Author Archives: Alisha McKaughan

5 Amusement Park Hacks Everyone Should Know

In December of 2018 I traveled to Disneyland with my family. We had a fabulous time! Even though it can be long days and can get hectic at times those memories (good or bad) last forever!  In the spirit of making GOOD memories I have compiled a list of suggestions and/or hacks that helped my […]

Say “I DO” To The PERFECT Wedding

At a very young age every little girl begins to piece together the plans for her perfect wedding day… the dream dress, accented with the perfect flowers in the perfect shade of ???, the perfect cake, the perfect dance, and of course the perfect groom.   Unfortunately, life has a way of teaching us that there really […]

18 Things I Would Tell My 18 Year Old Self

It weirdest feeling to wake up the morning after graduation and realize that I was done and never going back to high school.  When you are a fresh graduate you are filled with dreams and hopes for the future (mixed with a little fear!)….OR maybe you are just exhausted and can’t wait to sleep in! […]

Gifts Ideas For Mom (That She Will Use and Love!)

When I was a kid, my dad would take me and my brother and sister shopping the week before Mother’s Day. He never took us to the store with a specific gift in mind or tried to give us ideas or advice as we shopped for mom. He always gave us complete freedom to pick […]

10 Must Haves For Spring Break

Calling all Spring Breakers (is that even a thing?) I am so excited for the warmer weather! As a child my favorite season was Summer. As an adult, I can hands down say Spring is my favorite season.  With Spring just around the corner – it is time to get ready for your Spring Break […]

LUCK IS NOT FOUND BUT MADE or HOW TO SAVE SOME GREEN!

I was lucky enough to go to Ireland December 2002. I kissed the blarney stone, visited Trinity College and stayed in downtown Dublin. I loved experiencing these iconic Irish spots BUT you don’t have to visit the land of a thousand greens to get the luck of the irish. Here’s a little secret I’ve learned: […]

Affordable Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, but like most holidays…it can be stressful as we try to make it cute…creative…thoughtful…(the list goes on).  At our house, Valentine’s Day is further complicated by the fact that it is also my husband’s birthday! When I was young, my mom always made a spaghetti dinner with […]

The Perfect Wedding Day Emergency Kit

On any given day, most of us like to be prepared for the worst. But it’s arguable that your wedding day may be the most important day to prepare for any possible surprising occurrence. And let’s be honest, a wedding mishap can feel like the worst kind of disaster. So why take the risk of […]

Our Favorite Cookie Recipes

Do you have a collection of cookie recipes that you LOVE?! If I have any weakness, it is definitely cookies! My favorite cookie is a soft, thick sugar cookie or a basic chocolate chip cookie (with milk chocolate chips). Nothing fancy…just sweet, soft goodness!  So, during the season of sharing, we decided to pull together […]

Gifts-To-Go (For Him)

Wondering what gift to get for the men in your life this holiday season? You are not alone! We have made is easier than ever with personally themed gifts for him.  Look below to see some of our favorites. The Hunter: Know any hunters? This is the season, after all. Give him the perfect little […]

The Ultimate In A Pikle Holiday Gift Guide (for Her)

It’s that time of year again… for many of us, holiday gift shopping is officially underway! We understand how overwhelming and expensive the gift buying process can be so we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for you! No matter who is on your list, we are confident that we have something unique, […]

Tips And Tricks For Early Holiday Shopping

With Halloween behind us, the holiday season is inching closer with each day. And it’s the best. But also terribly expensive. Can I get an amen? While many of us love shopping for and giving great gifts, we’re instantly bummed out by the expense of it all. And my goodness, does it add up fast! […]

Our Favorite Halloween Traditions

Halloween is one of the best holidays! The colors, smells and activities are nostalgic! It starts with fun decorations. We don’t like to decorate too creepy around my house, so instead we opt for the pumpkin adorned porch, scarecrows, and cornstalks (and I can leave these up for Thanksgiving). We have a great time creating […]

Picture Perfect… tis the season for family photos!

It is that time of year when frazzled mothers are combing the clothing stores putting together the perfect collage of outfits to create Pinterest worthy family photos. Every year my husband cringes as I bring home shopping bags full of options for each member of the family.  It is a crazy holiday tradition that many […]

Our Favorite Fall Things

Labor Day is behind us so it’s time to start thinking about one our favorite times of the year: fall. With the passing of time, the air gets crisper and the colors get brighter.  The heat of summer is over and it’s time to start baking again. Fall brings with it some of the best […]

September Distributor Message

productive [pruh–duhk-tiv] Adjective –       having the power of producing; creative: a productive effort. Are your small efforts actually productive? That’s a great question.   Raise your hand if you’ve read “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson. If you haven’t, please consider putting this on your must reads list. ((And…did you know that there is a […]

GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES!!

Do you love the convenience of our “In A Pikle” bag but don’t always have the space? Then you will love the new Petite Pikle!  In come in the same colors and styles that we all love but in a smaller version to fit ANYWHERE! Each Petite comes with it’s own Pak so you are […]

The Mountains Are Calling

The mountains are calling, and I must go!  I am so blessed to live in a place where the mountains are in my backyard.  I love camping and the freedom I feel from disconnecting with the outside world and taking some time to reconnect with myself and my family.  Every year we take several weekends […]

Staying Cool In The Summer Heat

For many of us who live in this part of the world, the months of June, July, and August bring an abundance of sunshine… and HEAT! We love to be outside, so keeping cool is important not only for a good attitude (who doesn’t get a little cranky when their too hot?!), but most importantly […]

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