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Christmas S'MORES In A Jar | Gift Tutorial
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Christmas S’MORES In A Jar | Gift Tutorial

I love giving gifts!!! But lets face it, this time of the year can get pretty pricy if you have to buy a gift for everyone you care about.  That is why I am all about DIY presents.  If you can buy in bulk and make multiple gifts at once, gifting doesn’t have to be exhausting or expensive. Remember, it’s not the cost of the item that makes it special, it is the thought and care behind the gift that really matters.

This Christmas “S’MORES In A Jar” DIY gift tutorial is perfect for anyone in your life that likes chocolate, campfire S’MORES or mason jars.  It is easy to make, filled with yummy goodies and will bring S’MORE love to your Christmas season!  Continue Reading

Do Good & Be Kind | Good In Store - Small Shop Spotlight
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Do Good & Be Kind | Small Shop Spotlight : Good In Store

Do Good & Be Kind | Good In Store - Small Shop Spotlight

Every once in a while a small shop shines brighter than the rest, not only for their great items, but also for what they stand for.  Our world can always use an extra dose of kindness and good, and for that reason, I am a huge fan of this do-good shop, Good In Store.  Good In Store is owned by MJ Kocovski, a graphic designer, social media specialist, former teacher, wife and mom of 3 and an overall passionate person. Continue Reading

Personalized Gift Giving Guide | Shutterfly
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Personalized Gift Giving Guide | Shutterfly

The way to my heart is through a personalized gift.  I am all about the sentiment behind a well thought out and creatively unique gift.  It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, to me, it’s the little touches that go along way.  So I have teamed up with Shutterfly, the master of everything personalized, to guide you through some of my favorite personalized gifts to help you give the gift of PERSONALIZATION this year!  With Shutterfly, personalized gift giving is so easy and definitely the way to go this holiday season.

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How To Order Picture Perfect Christmas Cards | Featuring Shutterfly
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How To Order Picture Perfect Christmas Cards | Featuring Shutterfly

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only two weeks away… Which means Christmas is right around the corner??!! Where has 2016 gone?! Since December is almost here, you know what that means… Time to order Christmas Cards! Every year I order our family Christmas Cards through Shutterfly because they have the biggest selection and I am always happy with their backgrounds, colors and options.  Their website is so user-friendly and within a few minutes you can have a picture perfect card.

How To Order Picture Perfect Christmas Cards | Featuring Shutterfly

If you’re not familiar with Shutterfly let me explain. Shutterfly is an online photo and personalization company that I have been using for over 12 years. Let’s just say I’m a big fan of Shutterfly!  Every November, with the click of a button, I upload my family photos into their website and create a unique and special Christmas Card to send out to my family and friends.

Shutterfly does an amazing job of coming out with new designs, creative photo layouts, well-thoughtout holiday taglines and colorful touches that make our holiday cards so beautiful; and this years selection does not disappoint!

Not only are the selections amazing, but so are the prices. Shutterfly always offers amazing discount codes and you get so much bang for your buck when you order through them online. (Keep reading… There are fabulous Shutterfly discounts at the end of this post – Your welcome!) Continue Reading

Leftover Halloween Dessert Candy Ideas
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Leftover Halloween Candy – Dessert Ideas

What do you do with all of your leftover Halloween candy… ???

…Make candy-bars, candy-cookies or candy-pies… OF COURSE!


All you need is 1-2 cups of a mixture of your favorite leftover chocolate Halloween candies. This is a smart way of using up the leftover candy in a delicious sweet recipe, so that your candy doesn’t sit in front of you in a bowl begging to be eaten in one sitting!

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Pumpkin Ice Cream Float
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PUMPKIN Floats

{I am CRUSHing on this Pumpkin Float…  It is bubbling over with eerie-orange goodness.}

Every October I love to make yummy goodies and enjoy hands-on and spooky activities with my girls.  This simple and delicious twist on the classic ice cream float recipe is a perfect way to enjoy the excitement of October with your kiddos.  It also makes for a delicious drink to serve at your upcoming holiday party.

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Peanut Butter Banana Dippers - Recipe
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Peanut Butter + Banana Dippers

If you have been following along with me on a regular basis you have probably realized by now that occasionally I’ll provide my viewers with a recipe. And if you’ve been paying close attention, I only share recipes that meet the following criteria: Must be easy to make, must require minimal ingredients, must be mom approved, and must be loved by kids!  As a bonus, I love sharing recipes that allow the little ones to help out in the kitchen.  With that being said, this is another recipe you will love!

I recently realized that my daughter is ALWAYS hungry for a snack when she gets home from school.  I wanted to provide her with something yummy and on the healthy side, so that is how this recipe came to life.  My Peanut Butter Banana Dippers are super tasty and they allow you to get creative & have some fun with your kiddos.  For this recipe I like to bring out a roll of craft paper and lay it out across our kitchen island, and let me little chef get a little messy!  It is a fun way to turn snack-time into craft-time as well!



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Pumpkin Spice Treat Bars - Recipe
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Pumpkin Spice Treat Bars | 3 Ingredient RECIPE

Happy Pumpkin Spice Season!!!  I long for this time of year practically all year long!  I always get so excited to see what items come out in pumpkin flavor each year, and this year did not disappoint.  Cheerios did a great job and I have already fallen in love with their Limited Edition – Pumpkin Spice Cheerios.  I literally want to eat them for every meal, and keep trying to find ways to do so.  That is why I created this recipe, in hopes that it will satisfy my pumpkin spice sweet tooth!  With the help of 2 other ingredients you have a fabulous ooey-gooey pumpkin spice treat bar that can be enjoyed any time of the day.  YES!!!!

Pumpkin Spice Treat Bars - Recipe

It is simple to make and will be loved by all, so what are you waiting for…??? ENJOY!



3 Ingredient – Pumpkin Spice Treat Bars

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My Secret Recipe To The Perfect Cookie | 9 Baking Tips & Tricks

If I have to be honest, a chocolate chip cookie made from scratch… has got to be one of my favorite snacks in the world!  When I have the time, I truly enjoy baking them and I am always prepared for the opportunity by keeping the ingredients on hand and ready to go at moments notice.  Getting to use my KitchenAid mixer, licking the bowl and the amazing smell that fills my home as they are baking… priceless.  I wasn’t raised with a secret family recipe that was passed down from generation to generation, but I was raised on the classic chocolate chip cookie recipe that can be conveniently found on the back of a bag of chocolate chips… and to this day it is still my favorite!  The recipe is convenient, simple and easy to follow and DELICIOUS!

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Disclaimer: Please know that I am not an expert or a certified chef, nor do I have a cooking show,  but I want to share with you the few changes, additions and secrets I use to make every cookie I make, taste even better!



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