Popcorn with Lavender Pepper
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I’ve been thinking a lot about my “brand.” What am I all about and what do I want to share with you, my reader. I’ve been making lists and thinking about what I love. And one thing that keeps making it on to those lists is snacks. Wait, what?! Hey, turns out I love snacks….

Bacon and Sage Dip Recipe
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So there is this dip. And I love it. I love it so much that I decided to add bacon and sage to it and make it even better. Because why not. The dip is super easy and tasty. To eat this the right way, you must eat it with Ruffles. (Not sponsored.) Ruffles are…

Essentials for a Beach Day with Friends
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*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Black Box Wines.  All opinions and tips are my own.  And, duh, it’s wine so I know you’ll love it as much as I do. There are two kinds of beach days for me, one with family and one with friends. They look REALLY different. With my…

Best Caramel Corn Ever
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You know you have good friends when they gift you the world’s best caramel corn ever.  Well I mean, I think my recipe is the best caramel corn recipe ever, but prepackaged this is the stuff.  Kristin picked this Pinkleton’s caramel corn up on her recent vacation to Portland and knowing my love of snacks,…

Great Gift for Men and Foodies : Mantry
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*I was sent a Mantry box to review.  Well, I kind of let my husband review this one because he’s a man.  But I am telling you my thoughts on the Mantry box as a gift idea. I am always on the look out for great gift ideas.  I love to give gifts that are unique…

Easy Strawberry Snack
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Here is a super easy strawberry snack.  Wait, easier than actually just eating a strawberry?  Well, no.  But it IS still easy.  And super delicious.  I’ve learned something about myself over the years.  I see it as a skill.  Not one that you would ever really need.  And it doesn’t do your waistline any favors….

Strawberry Banana Passion Fruit Smoothie Recipe
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I took my little guy to a juice place the other day and one of their smoothies caught my eye.  I love the flavor of passion fruit so I made note of what they put in one of their delicious sounding smoothies.  And then I came home and tried to recreate it.  It’s pretty close….

Healthier Snack Ideas for Kids
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I decided to sit my kids down the other day to see if I could figure out some healthier snacking options for them.  I started off by asking them what their favorite junk foods are.  My oldest said, “the middle of those chocolate sandwich cookies, chocolate caramel pretzel granola bars, lattes (He’s joking, he’s never…

Healthy Snacking and Meal Tips for Kids
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These boys excel at snacks.  Put a plate of food in front of them and they won’t touch it.  But give them smaller quantities of things that are individually wrapped and they will eat them ALL.  It is something that I struggle with especially because I want to make sure they are eating healthy foods. …

A Dreamy Summer Afternoon with Friends
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*From time to time Pottery Barn sends me product to check out. This is not a sponsored post. The colors of the rug inspired me to create a simple tablescape. Here is what my dream afternoon with girlfriends would look like.  I am usually drawn to really bright colors, but there is something about the…