School Lunchbox Ideas

take a look at these five amazing school lunchbox ideas from our featured link party bloggers. Cute!August 23, 2016

I love the back to school photos I’ve been seeing in my newsfeed this week, don’t you? It makes me realize how quickly time flies by. I’ve got three years until I send my toddler off to kindergarten but I am well aware that these years are going to feel short. She will be attending Mother’s Day Out twice a week this year (yay!) so that I can take on more blog work and some family photography clients so for the first time ever, I get to make school lunches! Yay! I’ve been scouring Pinterest for some ideas and I have even created some of my own which I’ll share soon. Take a look at these amazing school lunchbox ideas from our featured link party bloggers. Cute! {Read more…}

A Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

A Simple Slow Cooker Pot Roast - My family's favorite pot roast recipe. It has simple, wholesome ingredients and it will have your loved ones returning to the dinner table again and again. Ode to the crock pot!August 22, 2016

We moved from Dallas to an Amish town in rural Ohio about 1 month after we got married. We were only there for about a year because my husband’s business project came to end. It was a rough year though and I was homesick a lot. However, one good thing did come out of it . . . slow cooker pot roast!

In hopes of making the most out of the harsh cold weather during my first winter up north, I cooked a lot of pot roasts. Through these recipe trials and an even more trying winter, I finally came up with a slow cooker pot roast that works for us. It’s a simple recipe but it turns out great every time. It has had my hubby returning to the dinner table for about 5 years now so it must be worth sharing.

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Recipes with Honey

We are honey lovers in the Pilgrim house. I learned at an early age that honey makes everything taste better. I used to watch my Dad put it in his cereal every morning and now I do the same. I am not a fan of the sticky little fingers that honey leaves behind but my toddler lets me know she needs a wipey by saying,"Sticky, Mama. I sticky." It's just so darn cute! So in honor of sticky fingers everywhere, we bring you some recipes with honey from our featured food bloggers. If you're here to find inspiration for mealtimes, please pin away and if you're a blogger, we'd love for you to link up your latest work so we can share it. Have a super sweet week!August 17, 2016

We are honey lovers in the Pilgrim house. I learned at an early age that honey makes everything taste better. I used to watch my Dad put it in his cereal every morning and now I do the same. I am not a fan of the sticky little fingers that honey leaves behind but my toddler lets me know she needs a wipey by saying,”Sticky, Mama. I sticky.” It’s just so darn cute! So in honor of sticky fingers everywhere, we bring you some recipes with honey from our featured food bloggers.

If you’re here to find inspiration for mealtimes, please pin away and if you’re a blogger, we’d love for you to link up your latest work so we can share it. Have a super sweet week!

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DIY Reclaimed Wood Projects

Reclaimed-Wood-ProjectsAugust 9, 2016

I’m all about taking it easy in the summertime. I keep my cooking, my crafts, and my blogging and photography assignments light. That’s what I love about DIY reclaimed wood projects. They are simple yet stunning and most can be crafted in one afternoon. Enjoy!

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Farmhouse Style

you may have seen my photos from my recent trip to Magnolia in Waco, TX. It's the Gaines family shop from the hit tv show Fixer Upper. Farmhouse style decor is all the rage right now and like just about everyone I know, I am obsessed too! Luckily, some of my favorite home decor bloggers are showcasing their rustic farm style at this week's link party. Peruse, pin, and link up! August 3, 2016

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my photos from my recent trip to Magnolia in Waco, TX.  It’s the Gaines family shop from the hit tv show Fixer Upper. Farmhouse style decor is all the rage right now and like just about everyone I know, I am obsessed too! Luckily, some of my favorite home decor bloggers are showcasing their rustic farm style at this week’s link party.

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DIY Mason Jar Wall Vases

Painted, Distressed and Mounted Mason Jars DIY Tutorial {via ModernPilgrimBlog.com | @jenniferpilgrim}August 1, 2016

Nothing can add exquisite color to your home decor for little money and even less effort quite like a painted mason jar can. You will find this gorgeous glassware all over my house! In an effort to create bold and colorful wall art with my masons for the summer and master that vintage look I love, I came up with a DIY for distressed mason jar wall vases using chalk paint. Who doesn’t love transforming everyday items into one of a kind treasures?

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Fruity Cocktails

Chill out and keep cool with these amazing fruity cocktail recipes from our link party bloggers! July 27, 2016

Chill out and keep cool with these amazing fruity cocktail recipes from our link party bloggers!

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Breakfasts Worth Waking Up For

Mouth-watering breakfasts worth waking up for. Delicious breakfast recipes to start the day! Features (from left): Almond Joy Oatmeal / Apricot Sriracha Pigs in a Blanket / Yogurt Fruit Breakfast Pizza / Banana Berry Breakfast Nachos / Cherry Almond Crumble TartJuly 20, 2016

I am not a morning person but my toddler wakes up so happy and she wants to “go get bites” as soon as her eyes open. I have gotten pretty creative in the kitchen in the mornings and I am definitely going to add these mouth-watering breakfast recipes from our link party bloggers to my daily menu. They’re totally worth waking up for!

Features (from left):
Almond Joy Oatmeal
Apricot Sriracha Pigs in a Blanket
Yogurt Fruit Breakfast Pizza
Banana Berry Breakfast Nachos
Cherry Almond Crumble Tart

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Hair Care Beauty Buzz!!

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Before kids, a trip to the salon for a conditioning treatment and a blowout a couple of times a month was an integral part of my beauty regimen. My hair care routine has changed these days and I no longer have time for frequent salon visits, but that doesn’t mean that I have to forgo fabulous hair. I can now achieve salon quality hair from the comfort of my own home!

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Pretty Patio Projects

Enjoy the summer months with these DIY patio tutorials and ideas for making a beautiful, functional outdoor patio area. Features (from left): Coastal Inspired Porch Bench // DIY Moss Ball Topiary // DIY Cedar Cube Landscaping Lights // DIY Industrial Beverage Cart // DIY Pallet Bar CartJuly 13, 2016

Enjoy the summer months with these DIY patio tutorials and ideas for making a beautiful, functional outdoor patio area.

Features (from left):
Coastal Inspired Porch Bench
DIY Moss Ball Topiary
DIY Cedar Cube Landscaping Lights
DIY Industrial Beverage Cart
DIY Pallet Bar Cart

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