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Grandma’s Date Balls

We all have things that are must haves during the holidays. Whether because it’s tradition or reminds of something or someone, it’s important. For me, one of those things at Christmas time is a yummy recipe my grandmother used to make called Date Balls. I know what you might be thinking… it doesn’t sound all… READ MORE »

Buy A Pair of New Shoes & Support TOMS One-For-One Giving Program

In case you’re not aware, TOMS is a shoe company that was founded by Blake Mycoskie in 2011. In 2006, he visited children in a small village in Argentina and saw that the children didn’t have sufficient shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS  — a company that will match every pair… READ MORE »

Mistletoe & Murder – a cozy mystery

Presley heads home to celebrate Christmas with her family expecting it to be a relaxing holiday until her old boyfriend, Brian, unexpectedly shows up at her parents’ house on Christmas Eve. He is desperate for her help finding out who has been stealing from his business and Presley is happy to help. However, things turn… READ MORE »

Fab 5 Friday

Here are just a few of my fav posts from this past week. Now off to finish my Christmas shopping! Minimalist Baker – 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Granola Bars…I love me some peanut butter. The Nectar Collective – What Are Your Blogging Goals For 2015…I’m working on my goals. Are you? Gimme Some Over – Vegetable… READ MORE »

Be Festive In Red This Holiday Season

We recently posted about wearing red during the holidays. Not everyone feels like they can pull off the bold color, but during the holiday season, I think it looks great on everyone! So, try something different and be festive in red! Check out some of our favorite red style picks for this holiday season:  Little Red… READ MORE »

What I Did This Weekend

I had THE BEST time last weekend with my soon to be hubs. My friend Michele, who I’ve been friends with since 2nd grade (and that is a long, long time for me) got married. Not only was the wedding absolutely gorgeous, she had this amazing winter wonderland type theme all in silver and white…. READ MORE »

Holiday Style

I’m not a huge wearer of red. I like the color; I just don’t think it looks all that great on me. But this time of year I can’t help myself but want all things red and sparkly. I have seen so many more people out and about in red. It’s festive and fun! How… READ MORE »

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

The last couple months has been a plethora of recipes containing pumpkin. On this blog and many others. I, for one, can never get enough pumpkin and am always looking for easy ways to sneak it in. A few weeks ago I posted a recipe on Espresso Bellavitano Crescent Rolls and it got me thinking about… READ MORE »

Cupcakes Aren’t Just for Eating

Trixie, Berklie, and Sophie are enjoying the success of their new business and planning for Sophie’s upcoming wedding when one of their customers dies after eating a baked good. If that wasn’t bad enough for they start receiving hang up calls. At first they chalk it up to a wrong number or kids playing pranks… READ MORE »

C is for Clairty

Clarity = clearness of thought. I wish I had that more often. I have glimpses of clarity – is that even possible? How interesting, or not, life would be always having clarity. I think that sometimes having clarity may be overrated. Living in a haze of uncertainty can add an air of mystery. OK, maybe… READ MORE »

Happiness Is…

I spent Thanksgiving with my fiancés family and one of his amazing relatives, Jennifer, made my day. She did so by saying she liked my blog. Who doesn’t love that, right? She then went on to give me the most amazing idea for a blog post. About happiness and how memories can trigger happiness. We… READ MORE »