Chocolate Pecan Pie, oh my! This is a classic favorite with a few special ingredients, creating a decadent dessert. As if a regular pecan pie isn’t heavenly enough, this version takes it to new heights with the addition of dark chocolate and a little espresso powder to elevate the chocolaty goodness.Continue Reading
Whether celebrating Memorial Day, the 4th of July or your special military hero, these patriotic stars are sure to add to the occasion! Folded paper German stars are a holiday tradition for many remembering them from childhood but they are super fun made in red, white and blue for patriotic days.Continue Reading
One-on-one time with the kids during the busy days of December is much appreciated by both the adult and the child. Make some hot chocolate, with marshmallows of course, and cozy up with the kiddos in your life to search and find with a fun Christmas I SPY game.Continue Reading
Oh, the busy Christmas and holiday season is nearly upon us. To avoid added stress, I do most of my shopping online. With the help of some very helpful, in-the-know folks, I’ve created shopping guides of Most Requested gift suggestions sure to please everyone on your gift-giving list.Continue Reading
It’s coming! Yup, you may already be thinking about the holidays. That’s why I am sharing now so you can make a few (or a lot) of quick and easy projects. Take a peek at these sweet crochet Christmas ornaments and garland. And they all have a link to the free pattern!
Oh, the heavenly combo of sweet juicy fruit encased in a shell of chocolaty goodness! Chocolate Covered Strawberries look extra special but they are really so easy to make.Continue Reading
Happy New Year! A brand new day, month and year. I think of it as kind of a fresh start. To help me get organized I created a couple of pages that are both cute and helpful. Adorable La La Llama Weekly & Daily Planners with places to jot down all those tasks, projects and appointments to keep me on track.Continue Reading
Making a festive and inviting home for the holidays is part of the fun and joy of the season. But what if the years have brought about a huge collection of decorating items that require much time unpacking, arranging and then packing up to store for another year. Take a peek at our downsized Holiday Home Tour.Continue Reading
The holidays are a special time of entertaining and parties. Even a small get together with just a few friends is reason enough to set out some tasty tidbits. Brie tartlets with cranberries and cherries is a tasty appetizer that is easy, quick and yummy!Continue Reading
Baking and sharing favorite cookies, cakes or baked treats is a most appreciated and thoughtful holiday gift. There is something very rewarding about spending time in the kitchen making traditional or unique recipes and then sharing them when loved ones come to visit.
But really, how can you possibly find the time, especially during this very busy season?
By planning. With just a little forethought, you can get your head around exactly what you want to accomplish and then enjoy the process as well as the joy of the season. I’ve created a holiday baking and gift-giving planner to make it easy for you.Continue Reading
Oh, those lazy, hazy days of summer. Doesn’t a bowl of strawberry shortcake sound like a lovely idea? This easy recipe for a summertime favorite is served with fresh, sliced strawberries and whipped cream for a delicious dessert.Continue Reading
This coming weekend, here in America, we are celebrating Memorial Day. This holiday is observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of summer with many enjoying cookouts, backyard barbecues, camping and get-togethers.Continue Reading
You’ve got this! Yes, you can confidently host Thanksgiving this year. Even a novice can create a lovely feast with our FREE Thanksgiving for Beginners eBook! Complete with recipes, shopping list and a preparation schedule to help you navigate Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy the day.Continue Reading