You probably all know by now how much I love polka dots and stripes. I've used them in lots of my projects, with two of my favorites being Peppermint Striped Candlesticks and Striped & Polka Dot Pumpkins. I love them so much that I simply couldn't resist making a set in brown & white for Thanksgiving table centerpieces. They're easy, adorable, and really inexpensive--three of my favorite things!
We are huge popcorn fans at our house. HUGE. I won't tell you how many bags of popcorn kernels we have in our basement! It's the yummiest snack, and who can watch a movie without popcorn? With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, I was thinking of fun gift and party favor ideas, and I knew Paper Bag Popcorn would be perfect! Not only are they SUPER cost-effective, but they're totally adorable!
You probably know by now that I love simple the most. Quick, easy, and adorable is my mantra, and I'm always looking for gift ideas that fit all of those criteria. Even better is when they are cost-efficient, and this darling Candy Bar Mummy is all of them!
I am all about quick and easy dinners. Our afternoons are SO busy, and my favorite dinner recipes are the ones I can put together quickly, but are still yummy and healthy. Over the years I've collected recipes that are tried-and-true, ones that I rely on often, and ones that I know I can whip up quickly. Quick & Easy Chicken Pot Pie is one of those! A dear friend shared this with me many years ago, and it's still a family favorite.
Homemade suckers bring me back to my childhood. My mom would make them in different shapes and flavors, and we absolutely loved it. I thought it was time I introduced my own children to them, and the holidays are the perfect time to try them. With Halloween coming up, I made some super cute homemade suckers shaped like bats, witches, scarecrows, and ghosts. They are SO adorable and super easy to make. LOVE!
I just love being able to make whatever kind of sucker I want to, and you guys, it is SO easy and fast! I whipped up this batch in less than 15 minutes, plus the cooling time. I had completed suckers in about an hour, which is so awesome!
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My twin boys started kindergarten this year. sniff, sniff. Every day when they get home, we talk about their school day, and I always ask what their favorite part of the day was. Without fail, the answer is the same...lunch. Their second favorite part of the day? Snack.
School is hard work and makes for hungry kids, and as you can tell, and I love giving my kids both yummy & healthy lunches and snacks. Enter in Chobani! I adore Chobani Greek yogurt, and I eat it just about every single morning. When I discovered Chobani Kids® and Chobani Tots®, I was absolutely thrilled, and so were my kids!
They're also the favorite after school snack, and even my 2 year old, who doesn't even go to school, has to have one with her older siblings.
For this mom, that's a win-win.
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Would you believe I had NEVER made pumpkin bread before? It's true. Not one time. Until the last month, and I've made it four times! I'm usually not a huge fan of pumpkin (pumpkin pie, no thanks!), so I've just not thought I would like it. Then my kids starting asking me about it, and so I decided to give it a try. Oh my goodness....it is SO yummy! I don't know why I ever waited so long!
I'm still pinching myself.
I'm sure the surreal feeling I have is going to last for a very long time, because whether I say it out loud or in my head it seems like there's no way it's really true. But it is!
It's also the reason I've been posting a little less than usual, and why that will most likely be the case for the next few months. It's been almost a week since my last post, and it's because I've been working like mad on my biggest project so far.
Here's a little hint...
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One of our favorite Halloween traditions is making Haunted Gingerbread Houses, and we are now on our 9th year! We love to invite friends over to join us, and make it a whole evening of fun--making houses, eating yummy food, and laughter around the campfire. It's such a fun way to celebrate Halloween with your whole family--the kids love it, and so do the adults!