Author: Robin

Flip Flop Cookies

National Flip Flip day is in June. Who knew there was even a day for my favorite shoe? In my desire to slow down time, as I am not ready for my son to start high school, let’s pretend the calendar says June, not August. What to do to celebrate? Flip flop cookies, of course! While …

DIY Script Sun Hat

Having seen the super cute script sun hats all over social media, I needed one. That is, until I saw the price tag. SO, off to figure out how to DIY I went. Actually the script isn’t that difficult, just a wee bit time-consuming. A bunch of us decided to DIY our own script sun hats …

Stars & Stripes Ideas

Red, white and blue, the perfect color combination.  Throw in some stars & stripes and I’m sold on whatever craft I find.  Below are a few of my favorites. Flag Luminaries Have a few jars hanging around? I do love and use them often.  Vases, perfect for mixing salad dressing and apparently also luminaries.  I used a pint …

Quinoa Black Bean Bowl

Meatless Mondays is such a great idea. However, to be fully honest, I rarely seem to participate as much as I like. But after indulging in wee too much rich food (and drinks) over the weekend, this quinoa black bean bowl is a welcome sight. From the blog, Spoonful of Sugar, the only change I made …

Game Day Food

Typical conversation with my husband. ‘There’s a <insert sport> game coming up. What should we make to eat?’  Isn’t that everyone’s first question? Game day food is important.  Especially when not everyone is a fan of sports. Good thing we watch big games with our friends. We are forever trying something new for game day food. …

Pizza Dip

Need a great dip for the upcoming game? Here’s an easy pizza dip I’ve tried. You could do any of your favorite pizza toppings. Just think a pizza dip buffet….hmmm. Now there’s an idea! The recipe can be found on Closet Cooking’s blog. I didn’t change it at all and it was easy. I can see …

Sports Turf Pennant Banner

Looking for a fun way  to decorate for big games?  Sounds a little odd but sports turf rug is your friend.  Football, Golf, Soccer, Baseball….lots of possibilities.  But instead of buying turf, which could get expensive…you can buy an artificial grass rug at your local home improvement store for less than $20!  I found mine in the …

Easy Black Bean Soup

Some days you just need soup.  To warm up, to fill up, to eat less ‘other’ things…well for me, mostly the later, especially in January after all of the holiday yummy food. I set out to find a simple black bean recipe.  Most important? Honestly, that I had all the ingredients on hand and no waiting …

Sunshine Box

Sometimes you need sunshine and sometimes it is fun to give a little. A Sunshine Box is perfect. Fill with anything you can find that is yellow. As soon as the recipient opens the bright color is sure to get a smile. I just picked up anything I saw that was yellow for a couple of …