The best Pumpkin Brownies

The best Pumpkin Brownies |

So happy to have cute Carrie from My Recipe Confessions back today!  Her Pumpkin Brownies look absolutely amazing!!  So thick & rich, yes please!!  Thanks for being here, Carrie!  Take it away, girl.  Pumpkins and the fall season go together like macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, or bread and butter. There are so many pumpkin recipes, but trust me, this Pumpkin Brownie recipe is one treat you don't want to miss out on this Fall! These brownies are so incredibly moist. They can even hold their own without a frosting on top. I am pretty confident that once you try them, you will be making them again and again. With love from my kitchen to … continue reading

DIY: Rocket Bird Feeder

DIY rocket bird feeder... made from scrapbook paper and a toilet paper roll! Great kids craft! |

Happy Wednesday!!  It's the tenth of the month which means it's blog hop time, whoop!!  Since school is back in session all over the country, we thought we'd share some kids crafts.  What better way to bond with your littles with the few hours you seen them daily.  Or, capitalize on that coveted weekend time.   Whatever your schedule is, you're bound to find some fun family time with one or more of these ten ideas.  We're sharing these adorable diy rocket bird feeders that cost us just two bucks.  After you check out the other nine ideas (and pin the collage, hint hint ;), scroll down for the directions.  Happy crafting! Some seriously CUTE ideas, … continue reading

Pick Your Own Prize |giveaway

Amazing giveaway via!! | #pickyourownprize

Hey hey hey!! Have we got an amazing giveaway for you today! We just finished our $100 HomeGoods gift card giveaway and are super pumped to offer you this is a “Pick your Own Prize” giveaway.   This is the first kind of giveaway where we've let YOU choose your own prize if you win, so we hope you enjoy it!! If you've been trying to turn a new leaf like us, we've been working out a little more consistently and drinking morning smoothies since the kiddos are back in school.  We've lost 20 lbs combined!!-email us for our nutritional system info. We LOVE it!!  And what better gadget than the Vitamix 5200 to keep up with you! So who wants to win the best blender on the … continue reading

Sunday thoughts | free printable

A great quote to remind us to stop being so critical of each other |print via

If you are a football fan or Arizona native, you couldn't have missed the uproar this week with one of our high school athletes turned college football star turned Phoenix Cardinals player. He got himself into a bit of trouble and we'll leave it at that but the ugly comments that surfaced about this young man were harsh, cruel and even downright mean... the situation got a bit classless, if you will. It made us sad to see so many wonderful people we know let harsh words leave their lips and surface all over social media. While seeing this take place this week we couldn't help but be grateful for a seriously amazing sermon by Dieter F. Uchtdorf we … continue reading

caramel apple snickerdoodles

Caramel Apple Snickerdoodles. The taste of fall stuffed in a chewy snickerdoodle cookie, YUM! |

Holy taste-of-fall-in-your-mouth cookie! I spied a bag of Palmer brand caramel apple chocolate cups at the local Dollar Tree and tried one. I had to admit that alone, the taste was a bit strong. So, I did what any normal person would do to make it less subtle... I stuffed it inside a cookie! Introducing our Caramel Apple Snickerdoodles: Paired with the cinnamon sugar, it has the perfect amount of caramel apples flavoring without being too overbearing. These are chewy on the inside with a slight crisp on the edges... if fresh out of the oven, they literally melt in your mouth. Deeelish! I diced my caramel apple cups in half so the cookie wouldn't … continue reading

mint mirror makeover

Spray Painted Mint Mirror |

The power of other people's junk never ceases to amaze!  We were in the midst of this crazy bedroom makeover, painting like fools to get all the furniture painted in Kell's driveway.  Our mom lives next door and chatted with us a bit.  Soon she called and said a neighbor had a cute mirror for sale for $8 and did we want it.  We were so overwhelmed we said no and continued on with our day.  A couple hours later she brought the mirror over anyway...oh how we love our mama!  She knew that mirror belonged in this room, lol!  Here's the pretty mint mirror makeover, (say that 5 x's fast!!) freshly painted, loving it's new color. Here's the before: She's … continue reading

20+ autumn ideas and recipes

20+ great fall/autumn ideas and recipes!

