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14 Recipes for Fall

1. Pumpkin Pecan Cookies with Whipping Cream Glaze from Nancy Creative 2. Pumpkin Dream Cake from The Novice Chef 3. Pumpkin Pie Brownies from Brooklyn Farm Girl 4. Candy Corn Cookies from Sweet Pea's Kitchen 5. Crock-Pot Pumpkin Oatmeal from Wanna Bite 6. Pumpkin French Toast from Whatever 7. Colonial Apple Pie  8. Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes from the archives of Making the World Cuter 9. Apple Pecan Dump Cake from The Frugal Girls 10. Pumpkin Cheesecake from Now At Home Mom 11. Apple Streusel Crisp from my sister's blog--Allison's Skinny Jeans 12. Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treats from Shugary Sweets 13. Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling  14. Apple Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream served in apple bowls from Chocolate Moosey An InLinkz Link-up ... [ Read More ]

Box Tops Container

Use an old Lysol or Clorox wipes container and make it cuter for a Box Tops for Education collection container! A great teacher gift that they can use every day, or make one for home to collect them in to take to the school.

My very cute friend is a teacher, and she took some time off full time in the classroom to stay home with her kiddos. Her kids are getting older, so she's been working and helping out at the school as a resource teacher, but she wanted to get back into her own room. The kids at the school love her and call her Mrs. Awesome, so we were all crossing our fingers for this year...and she got hired on at the school she wanted as a third grade teacher! We are all so happy for her, because she is fantastic and those kids are going to be so lucky and look back on this year as their favorite in elementary school, I just know it! She's been working hard on getting her classroom ready and did not love her plain box that the school had given her to collect box tops. She wanted everything in her room to be cute, and that just wasn't doing it for her!  She gave me an old Lysol wipes container and asked if I could cuten it up for her. Challenge accepted! I wanted to get her something for her ... [ Read More ]

Favorite Hiding Places

What are your favorite hiding places?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hot Shot® Insecticides. All of us have our favorite hiding places right? Read on to find out how sharing your favorite hiding place can win you a trip to go hide somewhere glamorous!  My favorite spot to hide out is in my craft room. It's upstairs in my house next to my room and there really isn't anything else up there, so I can close the door and hide away and work on something crafty, write a blog post or just lay down or sit and meditate without being bothered...at least for awhile. My kids make forts with blankets in the house, or under the trampoline in our backyard. They are always making little hiding places where they can play, read or just be left alone. My husband's hideout is in the bathroom...I don't understand that one, it's not the most comfortable place to sit and be alone if you know what I mean, but to each his own! ;) We all have a place we like to hideout and just be alone with our ... [ Read More ]

12 Projects to Make and Wear

12 things to make and wear

This week the temperatures have been cooling off and it's starting to feel like fall around here. I am sad to see summer go, but fall means lots of fun things! My favorite thing in fall is our anniversary. We always do something fun and I really want to go on a cruise this year! Mediterranean cruises are perfect for those who want to try sightseeing tours that have plenty of attractions to explore and boasts of beautiful cultural attractions...I'm still keeping my fingers crossed, but it looks like we will be putting our money into the house instead. We are putting a fireplace in to help with the heating, and as warm and nice as a cruise would be, it might be nicer to not to have $400 heating bills again this winter! So that is why I am trying to save my pennies right now, hoping to get that cruise, if not by our anniversary, then maybe by Valentine's Dayish. My husband has never been on a cruise. I went on one when I was just out of high school with a friend and his family to ... [ Read More ]

Morning Routine Back to School Printable

Let's Make Today Rock! Back to School Morning Routine Printable, perfect with a new Tooth Tunes toothbrush. Great back to school gift for kids to get them back on a morning schedule after summer!

Tooth Tunes...helping us get back on a morning routine. Eeek! Less than 2 weeks till school starts for us, and I know a lot of you have already started. Why does summer have to move so fast? I think one of the hardest thing about going back to school for everyone, including us homeschool families is the morning routine. It's so hard to get back on track and into a schedule after being care free and routine-less all summer long. I've talked about how much I love Arm and Hammer Tooth Tunes in the past, and also how I am kind of obsessive about dental hygiene. Anything that helps my kids brush morning and night without a fight is worth every penny! Especially for this cavity prone child here! The songs last for a full two minutes and he brushes until it's over. That is HUGE for him. If I get him a non-singing (read: boring) toothbrush then he becomes speed brusher so he can move onto something else. This other guy is just like his mama and can't stand having a dirty mouth. Put a ... [ Read More ]

Boots, My Favorite Fall Fashion

These boots were made for walking...and everything else! Perfect for any fall outfit, love! #fallyall

As much as I don't want summer to end, I have to admit that fall is my absolute favorite season for every reason. I love the holidays, the weather, the foods and most of all the fall fashion! If there is one thing that screams fall to me louder than pumpkins, crisp air and turning leaves it's a cute pair of boots. My husband would say I have a problem, I say it's no problem at all! Boots line my closet floor, and I am more than willing to introduce new friends to the family any time I meet a new pair. Do you remember that Friends episode where Monica gets the great pair of boots that cost as much as her rent because she absolutely fell in love? I knew how she felt. Then she told Chandler that she would wear them ALL THE TIME, and she tried to...but they hurt her feet. She ended up leaving them on a NY sidewalk while her husband had to give her a piggy back ride home. Seriously a tragedy. If a pair of boots is not comfortable and I can't wear them in every day situations then they ... [ Read More ]