Easter Basket Snack Packs

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.  #SnackPackMixins #Collective Bias Oh how I love a cute treat!  Sometimes it seems you spend an eternity creating a Pinterest worthy dessert that your family takes one look at and pushes their plates away in disgust.  I've been there...as have many others.  There is a reason those … [Read more...]

No Bake Chocolate Cranberry Energy Bites

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I'm forever on the hunt for quick and easy meals that I can take with me on the road.  As horrible as it sounds, both my breakfast and lunch (and oftentimes dinner) are eaten in my car on my way to the next appointment.  I always make time to feed my kids a healthy sit down meal before, say, lacrosse practice, but I often don't get to join in as I am the one running all over the house looking for … [Read more...]

Edible and Kid Friendly Marshmallow Paint

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My hubby and I have been hard at work on building a gorgeous new shed in our backyard (more on that soon!).  We He has been working on it basically from sunup to sundown each and every day this past week and the kids have been hanging out right alongside him, enjoying the sunshine and spring weather. That is, until we had a couple of days of rain.  My hubby kept right on working, but the … [Read more...]

The Absolute Best Ever Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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When did I fall so far behind the times that I didn't realize a waffle iron is being used for cooking basically everything except waffles?  Ugh, I am getting so old! While browsing Pinterest a couple of weeks ago I kept seeing all of these foods pop up that were cooked with a waffle iron...hashbrowns, cinnamon rolls, pizza inside a biscuit... Say what?!  I immediately felt as though my whole … [Read more...]

Make Your own DIY American Girl Closet for Less Than $15

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If you found the doll hanger tutorial that I posted last Wednesday to be fun and exciting, then this DIY American Girl closet should be right up your alley.  Those of us that are trapped in the never ending cycle of doll and accessory purchasing know that any way to save a buck or two on this stuff is totally worth it.  And you can make this whole closet for less than $15 and in about 30 minutes. … [Read more...]

Chocolate, Cranberry, Pistachio, Quinoa Granola

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 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LoveDoveFruits #CollectiveBiasWell that's a mouth full to say...chocolate, cranberry, pistachio, quinoa granola.  The truth is that when I eat granola, I love for it to be layered with lots of yummy flavors, so the more words to say, the better. As I have been working hard to clean up my … [Read more...]

Create Your Own DIY American Girl Clothes Hangers

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Both of my daughters have been sucked down the American Girl rabbit hole.  We subscribe to the magazine, get all of the catalogs we could want and then some, have massive amounts of clothing and accessories and of course, the dolls themselves.  As many of you know, American Girl items are adorable, well made and lots of fun, but what they are not is cheap.  I am constantly blown away by the cost … [Read more...]

Take the Time to see the Beauty in the Mess

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 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweepTheMess #CollectiveBiasBetween three kids, a dog, a guinea pig (how does the tiny rodent make so much mess?!) and my crafting and baking self, I will admit to having a less than sparkling home.  There never seems to be enough time to keep up with every house cleaning task, as much as I … [Read more...]

Lemon Glazed Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

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I am a sucker for blueberries and I love to add them to any and all recipes that I can.  When the kids asked for oatmeal cookies last week, we decided to throw caution to the wind and use blueberries instead of chocolate chips or raisins.  The blueberries kept the cookies moist and absolutely delicious.  To take it over the top, we made a quick lemon glaze to add to the cookies after they had … [Read more...]

Make a Pair of DIY Wood Sconces for Less Than $6!

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I am lucky enough to live in a funky town that has lots of great boutique shops in a bustling downtown area where tons and tons of local artists bring their wares to sell.  It in so incredibly fun to grab a chai latte and walk through all of the beautiful displays.  In fact, it is one of my favorite pastimes while my kiddos are in school.  I always find tons of inspiration from the shops and walk … [Read more...]

Guinness Chocolate Truffles

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It's that time of year again, people...the time when I whip out the beer to create yummy recipes and pretend that it is all for St. Patrick's Day.  Yeah, it's not.  What can I say, I love the flavor that beer adds to all kinds of dishes! And since beer and chocolate should be paired together at all opportunities (PS: my kids thought I was crazy when I hummed the Wedding March song while making … [Read more...]

DIY 3 Ingredient Lava Lamps Inspired by Big Hero 6

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigHero6Release #CollectiveBias I took my kiddos to go see Big Hero 6 on Christmas Eve as a way to take our minds off of my husband being deployed for the holidays.  We were looking for something light and happy that would leave us all in a great mood.  And honestly, we all cried during the … [Read more...]