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Pipe Cleaner Firework Shirts

Over the Summer we will be sharing some of our reader’s favorite posts and a few of our own, enjoy! I first picked up this idea from my sister and my family has made new shirts for the 4th Of July every year since. It’s super easy and can be customized to any celebration! Here’s […]

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Frog Eye Salad

Holidays like Memorial Day, The Fourth of July and Labor Day, just don’t feel right to me without a big bowl of Frog Eye Salad. Frog Eye Salad is a family tradition in my family for any kind of large family gathering or pot luck. I am pretty sure my mom can make it with […]

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Oldie But Goodie :: 9 Flower Crafts for Mother’s Day

Can you believe that it is already Mother’s Day on Sunday?  Where is the time going?  I hope you all you mothers have a special day and feel extra loved that day! I seem to forget about Mother’s Day crafts because we don’t live close to any grandmothers, and I don’t necessarily help my own […]

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Two Simple Tips for Making the Perfect Cheese Quesadilla

My little family loves cheese quesadillas. On a busy night we can cook some up and dip them in our favorite re-fried beans for a quick and easy dinner. We have two simple tips for making them perfect. Crispy buttery tortilla on the outside and the perfect amount of melted cheese in every bite. Yummy!

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Creamy Parmesan and Asparagus Risotto

It’s asparagus season and I am loving incorporating it into our meals lately. I shared one of my favorite ways to prepare it over on Real Life Dinner last week, and today I’m sharing another simple and delicious way to prepare asparagus. I’ve recently started a love affair with risotto and I’ve been experimenting with different […]

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Oldie But Goodie:: Easter Bunny Handprint Cards

I love these  Easter Bunny Handprint Cards, so I decided I better share them again in case you haven’t seen them yet.  We sent these to the grandparents last year so we are going to make some for our neighbors who are our adopted grandparents.  We feel so grateful and blessed to have such wonderful neighbors […]

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Neiman Marcus Cookies

Have you ever had a Neiman Marcus Cookie? About ten years ago, they were all the craze. I remember making them in a cooking class my freshman year of college and thinking they were delicious. Somehow, over the past ten years, I had completely forgotten about them. This summer my sister drove by herself with […]

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Dr. Seuss March Series – Green Eggs and Ham & St. Patrick’s Day Fun

My girls and I are having fun with the Dr. Seuss books this month, I hope you are too!  We have had fun doing different activites with Ten Apples Up On Top and Red Fish Blue Fish.  This week we had fun doing a cooking activity in celebration of the book, Green Eggs and Ham […]

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Mint Oreo Stuffed Brownies with Mint Oreo Frosting

Let’s face it, Mint Oreos are delicious! I couldn’t help putting some in a batch of brownies last week and then got really crazy by topping it off with some amazing Mint Oreo Frosting. The results were superb! A very rich and decadent dessert to treat yourself to, make for book club or make for […]

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Antioxidant Rich Veggie and Bean Burritos

These Veggie and Bean Burritos are packed with Antioxidants. I was a little worried about how they would go over with my kids, especially the one who sometimes has an aversion to certain veggies, but I was pleasantly surprised when they all gobbled them up and asked for seconds. My boys like to help cook […]

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