Sunday, July 19, 2015

Black Bean Taco Dip

Sunday Funday = great friends in the backyard, kids splashing in the pool and yummy food and drinks! This is one of my go-to dips! So easy and so yummy! Enjoy!

B L A C K  B E A N  T A C O  D I P

2 packages of cream cheese
3/4 cup mayo
one package of taco season (i use this instead)
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn, drained
1 tomato, chopped
1 clove garlic
1 can sliced or chopped black olives
green onions for garnish

mix cream cheese, mayo and taco seasoning together. spread in the bottom of  your serving dish. mix black beans, corn, chopped tomatoes, minced garlic and chopped olives together. spread on top of cream cheese mixture and garnish with green onions. serve with tortilla chips.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

It's A Bird, It's A Plane . . .

It's corn dip! I know, it doesn't look like something you really want to dip your chip in, but TRUST me!!  It is so, so good! In the summer I tend to always have sour cream and cream cheese on hand . . . the two main staples of any yummy dip!


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Friday, June 12, 2015



made a big batch of bootlegs last night and headed over to a friends new house in minneapolis . . . celebrating his new home and another friends 50th birthday! 

B O O T L E G recipe:

1 can frozen limeade
1 can frozen lemonade
gobbs and gobbs of fresh mint
blend everything together
{do not dilute the ade}

in a glass with ice . . .
combine one shot of the mint mixture, one shot of vodka and fill the rest up with soda water.

mix well and ENJOY!

Monday, June 8, 2015

a book shower

When my brother and his gal were expecting their first child I wanted to do something special for them but they were not thrilled with the idea of a traditional baby shower.  So I came up with this:

So many great books were given. I put them all together and presented them to the mama-to-be. She loved it and it was such an easy shower to host!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

summer bucket list

I love summer.
The sunshine.
Trips to the candy store for ice cream.
Flowers in my window boxes.
Dirty feet.
The sounds of kids swimming in the pool.
The smell of fresh cut grass.
Nights on the porch with good friends.

Every year we make a list of all the things we hope to do in the next three months. Do you make a list? I made this printable to help you get started! I hope you fill it with so many fun things! Let's make some memories this summer!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Jenna Kutcher Course

A couple weeks ago I started an online course with Jenna Kutcher. I am about half way through and let me tell you . . . it's been amazing! I fell in love with Jenna's IG feed over a year ago. I loved her energy and of course her beautiful photos too! So when she announced she was going to be teaching an online course about entrepreneurship,  I just knew I wanted to do it! It was an investment of money and my time, but it has been so worth it! For me, the biggest thing (so far) I have taken from this class has been the excitement I am feeling over my business and my life! It has sort of been a kick in my creative butt to get going and chase some of those dreams! If you are stuck in a creative rut or want to make more money or want to re-brand or tweak your current brand or you want someone to light a fire within you . . . you must sign up for this class! If you have any questions feel free to email Jenna at and tell her I sent you! You won't regret it!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

something i read, ate, created #25

from my new favorite person that i am convinced is my long lost sister!

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damn the person that came up with this recipe! it is not good for you. it's downright dangerous, people! and i can guarantee that you have every ingredient in your pantry which makes it even more dangerous! enjoy!

2 tablespoons of melted butter
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup flour (i don't measure this exact. i think less is best here)
mix it all up
stir in some chocolate chips
mix everything in a small coffee cup or ramekin
microwave for 55 seconds
and top with a big scoop of breyers vanilla ice cream

should i be concerned that i just typed that recipe from memory?

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i have been saying for months i really need to start adding some printable items to my shop. so i finally sat down this past week and did it! you can find the banner here!