Thursday, January 29, 2015

Strawberry Poke Cake with Fluffy Chocolate Frosting

Hi Friends!

Since Valentine's Day is on Saturday this year, we're planning a nice little family dinner, and I've been trying out different desserts to serve. I am completely addicted to chocolate, so if it was just about me, dessert would be a no-brainer! But it's all about sharing the love on that day, I want to make something that everyone in the family will enjoy. I made this Strawberry Poke Cake with Fluffy Chocolate Frosting, and I'm pretty sure this one will be a big hit at our Valentine's Day celebration!

strawberry poke cake with chocolate frosting and strawberries

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Make a DIY Heart Plate for Valentine's Day

Hi Friends!

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and I have a very inexpensive and super easy Valentine's Day craft to share today. And like just about all of my projects, this one doesn't require any special equipment or skills. Hmm, that sounds too easy, but it's the truth! if you can write or draw basic shapes, you can do this!

I love using chargers to decorate the house for different holidays and seasons, but I usually turn them into chalkboard plates and write seasonal messages in the center. But this time, I took the easy way out and created this DIY Heart Plate, using only a white paint pen to make the designs.

red charger painted with love and hearts

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Retro Repin Number 27 and Features

Hi Everyone!

Welcome back to the Retro Repin Party, and I want to extend an extra special welcome if this is your first time visiting! I hope all of you who are dealing with snowy weather are keeping warm. We're having absolutely gorgeous weather in Arizona, but it will be too warm before very long! Before we get to the party, I want to show you a cute pin that was linked up at our last party. 

DIY Globe Valentine , printable gold foil adhesive sheets, letters on globe, easy craft, words cut from Silhouette Cameo or adhesive letters, #ValentinesDay

Monday, January 26, 2015

Cheesy Hot Bean Dip

Hey Friends!

We've become addicted to appetizers and finger foods lately, specifically bean dip, cheeseburger sliders and nachos. Why? Well, I could blame it on football, busy schedules or laziness, but the real reason is that all of these are just plain good! I could even say that they are fun, but my daughter thinks that particular expression is way overused. Oh well. 

Since I've already showed you our favorite sliders, I thought I would share the recipe for our family's favorite Cheesy Hot Bean Dip.

hot bean dip with cheese and frito scoops

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Snickerdoodle Sunday 65 With Features

Hello, hello!

Wow, just wow. I am completely floored by the awesome turnout we had at last week's Snickerdoodle Sunday Party! I believe this was our largest party yet, and it totally rocked. So, a huge thank you to all of you who stopped by and shared such amazing posts with all of us. I know that my co-hosts and I were having a lot of trouble narrowing down the features--seriously.

So without further ado, I'll show you some of my favorites from the week, and then we'll get on to the party.

How cute is this adorable little Valentine Tree from Duct Tape and Denim?!
My Valentine's Day tree with handmade decorations, garlands, banners, bunting. |

Friday, January 23, 2015

Cheeseburger Sliders

Hi There!

So, who's excited about the Super Bowl this year? Normally, I'm not much of a pro football fan unless the Steelers or Cardinals are playing, but hey -- the big game is in Arizona this year, so that makes it a tad more interesting. Hubby and I even took the little man to see some of the preparations around the stadium, and he was so excited! I even posted a quick picture on Instagram.

Anyway, even though we aren't having a party, we still like to make some tasty game day grub and just enjoy the game and the commercials. Of course, the food has to be easy to make and eat, and these cheeseburger sliders are a big hit in our house!

mini cheeseburger sliders on Hawaiian roll

Thursday, January 22, 2015

How to Make a DIY Valentine's Day Heart Shirt with a Bleach Pen

Hi Friends!

I've got a very easy and cheap Valentine's Day craft to show you today. My younger kids wear uniforms to school, and I like it because it really saves time and energy. But on the other hand, it means that they can't dress up a little around the holidays. Well this year, the school started adding free dress days on holidays, and I thought it would be cute to make my daughter a special shirt for Valentine's Day. Since she won't get that much use out of it, I did not want to spend a lot of money, so I made a Valentine's Day heart shirt with a bleach pen.

red shirt decorated with bleach pen heart for valentines day