If you thought peaches couldn't get any better, try grilling them and adding them to some Simply Lemonade! #AlwaysDelicious

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #AlwaysDelicious #CollectiveBias So we are headed to the shore for our annual vacation later this week, and the boys have been at Camp Grammy and Grampy since Thursday {can we talk for a moment about how awesome it is to have parents who beg to take all three of your kids for a week at a time??}, which means that I’ve been… Read more »

If you're looking for your next book to read, this is a great list of 10 books that should be on your want-to-read list!

Yup, Bossy Jenn is back, telling you what books you need to read next. But I love reading, and I know how much a lot of you love reading too, so I thought I’d do another list of my recent favorites. Obviously, this is a lengthy list, and {unfortunately} the summer isn’t that long, but if you’re looking for some new books to read, this should be a good start.  If you have a favorite book that I missed on this… Read more »

These DIY Play With Your Food Plates are so cute -- my kids would love making little faces with these with their food!! #BacktoPlay #CollectiveBias #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BackToPlay #CollectiveBias Thank you Back to Nature Macaroni & Cheese for sponsoring this post. Try the new Back to Nature Made with Organic Macaroni & Cheese Dinners!   I absolutely love summer. Everything is so much more laid back, and we spend pretty much every spare second outside {which is a good thing, because I just found out that June was Get Outdoors… Read more »

Learn how to color just part of a black and white photo

Have you ever seen a photo that is mostly black and white, but just has a touch of color on it? I remember when I was in college, we would print out photos in black and white and then color them in with highlighters. We thought we were remarkably fancy and talented.  We weren’t.  But I still love how those photos look, and I’ve discovered how to make them super easily with PicMonkey. If you’re not familiar with PicMonkey, it’s a… Read more »

The Ultimate Strawberry Recipe collection -- 80 of the most amazing recipes that feature fresh strawberries. I cannot wait to make all of these!!

I do not think I could possibly get enough strawberries in my life. This morning, we went to a local farm to pick our own strawberries, and I am going to make my own strawberry jam. We do this every year, and it’s one of my favorite summer activities. We went a little bit overboard this year, though, so I have way more than I need to just make jam. It’s a tough problem to have, really. I pretty much… Read more »

With the #PassTheLoveBack campaign, community soccer teams can create sponsorship pages and earn custom apparel, including uniforms, t-shirts and warm-up gear.  #IC #ad

This post was sponsored by Mondelez International as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received compensation as a thank you for my review. #PassTheLoveBack #IC My kids have always been involved in sports. David started in soccer when he was 5, and since then has played football, baseball, basketball, and now his favorite sport is lacrosse. Connor has also been on teams for all those sports, but his main love is running. {I have no idea where… Read more »

This cake might look fancy, but it started as a boxed cake mix and requires almost no baking ability! #WayfairCakeOff

I seem to be on a bit of a strawberry kick this week, but in my personal opinion, you can never have too many strawberries in your life. Or cake. Or cheesecake. Or, in this case, Strawberry Cheesecake Cake. So when I was asked to be a part of The Great Wayfair Cake Off and I was told that my cake had to include fresh fruit, my thoughts immediately went to strawberries, and then to cheesecake. And then to Strawberry… Read more »

You won't believe how easy it is to make delicious, creamy ice cream with no ice cream maker! Just mix everything together and freeze!

Remember last week when I shared the recipe for Creamsicle Pie? I said that that fail inspired an even more amazing dessert that I would share soon. Well, it’s your lucky day, people. I bring you: No-Churn Strawberry Ice Cream. Yeah. The creamiest, most delicious ice cream you’ve ever had — no ice cream maker, salt, mixing, shaking, nothing. Just mix it all together, stick it in the freezer and wait.  The waiting is the hardest part. By far. I… Read more »

This collection of t-shirt refashions is amazing. I can't believe some of these started off as t-shirts!

The other day, I was checking out my blog analytics, and I decided to see what my all-time most popular post was. I was a little surprised to see that it was this one, a round-up of 10 different t-shirt refashion tutorials. And here’s the funny thing: #2 is this tutorial on how to make t-shirt yarn, and #5 was my second round-up of t-shirt tutorials. Something tells me that you guys like messing with t-shirts!  So I decided to give… Read more »

Slow Cooker Cheesy Artichoke Dip

I think it’s funny that a lot of people think of the slow cooker as mostly a winter appliance. I’ll admit, that’s when we usually use it — for heavy, comfort foods like stews and casseroles. But slow cookers are fantastic once the weather starts getting warmer. I mean, who likes heating up their kitchen if it’s not completely necessary? And it’s also incredible for party prep. If I can get stuff ready for a party or get-together before the… Read more »

This 5-ingredient Creamsicle Pie tastes exactly like a favorite frozen treat from your childhood! Super easy, super delicious -- my kind of recipe!

