Favorite Finds

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It's FRIDAY!  Woo-to-the-Hoo!  The weekend is calling my name louder than usual this week.  How about you? A big THANK YOU to all who entered the Amazon Gift Card Giveaway.  The Rafflecopter Widget selected the winner this morning and an email has been sent. Okay on with this week's FAVORITE FINDS: 1.)  Scrub Daddy - I first met this little guy on Shark Tank.  But first tried it at my Mom and Dad's.  LOVE.  When it's run under cold water, the scrubber is firm and makes it easy to get … [Read more...]

Mexican Layered Dip

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For a visual, I'm helping my daughter with homework {on a Sunday} while working on this post...  And I'm eating the leftovers from this very recipe.  At this point, I'm no longer hungry.  But the amount of homework this girl has is about to send me over the edge.  First, it's 6th grade.  Did I even have homework when I was in 6th grade?  Second, we've spent hours on homework for Art and Gym (okay it's the health side of Gym)  classes and have yet to start the other stuff.  Now, no knock at all … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

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Well....  HELLO there!  It's been a while.  Not much.  How 'bout you?  (name that song - ha!) Have you ever tasted something that became an instant favorite?  You knew you HAD to get the recipe and HOPED you could make it just as good?  That's what happened to me with this soup.  My friend, Heather, brought this to a party and EVERYONE raved about the deliciousness.  Thankfully, Heather shared the recipe..... If you're looking for a cure for this never-ending, unbearable winter...  this is … [Read more...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

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So I had mentioned that February would find me doing a detox after my month-long birthday celebrating.  And I'm sure that WILL happen.  But not today.  Today it's Monday.  And Mondays are hard enough.  But they are even more difficult when they are cold and dark and dreary.  So today, we won't talk detox....  we will talk CHEESECAKE! I've been wanting to try my hand at cheesecake for a sweet forever....  and never had.....  until..... Go Big or Go Home.  This one goes BIG.  And this is … [Read more...]

Barbecue Beef Brisket

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This recipe is one of our family's FAVORITE.  I got the it years ago from a friend after she made it for a Sunday School gathering at her house.  I love that you can make it ahead and just warm in the oven before serving. These pictures are from a few weeks ago....  My kiddos requested this as part of their Back-to-School week dinners.  That time I served it with a Kale Salad (bagged from Costco + slaw dressing) and...  of course....  mac 'n cheese! This past weekend as we … [Read more...]

Happy Monday | Easy Ravioli Lasagna

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Happy Monday to you!  Though I'm not a huge fan of Mondays in general {I miss my family when I send them back to school & work}.....  I woke early for Quiet Time to discover a super cool, crisp Fall morning that is just PERFECT! Our family enjoyed some sweet time together this weekend.  And I enjoyed precious time with two GirlFriends on Saturday doing what girls love to do:  SHOPPING!  We hit the mall with purpose ~> Nordstrom's Beauty event.... where we had our make~up done and got … [Read more...]

September’s Book Club

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So I've already talked about My Girls and about Our Book Club.  I've also already admitted to being a horrible reader before Book Club started.  That has all changed my Friends.  I now have stacks and stacks of books and can't get enough of them.  Woo-to-the-hoo! Okay, so since I wasn't blogging during the first few months of our Book Club, let me catch you up: We started out reading Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.  This literally was a book I could. not. put. down.  Oh it is SUCH A … [Read more...]

Breakfast with the Girls

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Growing up, I lived in the same home from the time I was two until I was eighteen. Attended the same school from kindergarten until high school graduation. Spent every weekend with both sets of grandparents. Spent free time playing with friends in my neighborhood that I grew up with. I regularly attended family reunions. I attended college in my hometown. And I married my high school sweetheart. Moving was not in my vocabulary. So when the time came for us to move {the 1st time} nearly nine … [Read more...]

Weigh-In Wednesday Week 7

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Welcome to our 7th week of Weigh~In Wednesday! We're so glad you're joining us...   Okay, we've talked about BREAKFAST and we've talked about LUNCH.....  so today we've gotta talk about DINNER! I'm on my own most days for breakfast and lunch.....  So my choices {good or bad} only impact ME.  Dinner is a different subject.  I'm not only impacting my health, I'm responsible for my husband and kiddos.  So as often as I can, I make sure I prioritize a healthy and delish dinner. Menu … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Overnight Oats

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I mentioned last week how important breakfast is to keeping on track with healthy eating for me.  And basic overnight oats are an easy way to ensure a good start in the morning.  But now that the cooler weather has arrived.....  I am craving P U M P K I N! PUMPKIN OVERNIGHT OATS! Pumpkin Overnight Oats Source: Kath Eats 1/3 cup oats 1/3 cup yogurt (I use Stonyfield French Vanilla) 1/3 milk (I use Unsweetened Almond Milk) 1/3 cup canned pumpkin 1/2 TBSP Chia Seeds Splash of Vanilla … [Read more...]