This Frozen birthday party has so many ideas to steal -- like Melted Snowmen instead of water! (So cute!) Bonus: it was a boy's party, so it's more Olaf than Elsa and Anna. So much fun!

Welcome! Be sure to sign up to receive Endlessly Inspired by email so you don’t miss a single post. Thanks for visiting!Remember how Sunday was Mason’s birthday? And I made him a monster truck cake? Well, today we had a little party for some of his friends from school. And, much to Dave’s chagrin, he decided he wanted a Frozen birthday party. Dave was all stressed that it would be all princess-y, but I was going more Olaf than Elsa and… Read more »

Throw together a fun basketball party with Coca-Cola NCAA® Final Four Packs available at Walmart. There are a bunch of cute ideas and recipes in here!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FinalFourPack #CollectiveBias Coca-Cola is a corporate champion of the NCAA. Messaging below is intended for ages 21+ and is intended to be enjoyed responsibly, in moderation. I told you it was party week here at Endlessly Inspired, and when I promise you party week, I am going to deliver. In a big way. I know I just shared a basketball party a couple of… Read more »

This monster truck birthday cake is so much easier to make than it looks. I love that it's covered with graham cracker crumbs and Oreos, because you don't have to have any frosting skill to make it look great!

I am kicking off a super fun series here at Endlessly Inspired today. Welcome to Party Week! Woot, woot! To celebrate Mason’s birthday, I will be bringing you all sorts of party fun this week, so stay tuned! I can’t even believe I’m saying this, but my littlest man is 4 years old today. What the whaa? I mean, seriously, he. was. just. born. So, just stop with the 4 years old stuff. And the poor little guy woke up sick today. I’m… Read more »

When thinking about an anti-aging skin care regimen, it's important to think of the whole body, not just the face! #HeartYourSkin #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HeartYourSkin #CollectiveBias So I have a bit of a secret for you today: I am turning 40 this year. **GASP!!** I really don’t even know how that’s possible, because I feel like I just turned 30. Hell, I feel like I just turned 20. And the funny thing is, I have never before felt apprehensive about turning a certain age until now. When… Read more »

I love this collection of 20 adorable and easy-to-make  rainbow treats! These are perfect for St. Patrick's Day or a rainbow birthday party!

Rainbows. I don’t know if it’s just because I’m girly, or because I grew up in the 80s, but I absolutely love rainbows. And I always have. When I was little, we lived in Erie, so we would go to Niagara Falls a lot, and there was a store in a mall on the U.S. side that was entirely rainbows. Literally, everything in the store had a rainbow on it. I thought I had died and gone to heaven every time… Read more »

Spring is such a fun time for basketball parties -- this one is full of quick, fun and easy ideas. And it includes a recipe for Slam Dunk Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Dip! Um, ok!! #EasyBracketParty #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EasyBracketParty #CollectiveBias If you read this blog, you know I have 3 boys. Who are insanely, ridiculously into sports. It doesn’t really matter what sport, either. Pretty much whatever is in season is their favorite sport at that time. So naturally, right now it’s basketball mania in our house. I thought it would be fun to put together a fun little basketball party… Read more »

Use frozen Alexia fries and onion rings to make loaded baked potato fries. #SpringIntoFlavor #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpringIntoFlavor #CollectiveBias We are big ol’ fans of snacks and appetizers in this house. One of the boys’ favorite treats is to do a “snacky dinner” where we go tapas-style and just have a whole bunch of appetizers rather than an entree. And of course, because I’m me, I always try to find shortcuts everywhere I possibly can. Like with these loadedbaked potato… Read more »

Marshmallow PEEPS ice cream! Are you kidding me?? I can't even believe that this is a thing. The recipe even includes instructions on how to make it if you don't have an ice cream maker! #PEEPSONALITY

I’d like to thank PEEPS® and the PEEPS® Company Store for sponsoring this giveaway. I was not compensated in any way for this post, and as always, all opinions are entirely my own. Is there a more iconic Easter candy than Marshmallow PEEPS®? I know they make them now in ghosts and pumpkins and hearts and christmas trees and gingerbread men and snowmen and crazy flavors like blue raspberry and sour watermelon, but I’m old school. Give me some pink… Read more »

Trivial Pursuit Live! turns the classic game into a game-show setting with a variety of game rounds and rules.  #HasbroGameChannel #CG

I’ve talked before about how much we love game night in our house. Since we had so much fun downloading and playing MONOPOLY Plus, I decided to check out what other games are available on the Hasbro Game Channel. When I saw they had Trivial Pursuit Live!, I was crazy-pants excited and knew I had to try it out. I have to say though, I did have a few reservations at first. I wasn’t sure how you’d be able to answer… Read more »

Make this gorgeous necklace in about 5 minutes with just a simple chain and bobby pins!

