Our Mini Family

Apr 25, 2015

Our Mini Linky Party | Week 16


Hi all! Happy Saturday!


This past week, I was able to spend a lot of time with my mom (why our Marvel post was delayed--sorry about that if you were looking for it on Monday, by the way!) We've had a handful of blog posts to share on the blog this week too, so if you haven't seen our site since last Saturday definitely check out some of our other stories after you've added your links to our linky party!

Thanks so much for stopping by--I'm excited to see what you all have to share with us!

Check out our features from this week:

Vanilla Coco-PG Shake by The Bewitchin Kitchen


Homemade Pop Tarts by Forgetful Mama


DIY Pallet Vegetable Garden by Caseperlatesta


DIY Headband Curls by The Best of Baby


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

Apr 24, 2015

Getting Ready for MARVEL's The Avengers: Age of Ultron! Our Marvel Movie Marathon Party

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



We had such a blast last night at our Marvel movie marathon party! We spent time with our good friends and their kids, and we all had fun catching up with our favorite Marvel superheroes: The Avengers! Leading up to the party, I was so stoked to plan and prepare some cute and homemade touches to make the party feel special. I prepared some Avengers themed food like Hulk Green Guacamole, Hawkeye Chicken Wings, Black Widow Punch, and a kids' 5 layer cake (with each layer representing one of their favorite Avengers)! 



Check out how our party turned out and all of the Avengers goodies we had:

Apr 22, 2015

DIY Snack Bites Holder and Zesty Dipping Queso Recipe

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

This past week, my mom has been visiting with us and we've been having such a blast! We've spent time as a family around town and heading into the city, and we've pretty much been on-the-go since she's gotten here. Before we've headed out of the house this week, we've been filling my DIY snack bites holders with some HOT POCKETS® Breakfast Bites at the start of our day (and even came back home for some HOT POCKETS® Snack Bites in the afternoon, too). We've really enjoyed these snacks, and how we've even spiced our bites up with some zesty queso dip!


Apr 18, 2015

Our Mini Linky Party | Week 15


Hello friends!


We were very busy this week with lots going on both on and off of the blog! I am so happy that my mom is in town here and visiting with us, so we'll be spending some more time together. Don't worry, though! There will still be some fun updates on the blog next week (be sure to check back with us on Monday, since we're excited to share our MARVEL news with all of you)! 

Yesterday, we shared a scrumptious lemon zest bundt cake



We hope you all want to give it a try :-)

Check out our features from this week:

Printable Paper Wreath by Caseperlatesta


DIY Nautiacl Coasters by Vintage, Paint, and More


Never Lose a Sock Again by MultiTasking Maven


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Apr 17, 2015

Lemon Zest and Dark Chocolate Drizzle Bundt Cake


Hi friends! 

We hope you're all having a great week! I will be honest, though: this morning started off with what felt like a disaster! But don't worry, this story ends in cake! Oh, and quick note before we dive into the story: this blog post does contain an affiliate link. As always, I only share about products I genuinely support. Thanks for reading--now let me tell you about my morning!


So, I went out to buy iced coffee for Adam and I and on the way home I was getting out of the car and it spilled everywhere and all over my outfit! WAHH! That is the worst, right? But all is well. I put on a pot of coffee and we enjoyed some steaming hot cafĂ© au lait (which is basically the complete opposite of cold brew iced coffee haha). 



I guess I could say that life gave me crappy lemons this morning, so I figured I'd make lemonade lemon bundt cake.

Apr 14, 2015

Why I'm Giving My Mom the Best Mother's Day Ever

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

I want to tell you all a little bit about my mom. She is a fighter. She is a force. She is a woman.

From a very early age, I knew my mother was a strong woman. The challenges she has had to overcome in her life far surpass anything I have ever had to face as a young woman myself; it is because of her perseverance and dedication to make my life a good one that I am thankful and lucky to be in such a great place that I am in now as a twenty-something. 

Apr 13, 2015

5 Reasons to Drink More Red Wine


Friendly Disclaimer: I am not a physician, doctor, nutritionist, or any other kind of health professional qualified to guarantee that this is true. I've just read some great information from the Mayo Clinic that I wanted to share with all of you. Please note, you should talk to your doctor about how drinking red wine will affect your health. Also, please drink responsibly. Thank you to The Art of Beverage for sponsoring this post--all of the opinions mentioned are my own.

I remember the first time I had tried wine like it was yesterday.

I was visiting my mother-in-law with my husband and she asked me if I wanted a glass of wine. Up until this day, I had never had any. I really liked it! I don't remember what she had me try, but I recall how it tasted sweet but also had a kick to it. I thought wine was gross from the way people had described it to me before I had ever had any--boy oh boy was I wrong!

Red wine not only tastes great, but it has a lot of benefits to it as well!

Apr 11, 2015

Our Mini Linky Party | Week 14


Hi all and welcome back for our weekly linkup!


I hope you all had a great week--we were super busy with cooking up lots of tasty food and celebrating our bloggerversary! Did you know we've been blogging for 4 years now? It's crazy! Time flies for sure! Did you also see our chocolate cakettes we shared this week? If you didn't, feel free to pin it here:



OH and in case you did not know--this month is National Grilled Cheese Month!! Heck yeah! I knew that I wanted to celebrate and share my own grilled cheese sandwich, but I also wanted to give a shoutout to one of my favorite blogger friends' post:


by Dizzy Busy and Hungry - Click here for the recipe!
Doesn't Kristin's parmesan crusted, grilled chicken and cheese look fantastic? I am practically drooling! And in case you're curious, here is what we did for our very own grilled cheese:



I am so excited to see what you all have for us this week--I look forward to the linky every week! :-)
Check out our features from this week:

Recycled Soda Can Earrnings from Jewelry Making Journal

Swai with Spring Vegetables from Deb CB


Scrap Wood Birdhouse from Garden Up Green


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

Apr 10, 2015

Sriracha, Bacon Lettuce and Tomato Grilled Cheese

Did you know that it's National Grilled Cheese Month this month? 

YUP! How awesome is that? I love grilled cheese (OK, who am I kidding? I love anything with cheese in it). So anytime this month when you're making some grilled cheese, you should know that you're a trendy guy/gal and celebrating with the rest of America. For me, I wanted to take the American classic that is grilled cheese and elevate it to something a bit more #foodie!

So, that is why I am sharing my Sriracha, bacon lettuce and tomato grilled cheese with you today:

Apr 9, 2015

Chocolate, Caramel, and Walnut Cakettes

So, it's Thursday. We're nearly through the week and I dunno about you all, but we need a little pick me up! 


We've had a lot of housekeeping items to attend to (both in the house, and metaphorically speaking), so Adam and I haven't had a lot of downtime to relax together since he's come back from his trip over Easter weekend.  There's been a lot to get done, and sometimes I just feel like I am way in over my head. Do you ever feel that way? Sometimes, I just don't know what to do with myself when I am stressed out from having what feels like a never-ending to-do list.

No matter what the question is you're asking yourself, chocolate is always a plausible answer!