Rice Krispie Treat Sparklers

Mr. Sweet and I have been invited to a lot of BBQ this season. I always like to bring a little treat as a thank you for the invite, but I hate having it look the same all the time. So I am always on the lookout for new and fun ways to present a dessert.

This year I have been on a stick craze! The Watermelon Grill, Cake Pops, doughnut hole breakfast skewers and chocolate covered marshmallows just to name a few.

So when I came across these Rice Krispie Treat Sparklers by 5 Minutes for Mom I knew I had to give them a try. Simple treats that take a short amount of time but bring smiles are the best kind of treats there are!

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Note worthy dishes.

Fried Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches! My word. I have been talking about these with my husband all week. Why have I never thought of using a waffle as the “bread”?!? We came up with the idea of making the waffle like corn bread. Oh the ways you could work this recipe!

The Ultimate Loaded Veggie Burger is a great way to get your veggies in at your next BBQ.  Crunchy potato topping and avocado lime cream? I am so in!

This One Pan Pasta blows my mind. Genius. I can’t wait to try it.

Chicken Parmesan Grilled Cheese looks amazing. We just bought a multi use grill/panini maker that I have been dying to fire up.

Delightfully Living: Day 182– Day 186

365 photo project – the simple act of taking a picture every day for a year. The idea behind starting the project is for me to try to get myself to slow down and take a different look at the world. The series is called Delightfully Living. This is Day 182 – 186.

What you will see: moments of time, food, details of the world around me and things that I enjoy.

Day 181: A flower on one of my walks.

Day 182: A fellow Doctor lover.

Day 183: Candice of Bookishpenguin invited me to go to the Vampire Diaries Convention with her. Since I haven’t watched since season 2 I had two weeks to jam as many episodes as I could in before we went.

Day 184: A 4th of July feast!

Day 185: On the 5th of July most of our friends had off. So after work we decided to meet a few of them for drinks by the pier. After a misunderstanding, 2 train rides and a 5 block walk we made it.

Day 186: Rice Krispie Treat Sparklers for a friends BBQ!

New York, New York.

Via All The Buildings In New York

New York has been a part of me all of my life.  It was where I had my first real corporate job, where I fell in love, where I had my heart broken for the first time and so many more memories I couldn’t even begin to list.  So when I came across illustrations by James Gulliver Hancock I fell in love.

Description from his site: All The Buildings In New York is a personal project of James Gulliver Hancock. An illustrator from Australia now based between Sydney, and New York. This project stems from an interest in obsession and recording of places. New York holds a special place in everyone’s heart, romanticized from Seasame Street and old movies like Rear Window and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. This blog records an attempt to make the city personal by passing a pen over every structure, hopefully making up for the time not spent in New York.”

I would love to frame prints of his of spots that are important to me.  For now I will have to make do with his incredible book.  If you love New York as much as I do, take a look.  You won’t be disappointed.

Watermelon grill.

I am always on a the lookout for creative ways to display dishes when we have company or are invited to someones house. So when we were invited to a BBQ the other day, I scoured the internet to find something fun.

I came upon this Watermelon Gill on She Knows and I couldn’t have been more perfect!

Stop by She Knows for step-by-step instructions!

Delightfully Living: Day 174– Day 181

365 photo project – the simple act of taking a picture every day for a year. The idea behind starting the project is for me to try to get myself to slow down and take a different look at the world. The series is called Delightfully Living. This is Day 174- 181.

What you will see: moments of time, food, details of the world around me and things that I enjoy.

Day 174: Before getting my new watch re-sized at the mall, Mr. Sweet and I stopped for some morning coffee.

Day 175: New colors for the summer.

Day 176: Why do I torture myself? Zombies ensured no sleep that night after seeing World War Z.

Day 177: Açai blueberry ice pop on the stoop time.

Day 178: Homemade Peanut butter fudge shake. OMG! Sooo good!

Day 179: This was the 3rd movie we saw last week. Each was with a different group of friends.

Day 180: Went to get detergent & Mr. Sweet found this. We had to get it…it’s Chuck Norris approved.

Day 181: Finally found the note Mr. Sweet left me a week ago!

Stay Creative


Image via Islam Abudaoud on Behance

I don’t know about you, but I am in a constant struggle to stay creative. Be it at home, at work or at play I am always craving some kind of creative inspiration. Pinterest, blogs and the internet are great ways to find inspiration. Above is 29 Ways to Stay Creative. I especially agree with #17 and #25.