Jalapeño Cornbread Bites + Heluva Good! Dip
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Jalapeño Cornbread Bites + Heluva Good! Dip

Thank you Heluva Good! for sponsoring this post. For those of you who do not already know, I live in Texas. And if you know anything about August in Texas, then you know that I am literally living in an oven. No joke, it is 106°F outside as I type this…. at 9 in the morning. When I walk outside, I feel personally attacked by Mother Nature. So there is nothing like sitting in a chilly, air conditioned room on a sweltering summer day and munching on a delicious treat. Seriously, with my scrumptious Jalapeño Cornbread Bites recipe and Heluva …

Quick Pick Sunsella Bento Box
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Quick Pick: Sunsella Bento Box

Back to school season is here! So you know what that means? It’s time to get shopping! Today I have a “Quick Pick” for the kids… the Sunsella Bento Box. Bento style lunchbox with spill-proof lid. The boxes feature 3 different sized separate compartments and 4 secure locking clips. You had me at “spill-proof”, Sunsella! Seriously, parents, these babies come with a leak guarantee. They are 100% leakproof between sections and outside, with a full a compartment rubber seal. Obviously, this was designed with parents’ stress levels in mind. The Bento Boxes are durable and reusable (hug the planet!). They …

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Make Your Home Look Brand New Without Breaking The Bank

Do you want your home to look and feel brand new? Of course, you do, but you might not have a lot of money in your budget to achieve this. It’s not always possible to spend thousands renovating and redecorating our home. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t make it look bright and new. Here are a few of the possibilities that you should consider to ensure your home looks fantastic even without a lot of spending money.  A Fresh Coat Of Paint  An easy option that certainly won’t break the bank would be to repaint the walls. You …

Home Essentials Emergency Escape Plan with First Alert
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Home Essentials: Emergency Escape Plan with First Alert

Thank you First Alert for sponsoring this post. Plan, practice, and repeat your escape plan with First Alert! Home ownership is no joke. From the down payment to the insurance to the actual maintenance, it can be a taxing and time-consuming process. I have been a homeowner a few years now and I am constantly surprised by my learning curve. Lawn care! Vent cleaning! Humidity assessment! Why don’t they teach these things in school?! Admittedly, my windows may be a bit grimy, but there is one home essential that I am not going to neglect… an emergency escape plan. And …

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Rustic Italian Entertaining… at it’s finest!

Guest Contributor: Jewels Gray Jewels is the talented eye behind Jewels Photography in Denver, Colorado. Follow along as she show’s us a proper Italian feast. There’s a venue here in Denver that reminds me of the home my grand-parents built in Northern California… tan stucco arches and dark brown tiled floors, it’s not something you typically see here in Colorado. The lighting is always so beautiful here and as a Photographer, that’s something I notice while shooting weddings. If this venue were around back when I got married, I definitely would have had my own wedding there, without a doubt. …

Whimsical Backyard Fairyland
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Whimsical Backyard Fairyland

Guest Contributor: Brandy Angel Brandy is the talented photographer behind Brandy Angel Photography. Today she gives us an exclusive look at a client’s backyard oasis. Debra has worked so hard to create a peaceful oasis for herself and her family. As well as a beautiful place to allow her granddaughter to play and use her imagination. She managed to design a space for all of that and a place to entertain friends and family effortlessly.  The inspiration for the yard design and playhouse was taken from the overgrown, woodsy look it already had when they bought their home. It was …

Greek Yogurt Funfetti Cake & Brawny® Tear-A-Square®
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Greek Yogurt Funfetti Cake + Brawny® Tear-A-Square®

Thank you Brawny® Tear-A-Square® for sponsoring this post. Think of all the ways you can Put a Square There! My fondest childhood memories are of my mom and me baking sweet treats together. So when I became a parent myself, I could not wait for the day when my own daughter would be old enough to work beside me in the kitchen. Now that she is almost 4, she is old enough to start creating delicious culinary creations. However, if you have ever cooked with a child, you know that most of what they are creating is a mess. That …

Spiced Salmon & Waffles with Cedar Bay Grilling
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Spiced Salmon & Waffles

Searching for a stellar brunch dish or appetizer to wow your guests?! Then look no further, my friends. With the help of Cedar Bay Grilling Company’s delectable Cedar Planked Atlantic Salmon, I have concocted a fresh take on a traditional American staple… Spiced Salmon & Waffles! If you have ever tried Chicken & Waffles, then you know that logically it is a dish that shouldn’t work. But in reality, it’s one of the most delicious and decadent dishes around. The same can be said for my Spiced Salmon & Waffles. In theory, this is an insane dish. But in practice, …