We're always so inspired by what YOU're up to!  As our Creative Collection party is hoppin, we gathered 20+ great fall/autumn ideas and recipes!  We have some new peeps coming to our house for our latest adventure, being "masters" to BBFrosch (anyone need chalk paint??) and we're holding the workshops in Kelli's craft room.  We're crazy!  So we'll be blingin out her house in all things fall this week!  Hope you get inspired and create a craft and/or recipe!  I can taste the pumpkin now...mmmm.... Peach Tart |LMLD blog via Lolly Jane   Wool Acorn Garland |Thistlewood Farms Painted Chair Redo |Giggles Galore Bean Pumpkin |Delineate … continue reading

creative collection group link party


Welcome friends to yet another week of The Creative Collection Link Party. Its our favorite time of the week because we love going through all the link ups and seeing what everyone has been up to. First let's take a quick peek at what WE'VE been up to, besides sharing our masculine home office source list from our recent man cave makeover, we're hosting a $100 HomeGoods gift card giveaway! Rockin' Moroccan Teen Bedroom Makeover 15 fall ideas & recipes And what offers more fall-ish flavor than warm peach tarts? Yum! Snag the recipe from our girl Aimee of LMLD! Here's a few of last weeks faves... Farm House Kitchen |Finding … continue reading

Rockin’ Moroccan stenciled bedroom

Pretty gray/white/mint bedroom makeover |

We busted our rears to finish this Moroccan stencil bedroom makeover in just 5 days the first week of June...and then didn't post the pics for three months. Oops.  I guess we needed to wait until real life slowed down and we got into the groove of our kids getting back into their school schedules.  This was a CRAZY project.  We are really active in our church and know how vital it is for youth these days to be uplifted.  Our church sends the 12-18 year old girls to Girls Camp every summer for a few days.  Lots of laughter and bonding and spiritual growth.  They need to raise $50/girl to help with cost so our church does a fundraiser. We offered a room … continue reading

peach tart recipe

Peach Tart

Hi guys,it's Aimee from Like Mother Like Daughter here. A couple years ago we planted a peach tree in our yard. For some reason our house is like the only house in the neighborhood that didn't already have any fruit trees. Our area used to be called "Orchard" and still has many orchards today. So our peach tree is still pretty small, but we get a decent amount of peaches from it so I've wanted to try a few different peach desserts. Along came this delicious peach tart: I've had puff pastry in my freezer for a few months, not sure what to do with it yet, and once I was thinking of what to make I knew the puff pastry and the fresh peaches would be the perfect … continue reading

Man Cave Source List

Industrial man cave home office. Love the modern ceiling fan and that desk! Awesome space!

We've been getting emails about sources for our latest room reveal, the man cave.  We are so very grateful for Del Mar Fans for sponsoring the fan and getting the ball rolling on this room.  And we couldn't have set the tone (literally) without Valspar Reserve.  We're happy to say that the room has stayed tidy and has inspired hubby to get organized and keep it clean.  Success! T E X T I L E S When designing a room, it's good to start with a fabric swatch or a pattern and design around that.  We started with the fan which is a cool chrome and added textiles from there.   Curtains: We knew Target's black and white plus sign sheets (sorry, … continue reading

HomeGoods happy office makeover + Giveaway!

After the HomeGoods office makeover!

Happy Sunday!  We usually don't post on Sundays but thought this was a good enough cause. HomeGoods challenged us to share happiness to someone as part of their ‘Happiness Happens’ campaign.  We love decorating. And sharing happy.  And HomeGoods.  Challenge accepted! I received a $250 gift card and chose to spruce up my husband's work office.  You see, my hubby is a police sergeant and recently was promoted to his own unit.  I can't say too much for safety sake but let's just say it's his dream job and I am SO proud of him.  He worked his tail off for this position so I was thrilled to be able to help him cozy up the place he will be spending 60+ … continue reading

15+ fall ideas and recipes

15+ cute fall ideas and recipes |

Do you know how much we love the ideas of fall?  The smell in the air of fresh leaves, pumpkins and apples, carnivals and parades.  In's still 109* so we are JEALOUS of you all who are cooling off and enjoying sweaters at night and crisp air.  I know you'll be jealous of us mid-winter when you're sick of the snow and we're walking around in tee's but still, the idea of fall is so appealing that we had to round up 15+ fall ideas and recipes.  Happy fall, y'all! Caramel Apple Funnel Cakes |This Silly Girl's Life Fall Subway Printable |Bombshell Bling Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins |Natural Chow DIY Pumpkin Mason Jars |The 36th Avenue Fresh … continue reading