You know what I love? When a recipes doesn’t work out like you planned it, but it totally doesn’t matter because it ends up being just as good if not better.  Now, don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t usually happen to me. Usually, when I have a recipe fail, it’s a disaster of epic proportions, not unlike the oops-I-used-peppermint-extract-instead-of-vanilla-in-my-pumpkin-creme-brûlée-on-Thanksgiving incident of 2004 {I blame that one on pregnancy brain} or the more recent 2015 Poop Emoji Cupcake-gate {that one was… Read more »

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Hey, everyone! I am so excited to be back at home. I went to Nashville for the weekend {um, most fun city EV-ER, by the way. If you haven’t gone, you need to, stat}, and had a nightmare of a time getting home. I ended up having to stay an extra day and drive 3 hours home from DC instead of flying straight into State College, which was awesome. And then I found a tick on Mason’s leg this morning,… Read more »

These cinnamon chocolate chip blondies are an easy, delicious alternative to chocolate chip cookies! #ChocolateHistory #IC #ad

This post and the recipe for Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Blondies were sponsored by American Heritage Chocolate as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary product to facilitate my review. #ChocolateHistory #IC I have been on a bit of a blondie kick lately. As we’ve already established, I am one of the laziest people ever, so whenever I can find a quicker and/or easier way to do something, I am all over it.  Case in point: chocolate… Read more »

This is an amazing list of dog toys and chews for aggressive chewers. My dog destroys everything, but these ones really last!

This post contains affiliate links About a year ago, I did a post where I talked about Fletcher’s favorite toys and chews. It’s become one of my most popular posts, but I noticed that now that he’s gotten bigger {he’s right about 80 pounds now!}, there are quite a few changes in what he can play with and chew but not destroy. I updated that post, but I also wanted to do another post on which toys and chews he… Read more »

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This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. #NatureMade #IC So, how’s everyone doing on your new year’s resolutions?? Yeah… you probably forgot about those, huh? I think most people are so gung ho about them around the beginning of the year, saying things like “THIS IS THE YEAR! I’m going to keep them no matter what!” and then two weeks later, they’re like, “Uh… what now? Yeah, I never said… Read more »

These basketball Oreo pops are the cutest, and so easy to make!

March Madness. There’s been a little more madness than usual this year, and my brackets were shot straight to hell on Day #3. {Thanks, Michigan State!} But it’s still exciting. Now, I don’t know about what happens in your family, but my boys go a tad bit bananas for the tournament. We do a family bracket pool, and David has done no fewer than 8 brackets. Yes, 8. So I try to do something fun for them every year. Last year, I… Read more »

It's hard to believe these bangles are made with thrift-store bracelets and washi tape. You can make them in just minutes!

So if you read this blog with any regularity {and if you don’t, you should!}, you know about my obsession with fun holidays. Like National Corn Chip Day, National Penuche Fudge Day, National Pretzel Day, and National Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day.  Well, I just found out that March is National Craft Month, and I am all over that. Because, clearly, I loves me some DIYing.  Then, my fabulous friends at Wayfair reached out and challenged me to take my very first… Read more »

This is such an amazing collection of the cutest Easter treats I've ever seen! I will never be able to choose just one to make!

So this post was supposed to be up on Monday, but a 102+ degree fever for my little Mase Train for the past 4 days has derailed a few of my plans, and made snuggling in a recliner for hours at a time my #1 priority. But he’s finally feeling a little bit better today {as evidenced by this}, so I’m back at it while he watches Star Wars. I think one of the reasons I love holidays so much… Read more »

The Ultimate Peanut Butter Recipe Collection: 60 mouth-watering recipes that contain peanut butter. There are both sweet and savory recipes, as well as a few recipes for dogs too!!

So remember last summer when I decided to take a little step back from the blog so that I could figure out what exactly I wanted to do? And I promised that I would be back? Well, guess what. I’m back, baby!! After a long break, during which I tried out some different things and went through a whole boatload of personal stuff, some good, some not-so-good, I realized that what I really want to do, like if I didn’t… Read more »

Creating a gorgeous Thanksgiving tablescape shouldn't be stressful -- this one is quick, easy and beautiful, and cost next to nothing to put together.

Ok, so Thanksgiving is less than a week away. Whaaa?? How the heck did THAT happen?? New year’s was seriously just a few weeks ago, wasn’t it?? But regardless of how insanely fast this year is going, Thanksgiving is next week, and I haven’t really done a whole lot of planning yet. It’s going to be a bit different this year, because it is just going to be the five of us. We’ve never had a Thanksgiving like that before, so… Read more »