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Small Business Saturday Link Up #2

Small Business Saturday Link Up #2 0

Last week was the first Small Business Saturday Link Up and if you’re new to this series, don’t worry – we all are! I started this link up to give shops and small businesses a way to get their name out there before the big holiday season rush. At last week’s link up we had […]

Friday Favorites: Christmas, Netflix and Candy

Friday Favorites: Christmas, Netflix and Candy 0

This week has been crazy, like CRAZY! Halloween is tonight and although my kids had their costumes planned and purchased (or made) weeks in advance I still feel like I’m making a mad dash to the finish line. But once it’s over, then we can on to bigger things – like deciding what to make […]

20+ Candy Dessert Recipes

20+ Candy Dessert Recipes 0

Once Halloween is over, and the kids have crashed from their sugar high you’re left with bags and bags full of candy. Every year we buy a few to give out, but even though our neighborhood if full of kids we don’t get many trick-or-treaters at our door. So, more candy. I usually dump all […]

Knott’s Merry Farm Christmas Season 2014

Knott’s Merry Farm Christmas Season 2014 0

Over the last year my family and I have been visited Knott’s Berry Farm almost 10 times and each time is more fun than the last! Knott’s Berry Farm’s seasonal event Knott’s Merry Farm is coming soon and we can’t wait to visit again. The holiday event includes park-wide decorations, live entertainment, festive food, and(…)

Small Business Saturday Link-up!

Small Business Saturday Link-up! 3

What is Small Business Saturday? Well, it is actually the Saturday after Black Friday when small businesses have big sales. It’s a day to support your local baker, that online mom & pop shop, or maybe Grandma’s knitting business. With the holidays just around the corner (Christmas is 61 days away!) I wanted to come up […]

20+ Delicious Apple Desserts

20+ Delicious Apple Desserts 0

Move over pumpkin, my favorite flavor for Fall is apple! Today I’ve put together a list of uses for common apples and have 20+ apple recipes to share with you from Foodie.com(…)

How to Make Brown Sugar

How to Make Brown Sugar 0

I have had a love for brown sugar for a long time. I adjust almost every dessert recipe I make to include a mix of white and brown sugar because it adds such an amazing flavor to everything. EVERYTHING. I have yet to find something that brown sugar does not make better. I was recently told […]

25 Children’s Books for Thanksgiving

25 Children’s Books for Thanksgiving 0

When I was a kid, Thanksgiving was a great celebration. We gathered as a family and spent the day making food, watching football and laughing with each other. Today it seems that Thanksgiving is passed by, once Halloween is over everything seems to be about Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas just as […]

It’s A Monster Mash! OC Market Place

It’s A Monster Mash! OC Market Place 0

It’s a Monster Mash! 17TH Annual Trick or Treat Festival  October  26, 2014 * 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. OC Market Place * OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa Wheelin’, Crawlin’ & Creepin’ All Day – It’s the 15th annual Halloween Hearse Show with a special Bug & Monster Car Show all roly-poly’d into one […]

Halloween Monster Bark

Halloween Monster Bark 0

Last year I made some candy bark for Christmas and the kids seemed to like it a lot. So for the ultimate candy holiday of Halloween I wanted to make another batch for the kids to give to their friends. I used Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Pretzels and Fudge Brownie Graham Fish crackers along with candy […]

Friday Favorites – What I’m loving for Fall

Friday Favorites – What I’m loving for Fall 0

It’s no surprise that I spend a lot of time online everyday. With a blog and an online shop, sometimes it feels as if that’s all I ever do! But one of the highlights of spending so much time online is that I find a lot of really awesome websites, shops, sales, deals – just […]

OC Zoo: Halloween Zootacular

OC Zoo: Halloween Zootacular 0

There’s a lot going on here in Southern Orange County, CA for Halloween! My kids and I are excited to check out the fun Zootacular happening at the OC Zoo on October  25. Activities include trick-or-treating*, a Halloween scavenger hunt*, kids crafts, and face painting. The first 100 kids ages 12 & under in costume will […]

Treat Yourself Slow Cooker Giveaway

Treat Yourself Slow Cooker Giveaway 121

We’re just a couple of weeks away from Halloween and there’s one thing that’s on everyone’s mind… treats! The Treat Yourself Giveaway Hop is hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network. In this Hop, you’ll find lots of special treats to keep you entering giveaways until it’s time to go out and gather your own – so be […]

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Ham Soup

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Ham Soup 0

When I was growing up my family and I ate dinner together every night. I didn’t realize it at the time, but this was really special! My mom made dinner at 6 o’clock every night, we all sat down together and talked about our day. Even as we grew older and had sports practice to attend, or plans with our friends[...]

Teaching Kids Healthy Living:  Fuel Up to Play 60

Teaching Kids Healthy Living: Fuel Up to Play 60 3

Today’s post is brought to you by Fuel Up to Play 60 and the California Milk Advisory Board. Read on the find out how you can keep the kids active and healthy at school!  Teaching my kids how to live a healthy life has always been important to me. I keep fresh fruit and veggies […]