Culinary Delights

Fun With Tulip Fabric Markers

Fun With Tulip Fabric Markers ~

The talented and clever Laura Kelly sent me a Mystery Box for an April Challenge.  Included in the box were some Tulip Fabric Markers, some Laura Kelly Buttons by Buttons Galore and various pieces of fabric.  Also included was a sheet of paper basically saying go nuts with it and have fun being creative.  So I did.   (more…)

St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Book {Free Printable}

St. Patrick's Day Coloring Book {Free Printable} ~

Are you ready for St. Patrick’s Day?  It is literally right around the corner. Can you believe it is on a Tuesday this year?  If you are like me and don’t get all wild and crazy celebrating it; don’t worry.  I created something to help everybody get in the mood to celebrate the upcoming holiday.  Coloring books and a box of new crayons are the next best thing to finding a pot of gold.  I created a fun St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Book {Free Printable} for this fun and green day. (more…)

Savory Chiptole Sauce Recipe

Savory Chiptole Sauce Recipe ~


Disclosure:  All opinions are my own and I was not influenced to sway my opinion on this product.  If I don’t like something; you’ll know

This Savory Chiptole Sauce is nothing short of amazing!  Every great sauce has some liquor in it and this one is no exception. This one is made with Pura Vida Gold Tequila.  The recipe has an intense smokey and piquant flavor that is sure to create one of the best meals that you have ever had.  Seriously it is so good, I recommend to make a double batch and so that you always have some on hand. (more…)

Tequila Syrup Recipe

Tequila Syrup Recipe ~


Disclosure:  All opinions are my own and I was not influenced to sway my opinion on this product.  If I don’t like something; you’ll know.

This is the second recipe in cooking with Pura Vida Tequila mini series.  Thanks for coming back!  I call this recipe Tequila Syrup.  Only because these two things make everything better!  So imagine how great they are together!  Hint:  This recipe is awesome, just like you! (more…)

Vanilla Rita Recipe: Drink Up the Pura Vida Tequila

Vanilla Rita Recipe:  Drink Up the Pura Vida Tequila ~


Disclosure:  All opinions are my own and I was not influenced to sway my opinion on this product.  If I don’t like something; you’ll know.

Thanks for clicking on my recipe for a Vanilla Rita:  Drink Up the Pura Vida Tequila.  I hope you try it out and love it as much as I do.  It is seriously one of the most delicious drinks that I have ever tasted and that isn’t just because I made it.

The kind folks over at Pura Vida Tequila sent me a huge case of their products to review and try out.  Let me tell you that I highly impressed with their generosity and the product quality.  But what else can expect from a man that loves what he does and wants the entire world to try it.  And why shouldn’t they?  It’s amazing!  You can read the history of the man and his quest of the ultimate tequila quest here, PuraVidaTequila.   (more…)

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies ~


My favorite sweet has always been and always will be a soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie.  My grandmother made the best ones ever!  People would request my grandmother bring a plate of her delicious cookies to their events.  And I was always right by her side helping her whip up a batch of her secret recipe that everybody raved about.  Those were the days, standing next to my grandmother in the hot kitchen, her with an apron on and me in my pigtails waiting to lick the mixing bowl once she was done it.  Now I make these cookies with my children standing next to me helping me spoon them onto the baking sheets, eagerly awaiting the mixing bowl.    Hmm, maybe I should get an apron like my grandmothers.   (more…)

Gift Ideas for the Planner Addict

Gifts For The Planner Addict ~

I am a planner addict!  I have at least three paper planners that I use for my daily life to keep me organized and on track with household things that need to be done.  I am also a person that has a need to make my pages pop with color. My planner is a mixture of an art journal and scrapbook with dates and events thrown in.  Knowing that I am not alone as a planner addict,  my friend Tonya and I came up with a few items that any stationary/ planner gift ideas for the Planner Addict in your life will love.  We do!   (more…)

Delicious and Easy Dallas Dip

Delicious and Easy Dallas Dip ~

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Modern Mom Insider for Hellmann’s. All opinions expressed are 100% mine

Crostini’s and this delicious and easy Dallas Dip are the perfect way to jazz up your turkey on leftover Fridays.  The day after Thanksgiving is pretty much summed as a fend and fix it for yourself kind of day.  I put all of the leftovers out on a platter with some other things that would help to jazz up the leftovers.  One of our favorites is a build your own crostini table.  On the table, I always make a Delicious and Easy Dallas Dip with Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise.  It is super easy to make and the taste is out of this word amazing.  It is a hit for every occasion or event. (more…)

Halloween Tic Tac Toe {Free Printable}

Halloween Tic Tac Toe {Free Printable} ~

I love all things Fall!  Especially Halloween!  I love seeing the kids get excited about dressing up and going trick or treating.  I also love when they come back from trick or treating with bags full of candy for mommy!  I created a Halloween Tic Tac Toe {Free Printable} for those too chilly of days to go out and play.   I made the board out of some construction paper and washi tape.  I love washi tape and I had a Halloween style of it that I couldn’t wait to use on a project.  I love how it turned out!  It was so fun to create this and play with the kids.  Even though, they don’t quite get the rules yet. (more…)

DIY Craft Minnie Mouse Wreath

DIY Craft Minnie Mouse Wreath ~

Here is a cute and fun DIY Craft that shows you how to make a Mickey or Minnie Mouse Wreath for less than $5.00 and less than 5 minutes of your time.

I was issued a challenge of creating a unique craft with materials found solely available for a dollar or less.  I hopped on over to our local Dollar Tree store and within two minutes found the vision and material I would need for my challenge.  Y’all know I love a good challenge, lol.

Honestly, this was such a simple craft to make.  I think I spent longer checking out at the store than I did making the wreath.

My store had two different sizes of these vine wreaths.  Score!  Also, I have to apologize for the dark lighting in the photos below, normally Colorado is a really sunny state.  But these last two weeks has brought nothing but rain and gray skies.

DIY Craft Minnie Mouse Wreath ~

I already had some zip ties, that coincidentally also were purchased from the Dollar Tree.  I used the zippies to hold the ears in place on the face.

DIY Craft Minnie Mouse Wreath ~

Just pull them really tight so you don’t have floppy ears.

DIY Craft Minnie Mouse Wreath ~

Once the ears are affixed to the head, just trim off the excess zip ties.  Now comes the difficult part….To make a Minnie or a Mickie Wreath.   We went with a Minnie Mouse wreath of course.  Because Minnie is too cool!

DIY Craft Minnie Mouse Wreath ~

The store had the cutest butterfly clips in fall colors so I chose the prettiest one that they had.  To add the butterfly, just clip it to the biggest wreath/ head.  Once the clip is on, hang your uber cute wreath on your door and call it a day.  You deserve it!  Nobody will know that it only took you five minutes to create the cutest wreath on the block.

I hope that you enjoyed my DIY Craft Minnie Mouse Wreath!  Have a great day and Thanks for stopping by!