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Happiness is a Bowl Full of Cherries {Recipe: Cherry Cream Coffee Cake}

I am happy. It feels so good to say that. I am happy and that makes me happy. After a year of ups and downs, worrying, frets and stress it feels so good to be able to say that I really am happy. Our summer, so far,  has been one of intentional happiness. I purposely […]

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RWOP Delicious Dream Trips {Recipe: Philadelphia Cream Cheese Blueberry Muffins}

There’s a little something I want to share with you, and it has to do with making your travel dreams come true. We all want to make our dreams come true, right? Philadelphia Cream Cheese has a thriving online community of home cooks (like us!) called The Real Women of Philadelphia (RWOP). This community, with […]

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Even Better {Recipe: Creamy Chocolate Pancake Syrup}

“Oh, dear me!” Those were the first words that escaped my lips when I first tasted this creamy chocolate pancake syrup. Then I took another spoon full and continued to sing praises of joyous things unto the world. This. Is. Good. Period. When I took Chef Brad’s awesome recipe for Buttermilk Syrup and turned it […]

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Project 365 2012 – Weeks 18 & 19 – A Photo a Day Journey

We’re half way through May, already, and I have 2 weeks of Project 365 photos to share with you since I didn’t post last week. We had a week of celebrations, outside fun and for me, magazine deadlines galore. I tried to take out my DSLR as much as possible, but some days had to […]

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Because I’m the Mom {Recipe: Buttermilk Biscuits}

“Mom, why do you get to put all of that butter and honey on your biscuits and we only get a tiny bit?” The question asked was fair enough. Buttermilk biscuits, fresh from the oven, are meant… they practically BEG for… melted butter honey goodness, but my kids don’t need to know that. They will […]

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Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Muffins with a Kick

Pin It Weekends at our house are a time for more leisurely breakfasts… things that require more effort than the opening of a box and a pouring of cereal and milk into a bowl. Weekends are for stirring, sifting, baking… the smell of bacon or sausage wafting up the stairs, rousing the kids enough that […]

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Cafe Escapes Dark Hot Chocolate Muffins and a Birchbox Giveaway

Enjoy 15% off Cafe Escapes and free standard shipping within the US at www.GreenMountainCoffee.com by using this discount code:  AM0010-3571. There are days where by 8am I am ready for an escape. Do you ever have days like that? I could sit here and run down what most of my mornings are like trying to […]

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Multi-Generational Parenting {Recipe: Mike’s Favorite Waffles}

Pin It My oldest brother, Mike, is 22 years older than me. I’ve never thought a whole lot about that, until recently. He was married by the time I was born and began his own family just a few years after my birth. Sure, it was kind of odd growing up with a nephew just […]

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Morning Thanks {Recipe: Eggnog French Toast}

Pin It In my fantasy world, mornings would be calm…a time for soft music and happy chatter.  Ideally, I would get up before the kids, sit down to a nice cup of coffee, catch up on the days news (aka Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and make a delicious breakfast for all to share. Instead, most mornings […]

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Is Good? {Recipe: Eggnog Syrup for Pancakes or Waffles}

Pin It I made something today that kind of blew my mind. In fact, after it was done cooking, I stuck a spoon into the pot, took a lick and “mmmmmmmmm’d” so loud my 2 year old came running into the kitchen saying, “Is good, mama? Is good?” I continued to spoon the golden goodness […]

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