Yummy Halloween Treats {M&MJ Link Party #125}

Welcome to the Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party, y’all! Well, friends…I alluded to it last week, and this week I’m ready to share some big news…after almost two years, this is going to be my last week hosting the Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party. πŸ™ But there’s good news, too…the link party will still go on! So starting next week, feel free to visit Jennifer, Ashley, Rachel, Michelle, or a soon-to-be-announced new hostess for all of the usual {Read More}

Fall Pumpkin Crafts {M&MJ Link Party #124}

Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars, everyone! How has the week been treating y’all so far? Is there a chill in the air yet in your neck of the woods? I’ve been busy pretending it feels like autumn by sharing comfort food classics and fall favorites on the ol’ blog…while celebrating a very special little lady’s 3rd birthday on the home front! Oh, and still working on unpacking, of course…lots of unpacking. I also have some BIG news on the {Read More}

Easy Crafts for Fall {M&MJ Link Party #123}

Welcome back to the link party, friends! I hope that mid-September is treating y’all well and that you’re perhaps beginning to enjoy some cooler weather. We’ve had a couple random days here lately drop into the high 80s which means — woo-hoo! — bring on fall in Texas! πŸ˜‰ Other than that, nothing too exciting to report around these parts. I’m still unpacking ’round the clock but feel like I’ve hardly made a dent in it…tell me that’s normal and {Read More}

Upcycles {M&MJ Link Party #122}

Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars! Hi, friends! How was your Labor Day weekend? Aside from nearly melting in the heat, we had a rather eventful past week. First, we unexpectedly inherited a kitten that a stray mama cat abandoned near my in-laws’ house. And then, two months after moving out of our home, last weekend finally marked the big move into our next house! The renovations took longer than expected, and boy were we ready to be back in {Read More}

Autumn Apple Desserts {M&MJ Link Party #121}

Welcome to the link party, y’all! Happy September, friends! Who’s ready for some pumpkin??? Well, two newsworthy events to report around here in recent days: yours truly celebrated a birthday…and (more importantly) BLUEBELL IS BACK!!! What can I say? It’s been a good week. πŸ˜‰ There’s more excitement to come, as well…this Thursday marks the first day of preschool for the last child (*choke*/*sob*/*sniffle*), and our long-anticipated moving day is coming up on Sunday (finally!). Unpacking is better than packing {Read More}

Chocolate Inspired Desserts {M&MJ Link Party #120}

Welcome back to Moonlight & Mason Jars! How is your week going so far? We spent a fun weekend celebrating the firstborn, though the birthday festivities around here are just beginning. This week is busy with school events for the boys and getting ready the little lady’s first day of preschool next week (what?!?!). And in big, exciting news, the renovations on our soon-to-be house are almost done and we’re set to move in over Labor Day weekend…YAY! My mom {Read More}

Dreamy Bedroom Essentials {M&MJ Link Party #119}

Happy Tuesday night, everyone! So here’s the latest from my neck of the woods: (1.) it’s blazing hot; (2.) we’re drowning in tomatoes (which is a good thing); and (3.) my boys headed back to school this week (and it was apparently too hectic to share a pic on IG). This coming weekend, a certain big boy is turning EIGHT, and a week later, a certain food blogger is turning 30 years older than that {insert wide-eyed/blushing emoji}. Oh, and {Read More}

Summer Party Ideas {M&MJ Link Party #118}

Hi, everyone…I’ve missed y’all! How have the the past few weeks been? I hope great! We had a magical trip to Germany. πŸ™‚ Two and a half weeks of soaking up time with family, introducing my kids to their great-grandmother for the first time, shopping, sight–seeing, and relaxing was good for the soul. I’m excited to be back even though reality is setting in as I attempt to unpack suitcases and deal with a mountain of laundry, adjust my time {Read More}

Frosty Summer Sips {M&MJ Link Party #115}

Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars, friends! Just wanted to kick off the link party by letting y’all know that my little family is headed to Germany this Thursday to visit our relatives there for the next couple of weeks. All of my regular recipe posts will be pre-scheduled, but since M&MJ is more of a live weekly thing, I won’t be able to schedule it out this far in advance. Therefore, I’m sad to say that I’m going to {Read More}

Summer Fun Activities for Kids {M&MJ Link Party #114}

Welcome back to the link party, y’all! Well, Texas apparently just realized that it’s July, because we’re finally up to our typical 100Β°+ temps. Oh well…the cooler-than-usual summer was nice while it lasted! Hope y’all are staying cool wherever you are and having a fun month! We finally moved out of our house this past weekend (raise your hand if you loathe moving as much as I do?!), but alas, our next house isn’t quite ready yet. So with everything {Read More}

