Stories Of A Garage | Organization Part One

Garage Before

So I'm going to ask you to come with me to a scary place. It's a scary story and, although the verdict is still out, we are hoping for a happy ending.  Step into my garage, will you? ::insert climactic, dramatic music here:: (picture "Psycho"). Yes, I feel shame. I feel like we JUST cleaned … [Read more...]

Making French Baguettes | Baking 101

Making French Baguettes by ALittleClaireification for Jellibean Journals

"Heaven... I'm in heaven... and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak..."   I have always loved that song and if I had to venture a guess about what heaven must smell like it might possibly be the smell of fresh bread baking.  That smell... wafting through a bakery or a cafe. Or my … [Read more...]

Homemade Cinnamon Peach Ice Cream | Made Healthier With Kefir

Cinnamon Peach Ice Cream at PM 5

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Lifeway Kefir.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own. #CollectiveBias Ahh, juicy peaches. There isn't much that screams Summer more than a kid with sticky fingers and peach juice running down his chin.  Unless … [Read more...]

Easy Italian Recipes & More | Best Of The Weekend Party

Easy Italian Recipes at

Happy Friday my friends!  So glad you are all here for the party once again and we can't wait to see what you have been up to this past week.  YOUR fabulous links are featured across all FIVE of our blogs and your party hosts are: Cindy at Little Miss Celebration, Deb at Cooking On the … [Read more...]

Beauty 101: Nail Art For Beginners | Welcome My Newest Addiction

Beauty 101 Nail Art For Beginners

As part of our new monthly contributor series, I am thrilled to welcome our Beauty Contributor Laura from My Newest Addiction!  Laura has so many fantastic beauty tips and tricks and I'm so happy to have her as part of the ALC team.  Here's Laura! ***************************** Hi it's me … [Read more...]

A Skinny (Birthday) Mai Tai Recipe

Skinny Birthday Mai Tai by 2

I made my Sweet’N Low Skinny Birthday Mai Tai as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SweetNLowStars So yesterday was my birthday (although I like to consider it my birthday week!!) and I need to share a couple of things as I am "getting up there in age". ;)   First, after 40, … [Read more...]

For My Birthday: A Gourmet Tuna Melt Recipe by Cooking With Curls

Gourmet Tuna Melt by 3

I am recovering from a few fun days at the Haven Conference in Atlanta AND, today is actually my birthday (woohoo!) so the fabulous Lisa is here to share yet another amazing recipe that has me drooling.  What a birthday treat! Here's Lisa! ********************** Hi there! My name is Lisa and … [Read more...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Icebox Dessert

Chocolate Peanut Butter Icebox Dessert

Did any of you watch Charlie Brown when you were younger?  Of course you did.  I still remember looking forward to the specials that would come on and I loved Snoopy's "Suppertime" dance.  Whenever I say "Summertime" I actually always think of that. And whenever I say Summertime I … [Read more...]

An Easy DIY Reversible Apron & More | Best Of The Weekend Party

DIY Reversible Apron

Happy Friday and greetings from Atlanta!  I am traveling once again - this time to Haven Conference - but that's not going to stop this party from getting started, no way!  So glad you've joined us!  YOUR fabulous links are featured across all FIVE of our blogs and your party hosts … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken With Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce | Joyful Healthy Eats


Hi friends! I am currently in Atlanta at the fabulous Haven Conference.  I know I will have a ton to share when I get back but in the meanwhile, I've invited one of my favorite food blogger friends over to share a delicious recipe so y'all show her some love.  Here's Krista! Juicy … [Read more...]

Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bars | A New Adventure

Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bars PM2

Well I am headed to yet another conference this morning - this one is the Haven Conference in Atlanta.  So much to learn, old friends to hug and new friends to meet.  I can't wait!   And, in a round about way, that brings us to these delicious Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake … [Read more...]

DIY Starfish Wreath and Our Fabulous New Green Front Door

DIY Starfish Wreath at 2

There is nothing quite like the sound of the waves lapping up onto the beach, is there?  If I could just bottle that sound and listen to it all Summer long I would.   While we may live in Florida the reality is we can't just drop everything and stay at the beach all Summer long so I … [Read more...]

DIY Dollar Store Holiday Candles | Christmas In July

DIY Dollar Store Holiday Candles PM

We are getting into the "dog days of Summer".  It's in the upper 90s most days here and all I want to do is get in the pool BUT... I still have to think ahead.   Sometimes the best time to buy something is off season and when I saw these little flower pots at the dollar store I was pretty … [Read more...]

Christmas In July $500 Paypal Cash Giveaway

Christmas In July Giveaway at 2

I trust you ALL had a safe 4th of July and today we are switching gears.  It's the "halfway point" in the year and that calls for a little celebration too, right?  Like a big giveaway maybe? If I mention Christmas I am sure you may think "whaa?" but it's that time.  Time for … [Read more...]

Baked Yellow Squash Rounds | Best Of The Weekend Party

Baked Yellow Squash Rounds

Happy Fourth Of July!!  Not only are we ready to party but...  I also have a super secret sneak peek just for YOU, my favorite party goers, that the rest of the world will not see until after midnight tonight.   That kind of makes you a VIP, doesn't it?  Well we knew … [Read more...]