Inspire Me Wednesday Linky Party {Issue 120}

Inspire Me Wednesday weekly linky party #InspireMe

Inspiration comes in all different forms, with people we meet, things we read, maybe even that video that's lurking in your newsfeed. This week's Inspire Me inspiration comes via various creative, talented bloggers. Be sure to check out this week's gorgeous features, from y'all... And then link up your crafts, recipes, travel adventures, and DIY Read More... {Read More...}

Chocolate Glazed Donuts Recipe

When it comes to breakfast ideas, sometimes sweet breakfast ideas, like donuts, fit the bill. Want chocolate donuts with a donut recipe that’s easy to make? Heck yeah! Grab the recipe for chocolate glazed donuts. These tasty treats definitely disappeared in a hurry with our boys. Yum!

Growing up, I remember my mom would make donuts, just out of the blue. Now that I'm grown and I know what goes into creating a recipe, I really think she had to be in the mood to make the donuts because donut making didn't happen very often. It seemed like they were a LOT of work. Her favorite kind of donuts were the ones you dipped in sugar while Read More... {Read More...}

Simple and Natural Mice Repellent

Mouse in the house? Been there, done that! Ways to keep mice out, including the use of Peppermint Oil as a natural repellent. How to keep mice away.

Have a mouse in the house? Or perhaps a family of mice has taken up residence, coming and going as they please? Been there, done that. Years ago, we lived in an old farmhouse that had so many nooks and crannies the mice could come in; if I remember right, we even had a pack rat that lived in the attic at one time. Dan and I got so tired of Read More... {Read More...}

Embrace the Stories of Your Community

There’s a face behind your favorite downtown shop. Just like every person has a story, every shop or business has a real, live, human face behind it... someone with a story to tell. Community is filled with all of these stories, many of which are truly remarkable stories. Support local, immerse yourself in your community, and embrace the stories of your community.

Two very recent experiences led me to think more about community and what it means... Community can simply be a group of people who live in the same area. It can be a group of people with similar interests, thoughts, goals, and ambitions. Simply put, community can also be home; it can be where the heart finds rest and the soul finds solace. Read More... {Read More...}

Inspire Me Wednesday Linky Party {Issue 119}

Inspire Me Wednesday Recipe, Craft, and Home Decor Features on Adventures of Mel

As I set up this week's party, I'm sitting at my desk, stocking cap on my head, owning the sweatpants and fuzzy socks, rockin' out to Born to Be Wild on my Mumford & Sons radio station. Hey, just keepin' it completely real. As you go through this week, let this image put a smile on your face and a giggle in your day (I really should Instagram Read More... {Read More...}

Kid Recipes: Pizza Pot Pie

Cooking with kids, coupled with yummy recipes for kids, equals quality time AND a yum-licious meal like Pizza Pot Pie. Let a kid loose in the kitchen, and there’s no telling what delicious concoction he’ll come up with. Kid friendly recipes, like this pizza casserole, make the best family meals.

I'm so excited to start a new adventure here on this li'l blog of mine. The older Jacob gets (Jaden too), the more I realize how much we still have to teach him. Cooking is one of those skills he really enjoys and also one skill I'd love for him to have when he eventually leaves the nest and begins his own life adventures. He chose to take a Read More... {Read More...}

DIY Heart Locket Diffuser Necklace

Learn how to make your own locket diffuser necklace to use with your favorite essential oils. There’s something special about diy or handmade jewelry crafts, whether you’re making for yourself or to give as gifts. Warning: Jewelry making can be addictive.

Handmade jewelry just has a unique look all its own. It can have more meaning, and it's special in that you can make it however you choose, with whatever you choose. I've known about diffuser necklaces for some time, mostly thanks to my sister for showing me how her necklace works. I've only recently begun my own journey with essential oils, and in Read More... {Read More...}

Inspire Me Wednesday Linky Party {Issue 118}

Inspire Me Wednesday Food and DIY features {Adventures of Mel}

From crafts to beautifully finished DIY projects to amazing travel destinations, Inspire Me Wednesday is always packed full to the gills with your amazing talent. This week's issue is no less. Take a look at this week's features, and be sure to link up your posts below. Here's to a wonderful rest of the week. Happy Wednesday! 1. Mmmm, this Read More... {Read More...}