Firecracker Smores (Summer dessert recipe)

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I'm so excited to be participating in the 100 blogger round up Ultimate Red White and Blue celebration again this year! It is a great way to celebrate all the colors of summertime. A ton of craft, recipes, projects all sorts of fun things that have to do with summer. It is your one stop shop for any summer party that you're having. I wanted to … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Muffin Breakfast (Father’s day Breakfast)

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I am popping in from sunny North Carolina to share a fun Father’s day breakfast….   If there's one Dad that I know who deserves a long sleep in breakfast in bed kind of a Father’s Day it is definitely my husband! He is in construction and so since we graduated in 1995 he has worked for his family's construction business. This job requires him to … [Read more...]

DIY Marbled Easter Eggs

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nickelodeon for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I love how colorful Easter eggs are these days. Back in my day it seems that all we had was pastels with the color kit that came at the grocery store. There are so many fun ways to decorate Easter eggs now, with paper Mache, different color food … [Read more...]

Krispie Treat Layer Cake (easy Easter Dessert)

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My it was wonderful to see the sun yesterday! Everyone was out walking as if were summertime! It felt so good to get out! We have projecting lately and I have a few things that are almost ready to show you....now I just have to get my pics together and write about it:) Hopefully this week I'll be sharing a few:) I am thinking our last wave of … [Read more...]

Christmas in the Kitchen

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I have never given a tour of our new kitchen on the blog. When we moved in this past summer…I just sort of dumped things wherever they landed. It still needs a good organizing…but I have all winter for that right? :) It is the heart of this home. We spend 75% of our time just hanging out in here. We love that it is connected closely with the family … [Read more...]

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...]