Fearless Friday, Mixed Media Salad in a Jar Printable

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Well, it’s time to start working on shedding the holiday pounds, so let’s get inspired by creating a delicious salad in a jar     My favorite salads have a combo of sweet fruit, tangy cheese, crunchy nuts, lots of greens and maybe a little bacon with a  vinaigrette or creamy dressing But you can … Continue reading

Holidays, New Year’s Eve Ideas

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What are you doing New Year’s Eve?     This year we are hoping to celebrate early in the day watching the Tide play the Washington Huskies to get a slot in the National Championship game Jan. 9     I am wondering how I am going to combine glam with football…     I … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Slow Cooker Chili Mac & Cheese

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Here’s another short cut recipe for low energy days that will perk up your strength in no time     Make a big pot of your favorite chili  {or try HHjrs easy recipe below}     We like to make chili in a slow cooker, the aroma can be enjoyed all day or greet you … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Short Cut Asparagus Manicotti

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Okay, in case you are officially exhausted from the holiday whirlwind, this recipe is perfect for tired cooks, especially if you have some leftover holiday ham     I love manicotti, but it can be a little labor intensive     This is my short cut version, but don’t let the title fool you, it’s … Continue reading

Holidays, Merry Christmas 2016!

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Fa  la  la  🎶  la  la,  🎶  la  la  la  la  🎶  !   I wish you faith wonder and Joy!   Merry Christmas! Save Save Save Save Save Save Save

Fearless Friday, Mimosas and Candy Canes

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Fearless Friday posted early this week so you would have an extra day for some last minute holiday crafts     A Merry Mimosa sign and mixing station     and candy cane card holders     You can read all about it here I wish you the merriest of holidays!   Full of angels … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Merry Mimosa Bar and Candy Cane Easels

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Whew, here we are, December 23!     For a little extra jolly I painted a sign for our bar     Which is all set up as a Merry Mimosa Station     Help yourself!     I used a short piece of board and painted it black     I wanted to incorporate … Continue reading

Tablescapes, JOY!

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Tis three days before Christmas   And right by the tree     Is a table for two     For Santa and me     Thoughts of Joy fill our hearts     We can’t wait until it all starts!     A special Santa looks down from above     Waiting to fill … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Christmas Menu & Last Minute Ideas

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  I spent part of Sunday polishing the menu for our family Christmas Eve Lunch with Santa   If you can take some time a week or so in advance of an event, to make a master grocery list and timeline,  you will be giving yourself a present  🎁 There’s no formal dining for the … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Prosciutto & Pesto Puff Pastry Tree

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How about a last minute Wow recipe…     A prosciutto and pesto filled puff pastry Christmas tree!     There was a gingerbread house decorating party on a recent cold Saturday afternoon at the North Pole, and we needed something warm and wonderful to nosh on     I remembered that I had a … Continue reading

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