Apple pie hard cider

apple pie hard cider, how to make hard cider

 

We just came up with this little number this weekend and I had to share.

Not only is this a refreshing, crisp glass of apple pie with a kick, but this will keep those tootsies warm on cold nights too.

I love a quick seasonal drink that I can throw together for friends to enjoy, and this little apple concoction is just what we need for some relaxing late Fall entertaining.  And by late Fall I mean some of my Christmas stuff is up and it’s beginning to look a lot like Santa’s Workshop up in here. [Read more…]

How to make watermelon juice (jugo de sandia)

I don’t know about you, but when the watermelons begin to come into season I get giddy.

Especially when the first wave of semi-anemic looking melons have passed and the big, juicy watermelons we have waited for are ready to be brought home.  

I live in the Pacific NW so many of our watermelons come from the Yakima Valley and Hermiston, OR.  

We may not be growing any watermelons in our teeny garden this year, but I will share a few pictures of what we are growing.

Have you planted and grown fruits and vegetables with your kids? This is really our first year and they are loving it! They loved picking out the seeds, tilling up the soil, planting and even tending them (yes, the part that I thought would go to the wayside first) I think I am having more fun watching their excitement than if I were doing all the gardening myself!

garden 1

I used to think I could not grow anything, and if someone gifted me a plant I thought to myself  “I give this one three weeks.” [Read more…]

Inspiration Monday Party | Summer is almost here!! #inspirationmonday

Hey-ohhhhh! Hoping everyone is having a lovely weekend. If you’re one of our partiers from the US, then we extend Memorial Day greetings to you, as well. And now that Memorial Day is here, I think it’s safe to welcome SUMMERTIME, also! Grab your flip flops and sunglasses…the lazy, hazy, cRaZy days are indeed upon us.


 
 

 

Inspiration Monday Party!! Features perfect for MOM!

Welcome to Inspiration Monday, we’re so glad you are here!
If you’re needing a little inspiration, you are definitely at the right place.
 
Spend a few minutes browsing all the fabulous and creative
ideas our readers have shared below. Of course, if you’re a blogger,
link your latest creations and have your work
seen on 7 different blogs!
 
 
 
This week’s features were selected by Leigh Anne from Your Homebased Mom
 
Mother’s Day is almost here so today we are featuring some fun ideas to make mom’s day a little more special. Be sure and share these ideas with whoever is in charge of spoiling mom at your house!

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Inspiration Monday Party | Fab Party Features!!

Kicking off a week with a party always seems like the right thing to do, no? The spring fabulousness keeps coming every week…so much inspiration that the to do lists are getting quite lengthy. What have YOU been up to?

By linking up here, your project is seen on SEVEN blogs at the same time!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Features are always so much fun…we wish there could be hundreds of them.

This week’s picks were selected by Kristi from I Should Be Mopping the Floor>>> [Read more…]

Inspiration Monday Party | Gorgeous + yummy features!! #inspirationmonday

Happy Easter! We hope you’re enjoying a lovely weekend full of fun and memories (and good food!). We’re kicking off the week with a lovely party full of spring time inspiration! Linking up on one of our blogs means you are seen on all seven sites simultaneously.

 


As we party on every week, it seems like it’s harder and harder to choose features. This week, all of these beautiful (and delicious) ideas caught our attention. But the party was full of even more eye candy, too! This week’s features were chosen by Kristi from I Should Be Mopping the Floor.

Inspiration Monday Party | Beautiful Spring Features!!

Welcome to Inspiration Monday,

Creative Ideas Galore!

It’s time to party and be inspired!
 
To search all of our features and faves, use hashtag #InspirationMonday,
and feel free to follow us all on social media via our blogs.
 
When you party with us, you’re always seen on all seven blogs…but only have to link up to one!
 
 
 
 
 
 
This weeks features were selected by Debbie from Refresh Restyle

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Gluten Free Chicken Flautas + Mission Tortilla Giveaway #MissionInfluencer #MissionPtr

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Gluten Free Chicken Flautas #glutenfree #chicken #recipe #twelveOeight 

I bet you wondered if I was ever going to write again…it’s been a while and oh have I missed y’all!

I took a little break while adjusting to some new and exciting changes in life, but I still had time to make us some gluten free yumminess.

I was so excited to find out that

Inspiration Monday Party | Spring features!!

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday! We’re so happy you stopped by to party with us today.
 
Need some inspiration?
You’ve come to the right place! Check out all the fabulous and creative
ideas our readers have shared below. Of course, if you’re a blogger,
link your latest creations and have your work
seen on 7 different blogs!
We’ve been enjoying some amazing spring weather here in Portland so I am so ready for spring to stay. Not sure it will though but I’m going to enjoy it while it’s here. I definitely had spring on the brain when I picked this week’s features!
 
This week’s features were selected by Leigh Anne from Your Homebased Mom.

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Inspiration Monday Party | Special Spring Features! #inspirationmonday

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday! We’re so happy you stopped by to party with us today.
 
Need some inspiration?
You’ve come to the right place! Check out all the fabulous and creative
ideas our readers have shared below. Of course, if you’re a blogger, 
link your latest creations and have your work
seen on 7 different blogs!
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for Spring…  I just wish Mother Nature would get the hint!  Here are just a few of our favorite Spring projects to get you ready.
 
This week’s features were selected by Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.

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