Celebrate Midsummer by making this easy and delicious poached salmon with dill sauce.

Scandinavian Events in June

May 26, 2018
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Hello, friends! I have a few events coming up next month that I wanted to tell you about. The first is Pinners Conference, which I’ve already mentioned. It will be at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Friday, June 22nd and

This free printable laundry checklist will help your kids learn how to help with the laundry.

Printable Laundry Checklist

April 21, 2018
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This post has been sponsored by all® free clear laundry detergent. All thought and opinions are my own. My oldest kids are finally at ages where they can start helping out with more serious chores. All of the kids are

I've rounded up 5 menu ideas to help you plan dinners for those busy weeknights! These are some of my family's favorites.

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April 20, 2018
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Happy Friday, folks! The sun is finally out here in Oregon, and we are busy enjoying the warmer weather and sunshine, shuffling kids to and from soccer games, and planting our Spring garden. With all the activities going on during

Scandinavian Gatherings by Melissa Bahen

Pinners Conference & Book Updates!

April 12, 2018
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I have a few different pieces of exciting book news to share with everybody! First, I’ll be teaching two workshops at Pinners Conference in Minneapolis this summer. Pinners Conference MN just happens to coincide with Scandinavian Midsummer, so I thought

Hawaiian Party Cake, with flavors of pineapple and coconut, is the perfect easy dessert for your next get-together!

Hawaiian Party Cake

April 10, 2018
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I have a really delicious treat to share with you today! It’s one of my family’s favorite desserts, and has even on occasion been requested by relatives who are visiting from out of town. I’ve heard it called lots of

Don't have the room for a big bar cart? Put together a cute, easy, inexpensive DIY drink station for your next party!

DIY Drink Station

March 23, 2018
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This post has been sponsored by Canada Dry®. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Bar carts are such a hot thing right now. I started seeing DIY bar carts on blogs a couple of years ago, but now I

An over-the-top pie featuring a homemade graham cracker crust, a layer of macadamia nut-filled caramel, and a topping of rich chocolate ganache.

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie

March 14, 2018
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Happy Pi Day! I’ve been saving up an amazing recipe just for today. When we were in Maui in January, my husband and I discovered Leota’s Pie Shop and stopped there not once, not twice, but three times. All the

Crunchy homemade granola with oats, sunflower seeds, macadamia nuts, coconut chips, dried tropical fruits likes pineapple, mango, and papaya, lightly sweetened with honey and brown sugar.

Homemade Tropical Granola

February 27, 2018
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This post has been sponsored by Oikos. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Yogurt and granola is one of my all-time favorite breakfast combos. In fact, I have greek yogurt topped with granola most mornings for breakfast, and I

A printable schedule for Alt Summit 2018 in Palm Springs.

Alt Summit 2018

February 20, 2018
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I’m so excited to be heading to Palm Springs this weekend to attend Alt Summit! Alt Summit is a conference for bloggers, small business owners, and influencers, and this will be my 7th time attending. 7th! I’m looking forward to

Rich, homemade brownies topped with a layer of minty buttercream and chocolate ganache, these mint chocolate brownies are perfection.

Mint Chocolate Brownies

February 19, 2018
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Happy Monday, friends! I know Mondays aren’t always the happiest day of the week, but today is different because today is National Chocolate Mint Day, and that gives us reason to celebrate. The university that I attended (longer ago than