Choco-Caramel M&M Crisp Cookie (Easy Christmas Cookie REcipe)

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad & M&M’S® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. For the past 4 years I have shared with you a few cookies that I love to bake this time of year. My friends and I gather every year to exchange cookies. My kids loved it because we all get to taste our favorite cookies and I don't have … [Read more...]

Casual Christmas Decor

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It really feels like Christmas has snuck up on us this year. I probably say that every year…but with moving and a very busy beginning of school year it just seems that it's hard to believe that we are midway into December. I share these pictures with you to inspire you….not to stress you out. Please know that when you see all the fabulous blog home … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

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Hi all! Hope you had a great weekend....We celebrated the season with our college friends and got caught up. Yesterday was the annual cookie exchange....which is one of my kiddos favorite traditions. I am trying to get a post up to share this week to share some things I have been working on inside....but it seem there aren't enough hours in the day … [Read more...]

Free Christmas Music Playlist

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Earlier this week I was sharing some of my party tips that I've used in the past. I mentioned how important music is to a party. It's kind of a no brainer but I have been to several parties where there have been no music playing. And I think it's the easiest thing to do to change a mood. I have music on in the background most days. Especially if … [Read more...]

10 no-fail Entertaining Tips (Holiday Entertaining Ideas)

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Hi all! Hope you had a restful and filling Thanksgiving weekend and start to your holiday season. I enjoyed a nice break from the blog and most technology….only plugging in a couple times a day. Nice to have a break! I am certainly NOT Martha when it comes to entertaining….I take a pretty casual approach to things. But I have been having friends … [Read more...]

Traditional Outdoor Christmas Decorations

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What a week we have ahead of us….sadly my husband’s grandfather passed away last week. We have his funeral tomorrow. He was probably the kindest man I will ever know…and his grandson surely takes after him. He lived a full life and for that we are all very thankful. I wanted to share our Christmas porch in case you wanted some ideas for your … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Cheese Ball

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We woke up to a few inches of snow here...and our first snow day from school. Seems a bit early, no? I don't remember ever having a snow day this early in the school year. Check out instagram to see Stella's first walk in the snow....hilarious. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I know that many of you are getting ready for the big turkey … [Read more...]

Rustic Thanksgiving Table & DIY candles

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Talk about one-stop shopping! With Thanksgiving and holiday entertaining coming up, I wanted to create a beautiful yet simple DIY centerpiece with common household items. I think I succeeded! To make this tablescape, you'll need just a few things from your local True Value hardware and grocery stores, but other than that it's an inexpensive, rustic … [Read more...]

Baked Cheese Appetizer (Easy Thanksgiving Snack)

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Hey yall! We are in the beginnings of basketball season here! My buds is the manager of the freshman basketball team for his high school. He is so stinkin excited about it! We are thrilled he is meeting so many nice boys...and he loves being a part of the team. I am trying my darndest to get my holiday things organized. Figuring out where things go … [Read more...]

DIY leather napkin holder with free thanksgiving printable

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So my peanut is going to her first high school dance tonight:) She is very excited! She is going with a very nice boy....we are friends with his family--which gives some comfort to the whole situation. I'm sure I will share a pic on instagram if you want to pop over there later. Here is an easy little napkin holder to make for your Thanksgiving … [Read more...]