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DIY Pendant Banner: Give Thanks

Finally a holiday DIY!  I have loved pendant banners for quite sometime (as you can see in my banner ^) but I have yet to make one myself!  I am so glad I did because I realized how easy they are to make, and add just the perfect decor to…
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Cranberry Pecan Brussel Sprouts

The brussel sprouts are back!! I don't know if you remember, but I LOVE brussel sprouts.  LOVE!  Roasting them just makes me so happy.  So when Thanksgiving rolls around it is a great excuse to doctor up my usual roasted brussels!…
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Twice Baked Yams with Oat Streusel Topping

It's time to broaden our horizons and try out some new Thanksgiving recipes!  I love cooking Thanksgiving dinners for a few reasons.  I really would love to one day be the "mom that makes the best Thanksgiving dinner EVER." …

Friday Favorites!

Its been awhile but Friday Favorites are back!  I have made some new purchases and had to share these great finds with you.  Enjoy! Favorite recent purchase: Cuisinart Compact Blender. This little guy is amazing.  Perfect for my small space,…
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Eat, Drink & Be Scary!

Hello all! I  did this DIY two years ago before starting this blog, but thought I would share.  I just put stickers on a canvas then spray painted over and removed them!  Very simple and a fun decoration you can make your own! And the best…
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Brown Butter & Chocolate Chunk Cookies

 I've done it.  I made a cookie that has crispy edges and and a wonderfully undercooked chewy center. I also made this cookie with brown butter which I have wanted to do for a while.  For so long I was stuck on the toll house…
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Condo Improvements!

So much to show you!!  As some of you know my boyfriend and I bought a condo in Long Beach this summer.  Almost 3 months later I finally have some pictures to show you! The before pictures are very poor quality but you get the idea.  Paint…
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Caprese Grilled Cheese

 There is one thing that a great grilled cheese relies on. DELICIOUS BREAD.  This crusty sourdough was perfect for the taste I wanted out of this sandwich.  Caprese salad is amazing.  Bread is ridiculous.  Lets put…
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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Oh my... There is always a point during fall when I think, why don't we use pumpkin year round??  Then I remember that only using it during the fall makes it special and magical!  If you are an oatmeal person, be prepared to make…
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Rich Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

 Cupcakes are perfect.  Perfect size, perfect cake - frosting ratio.  Sprinkles make cupcakes even better.  That might just be me because I LOVE sprinkles... but you can be the judge.  I used Shutterbean's recipe for…
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Roasted Brussel Sprouts w/ Fig Balsamic Dressing

Let's talk about my current obsession with brussel sprouts.  It's been going on for quite a few months now and it's getting pretty intense.  Like the kind of intense where I will roast a pound of them for dinner.  And eat them…
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Peanut Butter, Jelly & Bacon Sliders

Facts are pretty safe to live by. Fact: It is Monday and Mondays are hard. Fact:  Bacon is delicious. Fact: Eating Bacon on a Monday will make it so much better. So this happened.  This is what happens when you have 3 pieces of…