PB&J makes it hip to be square!

pb&J squares 2Peanut butter and jelly is one of the simplest combinations there is, but also unquestionably one of the most brilliantly versatile. With all different types of jellies and jams that combine with peanut butter that’s creamy or crunchy the duo can transform from school lunch atop a piece of whole wheat bread to a delectable delicious dessert that’s just right for an end of summer delight!

These layered bars are almost as easy to slap together as a PB&J sandwich. And in a the casual laid back style that only PB&J can create, you can stop after any one of the layers and still have a crave worthy dessert fit to sit center stage at your next backyard BBQ!

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Crate the Great!

closet cratesLet me just start by saying I am a Home Goods fanatic. It’s like hunting for treasure in an air conditioned environment while being treated to 90′s pop songs you’re not supposed to know or love but secretly do. During a recent ‘treasure hunting’ quest to find a way to create more drawer space without actually buying another dresser, I stumbled upon the perfect solution. Crates!

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Chocolate, Chocolate, Peanut, Peanut Butter Brownies!!

Nope, no typos here! These brownies are a double dose of one of the happiest unions in the dessert dynasty! Chocolate and peanut butter were always meant to be, but these brownies take that one wonderful idea and make it twice as nice! It’s deep chocolate brownies studded with chocolate chunks and sugared peanuts topped with a lovely layer of thick peanut butter frosting! And that my friends is how peanut butter and chocolate lived happily ever after!

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I found my closet floor!

Picture Yes, it’s true, my closet floor has been missing for quite some time. The problem is the blanket of shoes that cover all of the walking space. Clearly one solution would be to stop buying shoes, but since that is a hopeless quest I decided it was time to find an organization solution.Having exhausted all the places in the house where I could put shoe racks, I needed to come up with a creative and decorative idea. And since I actually use my oven and microwave those were not an option. Here’s the before, the after, and the solution that created it! Read more