Scented Lotion Bar Tutorial

Lotion Bar Recipe

Is your skin feeling dry after the long winter? I know mine is and both of my girls told me recently that there skin is feeling really dry too. So, I made some pretty, floral lotion bars that are made with a combination of beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter and sweet almond oil. When you glide the lotion bar over your skin, the warmth melts it on contact and you can rub the oil in! Come on over to the eHow Craft Blog to see how to make these lotion bars: Get Skin Ready For Summer With Homemade … {continue reading}

Time To Sparkle Link Party #57

Time to Sparkle Portraits

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 | Pinterest The … {continue reading}

Barbecue Pot Roast Recipe + A Farberware Giveaway

Barbecue Pot Roast

This Barbecue Pot Roast recipe is a delicious twist on the traditional pot roast and is perfect for spring and summer! Disclosure: Farberware Cookware is the sponsor of this post and all opinions are 100% my own. You can enter to win your own Farbeware New Traditions Cookware set below! I love making pot roast for my family and I typically make it in the slow cooker like I did for these French dip sandwiches. Recently, I was visiting with one of my friends and she said that when she makes a … {continue reading}

30 Amazing Easter Treats

30 Easter Treats

Easter has finally arrived! The kids are on break and the snow melted...again (fingers crossed that we don't get more snow). We've got a busy weekend ahead of us with church, family dinners and even a bridal shower. But I wanted to leave you with some Easter dessert inspiration. Here are 30 fabulous Easter treats that you can look through and find the perfect one to make for your family this year! Happy Easter! … {continue reading}

Spicy Deviled Eggs for Easter

Deviled Eggs

Disclosure: I have been compensated for this sponsored post by MIRACLE WHIP, as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. With Easter just around the corner, everyone is making eggs. We've already gone through a couple dozen eggs and will be making more this week. My kids have brainstormed several ideas for decorating the eggs and are looking forward to it. So, what do you do with all of those eggs? We added MIRACLE WHIP Dressing and made some Spicy Deviled Eggs. We shared the eggs with my … {continue reading}

Picnic In A Jar

Picnic In A Mason Jar

Are you ready to have a picnic after the long, cold winter? I sure am! We met up with friends at a park the last couple of weeks and we have had a blast! Last week we went for a walk, played tennis and the kids used the playground. This week, we played a basketball game called lightning. It was high energy and I even won a couple of rounds. Although it hasn't worked out to have a picnic on our park night yet, I was inspired to try to make a picnic in a jar. The mason jar has the food and the … {continue reading}

Time To Sparkle Link Party #56

Time to Sparkle Portraits

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 | Pinterest The … {continue reading}

Brunch Recipes: Fruit Salsa Crepes

Fruit Salsa Crepes Recipe

Spring is the perfect time for brunch recipes like these delicious fruit salsa crepes. They are light, airy crepes filled with fruit salsa and topped with whipped cream and salted caramel. We had the most beautiful, spring weather last week! We spent our evenings going for walks and meeting friends at the park. When we get warmer weather after a long, cold winter, everyone takes advantage of it. Spring is also the ideal time for a casual brunch with family and friends. I made some Fruit Salsa … {continue reading}

Easy Pepperoni Calzone Recipe

Easy Pepperoni Calzones

We made Easy Pepperoni Calzones for dinner using frozen bread dough. This kid friendly meal is sure to please your entire family! When I don't know what to make for dinner, I turn to my kids for ideas. They each suggest a couple of meals they would like me to make and I add the ingredients to the shopping list. Last week, Zack suggested that we try to make calzones. He has eaten them at restaurants and although we've made pizza balls, grilled pizza, pizza sticks and even stromboli, we've never … {continue reading}

Mini Meatball Sliders

Meatball Sliders Recipe

Mini Meatball Sliders on garlic breadsticks with spaghetti sauce and melted cheese are perfect for parties! Today we are going for a high of 74 degrees, which is a temperature that we haven't seen in Minnesota since October 11, 2013! What a winter it has been... that is 6 months of below 74 degree weather. With the warmer weather comes thoughts of summer entertaining. It is so much easier to have people over when the weather is nice. The kids can play outside and the windows can be open letting … {continue reading}

Time To Sparkle Link Party #55

Time to Sparkle Portraits

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 | Pinterest The … {continue reading}

DIY State Love Popsicle Stick Puzzle

DIY State Love Puzzle

Use popsicle sticks to make a puzzle showcasing your state love with a map of your favorite state and a heart on your favorite city! Do you love the state you live in? Or maybe there is another state that you wish you lived in, such as the one you grew up in? It is so much fun to make crafts with maps. I've seen some really cute ideas with state outlines like the outline of 2 states with dotted lines showing a move from one state to another. I used popsicle sticks to make a fun puzzle of the … {continue reading}

Cadbury Mini Eggs Layer Cake

Cadbury Mini Eggs Layer Cake

Make a beautiful layer cake for spring and decorate it with Cadbury Mini Eggs. What is it about Easter candy? I think it might be my favorite holiday candy. I love all of the chocolates and bright spring colors from the Cadbury eggs to the jelly beans. But who am I kidding? I love candy from all of the holidays and when there isn't a holiday, I love the regular candy. So, it is only logical that I should make a Cadbury Mini Eggs Layer Cake! … {continue reading}

Lil’ Chick Cookie Cups

Easter Chick Cookie Cup

These adorable Lil’ Chick Cookie Cups are a fun spring dessert. They could be used for a kid’s farm or barnyard party! Don't these Lil' Chick Cookie Cups make you think of spring? It's kind of hard to get spring off the mind! We had a beautiful weekend with warm weather. We went with some friends to walk around Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis. It was funny to see people dressed for every kind of weather. Some people had on winter boots and other were walking through the slushy snow in flip … {continue reading}

Time To Sparkle Link Party #54 + A Cookie Temptations Giveaway

Time to Sparkle Portraits

  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}

DIY Scented Easter Eggs

Scented Easter Eggs Tutorial

My kids enjoy dying eggs and like to try out new techniques. They love putting tape or rubber bands on the eggs to block out color in certain places. We've also used color crayons, glitter and stickers on our Easter eggs. This Easter I decided to add a fun twist to the traditional dyed Easter eggs by adding fun scents to the eggs. We had a lot of fun trying different scents from cake batter to strawberry lemonade. Here are some of the basic scents we added: raspberry, lemon, watermelon, … {continue reading}

Macaroni and Cheese Pot Pie

Mac n Cheese Pot Pie Recipe

This macaroni and cheese recipe is for ramekins filled with macaroni and cheese, topped with a garlic butter crescent roll making a Macaroni and Cheese Pot Pie! Oh, mac n' cheese, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee when homemade and oozing with cheesy goodness or even when made from a box. I love thee on Macaroni and Cheese Pizza, in Mac and Cheese Balls and now I love thee in Macaroni and Cheese Pot Pie. … {continue reading}