Peanut Butter Party Cookies

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I really want to write this post, but all I can think about is how much I want to eat these cookies sitting over on my kitchen counter... Peanut butter blossoms are a classic cookie.  And when it comes to the classics, you can almost guarantee that the variations will all be great too!  Have you tried peanut butter blossoms with dark chocolate?  Have you tried them with dark chocolate and sprinkles?  What a great way to ring in the new … [Read more...]

20 Delicious Apple Recipes

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It's almost my faaaaaaavorite time of year!!  I adore the fall...everything about it.  Sometimes I sit and think (cuz I'm weird like that) about if there's anything I don't like about the fall and I just can't!  The fall is the PERFECT season!  The food is the BEST.  The leaves changing color, the cooler, crisp air, the fun holidays.  School starts up, our routine is back in swing, we are getting ready for the winter.  I just love, love, love it. … [Read more...]

DIY Soundbar Mount

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So it's a pretty common thing for men to love technology.  However, I need to admit that I'm also a fan.  But in my family, my husband is THE tech guy.  Like in all my family, which is extensive.  Anytime anyone needs to buy a new computer or TV or something, they ask him first.  And my husband loves his toys, so for his dental school graduation gift, I bought him his dream TV (at least the one that was reasonable to buy.)  And I have to say, it … [Read more...]

Quilting 101: Craftsy Mini Classes

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I love quilting.  But I must confess, I am not the most accurate quilter.  More than once I've ended up with misaligned piecing which drives me crazy.  So I have decided that I want to take some quilting classes.  However, since I have three young kids,  I don't have time to go to quilting stores and take those classes at my leisure.  What should I do? This is where Craftsy comes in.  Have you heard of it?  It's this education website where … [Read more...]

8 Personalized Gift Ideas Under $50 (& giveaway)

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Personal Creations. **Spoiler for Michelle--don't keep reading unless you want to know what your Christmas presents are!** Every year I put off all my Christmas shopping until December and every year I want to punch myself in the throat.  I hate how stressful the holidays can be!  My family does a gift exchange among siblings--and I have 10 siblings.  So we rotate through and this … [Read more...]

Sharpie School Supply Bags

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This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #SharpieBTS http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I will fully admit to being one of those moms doing a little dance that school is starting soon.  This summer was fun, but it's always challenging to be around your little kids all. the. time.  I feel like I can never think of enough activities and the … [Read more...]

20 Ways to Use Tomatoes

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I bought three tomato plants this year. I absolutely love garden fresh tomatoes and I've missed having my own garden space so much. The soil where I live is terrible for growing things, so I decided to try growing tomatoes in some large containers. I made one stupid mistake though--back in April, I went to Costco and saw they were selling tomato plants three to a flat and I thought I'd buy them there. I was so stupid and DIDNT check the labels of … [Read more...]

No Bake Peanut Butter Cake Pops

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Peanut Butter Cake Pops! Okay...these actually aren't cake at all.  So I guess the term is not accurate.  But they look like cake pops so I wanted to be like the cool kids and pretend I made cake pops.  But if you are a lover of chocolate and peanut butter, you won't care that these aren't made of cake. This is a combination of peanut butter cups and cake pops, the dough is a very simple but oh-so-delicious peanut butter … [Read more...]