4/15/14

April Showers Baby Shower

April Showers Baby Shower Theme

On Saturday i went to a baby shower for a friend of mine and i had to snap a few picture and share them with you.  Lisa did such a great job with the theme, decor and food.  Kristen is expecting a little girl in the next several weeks, her first, and i was so happy to celebrate her with all of our friends.  Don't you love a great baby shower?! 

April Showers Baby Shower Theme

4/14/14

Easter Baby Carrots & Fresh Made Hummus

Fresh made hummus & baby carrots "growing" out of terracotta pots. so cute and so easy! Perfect Easter appetizer.

Happy Easter week friends! I'm kind of dying over these little guys, i mean how stinkin cute, right?! this little appetizer would be perfect for your easter celebration, can't you see these little garden pots filled with carrots "growing" out of them at each person's place setting or displayed on the counter for people to snack on? Everyone at your home will just think you are the most clever hostess when you make these Easter baby carrots & fresh made hummus!

4/11/14

Shredded Potato, Beet and Carrot Latkes for Easter Brunch

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Shredded Potato, Beet & Carrot Latkes #OreIdaHashbrown  #shop


Are you starting to plan your Easter festivities? Its been pretty apparent here on the blog that I've had Easter on my mind for a couple weeks.  In the past few years we have spent Easter with my family in Nashville, I'm a little sad we won't be there this year but I'm excited to make great traditions for my kids here at home.  I'm working on making their easter baskets (hoping to share that next week!) and I've been thinking about my Easter brunch menu.  When I whipped up these latkes made with shredded potatoes, beets and carrots i thought they would be perfect for brunch!  

4/10/14

Caramelized Onion & Bacon Quiche with Kraft Fresh Take

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Caramelized onion & bacon quiche with kraft #FreshTake #shop

I love to entertain guests and my go to breakfast item for when we have friends or family in town is quiche.  I love it because you can always heat the leftovers up the next day for breakfast or brunch and with a few pieces of fruit its a filling meal. For this caramelized onion and bacon quiche I used the new italian parmesan Kraft fresh take meal kit to add extra flavor.  I love that you can easily swap out ingredients for quiche and it always taste great, for example trade out the bacon for ham or throw in some roasted broccoli florets instead of caramelized onions, honestly you can add whatever you have in your fridge or pantry and everyone will be impressed.  Needless to say if you are blanking on what to make for Easter brunch this quiche will have you covered!

4/9/14

Good Morning Granola

Gluten-Free Coconut Granola

Mornin' friends! My go to breakfast for the past several years has been cereal, and not the kashi variety.  After I went on the simple green smoothies challenge in february I realized that the lack of energy I felt every afternoon was directly related to my sugar intake earlier in the day.  This granola is based off the recipe that was included in the cleanse but changed slightly.  When I feel extra hungry in the morning or need an mid-morning snack after my my green smoothie I have a bowl with strawberries, blueberries and my new favorite coconut-almond milk and it always hits the spot. 

4/8/14

Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Sometimes you just need a dinner that tastes really good but also doesn't make you hate yourself for eating it afterward, am i right? I love comfort food like the next southern girl but lately its not been so nice for my waistline.  You might remember I did a 3 week vegan cleanse in February and lost 10 pounds, after the cleanse I kept eating healthy (green smoothies for breakfast, etc.) but somehow the weight just popped right back on my waistline.  I think this is what happens from having children, basically if I'm not heavily dieting and exercising a lot then I go right back to the spot I was at right after having my second baby, my body just wants to be 10 pounds heavier than my clothes are and I'm so over it.  Does anyone else have this problem?! So basically i'm going to try my hardest to eat well and exercise more (since that seems to be the only answer) so i signed up for the Hospital Hill half-marathon in June and made these peanut chicken lettuce wraps.

4/7/14

Make It Monday: DIY Painted Canvas Shoes

DIY Painted Canvas Shoes

Can you all believe its April? I'm so ready for spring but not so ready for the busy season for my husband, we love having him home at 2 or 3 in the afternoon so its always an adjustment when he starts working later. I'm spoiled,  I know.  However, I do love spring clothes and right now I seem to be drawn to anything that is coral.  I bought these plain "toms" lookalike shoes at walmart for $12 last fall and they've been sitting in the basement waiting for me to do something with them all winter.  I was excited when I finally decided on a design and I love the way they turned out.  Walmart is a great place to look for solid color items like shoes, I just checked last time I was there and they have currently have a couple different styles.  So here it goes keep reading to see how to diy painted canvas shoes. 

$500 Cash Spring Giveaway!


Hey friends! i'm super excited to be bringing you another awesome cash giveaway! i've teemed up with some awesome bloggers to give you the chance to win $500 buckaroos.  Enter below, good luck! 

4/5/14

Saturday Style: White Jeans with Navy & Olive

White Jeans with Navy & Olive Fashion Outfit Post
Photo by Bre Photography

I'm pretty sure i daily wish i could wake up and my closet would be filled with everything in the J.Crew catalog, anyone else? Because i get mom guilt for spending $80 bucks on a cardigan i rarely go in the store and honestly Matt buys me most of the nicer clothes in my closet for gift-giving holidays - and by that i mean like every holiday i can make up an excuse for us to buy gifts for each other :).  One great thing about buying high quality pieces is that they last.  The olive cardigan in this outfit was purchased 5 years ago and is still going strong with lots of use. 

4/4/14

KC Finds Friday: T.Loft


Last weekend i was invited to a KC Style blogger meetup and T.Loft, i was super excited to go and chat with the other fabulous kc bloggers and to check out the new and very popular tea & juice bar- its been on my list for a while. If first impressions count T.Loft gets an A+, the interior is so gorgeous.  The plush seating, creative tables (made of doors), beautiful chandeliers make the space more than just a spot you want to run in and grab a juice at.  T.Loft has full succeeded in creating a beautiful location to meet friends, enjoy clean eating fare and stay awhile.  

4/2/14

Private Shopping Event at Home Goods!

Hey Kansas City friends I have a super exciting announcement today, I've teamed up with HomeGoods to bring you an exclusive morning of private shopping, eating, and fun for my readers! I will be hosting a private shopping event at the Ward Parkway HomeGoods and the first 50 readers to RSVP get to join me (and get a gift card to shop!) For all your newbies, if you have never been to HomeGoods before, this is a great opportunity to shop amazing designer and brand name home d├ęcor and unique pieces from around the world at great prices.


HomeGoods is opening the store just for us to shop, enjoy breakfast munchies and have chances to win gift cards during the event! (yeah thats right we are going to play some fun games) :) As if all of that wasn't enough to get you there I am bringing a special handmade gift for everyone that attends! I can't wait to meet you all so if you want to get in on this awesome shopping action email me right now! craft.handmadeintheheartland (at) gmail (dot) com 

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