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Easy St. Patrick’s Day Donuts

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I think if there was an award for the person who blogged the most about donuts it would go to me. I might be just a little bit obsessed with them! For our family, each holiday is an opportunity to celebrate with a specially themed donut. Also, since I am most usually lacking in the free time department, any donut …

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An Irish Blessing

In Cooking & Crafting by Jen21 Comments

This last week was REALLY intense. We have had “mucho” illness with almost every member of our family, and my oldest daughter unfortunately had to be hospitalized due to some scary new symptoms with her eyesight. This latest bout for her has meant a real change in how we do things. We are quickly having to learn the ropes as …

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Easy Mini Heart Cherry Empanadas

In Cooking & Crafting by Jen18 Comments

Have you ever tasted an empanada before? Or have I lost you at the word empanada? An empanada is a stuffed pastry that is either baked or fried. There are many different versions of it from all over the world, but Mexicans like my family enjoy eating them stuffed with fruit. So for a little Valentine’s treat, I am channeling …

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10 Ways To Make Valentine’s Day Special

In Cooking & Crafting, Reviews by Jen22 Comments

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendingYourLove #CollectiveBias I am a low-key kind of gal when it comes to Valentine’s Day celebrations. It’s not that I don’t enjoy Valentine’s Day , because I am ALL in on a holiday that is entirely focused on telling those you love how …

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Creamy Peppermint Sugar Scrub

In Beauty & Fashion, Cooking & Crafting by Jen20 Comments

Over time I have gradually become a fairly skilled beauty DIY’er. Mostly, because I want quality products, but I am kind of cheap. That’s some confession to make, isn’t it?! So ultimately this means, more often than not, if I see something beauty related that is too expensive for my comfort level I will try and figure out a way …

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Easy Winter Wreath

In Cooking & Crafting by Jen28 Comments

Let’s start this post off with a keeping it real question? How many of you actually have ALL (no cheating) of your holiday decorations down? I don’t. Not yet. It’s still a work in progress. I remember one year the Christmas village stayed up through the whole month of February! So for those of you who might be like me, …

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10 Smoothie Recipes To Start The New Year

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At the end of the holidays this year my body was screaming for mercy. With all of the decadent and delicious fare that has been on constant offering since Thanksgiving, I was excited for the new year to begin and for a return to my usual lighter cuisine. Including loads of smoothies, and today I am sharing some of the …

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Kickstart 2018 With These Printables

In Cooking & Crafting by Jen24 Comments

Wow! Was 2017 a doozie or what?! Do people even use the word doozie anymore? I could use a few other descriptor words for 2017, but because my family reads this blog I shouldn’t. So how about we kick off 2018 with the right mojo and clear out the old, bad 2017 mojo with some fun new printables I created …

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Kellogg’s Eggo Star Wars Pancakes Promo

In Cooking & Crafting, Reviews by Jen

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EggoStarWarsPancakes #CollectiveBias A galaxy far, far away is now at your breakfast table with Kellogg’s® Eggo® Star Wars Galaxy Adventure Buttermilk Pancakes, featuring six different Star Wars designs! While supplies last, enjoy extra savings during the holiday season by earning $0.50 cash back …

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Appetizers With Pizazz: Hot Crab Crostini

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All opinions are mine alone. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Louis Kemp. #CrabDelightfulHoliday #CollectiveBias This Holiday season our family has already attended double the parties we did last year. It has been fun, and since I am not one to endlessly slave or obsess over my food creations, I have been whipping up …

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Easy Chocolate Peppermint Bark Donuts

In Cooking & Crafting by Jen23 Comments

If I were given my own cooking show it would probably closely resemble something like what Sandra Lee, the semi-homemade guru lady does. I enjoy cooking, but mostly I enjoy finding time to shorten the cooking process so I can get to my real love, eating the food! If there are more than a dozen steps involved in a recipe, …