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Easter Party Goodness

Easter 2017

I’m deep into prep for tomorrow’s Easter party, so that means it’s time to see what we did last year!  Our traditional Easter menu never changes, but I always mix it up with the cake…which was gorgeous last year!  Continue reading


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Yummy Homemade Trail Mix Bars

img_6431I discovered the most delicious trail mix a few weeks ago at World Market but I realized the cost per ounce was insane so I decided to make it myself after my son and I downed the whole bag in a few days.  A week later, I had already ordered and received each ingredient in bulk from Amazon Prime and got ready to mix it up.   After filling a few of the giant-sized baggies with all the mail order yumminess, I realized I had a big problem…I have a tendency to eat trail mix like it’s popcorn…could I handle this much trail mix?  Could my thighs?  No.  Probably not. Continue reading

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Toddler Cooking Party…He’s 3!

IMG_3064To say that George loves all things kitchen related would be a ridiculous understatement.  He doesn’t just like “playing” kitchen…he likes using the real stuff, carefully stirring at the stove, watching every single step and trying it out himself.  He even sort of non-verbally lures new guests or friends to lift him onto the counter near the mixer so he can touch it for a while (since he knows Jeff and I won’t).    Obsessed would be a better word to use.

Since George is still mostly non-verbal, we had to guess what theme would be best for his birthday and “cooking” popped into my head as a fun thing for all kids to do!   Here’s how we pulled it off: Continue reading


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On the 8th Day of Christmas….Slow Down and Slow Cook.

IMG_0526I love my crock pot and I use it all the time, but when winter comes, I like slow cooking in the oven instead to warm up the house.  Our friend made garlic confit last year for her New Year’s dinner and it’s taken me this long to finally ask her for the recipe for our Christmas party.   I couldn’t believe how simple it was to make, not to mention the glorious, warm, sweet smell of roasting garlic that filled my house. Continue reading

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Save Your Money- Buy Our Groceries: Vol. 32

2 people, 5 days, 70 bucks or less

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  • Bananas Foster Oatmeal


  • Mini Sloppy Joes with Grapes


  • Arugula Pizza with Poached Eggs


  • Apple and Trader Joe’s Lite Kettle Corn (We like to have one around 11am and the other around 4pm)

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DIY Wedding: The Week Before (And Lessons Learned)

The "prep crew" enjoying my dad's AMAZING dinner!

As far as weddings go, I’m pretty sure ours was as do-it-yourself as you can get.   I’ve had a few weeks now to think about how it all turned out, so before I post the official photos, I thought I’d share with you how we pulled it off (and some lessons learned). Maybe our experience will help you decide to (or not to) take on your own wedding! Continue reading


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