creative collection group link party

Biscoff Crunch Ice Cream Cake recipe at

Hi friends! It's Friiiiiiday... plus a 3-day weekend! Whoo hoo! Here's a peek at what we've been up to since the last party: Man cave/Home office makeover DIY Mannequin Head Jewelry Organizer 50+ of the best and yummiest pumpkin bread recipes: Strawberry Cucumber Salad from Stephanie @ Life Created: Phew! I think we'll take the weekend off now. ;) In the meantime, we are so glad you've joined us again for The Creative Collection Link Party, let's check out the teams favorite projects this week. Biscoff Crunch Ice Cream Cake | Tidy Mom   7 Drawer Dresser Built from Pallets | Her Tool … continue reading

the best pumpkin bread recipes | roundup

The BEST of all those pumpkin bread recipes! Over 50+ YUMMY recipes! |via

Fall is among us and what is more fall-ish than freshly baked pumpkin bread? From chocolate chip to glazed to a maple or crumb topping, we've rounded up 50 of the best and most delicious pumpkin breads to get you into the fall spirit. Enjoy! Cranberry Pumpkin Bread |Positively Splendid Pumpkin Bread |Alexandra Cooks   Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bread |Lolly Jane Pumpkin Bread with Brown Butter Glaze |Honey + Jam Best Ever Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread |Sarah Jane Studios Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Pepita Struesel |Bakingdom Orange Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting |Mountain Mama Cooks Maple Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Bread |Hot … continue reading

strawberry cucumber salad

Delicious strawberry cucumber summer salad

Welcome back Stephanie from Life Created! She is sharing a great end-of-summer strawberry cucumber salad (or appetizer) and we're thrilled to have her back!  If you have 10 minutes, you can make this yummy salad of strawberries and cucumber as a side dish or snack. Kids will love the sweet taste, and adults will love the ease of mixing just 4 ingredients.  You can serve this salad with pita chips, crackers or even fold into lettuce leaves for some tasty lettuce wraps. This salad is tasty, so be sure to make a little … continue reading

mannequin head jewerly organization

Pretty mannequin head jewelry organization |

What do you make when you've been challenged to use a pretty foam head in the non-holiday months?  A ghost, too easy.  A clown, too Halloween.  Well, you know our love of deer heads and decopauge so we created a pretty foam mannequin head jewelry organization.  A little on the outside-of-the-box idea but my tween LOVES it in her room!  She uses it for head band storage and her favorite necklaces.  And the best part?  That same tween was the one who decoupaged the whole head for us all on her own, without us even knowing.  AWESOME.  Gotta love a kid who's picked up her mama's crafty bug (; Supplies Needed: wood plaque (7" x 9" … continue reading

Man cave makeover

Industrial man cave home office. Love the modern ceiling fan and that desk! Awesome space!

If you give a blogger a ceiling fan... she will hang it, right? Hmm, kind of. Said blogger will decide that the space-that-must-not-be-named (aka: that one room every family has in their house that the door stays shut at all times...remember ours?) will need a makeover to match said ceiling fan because it's all modern and chrome-y looking and posh... and the space it needs to go in, is not. Like, not even a little bit. Said room is actually a porch-turned-laundry-room-turned-office and still had 2 exits, an nonworking sink, a frosted window that lead to the master shower (what?!) and was complete with a porch light. Yep, a porch light (without the cover, even!) Take a look! … continue reading

creative collection group link

Pretty geometric headboard!

Happy weekend!! Welcome to the creative collection group link party!!  Where you share what you've been working on on one blog and it's seen on 7!  Whoop!!  This week on Lolly Jane, we shared some fun things!  Kristi made the cutest monster shaker eggs with her little boys, aren't those adorable?? Cute Rhonda from Just Rhonda made this tasty Butterscotch Almond Poke Cake, mmm... Since Kell's kids back in school at a charter, we shared some cute ideas on how to make school uniforms CUTE!   Here are you features!  So cute! Coral Geometric Headboard | The Weathered Door Gold Duct Tape Necklace | Delineate Your … continue reading

how to make school uniforms cute

How to make school uniforms cute! #oshkoshfirstday

My kids attend a charter school and wear school uniforms. I don't know WHO is in charge of the color pallet but they're only allowed to wear khaki, red, navy or denim bottoms. Hello Americana! I am all for sporting red, white and blue... just not year round! lol Enter Osh Kosh, who carries all of the must-have trends and styles for Back-to-School clothing with an outstanding value on quality products! Casual to dress, head to toe and yes, even school uniforms! Osh Kosh carries polos and shorts with built fashion collections built around the them! Because they carry the latest in accessories, belts, headbands, bows, shoes, leggings, sunglasses and more, it was easy to find … continue reading