Aveda Rare Bloom Spring ’15 Collection

Made up with Aveda Rare Blooms Collection

I was invited to a preview of the Saturday Aveda event. I was not asked to write a post or compensated in any way. Growing up, my best friend’s mom worked for Aveda as a chemist. Needless to say, it was always a treat to spend the night at her house and play with the […]

S’mores Bark Chocolate Recipe

S'mores bark recipe is perfect for leftover chocoate

S’mores and I are pretty good friends. As much as I love traditional s’mores, I’ve gotten creative over the years and enjoying them in various forms. I’m a big fan of the s’mores cookie. S’mores cake and s’mores stuffed strawberries pretty much rock my socks. And yes, I’ve even made s’mores pizza. (Oh, just go look […]

Crock Pot Corned Beef Recipe

Crock pot corned beef recipe with no cabbage

My Gramps – my mom’s dad – was fully Irish, coming over on the boat as a kid when the family just couldn’t make it anymore in Ireland and needed new opportunity. I also get more Irish blood from my dad’s side, so of course we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in as many ways as […]

Focusing On Gratitude

Thrive by Arianna Huffington

When I look at my Facebook feed – or pretty much anything on social media these days – posts seem to fall into one of three categories. They’re either promotional, complaining, or over the moon about something. The reaction to them is interesting. We all know promotional ones tend to get ignored. The complaining ones […]

Parmesan Risotto And Ramekin Tamales – Weeknight Dinner Saviors

bowl of parmesan risotto

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WeekNightHero #CollectiveBias You know it’s a bad thing when you love to cook and bake, yet your daughter looks at you when she wakes up and the first thing she asks is, “Mommy, are we having something new for […]

Ways To Upcycle: 6 New Uses For Common Items

Easy to find the legos you need when they're sorted by colors

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringingInnovation #CollectiveBias I’m a little crunchy granola. I’m the one who line dries all our clothes, and yes, my husband’s only birthday gift to me this year was a thermostat I could control remotely that would track our […]

Homemade Magic Shell

Frozen custard Drumstix creation

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FrozenCustardTime #CollectiveBias Growing up in Minnesota, we had a secret dessert that everyone who knew about it would go out of their way to get. There was a frozen custard shop about twenty minutes away, and it was amazing. […]

Frozen Cheesecake Bites Recipe

Perfect mini cheesecake bites recipe using yogurt

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MullerMoment #CollectiveBias Yesterday, I walked outside without a coat. Now, if you live in the Midwest, that statement requires no further explanation. If you don’t, even my explanation will probably have you scratching your head. It finally hit […]

Baking With Kids: Fluffy Pancakes

Baking with kids results in a new pancake recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweepTheMess #CollectiveBias I have kids. Two of them, though sometimes I joke that I have three. Needless to say, I have my share of messes in my house that aren’t remotely created by me. They come in all […]

5 Secrets To Better Sleep

Take Bach RESCUE Sleep Liquid Melts to turn your brain off

Sleep and I are not always the best of friends. As much as I want to spend time sound asleep in dreamland, there are way too many times when my brain just won’t shut off and I’m awake. Granted, I could spend that time being productive – with two kids and their activities, my volunteer […]