Happy Arbor Day

Mulberry Picking via Sprittibee

Happy Arbor Day! I am a huge tree hugger. Started way back when I was a tiny tot, being taken on hikes through the Washington redwood forests with my grandparents… there’s magic in those dark mysterious forests where the trees reach the sky. I had a tree I used to literally hug in my back […]

The Very Best Grain-Free, Gluten-Free Paleo Brownies

Almond-Butter Brownies

If you know me, you should know that I am crazy about chocolate. In fact, I eat one of these brownies (or 2-3 of them) per day. They are HEATHER APPROVED. Not only that, but everyone we’ve shared them with asks for the recipe… which is why I’m putting it here. I can now just […]

Dinosaur and Star Wars Themed Birthday Party Ideas

Blowing Out Their Candles by @sprittibee

My two youngest kids are one month apart for birthdays, so I always like to make it a joint party. The only problem is, they seldom agree on a theme. This year, I decided I would set up the living room for one theme and the dining room for the other, and just try to […]

Awesome Things About Honey (and Recipes)

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Sometimes wonderful things happen on the internet that leave you scratching your head. One of those things this past month has been my fortunate partnership with the National Honey Board. I’ve ALWAYS loved honey. Who doesn’t? I also love bees (as you might have noticed from my blog title and logo all these past 10 […]

Flourless Honey-Sweet Peanut Butter Brownies

Flourless, Honey-Sweetened Peanut Butter Brownies

I can see the future. ESP, I tell you. Here’s what I know: You are going to thank me for this 4-ingredient recipe. People at your next potluck or party are going to thank YOU. Your kids might nominate you for mom of the year, even. If you love peanut-butter, and are trying to stay […]

Cherry Pineapple Pecan Jello

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I actually called Nana tonight and asked for her to walk me step-by-step through this recipe so I could feed my craving. She always makes this for Thanksgiving and Christmas upon request by everyone in the family, and sometimes waiting is just too much. Thankfully, I had the ingredients on hand during our “shop the […]

Valentines Day and Birthdays

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I have three children that turn a year older within a few weeks surrounding Valentines Day. One of those kids is a red velvet cake fan, just like mama. Another of those kids is a baker, like Pioneer Woman. I am not joking when I tell you that we’ve been eating sweets around here since […]