Easter Essentials for our Busy Household

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With warmer weather of spring approaching, not only thoughts of Easter arise but also an increase in my kids sports schedules.  With three active kids, all seasons seem to be hectic.  However, Springtime seems to be a time of a lot more carpooling and hungry kids around the house, and not just my own.  During holiday time, we like to decorate at least 3 weeks ahead of time and thanks to retailers this is an easy task especially since we like to make edible holiday decorations.   We thought we might share some of our Easter Essentials we will have around the house that should keep us geared up for the warmer days of spring and ramped up sports schedules. 

Easter-essentials-from Walmart


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The Best Key Lime Pie Recipe

It’s March and that really makes me think of Spring. However, in the last two weeks my kids have been to school 3 days, due to snow.  Yes it does not seem real does it? I am ready for spring weather and spring flavors and that is why I recently made the best Key Lime pie Recipe I could find.  According to the source,  this key lime pie recipe is truly authentic.  I guess only if you lived in Florida do you know an authentic Key Lime Pie but it is a little more work than just condensed milk and lime juice. 


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Easy and Edible Easter Decorations

I always get in trouble when I need to run an errand in between my kids activities and find myself at Target.  While going in quickly, purchasing the item I needed, and leaving would be the right thing to do, I always seem to linger.  Well this time I found myself in the Easter section and decided to create some easy and edible Easter decorations that don’t take much time and wait for it, money either…  These could be both easter decorations or great teacher gifts as well. 


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Calling all Recipe and Craft Posts Link Up #FRIDAYFRENZY

It is hard to believe this is the last week of February based on the view from my window and cold temps outside. I am sure in a blink of an eye we will be complaining about high humidity and temps. With St. Patrick’s Day and Easter around the corner, I can’t wait to see what recipe and craft posts you are working on. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your awesomeness. Maybe your recipe or Craft post will be featured next week.

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie Recipe

If you love cookies and you love pie why can’t you have them in the same dessert?  Exactly what I thought when I saw a recipe for Cookie Pie.  Best served warm, you can adapt this recipe to resemble your favorite cookie flavor.  We went with some of our favorite combos, peanut butter and chocolate chip.  I happened to buy some peanut butter baking pieces which inspired our flavor combo.  If you have never made a pie before, this might be one of the easiest ones to try, except my Bourbon Pecan Pie Recipe is pretty easy too.  dessert-pie

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes Recipe

For my husband’s birthday this year,  he requested a carrot cake.  Thinking we were originally going out of town the next day , I did not want a large cake leftover, I thought I would make cupcakes instead.  I was a little nervous about what he would think because let’s face it there is something about eating a cake with frosting in the middle versus just one layer of frosting.  To save some time too, I went ahead and looked for The Barefoot Contessa to help me through this, with her Carrot Cake Cupcakes Recipe. 

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Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

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This winter has proven to be a cold one, especially in Central Virginia where we have not seen temperatures this low since the early 90’s.  I know I was raised in Chicago, but my blood has thinned and this is no fun.  To look at the silver lining, cold weather is a great excuse to bring out your Slow cookers and create some comfort food.  I recently tried out the Stubb’s Cooking Sauces when I made this Slow Cooker Chili.  This time I tried their BBQ Sauce and frozen Chicken breasts to create this Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Sandwiches.slow-cooker-recipes [Read more…]

Cat Litter You and Your Cat Will Love

This post and giveaway for Cat Litter is brought to you from Cat’s Pride and One2One Network’s.

When it is time to buy new cat litter, I usually cringe at the thought of carrying that heavy container in the basement near the litter box.  Why does cat litter have to weigh so much?  Forget about buying it at a bulk store, you might need a fork lift.   I can’t imagine dealing with all this if I was not in good health.  So what sort of options do you have to get the best cat litter for you and your cat will love? 


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Green Food Ideas For St. Patrick’s Day Party Food

No matter if you are Irish or not you most likely will make some green food or at least minty for St. Patrick’s Day.  To make this easy for you I am sharing some great green food ideas for your St. Patrick’s Celebration.   Don’t forget if you have kids to make a Leprechaun trap and see if you just can’t catch that pesky creature this year before the leprechaun tricks take over. 


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Calling All Craft and Recipe Blogs, join our Link Up Party #FRIDAYFRENZY

For those of you on the East Coast, including us, we have had a cold winter and a few days of our kids at home. I feel like my time in the craft room and kitchen has been limited to quick and easy snacks for the kids instead of things to share on my blog. I am excited to learn about new amazing craft and recipe blogs as well as your posts, so I can live vicariously through your amazing work. Thanks for joining the party.

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