The Best Time to Be a Kid + Win a $2500 Gymboree shopping spree!

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Gymboree believes in savoring the special moments, especially during the holidays.  That’s why they are ushering in the holidays with “The Best Time to Be a Kid“, a fun initiative that allows us to tell the unique stories of special family holiday moments.  I’m all about savoring memories with my kids, and since these moments are […]

Gingerbread Fudge {recipe}

Gingerbread fudge

One of the things I love most about this time of year is FUDGE! One of the best things about fudge is that just about everyone loves it, and it makes the BEST friend and/or neighbor gift. Plus, there are so many ways you can make fudge variations for a sweet palette adventure. I adore […]

Overnight French Toast Casserole {recipe}

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How to Make an Overnight French Toast Casserole is pretty darn simple.  The best part, of course about overnight casseroles is that all the prep is done the night before so in the morning all you have to do is pop the casserole in the oven and serve.  The great thing about this Recipe is that is makes great […]

Chicago Style Hot Dogs

chicago style hotdogs

How to Make and serve Chicago Style Hot Dogs is so easy you really shouldn’t tell anyone how little effort you actually put into the meal.  {{smiling}}  The great thing about this Recipe is that you can serve it for lunch or dinner and it looks really appetizing.   Plus, it is quite filling and a great […]

Crockpot Orange Scream Hot Chocolate

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Are you throwing a Halloween Party or have you signed up to bring a treat along to a Halloween party you are attending?  If so, this fun recipe is for you.  Perfect for cool Fall days […]

Tres Leche Pumpkin Cupcakes {recipe}

Tres Leche Pumpkin Cupcakes

We have this love in our house of Tres Leche desserts. The love might stem from the fact that we always eat Tres Leche OUT. I never make it at home, so it’s a special treat. However, this week that all changed and to tell you the truth, I’m not positive that’s a good thing. […]

Texas Pete® Sultry Grilled Chicken {recipe}

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Texas Pete for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. If you love Chicken and Hot Sauce, you are going to adore this recipe for making Texas Pete® Sultry Grilled Chicken.  Made with either boneless chicken tenders or thighs, this grilled chicken recipe uses Texas Pete […]

Feather Halloween Wreath Tutorial

Feather Halloween Wreath Tutorial

How to make a wreath Craft that is useful, spooky, and festive is easy as 1-2-3 with this DIY Halloween Wreath tutorial!  All of the supplies needed were purchased in one store, Michael’s.  Don’t you just love one stop shopping?  The best part is that you can make it in under 5 minutes.  Seriously!  Get into the spirit of […]

5 of My Favorite Things

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I just love the holiday season, don’t you?  I love that with all of the holiday baking and shopping and prep, I have time to think about and share my favorite things.  I LOVE seeing what other people LOVE too.  So, I hope you’ll share your favorite things with me as well!  This year I’ve […]

Let’s GO Fuel Up to Play 60!

Fuel Up to Play 60

I LOVE a great initiative and the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, activated by The California Milk Advisory Board which represents more than 1,500 of California’s dairy families is fabulous.  It’s designed to empower students to take charge in their own lives.  It’s meant to show them that they can make small, everyday changes at school […]

SOFT Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies {recipe}

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are pretty much my favorite cookies during the Fall.  I’ve been making this recipe for years because it’s so darn good.  I love that these cookies are super soft and have a ton of flavor.  My kids LOVE them too.  They don’t last long around here.  Be warned, this recipe makes […]

How to Wear Silver Cowboy Boots

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Country Outfitter.  All opinions are 100% mine.  Photography and Modeling by the Grace’s. Silver cowboy boots are hot for Fall, and in case you are wondering how to wear them, I’m here to help.  You don’t need to be Miranda Lambert to rock a […]

Grab Your Pink Ribbon Bagel at Panera on October 10th!

