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A friend of mine who grew up in Australia shared a Melting Moments recipe with me a few years back.  Melting Moments are very popular in Australia and for her, very nostalgic.  She shared the recipe around Christmastime and every since I’ve made them for the holidays, but they are

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fall books for kids
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Now that it is November, we’re quite dug into fall.  For many of you, autumn is everywhere.  The leaves have changed color and now decorate the ground, big leafy piles ready for little feet to jump into.  Well here in the desert, it still looks the same.  Palm trees don’t

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creamy peppermintini #sweetnlowstarss
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This Skinny Creamy Peppermintini Peppermint Martini recipe is part of a sponsored post for SocialStars #SweetNLowStars Now that Halloween has passed, I’ve moved on to thinking about Christmas.  YES, I know Thanksgiving has yet to come, but Christmas requires much more planning — and, let’s confess — it’s hard to

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#loveisagift
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This post about the importance of showing kids to be charitable is sponsored by MassMutual. We’ve done it, another successful Halloween down.  Now onto the season of giving and receiving.  As soon as November begins, I start to really feel the need to reach out, to pay it forward and

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Just Pretend Kids
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Halloween is quickly approaching, so I wanted to share with you my favorite place to purchase dress-up clothes and costumes.  As a parent, one of my biggest frustrations is when I spend a lot of money on a costume for one of my daughters, and it’s cheaply made. I can’t

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baked pumpkin french toast
kitchenmomrecipesthanksgiving

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine. When I wake up in the morning, the last thing I want to do is eat.  My husband is fascinated

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black martini recipe
autumnhalloweenholidayrecipes

This Black Widow Martini recipe is sponsored by Sweet’N Low. Are you guys SO excited for Halloween?!  I just started decorating the house and yard with my daughter and I totally have the Halloween bug.  Every time I am out of the house, I find myself picking up more pumpkins,

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last laughs animal epitaphs
autumnbookbookshalloween

My daughter, 7 (and quickly approaching 8) is at that age where she needs a bit more from a book.  This week I spent some time sorting through her over-flowing bookshelf, pulling out books that are suddenly too babyish for her (and tucking them away for her little brother).  She

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apple pie martini #sweetnlowstars
autumnhalloweenrecipesthanksgiving

This Rye Apple Pie in the Sky cocktail recipe is part of a sponsored post for SocialStars #SweetNLowStars Welcome to fall ya’ll! I’m avoiding the early pumpkins as to not tire of them before December hits, but the apples… I’m ALL apples right now!  Our local orchards are just bursting

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fall board books
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Well folks, here we are at the unofficial end of summer and beginning of fall.  I’m so relieved to be done with summer because I live in the desert.  We had a pretty mild summer… I don’t think it even reached 120 this year… but I am still so ready

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