5 Spicy Black Bean Burger Recipes You Don't Want to Miss

We love all kinds of veggie burgers in this house. All Kinds. Black bean burgers are one of the hubby's favorite, so I thought I would gather some of the best recipes on Pinterest for black bean burgers.

But not just the regular run of the mill kind. Oh no. The recipes on this list are of the spicy black bean burger variety.

Ready? Here we go. (you may want to grab a napkin. For the drool and all, you know.)

Photo: The Glowing Fridge.com

Is your mouth watering yet??

This spicy black bean burger recipe is from the awesome Shannon at The Glowing Fridge.  Spicy is probably a mild description for this decadently delicious burger.

Photo: The Spicy Vegan.com

Thanks to Rene at The Spicy Vegan, I have stopped buying the frozen veggie burgers at the market because this black bean vegan burger recipe is so darn easy - and tastes incredibly insanely better!

My favorite thing other than the "I want another one of these now, please" taste of these burgers is that they are easy to freeze. Which means I can have an easy ready to go healthy weeknight dinner that can go from freezer to oven to table in minutes.

Photo: Peas And Crayons.com

Siracha Mayonnaise. That ingredient alone should be enough to make you want to try this Quinoa Black Bean Burgers recipe from Jenn at Peas and Crayons.

While this dish comes under the umbrella of vegetarian recipes and is gluten-free, there is an easy vegan option as well.

Ella from Pure Ella has a recipe for veggie burgers that are perfect for grilling at summer barbeques this year. But you may want to forget about the hamburger buns. These yummy gluten-free vegan burgers are delicious all on their own. Add a healthy salad and you will be all sorts of happy and won't even miss the extra carbs in that bun you didn't eat.

If you want a homemade veggie burger recipe to wow your family and friends with, then you have got to try this recipe for black bean burgers with honey chipotle sauce from Jenn at Peas and Crayons. She really does have some amazing recipes to check out - seriously good stuff over there!

And even if veggie burgers are not your thing, you should still grab her home-made honey chipotle sauce recipe. Seriously. Go. Now.

6 Cool Things Kids Will Love to Build With Legos


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Kids and Legos go together like, um, apple pie and ice cream. I mean, chances are, if someone has a kid, they have tons of legos around their house.

With summer fast approaching, now is a great time to start finding fun things for kids to do. And with that goal in mind, I decided to skip my way through the awesomeness that is Pinterest, to find the coolest most inspiring Legos projects ever.

( Download my free Summer Bucket List Printable so you and the kiddos can keep track of all the things you want to do this summer!)

There are oodles of them, turns out. I picked some of my most favorite to share here, but there are so many amazing Legos ideas for girls and boys it was not easy to choose just a few.

P.S. #4 would make a fantastic Mother's Day Gift!

1. Build a Lego Candy Dispenser

 2. Lego Zip Line

From LittleBinsForLittleHands.com

3. Make Adorable Lego Pets

From FrugalFun4Boys.com

 4. DIY Lego Flower Vase

From FabArtDiy.com

5. Make a Marble Run

From TheCraftyMummy.com

Make A Lego Tic Tac Toe Game

From MamaPapaBubba.com

Printable Summer Bucket List of Fun Activities For Kids

Summer is in the air and kiddos everywhere are already dreaming about the long care-free days that will soon be upon them.

But as we all know, those carefree days can turn into long boring days pretty quickly.

So I made a cute My Summer Bucket List printable you can download for free so you and your kids can write down fun things to do this summer which will help keep them busy.

Go ahead and Click here to download your free printable!

Or download this version of the Summer Bucket List printable already filled in with fun activities kids can do this summer!

My boys helped me brainstorm ideas that would help keep kids busy this summer. We came up with a pretty cool list of 50 activities for kids to do this summer so be sure and check it out below!