Pink Ribbon Bagel Panera

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in it’s honor Panera Bread has brought back it’s popular Pink Ribbon Bagel. For the whole month of October, you can pop into Panera Bread at participating Southern California bakeries and pick up the exclusive bagel that benefits the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation.  The foundation is known for […]

Homemade Crepes with Pumpkin Syrup {recipe}

pumpkin crepes and syrup

Nothing says Fall like Pumpkin and this week I experimented and scored with a pumpkin breakfast that I just had to share. I love that this recipe for Homemade Crepes with Pumpkin Syrup is so darn easy. I’ve taken my tried and true Crepe Recipe, substituted International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer for part of […]

Felt Pumpkin Napkin Rings {DIY Decor}

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How to make DIY Felt Pumpkin Napkin Rings for Halloween or even Fall is a craft that’s relatively inexpensive and easy, but looks amazing.  There’s just something about how the colors and elements that go together that is so lovely and pleasing to the eye.  You’ll only need a few items, too!   So, go gather some felt, ribbon, sewing machine and […]

Captain America and M&M’s® Hero Bites & Blizzards {recipe}

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #CollectiveBias #HeroesEatMMs Are you as excited about the release of Captain America: The Winter Solider DVD on September 9 as we are?  We decided to take the release to a whole new level and have a viewing party complete with M&M® Hero Bites and […]

Healthy Easy Snacks for Kids

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FoodNetwork.com knows How to Make Delicious Healthy Easy Snack Recipes for Kids!  These three recipes are fabulous for kids, especially for after school because they are easy and they can help make them.  They include Roasted Turkey and Basil Cream Cheese Pin Wheel Sandwiches, a Quesadilla Bar, and Oatmeal Cookie Smoothies.   Happy Snacking, y’all! Kids Can Make: Roasted Turkey and […]

Best Homemade Popcorn

Homemade Popcorn

How to make homemade popcorn is easier than you make think with this recipe.  Now, it IS a little more work to make homemade popcorn than the microwave popcorn, but well worth it.  It’s not full of preservatives and artificial ingredients and it’s low in fat.  Plus, my kids love it way more than even […]

Monster Cookies Oatmeal Peanut Butter

Monster  Cookies Oatmeal  Peanut Butter

How to Make this Monster Cookies Recipe is easy if you have a mixer.  Otherwise your arm will get very, very tired.  Monster cookies are  cookies with a bunch of good “stuff” in them like peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chips, and M&M’s.  You can even add other fun ingredients like pecans, toffee bits and coconut.  The nice thing […]

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe

Strawberry  Pretzel Dessert Recipe

How to Make this Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe is a little time consuming, but well worth the effort!  It’s three layers of sweet and salty goodness.  A pretzel crust, cream cheese filling and topped with strawberry jell-o.  The nice thing about this recipe is that you can drop the calories by using sugar free jell-o and fat free […]

Easy After School Snack Idea {Kid’s Snacks}

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #CollectiveBias #AfterSchoolSnacks Now that we are heading back to school, it’s time to start thinking after school snacks.  My kiddos come home starving, and especially during the first week of school, I’ve decided to up my game and […]

Confidence and Self Improvement is Great!

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Post Great Grains Cereal for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I've maintained for almost a decade that my thirties have been my best years, but you know what?  As I head into my forties, I think I might change my mind.  I think […]

Watermelon and Mint Infused Water {Recipe}

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Have you caught the Infused Water Craze, too?  You can take just about any fruit, herb or vegetable that you like and add to your water for a really wonderful infusion that’s totally your own recipe.  The best part is that making infused water is EASY.  Try mixing your own creations and see what you […]

5 Homemade Pioneer Crafts, Play and Recipes for Kids

Pioneer Bonnet Tutorial

Here’s 5 Homemade Pioneer Crafts, Play and Recipes for Kids that you’ll love if you ever have occasion to celebrate Pioneers.  Every year Utah has a big Pioneer Day celebration.  I just happened to be in Utah this year during their celebration (July 24th) and I picked up the best Honey Taffy ever, which reminded […]

Frozen Heath Malt {recipe}

frozen heath malt

My favorite part of vacation is frozen drinks. In my family, the creamier and chocolatier, the better, so this recipe for making a Frozen Heath malt hits the spot! It’s easy to make, tastes pretty darn delicious and serves 4. The secret ingredient is International Delight Heath Flavored Creamer. It adds a creamy Heath flavor […]

30 Second Ice Cream Sandwiches {how to}

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin How to Make this 30 Second Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe is a snap.  Seriously, if you are wanting a quick treat for your kiddos this summer, or are having a party, I highly recommend trying these easy, peasy ice cream sandwiches.  You can serve them right away, or prepare them ahead of time […]

DIY Flower Crown {how to}

DIY Flower Crown

Flower Crowns make the best summer and spring photo props ever.  I’ve fallen in love with how flower crowns look in braided and wavy hair and so I had to make one.  Surprisingly, they are easier to make than you’d imagine, and the best part is that they are completely customizable.  When you make the […]