Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Labor Day Gift Tags {Free Printable}


Labor Day Gift Tags {Free Printable}

Can you believe it's almost the end of August? Time is just flying by! Sometimes I'm just baffled at how fast the days are going. I'm anxious for fall to come, but at the same time I feel like the days are slipping away. Can you relate?

With school starting back up again and in some places the leaves changing - it may seem like it's the end of summer. But for me - the end of summer is always marked the day after Labor Day. It's like the LAST weekend blowout of the season before we all get bogged down w/fall activities. We fire up our grills one last time, invite some friends over and enjoy the last few days of hot weather. It's just a fun weekend to unwind before all the holiday chaos starts again.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Chocolate & Graham Cracker Muffins {Recipe}


Chocolate & Graham Cracker Muffins {Recipe}

I know my bubble is going to burst when it's still 90 in Wyoming come September, but I really hope fall is just 'round the corner. With Starbucks bringing back their Pumpkin Spice Latte back sooner than expected - I can't help but get excited like a little school girl. I'm anxious for the delicious smells, decorations and of course - the excuse to wear an oversized sweater & boots. I'm also on the look out for a delicious candle to burn on those cold nights. If you didn't know - FALL is my absolute favorite time of year!

On that note - recently I dusted off my apron and got it ready for the upcoming baking season. Something about baking up some sweets and passing them on to others {cause my hips don't need them} makes me all warm & fuzzy inside. Just a simple smile from the receiver can turn my day around. Plus gifting is a good excuse to buy more pretty cupcake liners - right?

Monday, August 18, 2014

Candy Grams {Free Printable}


Candy Grams {Free Printable}

Happy Monday my friends!! Are you ready for another "crafty" week? If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that my husband was recently away for military training. He's safely back home now and we are slowly getting back into the groove of things.

Although my husband was only gone for two weeks total, it seemed like forever. In fact - this past year seems like a blur. On top of the deployment last year, every time he would come back from a training he would be scheduled for another right after. And of course, they were always a plane trip away. It just seemed endless because the suitcase never got put away. BUT with my fingers crossed as I write this very post, this past training is the last FOR AWHILE.