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Family-Friendly HOME-GATING Ideas

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Football Season Is Back - Family Friendly HOME-GATING Ideas. Everything you need to throw a kid-friendly tailgating party at home! TOUCHDOWN!

Fall means football… and I love fall!

Football Season Is Back - Family Friendly HOME-GATING Ideas. Everything you need to throw a kid-friendly tailgating party at home! TOUCHDOWN!

To successfully host a family-friendly home-gating party you need to focus on three main aspects: tasty treats, a kids activity corner & of course team spirit! 

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Angel Food Ice Cream Cake | It's Heavenly!
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Angel Food Ice Cream Cake | It’s Heavenly!

Looking for the coolest dessert to serve for your upcoming summer BBQ or Memorial Day gathering? A dessert that can feed a large group and have your guests begging for more?  This simple recipe covers all of those desires, it is easy to make and only requires a few delicious ingredients!  And it combines some of what I consider to be dessert staples; cake, ice cream, chocolate and strawberries!  What more could you ask for?

This dessert is pure heaven, but don’t just take it from me… Try it for yourself!

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Styled Easter Brunch With Just Destiny Mag + World Market
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Styled Easter Brunch With Just Destiny Mag + World Market

I have been so excited to share this with you!  I was honored with the opportunity to model on a Just Destiny Mag and World Market Styled Easter Brunch collaboration.  It was a fun filled day of watching the talented Destiny work her magic with fabulous pieces from World Market.  I was able to test out all of the yummy recipes, indulge on the eye candy that is the decorations and learn from the best when it comes to designing a themed tables-cape.  Destiny has every aspect covered for your Easter brunch from one-of-a-kind recipes, matching decor, bunco cards/gifts and so much more.  Thanks to Destiny and World Market we can all throw an Easter gathering that is one for the books!

If you are not familiar with Just Destiny Mag let me spill the beans.  Destiny is a lifestyle blogger, designer, wife to her Mr. Right, mom of 3 and a sweet friend of mine since high school.  She lives her life rooted in her faith and gives God all of the glory.  Check out her online publication HERE and get ready to drool over all of her creative projects.

Styled Easter Brunch With Just Destiny Mag + World Market

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She's Two Fancy | 2nd Birthday Party
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She’s Two Fancy | 2nd Birthday Party

My baby is two so you know what that means – PARTY time!

Since we did the big first birthday party, we decided to scale back this year and just celebrate with a few close family members.  But, just because it is a small party doesn’t mean it doesn’t need a festive theme and cute decorative touches! I decided to hit up Target (one of my favorite spots) for all of the birthday decor and as usual I found more than enough goodies.

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Thoughtfully Gifted - Chip Chip Hooray
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Thoughtfully Gifted – Chip Chip Hooray

When you gift, gift a story. – Thoughtfully gifted

To me a gift is so much more than a present. Every gift tells a story, from the wrapping paper to the meaning behind the gift.   Do you ever wish you could mail the PERFECT gift to a friend that would brighten their day, make their birthday extra special or just send some extra love??!!  Well I have the perfect company for you!

Let me introduce you to Thoughtfully.  Thoughtfully is a gifting company that is creating a new gifting experience much more exciting than the traditional gift basket.  Thoughtfully believes that a gift should last long after the beautiful wrappings have been torn away. Thoughtfully creates unique gifts that tell a story – a curated adventure perfect for each special individual in your life.

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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

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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Fall Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies - Recipe
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Fall Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

When you make this recipe, be ready for your home to be filled with the true smells of fall; sugar and spice and everything nice.  It is beyond fabulous!

Now that the sweet fall chill is in the air, it’s time for some cookie baking!  I love this oatmeal cookie recipe because of my super sweet ingredient surprise; butterscotch.  Now, I recognize that “Butterscotch” doesn’t exactly make most people begin salivating, but the right amount in the right recipe can be magical!  It is the perfect surprise ingredient.  If you are simply not a butterscotch person, then feel free to get creative with your add-in items and switch it up with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, nuts, raisins, or even cinnamon chips.  Since it is fall, I also sprinkled in a little splash of fall colors with edible confetti leaves.  This cookie is an easy bake, full of fall love and will be enjoyed by everyone.  My kids and husband approve!

Fall Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies - Recipe

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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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