Festive Thanksgiving  Appetizers

Festive Thanksgiving Appetizers Ideas

This post is brought to you by Foodie.  I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year so I’ve been looking for yummy appetizers for people to munch on while dinner finishes cooking in the oven. It will keep everyone out of the kitchen to allow me time to get everything completed and I won’t be stepping around anyone. […]

Marshmallow Apple Treats

Marshmallow Apple Treats

This post is brought to you by Dixie Crystals Kids Kitchen. Get your kids into the kitchen to make this fun edible craft for their teachers or just a simple Thanksgiving treat. They are simple to make and fun to eat. Not to mention that look so cute. You can see a step by step […]

Pinecone Turkey Thanksgiving Placecards

Pine Cone Turkey Thanksgiving Place Cards

This is a fun craft you can do with your kids to get them ready for Thanksgiving. We are hosting the big dinner this year so we wanted to get the kids involved so that they would be proud to show off their work to the family. We collected the pinecones from our yard and […]

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Junk to Terrarium – Recycled Craft

My daughters became an avid recycler in the last few years. We always have a collection of boxes and plastic it seems. It’s our own little junkyard until it makes it to the recycling centers. So it was time to use some of the pieces we have for another project. We made a terrarium for […]

Ham, Kale and Navy Bean Stew - Slow Cooker meals

Ham, Kale and Navy Bean Stew – Slow Cooker eMeals

I am an eMeals blogger, this post contains affiliate links that help support this site.  I’m such a sucker for Slow Cooker meals. They are so easy to make and great for working families that rush home after a busy day and the first thing out of everyone’s mouth is, whats for dinner? eMeals now […]

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Modern Office Makeover – Grey, Turquiose and Yellow Accents

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine. Nearly 3 years ago I asked you my readers to choose the color in my office. It is now Seal Grey and white trim. I’ve been collecting pieces for the room since then and I’m so […]

The Hunger Games Inspired Food from characters and Districts

The Hunger Games – Food Inspired from the Characters and Districts

I’m the epitome of a Young Adult fangirl. The Hunger Games is one of my favorite series. I’m a sucker for a distopian trilogy. Divergent being my other favorite. Being in Atlanta I’m able to experience The Hunger Games at a whole new level because the movies were filmed here. One of my favorite spots […]

Howlin’ Halloween Treat Bags for Dogs – Free Printable

Howlin’ Halloween Treat Bags for Dogs – Free Printable

Post sponsored by Lunchbox but all opinions are my own. Halloween is a time where little ghosts and princesses ring your doorbell, making your dogs go crazy, while the kids go into a sugar coma by the end of the night. But we forget about their super cute companions that walk the streets with them […]

Wickedly Good Witch Hat Cookies

Wickedly Good Witch Hat Cookies

This post is brought to you by Dixie Crystals. You can find more fun crafts like this one in their Kid’s Kitchen. What’s better than making fun Halloween crafts with your kids? Making ones that are edible also! I’ve never made edible play dough before my family is already requesting that I make it again. […]

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The Apple of My Eye, or at Least My Belly

This post is curated by Foodie.com. Besides my obsession with pumpkin, fall is the time that Apples are ripe and seeing as I grew up in the Apple Capitol, I tend to love a wide variety of apples and anything made with apples. Here are a few of the recipes that I am dying to […]

DIY Bath Crayons

DIY Bath Crayons – inspired by Creative Galaxy

We love having Amazon Prime because we get to watch their great Amazon Prime Instant Video original series. They have a new kids show out called Creative Galaxy and It’s a make-along, create-along, interactive art adventure series for preschoolers. But my big kid loves it too! Like one of our favorite episodes about making bath crayons. […]

Book of Life La Muerte Sugar Skull Day of the Dead Make Up Tutorial

Day of the Dead – Book of Life La Muerte Make-up Tutorial

This post brought to you by Tulip® Body Art® and Blueprint Social.  I’ve been looking forward the Day of the Dead since August. Seriously, months. I knew I wanted to focus on it and visit the celebration that they have at the Atlanta History Center that they put on each year. Then I saw that The […]

Pumpkindoodle Cookies

Pumpkindoodle Cookies – To Add to Your Pumpkin Spice Craze

What happens when a Snickerdoodle and a Pumpkin cookie get together and have a baby? A Pumpkindoodle cookie, and man are they good. My experimenting paid off, so much so that my family ate the first batch I made before I could take pictures of them. How heartbreaking to have to make more….really kill me […]

Paper Mexican Marigold Flower Head Piece Craft

Paper Mexican Marigold Flower Headpiece Craft

Ever since I returned from Mexico I’ve been reading a lot about the culture and the Dia de Muertos or Day of the Dead. It’s a day that coincides with All Hallows Eve and it takes place over three days. It’s a day for honoring the dead with alters, sugar skulls, marigolds and gifts of […]

