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Striped Hydrangea Wreath

Fall is a great time of year to break out the wreaths and celebrate the turning leaves.  I have been wanting a new wreath for my front door for some time, and have been window shopping craft stores, Home Goods, Marshalls and even Etsy for months.  It got to the point that I knew exactly what I wanted in my head and the price I wanted to pay, but I couldn’t get the two to marry.


So insert: Pinterest.  The savior of all that is crafty and creative!

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Recipe: Cinnamon Sugar Croissants

I’m linking up again for the Momfessionals Recipe Club.

Last Saturday, Mini Me had a friend spend the night.  Whenever she has friends stay the night, I make breakfast the next morning for them.  Note: I’m not the kind of mom who makes a full blown breakfast every morning for my kid, so this is also very special to Mini Me, to get a fresh breakfast.

I really enjoy getting in the kitchen with my daughter, and when her friends are over, I don’t worry about the mess they’ll make, I just enjoy the fun they’re having making stuff.  It brings me back to cooking in the kitchen with my mom, and sitting on top of the counter, stirring bowls and licking spoons. (more…)

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On the Go Breakfast Ideas

I love seeing all the breakfast ideas come out this time of year, but that is just not reasonable for my household.  I work full-time, and my daughter has learned over her last 11 years of existence, to rely on breakfast on the go options.

As a 6th grader, she is now capable of getting herself up in the morning and ready, and now that includes getting herself breakfast.  But I have found some nice “cheats” available that help her get out the door a little bit easier. (more…)

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Take them a Meal – Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli

In all of my chaos, I didn’t realize it would take hubby an extra day (or possibly 10) to vacate our house.  So last week (or was it two?), one of our neighbors informed me that our other neighbor had her baby (YAY!) and if I wanted to, I could “Take her a meal.”

 

I love this idea of bringing new mamas a big meal. No matter how seasoned you are with having a kiddo, its nice to sit down, relax, and eat.  So of course I said, “of course I’ll sign up!” and what better day to do it than the day after Kevin was supposed to leave so it would take my mind off of other things.

 

Even easier, a website called “Take them a meal” offers a quick way to schedule out whose bringing what, when and provides necessary info (like food allergies, how many to cook for, who is the main contact, etc).  And if you need a meal idea, they are there for you.

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