7 layer bars

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we make these all the time. way too much. then we devour them... 1 sweet little piece at a time. // my kids love to measure, dump, spread & take small tastes along the way. <<< start off with some simple ingredients >>> 7 layer bars combine 1 cup of crushed graham crackers with 1/2 cup of sugar & 1/2 cup of … [Read more...]

30 has arrived.

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it's the eve of my 30th birthday and i'm reflecting tonight. with eager anticipation, i have waited for this birthday since i was in middle school. // i suppose i always assumed that turning 30 would make me an insta-adult. mature. i have never been shy to admit my age and according to my 53 year old dad, "age is just a number." so tonight, on … [Read more...]

7 gifts for men

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there are no cuff links, golf gear or ties on our list. just a quick guide to give you some ideas as you begin searching for Christmas gifts for the men in your life. this list has been approved by my dad & 2 adult brothers that enjoy receiving gifts they will ACTUALLY use! BUY HERE // the ultimate man tool. it grinds, smooths, cuts, makes … [Read more...]

pumpkin dip date.

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i love being in the kitchen with my kids. both of them have step stools & several aprons and have always asked to join us in the kitchen. spending time teaching them how to crack eggs, hold onto the bowl while using an electric mixer, measuring out flour, testing the batter ;) & watching the oven while our favorite cookies bake. // i … [Read more...]

20 Mom and Son Date Ideas

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i am reminded daily how quickly these sweet children of mine are growing up. these ideas will create some fantastic memories. so grab a few ideas and spend some time with your son. my firstborn & son Jack is the sweetest, most generous, most caring, most creative & the smartest boy i know {i am partial, for sure!}. his smile lights … [Read more...]

Creme de Menthe Brownies

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i love baking. cooking. trying out new recipes. i love my seriously-glazed pampered chef stones. i love the sweet little fingers of my 5 & 3 year old sweeties that are eager to pull up their stools and mix, blend, stir, melt, crack and taste!! creating in the kitchen is a family event around here.   // INGREDIENTS: 1/2 c. roughly … [Read more...]

5 little things

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i LOVE nautical. i'm sure you've noticed {yes, i am saying this with a little smirk because, well, look around...}. i adore all things red, white, blue, green. nautical-inspired. complete with anchors & stripes & structure. i saw these darling bow bracelets today and took my chance at winning one in the giveaway! today i am sharing 5 … [Read more...]