Spring and Summer Closet Essentials for the on-the-go Mom

Spring & Summer Essentials for the on-the-go Mom

We are in full-fledge spring here…or really summer, because in my opinion, 80 degrees (and humid) is summer weather! There are always a few basic essentials that I buy every spring/summer to get me through both seasons. I find that certain basics are items that I wear daily or almost daily and they pay for themselves in no time, especially because I wear them year after year. I have been known to buy the same basic dress in all the colors because I love it that much! I am pretty much always on the go…and we are almost always rushing out the door in the mornings which leaves little time for … [Continue reading...]

Housewarming Gift Basket Plus Gift Labels

Housewarming Gift Basket

  Housewarming by definition is a party to celebrate a move to a new home. Although, I do not believe you have to be invited to a party to give a warm gift to bless a new home. Party or no party, my favorite housewarming gift is a It's A Wonderful Life basket. In the movie, George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) presents the Martinis, a basket filled with symbolic items: Bread - that this house may never know hunger. Salt - that life may always have flavor. Wine - that joy and prosperity may reign forever. I created these gift tags for you so you can save them to your computer and … [Continue reading...]

Gluten-Free Leek & Gruyère Quiche

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  I love quiche! I've always loved the crust as well, but now that I'm gluten free, it took a bit of trial and error to find one! I used the Kinnikinnick Foods frozen gluten free pie crust and I was really, really impressed with it. I couldn't tell it was gluten free whatsoever. I was pretty excited. Gluten-Free Leek & Gruyère Quiche   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Megan Marshall Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 … [Continue reading...]

Lighting Tips & Tricks

lighting tips and tricks

One of the most important elements in photography is lighting.  It was also one of the hardest concepts for me to grasp when I began.  So, today I wanted to share some tips and tricks with you to help light work for you and not against you. 01.  Avoid harsh shadows on the face - as you can see in the above sample images I was outside trying to take a picture of my son.  The sun in the "bad" example was behind me, therefore, creating shadows on his face.  It was around the noon hour and the … [Continue reading...]

At Home With Crystal Faye

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We've cycled through our Every Day Cheer contributors and each one has given you a glimpse of a few things they love inside their home. For the next few weeks, each Saturday we'll feature someone whose style we adore (and we think you will, too). Today, I ask Crystal from Shop Crystal Faye  to share with you a few of her favorite things. Her list did not disappoint. You can follow along and see all of her lovely things on her Instagram feed . Her shop is full of lovely things from adorable … [Continue reading...]

Easter Eggstravaganza Birthday Party

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I designed this Easter Eggstravangza collection for a friend who requested bright colors and lots of Easter eggs and bunnies. Easter is a great "theme" for a child's birthday party. There are so many easy activities you can do with the kids and I absolutely love the colors of the season. The Easter Eggstravaganza printable collection is available in my ETSY shop HERE. … [Continue reading...]

Fancy Caprese Skewers

caprese skewers

Last week, I shared a quick and delish cocktail recipe with you that is perfect for spring brunches and lunches! Well, today, I  have another quick, simple and fun recipe to share with you! Caprese salad is a fave of mine. Naturally, I had to attempt to make it into an appetizer version too. These fancy little skewers are perfect for an app for a party or brunch, but I also enjoy them for lunch, some days as well. They take no time to make and the end result is cute and so yummy! The … [Continue reading...]

Easy Almond Chicken Casserole

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If you are looking for an easy and delicious casserole to join your Easter line-up, I highly recommend this one! It's been a hit every time I've made it and people always seem to want seconds :) I also believe it re-heats pretty well, which is big in my book, because I'm sometimes picky about that, especially with chicken! It's also one that is easy to adjust things to your liking, whether it be the type cheese or the amount of onions. Easy Almond Chicken Casserole   Print … [Continue reading...]

At Home with Jenny

At home with Jenny

My home is my happy place.  I am a huge fan of neutrals in the home, entertaining, candlelight and cuddles by the fireplace, and personal touches throughout.  I think this board describes that perfectly. 1.  Family Memory Books - Each year I turn my personal blog into a family memory book as shown here.  They are some of my most prized possessions as they document nearly all of our memories over the past 8 years.  I display them in a tray on my ottoman in the living room so that I, as … [Continue reading...]

Peach & Strawberry Dessert Trifle

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Over the past few years, this dessert has become a tradition at our Easter Sunday table. I love using fresh fruit and having a dessert that tastes light, even if the sugar and calories don't necessarily make it light. This dessert is so fresh and it's pretty. It's a more exciting version of strawberry shortcake. And I love an excuse to use fresh peaches. But the showstopper in this recipe is the orange juice. It makes such a huge impact and is so delicious! You could always use Cool Whip … [Continue reading...]