I can’t believe I had never had these delicious left-over alternatives before meeting my husband. This was a staple leftover meal made from mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving and Christmas for him and his family. I tried out my own rendition after this last Thanksgiving and got a delicious seal of approval by the hubbs. Enjoy!   Recipe for potato pancakes (this recipe uses the leftover mashed potatoes, from here): INGREDIENTS: 1 cup real bacon bits 4 cups cold leftover mashed potatoes… Read more »

Throughout the last couple of years, from random ornament purchasing, the adornment to hang the ornament to the tree with has had many looks.  I’ve purchased wire ornament hooks that didn’t seem to last, and have even gone as classy as using paper clips to hang from the tree – not cute.  This year, I decided to get more uniform and actually make my tree look more put together! {I’m trying} I purchased a roll of garden twine to make… Read more »

Alright folks – here it is, the mother of all day-of-event master planner templates! I created this detailed itinerary for my wedding in May 2010 and {although people thought I was a little nuts awesome} it made the day go very smoothly – and I was able to be totally hands-off so that I could focus on enjoying all the little details of my wedding day! This template is a Word document, and is geared towards the details of a wedding, but… Read more »

Wow – we just passed the 6 month mark with our beautiful baby girl Madison, and there is so much to reflect on. For some reason, the 6 month mark was a really big deal to me. I almost wanted to throw a party! {I refrained for the big “One”} Although there are million things to reflect on, one thing that has been troubling me, is how to prioritize and give the best of me to each section in my… Read more »

Location – the perfect setting, the great view of the mountains, the sea-breeze and epic sunset, the farm in the background…whatever setting you are envisioning to make your event perfect, there are going to be a few key things to consider before you book your dream location. Since at this point, you should have already narrowed down your total number of guests, you should have a rough total estimate of the amount of people that you want to invite. This… Read more »