One of my favorite things to do, DIY-wise {try saying that 5 times fast!} is using something in a completely different way than what they were intended for. I’ve done it a bunch of times, like with this sweater, these safety pins and these t-shirts. Now I’m doing something crazy with bobby pins: making a bobby pin necklace. {Note: I originally shared this tutorial on my friend Julie’s blog last year, but now I wanted to share it with all of… Read more »

Download an adorable Baymax printable popcorn bag for your #BigHero6MovieNight! The DVD & Blu-ray are now available at @Target. #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigHero6MovieNight #CollectiveBias  We do movie nights almost every week in our house. It’s become such a fun Friday night tradition that we all look forward to. I love when one of the boys says something like, “Ooh! Can we watch that for our next movie night?!?”  Now that David is almost 10 {I can’t even talk about it}, though, it’s becoming a bit… Read more »

Nothing warms you up on a freezing winter's day like a steaming mug of hot chocolate! You will not believe some of the recipes in this collection of 20 Amazing Hot Cocoa Recipes!

I am not a coffee drinker. I keep trying, but I just really don’t like it. Some of the super sweet Starbucks ones are okay, but mostly if you can’t actually taste the coffee in them, just the cream and sugar and caramel and chocolate and fat.  But what I do love, like crazy love, is hot chocolate. I don’t know if it’s a hold over from when I was a kid or what, but there’s something about a delicious cup… Read more »

Your dog deserves a little homemade love too! These beef, bacon & peanut butter dog treats are easy to make, and your puppy is guaranteed to gobble them up!

Oh yes, people. You’ve been waiting for it, and here it is: another National Food Holiday. If you read this blog regularly, you’ll know that I have a thing for these random food holidays. I’ve talked about them here, here, here, here and here. Today’s just makes me laugh. Happy National Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day!  Whaaa?? I mean, why shouldn’t dogs get a day too? But dog biscuit appreciation day? Why not just National Dog Biscuit Day? Do we really appreciate them… Read more »

If you are looking for some new books to read, check out this great list of 10 amazing page-turners. Pinning this to keep for my Amazon wishlist!

Wow, that title sounds all sorts of bossy, doesn’t it? But here’s the thing: I am what you would call an avid reader. I have always loved reading, and I pretty much cannot go to sleep at night without reading at least a few pages of whatever book I’m in the middle of. I go through at least one or two books a week, so I’m always looking for new books to read. I thought some of you might feel… Read more »

White chocolate mousse sounds kind of intimidating to make, but it's so easy, and is crazy delicious. Top it with some raspberry whipped cream, raspberries and a puff pastry heart for a super special dessert!

Like I mentioned a few weeks ago, I have been finding it super difficult to get back into the swing of things, blog-wise, after the holidays. This weather certainly isn’t helping, but I really need to light a fire under myself and get going. I meant for this white chocolate mousse recipe to be up before Valentine’s Day, but it didn’t happen. So, whatever, I’m sharing it now. I think Valentine’s Day is kind of a silly, made-up holiday anyways,… Read more »

This fruit and yogurt parfait is light, healthy because it's made with Greek yogurt, and delicious enough to eat for dessert!

This article is sponsored by Yoplait Greek 100 Whips! So here’s the thing. I am generally not a huge fan of Greek yogurt. There, I said it.  Everyone is totally all gung ho about Greek yogurt, but there’s just something about it that tastes funky to me. But I know it’s so good for you, so I keep trying it. And not liking it. Until now. I decided I was going to try a different brand this time, and when… Read more »

MONOPOLY Plus on the PlayStation3 is a fantastic option for family game night! #HasbroGameChannel #CG

We go a little crazy for games in our house. Dave and I both grew up playing board games with our families, and it was such a special thing for us that we want to pass that along to our own family. I think it’s so important to spend quality time as a family, talking and eating and having fun. Game night is a perfect way to do that. We try to do family game night at least every other… Read more »

This Raspberry Whipped Cream is amazing -- and it's made with only 3 ingredients! This would be so delicious on pretty much anything -- but especially chocolate!!

I have a confession to make.  I absolutely, positively, love Cool-Whip. Like, would eat it by itself with a spoon as my dessert {or dinner}, love it. I am not ashamed. But as much as I love the fake stuff, there is something about real whipped cream. It’s so light and fluffy and airy and perfect — yum, yum, yum. It’s one of those things that can take your dessert to a whole new level {also known as: fancy-pants town},… Read more »

Enter to win $400 in PayPal cash from 25 of your favorite bloggers!

Ooh, I have such a treat for you today, people, so hold onto your shorts. I have gotten together with 24 of my favorite bloggers to bring you all a crazy fun giveaway of $400 in cash! Yup, you read that right: $400 in cash {delivered via PayPal}!! Who couldn’t use an extra $400, amiright??  To enter, all you need to do is just follow me and my friends on Pinterest — that’s it! If you’re already on Pinterest, then you know… Read more »

I've seen plates like this for over $80 each!! This one cost $2, and is crazy easy to make.

I don’t know what it is, but I’m a teensy bit obsessed with gold right now. (Remember my Gold-Dipped Bamboo Serving Set from last month?) I am seeing gold all over the place lately, and as I was messing around online the other day, I stumbled onto this amazing gold polka dot plate from Kelly Wearstler. Yeah, you read that right. It’s $82. For ONE PLATE. Seriously?? I decided to make one for myself. And it cost me $2. So… Read more »