Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins from

I’ve been holding off on all things fall but since Labor Day has come and gone I can’t wait any longer.  Get ready for orange and pumpkins and leaves and boots and sweaters.  My favorite season of the year! I know it’s not technically fall yet but it’s inching closer and closer.  I’m sharing a super delicious recipe for Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins.  And shhhhhh…. they have a secret ingredient. [Read More...]

It’s Dinnertime- Now What? 10 meals you can make in about 10 minutes!

It's Dinnertime - now what!? 10 minute meals to try out tonight! | Thirty Handmade Days

I’ve talked a bit about meal prep and being prepared in general lately here on 30days.    This post goes hand in hand with those ideas.  Being prepared *definitely* helps avoid the “It’s dinnertime – now what?!” thoughts every day.  But then there are days that nothing goes according to plan and you still need to eat and/or feed your family, right?  These 10 minute meals are perfect for those [Read More...]

Healthy Side Dish: Peppers & Corn Medley

Simple healthy side dish - Peppers and Corn Medley from Thirty Handmade Days

I’ve been sharing some healthier stuff around here lately (have you noticed? :)  And I’ve been busy in the kitchen testing recipes for my family in an attempt to make sure that we’re eating healthy and still eating good.  You can have both ya know?  Today’s recipe is a simple and delicious side dish.  It’s Josh’s favorite and he’s been known to lick the pan clean. As I’ve mentioned in [Read More...]

the Party Bunch | Week 45

Latittude & Longitude Sign featured at the Party Bunch

Welcome back for another fun Party Bunch! I look forward to seeing what everyone links up each week (and hope you do too!). Before I get to the new features this week I want to remind you that the Fitness Ridge giveaway is almost up! So go go go and enter.  You won’t regret it.  Ok onto this week’s fun: Before you link up please let me introduce to you [Read More...]

Tropical Fruit Shortcake

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Oh my! Do I have a treat for you guys today! This Tropical Fruit Shortcake will make your taste buds sing. Homemade flaky and light shortcakes that are made with coconut oil to give them a sweet and exotic flavor. A tropical fresh fruit topping that is beautiful and delicious. All topped off with whipped cream. What’s not to love? Let’s start with the shortcake. In a bowl, combine 2 cups [Read More...]

Honey Mustard Baked Chicken

Simple Honey Mustard Baked Chicken from Thirty Handmade Days

While away at Fitness Ridge, I heard over and over again to simplify. It stuck with me. I’ve been meal prepping and simplifying everything that I can.  I also have altered the way we eat.  Less casseroles, more straight protein and vegetables.  Today’s Honey Mustard Baked Chicken takes no time to make and tastes great. The bonus is that you only need a few ingredients to whip this up! They are [Read More...]

the Party Bunch | Week 44

Super easy DIY fabric flowers

Thank goodness it’s Friday! But today is especially good because it happens to be my 16th anniversary. Want to see our wedding pic? Check out this anniversary post.  Josh and I get a little time away and we are so grateful.  I hope you have a fabulous weekend, whatever you are up to! Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch! Amy from The Idea [Read More...]

Fairy Dust Sugar Cookies

Fun kids fairy activity - read a book, make cookies, fill out printables. Thirty Handmade Days

I grew up with parents who looooved to read.  They never had a tv in their room and read every night before bed for at least an hour.  It wasn’t until I was in about fifth grade that I fell in love with “the Babysitters Club.”  But then I was hooked- books had my heart and I read every BSC book I could get my hands on.  And this was [Read More...]

The Why, What and How- to Meal Prep Ideas

Learn the why, what and how-to's for meal prep ideas! Featuring 100 tips, tricks, recipes and more. | Thirty Handmade Days

So you’re trying to keep up with back to school, work, activities, and somehow have to fit in feeding your family… there’s got to be an easier way!   I’m here today with meal prep ideas- tips, tricks, how -to’s, best products, recipes and more.  Before you click off the page, I’m here to tell you – YOU CAN DO IT.  If I can, you can.  You don’t have to [Read More...]

the Party Bunch | Week 43


Hip hip hooray! It’s Friday.  2 of my 3 are back in school and we’re getting back into the swing of things. Crazy that time is flying by so fast and we’re more than half way through 2014!  What about you – are your kids/grandkids back to school already? After Labor Day?   I’m excited to have cooler weather and get into fall! Before I get ahead of myself, let’s [Read More...]