#MakeIt Blogger Challenge: White Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

February 2, 2015


It’s that time of the month again–I have #MakeIt Blogger Challenge post for you today with this month’s theme:  PINK!  It actually took me a while to dream this one up.  Ever since the baby was born (6 m0nths ago, already!), I have had some serious creative blockage and time management issues.  Go figure.  However, once the idea of pink drink came to me-specifically a creamy one that is healthful but delicious with its white-chocolate-raspberry goodness-I was back in my happy place.  As simple as it was, I just loved prepping, shooting, and writing this post.  In reminded me there is this happy-place called Circus berry just waiting for me…whenever I can get to it.  I was smiling all the way.

Anyhow, here is this month’s PINK feature–the White Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie.


I didn’t even tell my daughter what was in it-she just said, “Mmmm, I think I taste white chocolate chips in here!  My favorite!”  WIN!  That little girl sure does know what to say sometimes.


All you need is some vanilla greek yogurt, milk of your choice (I used unsweetened almond milk), frozen raspberries, and some white baking chocolate.  Oh, and some ice for texture.  If you want to garnish it to make it all pretty-like, go ahead and chop up some of that white chocolate and grab a couple of fresh raspberries.


Blend it all up and serve.

White Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 2 ounces good-quality white baking chocolate
  • 1 cup ice cubes


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with chopped white chocolate and fresh raspberries.


While you are thinking PINK, check out some of these other pink-themed projects put together by some awesome bloggers!

11 Pink Valentine Projects #MakeIt1. LOVE Letters Simple Valentine Craft 2. {Friends}…a Printable 3. Show a Little Love {Rolled Fabric Flowers Valentine’s Art} 4. Painted Heart Burlap Plaque 5. White Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie 6. Strawberry Banana Cupcakes 7. Valentine for Teachers 8. Hershey’s Kiss Chocolate Rose 9. You’ve Got The “WRITE” Stuff Valentine Gift 10. Valentine’s CRUSH Gift + Free Printable 11. Fabric Wrapped Valentine’s Wreath




let’s have a mardi gras celebration @ Organize & Decorate Everything

January 15, 2015

Hey everyone.  The new year is here and I am on a mission to continue to create reasons to celebrate, everyday…especially with my family.  So, for a bit of a twist, I am planning on throwing my family (and by family, I mean just me, my husband, and the kids) a fun little Mardi Gras celebration dinner.  Because really…why not!  If all goes well, maybe it will be our tradition!   Head over to Organize & Decorate Everything and see what I have up my sleeve.  And once February 17 passes, check back and see how I pulled it off!



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fudgy peppermint brownie cupcakes (and printable tag)

December 17, 2014

When it is Christmastime, I just can’t get enough of the chocolate and peppermint combination.  Let’s face it, I love chocolate and pretty much anything, but peppermint and chocolate may possibly be one of the greatest combos ever, especially for this time of the year!


This recipe came as a result of the need to make a bake sale treat a couple of weeks ago for my kids’ music school.  I love the way it turned out because the recipe couldn’t get any easier, the packaging makes it bake-sale ready, it’s festive for the holidays, and it’s pretty to look at.


For these minty brownies you will need a box of brownie mix, crushed peppermint candies, and peppermint extract.


Make the brownies according to the package.  Stir in 1 tsp of peppermint extract and 1/3 cup crushed candies.  Then divide your batter into sprayed muffin tins.  Your time in the oven will be shorter too.  Start checking the doneness around 15 minutes in.


My husband was actually shocked to hear how basic this recipe was.  When I told him how it was done, his response was, “That’s it?”  Yes.  That’s it people.

Put each brownie cupcake into a clear plastic cup.  Pipe on some store-bought frosting, and top with more crushed candies.


If these are on their way to a bake sale, or even a classroom party, go ahead and wrap each cup in cellophane and tie a fork on.  Lastly, get these cute and simple printable tags to top your treats.  (I entered my own text in, yours come blank for customizing!)


There you have it!  A festive, cute, YUMMY, and transportable Christmas treat!

And if you can’t get enough of chocolate and peppermint, like me, check out these:


15 Awesome Chocolate Peppermint Treats via Circus Berry


Fudgy Peppermint Parfaits via Circus Berry for Somewhat Simple


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Healthy New Year Party Inspiration @ Organize & Decorate Everything

December 12, 2014

It is never too early to start thinking about healthy habits.  We are only a couple weeks away from the New Year and I am sure with that comes some health-related resolutions.  Why not enroll the support and company of some of your closest friends and family on your journey?


Today you can find me over at Organize & Decorate Everything, sharing some party inspiration and free party printables for a Healthy New Year party.  There you will find some healthy menu ideas, goody bag suggestions, and downloads for your invitations and gift tags!  Go check it out, plan your very own New Year, New You celebration, and get a great start off to your New Year resolutions!



glitter & twine stocking tags

December 6, 2014

My search for the “perfect” Christmas stockings for ourfamily has been an ongoing one for a while now, so when I found these knit stocking in shades of gray and white at Target, I instantly fell in love and scooped them up faster than you can say, “Holly Jolly”.  No hesitation here.  The problem…how do we know which stocking belongs to whom?  Problem solved with these festive, crafty, sparkly name tags.

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