Hot Buttered Rum

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Easy Cat Shirt with Printable!

Black and White Quinoa with Mushrooms

I spend too much time packing my kid's lunches. Over thinking what to include, making sure there's always a variety throughout the week and that it's healthy, all while playing Tetris with the different sized containers that fit in their lunch boxes. But then for my lunch? I quickly eat the first thing I see in the pantry, usually a granola bar of some sort, and move on to the next task....more

Trader Joe's Favorites

Let's talk Trader Joe's. I love it for many reasons - the prices are great, they offer a lot of organics and all house brand items are Non-GMO (but not labeled that way, read why here), it's small which means I can do my shopping quickly, and it's a fun environment. Want to try something? Just ask an employee and they'll open it for you - including wine!...more

The Goldilocks of Halloween Decorating

Growing up, my family only decorated the house for Christmas, no other holidays. It just wasn't my mom's thing. I do remember one ceramic jack-o-lantern shaped candle holder and I loved getting it out when I was young. (I still have it and my kids know how important it is to me.) As I got older, I'd bring home bales of hay, cornstalks, and pumpkins to create a fall facade on our front porch. ...more

Geocaching with Margot and Richie

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Fancy Tea Party Hosting 101

I've been planning a tea party for Vaughn in my head for years now. Our little white table, outside under the trees, glass domes covering treats, vintage chandelier hanging above, no pesky bugs, and the perfect day, warm and sunny but not too hot. You know, no big deal. ...more

Take off my left shoe? My foot!

I cannot believe that professionals are writing stories with tips and products are being made to help people remember that they have a child in the back seat of the car. If you cannot remember on your own that your child is in the car than you should not be driving at all.  Take your left shoe off and put it in the backseat so that when you reach your destination you remember to get it (and your child) from the back....more

Make Returns Easy with this Tip!

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Grill This: My Favorite Bean Burger

Let's talk beans. And rice. (Which always reminds me of "Frank and Beans! Frank and Beans!" from There's Something About Mary.) Ahem, let's turn this back into a mature, adult conversation. ...more