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Our Best Winter Cocktails

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So, it's officially my least favorite time of the year. You know that icky winter period after Christmas otherwise know as January. Bwah! As I've mentioned in the past I just love holidays that allow me to bake, decorate and dress for them and until February arrives with Valentine's Day, there isn't much of that going on. Actually, I may be doing a little pre-Valentine's Day celebrating. There are too many heart day treats calling my name, haha! But if you aren't quite ready to move onto another holiday yet, that doesn't mean you can't...

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Three Tasty Valentine’s Day Treats

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I know it's another month until Valentine's Day, but this holiday loving girl needs something new to focus on. Bwah! And much like Christmas, I start celebrating heart day a wee bit early. Why wait until the holiday is nearly upon us before we start having all kinds of fun with it? So, I thought I would share a few of my favorite Valentine's Day treats for those of you who are jonesin' for a little early celebrating too! You can bet my family can expect some pre Valentine's Day treats and surprises in the...

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How to Make A Baileys Martini

Baileys Martini

The holidays are still lingering in my house. After a wonderful holiday season with the boys, I'm just not ready to let go of all the twinkly lights and warm glow. It was our first year where both kids were REALLY into it and also each a little more self-sufficient. Having two kids born in December means that I've had a newborn or a one-year-old almost non-stop for the past 5 years of holidays. I too was very ready to kick back and truly revel in the holiday. One little way I like to soak it...

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Gingerbread Oreo Cookies

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The big day is almost here! Can you believe it? Why does the holiday season have to go by SO fast? Mama still has lots of holiday to dos on her list and baking some more holiday goodies is one of them! Just in case you too haven't gotten all the baking out of your system or you need a sweet treat to take to your family's celebration this weekend, we're sharing a super cute idea! Behold...

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Party Prep with Peapod

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I quite like to think of myself as a, "hostess with the mostess". You know, one of those amazing people who have parties that are wonderful and who look fabulous and calm while doing so? In my mind, that's who I strive to be. The reality is me running around like wild, crazy person. I'm exhausted just trying to get it all shopped for, prepped and cleaned before the guests arrive. December is a particularly hard month between all of the holidays and having both kids with December birthdays. I'm so sensitive to them having their special day,...

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Moana Inspired White Chocolate Oreos

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Have you guys seen the new Disney film Moana? I've heard amazing things about it and it's definitely on our holiday vacation to do list. We try to see at least one movie together as as family while the kids are on break and Moana is definitely in the running. Being the Disney nut that I am, I thought it would be fun to do a Moana themed activity before we saw the movie to help get the kids even more pumped up. Considering what time of year it is, cookies made perfect sense! I know...

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Christmas Sangria

Christmas Sangria

Never one to let you down with ideas of festive cocktails, this Christmas Sangria is one of my new favorites! I really love sangria but sometimes it feels like it is meant to be solely a summer drink. I typically drink it on a warm summer night. But why must we suffer and miss the deliciousness of a good sangria in the winter months? No more my loves. This year I present to you the Christmas Sangria. Using clementines and pomegranates, as well as a cranberry-apple drink, all of the fresh flavors I love in winter...

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The Ultimate Time Saver for Busy Moms

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How many times have you needed something from the store, but just didn't have the time to devote to actually going there. I know this busy mama, more often than not, tries to shop late at night or while the kids are at school so I don't have to bring them with me. Anyone who's ever shopped with a four year old who wants everything she sees knows what I'm talking about. That being said, I'm even busier than usual these days. With the holiday season comes a super hectic schedule and I don't really...

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