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Ultimate Guide To Summer Fun: 80+ Activities, Crafts, Games, & Treats

Posted in Family Life, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on June 8, 2017

 Is it just me, or is it hard to believe summer vacation is right around the corner?  Doesn’t it just feel like the year is flying by?  Well, in preparation for summer break, I’ve compiled the Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun for you here today with over 80 activities, games, treats, & crafts to do with your kids this summer.

Who’s ready to dive in? {Pun intended!}

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12 Creative Ways To Decorate Easter Eggs

Posted in Family Life, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on March 30, 2017
12 creative ways to decorate Easter eggs...

Every spring we decorate Easter Eggs with our nieces and nephew.  Sometimes, we do other Easter activities, like bake spring-y cupcakes or have a glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt.  They look forward to this tradition every year, and so do we.  I am always on the hunt for new creative ways to decorate Easter eggs, and I’ve found a dozen (pun intended) easy and fun ideas from fellow amazing bloggers on Pinterest.

I hope you enjoy this collection of pretty eggs and fun inspiring ideas, that are sure to make your Easter extra special this year.

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Spring Decorating Trends Inspired By Pottery Barn

Posted in Home Sweet Home, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on March 27, 2017

Every season, I love to visit Pottery Barn and gasp in awe at their beautiful home decor.  In the past I’ve shared with you some Christmas Decor & Fall Decor, but today it’s time to lighten things up a bit with Spring Decorating!  From basket-weave textures, to aquamarine votives, to terrarium gardens, & succulent walls….it’s all here!

So, pull up a chair, and grab your cappuccino, and enjoy this springtime tour of Pottery Barn.

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50+ Creative Ways To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Posted in Family Life, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on March 10, 2017

This time of year my Pinterest feed is flooded with rainbows and shamrocks and everything Irish…and I love it!  Maybe my love for St. Patrick’s Day comes from my Irish husband (with his adorable reddish beard) or the fact that my birthday falls on the Irish holiday.  Either way, the onslaught of colorful rainbows and leprechaun’s cheer me up after the gray, dull wintertime.

So, today I’ve gathered 50+ Creative Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with you family.  I’ve got everything here from sweet treats to crafts and decor.  Let’s make this St. Patrick’s Day extra special for our littles and our loved ones.  Enjoy….

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DIY Rose Petal Sugar Scrub

Posted in Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on February 22, 2017

As my beautiful Valentine’s Day roses begin to wilt, I wanted to find a way to preserve their beauty longer.  So, of course, I went to all knowing Pinterest, and lo and behold, I found a simple DIY Sugar Scrub using rose petals.  The rose petals add a beautiful color and scent to this sugar scrub.  Not to mention, this sugar scrub makes even the worst winter hands feels soft and smooth.  Here’s the simple 3 ingredient recipe….

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Recipe Collection: Cold Brew Coffee Brownies

Posted in Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on February 19, 2017

This super chocolatey, rich and fudgy brownie recipe is to die for.  And, the addition of Cold Brew Coffee adds an extra jolt of yumminess {pun intended}.  Who knew mixing 2 of my favorite things, brownies and coffee, could turn out so fantastic?  I hope you enjoy these Cold Brew Coffee Brownies as much as I do.

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Cupid Floats: A Kid-Friendly Valentine’s Cocktail

Posted in Family Life, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on February 12, 2017

We love making all the holidays extra special in our home…even Valentine’s Day.  These super cute Cupid Floats are the perfect Valentine’s Day surprise for the kids, and they are super simple to make.

Are you ready to feel the love from the little ones in your life…and perhaps experience a sugar high?  Well, you’ve come to the right place!  Let’s make Cupid Floats!

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“I Chews You”- Mini Bubblegum Machine Valentines

Posted in Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on February 7, 2017

I made these sweet, adorable, and unique Mini Bubblegum Machine Valentines for our nieces and nephew recently, and I fell in love with them…no pun intended. 😉 I’m not sure what I like more…the colorful gum balls or the super cute tags that say, “I Chews You”.

If you’re looking for a different idea for Valentines Day look no further.  I think Little {and Big} kiddos will absolutely love these!

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Best of Lattes, Lilacs, And Lullabies in 2016

Posted in Life Lately, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on January 9, 2017

I am so excited to share with you today the Best of Lattes, Lilacs, and Lullabies in 2016!  I’m so very thankful for the response that my little blog has gotten over this past year.  I’m humbled really.

This past year has been something else, and this blog has given me a creative outlet in which to express myself and share the good, the bad, and the ugly of my crazy life.  And, thankfully, you’ve embraced it!  Thank you!

In June 2016, during my “blog-cation” (as I’ve termed it), I finally “bought” my own domain name, hap-hazardly put this site together (thank you, Pinterest), and pushed “publish” on my very first post.  There’s been a lot of learning that has happened between then and now.  And a lot of posts!  62 of them to be exact.

I’d love to share with you what was most popular this year, and walk you through my first few months of blogging.  It’s been a wild wild, but a fun one!  Let’s walk down memory lane, shall we?!

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Fondue Date Night: A New Years Eve Tradition

Posted in Family Life, Life Lately, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on January 6, 2017

Every New Years Eve, we cuddle up on the couch in our comfy clothes with our confetti canons in hand, watch the ball drop in Times Square, and share a kiss at midnight.

To usher out the previous year, and welcome the next, we toast in our wedding champagne flutes that are brought out just for this occasion.  We reflect on the year together, and dream about what the next year may hold for us.

And, in the midst of our little romantic celebration, we make a special meal that we only indulge in on New Years Eve…Fondue!

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