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Toffee Chip Cookies

These Toffee Chip Cookies are chewy, soft and a favorite with most everyone! My 14 year old son has been working on a poetry unit in his Language Arts class. Last Friday, he came home from school and said that they were all presenting their poetry projects on Monday and he signed me up to … [Read More...]

Coffee and Cream Milkshake

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Folgers. All opinions are 100% mine. In this day and age, things are usually a lot more involved and overly-complicated than they need to be. Often times, the simple things in life are still the best. Waking up feeling well-rested. A … [Read More...]

Crab Salad

This recipe for crab salad is packed with tomatoes, avocado, corn and the perfect dressing! About 6 weeks ago, I went grocery shopping and was so excited to find crab meat on sale for $5.99/lb!! That's pretty much unheard of here in Central PA. We're not exactly known as a seafood hub. So … [Read More...]

Casual Friday

Sometimes I miss working outside of the home; being surrounded by colleagues, taking lunch breaks with others, having a schedule that somebody else makes sure I adhere to. And, yes, I even miss Casual Friday. Don't get me wrong. I don't miss all of that enough to go back... but, I do want to … [Read More...]

Gulf County, FL Vacation

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Gulf County. All opinions are 100% mine. Earlier this year, some friends of ours went on a  Gulf County, FL vacation. When they first left, I commented that I hoped they’d have a great time, and then I didn’t give it another … [Read More...]

Bread and Butter Noodles

This recipe for Bread and Butter noodles is one of those recipes, that I'm almost embarrassed to call an actual recipe. It's more of a "We just paid a crap ton in taxes, so what can I find in the freezer" kind of dish. My kids love it, though. Like seriously love it so much that they both … [Read More...]

Cleaning After a Renovation

I am Project Envolve Ambassador with PPL Electric Utilities. I receive product and/or compensation, however I love saving money on my monthly electric bills as much as the next person and all opinions are 100% my own! Normally this is the time of year when I'm grumbling and griping about having … [Read More...]

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort

A couple weeks ago, we actually reached temps in the 70's here in PA. In March, no less! That's pretty good for us, but it was also a big fat stinkin' tease. Because it's cold again, guys. Like down to 27 overnight and waking up to frost on the windshield again cold. And that's such a bummer … [Read More...]

Renovation Progress

So many times in the last week, I've taken pictures with the intent to show all of you our renovation progress. But it keeps changing so fast, that by the time I have them edited, it already looks different in person!! The pictures I'm going to share today, have already changed again, but it's … [Read More...]

Wood Slice Necklace

When my kids were little, we had a trail near us that we liked to hike, and they always seemed to turn it into a scavenger hunt. We started saving empty egg cartons, and I would paint each cup a different color. During our hike, they had to find something from nature that matched their … [Read More...]

How Do Bloggers Earn Money on Facebook

I'm going to get wordy here for a bit, so bear with me, please! "How do bloggers earn money on Facebook?" is a question I hear often, so I thought I'd clear a few things up. Every day, I see people sharing Facebook posts incorrectly. Large pages that take photos from bloggers and share … [Read More...]

Wood Planters

In celebration of National Craft Month, I decided to step away from the kitchen. Put down the hammer. And, well, craft! I made these gorgeous wood planters using some thrift store finds. Seriously, the hanging one turned out better than I expected! And who would have thought these started out … [Read More...]

Easter Cookies

I was provided with compensation and product on behalf of Gertrude Hawk Chocolate but all opinions are 100% my own. Easter is my holiday highlight of the year! It's my holiday to host, which means anywhere from 30-40 people show up at my front door each year. They come ready to hunt for … [Read More...]

Homemade Donuts

We love warm, homemade donuts. Alright, you caught me... we love donuts. But warm ones take it to a whole new level.   My mom used to make these donuts from biscuits when I was little and toss them in cinnamon and sugar. It was such a treat for me and now it is for my kids too! I've … [Read More...]

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge

I've never been a fan of marshmallows. To me, it's kind of on par with cotton candy. It just tastes like a plop of sugar in your mouth, but there's no real actual flavor. Marshmallows were just never really my thing growing up. Don't get me wrong... there were certain times that I could … [Read More...]