Handmade Christmas Ornament Exchange

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I participated in a handmade ornament exchange that was hosted by Arkansas Women Bloggers. This is the third year for the exchange and I received my package a few weeks ago. Just look at that cute package! You just know you in for a treat when you get something like that! And best of all… 

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What was the biggest challenge that I overcame this year?

What was my biggest challenge that I overcame this year? It’s funny because in many ways my post yesterday also answered this question because the biggest thing I overcame was also the thing I am most proud of. I did not really want to do IVF. Well I did, but I didn’t. I was scared… 

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What am I most proud of this year?

My friend is doing a great end of the year project on her blog called “31 Days of Questions to End Your Year Right” and I’m playing along. Stop by each day to see my answers and drop by Jacqueline’s blog to join in! What am I most proud of this year? This year I… 

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The QueDog on @eggsandherbs

The QueDog – Petit Jean Jumbo Grillers Giveaway

July is national hot dog month and it’s time for another yummy hot dog recipe. This hot dog celebrates another delicious summer food…BBQ. Okay, BBQ may not just be a summer food but summer is the time of year that we typically think about having picnics and big outdoor meals. Here in the south that… 

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Crockpot Kalua Pork

Kalua Pork (notice that it’s Kalua and not Kahlua!) is a traditional luau treat. Kalua is a Hawaiian term that literally means to cook underground and in a traditional luau a whole pig is wrapped in moist banana leaves and cooked underground in a hot pit or imu for 6-7 hours. Part of the ceremony… 

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Pineapples Don’t Grow on Trees – Tropical Hot Dogs {Petit Jean Meats Giveaway}

Nothing speaks more of summer than hot dogs on the grill. Add some tropical fruit and you’ve got a hot dog that’s perfect for any pool party, lake side grill-out, or family barbecue. About 10 years ago I visited the Dole Pineapple Plantation in Hawaii. The thing that surprised me the most was that pineapples… 

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CrossFit at Home {Fitness Focus}

Fitness is so important but it is also really hard. Some people will tell you that exercise is easy for them and I think they are full of it! I do believe you can grow to love the benefits that come from frequent exercise. The endorphin release following exercise is a wonderful stress reliever but… 

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Creamed Spinach

There really is no food that warms my soul quite like a big, juicy, medium-rare steak.  Steak is the one food that I find myself craving over and over again.  Almost as much as I like steak, I like the traditional steakhouse sides like garlicky mashed potatoes and creamed spinach.  Traditional creamed spinach sounds like… 

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DIY Menu Tray

DIY Menu Tray{Guest Blogger}

I am so excited that my super fun and crafty friend Gina is joining me today with her guest post on how to make a DIY Menu Tray. This is so cute an the perfect compliment to my current meal planning series! Thanks, Gina! DIY Menu Tray I am loving Julie’s Menu Planning series here… 

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Meal planning questions

Meal Planning Questions and Resources

Last week I shared with you some of my favorite tips for meal planning.  This week I will answer some reader questions and share with you some of my favorite resources. Your Questions Answered Q: On what day do you meal plan? A: I typically meal plan on Friday or Saturday because I typically grocery… 

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Huevos rancheros

Huevos Rancheros in Tortilla Cups

My mom and dad own a Bed and Breakfast so I am always on the lookout for good breakfast dishes.  My husband also loves breakfast and while we don’t often have time for a hot breakfast during the school year, we typically enjoy breakfast several times each week during the summer.  I try to find… 

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