Sunday, August 26

A Delicious Keto-Friendly Chocolate Mousse

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Soooo we have a wedding coming up & in an never ending effort to slim down, I am giving the keto diet a try. I'm not an expert at all & I'm definitely learning as I go. I started a "Where Did My Waste Go?" page on Pinterest where I am collecting information & recipes for keto. You can find it here.  Anywho, keto food is delicious & really satisfying but sometimes I do miss sugar. 
I found this recipe on Pinterest {can't figure out who to credit it to though} & I adapted it a little. The original recipe calls for white chocolate, but I used milk chocolate 'cause that's how I roll. And because I tried both & I thought the milk chocolate tastes better. I also experimented quite a bit to figure out how to make it without it being lumpy so I've included some instructions below. Enjoy!




  • 1.4 oz. sugar-free dry chocolate pudding mix
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup hot water
Make sure to start with cream cheese that is completely softened or your recipe will turn out lumpy. Mix the dry pudding mix with the cream cheese first. Stop the mixer after each step & scrape down the sides of the bowl. After mixing well, slowly add 1 cup of very hot water while continuing to mix. Finally, slowly add in the cream. Refrigerate. Serve with just a little bit of berries for garnishment. 

PS - I served this at Carly's bridal shower & the guests loved it. They didn't even realize it was sugar-free. 


Sunday, August 12

Carly's Bridal Shower

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Good news! My youngest son has found the girl of his dreams {and mine}! They are getting married soon & I had fun throwing a bridal shower for our beautiful bride-to-be Carly. 

Since I have a full time job now, I had to throw in a few time-saving strategies to pull it off. {Click the blue bar below to read more!}

Saturday, July 21

Lemons to Lemonade Activity

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Every other month or so we have an activity for the ladies at church. Our last activity was called "Lemons to Lemonade". It was an evening to ponder how even life's challenging circumstances can be turned around for good. {Click the blue bar below for more.}

Sunday, June 10

"Local Yocal" - Reid Ranch

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Ah, I live in a pretty great state. And once in a while I share some little stay-cation or local treasure. Today I'd like to tell you about Reid Ranch. Honey & I went there with a group & had a great time! It isn't luxury - more like "glamping". We did have a room in a lodge with a full bathroom, but this is a place built for housing lots of people for a small cost. With a vibe that feels just like "The Parent Trap"! And there is so much to do! {Click the blue bar below to see the rest of this post.}

Saturday, April 28

Spring Farmhouse Decor

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I love to switch out the accessories in my entry way for each season. And since I've been inspired for a while now by modern farmhouse decor, that is the vibe I'm going for here. {Click blue bar below for more.}

Sunday, March 18

Sunday, March 4

Styling My Bakers Rack

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When my friend was visiting the other day, she commented that every time she comes to my house it looks different. I got thinking about what made her feel that way. I concluded that while all the main pieces are the same, I OFTEN change out the accessories in my home. The best analogy I can think of is that black dress in your closet. You can put a denim jacket with it along with some casual sandals. It looks great. But later - when you pare it with a statement necklace & high heels it takes on a whole new look. {Click the blue bar below for more!}

Saturday, February 3

170 Paper Flowers

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Once a year our church hosts a women's conference with a speaker and luncheon. About 600 ladies attend and that is A LOT of tables! I was asked create centerpieces. I decided to make paper flowers made from coffee filter.  Why coffee filters? They're inexpensive and the paper is sturdy enough to dye & work with. {Click the blue bar below to read more.} 

Sunday, January 14

Six Top Posts of 2017

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Golly, 2017 sure flew by fast! It was a year filled with blessings for our family. I took on a full-time job & keeping my blog going proved to be a challenge. But I was able to do it . . . baaarrrrely. Here were the top six posts.

1) Paper Bag Stars
2) Pretty & Delicious Shower Food

3) Erin's Key Lime Dessert

4) Six Beauty Products I Can't Live Without

5) Ladies Church Party

6) Keys to Happiness Church Lesson


Saturday, December 23

Church Christmas Party Decorations

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The very first thing I like to do when planning a church party is to decide on a theme. For Christmas parties, carols provide meaningful lyrics that are perfect inspiration. This time we chose "Oh Come Let Us Adore Him". And just to be different, we decorated in gold & silver. {Click the blue bar below for more.}