies and made goody bags to deliver to our neighbors. We had a fun little $5 gift exchange, and did a Christmas Trivia quiz! My 8-months-pregnant-with-her-fourth-child sister, Lara! 🙂 Enjoying the gift exchange, and some goodies! Jill, trying {Read More}

Oreo Balls

These are oh-so-yummy, and pretty simple too!  A little bit time consuming….but simple. Here’s the recipe I used from food.com INGREDIENTS: 1 package regular size Oreo cookies, crushed 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 package white almond bark (I actually used white choc chips which was super delicious) 1 package chocolate almond bark DIRECTIONS: Using a blender or hand held mixer, mix Oreos and cream cheese together. Roll into walnut size balls. Chill for an hour. Melt approximately 3/4 package of white almond bark. Stick a toothpick {Read More}