Easter Baking Tips & Tricks, Confetti Cookies & a Giveaway!

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Easter is almost here and I don't know about you but I go into full-on baking overdrive in the days leading up to the holiday..from school parties to family get-togethers, I like to come bearing tasty treats so today I thought I'd share some of my very favorite baking tips and tricks as well as the easiest recipe ever for Confetti Cookies! Don't … [Read more...]

Healthy Cake Batter Smoothie

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Every now and then I have a good idea.  It's true.  I promise. So a few months ago I was brainstorming while on a long drive and I thought to myself, "Melissa-you should make a smoothie that tastes like cake batter...everybody loves cake batter!" After convincing myself it wasn't weird to talk to myself like that, I thought to go one … [Read more...]

Chocolate Covered S’more Pops

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How do you make three little boys clean up a tornado of Legos in about ten minutes flat? Bust out some amazing Chocolate Covered S'mores and watch the clean up begin! Seriously, these are ah-mazing and I'm pretty sure you're going to love them! Ingredients: graham crackers large marshmallows chocolate chips white chocolate bark Note … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Moisturizing Hair Mask

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The more I DIY things in my home, the more I realize there are thing I can DIY in my everyday life as well.  That's why I started making my own natural cleaners and things like my DIY Body Butter and Peppermint Lip Scrub.  So a while back when I ran out of my favorite $30 a bottle conditioner I decided it was time to stop paying an arm and a leg … [Read more...]

Strawberry Iced Tea Recipe

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One of my favorite things about Spring and early Summer are, of course, strawberries! If you follow along on Instagram you may have seen me post last week that our strawberry plants from last year are spreading and coming back full force in our raised garden bed in the backyard! I was so excited for the berries we'll hopefully get to enjoy before … [Read more...]

Skinnier Spicy Sausage Pasta Recipe

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You know how you have one of those recipes you've been making so long you don't even have to look at the cookbook anymore? This is one of those recipes for me-the perfect weeknight meal it can be cooked in one pan with minimal work.  I found this recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks a while back and loved how easy it was and the zing of spiciness … [Read more...]

Homemade Peppermint Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

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As I mentioned to you last week I recently became a Young Living Essential Oil Independent Distributor-I'm absolutely in love with incorporating Essential Oils into my daily routine and eliminating manufactured chemicals from my home.  One of my biggest irritations especially in the winter is having a hard time keeping my lips moisturized.  I hate … [Read more...]

Reeces Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle and Your Chance to Win a $100 Gift Card!

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of REESE’S® Brand for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Oh man, y'all I've been sitting on this post for a couple of weeks and I'm absolutely {squealing} with delight to finally be able to share it with you today!!! It's college basketball season and you know what that means-a … [Read more...]

10 Easy Pancake Add Ins

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If you have been around the blog for a while then you know that I fall solidly in the "semi-homemade" camp when it comes to cooking.  I love to cook and bake but being a busy mom of three I also appreciate the ease of premade mixes, etc.  So on the weekends when I make pancakes I usually use a ready made mix.  Ready made doesn't have to be boring … [Read more...]

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

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This, my friends, is a post bred from necessity.  If you follow along on Facebook you may have seen that I posted that my sweet, sweet bacon turned on me.  In our house I cook a full breakfast on the weekends, and I was cooking bacon a few weeks ago and the grease popped and I ended up with a pretty decent burn on my face. It hurt.  Bad. I … [Read more...]