I’m Sarah.

After graduating college, I worked as a TV news reporter at an NBC affiliate outside of Chicago. I then retired from that life to be a stay at home mom to my three little ones. While at home I was able to rekindle my love for decorating and crafts. A blog seemed like the perfect place to share those ideas. There is inspiration everywhere, I hope you find some here.

Three Easy Summer Recipes for Entertaining

Three Easy Summer Recipes for Entertaining

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I love this time of year when you can find some really great produce in season. So I made three different recipes that use summer fruits and these recipes are perfect for entertaining. They are so easy and your guests will love them! 

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I found this really cool fruit bowl at Gordman's. You put the fruit in there and in the bottom there's a place for ice to keep the fruit cold. You could also use it with veggies and dip. I also found this glass beverage dispenser there. I really liked that it was a little smaller than some other ones I have, It's perfect for a small gathering. (My kids already decided they're stealing it for their lemonade stands). And I also got the chips and salsa plate, and wooden serving tray from there. Don’t forget to head to your local Gordmans for their anniversary event on July 21st! They're also giving away a gift card for that event, head to their social media accounts for the details. 

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C I T R U S    F R U I T    D I P


INGREDIENTS:
1 (7oz) Jar marshmallow cream
1 (8oz) Package of cream cheese (at room temperature)
zest of half a lemon

Using a mixer, mix all ingredients together until the dip is fully blended.

 

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B R A Z I L I A N    L E M O N A D E


INGREDIENTS:
3 cups of water
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
2 limes (washed and ends cut off)
handful of ice

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until fully mixed. Pour lemonade through a strainer to get all the lime rind out. 

 

P I N A P P L E   S A L S A


INGREDIENTS:
1 cup fresh pineapple diced
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup diced red pepper
1 cup diced tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
juice of one lime
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients and serve.

Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Sandwiches

Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Sandwiches

Painting Your Tile Floor

Painting Your Tile Floor

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