Drool-worthy Thanksgiving Desserts

I'm hosting Thanksgiving at my house this year. It's the first time I've ever owned a six-seater table, so I'm pretty excited to sit some folks around it and stuff them full of scrumptious Thanksgiving food. My favorite thing to make for turkey day is not the turkey (although I have been known to smoke one in my day...) but the DESSERTS. Here are ten dessert recipes I've been eyeing to make it a very sweet Thanksgiving, indeed. Thanksgiving Turkey Oreo Balls Cranberry Pecan … [Read more...]

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Fall-tastic Decorating Ideas

I opened my Instagram this morning and my feed is filled to the brim with FALL! Woot! There were leaves and pumpkins and all sorts of fun fall decorating ideas. There's a nip in the air and I'm a happy girl. Since Fall is my most favorite season to decorate for, I have TONS of fall decorating ideas in my archives. Today I thought I would do a quick roundup of all the best fall decorating ideas I've planned over the years, so you guys can get inspired for your fall decor, too! The season … [Read more...]

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Regrowing Hair and Regaining Confidence after Chemo

If you haven't read it already, please go read my post from yesterday about managing my scalp psoriasis with MONAT Rejuveniqe oil. As if my results were not enough, today's MONAT testimony post is EVEN BETTER. This one seriously blows my mind. I have a friend who, at 38 years old, lost all of her beautiful hair to chemo treatments for breast cancer. She went to battle against her cancer and won (thank goodness!), but six months out of remission she was still wearing a wig because her hair … [Read more...]

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Battling Psoriatic Arthritis with a Magical Shampoo

Two years ago I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. It all started right after Caroline was born. I knew something was wrong when I started to feel like I had the flu every afternoon about 5 o'clock. I would lie in the bed with fever and chills, teeth chattering and bones aching, wondering what the HECK was wrong with me. Combine all of that with a heaping helping of postpartum depression and I was truly not well there for a while. After months of debilitating issues, lots of doctor … [Read more...]

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Easy Pumpkin Patch Candy for Halloween

Looking for a super easy and SUPER cute candy to take to the preschool party this Halloween?  This pumpkin spice flavored recipe is as cute as it is delicious. This is perfect for any fall gathering or as a fun recipe for kids to make! Ingredients 16 ounces White Melting Chocolate (aka "chocolate bark"; white chocolate chips will work also) 1 ½ teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice ¾ cup Mellowcreme Pumpkins ½ cup Green Sprinkles ½ cup Green M&Ms Instructions Place the … [Read more...]

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Productivity is Overrated

I try to be productive. Really I do. Some days I am at the top of my game, whipping up amazing videos for facebook that get 1,000s of views and doing a happy dance over my creative achievements. And then there are days like today, when I have a Nickelback song stuck on repeat in my brain and I cannot focus on diddly-squat because I'm repeating "I'll have the quesadilla." over and over in my head all day long. These are the days when I feel like a useless lump of a blogger. An utter … [Read more...]

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Peanut Butter Cornflake Coconut Bars + Gooey Video Tutorial

I've been making these peanut butter coconut squares since I was a little girl, which might explain why turned out so unskinny as an adult. What can I say? I'm a child of the 70's. Ahhh, the 1970's. Those glorious years when moms were not scared of red food dye or HFCS or cigarette smoke or letting their toddlers ride with their faces pressed against the glass of a station wagon rear window. Our KoolAid pitchers were filled with cups of toxic sugar and our AquaNet ate holes in the Ozone … [Read more...]

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Harry Potter Bath & Body Potion Recipes

Did you know this year is the 20th anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter book? If you have a Harry Potter fan in your house, I'm sure you've already discovered that. My 9 year old son, Garrett, is OBSESSED with all things HP.  He is planning to dress up as Harry for Halloween, and we have not one but THREE Harry Potter themed events to attend between now and October 31st. Since we are in full-on Pottermania up in here, I thought I'd share some kid-friendly potions to conjure … [Read more...]

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Creepy Halloween Party Treats

Looking for some creepy Halloween party treat ideas for the kids? I gotcha covered, my witches.  Check these out. Serve up these super scary Frankenstein Toes, Sp-cookie Ghosts, Mummy Fingers and Werewolf Claws! These are so easy you won't even break out in a cold sweat. And talk about a hit at the Halloween parties!  You could also stuff 'em in goodie bags and give them away as treats for the classmates or neighbors. So, whatcha waiting on? Melt some chocolate and get to dipping … [Read more...]

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20 Cute Halloween Crafts for Kids

Happy Halloween! Your kids may celebrate by trick-or-treating or dressing in costume, but these 20 Halloween crafts for kids will have them celebrating the holiday all month long. Enjoy these fun activities with your kids, a play group, or at school or preschool parties. You will all be in for a treat (or two) with these hauntingly cute Halloween crafts for kids. 1. DIY Bat Corner Bookmarks via Easy Peasy and Fun A perfect craft to make with your favorite bookworm, these adorable … [Read more...]

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