Ham and Egg Cups

Here’s a simple recipe for a hearty, filling breakfast that can be enjoyed in the comfort of your home or easily taken with you to eat on the road.  It can also keep you on track with your diet by being made low fat by simply using egg whites and low fat cheese.  You can…

Succulent Love

I LOVE succulents.  They’re hearty plants that come in a gorgeous array of shapes, colors, and textures.  Their greatest quality is that they are low maintenance!  Even the blackest of thumbs can seem like an expert gardener with succulents on display.  Here are a few ideas of how to display them in and around your…

Art Party

It’s been raining around these parts, and in no way do we hate it… we need it!  But that hinders our opportunity for an outdoor birthday party.  So we opted for an indoor art party.  Equipped with rainy day activities and fun, this day was a blast celebrating and creating. The main activity table –…

Spring Table Vignette

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year.  The weather is warm, but not too hot, the landscape filled with the scenery of life blooming all around.  Flowers, greenery, it all just makes me happy.  Here is a dining table display or vignette using a rattan tray, some recycled bottles, fruits and flowers and other…

Woodland Fairy Party

Long ago, (well 2 years but it seems like a while!) I did a Woodland Fairy themed birthday for my little one’s first birthday.  Complete with fairy wings and homemade crown headbands for the little fairy princesses who came to celebrate.  Here are some photos I hope will inspire you in decorating for your little…

Monster Beach Bash

I LOVE throwing birthday parties.  I have so much fun decorating and making sure every little detail is taken care of to ensure a fun gathering of friends and family.  My middle child’s birthday usually has nice sunny weather, so it’s almost become a tradition to throw his party at the beach cottage. I don’t…

Comfy Cargos and Vintage Jewels

It’s been warm the past few days, so why not go barefoot through the grass and soak up the sun?  Nothing says easy but still put together like a pair of skinny cargos.  They have all the structure needed to look like you made some effort, but are still comfy enough to run around with…

Individual BBQ Chicken Pizzas

It may be Winter, but in California we have days that feel like Spring or Summer that like to pop up when it’s suppose to be chilly.  On these warmer days, I like to make lighter meals.  Here’s a quick dish that everyone in my house loves.  Individual BBQ chicken pizzas made with Naan bread….

Stripes, leopard and cobalt… Oh, my!

Spring is going to feature beautiful jewel tones.  I’m super excited to see great colors like cobalt blue popping up and my love for leopard and stripes will never cease! Another part of me is really loving the use of pleats in skirts and dresses.  Here’s an outfit I put together to feature this trend…

Corndog Muffins

My kiddos love corndogs, I’m not the biggest fan due to the amount of processing and added junk. So, to satisfy their corndog cravings without going fully into the dark hole of processed nastiness, here’s a homemade version of corndogs: Corndog Muffins.  They enjoy them (and so do I) as an after-school snack, or for…