Before we start talking about cleanses, diets, workouts, and protein shakes on January 1, let’s have on last hurrah, and enjoy a rich, decadent, oh so bad for you, chocolatey shake. Today’s recipe is inspired by a chocolate cake that I make every year for Christmas Eve.  My family and I absolutely love this cake, but after a few days it starts to get dried out, and it just doesn’t taste the same.  So asRead More →

So sorry that it has been so long my friends.  This whole girl boss thing is keeping me crazy busy!  The tee business is great, however, I needed to get back to the blog where it all began, my first love, Pearls To A Picnic.  So here I am with a Thanksgiving tablescape inspiration for you. Got it published just in the nick of time.   This tablescape started out with 2 black metal candelabra’sRead More →

Every year, I try to come up with a festive tablescape to celebrate Halloween.  I’ve used pumpkins, gourds, spooky trees, candelabra’s and spider webs.  You name it, I’ve done it.  This year I decided to broaden my horizons a bit, and try something different.   It all started with Targét, of course!  I love walking through the seasonal sections every time I go, and I usually end up with things that I absolutely do notRead More →

Happy St. Patty’s Day Everyone!  Today is a quick little post, featuring my recipe for a Shamrock Shake.  It’s a win win because, it tastes great, without all of the junk!  Try it out, I promise you won’t be disappointed:)   Shamrock Shake Recipe Here is what you’ll need: 4 cups of vanilla ice cream 2 1/2 cups of milk 1 drop of Doterra peppermint oil or 1/2 teaspoon mint extract 10 drops of greenRead More →

Whatever your plans may be for Valentine’s Day, I’ve put together 5 different Valentine looks that will have you falling in love, and under budget!  Your Welcome:)   Dinner And Cocktails In The City     Dress  2. Pink Clutch  3. Black Strappy Sandal  4. Drop Earring   Pencil skirt  2. T-shirt  3. Moto jacket  4. Pump  5. Clutch   Beer, Pizza, and a Movie Jeans  2. Floral blouse 3. Box clutch 4. Nude pump 5. Earrings  Read More →

There is something festive about the puffed dome of Panettone bread.  And what’s better on a Holiday morning, than a delicious bread pudding made of Panettone?  Now, I’ve made them in the past and even posted one before, but this one is different because I used a Chocottone!  I came across Chocottone in an Italian grocery store, which is basically a Panettone made with milk chocolate instead of raisins and fruit.  I immediately knew thatRead More →

I just love designing my home for the Holidays!  Seeing my favorite decorations and ornaments that I haven’t laid eyes on for a year, always brings a smile to my face.  My collection is filled with both new and old decorations, some I’ve purchased myself, but there are many that have been given to me as gifts over the years.  I am not one who likes everything to look the same year after either, soRead More →

It seems like I’ve been searching for the perfect gifts for the past 3 weeks.  Big presents, little somethings, stocking stuffers, and hostess gifts.  It’s not always easy to shop for gifts and I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for things that are fun and different.  So this year, on my shopping trips, I decided that if I came across something that was cool and would make a great gift, I wouldRead More →

Mother’s Day is Sunday, only 3 days left to get the perfect gift!  It’s so hard trying to find exactly what mom needs or likes, but with the help of my Mother’s Day gift guide, your bound to find something.  Here are 20 of my favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas, that she is sure to love!  Happy Shopping! [jssorslider id=1]     Shop These Fabulous Items For Mother’s Day   SHOP     SHOP  Read More →

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  Since today is a day for splurging, I thought I’d share a recipe for one of my favorite desserts, cannoli.  I guess you could say that I have a slight obsession with them, I don’t eat them often, but when I do, I savor every bite!  This recipe is slightly different from my earlier cannoli post, these are strawberry ricotta cannoli!  The filling is made with ricotta, whip cream, strawberries and chocolateRead More →