DIY LEGO Bracelet

DIY LEGO Bracelets

Since playing with LEGO‘s with my daughter, we’ve become a little LEGO obsessed lately. But that’s a good thing to geek out on. We took our love one step further when my daughter decided that she wanted a LEGO themed birthday party. Then it hit me, we needed LEGO jewelry to give out as gifts […]

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Glowing Necklaces

It’s amazing what a little glow in the dark paint can do. These necklaces are just beautiful and would be fun to wear at a night club under UV light. This Heart of the Forrest pendant glows after charging with a UV torch. It can contain enough energy to glow in the dark for 8 […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Surprise Rice Krispies Treats

I love Fall, it’s my favorite time of the year. It’s not hot but not yet cold. We break out the sweaters, scarves, and boots. But the best part of Fall is all things pumpkin! I made these Rice Krispies treats last year when I found a host of Pumpkin flavored treats to mix together […]

Hot Roast Beef Sandwich

Slow Cooker Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches

Slow cooker recipes are the answer to busy mom meals. One of my favorite meals is a simple hot roast beat sandwich. Good for dinner or a lunch. The meat is tender and loaded with flavor. Just set it and forget it until it’s time to eat.  I bought my sirloin tip roast from Whole […]

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Healthy After School Snack Ideas – Frushi Recipe

This post is brought to you by Foodie.com. All opinions are my own. Snack time is my kids favorite time. They get to pick something out that will hold them over until dinner time but also satisfy a sweet or savory tooth. These are some of our favorite after school snacks that are also heathy […]

Sriracha Lemongrass Chicken

Spicy Sriracha Lemongrass Chicken Recipe

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Texas Pete for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My families love for spicy food runs deep, in all ethnic foods. After we tried some delicious Vietnamese food at a Food Truck festival we fell in love with lemongrass and the flavor is gives. So […]

Creativity Station - Art, Homework and LEGO Table

Creativity Station – Art, Homework and LEGO Table

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine. My kids are a creative bunch but we’ve never had a good place for them to create their masterpieces. Whether it’s doing homework or painting a picture or building a LEGO juice bar, having the perfect […]

Spicy Habanero Guacamole Recipe

Spicy Habanero Guacamole Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias I’m a sucker for spicy foods. I’ve recently upgraded from jalapeño peppers to the much hotter habanero peppers. So I wanted to try it out in my mother’s guacamole recipe to see if it gave me a nice kick in […]

Vegan Banana Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Banana Dark Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine. Homemade ice cream is a real treat. There are endless options that you can try. I have been dying to try my hand at dark chocolate ice cream. To make it fun I decided to make […]

Back to school lunch

Back to School Lunch Ideas

This post is brought to you by Foodie.com and eMeals. Contains affiliate links that help fund this site. All opinions are my own. Can you believe it’s already time to send the kids back to school? They go back so early in the South. I’m already thinking about all the lunches I’ll need to pack […]

Unforgettable Movie Night and Golden Oreo Popcorn

Unforgettable Movie Night with Kids – Golden Oreo Popcorn

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® Pop Secret and Fox Entertainment, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #PopForRio2 http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Spending quality time takes more then sitting and watching a movie. It’s about the lead up and the excitement. It’s about selecting your favorite popcorn […]

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Amazing Ice Cream Recipes

This post is brought you you by Foodie.com. I’m drooling over all the amazing ice cream recipes I keep finding. The summer heat makes me want to swim in it. Then I discovered this Yonanas thing that makes fruit into ice cream and it’s now on my wish list so I can make some all […]

Oven Roasted Rosemary Citrus Chicken

Oven Roasted Rosemary Citrus Chicken Recipe

This roasted rosemary citrus chicken recipe has become a true favorite in my house. I’ve recently taken on a gluten free diet to see if it helps with some of my health issues and I discovered that gluten is hidden in things you wouldn’t think it is. Like seasonings. So I’ve become a heavy label […]

Greek Salad Dressing

Greek Salad Dressing Recipe

This post brought to you by Pompeian. All opinions are 100% mine. I love salads. Big beautiful ones with lots of color and flavor. It’s a meal in a bowl. This month is National Vinegar and National Salad month! So I wanted to make one of my favorite salads to enjoy from scratch, even the […]

Outdoor Grilling

Awesome Outdoor Grilling Recipes

This post is brought you by Foodie.com. A great place to collect recipes. All opinions are my own. We love the summer time, because we do a lot of grilling. We go through lots of propane and try new things to try on the grill. We recently discovered how amazing grilled peaches are. There is […]

The best Meatball recipe!

The Best and Easiest Meatball Recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla®. It makes me feel good that the little things I do, like simply buying pasta sauce for my family can help other families in need. I mentioned Barilla®’s partnership with Feeding America, but now they are offering a great program where Barilla® will […]

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