Virtual Holiday Potluck {Recipe: Godiva Mudslide Minitini}

Godiva Mudslide Martini Recipe dineanddish.net

Pin It So…I kind of made a cocktail for a BRUNCH party! It was an innocent mistake, honestly. When I signed up to participate in the Virtual Holiday Potluck with some blogger friends, I failed to notice the word “BRUNCH” in the title. I just was thinking holiday… friends… chocolate… cocktails. Fun! I’m going to…

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Picture the Holidays {The View From Here}

Christmas Tree Decorating

Today’s Picture the Holidays Photo Prompt was “The View From Here”. I think the prompt was meant to be nature related.. as in the view from our window or the view outside, but tonight, there is no view that would make my heart more full than the site of all four of my kids decorating…

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Snap. Crackle. Poppers Rice Krispies® Treats {$100 Giftcard Giveaway} CLOSED

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This giveaway is now closed. The winner was Brooke from twolittlekittles.blogspot.com. Congrats to Brooke and thanks to everyone who entered. 2012? What?? It’s hard to believe that 2012 is just a few short weeks away, isn’t it? The start of a new year means the end of an incredibly fun year of Rice Krispies® Treats…

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Picture the Holidays {You Hold the Key}

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Today’s Picture the Holidays prompt was “You Hold the Key”. To summarize… “Because this month is about enjoying ourselves and not letting the craze out there get the best of us, use today to remind yourself of your own soul cure so you can have it at the ready for whenever you might need it.”…

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Picture the Holidays – All You Need is Love

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Today’s Picture the Holidays photo prompt was All You Need is Love. I’ve spent almost the entire day in the kitchen developing recipes and cooking / baking. I’m so grateful to have a job where “work” is cooking and photographing things and writing. I love that I have a job I love. What tops your…

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Picture the Holidays – Reframing the Season

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One of my favorite books for creative writing is Bird by Bird written by Anne Lamott. In her book, Anne suggests that when you are struggling with writing or focus, picture yourself looking at the subject or story through a small frame and focus on what you can see through that small square. Instead of…

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Connect, Multitask & Get Stuff Done {Giveaway: VTech Multi-Tasking Phone} CLOSED

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This giveaway is now closed. The winner, chosen by Random.org, is Caroline Mellis. Thank you so much to all who entered! My hands are always busy. I’m brushing little girls hair, putting away dishes, cooking dinner, changing diapers, giving hugs, typing, turning book pages, washing mirrors, vacuuming… you get the picture. This week, my hands…

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Picture the Holidays – Holding Onto Gratitude

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Yesterday, after realizing I hadn’t pulled my real camera out since before Thanksgiving, I decided I needed a push. I signed up for Picture the Holidays, a month long, daily photography prompt by Tracey Clark of the Shutter Sisters and Paper Coteire. I’ve participated in one of Tracey’s “picture” prompt projects before and it was…

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