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Yesterday was my 15th wedding anniversary, and it seemed too weird not to post anything about it. My husband had to work the night shift, so we spent a few hours together in the afternoon together having lunch and getting in some “kid-free” time together before he left for work. We are planning to go on a little getaway later on to celebrate in style. It’s just so much cheaper to do things in the fall, rather than summer! Anyway, I sat down and jotted down a quick list of things I’ve learned over the last 15 years.Read More
Can you believe that it’s almost time for school to start again? The schools around us are all on different schedules, so some are starting up in less than two weeks, and others won’t be going back until after Labor Day (which is how it was when I was in school.) This back to school gift is perfect for your new teachers and if you fill it with Ticonderoga No. 2 pencils, it will be both practical and pretty! (affiliate link)Read More
It’s no secret around here that I love S’mores. Graham crackers, roasted marshmallows and chocolate-what’s NOT to like? Oh, and the new S’mores Frappuccino they came out with at Starbucks this year is solely responsible for the ten pounds I gained in the last few months. Seriously. I’m secretly glad they stopped making it, because I can’t stop myself from ordering them. I’ve been miserably chugging Slimfast and munching carrots this last week to pay for my sins. But enough about my poor life decisions, because this Nutella S’mores Dessert Pizza is totally worth the calories.Read More
One of my favorite things about a pizza buffet is the dessert pizza. It’s no secret I’m a dessert lover. I’d happily skip the salads and cheesy pizzas and just dive into the cinnamon roll or apple pie pizzas-if only that weren’t frowned upon by general society. 😉 I’ve made a few different fruit or dessert pizzas in the past, but when I saw this recipe for Graham Cracker Pizza Crust from Picky Palate, I HAD to try it. Even though working with yeast totally intimidates me, I keep trying. There’s just nothing like fresh, homemade dough!Read More
Woot! Woot! Let’s get this Friday started and this Friday is extra special! We’ve made it to 100 weeks of Let’s Get Real. From the start, Let’s Get Real has been all about Healthy Living and that is quite an appeal to lots of folks. We are all about Real Food, fitness, health and wellness, and home life tips and tricks. Each week, I encourage you to take a few moments just for yourself. We can all use some time for ourselves. Grab a comfortable spot to sit and enjoy getting to know some of the best bloggers I know.
ONE SKILLET. Do you know what that means? You can cook an entire meal in ONE pan. Even the pasta-it cooks in the sauce with everything else! This came together in 20 minutes and was wolfed down by my husband and boys. I was so happy with how this came together! Oh-and it’s cheap. Check. Check. Check. Added to the menu rotation: One Skillet Pasta Meal.Read More
I’m so excited to be contributing over at the Love Nerds for the next several months. I’ll be sharing some great recipes and easy DIY projects that I love. This Easy Chicken Lo Mein is a great meal to toss together when you are short on time and long on hungry! Even my kids will gobble it up (vegetables included, believe it or not!) and it tastes great as leftovers the next day. Head on over the The Love Nerds to get the recipe!Read More
This year I was way behind with getting my mantel decorated for summer! I had a few things up for Easter, and then adjusted it for spring, but as the summer rolled around, I kept walking by my Push Pin Art “Spring” sign and never took it down! Finally, the week of July 4th, I made myself sit down and put together an easy tissue paper garland. I like to use red, white and blue all summer long, so my Independence Day decorations usually last from June-August. These garlands cost next to nothing to make and you can string together a pretty large one in less than thirty minutes.Read More
A couple of weeks ago we were invited to some friends’ house for dinner (Hi, Judy!) and I volunteered to bring dessert.
I like dessert. Dessert is my favorite.
I asked Judy what they would like and she wanted something like the OREO Dirt Cake I’ve made in the past. I wanted to do something new, so I went to my Desserts board on Pinterest and found this OREO Brownie Trifle from Baker Homemaker that was perfect. Trifles are easy to put together, look pretty, and this one is extra kid-friendly!Read More