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Whimsy Wednesdays 206

I want to be the first to wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day.  It is one of my favorite holidays and we took a step further by making it our month for Random Acts of Kindness.  You probably caught us over on SnapChat {melrosefamily} sharing our latest adventures.  I highly recommend doing it for February.  It’s the perfect way to remind the girls to show others that they care. …continue reading

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

There is nothing quite like celebrating Valentine’s Day with your kiddos.  The girls have made this month the season of love with our Random Acts of Kindness.  We have done everything from delivering cookies to the local police department, which you probably saw on SnapChat {melrosefamily}, to delivering the perfect gift idea to our neighbors that includes this amazing Red Velvet Hot Chocolate.  So fun! Red Velvet Hot Chocolate This recipe for …continue reading


Valentine’s Day Red Ombre Cake

This festive and fun Valentine’s Day Red Ombre Cake is made with a flavorful, moist red velvet cake and it’s slathered with the fluffiest vanilla frosting and topped with heart shaped sugar cookies. Nothing says Valentine’s Day more than this Red Ombre Cake! Valentine’s Day Red Ombre Cake   Valentine’s Day is huge in our house. It’s not because I only have daughters. (Who says guys can’t love Valentine’s Day …continue reading


Top Brunch Ideas

I have a brunch planned for later this week so I only thought it would be appropriate to share some of the fabulous brunch idea that I’m trying to decide between.  There’s something about the impending Spring that makes me excited for brunch.  Plus, with Easter being early this year, it’s the perfect time to start collecting some ideas. Top Brunch Ideas


St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Swiffer for the Mom it Forward Network. If you’ve hung around here long enough,  you know our love for St. Patrick’s Day.  We take it very seriously with our Leprechaun Tradition and our Corned Beef and Cabbage is one for the books.   So it shouldn’t be a surprise that we are getting ready in advance with these great St. Patrick’s Day Crafts …continue reading


DIY Personalized Valentine’s Gift Bag

I love to add extra special touches to our family celebrations with simple DIY projects! This year for Valentine’s Day, we’re having a festive (and quick) before school breakfast. To let my family know how much I love them, I created these gift bags filled with treats to give them during our breakfast. And the best part is that I made them in less than 30 minutes! DIY Personalized Valentine’s …continue reading


Tips for Photographing Winter Fun

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Panasonic LUMIX for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. As many of you know, we moved from an hour north of New York City down to just outside of Charlotte, N.C.  It has taken some adjusting, but the biggest adjustment came about two weeks ago when we had our first snow storm of the season, and when I say …continue reading


Whimsy Wednesdays 205

There’s nothing like comfort food for Super Bowl.  I especially love when it involves corn chips.  This Chili Corn Chip Casserole from Busy Being Jennifer just got moved to our Super Bowl menu and I’m pretty sure you want tot add it to yours. If you’re ready to party,  just click below to join on in and be sure to follow along with me on Facebook !  Once you’ve linked …continue reading

Buffalo Chicken Pasta

This post and recipe were sponsored by Perdue. Perdue provided me with free product and compensation in exchange for an original recipe. All comments, thoughts and reviews are my own. Can you believe that it’s almost time for the Super Bowl?  Many of you know that we made a move from NY to NC over the summer and I have to admit that we’ve fallen in love with the Panthers. …continue reading


Creamy Chicken & Kale Gnocchi

Creamy Chicken and Kale Gnocchi is a rich and delicious dinner recipe. You will never believe that it cooks so quickly. If you have leftover chicken from a previous meal, you’re halfway there! We often make this recipe after grilling chicken on the weekends. Toss a few extra chicken breasts on the grill and save the leftovers to simplify your cooking during the week. Creamy Chicken & Kale Gnocchi   …continue reading


Cutest Cupcakes Ever

My love for cupcakes has to be pretty clear by now.  I just love everything about them.  Cupcakes over the years have definitely stepped up their game and this collection is by far the Cutest Cupcakes EVER! Cutest Cupcakes Ever  

Tips for Photographing Busy Kids

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Panasonic LUMIX for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Many of you know that I have two little girls.  One is six and the other is two and half and they are both extremely busy children and always have been.  I feel like the majority of my photos once they started moving were all a blur.  Now it’s only getting …continue reading

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