12 Delicious Breakfast Recipes To Rock Your Day

12 Delicious Breakfast Recipes

A Dozen Delicious Breakfast Recipes Mango Overnight Oatmeal from Upstate Ramblings Glazed Croissants Recipe from Homegrown Families Summer Squash Breakfast Hash from Ramblings of a Small Town Girl Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets from I Should Be Mopping the Floor Praline Pecan Pancakes from Crazy for Cookies and More Big Batch Coconut Oil Granola by Milo & Oats from Real Life at Home Chocolate Pineapple Protein

Let’s Do This Together – The Art of Home

Flour and eggs on a wooden table

Creating a home that speaks to your heart can seem daunting, overwhelming or just plain impossible.   Sometimes life gets in the way……for the good….or for the bad…… Sometimes we look back and see a home that was just perfect….everything in place….everything just the way we wanted it…..and then….. There can be so many reasons that things just change and once we have the time

The Poetic Beauty of a {mostly} Monochromatic Garden

The Poetic Beauty of Mostly Monochromatic Garden at cupcakesandcrinoline.com

A monochromatic garden with a few pops of color may sound a bit humdrum but over the years my front flowerbeds have slowly evolved and contain perennials that are almost all either pink or purple.  It wasn’t planned this way but instead seemed to be the way I gravitated when choosing flowers to plant.  The few  splashes of color in the flower beds are there

Project Inspire{d} Link Party #129

Project Inspire{d} Link Party at cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Welcome to this week’s Project Inspire{d}!  It’s hard to believe that this is the last Monday in July! My kids don’t go back to school (homeschool) until September so we still have a bit of vacation time left but I know a lot of school districts will be starting soon so some of you are probably busy getting ready for the Back-to-School rush.  I’m procrastinating

The Grilled Texas-Style Flank Steak That Will Leave Them Asking For More

Texas-Style Marinated and Grilled Flank Stead from cupcakesandcrinoline.com 2

It’s time for some grilling and what better to grill than a crowd-pleasing (or family-pleasing) Grilled Texas-Style Flank Steak.  It’s so nice to grill when the weather is hot and you don’t want to turn your oven on and heat everything up but don’t limit yourself to burgers and hot dogs, although they are so much better when grilled, instead treat your family to a delicious

14 Must Have Salad Recipes From Project Inspire{d}

14 Must Have Salad Recipes from Project Inspire{d} 2

The dog days of summer are still upon us (some of us anyway) and this week’s features from Project Inspire{d} are all about salads.  Head to a farmer’s market , your back yard or a local grocery store to pick up some of the fix-ins’ for these delicious salads!  14 Must Have Salad Recipes From Project Inspire{d} Spiralizer Recipes You Need To Try from Home.

Easy to Make Dessert ~ Just 4 Ingredients

Fresh toasted coconut served atop whipped cream, caramel sauce and tapioca pudding ~ cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Tapioca Pudding with Caramel, Whipped Topping and Fresh Toasted Coconut  I spent the day in the kitchen baking (it was 90 degrees outside…I was miserable-I don’t plan these things very well) ~ the family and I had dinner….and then when I gave them a dessert choice they picked the little beauty above.  I almost wanted to pretend I was sweating and that making it was

Project Inspire{d} Link Party #128

Project Inspire{d} #128

Happy Monday and Welcome to Project Inspire{d}! So what have you been up to over the past week?  I shared a fun post about getting over my fear of driving into downtown Pittsburgh (and took this picture of the city to prove I did it).  Have you ever driven here? Honestly, there are crazy curvy hills, roads under construction and lots of merging….I do NOT like

10 Amazing Dessert Recipes for Chocoholics from Project Inspire{d}

10 Scrumptious Dessert Recipes for Chocoholics from Project Inspire{d} at cupcakesandcrinoline.com

10 Scrumptious Dessert Recipes for Chocoholics Extra Fudgy KitKat Brownies by Sweet & Savory Double Chocolate Chip Cookies by Cooking with Curls Homemade Hershey Chocolate Syrup Recipe by My Heavenly Recipes Kids Kitchen :: Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe by Study at Home Mama Double Chocolate Peppermint Brownies by I Should be Mopping the Floor Homemade Baked Chocolate Donuts by My Heavenly Recipes Chocolate Zucchini

Test Drive: Could This Be My Next Car? The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander

The Mitusbishi Outlander - My week-long driving experience and why it may be our next family vehicle cupcakesandcrinoline.com

I was given the opportunity to drive a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander for a week and express my opinion truthfully and honestly and as always that’s what I’ve done and you can read about my experience below.   I have something to share that you may not know about me.  I not only love airplanes (just like my bio says) but I LOVE cars, too.  Some