DIY Piranha Plants- Mario Party

DIY Piranha Plants for a Mario Party

Little man had a Mario Birthday party for his fifth birthday. We made a lot of the decorations including Boo ghosts, Goombas, Star Balloons, a Question Box pinata and or course these Piranha Plants and pipes.  You can read all about the other Mario Birthday Party details. This project isn’t hard but has a few [...]

It’s a Super Mario Birthday Party

Super Mario Birthday Party Ideas

My son loves Mario and Luigi so when he told me he wanted a Super Mario birthday party I wasn’t surprised.  Little Man has big dreams for his parties and I think this party lived up to them without costing a fortune.  The most expensive item for the party was the giant Mario and Luigi [...]

Recipe: Banana Bread

Banana Bread Paleo Gluten Free

My Grandma used to make mini banana bread loafs as gifts every Christmas.  I loved he banana bread, well except for the walnuts I would eat around. Since I don;t have her recipe and even if I did it would surly be made with gluten I’ve had to come up with a replacement and I’d [...]

Recipe: The Best Chocolate Frosting Ever

Chocolate Frosting

I’m sure you’ve heard it before but this is seriously the best chocolate frosting recipe ever. Every single time I make it I have someone ask for the recipe. It’s that amazing. Plus, the frosting has a shine to it and who doesn’t love something that sparkles, especially on your birthday. Since today’s my birthday [...]

We Can All Use a Little DAZZLE

We’ve all felt it. The need to fellowship with others, even introverts need it once in awhile. We need someone to break us out of our shell and see something more.  That’s what DAZZLE is all about!  My dear friend and pastor Amber White came up with the idea for DAZZLE after hearing a group [...]

Gluten Free Cherry Pie Recipe

Gluten Free Cherry Pie- LisaBranam.com

For months Little Man has been begging me to buy in fresh cherries at the grocery store.  Since in the off season cherries are around $6 a pound I’ve been saying no over and over again. Now that it’s summer cherries have been on sale for less than $2 a pound. We’ve been buying, and [...]

Road Trip- What I did when I wasn’t here

Kansas City- Road trip

You may have noticed I’ve been gone.  Or maybe you didn’t but either way I thought I’d share what I did when I wasn’t here.  In June I spent two weeks in California visiting family, Legoland, and California Adventure.  We had a blast.  Then we came home to two weeks of swim lessons and getting [...]

Gluten Free at Sea World

How to eat gluten free at sea world San Antonio

It can be hard to eat gluten free at Sea World or really any time you are out and about.  Most people with food allergies carry some sort of snack with them at all times, which is a good idea.  Of course I just want to be able to freely enjoy a day at Sea [...]

Ice Chest Lunch- Shrimp Pasta Salad Recipe

Shrimp Pasta Salad Ice Chest Lunch #BahnCooler

I have a confession to make.  I’ve never been to Schlitterbahn Water Park. Gasp! I know, I know.  I hear it’s a blast and you can even bring in your own ice chest with a lunch. For someone as frugal as me being able to bring your own lunch is big deal, especially now that [...]

Baked Mexican Chicken Recipe

baked Mexican Chicken with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

My Baked Chipotle Mexican Chicken recipe came from ingredients I already had in my pantry.  Some of my best, and worst, recipes come from throwing ingredients I already have together.  Unfortunately most of these spontaneous recipes are hard to recreate since they involve a pinch of this and a dash of that.  I decided to [...]