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The Dolly Princess Party

By on May 21, 2016

My baby girl turned FIVE a couple weeks ago. I feel like if I blink she’ll be off to college tomorrow…*sob*. Ahem, carrying on! She requested a dolly party, then changed it to a princess party, then said a dolly princess party would be great, haha! So this is our interpretation of that!

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Zucchini Coconut Cookies

By on August 14, 2014
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I know, I know….zucchini and cookie shouldn’t be in the same sentence together, but really, these aren’t bad at all! I was a little skeptical, and almost went with a tried and true zucchini bread, but my daughter wanted to make cookies….and I had zucchini. 

The recipe I used was from Two Peas and their Pod, and I didn’t make any changes to the recipe, except to bake them a little longer. I like cookies that have a little crunch. Baking them longer did help for the first day, but once they were in a container for 24 hours, they went soft again. So beware, if you don’t like soft cookies, this isn’t the recipe for you 🙂

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Acai-Mango Lemonade

By on July 28, 2014
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This is one of my favorite summertime drinks, and it tastes very similar to a drink I’ve had at Starbucks! 

 Start with some herbal tea like this (or any mango blend you can find!), some lemons, honey and some hot water. 

Now, a warning – making tea or lemonade is a highly individual thing, so these are just guidelines…feel free to tweak it as you go! More honey, or more lemon, it’s all up to you!

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Baby Sewing Round-up!

By on March 31, 2014

I’ve seen lots of round-ups on other blogs, and thought my readers might enjoy a fun little one. I’ve got babies on the brain since two of my friends are expecting (one is due really soon….and may even have that babe in the next day or so she had that baby!) and I’ve been planning to make some cute clothes for them once Project Run & Play is over. Here are a few of my favorite (and mostly free!) patterns:

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Sausage and Potato Soup & Cheddar Bacon Biscuits

By on March 24, 2014

Wondering why you haven’t seen any sewing posts lately? Don’t worry….I have been up to my eyeballs in sewing, but I can’t share it with you until tomorrow. Check back for my first week of Project Run & Play! 

This is the perfect wintertime meal! Oh, I know it’s spring, but it is still a deep freeze up here! Get a pot of this easy delicious soup simmering and then make some of the fluffiest biscuits ever, and you’ve got a winner. 

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Pancake Puff

By on March 13, 2014

*Thrifty Thursday sale on over at Peekaboo Pattern shop. 4 different boy patterns are on sale to celebrate the birth of Amy’s little boy! Head on over to check them out! Little Gentleman Tie and Bow Tie, Suit Jacket, Pants and Vest, and the Classic Oxford Button-up! (affiliate link)

Oh, this is a good one. And oldie and a goodie. Probably more of a treat than a pancake/breakfast. You can serve this pancake puff with maple syrup, or get fancy and top it with some fruit!

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One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two

By on March 7, 2014
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Ok, I love chocolate chip cookies. But you know? If I make a whole batch I eat TOO MANY. So this recipe is perfect. Of course, I usually double it, but nevermind that. Just make as written to avoid guilt.

I will admit, these aren’t the best chocolate chip cookies, but I’m going to chalk that up to having to measure out your egg in tablespoons….They do hit the spot though!

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Project Run & Play: Season 9

By on February 26, 2014

Some exciting news! I’ve been picked as one of six designers to compete in Season 9 of Project Run & Play!!

It starts the end of March, and you can be sure I’ll be keeping a running update here on how things are progressing….look out for some fantastic crock-pot recipes, and tips on how to do less laundry and cleaning. Oh wait. Ha.

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Griddle Cakes

By on February 19, 2014
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Mmm. Nothing better than having pancakes on a lazy Saturday morning.

Sometimes we like to have breakfast for supper even, and pancakes (griddle cakes, flapjacks…) are always the star of the show. Unless there’s bacon. Moving on…

This is a recipe I found from the Food Network, and it works every time (with my modifications anyways!)! Be sure to use fresh baking powder, though…that’s the cause of many a flat pancake!

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

By on January 15, 2014
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Yes, all that is good all wrapped up into one amazing cookie! These are my favorite – chewy, a light peanut butter flavor and lots of chocolate chips!

I used this recipe from Brown-Eyed Baker with a few small changes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
½ cup rolled oats (I used quick oats – it was all I had)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

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