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Fourth of July

Hard shell fruit dessert

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I’m always on the hunt for ways to make our party throwing bright and unique. Dessert was what I was assigned to this past weekend and I found the easiest way to finish off a summer BBQ. A hard-shell chocolate fruit spread! The kids love it, because anything on […]

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American flag pie

There’s not much more American, or more loved by me, than pie. Pies are simple to bake, easy to bring along to BBQ’s, and everyone (I mean EVERYONE!) seems to love them. Do you know anyone who doesn’t love a good pie? Making an American flag pie is is fun way to celebrate all that […]

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Colorful cake flags

With the fourth of July coming up in just 2 weeks! Why not celebrate the upcoming tribute to our American flag – with cake flags!?! With just a little paper you can turn any cake (homemade or store bought) into an Independence Day celebration. I updated the idea of a tradition cake flag by adding […]

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The coolest cooler in town

It’s official… I’m on an ice cream – cool sweets – so excited it is finally summer – kick this week. The weather is warm and our cooler is open for the season. To update our current (not so awesome) cooler, which is that basic white-on-white-everyone’s-got-one type of cooler, I decided to paint it and […]

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Paint can deck candles

The early summer evenings in the mountains are incredibly cool and beautiful – I can’t help but be outside every chance I get. To create a pretty glow outside I reach for candles this time of year, but burning tapers every night can get costly. Instead, we filled old paint cans with wax and a wick – […]

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