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Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House Meat Loaf

6th Mar 2013

As a newlywed, this is one of the first recipes I ever made. My husband loved it and raved about it, and I felt like I had found a million dollar recipe!  This is from the “Jack Daniel’s – The Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook”.  It is truly a wonderful cookbook – full of traditional, southern recipes as well as fascinating stories of the people and culture of middle Tennessee.  If you can find a copy, I highly recommend it!

Dinnertime Sweet Tea

5th Mar 2013

Every girl of the south has her own way of making sweet tea.  Over the year’s I’ve simplified my method and now am in the habit of making a small 2-quart pitcher each night while I prepare dinner.  It’s perfect each and every time and super simple.

Skinny Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

4th Mar 2013

This recipe for an Alfredo sauce that uses greek yogurt and olive oil, instead of butter and heavy cream caught my eye on Pinterest. While I love a good Alfredo sauce, sometimes they can be a little bland. This recipe was so full of flavor! And the fact that it’s a much lighter version of the classic is a definite bonus. Be sure to check out the original recipe here, and see below for the slight variations I made.    

Hearts and Doilies Bridal Shower

27th Feb 2013

 I am so tickled to be part of a beautiful bridal shower styled by Double the Fun Parties! Jennifer contacted me about designing our “Vintage Kraft and Lace Doily Invite” (shown below) in a custom color, along with a few other printed items. Here is the final invite, love that white frame! Head on over to Double the Fun for all the party details:

Mason Jar Invites

25th Feb 2013

It’s no secret that I absolutely adore mason jars.  I use them for drinking glasses, for vases, for storing my dry baking ingredients and planting herbs.  They were the centerpieces at my wedding reception, filled with wheat and wildflowers and accented with half-pint candles.  So maybe I went a little overboard with my mason jar invite designs in the Sunnyside Print & Party Shop. I love each and every one of them though. These lace mason jar invites started out with a watercolor flower available in lots of colors, and now include a variety of flower choices including pink or […]

Chocolate Play Dough Activity

24th Feb 2013

Every time my little guy plays with this chocolate play dough, the whole house smells delicious! I’m not sure how this would work with a younger child since the scent is so enticing, but he is 4 and old enough to understand that it’s not to eat. This is actually the second time I have made this with my little guy. The first time we used cookie cutters and cupcake wrappers and the fun lasted for a little while. This time, I let him do his own thing, and guess what, it makes great dirt! And logs. He was so […]

WAHM Resources : Hosting

24th Feb 2013

I have used a lot of hosting companies over the years.  And there is a lot to consider when choosing who is going to host your site.  Here are my big three: Customer service availability.  As a work-at-home mom, my hours are crazy.  If am working on a project at midnight and I need to get in touch with someone, it’s important to me that I don’t have to wait.  Uptime.  How reliable are the servers?  Down time isn’t good for anyone and who needs the stress? Add-on domains and emails.  To me, this is one of the most important.   […]

Sunday Morning Buttermilk Waffles

24th Feb 2013

It’s become a tradition in our home that on Sunday mornings I make homemade waffles. Every week my husband is sure to ask if we have enough buttermilk in the fridge in anticipation for our Sunday morning waffles. I have tried a number of waffle recipes and these from Martha Stewart are by far our favorite. I usually halve the recipe below, and in my round Bella Rotating waffle maker (which I absolutely love) the half recipe makes two big fluffy waffles. 2017 Update: With three kiddos I now double this recipe!    

My Vintage Pink Shabby-Chic Baby Shower!

3rd Sep 2012

Well it has been a while…. baby girl arrived early! We are doing well and so happy to have her here, safe and sound. I’ve been wanting to share the beautiful baby shower my sister put together for my cousin and I (she is expecting a baby girl after 4 boys) … so the occasion called for lots of pink! We decided on a Sunday afternoon luncheon, and kept the guest list quite small and intimate. The vintage rose invites were designed by yours truly (you can find them in the Etsy shop – Sunnyside Print & Party), along with […]

Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

17th May 2012

Perhaps it was the browning bananas sitting on my counter or just mark it up to a pregnancy craving, but I couldn’t get the idea of a banana bread with cream cheese out of my head. I ended up trying Martha Stewart’s banana cupcake recipe and used my new go-to cream cheese frosting from the carrot cupcakes we made at Easter. Topped with just a little chopped walnuts… yum!!  These also kept well in the fridge – (I stored the icing in a little tupperware container and frosted as we wanted them). Banana Cupcakes – Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned […]