This chocolate chip cookie pie is so gooey and chocolatey and delicious, it's hard to believe that it's actually relatively healthy! And you will never guess what the secret ingredient is!

Welcome! Be sure to sign up to receive Endlessly Inspired by email so you don’t miss a single post. Thanks for visiting!I’ve mentioned before that I’m working on losing a few pounds and getting in better shape. I’ve been trying to eat healthier and drink more water. Problem is, I love dessert. And while I also love fruit, a slice of watermelon isn’t going to cut it for dessert. And I refuse to eat anything I don’t like, because if… Read more »

Trying to fill a big blank wall with art can be a scary {and expensive!!} task. No need to worry, here are 40 gorgeous, inexpensive and easy-to-make DIY wall art tutorials!

There is not much that’s more intimidating in home decorating than staring at a big, blank wall and trying to figure out how to fill it. Trying to decide what to hang can be tricky in and of itself, but when you factor in the cost factor — art can be so insanely expensive!! — it’s enough to drive you to the corner in a fetal position. Which is why I’m always looking for awesome DIY wall art ideas. So… Read more »

Enter the Firefly #BrushBattle sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for 4 to an awesome California theme park!

Thanks to Firefly® and One2One Network for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions stated are my own. Remember the other day when I talked about all the things I’ve learned as a mom of boys? Well, I forgot one thing: I’ve learned that, even if you tell them that their teeth will fall right out of their head if they don’t brush properly {I may embellish the truth from time to time, don’t judge me}, they will still brush… Read more »

Use an old popcorn tin from the thrift store, some spray paint and a vinyl decal to make a super cute DIY Dog Food Canister!

Since Fletcher is getting so big {I just weighed him today and he’s up to 70 pounds! At just over 7 months! Yikes.}, we have been getting the 35lb bags of dog food. Which is great in that we don’t have to go buy food once a week, but then there’s just a big ole bag of food sitting in our garage. And don’t think for one second that Fletcher hasn’t gotten into the garage and jumped headfirst into that… Read more »

Every mom of boys needs to read this. Grab your tissues.

I am a mom of boys.  Photo credit: Heidi Lynne Photography This is a really weird thing for me, even though as of yesterday, I’ve been a mom of boys for an entire decade. {What in the holy hell? How is that even possible??} But, seriously. I am one of three girls in my family. My sister has a daughter. My sister-in-law has a daughter. Before I had kids, I said that if I had boys, I was sending them… Read more »

Everything You Ever Wanted by Jillian Lauren is a fascinating story about the struggles they experienced around adopting their son from Ethiopia.

A couple of months ago, I did a post about some of my favorite books, and I got some great feedback about it, so I decided to do another book review. I just finished Everything You Ever Wanted by Jillian Lauren, and I completely loved it. {Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.} I don’t usually read nonfiction books, but I could not put this one down. Everything You Ever Wanted is the… Read more »

Get a little "you time" with an ice cream sundae made with vanilla ice cream, homemade dulce de leche and Pepperidge Farm Dulce de Leche Milano Cookies.

Ok, moms. Is your life as flat-out bananas as mine is? With 3 boys under 10, two of whom are doing baseball and one who will be starting soccer soon, plus school activities, doctor’s appointments and play dates, some days I feel fortunate if I’m able to squeeze in a shower for myself.    So every so often, although not as often as I would like, I decide to have a little “me time.” It’s usually an evening when my… Read more »

Use Nudges dog treats from @Walmart to teach your dog how to ring a bell to let you know when he has to go outside! #NudgeThemBack #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NudgeThemBack #CollectiveBias I’ve talked about our dog Fletcher before {like here and here}, so you probably already know a little bit about him. In case you don’t, he’s a 7-month-old chocolate lab, and he’s a keeper.  I mean, seriously. Look at that face. As sweet and loving as he is, training a puppy is no joke. Everyone says that it’s like having a… Read more »

Make a cool wall chalkboard with just some chalkboard paint and some FrogTape. Couldn't be easier!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of FrogTape®. All opinions are 100% mine. So David is turning 10 in a couple of weeks, and I’m about to lose my mind. I cannot believe my biggest little man is going to be in the double digits. He was seriously just. born.  I still vividly remember the chub rolls and the footie pajamas and the way he said “fingaboom” instead of “flamingo.” *Sigh* But, whatever. I need to… Read more »

This strawberry cheesecake protein shake is so amazingly delicious, it's hard to believe it's good for you. And, you will never guess what the secret ingredient is!!