American Flag-Inspired DIY {M&MJ Link Party #113}

Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars, friends! Hope you all had a fabulous 4th! We took a break from the packing on Saturday to enjoy our community parade and an Independence Day party at my SIL’s house. How did y’all celebrate? In other exciting news, Five Heart Home hit a BIG blogging milestone this past week…thank you, thank you, thank you for making it possible! But other than that? It’s been all packing, all the time. The good news is {Read More}

Fresh Fruit Popsicles {M&MJ Link Party #112}

It’s time to party…and we’re so happy to have you joining us at Moonlight & Mason Jars! Oh my word, y’all…my house is a hurricane of half-packed boxes! The sale of our house officially closed and we’re leasing back for a couple of weeks before the big move. I am a bit overwhelmed by everything I need to get done in those two weeks, but I know it will get done…because it has to — ha. Say a little prayer {Read More}

Patriotic Recipes {M&MJ Link Party #111}

It’s time to party…and we’re so happy to have you joining us at Moonlight & Mason Jars! So how is the week treating y’all so far? The hubby and I just got back from a whirlwind weekend in D.C., where we headed for a wedding but squeezed in some sightseeing while we were there. I had never been to the nation’s capital before and have to admit that I was seriously impressed. And I’ve never considered myself a history buff, {Read More}

Unique DIY Projects {M&MJ Link Party #110}

Welcome back to the Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party, everyone! Well, another week of summer is officially in the books! The past week has brought a new roof, a bit of stereotypical summertime fun, and an 11th anniversary (whoop! whoop!)…and this weekend, the adult members of this family are flying on a jet plane to an out-of-state wedding. Feel free to follow along on IG to see where we’re headed and to join in on the festivities! πŸ˜‰ Moonlight {Read More}

DIY Gardening Projects {M&MJ Link Party #109}

Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars, friends…happy to see you here! Well, summer vacation is in full swing around here, with about 10 days of relaxed schedules, play time, and lunchbox packing-free evenings under our belts. πŸ˜‰ Not so much rest for me, however, because over the past week, I’ve been maniacally making and photographing enough blog recipes to get me through the summer…seeing as how I’m about to have to pack up my kitchen soon. We’ll be leaving for {Read More}

Peanut Butter Desserts ~ {M&MJ Link Party #108}

Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars, everyone! Well, friends…the end-of-school festivities have come to a close and schooooool’s out…for…sum-mer! I have officially (and joyfully) packed my last lunchbox of the school year, and I’ve allowed my offspring to usher in summer vacation with a healthy dose of sugar. πŸ˜‰ Yep, we are ready for summer ’round here. And, as if that’s not exciting enough, yesterday marked Five Heart Home’s 2nd blogiversary! I am in shock that it’s already been two {Read More}

Easy DIY Wood Projects ~ {M&MJ Link Party #107}

Welcome back to the link party, everyone! Holy cow, y’all…have you heard about all of the rain in Texas?! We’ve been in a severe drought for years now and praying for rain, but it looks like our prayers are being answered all at once! Unfortunately, with the drought relief has come lots of flooding and devastation, so our prayers are now with those who lost lives and homes and everything else in the floods. πŸ™ We’ve also had a string {Read More}

Strawberry Delights ~ M&MJ Link Party {#106}

Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars, friends! Well, the cat’s out of the bag. In one of my blog posts last week, I announced that we’re about to put our house on the market…eeek! May is already jam-packed with all of the activities that come with the end of the school year, so why not add to the crazy, right? Seriously, though, we’re staying in Austin…just wanting to work our way to a different part of town that would be {Read More}

Fun Summer Activities ~ M&MJ Link Party {#105}

Welcome to the link party, everyone! Hope this finds you all having a fabulous week! How was Mother’s Day for all the mamas out there? Hopefully you were pampered and spoiled all weekend long. My greatest gift was being allowed (AKA, the hubby physically left the house with the children) to sleep in on Sunday morning…and I haven’t felt that rested in a long time! The night before, we went out to eat Mexican food (my choice…imagine that!) after church. {Read More}

Fresh & Fruity Summertime Recipes ~ M&MJ Link Party {#104}

Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars, friends! How has Cinco de Mayo been treating y’all? I have to admit that I love any holiday giving me free reign to enjoy (and blog about) fine delicacies such as queso, tacos, and margaritas — ha. πŸ˜‰ On a more reverent and less fiesta-related note, we had a very special past weekend celebrating my eldest son’s First Holy Communion. But HOW IS HE ABOUT TO BE A THIRD GRADER??? And my middle will {Read More}

DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas ~ M&MJ Link Party {#103}

Welcome to the link party, y’all!Hope this finds you all having a wonderful end-o’-April! This week has been a little less hectic around here (so far) than last week, but still jam-packed with fun. On Monday, my Pre-K’er had a Rainbow Fish play at school, so I got him all dressed up in his costume and drove to school that morning to watch the play…only to discover that the play is actually on Wednesday. #momfailΒ  Oh well…he actually wasn’t traumatized {Read More}

Fabulously Feminine Projects ~ M&MJ Link Party {#102}

Welcome back to Moonlight & Mason Jars, friends!Is it just me, or is April zooming on by?! Things around here have taken a turn for the crazy, and I’ll be sharing more details soon…but for now, suffice it to say that I’ll be running around like a chicken with my head cut off for the next several months! πŸ˜› It’s all good stuff…just busy stuff, and I hope y’all will forgive me if I occasionally have to skip one of {Read More}

Cocktails & Mocktails ~ M&MJ Link Party {#101}

Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars, everyone…so happy to have you join us!Hope this finds y’all doing well! As usual, we’ve been blowing and going around here. In some rather exciting news, I recently got to meet one of my longtime bloggy friends and fellow M&MJ hostesses in real life! Rachel is going to be my ATX neighbor soon, and we had the chance to get our families together this past weekend while they were in town house hunting. Too {Read More}

100th Link Party GIVEAWAY! ~ Spring Salad Recipes ~ M&MJ Link Party {#100}

Welcome to the 100th Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party, y’all!Let’s kick it off by celebrating with a giveaway, shall we??? It’s just our small way to say thank you for joining us…whether you’ve been here since link party #1 or this is your first time to visit. πŸ™‚ Use the handy-dandy Rafflecopter below to enter for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card! And of course, the more entries you complete, the better your odds of winning. {Read More}

Delightful Easter Desserts ~ M&MJ Link Party {#99}

Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars, everyone…so happy that you could join us!Happy Easter season, friends! Spring is in full swing here, so this past week we squeezed in a family photo session as well as the annual bluebonnet pics that I always take of the kids. In the midst of all of that, the hubby was out of town for work for several days, I was responsible for helping to organize a teacher appreciation endeavor, one kiddo had a {Read More}

Adorable Easter Crafts ~ M&MJ Link Party {#98}

Welcome back to Moonlight & Mason Jars, friends!Well, happy official SPRING! We’re getting back into the swing of things this week after a nice, relaxing, dare-I-say productive (?!) Spring Break. Actually, getting back into the swing of things sounds a bit too gentle…I feel like I’ve been thrown headfirst into reality! It’s all good stuff — just busy stuff — and I’m secretly looking forward to Sunday when a bunch of it is behind me and I can finally take {Read More}

Colorful Spring Sweets ~ M&MJ Link Party {#97}

Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars, friends…so happy to have you here!Happy St. Patrick’s Day! And, at least in our neck of the woods, happy Spring Break! No big plans for us this week…our little family is hanging out close to home. We had a memorable Sunday at the ballpark to kick off the break, and today, the kids head off to “Grandparent Camp” for a couple of days. While they’re gone, Mommy has full intentions of running errands and {Read More}

St. Patrick’s Day Treats ~ M&MJ Link Party {#96}

Welcome back to Moonlight & Mason Jars, everyone!So who’s still adjusting to the time change {raises hand}? This spring forward thing always makes for a rough week, but I guess it’s worth the trade-off of daylight into the evening hours. On the plus side, we’ve got Spring Break on the horizon next week with no big plans…it should be nice to relax, hang out, and do a few fun things close to home. Are any of y’all doing something fun {Read More}

Spring Inspired Projects ~ M&MJ Link Party {#95}

Welcome back to Moonlight & Mason Jars…so happy to have each of you join us!Happy March, y’all! I feel like I start off every link party by talking about the weather, but ugh…Texas is still being Texas, meaning it’s having a hard time deciding whether it wants to hold on to winter or jump ahead to spring. Take tomorrow, for example…it’s supposed to top 70Β° during the day and then plunge below freezing with a chance of snow in the {Read More}

DIY Wall Decor ~ M&MJ Link Party {#94}

Welcome to this week’s rendition of Moonlight & Mason Jars, y’all! Hope this finds you warm! Texas is in the midst of a little cold snap right now…relatively speaking, of course, to those of you in the much colder northern states. πŸ˜‰ However, the threat of ice was enough to warrant a two-hour school delay this morning, and I’m not one to complain about the opportunity to sleep in an extra hour on a weekday. In other news, Lent is {Read More}