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Cafe Escapes Coffee Cup on Bed with Book Relax

Tips to Escape the Stress of the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Calendars are packed, to-do lists are long, and stress levels are high! I’m bound and determined to keep this holiday season as happy as possible, so I asked some Twitter friends to share their tips and rituals for escaping the stress of the holiday season.

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Girl Kissing Hallmark Jingle Stuffed Dog

Holiday Moments and Gift Ideas

It’s kind of crazy how memories can overwhelm you sometimes. I was sitting here thinking about Jingle, the dog that goes along with the Hallmark Jingle All the Way Interactive storybook. My daughter, Ella, has really taken to this stuffed dog. He gets buckled into seat belts, sits by her feet at dinner, snuggles in […]

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Apple Cider Glazed Apple Pie Dessert Rolls

The Good Stuff {Recipe: Cider Glazed Apple Pie Rolls}

I’ve had this recipe for Apple Cider Glazed Apple Pie Rolls rolling around in my head for quite some time, but I wasn’t quite sure if the execution of my idea would work. You see, I like apple pie enough. I don’t love apple pie, but I like it. If I’m being truly honest with […]

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Woman Pouring Marzetti Salad Dressing

Lunch With Friends {Marzetti Salad Party Giveaway}

When was the last time you hosted a lunch for your girlfriends? For me, it’s been a long time… I’ve been a stay at home / work from home mom for 10 years now, and I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve actually had girlfriends over during the day for lunch. […]

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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Connect Through Reading 2012 – 4 Book Reviews

I’ve been on a bit of a lull with reading lately… still reading but not reading as often or getting through books as quickly as I like. The 4 book reviews I’m sharing today are for a selection of books that are as different as can be, but all good in their own way. Sharp […]

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Tomato Basil Omelet & Secrets to making the PERFECT omelet from www.dineanddish.net

Secrets to the Perfect Omelet {Gourmet Garden Giveaway!}

I have never been able to make good omelets. Even with the perfect omelet pan, I still couldn’t get omelets to turn out right. My omelets wouldn’t get done in the middle or they’d fall apart when I’d try to fold them over. They were never good, so I stopped making them, even though I […]

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Servin’ Surprises™ Kitchen & Table Review

Holiday Gift Idea for Your Little Kitchen Helpers!

I’ve always bragged about how Leah has been my kitchen helper since almost day one. Each of my kids enjoy helping out in the kitchen, but Leah is the one who is always there, no matter what. At 2 she could crack eggs perfectly, could whisk and scrape a bowl quite well, and was continuously […]

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Sterling Vineyards Ultimate Host Challenge #4

Can you believe we are already done with the first 3 Sterling Vineyards Ultimate Host challenges? The search is now on for the 4th and final Ultimate Hosts and I personally think this is one of the best challenges yet! For the search for the 4th and final Sterling Vineyards Ultimate Host, the theme is […]

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The Best Buttery Dinner Rolls made in the Bread Machine by www.dineanddish.net

The Freshman Fifteen {Recipe: The Best Buttery Dinner Rolls}

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Gina Kleinworth who was selected by Random.org. Thanks for entering! Like many young people, who leave the nest and head off to college, I gained the “Freshman Fifteen”. I can pinpoint my extra pounds to one thing… it certainly wasn’t from the not so great dorm food. It […]

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Halloween 2012

Happiness Report #19 – Happiness Hodgepodge

Happy November! I feel like I say this with each passing month, but November already? Really? Raise your hand if you think that seems impossible! My heart has been heavy this week as I think of you all on the East Coast who have gone through so much. The pictures, stories, accounts… they all seem […]

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