Roasted Mango Salsa with Labels

If you’re following me on Instagram (username TheAlisonShow) you know that I’ve been super obsessed with making salsa lately. I’ve made quite a few batches now, and I recently brewed up a concoction that is just too good to keep to myself. I was sick of gifting my salsa in trashy old pickle bottles, so …

Spooky on a budget

Sometimes when Eric gets home I immediately thrust Gigi into his arms, dive to find my keys, and while running for the door I shout vague instructions about caring for our child. I then get in my car, blast my bad music, and start driving aimlessly. This scenario doesn’t mean I don’t love my husband …

Potates: She Strikes Red Gold!

Ok, digging up potatoes is almost as thrilling as unearthing carrots! And by the way, my brother called to confirm how stoked he was when digging up his carrots, so it’s not just me. Eric planted ALL these potatoes and I was a little negative Nancy about it because potatoes aren’t that expensive to buy. …

It’s me me me all day.

Yeah, I just quoted, “Julie and Julia.” But I thought I’d give you a heads up, if you’re interested in making the Fancy Party Hat, you’re in luck! Suzy Q, you know the babe over at Freshly Picked, teamed up with me to make a little vid of the tutorial for Babble. Check it out …

Fancy Party Hat Tutorial

I am very excited to share this tutorial with you! It’s such a versatile craft. You can use these hats for a birthday party, like I did, or you could use them to celebrate any holiday! And because Halloween is right around the corner, I did a few Halloween inspired hats to get your juices …

Fancy Pants Birthday Party

For my daughter Gigi’s first birthday I threw her a Fancy Pants Birthday Party! So watch out, things are about to get fancy. Let’s start with decor. I had a very limited budget, and by limited I mean technically none. So I tried to use things I had around. Which, luckily in my case, is …

Fall Cleaning? And My Life Motto

WHOA, don’t freak out. A couple things have changed around here. If you’re in reader, you should probably pop over and check out ye olde blog. Oh, and, also, if you’re in reader, you’re probably not reading any more? I recently changed my URL from a blogspot one to Sheblogssheblogs.com. So you’ll have to resubscribe. …

She partied too hard.

Ginger’s birthday weekend was a TOTAL success! We had SO much fun, and spent way too much time and possibly sanity, putting on a “Fancy Pants” birthday party for Gigi. And by “we” I mean my mom, my sister, and me. In fact I partied so hard, that I have completely and totally lost my …

She’s got a one-year-old.

Tomorrow my sweet, precious, Ginger Jane turns one. To commemorate this I had planned on posting all sorts of reflections and thoughts. But, that will have to wait until next week. Because right now I’ve got to get back to a tiered, 5-layer birthday cake, gem encrusted cupcakes, lemon curd filling from scratch, sugar cookies …

Fall Fun and My Mom’s Carrot Recipe

Don’t you adore fall? It’s beyond my favorite season. I love cardigan weather. You know, before it gets too chilly and after it has been so blistering hot? Plus I look good in cardigans. Who doesn’t look good in cardigans? It’s also really fun to harvest from our garden. We didn’t get that great of …