Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Back to blogging (and a FUN recipe)

I have missed blogging, but things have been crazy in our lives (you know like everyone else's lives, when did we all get soooo busy?) but I have missed blogging, the therapy of sitting down at a computer and knocking out some words that reflect how I feel, think, act or whatever at the time. I usually like to have a plan when I am 'back to blogging' but this time I'm keeping it free you have been forewarned that this will be an even more random blog that it has been since inception.

One thing that remains the same is there will be cooking. Here is a fun little recipe that I made last Saturday when we had some folks over to watch the Iowa/Wisconsin Game. Yes I said the Iowa game...I was wearing my Mizzou shirt and there was another Mizzou influence in the mix.

The recipe is super simple and works great in our donut pans we got as a wedding gift which makes me feel a little better about them since they are baked and not fried!

Cinnamon-Sugar Apple Cider Donuts

Even Truman approves!!! 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Mother's Day Gift Giide

Mother's Day is just a few days away,
but never fear procrastinators...there are still a lot of great ideas you can put together before Sunday! I'm not a mom, but I know a lot of moms and I'm pretty sure there is something on this list for every mom! 

Spa gift certificate - she can get a facial, massage, nails, etc. on her own time!

MAC Lip Stick - it is luxurious and wonderful and perfect for a mom who loves lipstick! I love Up the Amp for spring! 

Indie Lee Skin Care - love this stuff, I'm obsessed with her Squalane Facial Oil it is fast absorbing and both my mom (drier skin) and I (normal to oily) love it!

If all else fails, you can't go wrong with a Sephora or Ulta gift card!

Herb garden - buy a pretty pot and plant two to three of your mom's favorite herb to cook with, it is the gift that keeps on giving. 

Flowering plants:
If your mom already has the pits steal them and fill them with some beautiful flowering plants. I love to do tall grass in the back, a geranium or two and some wave petunias or sweet potato vine off the front.

Make her something: 
I'm not meaning a dry pasta necklace but maybe it is your own sugar scrub (easy...sugar, oil, essential oils in a cute mason jar, so very affordable). Or buy a wooden crate at a craft store, paint or stain it and put it on casters for portable storage great for a closet or pantry! Make
her muffins and pair them with some fruit in a basket (we all have them laying around) for easy breakfast so she can sleep in or relax. 

If all else fails, if your mom is on Pintetest go to her boards and find her something you know she will never buy for herself!