Berrylicious Heart-Shaped Ice Cubes

Berrylicious Heart-Shaped Ice Cubes! Such a fun way to jazz up your drinks for Valentine's Day! (or any day for that matter.)

Do you ever purchase something thinking, “I have no idea what I’ll use this for, but I know it will find its purpose one day?” That’s exactly what happened one year ago when I was strolling past the Target $1 bins (we’ve already established the magnetic force field around that section).  My eyes honed in on some rubber heart-shaped molds, which somehow found their way home with me, and I’ve been anxiously awaiting an opportunity {read more…}

The Friday Five & Erin Condren Giveaway

Pumpkin Roll by Thistlewood Farms

Happy Friday, dearies!  You made it to the weekend!  Cheers to you. Perhaps some of you are a little worse for wear? Or ready for a nice, long nap? Well, maybe I can make it a bit better.  This is a red letter week here at The Thinking Closet because I have three giveaways going on right now.  You heard that right: tha-ree! Here’s what’s up for grabs: Silhouette Portrait Giveaway – $180 Value $200 {read more…}

Pinterest Tested & Approved: Fourth of July

Fourth of July - Pinterest Tested & Approved! By The Thinking Closet

I can almost see the fireworks in the sky and smell burgers on the grill.  You know what that means: the Fourth of July is almost here!  So, I thought I’d share two different ideas for what you might bring to your family get-togethers and BBQs.  Last July, I found both of these ideas on Pinterest and decided to put them to the test.  (SPOILER ALERT: They both pass the test and receive the official {read more…}

Christmas Cookie Baking Party

Christmas Cookie Baking Party - The Thinking Closet

Did I ever tell you that I have a sweet tooth?  (More like sweet teeth, plural.)  So, naturally, baking is one of my favorite things.  Right up there with eating baked goods.  Tee hee. When it comes to baking, I love it all – – from carefully following a recipe to licking the bowl clean.  Go one step further and make it a social event, and I’m in heaven. And that’s exactly what I got {read more…}

Mulling Spices Recipe

Mulling Spices Recipe from The Thinking Closet

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  I hope that wherever this finds you, that your heart is overflowing with gratitude. Since Mark works today and my bro-and-sis-in-law, Todd and Ashlee, arrive from L.A. tonight, our Thanksgiving won’t be until tomorrow.  So, that’s why in the world I have time to post today! I wanted to share with you a delicious recipe for mulling spices courtesy of my Mom, Carolyn.  She originally got it from a Scandinavian store in {read more…}

The Menu Planner to Rule Them All

The Menu Planner to Rule Them All via The Thinking Closet

Since moving to Florida this summer, Mark and I have taken the initiative to create a bit more structure in our lives…from the food inside our cabinets, to our exercising, and now…to our meals! Menu planning is one thing we both agreed would not only make our lives easier, but so much healthier. We’ve never done it before (chalking it up to busyness), but we’ve gotten into that chips-and-queso-for-dinner scenario one too many times of {read more…}

You haven’t had nachos…until you’ve had Apple Nachos!

Apple Nachos via thinkingcloset.com

Wait, Apple what? That’s right.  Apple Nachos.  Stay with me, folks.  Here’s a picture of them in all of their glory, just to get you salivating. This Pinterest find comes from Allyson of Manifest Vegan who shared her recipe for this apparent “craze” in the blogging world.  I’ve made them three times in the last five days, so that most definitely qualifies as a craze in our household. How are they awesome?  Let me count {read more…}