Coconut Oil Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Basil, Lime, and Sea Salt

Coconut Oil Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Basil, Lime, and Sea Salt

Growing up I think I might have looked forward to eating the roasted pumpkin seeds my mom made more than actually carving the pumpkins and as a grown up, I know that I do.  It's something that my kids look forward to as well and even the toddlers love for a snack.  With 5 kids [...]

Domino’s is Leading the Way

Domino's is Leading the Way

I’m a Michigan girl, born and raised and there are a lot of things about Michigan that I know well and love.  However, last month I traveled about 3 hours south of my hometown to Ann Arbor to the Domino’s Pizza Headquarters for Digital Insiders Day 2016 and I learned a lot about the amazing [...]

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party: Favorite Pumpkin Recipes - This Mama Loves

Pumpkins are everywhere right now- I think the kids have come home with a pumpkin of some size every day for two weeks. I am not complaining, but those sugar pumpkins have me ready to bake and cook some yumminess for sure! I'm feeling like it's time to make our Pumpkin Whoopie Pies again- the [...]

When someone you love has lung cancer

When Someone You Love Has Lung Cancer

When someone you love is diagnosed with something like lung cancer, life seems to hang in suspended animation for a while. It's devastating and heartbreaking and all consuming. Suddenly your head is filled with thoughts of appointments and treatment options and symptoms and - grief. Often, those classic stages of grief go hand in hand with [...]

Brain Food Snacks for Middle Schoolers #BigFatNotebooks

Brain Food Snacks for Middle Schoolers - This Mama Loves

It's hard to believe but we are already wrapping up the first quarter of middle school for the oldest MiniMartin and I'm happy to report that it wasn't as scary as I thought it was going to be!  I mean it's been really scary for me- but she's been breezing through it and having a [...]

5 Things to Think About When Remodeling Your Bathroom

5 Things to Think About When Remodeling Your Bathroom

I’ve spent nearly 20 years as a Kitchen and Bath Designer and there is still not much that excites me more than a remodeling project, even if it isn’t my own!  If it IS my own, all the better!  A bathroom remodel is one of the most common home improvement projects and it’s also one [...]

Creepy Crawlies Spider Soap Non Candy Halloween Treat

Creepy Crawlies Spider Soap Non Candy Halloween Treat - This Mama Loves

Need a Halloween gift idea for a party or to give your Trick or Treaters as a non candy Halloween treat? Give this Creepy Crawlies Spider Soap a try. You can also make them for your home, putting the soap at each sink to bring the Halloween spirit alive! Soap Molds Glycerin soap Plastic spider [...]

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party: Favorite Cupcakes


It's party time! This week we're all about the love of cupcakes...and oh gosh, will you love these. There's a huge variety and you won't want to miss a single cuppy! One of our all time fave cupcake recipes is our friend Jody's Hot Cocoa Cupcakes.  To. Die. For.  Of course, here in the Northeast, the [...]

Halloween Craft: Purple Cat Garland

Looking for some festive Halloween Garland? This line of purple cats should add the pizzazz you want! The DIY garland is super easy to make and it goes great with other black, spooky Halloween decor. It can be put together in just an hour or so, but the pops of color it adds to a [...]