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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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Oatmeal {Fake Pecan Pie}….Nut Free

If you like pecan pie but hate dishing out the the dough for expensive pecans this is the pie for you! I saw this recipe in a cookbook a couple years ago and I was intrigued to say the least. Last year when I made my regular pecan pie during the holidays, I didn’t have […]

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Travel Crafts and Activities from Michaels

When I was contacted by Michaels to sign the Unplugged Summer Pact we were planning a road trip that would have us driving about 4,500 miles, approximately 67 hours, over the course of three weeks!  Yikes! I wanted my girls to spend more time crafting, talking, having fun together, rather than watching DVD’s on the […]

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Straw/Color Sorting

Since I’ve been cleaning out and dejunking I seem to have a lot of extra storage bins that I don’t need to hold my junk in anymore.  :-)  So…we’ve been doing different activities and fun things with them.  My almost two year old has enjoyed this straw/color sorting activity the most.  Straws and I have […]

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Summer Adventure Challenge with Michaels

I’m so excited to share with you a challenge that Michaels is doing this summer!  Unplugging and reconnecting with what’s most important is what we all need to do more of!  Seriously, and I’m guilty of it to…how many times do we go to the park and see other moms on their phones completely ignoring […]

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