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How to Build the Perfect Cheese Board

Albertsons Cheese Board

The season for entertaining, parties and gathering with family and friends is finally here!  If you are hosting a get together this holiday season don’t let the menu stress you out.  I’ve partnered with Albertson’s to show you how to build the perfect cheese board, one of my favorite party appetizers. I love setting out a cheese board with a variety of different cheeses and meats, not only because its easy to throw together, but it's always a crowd favorite!  This holiday set out a cheese … [Continue reading...]

Holiday Entertaining Tips for Your Thanksgiving Table

Giggles Galore Thanksgiving Menu and Table Setting

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  I love that we have a day set aside just for celebrating the things we are thankful for and spending time gathered around the table with loved ones.  And while we should count our blessings daily, there is just something so heartwarming about families gathered around the table together to celebrate their blessings.  Plus, I’ve always believed that the best conversations happen when family and friends are gathered together around the table with good … [Continue reading...]

Be Thankful Vintage Window Decor

Be Thankful Vinyl on Window

Is gold still a hot trend?  I sure hope so because lately I have been doing lots of projects with lots of gold.  Everything from gold glitter pumpkins, sparkly gold t-shirts and now my new Be Thankful Vintage Window Decor.  Lucky for me some of my blog friends think metallics are still hot too and we've teamed up to share 7 marvelous metallic projects with you. After months of this vintage window, which came from my husband’s grandmother’s farm, I finally found a use for it.  Last month I … [Continue reading...]

Indian Corn Cookies

Imperial Sugar Indian Corn Cookies

The other day while I was preparing for my Kids Thanksgiving Table TV segment on The Broadcast I came across this recipe on the Imperial Sugar Kids Kitchen website.  I knew I wanted to have an interactive activity that the kids could do and enjoy on Thanksgiving while the adults are busy getting the big meal ready. These Indian Corn Cookies looked easy and my kids agreed that they sounded yummy too!  A was talking about the idea with a friend of ours and mentioned that we were headed home to … [Continue reading...]

Hot Cocoa Stand – Share the Joy

Hot Cocoa for Charity_Hot Cocoa Stand

Hot Cocoa stands make me feel all warm and fuzzy, I mean hello besides a lemonade stand what is cuter?  But this hot cocoa stand is extra special because we are using it to Share the Joy with a little help from World Market.  A little over three years ago I had the idea to do a hot cocoa stand and my photographer and friend, Elayne Dunn Photography, helped me bring it to life.  We created a super cute hot cocoa stand for mini photo sessions and those pictures are still some of my absolute … [Continue reading...]

One Pot Louisiana Shrimp and Sausage Creole

Imagine Louisiana Creole and Red Beans and Rice Dinner

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can....this has been my mantra this week.  Between the kids activities, busy work schedules, getting ready to be out of town and preparing for the holidays, this week already feels like a blur.  And I have a confession to make, when I am busy and feel overwhelmed I tend to neglect one of the things that matters most, having dinner with my family.  But, thanks to Imagine® Organic Culinary Simmer Sauces, our sponsor for today's Louisiana Shrimp and Sausage … [Continue reading...]

Your Friendship Warms My Heart Gift Tags

Your Friendship Warms My Heart Mitten Gift Wrap

I am super excited to be hanging out over at The Crafting Chicks website sharing a very sweet and simple friendship gift that will be perfect for the busy holiday season.  I hope you will pop on over and check it out, but I also wanted to share a little sneak peek with you and a slightly different gift idea using the same Free Printables I created. I have so many wonderful friends in my life who I am beyond grateful for.  The old saying "It takes a village" is so true...I seriously doubt I … [Continue reading...]

The Creative Collection Link Party


Haaaaaaappy Friday! Thanks for stopping by The Creative Collection Link Party we love having you here!  I'm gearing up for lots of fun Thanksgiving projects, but this past week I skipped ahead just a bit to share my Michaels Dream Tree and a homemade vanilla, which makes the perfect gift for anyone on your list!  Enough about me, let's take a looksie a few of our faves from last week's collection!   Free Fall Print from The Domestic Hyeart Free Birch Tag Prints from Carolyn's … [Continue reading...]

Loaded Baked Potatoes with Chili

Loaded Baked Potatoes With Chili

The potato, it's not just a star side dish anymore.  These Loaded Baked Potatoes with Chili will be a dinner time star and a hearty meal the whole family will love! Topped with the winning trifecta of chili, cheese and sour cream you can't go wrong with this bold and flavorful one-dish meal.  Plus with the help of Wolf® Brand Chili, the sponsor for today's post, you'll love how you can have this easy meal on the table for your family in no time flat.  This is definitely one of those meals … [Continue reading...]

Homemade Vanilla Extract – Christmas Gift Idea

Homemade Vanilla_Giggles Galore

I'm excited to announce that I have teamed up with 29 incredibly talented and creative bloggers to share some fun neighbor gift ideas. Make sure to check out all the ideas below and visit everyone's blogs for more details. This holiday make Homemade Vanilla Extract, it's an easy and affordable Christmas gift idea for everyone on your list.  I made homemade vanilla with some friends for the first time last year and handed it out as gifts to our teachers, neighbors and my husbands co-workers. … [Continue reading...]