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Small Business Saturday Link-up!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

eMeals Special Offer – FREE Trial

eMeals Special Offer – FREE Trial 0

I’ve talked about eMeals a few times here and can’t say enough good things about them! If you haven’t read one of my previous posts, eMeals is a meal planning service that sends you a weekly list of recipes including side dishes with a completed grocery list. Not only does eMeals get you organized, but […]

Haunts, Harvests & Pioneers at Heritage Hill

Haunts, Harvests & Pioneers at Heritage Hill 0

If you live in South Orange County, CA be sure to check out the festive events that the OC Parks and Heritage Hill Historical Park have planned for the whole family! October 11 – Autumn Harvest Festival  4 – 9 p.m. Event Cost: $5 per person ages 3 and up Parking: FREE (Recommended for all ages) Saturday, October 11 […]

Halloween Shadows Frame

Halloween Shadows Frame 0

As you know I’ve been working with Sizzix for the past few months and I just love it! Every time I visit their site, I just fall in love all over again with their dies. My latest crush is this Halloween Shadows Decorative Strip Die by Tim Holtz. I wasn’t sure what I would make with it at […]

Garanimals – Affordable Clothing for Kids

Garanimals – Affordable Clothing for Kids 1

Today’s post is brought to you by Garanimals – affordable clothing for kids! One lesson that new parents learn early on is that kids can be expensive! When they are newborns you only want soft, comfortable clothes for your growing baby. But kids grow so fast that it can be difficult to keep up with their […]