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Vanilla Macarons FAIL!


Today’s post is brought to by the letter F – for FAIL.  I attempted a task I have been putting off for months.  Macarons.  Delicate crunchy, chewy delightful little cookies.  I even bought a book about them.  I’ve wanted to make them and be this magnificent baker forever and I failed.  I’m not out for the count by any means, but I’m starting over from the beginning.  So here’s round

Wednesday Whatsits {131}

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to ——– Are you ready for Halloween? I think we finally are now.  I bought a skeleton shirt and face make up today. Otto assigned me to pass out candy.  This will be the first year ever the boys have trick-or-treated in our own neighborhood and I can’t wait! ——– Glazed Pumpkin Spiced Bundt Cake from I Should Be Mopping the Floor Fancy Pumpkin Spice Macarons from

Wednesday Whatsits (45)


Hi Everyone. Welcome to Wednesday Whatsits! Here are this week’s features!   Most Viewed (1) Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Cheese Ball ~ What’s Cooking, Love? (2) 5-Minute Chocolate Mocha Mug Cake ~ Lemon Tree Dwelling –Links I Liked–   (1) Crab and Chipotle Aioli Deviled Eggs ~ Steak N Potatoes Kinda Gurl (2) Pots and Pans Cleaning and Storage ~ Four Eleven Rox (3) Anthro Inspired Polka Dot Clutch ~

30 Before 30: Halfway Check-In


Can you believe it’s been 6 months?   Today is the half way point to 30 – to the day.   Yeah.     So let’s check in and see how the 30 Before 30 list is going!     Starting playing my viola a whole lot more Make over the dining room set Start eating more vegetables Finish my back tattoo (see #10) Home brew beer Go see Jen

30 Before 30


I love getting inspiration from other bloggers.  Last week I read this post over at Finding My Way in Texas.  I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought to do a list like that for myself.  So I did!   Starting playing my viola at least once per week Make over the dining room set Start eating more vegetables   {have any good recipes?} Finish my back tattoo (see #10) Home brew

Operation 2012


It may seem and little late to start taking about New Year resolutions, but I’ve finally figured them out.  Operation 2012 is a go. The idea behind Operation 2012 (thank you Carla Hall) is that resolutions usually fall by the wayside once January or even February is over.  Thinking of your “resolutions” as a full year “operation” keeps you motivated all year instead of just after the new year.  Can you dig

30 Before 30: The Final Tally


Tomorrow I’ll be thirty. Which means I should probably take a look and see how this 30 before 30 list of mine turned out. Starting playing my viola a whole lot more Make over the dining room set Start eating more vegetables Finish my back tattoo  {I have one more session to go. I need some funds.} Home brew beer Go see Jen from Four Marrs & One Venus  {maybe

Operation 2013


Happy New Year everyone!   I love a brand new start.  It can be a new year, a new house, a new job – new gives me a breath of fresh air.  So let’s have a new set of goals to complete this year.   Resolutions always seem to fall by the wayside.  Thinking of my goals as an Op (army-esque, I know) keeps them as an on going project

Biscoff Coffee Cake Muffins

Biscoff Coffee Cake Muffins FEAT

I wanted to start Brunch Week with something a little sweet, just a little.  I love coffee cake and the idea of having my own little mini cake for brunch sounds divine.  I don’t have to share.  I get all the crumb topping.  It’s perfect.  This recipe is from one of my favorite blogs, Life Made Simple.  Natalie always has amazing recipes and her pictures are lovely.  I saw this

Jack Daniels Bottle Cake


If I’ve never mentioned it before, Mike works for an adult beverage distribution company.  We end up with all kinds of fun shwag around the house.  Today was the best!  He brought me home a Jack Daniel’s bottle cake mold and label stencil.  How cool is that?!?? I immediately wanted to make the cake happen.  I talked Mike into hitting Michael’s for food coloring.  I didn’t own a nice spatula for

Chocolate Jack Daniel’s Cupcakes

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{photo source}   I’ve been wanting to share that picture forever!  Today is totally the right day.   Today I give you – Chocolate Jack Daniel’s Cupcakes!   You heard me.  After Mike saw this PIN from my cupcake board I was obligated to make these cupcakes.  Being the amazingly wonderful friend that I am, I sent some of these cupcakes – in cups – to my friend Dale in

What is a Whole Food?


So last time I talked about food as being Medicine and this week, I am going to give you more specifics.       What is a whole food?   Whole foods are foods that are in the same form that they are found in nature. They are fresh, unprocessed, simple, and organic. You will see overlap of the some foods in different categories as whole foods usually supply more than

Better Than…Cookie Dough Cheeseball

Better Than... Dessert Cheeseball Feat

Yesterday was amazing!   The Buckeyes beat that state up north and all is right in the world.   GO BUCKEYES!!!     Per the usual, we were at our friend Treena’s house.  You may remember Treena from her Tater Tot Casserole.  Well, she has another gem.  This is the most addicting, delicious, “Treena did you make the cheeseball? Please tell me you did.” party food ever!  I say it’s

The Most Powerful Thing…


  The most powerful tool you have to transform your health or keep your health is your fork! Use it well and you will thrive. Choose poorly and you will suffer.  This principle starts at a very young age but it can also turn things around mid-stream if you’ve been using your fork in a harmful way.  Actually, I find that the less a person uses their fork, usually the

Sand Art Brownie Mix

Sand Art Brownie Mix

Oh my gosh you guys.  The giveaways I have going on today – just WOW!  The big one is a KitchenAid Pro Stand Mixer.  I got one two years ago for Christmas, her name is Louise, and she’s just the best thing ever.  That giveaway is at the bottom of this post.  But as an extra special treat I’m giving away a prize pack including some of my favorite brownie

Something Wicked Halloween Art

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of FrogTape brand painter’s tape. All opinions are 100% mine. I don’t know what makes today different, but I’m finally in the Halloween spirit.  I mean, it’s my favorite holiday and I always look forward to it, but now I feel like we’re on the final countdown.  Maybe I’ve just listened to Europe one too many times with the boys.