Five Design Tips for Styling Your Mantel


Next to the kitchen, a fireplace really is the heart of the home, and that makes the mantel a key place to decorate.  Fireplaces are usually placed front and center in your living space, so how to decorate it is an important decision.  Here are five of my favorite tips for styling a mantel to help…

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Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

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  These are dangerous. I’m just warning you. Every time I make them I have to give some away so that I don’t eat them all. 😉  I love that you bake these in little muffin tins. Seriously, what can be better than chocolate candy wrapped in a cookie?? Are you drooling yet?? Here’s the recipe…

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Pink Peppermint Travels San Diego Featured

AH…my hometown.  I will always be a San Diego girl at heart no matter where the world takes me.  I love this city.  It has changed so much in the years since I left, grown up a ton.  There are so many fun things to explore in San Diego…so many great neighborhoods, restaurants, shops, sights…it’s…

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Healthy After School Snacks : Apple Nachos

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With back to school right around the corner it’s time to start thinking about after school snacks.  My kiddos are pretty good about eating healthy…(one better than the other), but it makes it even easier to talk them into it when snacks look fun and yummy.  I thought I’d share one of our favorites here…

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DIY Polka Dot Cake

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If you’re looking for a super cute and easy DIY for your next party or get together, this is it! The best part? You don’t even have to break out the cake pans. 😉 There are SO many fun colors of candy melts available these days, you can make this cake to match any party…

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Banana Macadamia Pancakes with Coconut Syrup


While I am vacationing in Hawaii, I thought it would be perfect to share a recipe I was inspired to make from Hawaii! Oh my… breakfast like this one is absolute perfection! The banana, macadamia nut, coconut syrup combo can’t be beat in my book. I hope you enjoy this as much as me and…

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Adorable Vintage Mickey Mouse Party

Vintage Mickey Mouse Party Ideas

Growing up in Southern California, I think it’s a rule that you have to be a Disney fan. 😉  As soon as I saw this adorable Vintage Mickey Mouse party submitted by the talented Julia of Bake and Craft with Julia I was in love.  Julia has been making waves in the Spanish speaking world of parties and…

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Decadent Oreo Cake

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Oreos hold a special place in my heart.  My grandpa LOVES them.  He used to sneak them without grandma knowing, and taught me his ways. 😉 I remember growing up, he had a cookie jar shaped like a stack of oreos that held the chocolatey sandwich cookies.  When I ran across a recipe for this…

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Summer Bar Cart Styling

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I know I’m always talking about HomeGoods around here, but seriously people, I LOVE it!  I make at least 2 trips there a week and well, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…make sure you shop EVERY aisle!  Check out what I found the other day… and guess where I found it? Stashed…

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