Thursday, December 13, 2018

Homemade Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream

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Can you believe there are only 12 days until Christmas! Have you finished shopping?
Have you started shopping??

I'm almost finished, with just a few stocking stuffers to go! My goal is to be done by
Sunday so that I can enjoy time with my in-laws without being all stressed out about
shopping.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Homemade Chex Snack Mix {Large Batch}













































Every year around the holidays my mom would make homemade Chex cereal snack mix.
My brothers and I would shove it in our faces while watching Rudolph the Red Nosed
Reindeer, Santa Claus in Comin' to Town and Frosty the Snowman. Dad would be in his
Lazy Boy recliner, reading Farm Journal magazine or Reader's Digest and mom would be 
crocheting another afghan or poncho for me. Life was good.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

DIY Snow Globe Christmas Ornament









































Isn't this bottle brush tree snow globe ornament the cutest!

Last week while browsing around Michael's I noticed these clear, open front plastic
ornaments and thought they would be a fun craft to make with Madison. Her fiancé
was out of town for the weekend so she came over to stay with us and it was so nice
to have her back home.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Chocolate Diet Coke Cupcakes

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All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Chocolate Diet Coke Cupcakes












































Everyone who knows me well knows that I love Diet Coke®. I've been a fan for years!
There's just something about the delicious taste and that fizz that keeps me coming back
for more.

Many years ago, I heard that you could bake a low-fat cake by simply adding a 12-ounce
can of Diet Coke® to a box of chocolate cake mix. That's it. No oil, eggs or water needed,
just a can of diet soda and cake mix. Diet Coke® and chocolate - I was sold!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Six Ways to Make Your Home Cozy and Welcoming for Holiday Guests

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All thoughts and opinions are my own.

My in-laws are coming for Christmas and we can't wait! I love having friends and family
visit during the holidays. I have games planned, movies picked out and I'm in the process
of making the house all warm and cozy with twinkling lights and candles. Family time is
so important and I love spending time with mine.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Easiest Apple Cinnamon Puff Pastry


Hey friends! Since Thanksgiving is only a little over a week away, I thought I would 
share a quick and easy apple cinnamon puff pastry tart that I made last year. I actually 
made it twice in one week because it was so good!


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Radicchio + Roasted Squash Salad

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Radicchio + Roasted Squash Salad













































We just found out that my in-laws are coming to visit us over Christmas and we're super
excited. They live in Texas, so we only get to see them once or twice a year and it's been
a couple of years since we have been together for Christmas. This holiday season is going
to be really hard because it will be our first Thanksgiving and Christmas without my mom.
I miss her every single day and I know that the holidays are going to tough, so it will be
nice having my in-laws here with us.

I can't believe Thanksgiving is only two and a half weeks away! Weren't we just
celebrating the 4th of July?!