With holiday season approaching, I'm already thinking about how to add some extra sparkle and shine to our home without spending big bucks. This simple DIY home decor project is so stupid easy that it might not even take you five minutes - and they will be fabulous party accents for any festive event! … Continue reading 5 Minute DIY: Glass Luminaries
As summer comes to a close and the weather starts to cool, I'm trying to find ways to hold onto the feeling of the season before we reach full-blown Fall here in New England. This mostly consists of filling the house with sunflowers from the garden and refusing to give up my short hemlines and … Continue reading Recipe: S’MORES Cupcakes!
Sweet. Salty. Chewy. Crunchy. These cookies are literally everything you could ever want in your mouth. You may be thinking to yourself, "This is it, Lauren has finally gone off her rocker!" "Bacon in cookies???" "Damn, girl is cray!" No, my dear friends, I assure you that whatever sanity I have is still intact - … Continue reading Salty & Sweet Bacon Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
This Mother's Day, make your mama feel like the Queen she is with a handmade flower crown or fascinator! Or just make one for yourself for any regular ol' day because SLAY! These lovely dome-toppers are an easy DIY project that packs a huge amount of WOW factor! I made mine for about $3 each … Continue reading Tutorial: DIY Flower Crowns & Fascinators!
Next time you need a batch of cupcakes for a party, potluck, or school fundraiser, try making Cupped Cakes instead - they take a little more time and effort, but the result has dramatic effect and the yummy flavor combination possibilities are literally endless! This isn't a recipe per se, it's more of a how-to, so … Continue reading Tutorial: Cupped Cakes
When planning a shower, whether it's bridal or baby, there are really only two things to keep in mind: the Bride/Mom-to-be, and the Budget. It's all about the special lady being honored, and so everything from the theme to the food to the favors should be tailored to her style. Is she a party girl … Continue reading Boho Brunch Baby Shower
Growing up Jewish, I never dyed an Easter Egg. Duh. Obviously. So here's 35 year old me, trying to figure out how the hell little kids around the globe can do this simple task yet I am completely inept and unable. Maybe for my first time I should've gotten a kit. Maybe I should've stuck … Continue reading Tutorial: Dyed Eggs
Now that the holidays are over and the gifts have all been gifted, I can finally talk about the latest Big Project that Abbey and I have been working on for the last half of the year - our family cookbook! This past summer, my aunt from Saint Louis visited us and we did a lot of … Continue reading Family Cookbook
Being Irish but not Catholic, I'm not huge into St. Patrick's Day. I celebrate my heritage every day so I don't need the calendar to tell me when I should do so, and when I do it's not by getting plastered and marching in the streets. I absolutely hate the fact that Americans consider drinking … Continue reading Recipe: Paddy Treats
I love this technique! So retro! It gives two-dimensional decorations a fluffy 3D look that really pops, and it is SOOOOO EASY!!!! And cheap. I'm serious, this projects costs next to nothing. YOU WILL NEED: Scissors Glue (Elmers is fine but I love me some Mod Podge!) Assorted tissue/crepe paper cardboard First, cut your cardboard … Continue reading Tutorial: DIY Vintage-Inspired Tufted Tissue Paper Decorations