Sparkling Berry Float

Sparkling Berry Float

:: Sparkling Berry Float ::

We are beyond excited to be guest posting on one of our all-time favorite blogs today — Simple as That! Have you checked out Rebecca’s blog before? It’s filled with the most creative printables, DIY projects, craft ideas, photography tips, and recipes! We are sharing a delightfully cheerful summer drink… Sparkling Berry Floats! You won’t want to miss this one, friends! Cheers to a great summer! {xo} [Read more...]

Chipotle Cheese Dip

Easy Chipotle Cheese Dip

:: Chipotle Cheese Dip ::

We are smack dab in the middle of summer; let’s celebrate with this easy Chipotle Cheese Dip. Last week, my husband was invited to a poker night.  It was his first time playing with this group of fun guys from our daughter’s Indian Princess Group.  Though we were just coming back from vacation, I had to think of something quick and easy that he could take to the get together.  This simple Chipotle Cheese Dip is packed with flavor and heck, it’s made with cheese so what is there not to like about it. [Read more...]

Lemon Bar Smash

Lemon Bar Smash

:: Lemon Bar Smash ::

Sometimes life gives you lemons, and sometimes those lemons turn into lemon bars that don’t turn out! It’s why I turned this recipe into a Lemon Bar Smash and let’s just say, I am so glad for these lemons.

The pressure was building, the kids were fighting, and we needed to be out the door an hour ago.  It was time for a station visit so that we could see my husband at work.  If you know anything about firefighters, they like to eat! It’s an unspoken rule that when you visit the station, you need to bring a tasty treat.  My goal was to make a semi-homemade batch of lemon bars.  Much to my dismay….the speedy method did not turn out the way I wanted them to.  So in my panic state of mind and in between the he said she said tattle tales by the kids, I remembered everything tastes better topped with ice cream. [Read more...]

Summer Pasta Salad

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:: Summer Pasta Salad ::

Do you find, in the summer, that you cook less or look for easier recipes? I certainly do! Our days have been filled with outings, lots of outside time playing, and for us… packing up our mountain home in preparation for our upcoming move {not so fun!}.

During the school year, I’m fairly good at sticking to a routine of eating dinner at a reasonable time so that I can get the kids in bed around 8 p.m. In the summertime, that’s not the case! Usually, I’m throwing dinner together on a whim… with little time to spare! This recipe for a chilled Summer Pasta Salad is perfect for nights like that! [Read more...]

Changes on the Horizon

something beautiful is on the horizon...
:: Changes on the Horizon ::

Today marks our one-year anniversary on the mountain! In some ways it seems like we’ve been up here forever, in others… it seems like just yesterday we were waking up amongst the trees for the very first time.

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We have shared some of the sweetest moments as a family, creating memories that I hope will be imprinted in our minds for the rest of our lives.

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Life in the Mountains-9

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Blueberry Poppy Seed Salad

Blueberries are in season so why not make a simple salad on a hot day. Blueberries and poppy seed dressing go hand and hand.:: Blueberry Poppy Seed Salad ::

I love summer, but who wants to turn on the oven or cook over a hot stove top when it’s 100 degrees outside?  This Blueberry Poppy Seed Salad is fast, fresh, and most of all tasty.  What makes this salad a quick dinner fix is the use of a store bought rotisserie chicken.  I love rotisserie chickens, they make life easy and you can incorporate them in so many different meals.  It’s all about making life easy right!?! So let us make your life easier with this simple Blueberry Poppy Seed Salad, it’s what’s for dinner on this hot summer night. [Read more...]