25 Outrageously Fun Backyard BBQ Birthday Party Ideas

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of HotRef for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. My son turns 14 this year–going on 18. He doesn’t want a “little kid’s” party. He wants the family to come out and have a party like it was dad’s birthday. LOL! So, we’re going to … Read more

Overloaded Dairy-Free Cotton Candy Milkshake {vegan & gluten-free}

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So, I had a pretty crappy week last week. I try not to talk about depressing things too often, but I feel like I should justify the making of this over-the-top milkshake for some reason. It’s not like it’s bad. As a matter of fact, the coconut milk is really good for you. So what … Read more

Gluten-Free & Vegan Red Velvet Mug Cake

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SilkSipToSpoon #CollectiveBias The Gluten-Free & Vegan Red Velvet Mug Cake is fairly simple (I made it this evening for a little personal-size dessert after the kids went to bed).  When the ingredients get mixed together and microwaved for about 3 … Read more

Black Olive Artichoke Dip for Your Big Game Pizza Bash

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeamPizza #CB #CollectiveBias The big game is coming…I can feel it looming in the near distance like an exciting little blip on my winter horizon. I’ve been trying out recipes for my party and I just came up with … Read more

Coffee Break Party & a Recipe for Vegan Cupcake Coffee Ice Cream

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This post was sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts as part of a Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Like everybody, I need a coffee break sometimes. But, with the holidays winding down and the long stretch to Spring Break seeming so far away, I needed a little more than … Read more