Create a casual, beachy summer centerpiece in just minutes with some flowers, a couple of vases, some burlap ribbon and some seashells.

Coming home from vacation is the worst. One minute, you’re all laid-back and relaxed and happy, and the next, Boom! You’re home from the beach, your kids are crying because they don’t want to be back, your house smells funny and is 90 degrees because your air conditioning broke while you were gone {true story}, and you have two loaded cars to unpack. Blaaahh. So for my Mom It Forward post this week, I decided to do a fun, casual summer… Read more »

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Happy Monday, everyone!! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. We had an absolutely amazing vacation this year, but it’s definitely hard to be home. Especially since we came home to a house with no air conditioning! Luckily, it’s going to be freezing the next couple of days, so it’s not too bad. I won’t even talk about yesterday, when at one point our thermostat said 88.  As always, you all went above and beyond when linking up to last… Read more »

Ice cream sandwiches made with Krispy Kreme donuts. Holy cow.

Hi beautiful people!  I’m Dina from Buttercream Bakehouse, and I am here to guest post today for my fellow blogger friend, Jenn.   I know you have swell taste buds if you are hanging out at Endlessly Inspired, so today’s post is going to be a real treat for you. Have you ever heard of Krispy Kreme Ice Cream Sandwiches?   Yep, that’s right.   A treat made with my favorite donuts, you know the light and airy glazed donuts from… Read more »

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Welcome to another week of Eat. Create. Party!  Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful posts last week!! I am so amazed every week at the incredible creativity that is displayed here! Eat. Create. Party! goes live every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST and gives you all a chance to share your projects — and they’ll be seen on 4 blogs at once!  Before you link up, check out what my lovely co-hosts and I have been up to!    Easy… Read more »

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Happy Monday, everyone!! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. We’re just starting our final week at the beach, and this weekend was less than stellar weather, so I’m trying to pack as much fun into the next 5 days as possible. Dave and I did get a date night in Atlantic City, courtesy of my parents, which was delightful.  As always, you all went above and beyond when linking up to last week’s Eat. Create. Party! Take a gander… Read more »

Make these gorgeous stamped clay bowls with air-dry clay: no firing or baking needed!

So I have some crazy exciting news to share today. I am one of the newest members of the Mom It Forward editorial team! Woot, woot! I will be sharing DIY, Design and Home Decor posts over there once a week for the next six months! I am so excited to have this opportunity, and I can’t wait to share all of the fun tutorials I have in store for you! And today’s my first day! I’m sharing a tutorial… Read more »

Use boxed pound cake mix & your waffle maker to make these amazing strawberry shortcake ice cream sandwiches!

Did you know that you can make things like brownies and pound cake in your waffle maker?? Seriously!  One of our favorite Food Network shows is The Kitchen, and a few weeks ago, Sunny Anderson made brownies in a waffle maker. Who knew you could even do that?? Not me, but I will tell you something: my world is a happier place now that I have this knowledge. Even better, you use a boxed brownie mix. Yay for shortcuts! So my husband… Read more »

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Welcome to another week of Eat. Create. Party!  Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful posts last week!! I am so amazed every week at the incredible creativity that is displayed here! Eat. Create. Party! goes live every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST and gives you all a chance to share your projects — and they’ll be seen on 4 blogs at once!  Before you link up, check out what my lovely co-hosts and I have been up to! Cherry Chia… Read more »

It's so important to celebrate the bright side of life in the little things -- like frozen fruit bars on the beach. #ItsAllGood #sponsor

I love summer. {Who doesn’t?!?} This summer has especially amazing, because we’re spending three weeks at the shore. We’ve never spent this long at the beach, and it’s been so great. We’ve had family and friends in and out the whole time, but last night was the first time it was just the 5 of us. And as much as I’ve loved having people here, and as much as I can’t wait for my parents to get here tomorrow and… Read more »

