Our Mini Family

May 27, 2015

Wedding Cake Sundae Bowl

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♫ Dum dum da dum...dum dum da dum! ♫ You hear that? 

That's the sound of the upcoming wedding season that is nearly here! For lots of us, we are invited to weddings during the summer. Weddings can be fun, they can be exhausting, they can be inspiring, or they can be just downright expensive. But something we can all agree on--they can have cake! 

Yes, I love to see two souls come together and devote their lives to one another. Yeah, that's so beautiful to witness! Totally! But, I'd be kidding myself if I said that the wedding cake wasn't one of my favorite things about a wedding. Today, we're sharing our Wedding Cake Sundae Bowl! 

May 25, 2015

A Memorial Day Haiku

It's Memorial Day, so I wanted to take a moment to thank those who've served our country. 

Your sacrifices
Do not go unnoticed here
Forever grateful

Exploring Greater Phoenix for Arizona Restaurant Week

Special thanks to Lexus for hooking us up with a ride all week long, so that we could enjoy traveling across the valley for Arizona Restaurant Week! We had such a blast seeing places here around town we'd never ventured to. I'm not quite sure why, but once Adam and I find places that we like we usually just keep going back to that particular bar or restaurant; it's not that we're not adventurous--because we totally are! I think we stick to what we know because we're creatures of habit when it comes to food. But this is why I love Arizona Restaurant Week! It gives couples like us a chance to branch out and try new spots all across the valley that we've never explored before. 

Today, we're sharing our most memorable experiences of Arizona Restaurant Week with all of you AZ locals--and also for you food lovers (which I know you all are!) 

May 23, 2015

Our Mini Linky Party | Week 20

Good morning, friends! It's Memorial Day weekend!

I think it's important to remember the purpose of this National holiday: remembering and celebrating the lives of those who've served and fought for our freedom here in America. For most of us, we celebrate the holiday by spending time with friends and family and rejoice that we live in a free country.

What plans do you have for this Memorial Day weekend?

Thanks so much to everyone who linked up last week! Check out our features from this week:

DIY Blue Hobnail Glass from Vintage, Paint and More

Transparent Ombre Earrings from Jewelry Making Journal

Popsicle Stick Pendant from Sum of Their Stories

Continue reading to link up to this week's party!

May 19, 2015

30 Minutes, Sesame Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Hi friends! Adam and I spent some time yesterday enjoying the beautiful weather outside during the day, and whipped up some yummy, sesame sweet and sour meatballs at night!

These Asian-inspired meatballs are such a treat! I've been craving a lot of sweets, but have been trying to hold back from going crazy--these meatballs were the perfect solution! They were very easy to prepare and make, and took just under 30 minutes from start to finish. 

May 18, 2015

Date Night Idea | Painting Patriotic Letters

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FlavorYourSummer #CollectiveBias

Date night in the summer time can be difficult for us--we live in Phoenix, as you all can imagine it becomes unbearably hot outside and to the point where you don't want to leave the house to do anything. For me and Adam, we like to spend time together as much as we can indoors during the summer--and that includes date night! For our date night, we wanted to create some patriotic home decor for the upcoming holidays this summer--Memorial Day and Independence Day.

May 16, 2015

Our Mini Linky Party | Week 19

Hi everyone! How are you doing? We had a great week--except now that I am feeling better, now Adam is sick! Boo! But luckily, his symptoms are not nearly as bad as mine were. 

I am so excited to see what posts you all have to share this week! There were some awesome crafting posts shared--and it was hard to narrow it down this week! Also, thanks to those of you who pinned some of our projects we shared last week, and we wanted to share a few more from this week with all of you again too:

Check out our features from this week:

Dollar Bill Graduation Cap by Crafty Journal

Decoupaged Letter by It's Me Deb DB

Wire-Wrap Bead Chain Bracelet by Jewelry Making Journal

Dictionary Page Card by Sum of Their Stories

Continue reading to link up to this week's party!

May 15, 2015

Queen Creek Olive Mill Blogger Tour

Buying and supporting Arizona local is something that is super important to me! Whenever I can, I choose to support Greater Phoenix small business over big corporations. Building and supporting our community is crucial to keep that Phoenix vibe I fell in love with when I first moved here to go to college--I love anything and everything about Arizona, including how AZ locals choose to help their own when it comes to commerce.

Now, with that said, I am so stoked to tell you all about a recent trip I made with some local foodie influencers and recipe bloggers to the Queen Creek Olive Mill! And special thanks to the Queen Creek Olive Mill for hosting us with a complimentary tour, lunch, and for our awesome swag!

May 13, 2015

Southwestern Cole Slaw and Pork Spareribs

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media®  Smithfield® and Farmland®, but all my opinions are my own. #weavemade #GetUpandGrill #GetFiredUpGrilling http://my-disclosur.es/RgFrEH

Grilling season is here, and we've already spent many afternoons and nights outside already grilling up some dishes by the pool this year. We were dying to whip up some Southwestern Cole Slaw for the first time this year, and wanted to share this zesty recipe on the blog (and it goes well with literally anything and everything you can cook on the grill--like Farmland® St. Louis Style Pork Spareribs!)

May 12, 2015

5 Unique Uses for Tea

Tea is an incredibly diverse ingredient--and that's why we have partnered with EnjoyingTea.com to  share some unique uses for tea with all of you today! As always, please be advised that I am not a professional physician. Any questions you have about your health should be directed to your doctor.