Patriotic Triple Berry Layer Cake

Patriotic Triple Berry Layer Cake

We celebrate the 4th of July big in our family.  It's the holiday my children look forward to most out of the whole year I think.  The day is spent gathering together with family, swimming in grandma and grandpa's lake, eating too much food, playing in the sand, and at dark watching fireworks over the lake. [...]

Amazing Frozen Treat Recipes to try right now: Delicious Dishes Recipe Party

Amazing Frozen Treats Recipes Delicious Dishes Recipe Party Hero

Well, after 3 days of spring weather, summer temps hit, and they hit hard. 90+ degrees three days in a row. While that's not crazy for some parts of the country, here in Connecticut, we like to ease into the heat a little slower...and oh, were we complaining! (Ironically, yesterday it was cold, rainy and [...]

Salad Recipes: Delicious Dishes Recipe Party

Salad recipes Delicious Dishes Recipe Party Long

Salad Recipes: Delicious Dishes Recipe Party I think spring weather is finally here in CT. We had the heat on this weekend, and a hard frost one day last week. I'm so over the cold right now, you guys! Too many soccer games spent shivering. I want vitamin D! Sunshine! With warmer weather comes eating [...]

Parents Guide to Buying a Violin for Beginners

Parents Guide to Buying a Violin for Beginners Infographic

My daughter recently started learning to play the violin after asking for 2+ years if she could. We'd been a bit hesitant to start because we'd both heard that it's a tough instrument to learn at first, but she has consistently asked and a spot opened up during the same time her brother takes guitar [...]

Gluten Free S’mores Icebox Cake

Gluten Free S'mores Icebox Cake

The kids have been asking me to learn how to make ice cream cakes for forever and I've never tried them until recently.  I decided the other day to try my hand at making some new summer desserts and to combine our love of the campfire favorite, S'Mores with our love of ice cream for [...]

Tasty Sandwich Recipes: Delicious Dishes Recipe Party

Tasty Sandwiches Recipes Delicious Dishes Recipe Party

Sandwiches are beautiful, sandwiches are fine! I like sandwiches I eat them all the time... I eat them for my supper and I eat them for my lunch, if I had a hundred sandwiches I'd eat them all at once! If you can name that song, I will give you a cookie. Aside from hearing [...]

Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes: Delicious Dishes Recipe Party

Mother's Day Brunch Recipes lDelicious Dishes Recipe Party

May 2nd is here, and you guys, Mother's Day is less than 2 weeks away! This year in particular, we need to be planning our day ahead of time-church and Sunday school,  our son has 2 soccer games and a flag football game on the calendar, the littlest Martin has her state competition for gymnastics [...]

How to Make a Mini Pinata

How to Make a Mini Pinata

I have no idea how we are already celebrating Cinco de Mayo!  Where does the time go?!?  Our family loves a celebration and with the 5th of May coming up we're joining our friends and family in their celebration commemorating the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla [...]

Preventing Summer Slide in FUN Ways

Preventing Summer Slide in Fun Ways from This Mama Loves

Summer Brain Quest prizing and samples, along with blog sponsorship, were provided by Workman Publishing. All thoughts are my own. Happy Spring! It's finally looking and feeling like spring here in Connecticut, and spring activities (like softball for bachelorette #2, pictured above) are in full force.  End of school year stuff is starting to pop [...]

FabFitFun Spring Box Revealed with Unboxing Video + Coupon

FabFitFun Spring Box Revealed with Unboxing Video

I can admit to you guys that I've been super slow to hop on the subscription box bandwagon. Not just because I'm slow to hop on bandwagons, I just didn't UNDERSTAND nor appreciate that there is awesome to be discovered in those boxes, regardless of how frequently they arrive at your doorstep.  #fabfitfunpartner #fabfitfun I've [...]