Posted in misc., roundups

happy sundae

today is national ice cream day and it just so happens to fall on a sundae; although in my book, EVERY DAY is ice cream day. celebrate accordingly with these desserts that will have you screaming for more today and all the days after. apologies if you’re lactose intolerant.

ultimate chocolate peanut butter brownie sundae

can’t go wrong with ice cream and brownies. via bless this mess

spiked chocolate brownie sundae

another brownie sundae, but all grown up. via delish

s’mores waffle sundae

s’mores + my favorite breakfast item? win. plus it’s totally a valid excuse to have ice cream for breakfast 😉 via my baking addiction

chocolate chip cookie dough hot fudge sundae              

oh dough you didn’t. via le creme de la crumb

breakfast banana bread ice cream sundae   

another valid excuse to have ice cream for breakfast and great for any time of the day. and it’s vegan friendly, too. via top with cinnamon


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Flower power 

April showers bring May flowers (and rain and gloom even though it’s almost June, apparently). I admit the green thumb gene skipped a generation, but I love seeing all the pretty blooms popping up. For today’s post, I collected planter ideas from around the web. Check these homes for your favorite houseplants.

Get the party started with this disco-inspired diy. Via a bubbly life

Don’t throw away old light bulbs just yet. These will light up your house in a new way. Please be careful if you decide to attemp this project. Via free people

Even plants like to play dress up. Via a beautiful mess

Simple, yet super adorable. Via best friends for frosting

Who doesn’t love a good faceplant? He he, get it? I’m sorry. Via kao ani

You’ll have to translate the instructions to English, but how cute are these animals made from milk cartons? Via pysselbolaget

Stay gold with this gold leaf project. So pretty. Via delia creates

It doesn’t get any easier than peeling labels off tin cans and painting them in fun colors. Via dos family

Even plants could use a little sparkling pizazz. Via the pretty bee

More face planting. Via oh happy day


Posted in holidays, roundups

Recipes for love

Yesterday, I thought it was Thursday, so naturally, I woke up today thinking it was Friday. It must be the weekend.

Valentine’s Day is a few days away and as the saying goes, the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. I rounded up some recipe ideas that would be perfect for sweethearts, family, friends, and co-workers. 

Or just for yourself. I won’t judge. 

Red velvet popcorn via Sarah Hearts

Red velvet oreo truffle brownies via Kevin and Amanda

Red wine lollipops via HGTV

Strawberry chocolate chip cookies via Sally’s Baking Addiction

Valentine’s Day Muddy Buddies via Just Between Friends

Strawberry brownie kabobs via Erica’s Sweet Tooth

Chocolate shortbread heart cookies via Two Peas & Their Pod

Valentine’s Day chocolate bark via Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Conversation heart cookies via Martha Stewart

Strawberry sugar cookie cups via Julie’s Eats and Treats

Valentine’s Day Donuts via The First Year

Chocolate covered strawberry cheesecake bites via Decadence Baking Co.

Heart macarons via Liv for Cake

Red velvet bon bons via Cafe Johnsonia

Set the mood with music. Check out my Valentine’s Day playlists.


Posted in holidays, roundups, thursday thoughts

3- Tree’s a crowd (Th.Th #49)

Good morning/afternoon/evening. Whatever it is, I hope you are keeping warm. Unless it’s not cold where you live, then please, invite me over.

Anyway, look who just became a DIY/lifestyle blog. I’m kidding. I wish I was that creative.

With Christmas quickly approaching, I thought I’d gather some ideas to up your Christmas tree game. I scoured the internet and these were some of my favorites. 

via hgtv

This designer matched the tree with the home decor, even the presents.

via lines across

This rainbow tree is so much fun. Nothing too complex about sorting ornaments by color.

via the tomkat studio

Spell out some cheer with this easy lettered garland tutorial. I love the white theme. So classy.

via kandee johnson

Green trees are boring. Go for nontraditional trees like this white one. Or whatever color you like. This candy theme is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth and the colors just pop.

via sugar bee crafts

This is what Elvis meant by a blue Christmas, right? I love the burlap and metal decor for this rustic look.

via twinkle twinkle little party

Charlie Brown trees like this one are always a win. Perfect if you don’t want to take up too much space. But mostly because they’re cute.

via remodelaholic

Have some fun with ribbon. Red and white is a classic holiday theme, but I love how baby blue is incorporated here. 

via the merrythought

Another Charlie Brown tree. Simple can go a long way. I love this whole set-up. 

via craftberry bush

This tree is festive AF. The “snow” looks so pretty, even if it’s not actually the case. Perfect for those who live in non-snowy places or experiencing one of those weird, mild winters where it hardly snows because sometimes Mother Nature gets confused.

via kara’s party ideas

Now this is a tree with style. Black, white, and gold make for an amazing combination.

via inspired by charm

 This tree is super adorable and is sure to satisfy sugary cravings. But try not to actually eat it. 

via tatertots and jello

How cool is this Advent tree? Yet another red and white theme.

via love grows wild

This tree looks like a winter wonderland. Another reoccurring theme I’ve noticed is oversized ornaments. Go big or go home.

via dreamy whites lifestyle

This tree is bare, but still manages to look classy against all that white. I love the wool blanket being used as a tree skirt. Perfect for minimalists.

Side note: I want an all white room someday.

via tiffany & co.

“Come and trim my Christmas tree with some decorations bought at Tiffany’s.”

One day, I will have one.

How are you decorating your tree this year?