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How to Make Your Own Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping {only two simple ingredients}

If you’re new here, you may want subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter, it’s the best compliment ever, next to sending us cupcakes. Thanks for visiting!I am a big fan of chocolate dipped ice cream cones or magic shell on scooped ice cream. I love the contrast of the hardened chocolate with the soft ice cream. […]

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a Simply~Charmed Life

The Power of Brene Brown’s Words

A yellow school bus This past weekend while I rode a yellow school bus full of 12 and 13 year old girls, Brene Brown’s words opened up a place in me that I hadn’t realized was so deeply hurt and wounded. I wrote and wrote. And this is what walked off that bus with me. […]

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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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Crafty Kids Corner

Free Printable:: Easter Lunch Box Jokes

It’s time for some new jokes for the kiddos lunch boxes!  I put one in my daughters lunch box this morning and she was super excited to see one.  She said, “My friends have been asking where my jokes were!”  I love it!  If you haven’t put a jokes in your kids lunch box, I […]

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Nacho Casserole

I love a good casserole and my kids will eat just about anything they can dip chips in, so this recipe is a win-win at our house. Let’s face it ladies, anything we can make and have on the table in an hour or less is a win in our book any day of the […]

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a Simply~Charmed Life

The Magic of a Campfire

[iphone photos]   The awesome-ness of a firepit Soggy weather is still the order of the day here in South Carolina.  It’s not very sing songy but March showers bring April flowers in this area.  Just because it rains a bit doesn’t mean we aren’t taking any break in the weather to get outside and […]

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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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a Simply~Charmed Life

My Thankful Heart

What my heart needed Back at the beginning of the year I wrote this post about not being sure about what plans to make for the year. A couple of weeks into January I began taking note of, Alicia Theide (aka @gypsymama on Instagram).  Frequently, Alicia would take a picture of herself and then list […]

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Crafty Kids Corner

Dr. Seuss March Series – Handprint Red Fish/Blue Fish

Last week we started the Dr. Seuss March series in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday that was March 2nd.  I hope you had a fun time with Ten Apples Up On Top!  This week we had  a fun time making handprint fish in honor of the book, One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. […]

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