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Peanut Butter Jelly Oatmeal Balls, No-Bake

Peanut Butter Jelly Oatmeal Balls

Kristin and I both have kids that we struggle to get to eat. Every mom seems to have a hard time around food in general. Whether its looking for healthy food options, food allergies, or just struggling with variety in general, food definitely seems to be a main topic of conversation among all my mama friends. It's hard being responsible for how someone else eats. And its unusual and kind of lucky that we both seem to have the same problem. Jake just doesn't want to stop to take the time to eat. He will...

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Sparkling Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail

Sparkling Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail

It’s been a while since I’ve written a new cocktail post. As I write up this Sparking Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail concoction, I’m actually headed to New Orleans for a few days where I’m sure I will be indulging in several local cocktail specialties. A fun way to get inspired! I love on a late afternoon looking around at what’s on hand in my kitchen and whipping up a fun toast to all that was accomplished in the day. After all, each work day starts early and tends to feel a bit like a marathon. Like many...

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A Few Sweet Easter Treats

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With Easter coming up in about a month, I thought you might be ready to start getting into the Easter spirit like I am. If you're read my holiday posts before, you know that I love celebrating any and all holidays the entire month leading up to them. My kiddos are just as holiday obsessed as their mama, so I have a blast surprising them with festive crafts and treats focused on the holiday at hand...

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Three Festive Valentine’s Day Drinks

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So, are you staying in on Valentine's Day or do you have big plans to go out on the town? If your couch is where you plan on landing this Valentine's Day night, you aren't alone. The hubs and I have always celebrated heart day before or after February 14th rather than on the actual day. We prefer avoiding the crowds for a cozy snuggle fest at home. You see, our Valentine's Day tradition has long been to order in takeout, watch a movie and crack open a bottle of vino or mix up some...

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Easy Apple Snack with Nutella

Easy Apple Snack with Nutella

Who doesn't love a good snack? I sure do and I swear my kids would prefer to eat snacks all day instead of meals. Something we constantly work on. I just now serve them "snack plates" for dinner to mind trick them. I'm clearly winning at this whole parenting thing. Afternoon snack time though is something that should be fun. This easy apple snack with Nutella is a tasty treat and they can even get involved in helping assemble it themselves. I've had several friends ask me how I use Nutella. It seems as though all...

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Emoji Valentine Oreos Recipe

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Who doesn't love a good emoji? I mean I use the wine emoji on a daily basis. Bwah! And my kiddo can't get enough of them either. In fact, I found a texting exchange between him and Megan that was complete with several poop emojis. Needless to say, she figured out it wasn't me eventually. Haha! So, in honor of you fellow social media lovers, we bring you some super special sweets! It doesn't get much cuter than Emoji Valentine Oreos. They would make for a fun classroom treat or even just a little surprise...

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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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