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09.22.2012

Peanut Butter Pretzel Pumpkins

These Peanut Butter Pretzel Pumpkins are stuffed with peanut butter and dressed up as pumpkins just in time for Halloween! It’s fall! Halloween is coming! And one of the things that means is candy! Another thing it means is pumpkins. And better yet, when those two things combine. I came up with these little Pumpkin…
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09.20.2012

Red Wine Risotto

Red Wine Risotto | Delicious red wine risotto made with mushrooms, seasoned ground turkey, and red wine, a great one pot meal! When is blogger going to come out with a “taste this picture” feature??? This Red Wine Risotto made with delicious sausage and mushrooms is a fan favorite in my house. As a matter…
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09.18.2012

Beachside Wedding Table Numbers

Beachside Wedding Table Numbers | An easy diy for a beachside wedding At the end of September my dear friend, Katie, is getting married in what is sure to be an absolutely beautiful wedding on the beach. This is us together many many many years ago in college.
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09.17.2012

Dinosaur Track Flip Flops

Dinosaur Track Flip Flops | A fun homemade gift for any little dinosaur lover! I have this really sweet nephew who also happens to be my godson. Jamie. He’s kind of awesome. Jamie is kind of obsessed with dinosaurs. And just to give you an example of how awesome he is, he told his preschool…
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09.14.2012

Tomorrow We Walk

Tomorrow is Al’s Run. Tomorrow we walk. Well . . . a lot of people are walking. I am running. This is the third Al’s Run that I’ve participated in in memory of my sweet little Elliot. But this is only the first time I’ve been able to run. The first year I was only…
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09.11.2012

Storing Left Over Candy Melts

Storing Left Over Candy Melts | A really easy way to store left over candy melts that you have already melted Seriously? I can’t believe given how long I’ve been using candy melts that I never thought of this sooner!
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09.06.2012

Rainbow Party Extravaganza!

Rainbow Party! | A TON of amazing rainbow party ideas! Finally! The Rainbow Party Post that you all have been waiting on the edge of your seats for! (It’s okay to admit it.)
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09.04.2012

So This Is Grief

I’m a young mom. Gavin was born when I was in my mid-twenties, and he’s not even five. Like a lot of young moms, I rely on those around me for advice. My baby is snoring at night! What do I do?? {That’s not normal. Get his tonsils and adenoids out.}  My toddler won’t poop…
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08.31.2012

Blue Moon Ice Cream Cake Pops

Blue Moon Ice Cream Cake Pops | Delicious cake pops that taste like Blue Moon ice cream! Today is a Blue Moon! Well. I suppose that depends on who you ask. If you ask me, a blue moon is the second full moon in one month. Wikipedia says it’s the third full moon. But who…
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08.29.2012

Pesto Focaccia Sandwich

Pesto Focaccia Sandwich | A delicious and easy sandwich that can feed a crowd! Recently I had a whole gaggle of children over at my house. It was one of those Sundays that comes at the end of a long week and all you want to do is kick back with your friends and chat…
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08.27.2012

Meatless Monday #6 {Eggplant Risotto & Grilled Cesar Salad}

Eggplant Risotto & Grilled Cesar Salad Oh Meatless Mondays! How I’ve missed you so! I’ve been so consumed with rainbows and going back to school, that I’ve neglected doing MM posts! Well, this week I’m back with a bang. Eggplant Risotto (courtesy of the latest Rachel Ray) and Grilled Cesar “Salad” (courtesy of my addiction…
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08.24.2012

Felt Pennant Birthday Banner

Felt Pennant Birthday Banner | A felt pennant banner that is easy and affordable to make via Wine & Glue Whether you decide to throw a Rainbow Party or some other far inferior type of party for your kiddo, this super simple banner can be a really easy and inexpensive addition to your decor. I…
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