First of all, let me start off by saying it is currently April 23, and it is snowing outside.  SNOWING. I can’t even. 5 days ago, we were sweating in shorts and t-shirts, and today it’s snowing. Shoot me now, and remind me why the heck I live in this godforsaken place. Ok, I feel better now. On to today’s post. So, I mentioned last week that I’m doing something called the 21 Day Fix. It’s definitely been tough, but I… Read more »

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I have some super exciting news today, people! Remember a couple of months ago when I told you about the Ultimate DIY Bundle? Well, I have another amazing deal for you today: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle! I don’t know about you, but I am constantly overwhelmed by everything I have to do in my house. With 3 boys, all of whom are in various activities, plus trying to deal with keeping the house clean and organized, laundry, cooking, and writing this… Read more »

Transform plain $1 wooden bowls from the thrift store into beautiful, gold-lined faux ceramic dishes! I love projects like this -- inexpensive and so easy, but you end up with something amazing!

By now, you all know how much I love a good makeover. I’ve done a ton of them on this blog, {like here, here, here, here, and here}. I just have so much fun trying to see the potential in cruddy thrift store items and then bringing them back to life.  Like these wood bowls. I mean, they are fine. They’re your everyday, run-of-the-mill wooden bowls, and you can find tons of them in pretty much any thrift store you go… Read more »

These spicy shrimp are so delicious and easy to make -- and they're super healthy, too! And as a bonus, they work for the 21 Day Fix!

I am bringing you something a little different today: something healthy!  I know, it’s shocking. You all know how much I love my chips and dip, cookie dough, ice cream, and other various sweet treats, but I clearly need a change in this almost-40-year-old body.  This winter made me so ridiculously lazy and hungry — I hardly worked out at all, and I can’t even think about what I was eating, because I will embarrass myself.  So when I saw a… Read more »

Does your dog destroy toys and eat chews before you can throw out the wrapper? Check out this list of my top 10 favorite dog chews for aggressive chewers!

This post contains affiliate links. If you read this blog regularly, you know that we welcomed a new addition into our family in early December. This guy. His name is Fletcher, and he’s the bomb. He is such a great dog {at home, around us. When he gets around other people or other dogs, he loses his mind and goes completely berserk. We’re working on it.}. We’ve been very lucky, especially since he’s a lab, that he hasn’t really eaten… Read more »

If you're looking for an easy weeknight meal, try this Chicken & Sausage Enchilada Pasta made with Campbell's Soups for Easy Cooking. #WeekNightHero #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WeekNightHero #CollectiveBias I feel like I am always saying this, but with 3 boys, my life is ca-ray-zay. I always end up having 1000 things on my plate at once, which means that I’m always forgetting something. Like, for example, how I almost forgot to pick Mason up from preschool last week. Because I only do it, you know, EVERY SINGLE DAY. Dave… Read more »

This burlap bunny sign is so cute, and is such an easy Easter project!

I know I’ve said it a few times now, but I seriously cannot believe that Sunday is already Easter.  I have been woefully behind in sharing Easter projects this year, so I wanted to share a project I did last year for Say Not Sweet Anne. I love this little guy, and he makes me happy when I look at him! I had been looking on Pinterest for some fun Easter ideas when I saw this tutorial on Eclectically Vintage for… Read more »

Make the cutest little bunny bum pudding cups ever with Super Snack Packs and a few other easy ingredients! #SnackPackMixins #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnackPackMixins #CollectiveBias Can you believe Easter is on Sunday?? What the heck happened? I feel like it was just Christmas, for Pete’s sake! I am totally, completely unprepared for Easter, so I am in the process of trying to come up with some super quick and easy {and cute!!} Easter treats for the boys. I think these Bunny Bum Pudding Cups totally fit… Read more »

OshKosh B'gosh has everything you need for your kids' new spring wardrobe!

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’gosh. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #ImagineSpring #IC Moms of boys, let us unite: do your boys outgrow/tear holes in their clothes at an alarmingly rapid pace, or is it just mine? David is getting so tall, it’s ridiculous. He’s not even 10 yet and is 5 feet tall. I have a thing about too-short pants, so he’s been getting seriously… Read more »

Looking for a different kind of birthday treat to serve at your next party? Check out this collection of 20 birthday cake and cupcake alternatives!

We’ve come to the end of party week! Hope you enjoyed the fun party posts all week long. As weird as it sounds, cakes and cupcakes are not my favorite thing to eat — or make, for that matter. When I was little, a lot of times I asked my mom to make me an apple pie instead of a birthday cake. So today I wanted to share some fabulous ideas of birthday treat alternatives — no traditional cakes or cupcakes… Read more »

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!

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 Anna.  I seriously had so much fun with this party! For colors, I went with white, blues and silver. I ordered… Read more »