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Fall Decor Must-Make DIYs

This Summer was the hottest that North Carolina has had in a long time, or so I’m told.  This was our first summer here and I am so ready for Fall.  Not only am I looking forward to the weather cooling off, but I can’t wait to decorate my house fall Fall.  This collection of Fall Decor Must-Make DIYs are bound to have something for everyone. Fall Decor Must-Make DIYs …continue reading

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Berry Blueberry Muffins

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of the Minute Maid® “Doin’ Good” back to school campaign. In the last couple of months I have learned so much about who I am as a wife, mother, and woman.  We all too often doubt ourselves as women.  My sister recently welcomed her third child, but her first daughter, and we are over the moon excited about this little beauty.  The …continue reading

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Praline Pecan Cookies

There’s something wonderful about the mouth-watering aroma of delicious cookies baking on a fall afternoon! These Praline Pecan Cookies are fabulous and an easy way to kick-start your fall baking! This cookie version of the classic, Southern praline candy combines a brown sugar cookie that’s both crisp and chewy, with a topping of pecans and a generous drizzle of praline icing. Praline Pecan Cookies   Hi everyone, it’s Cindy from Little …continue reading

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Whimsy Wednesdays 183

Oh my goodness!  You all know my love of eating cookies for breakfast so how could I possibly resist these Samoa Cookie Doughnuts {Recipe HERE} by The Simple Sweet Life.  These are absolutely amazing and clearly irresistible!   If you’re ready to party,  just click below to join on in and be sure to follow along with me on Facebook !  Once you’ve linked up with us be sure to stop by …continue reading

Chicken Parmesan

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Ragu® Spaghetti and Pasta Sauces.  All opinions are mine. My husband is often not home to cook meals, but his Chicken Parmesan is a meal that he makes when he is home.  He recently made a comment how mine isn’t as good as his.  Clearly, he forgot who he was talking to because I love a challenge.  Even he had to admit that …continue reading

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Fun Foods for Fall

Fall is one of my favorite times to be a foodie because it incorporates apple and pumpkin, which when baking makes the house smell absolutely amazing.  I love being able to get a bit more creative with my Fall foods.  This collection of Fun Foods for Fall does just that.  Enjoy! Fun Foods for Fall Click NEXT to view the NEXT Fun Food for Fall!

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Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Bars

You might remember that last Fall I admitted I wasn’t a huge fan of pumpkin.  I dabbled a bit with my Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites and started to have a little bit of a change of heart.  After making these Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Bars, I am sold on pumpkin and you will be too.  These are so easy and taste so good! Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Bars My girls …continue reading

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Celery Soup

Slow cooker sweet potato and celery soup with barley is a must-have meal for a simple weeknight dinner or the perfect appetizer for Sunday supper. As the cooler months are upon us, fresh and hearty soups are the perfect way to warm you up on a cool day! This healthy, vegetarian soup is just what the doctor ordered! Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Celery Soup with Barley   Happy Thursday …continue reading

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Whimsy Wednesdays 182

So…my baby starts kindergarten and I’m all over the place about it.  You can find my letter to her HERE.  I’m pretty sure that it’s going to take all my power to not dive face first into these Apple Filled Cupcakes from Simplee Thrifty {find the recipe HERE}.  Seriously!  Just picture that one year old with cake smeared all over their face.  Yep, that’s going to be me!   If …continue reading

A Letter to my Kindergartner

As you head off to bed with a nervous energy for what is to come tomorrow, I sit to contemplate how I’m going to keep it together tomorrow for your sake.  You came into our lives just before a snowstorm on my thirtieth birthday and you’ve been a force to reckon with ever since. A Letter to my Kindergartner Part of me wants to skip around the house knowing I …continue reading

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Creative Halloween Ideas

I love to start collecting ideas early for Halloween so that I can start putting them together in advance.  Otherwise I get overwhelmed by all of the creative ideas out there and nothing gets done, which is why this collection of Creative Halloween Ideas is out well in advance.  Enjoy! Creative Halloween Ideas Click NEXT to view the next Creative Halloween Idea.

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Banana Breakfast Cookies

Banana Breakfast Cookies are the perfect way to get anyone to eat a nutritious breakfast right from the start.  With it’s subtle hint of peanut butter and the perfect amount of sweetness with it’s chocolate chips, they’re a breakfast that everyone wants to grab. Banana Breakfast Cookies Before I give you the recipe for these banana breakfast cookies, I have a confession to make.  For the longest time, I couldn’t …continue reading

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