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Rice Cooker Tip

If you cook rice in a rice cooker (which I highly recommend) and are confused about how much water to add, here's a fool-proof tip. I know because I do this every time I cook rice! This tip came from my aunt over at Katydid Country, but since she got it from my other aunt who lives in South Korea, I don't feel bad about sharing it. ;) Most rice … [Read More...]

berkey light water filter

Berkey Coupon Code and Review from More Than Alive

Something that has been on my wishlist for a long time is finally mine! There's a Berkey Light water filter system in my kitchen right now courtesy of and it's a welcome addition to our emergency preparedness supplies. Berkey water filters are famous among the health conscious as well as those attempting to live a more … [Read More...]

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It’s time to party! David’s Bridal review

With Holiday party season coming up as well as our 10th wedding anniversary, I wanted a dress that would double for cocktail parties as well as formal night on a cruise. In addition to wedding gowns and bridal party attire, David's Bridal has a great selection of special occassion dresses that are perfect for prom or a night on the town. Thanks to … [Read More...]


Piggy Paint Non-Toxic Nail Polish Giveaway – Ends 11/30

Having reviewed it in the past, Sweet T and I are both familiar with the Piggy Paint brand which is why I feel confident recommending Piggy Paint for the little divas on your Christmas list. Piggy Paint has several holiday-themed gift sets as well as their new nail polish pens. Just like the rest of their line, the nail polish pens are … [Read More...]


Wordless Wednesday 11/8/11

Traffic was at a stand-still for about 20 minutes, and I had a little friend who came to say hello. … [Read More...]

Cream Wafer Cookies

Cream Wafer Cookies

Cream wafer cookies are Hub's absolute favorite Christmas cookies in the world. The are simple to make, but a bit messy and time-consuming so I always make a double (or even triple!) batch of the recipe below and freeze them. To freeze for later simply omit the filling, freezing only the wafer portion. Cream Wafer Cookies Ingredients: Wafers 1 … [Read More...]

Serve this Loaded Baked Potato Soup with my homemade bread bowl recipe for a happy family around the dinner table!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup with Bread Bowls

Hubs declared this his favorite potato soup EVER so I'll definitely be making it again. Wow your family or guests with deliciousness this fall with my Loaded Baked Potato Soup recipe! Soup Ingredients (serves 4)  1/2 pound bacon, chopped  1/2 onion, chopped  1 clove garlic, minced  4 potatoes, peeled and cubed  2 cups chicken … [Read More...]


Macy’s Holiday Recipe Contest

Macy's is synonymous with festive during this time of year and 2012 is no different. As host of the Recipe Share Contest, Macy's invites you to share your favorite holiday recipe for a chance to win $1000 and have it featured on Food Republic. I shared my Spicy Cheese Canapés since they are so simple, festive and tasty. The contest runs through … [Read More...]


Holiday Gift Guide 2011 is Live!

Can you believe Christmas is less that two months away? When I was a kid it seemed like Christmas would never get here and now I'm sitting here thinking, "didn't we just have Christmas a couple of months ago?" Besides the fact that I'm getting old this is probably due to being responsible for all the shopping and preparations in our household. … [Read More...]

Gold Bond Ultimate Sheer Ribbons Giveaway – Ends 11/21

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Triad Retail Media for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Gold Bond has a newly formulated lotion out that ladies, you are going to love! The lotion is part of their Ultimate line which includes other great formulas such as healing, restoring, soothing, and softening. The new Sheer … [Read More...]

These Spicy Cheese Canapes can be made ahead and frozen. Perfect appetizer for party planning!

Spicy Cheese Canapés

Use pepper jack cheese and garnish with jalapenos for a festive look that is perfect for holiday parties. Use cheddar for a milder version. The fantastic thing about these canapés is that they can be made ahead and frozen allowing you to get some of the holiday work out of the way a little early. Now you have no excuse for using cheez whiz … [Read More...]


Glow Gifts Giveaway – Ends 11/17

Glow Gift has modernized the gift basket giving process and created a contemporary style that is beautiful in its simplicity. Each gift set is a collection of personal, handmade, and well-crafted items with a monogrammed, hand-written gift tag. I received the Keep in Touch Kit and really didn't want to open the box since it was so beautiful. You … [Read More...]


Wordless Wednesday – Where’s my rolling pin?

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Journal 10: A tool for documenting life

Ok so not only will I be enjoying mine, but will be ordering another journal for my dad for Christmas since he saw mine and loved it (hope he isn't reading this! ;) ). Our new ten year journal from Journal 10 is such a great concept. Simply write a few sentences per day (I'm going to do it before bedtime) and have the next ten years at your … [Read More...]