Hot Wings to Spice Up Your BBQ

Yay!  It is day number THREE of our great BBQ event and Mom Does Reviews thinks that you are starving your BBQ guests! Are you starving them while you are grilling away?  You might be.  Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean appetizers should be tossed aside too.


Give your friends and family something to snack on while they wait with Victoria’s [hot] wings.  Start them a day in advance so all you have to do is toss them in sauce and onto the grill – serve something to your guests in less than ten minutes!!!   Check them out at Mom Does Reviews HERE.

Check out all the other awesomesauce BBQ recipes here

Easy to Make Tropical Punch Cupcakes

These Tropical Punch Cupcakes were sponsored by Lunchbox.


My friend’s daughter LOVES Kool-Aid. She always has a red tropical punch mustache, and it’s become a running joke. She’s getting ready to graduate from Pre-K, which, as you know, is a pretty big deal. I wanted to make a little treat that I knew she would love.

Tropical Punch Cupcakes.

The best part – these Tropical Punch Cupcakes are easy. So easy.

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Cold Cream Cheese Pizza for Hot Summer Days

Cold Cream Cheese Pizza

One thing I really love about summer is the time spent around family and friends! We love throwing BBQs and picnics and are always looking for great new recipes to try out! As you may have read yesterday, we will be having 12 days of BBQ/Picnic fun for you! Today (day 2) Mandee from Raising My 5 Sons is sharing her Cold Cream Cheese Pizza recipe that she enjoyed as a child and her children are now enjoying! We hope you enjoy it as well!

Once you’ve had a chance to check out Mandee’s Recipe be sure to check out all of our other great recipes in the linky below.

Strawberry Pretzel Pie

Now that the weather is nice we want to spend more time outside with our family and friends. Over the next 12 days we will have great ideas for you to use on a picnic or a BBQ. These ideas are just in time to help you celebrate Memorial Day at the end of the month!


Janell at has an easy and delicious Strawberry Pretzel Pie that is a refreshing dessert to serve at any party. Make sure you check it out. Then come back every day for the next 12 days to see what else we have for you.

Check out the linky below for all kinds of awesome recipes from bloggers participating!

4 Makeup Tricks Every Girl Should Know

Do you feel that you are lacking in the makeup department? Do you wish you had more makeup tricks up your sleeve? Yes – then you are in the right place.


With so many different makeup products out there, as well as lots of different tips for using them, it can be a little overwhelming at times. And with so many makeup ideas, it can be hard to know how to get the most out of your makeup and what the best application methods are.

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Copycat Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade

I love a good lemonade, and Chick Fil A has some of the best, this side of making your own.  And while it’s not incredibly difficult to make your own lemonade, who really has the time for that?  Especially when you just want a cool, refreshing beverage.


Now, Chick Fil A has really kicked it up a notch with their new Frosted Lemonade creation.  Practically everyone I know is addicted to it.  I mean, they’re going two or three times a week to get a Chick Fil A frosted lemonade.  Wouldn’t it be great to make this copycat Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade at home?  Or for a great BBQ or other gathering?  BBQ and a frosted lemonade…mmm…

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Get These Ikea Inspired Living Room Looks Online

Lately, I’ve been in a total home decor and renovation phase.  Since I live in a townhouse, and I rent, I can’t exactly rip out my kitchen or totally redo the bathroom.  Not that I’d really want to anyway.  However, I have been lusting after a new living room.

Ikea Inspired Living Room

Recently, we had a new IKEA open not that far from us, in Kansas City.  Before this, we’d have to go Denver, Dallas, or Chicago to go to IKEA.  Now, you have to understand – IKEA is like my second home.  When I was a kid, they opened 3 stores in the US, and one happened to be around the corner from our house. I have been going to IKEA my whole life.

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How to Make DIY Essential Oil Air Fresheners + Giveaway

This DIY Essential Oils Air Fresheners project was inspired by product received.


We all know how great essential oils are, right? They can be used to treat a myriad of ailments, help with your mood, or to focus, or even to relax you and fall asleep. Let’s face it though – a lot of times, the essential oils just smell soooo good that I don’t even care what they’re there to help me with. It’s like the aromatherapy is just an added bonus!

That’s part of the reason that I am in love with these DIY essential oil air fresheners. They are so quick and easy to make, look cute, and are easy on the pocketbook, too. Not into air fresheners? That’s okay! You can use these as essential oil drawer sachets too.

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