S’mores Milkshake Recipe

Smores Milkshake Recipe

While most of you have been sweltering this summer, we've actually had some cooler days here in Minnesota and I am loving it! I love being able to have my windows open and to be able to exercise outside. When it gets too hot, my kids don't even want to go play outside, unless they are swimming. And Monday was a hot one with excessive heat warnings. It was the perfect weather for ice cream. I didn't feel like cooking, baking or even grilling so we went out to eat for dinner. Where did we end … {continue reading}

Time To Sparkle Link Party #70

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  Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs! Inside BruCrew Life | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest The Gunny Sack | Facebook | Twitter | … {continue reading}

S’mores Bars Recipe

Smores Bars Recipe

S'mores are one of those things that just scream summer! You know that they can be eaten any time of the year, but who makes s'mores in the middle of February, right? I guess if we weren't buried in several feet of snow and could build a bonfire, maybe we would have s'mores in the winter. Actually, I do remember toasting marshmallows over a gas store, with my grandma in her apartment, so you really don't need a bonfire at all. And you don't need a bonfire to make these S'mores Bars that I am … {continue reading}

The Best Ham And Cheese Croissants

Ham and Cheese Croissant

Today I wanted to share the best ham and cheese croissants! I've been eating these my whole life. It stared at my grandpa and grandma's house. This was one of my grandma's favorite things to make us and we loved it. Once time she spent hours making homemade chicken noodle soup and we wouldn't eat it. When I say homemade, I mean that she even made the noodles. Now, as an adult, I would love it if someone made it for me, but as a kid...no way...I wanted my chicken noodle soup from the classic red … {continue reading}

Subway Art Ice Cream Cone Wrappers

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Ice cream cone wrappers are a fun way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month! This free printable for a subway art version is at the eHow Craft blog. July is National Ice Cream month, so we are taking full advantage of it and enjoying ice cream as often as we can! It's the perfect summer treat when it's so hot outside. Everyone must agree because the lines outside the ice cream shops are l-o-n-g! What's interesting though is that one of my friends worked at a grocery store in a small town and … {continue reading}

Blueberry Melon Protein Smoothie Recipe

Blueberry Melon Protein Smoothie

A blueberry melon protein smoothie is an easy breakfast recipe that is perfect for back to school. It also works as an after school snack or a quick, on-the-go meal. When I was a fourteen, I made my first airplane trip, without my parents to visit our relatives in Washington state. Two of my cousins from Minnesota flew with me on the "red-eye" flight. We were so nervous and excited. When we landed at the airport in Portland, Oregon, we got off of the plane...and no one was there to pick us … {continue reading}

Time To Sparkle Link Party #69

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Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs! Inside BruCrew Life | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest The Gunny Sack | Facebook | Twitter |Pinteres t The … {continue reading}

Mason Jar Crafts: Picnic In A Jar

Picnic In A Jar Tutorial

A Picnic In A Jar is one of the mason jar crafts that's perfect for parties. Customize the food in a jar, colors and the washi tape for the party or shower! Eating outside in the summer is so much fun (as long as the bugs leave you alone). Every morning, I grab a cup of coffee and drink it while sitting on my Adirondack chair on my front porch. It doesn't matter if it is hot and humid or cold and rainy. Once winter comes, I am really going to miss it. Last week, I made a fun picnic in a jar … {continue reading}

Cinnamon Waffle Pops

Cinnamon Waffle Pops Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias It's time for Christmas in July! When the hot weather and mosquitos get to be too much, it's time to take a break to have a little holiday fun.  A few years ago, we had a Christmas in July summer camp day for our kids. We made stockings and gingerbread houses using graham crackers, frosting and candy. I've been seeing fun posts about different ways to celebrate with crafts, … {continue reading}

Key Lime Cheesecake Milkshake

Key Lime Cheesecake Milkshake

A key lime cheesecake milkshake is a delicious summer dessert! It's like a key lime pie, cheesecake and ice cream all in one beverage! My husband is a huge key lime fan and I don't think I had ever even tried it until he came along. When we go out to eat, he will often choose key lime dessert. I am much more likely to choose chocolate, but I always have to try a bite or two of his dessert and I've got to admit that key lime is delicious. With the hot, humid weather we've been having, everyone … {continue reading}

Scratch Off Summer Bucket List

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Make a summer bucket list that is a scratch off. This fun boredom buster is easy to make and the scratch off paint only requires 2 ingredients. I've seen so many great summer bucket lists online. There are the regular paper lists that you hang on the fridge and the poster sized lists to hang on a wall. I've seen ones in an actual bucket and others that are printed on a paper bucket. There are clothespins, keychains and popsicle stick bucket lists. For our bucket list, I decided to do a … {continue reading}

Time To Sparkle Link Party #68

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  Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs! Inside BruCrew Life | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest The Gunny Sack | Facebook | Twitter | … {continue reading}

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken is a Crock Pot recipe that's easy to make, cheaper than takeout and tastes better too! It's a family friendly recipe that will become a favorite. For some reason, when I think about using my Crock Pot, I think about it in the cold months filled with soups, stews and pot roast. But I've come to realize that using a slow cooker in the summer makes a lot of sense! First of all, I don't have to turn my oven on and heat up the house. On a day like today, when the … {continue reading}

Grilled Slaw Burger Recipe

Grilled Slaw Burger Recipe

Disclosure: I have been compensated for this sponsored post by MIRACLE WHIP, as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. What is your favorite hamburger topping? My problem is that I have so many different toppings that I love like cheese, bacon, pineapple, barbecue sauce, fried onions...and on and on. Last week, we tried a new hamburger topping: sweet and spicy coleslaw. The Grilled Slaw Burger kicked up our standard barbecue a notch with MIRACLE WHIP, and its unique, one-of-a-kind creamy … {continue reading}

Grilled Margherita Sandwich

Grilled Margherita Sandwich Recipe #WalmartProduce

This camping recipe for Grilled Margherita Sandwiches was made as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. All opinions are my own. #WalmartProduce When we went camping recently, I didn't know what to bring to eat. We had what they call "rustic" campsites without electricity. Since we are casual campers, going once every couple of years, our camping equipment is scarce. We had a tent for shelter and a campfire for cooking. I decided to buy a cast iron skillet so that we would have more … {continue reading}

Snow Cone Truffles

Snow Cone Truffles

Snow Cone Truffles are an awesome summer party idea. These bite sized snow cones are fun to make and fun to eat! I've got snow cones on the mind...it must be the hot, humid weather! Last week I shared snow cone sugar scrub and now I've Snow Cone Truffles to share with you. Snow Cone Truffles are by melted together frosting and white chocolate chips The truffle mixture is piped into mini snow cones and sprinkles make the tops shimmer like shaved ice. … {continue reading}

Time To Sparkle Link Party #67

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  Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs! Inside BruCrew Life | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest The Gunny Sack | Facebook | Twitter | … {continue reading}