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I am super happy today. First, my sweet friend Julie from White Lights on Wednesday is here with a guest post! I’m a contributor over at her site, and she’s returning the favor for me today. Second, she’s sharing a ridiculous four-layer chocolate cake. Holy moly. {Also, it was just her birthday and is doing a super-fab giveaway to celebrate! Don’t miss it!} Hi everyone! I’m Julie from White Lights on Wednesday. I’m really excited to be here hanging out… Read more »

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Happy Monday, everyone!! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. We’re in the midst of our vacation in Ocean City, NJ, and it’s been amazing. We’ve been here just over a week, and I’m through 3 books! {In case you’re wondering, I’ve read Island Girls by Nancy Thayer, These Girls by Sarah Pekkanen, and Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. I recommend them all as great beach reads!} Do you have a favorite beach book? I brought 5 books with… Read more »

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I am a huge proponent of getting kids involved in the kitchen. My kids absolutely love helping us cook and bake, and David has actually made dinner by himself {with just a tiny bit of help from me with the oven} a few times. So when my Candace from Luxe… with Kids offered to do a guest post on cooking with kids, I jumped at the chance. I’m definitely going to have to try this with my own kids soon!! This… Read more »

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Welcome to another week of Eat. Create. Party!  Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful posts last week!! I am so amazed every week at the incredible creativity that is displayed here! Eat. Create. Party! goes live every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST and gives you all a chance to share your projects — and they’ll be seen on 4 blogs at once!  Before you link up, check out what my lovely co-hosts and I have been up to! Hard Cherry… Read more »

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So today is a very exciting day. My friend Julie from White Lights on Wednesday is turning 31!!  To help her celebrate, a bunch of her blogging friends are doing a super-fab giveaway. Seriously: the winner gets $125 to Target, $125 to Amazon.com, and $50 to Starbucks! For reals! A big thank-you to all of these amazing bloggers for making this giveaway possible!  Julie from White Lights on Wednesday Aubrey from Real Housemoms Nancy from The Bitter Side of Sweet Becca from… Read more »

The Kyocera Hydro Vibe is a waterproof cell phone that can stand up to whatever you throw at it {or spill on it!}. #MC # SprintMom #sponsored

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Sprint. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating. #SprintMom #sponsored For the past few months, I’ve been a Sprint Ambassador, which means that I get to try out all sorts of newfangled goodies from Sprint and let all of you know what I thought of them. {For my thoughts on the HTC One Max Harmon/Kardon edition, click here!}  My… Read more »

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I’m so excited to have my sweet blogging friend Kayla here today. Thanks, Kayla, for helping me out while I’m on vacay and for sharing this amazing recipe!! Hello everyone, and nice to meet you! My name is Kayla and I’m the creative behind saynotsweetanne.com. I’m super excited to be posting here for Jenn, who has been an excellent food contributor on my blog for the past few months. Happy to return the favor! Lets get down to it: Who… Read more »

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Welcome to another week of Eat. Create. Party!  Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful posts last week!! I am so amazed every week at the incredible creativity that is displayed here! Eat. Create. Party! goes live every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST and gives you all a chance to share your projects — and they’ll be seen on 4 blogs at once!  Before you link up, check out what my lovely co-hosts and I have been up to! Strawberries &… Read more »

How have I never thought to make a grown-up float before? Beer and orange sherbet -- could not be more refreshing!

I’m not going to lie: I love alcohol. It makes me happy. There’s really nothing better in the summer than an ice cold cocktail on the patio.  I also love dessert. And when you combine alcohol and dessert, well, then that’s like the best thing ever. I’ve been seeing a lot of alcoholic floats lately, so I had to join in the fun. I was trying to figure out what I could make, and then I remembered going to a… Read more »

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Happy not-Monday, everyone! I know I usually post these on Monday, but this week is a little crazy because we’re getting ready to leave for 3 weeks on vacation. Packing 5 people for 3 weeks is seriously no joke. So you’ll notice me being a little more sporadic when it comes to posting over the next few weeks, and you’ll be seeing a bunch of guest posts from some of my sweet and amazing blogging friends. Once again, we had… Read more »