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    For Shame For Shame

    Parenting, one of the toughest jobs you will ever have. There is no handbook or Dial A Parenting Coach Hotline, and you will undoubtedly do things wrong a gazillion times. Wonderful thing is, you will also do a lot of things right. The right things will not receive near the attention nor get the kudos deserved but let someone catch wind of something that is wrong in their eyes and let the Parent Shaming begin!  I’ve even had perfect strangers threaten to kidnap my infant daughter because I happened to have her in a car-seat in her stroller (asleep) rather than in my arms, while I was in a checkout…

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    Food, Drinks & Fun For St. Patrick’s Day

    Whether you call it St. Patrick’s Day or St. Paddy’s day, one thing is certain about March 17th, it is a great day for a party. St. Patrick’s day represents a day of celebration and for adults can also include a toast or several in honor of. Anyone can be Irish for a day and you are doubly lucky if you are Truly Irish! What began as a religious feast day in the 17th century has evolved into a variety of festivals across the globe celebrating Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, and a whole lot of green. I have collected some of my favorite things to do…

  • RECIPES GALORE,  Recipes That Require A Lil More Love

    Perfect Cut-Out Cookie Dough!

    “Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase” I use this recipe for almost all my cut-out cookies. The texture is perfect and the cookies hold their shape perfectly. I change out the extracts for a variety of flavor and decorate with glaze, a simple buttercream or sanding sugar. I have a Cuisinart Stand Mixer that I love and use religiously. If you don’t have one I highly recommend. There are a ton of attachments that you can purchase separately that are too fun to not add to your kitchen…

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    Chicken No Pie Mac N Cheese

    Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I have found the ultimate way to get my little one to eat meat! Surround it with a sauce or gravy, mix in some veggies and pasta and bam! Eats like a champ. I made this last night and his little belly was so full! I used my skillet again and the results were yummy! I use a deep cast-iron skillet by Lodge and it is perfect! It is pre-seasoned and ready for immediate use. I love cooking with cast-iron. It…

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    The Perfect Customizable Baby Shower Invitations! Baby-Q or Giraffe which to choose!

    This is a sponsored post for Basic Invite. However, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.  Everyone that knows me knows I love a good party! No not the rowdy type, but a well-organized and planned event. From the invitations to the food I love to plan! We are excited to welcome another little bundle of joy into the family this year and it’s a girl! My niece & her fiance will welcome their Rainbow Baby in May. This of course is an aunt’s time to shine with a baby shower! I am a theme party planner type. Some of you may remember for Coopers 1st birthday it was all…

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    What Does Your Name-Tag Say?

    There are so many names we can be given and give ourselves. The positive names are what we strive for and what God wants for us. The negative names are what we get when we take control and put God in the backseat. I personally have been guilty of this several times. I get it in my head that I can do a better job and navigate life without his help. This is when my life gets out of balance. My relationships begin to falter, depression sets in and doubt takes over. At times it takes me a minute to figure out the missing piece, God. When I do have…

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    The ABC’s of Me

      I was recently nominated by The Mom Blog WI, (you can find her blog here,) to do the ABC’s of Me! You can find her blog post about her here! It’s a cute little post all about you, which is a fun way for your readers to get to know you, and for fellow bloggers to get to know each other!     She was nominate Our Chaotic Mess (link here). This has been a fun discovery and I will also nominate three of my fellow bloggers! So for what you are anxiously waiting for , haha, here are the 26 ABC’s about Me! A- Age: 43 B- Biggest Fear: Something…

  • Quick & Easy,  RECIPES GALORE

    French Toast Bake

    So incredibly yummy! I had a half loaf of sourdough bread left and took a shot at making something with it. As you can see the pan is small so if you make more increase eggs and milk. Hope y’all enjoy! Ohh and the music is a great pick me up! Lil Zac Brown! If you prefer to read and print the recipe see below. Print French Toast Bake This French Toast is so incredibly easy to make and is my go to meal in the mornings. I can prep and pop in the oven while getting ready for work. My family loves the syrup fruit mixture that I make…

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    D Is For Holiday’s! Wait, What?

    Dysfunctional: a : not functioning properly : marked by impaired or abnormal functioning b : characterized by abnormal or unhealthy interpersonal behavior or interaction Since the 1980’s the word dysfunctional has been used to describe family dynamics. Talk show hosts paraded family members on screen for entertainment and the more obnoxious the better. With the holiday’s fast approaching I see many people talking about their family and using the word dysfunctional. I used to look at people and think wow they really have it together and their home must be amazing! Then they start telling me stories and I sit back and think holy smokes my family almost seems normal,…

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    The Gift Of Awesome!

    I struggle every year with what to get my nieces and nephews for Christmas. They are all fortunate that if they have a need it is fulfilled so gift giving tends to be well, boring. So now I am in the search for unique gifts that will hopefully wow vs. a gift card blah. Here are a few I have come up with! Kidstir– Teach your child to cook with this monthly subscription box that includes kid-sized cooking tools, kid-friendly recipes, a cookbook binder to keep all the recipes, and more. This subscription box is more affordable than some others, and you can turn the cooking into a fun family…