Red, White & Blue Sangria

Memorial Day Sangria

With Memorial Day and the 4th of July right around the corner, this Red, White & Blue Sangria couldn’t be easier to make AND it looks impressive enough that no one will even know you whipped it up as fast as you did. I prefer drinks that get their color from natural ingredients rather than food coloring, and the fruit juice in this sangria does

Doggone Fun Birthday Fiesta

Birthday Party Fiesta

I apologize in advance for the bombardment of photos heading your way. I even tried to split Murphy’s Doggone Fun Birthday Fiesta into 3 posts to prevent from having so many photos in one post. With that being said, if you like fluffy dogs and pretty colors you’re in for a treat! If you missed the earlier posts:  Part 1: Murphy’s Taco Cake Part 2: Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork Nacho Bar

Pulled Pork Nacho Bar

When I sat down to edit the photos from Murphy’s birthday fiesta, I knew I would have to split the party into a couple of posts. It wouldn’t be fair to share a single photo of these Pulled Pork “Macho Nachos” without sharing the recipes for how they came to be. The beauty of Murphy’s Pulled Pork Nacho Bar is the pulled pork and the

How to Make a Taco Cake for Dogs

How to Make a Taco Cake for Dogs

Today’s How to Make a Taco Cake for Dogs post has been brought to you on behalf of a partnership with Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NudgeThemBack #CollectiveBias You guys know how much I love my dogs. Like, borderline, crazy dog lady love my dogs. I would like to think that when (and “if”) my husband and I have a

Iced Salted Caramel Macchiato

Iced Salted Caramel Macchiato

I have the worst relationship with coffee. And by “worst”, I mean, it’s the best worst kind of relationship. It’s the worst because I like my coffee sweet, sweet like candy. Which is fine if you’re not watching your calories, not so fine otherwise. It’s the best, because, well, you get it- it satisfies my sweet tooth! I’ve talked about my love affair with coffee

Quick & Easy Frosted Strawberry Bread

Quick & Easy Strawberry Bread

Did you have a wonderful Mother’s Day this past weekend? We had a really great lunch with my mother in law and I ended up with leftover lobster mac and cheese so I’m pretty darn excited for lunch today. This week is a little insane with contractors coming over to repair some issues with the house (holy cow, can you believe we’ve been in our

52 Pies Project: German Chocolate Pie

German Chocolate Pie

It’s time for another pie, and this week we’re going with a rich, decadent, oh my goodness that is delicious, German Chocolate Pie. It’s a little bit labor intensive but it is worth every single solitary whisk. Pinky promise. I stumbled upon this recipe when we were cleaning out my grandmother’s belongings after she passed away in 2009. She had this giant wooden chest at

Crock Pot Pineapple Salsa Chicken Boats

Crock Pot Pineapple Salsa Chicken Boats

Growing up, anytime my mother made twice baked potatoes, she called them potato boats. Similarly, for the holidays when she would scoop her famous sweet potato casserole back into the sweet potato shells, we called them….you guessed it, “sweet potato boats”. The moment I spotted the new Ortega® Fiesta Flats™, I immediately wanted to call them taco boats. With their uniquely designed flat bottoms and

Mother’s Day Spa in a Jar

Mother's Day Spa Party

This Mother’s Day Spa in a Jar gift idea has been brought to you on behalf of Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AmopeLovesMoms #CollectiveBias With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to get the girls together and have a part crafternoon (crafty afternoon) part spa retreat. I put together the ultimate Mother’s Day

Restoration Hardware Door Mat DIY

Restoration Hardware Door Mat DIY

There was a time when I might not bat an eyelash to pay whatever the cost might be for a personalized door mat. That time, however, was prior to marriage. With a husband that would probably go a tad bit bonkers if I paid $60-80 (sale price) for a door mat bearing his name, I opted to refrain from ordering the most lovely Restoration Hardware