50 Fun Summer Activities For Kids This Summer

  1. Do jumping jacks every morning
  2. Write down one thing you like about yourself every morning
  3. Collect every penny you find (and save them)
  4. Learn one new word every day
  5. Bird Watching
  6. Hula Hoop
  7. Read everyday
  8. Write a play
  9. Run through the sprinklers
  10. Grow a garden
  11. Learn about one new famous person
  12. Create your own new dessert recipe
  13. Build a birdhouse
  14. Design a Lego masterpiece (check out my post on Cool Legos Creations for Kids to get ideas)
  15. Play Hopscotch
  16. Make your own board game 
  17. Create a new dinner recipe once a week
  18. Tye-dye t-shirts
  19. Make pet rocks
  20. Do a different science project once a week
  21. Have a backward day every week 
  22. Have family night karaoke
  23. Go bowling
  24. Learn about one specific bug. Learn everything you can about it.
  25. Make a kite
  26. Fly a kite
  27. Make paper airplanes
  28. Make an obstacle course outside (or inside)
  29. Lemonade stand
  30. Bake cookies every Friday
  31. Make Slime
  32. Have restaurant night - you be the waiter
  33. Organize your room
  34. Start a diary
  35. Play Jacks
  36. Slumber party (or have a family camping night in the living room)
  37. Make puppets
  38. Start a new collection of something (rocks, marbles, stamps, etc.)
  39. Every night write down one thing you would like to do in the future
  40. Try a new food every week
  41. Make your own ice cream
  42. Learn a new hobby 
  43. Learn all the words to a song you love
  44. Have a puppet show
  45. Water balloon fights with friends
  46. Learn a card trick
  47. Learn a new card game
  48. Draw a self-portrait
  49. Write a short story
  50. Relax and daydream! 

7 Cheap Bathroom Storage Ideas That Look Amazing

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Do you have a tiny bathroom in your apartment or home? If you are nodding your head and sighing, I feel your pain. There is nothing worse than trying to figure out where to put towels in a small bathroom.

Okay, so I exaggerate. It is not the worst thing. But trying to organize a small bathroom is frustrating.
But don't give up. I have some clever storage ideas that fall into the cheap category.

Cheap, however, does not have to mean ugly. In fact, when you take a look at these creative bathroom storage ideas I found on Pinterest, I think you'll agree with me that they look downright expensive! Ready??

DIY Storage Shelves With Inverted Brackets.

Seriously, if you have open real estate above the toilet (or any wall in your bathroom) these shelves are perfect. I have seen many DIY shelving ideas before, lots, but never found any that I loved before. These I Love.

The inverted brackets add such a cute cottage style feel and will help keep all that stuff you put on the shelf to stay on the shelf! Get the tutorial at First Home Dreams.

Back of Door Towel Rack.

There are lots of cool over-the-door towel racks that will instantly give you extra places to hang towels and robes, like this bronze rack with hooks from Amazon.

Repurpose a Cool Wine Rack As a Towel Holder

I especially love this creative storage solution. It is simple and inexpensive but elegant looking! If you do not have a wine rack available to use, here are a couple you can check out.

Wrought Iron Towel Holder

Multi-Purpose Wall Rack

DIY Hanging Bathroom Shelf (For $10)

If you have been wanting to add some shelves in your small apartment bathroom, but are worried about built-ins, look no further! Shanty2Chic can show you how to make this amazing hanging bathroom shelf for $10. Just hang on your wall, then take it with you when you move!

Dollar Store Bathroom Organizing - Double Shower Caddies For More Storage

Visit your Dollar store and pick up a couple of fresh new hanging shower caddies, just like Aimee aka The Crazy Craft Lady does. You can use 2 3M Hooks to hang the caddies in your shower so they both fit.

Keep Your Bathroom Counter Clutter-Free

Organize bathroom counter space using a two-tiered wire basket for storage. You can see this idea over at Golden Boys and Me. If you want something similar in your small bathroom, try looking for 2 tiered wired baskets in the kitchen aisles - you will probably find more selections at lower prices (and don't forget to check the dollar stores or DIY!)

Some ideas for you:


More Fun Bathroom Storage Ideas

MiniOwls Bath Combo - Set of 4 Toothbrush Holders & 2 Hooks with Yellow Duck Suction Cups.  

Honla 2-Tiered Plastic Bathroom Shelves Organizer with Perforated Storage Baskets-Small Shelving Units/Drying Rack for Bath Organization,Free Standing,Pink and White

Free Standing Toilet Paper Holder- Cast Iron Giraffe Paper Holder