10 Side Dishes to Kick Your Thanksgiving Up A Notch


I love seeing all of the unique twists and spins that bloggers are putting on classic Thanksgiving recipes.  I put together a round-up of some that caught my eye.  Please click through to the original blogs for the recipes and leave them some comment love for being awesome and creative! Bacon Ranch Green Beans by…

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Triple Chocolate Salted Tart


This sinful confection is one of my favorite desserts that I have ever made.  It’s rich, bold, and satisfying but doesn’t leave you feeling bogged down by an overload of sugar.  It comes together easily, doesn’t require any special skills, and would be an impressive addition to your holiday gatherings this year. This tart… oh…

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BrickSwag LEGO Subscription Box Review


Subscription boxes are everywhere right now.  There are boxes for everything imaginable – food, drinks, toys, makeup, skincare, crafts, books, and the list goes on!  Getting packages in the mail is so much fun, and subscription boxes make it feel like Christmas all year long with little surprises showing up in your mailbox each month….

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How To Pair Wine With Snack Foods


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I really like wine. Unfortunately, my ability to detail my tastes in wine is limited to not much more than “I like this” or “I do not like this”.  I enjoy going to wine tastings and…

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White Chocolate Lime Truffles


It’s not hard to understand why homemade candy is so great, but around the holidays these little confections get an extra dose of sentimental coziness.  Is there anything better than a festive Christmas platter stacked with homemade brittles, barks, truffles, and fudge? These truffles were the result of having an abundance of limes in my…

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River Plantation Campground Review


Near the end of October we took a family camping trip to River Plantation RV Resort.  I’d love to share some photos from our weekend with all of you!  Here are some details about the campground: Website: http://rvcoutdoors.com/river-plantation/ Address: 1004 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862 Type of accommodations: Limited small and large cabins.  RV sites with 30/50 amp…

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Carrot Cake Chess Squares


Where I live, the chess square is a ubiquitous dessert.  These sinful bars start with a dense, chewy base created from a cake mix that is topped with an ooey gooey baked cream cheese mixture. Oh yeah, about that gooey part?  Depending on where you live, you may know this dessert by its other name,…

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Dailies | Halloween 2015


Note to our family: I know a few of you have asked for Halloween photos.  If you click on any of the photos in this post, you’ll be taken to the slightly bigger (and sharper) versions.  You can then right-click and save the photos! Halloween is my favorite holiday!  I’ve blogged quite a bit about…

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