Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Road Trip Memories

In June my friend Gerri, myself and my two youngest daughters headed out on a American Picker's style road trip to Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma.  I'm having road trip flashbacks today.  We had the opportunity to stay at Meg Duerksen's beautifully restored home in Newton, Kansas.  Meg has since moved out of her restored home and makes it available to rent for retreats, getaways with your friends or for your family.  It was the best way to break up a long drive between states!  Kansas is big!  You can rent it too! 

It was bucket-list kind of fulfillment and her place exceeded my dreams.   Meg's new home is just as cute.  She has a great sense of design and a love of color.  Want to getaway but don't have the time?  Meg shares some awesome ideas for backyard camping on her blog.  

Backyard camp-outs are memory makers and something  your kids will always remember. 

Dreamy, right?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Pioneer Party Celebrations!

I've been getting ready for our 5th annual Pioneer Day Party celebration!
  Every year on the 24th we celebrate our Pioneer heritage with a neighborhood block party.

I made my own invite on Canva.  You should try it!  Super easy!

My friends and I have put on this event in our local neighborhood park.  We have music performed by local talent (the neighborhood local band) or a DJ,  (my friend's son), we keep the grills going all night and everyone brings a side dish to share.  We get a chance to relax and get to know our neighbors better.  The night ends with some fireworks and we bring out the desserts!  Want a good deal on fireworks?  You need to check out Provo Fireworks!  We do a big fireworks show and this year I'm bringing the bang with some amazing aerials!  I received two huge boxes of fireworks at very affordable prices! 

No duds in the bunch and we were all very impressed with the impressed we can't wait for our Pioneer Day fireworks show!  
Want to make your son-in-law happy?  Give him fireworks.
Look at these adorable t-shirts my cousin made with some fabric scraps!
We made colorful red, white and blue sparklers using ribbon, a wooden craft stick and a push pin!

Flashback to last year's party!  I found this on my phone and snorted out loud!

I found some fun recipes that I want to bring to the party.  
Look at this fun way to make some delicious S'mores Pie Pops!  Recipe can be found here.

Throwing together a party is easy.  Grab some friends and make it an event to remember!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Peanut Butter Bars

My weakness is peanut butter and chocolate and these bars from A Bountiful Kitchen have me drooling, yes, drooling uncontrollably.  I made them for our 4th of July party and they were ripped into and eaten so fast that I'm making more today...I haven't been able to stop thinking about them!

Lean in closer to your computer.  Smell the goodness?

Thursday, July 9, 2015

I'm so excited to be hosting this event!

Come join us for our first annual 
Cowboy Market and Flea! 

Hosted by Vintage Yard Sale USA and held at the beautiful venue of Barbwire and Lace located in the heart of Pleasant Grove. 

Vintage vendors will be loaded up with their best treasures and if you like to hit the goods early, purchase your early bird ticket for just $15. Not only do you get in an hour earlier, but we are hooking you up with a hearty breakfast any cowboy would go crazy for! Catered by Six Sisters Deli, breakfast will be a savory/sweet experience you won't want to miss!   VIP parking and help carrying your purchases to your car included in the deal!

Purchase your tickets here:…

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Hope to see ya all there!