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Today is an exciting day, people. Because it’s giveaway time! Woot, woot!! To celebrate the beginning of fall, we’ve teamed up with some of our favorite blogs and businesses for a $650 Fall Cash Giveaway! This giveaway is blog/business sponsored and would not be possible without the following: Soiree Event Design, Pink Poppy Party Shoppe, Bloom Designs Online, Kate Aspen, Pink Fortitude, Momma Lew, What the Fork Food Blog, Tastes of Lizzy T., The Honeycomb Home, Cupcake Diaries, Endlessly Inspired,… Read more »

This chicken enchilada dip is creamy, easy-to-make and absolutely delicious. It will be the hit of your next party or tailgate!

I realized the other day that it has been over 4 months since I shared a dip recipe with you. I mean, WHAT?  That is not in the slightest bit ok, so I decided to remedy that today with a chicken enchilada dip that is one of my very favorites.  I have been making various versions of this dip for years, but for a tailgate this past weekend, I decided to try to switch it up a little, and holy… Read more »

Decorating with succulents is such a huge trend right now. Here are 10 amazing ways that you can use succulents to liven up your home!

Remember on Monday when I talked about launching a new series called the Friday Round-Up? {Yeah, whatever. Don’t judge me.} Well, today I am actually sharing a Friday Round-Up post ON FRIDAY!  Yeah, it’s a big day.  I have a thing for succulents. I’m kinda obsessed. I don’t know what it is about them, but I think they are just about perfect. They’re so cute and compact and beautiful… and unlike every other plant on Earth, I can actually keep… Read more »

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I am excited to start a new series called the Friday Round-Up.{Now, I realize that today is technically Monday, but I am still getting back in the swing of things now that school has started, so just work with me here, ok?} Every Friday, I’m going to share a round-up post with you — it could be a collection of themed DIY posts, some of my favorite sites or blogs, tips, books I’ve recently read and loved, or, like today, a… Read more »

S'mores popcorn: Chocolate-drizzled popcorn mixed with marshmallows and graham cracker pieces. So easy and so delicious!

At the beginning of the summer, the boys and I went to a local farm to pick strawberries. After we were done, we walked around the little store looking at all of the fun items they sell there and we found a bag of little dehydrated marshmallows. So yeah, those came home with us. Connor kept asking me what we were going to do with them, and I said it didn’t matter. I mean, tiny crunchy marshmallows. I will shovel… Read more »

Make easy and delicious Pumpkin-Banana dog treats for your best furry friend!

So, I kind of need a hug this week. Or several. Or possibly massive amounts of alcohol. Or, you know, all of the above. Because my littlest little man started kindergarten.  And my biggest little man started middle school. I know, right?!? I was a hot effin’ mess on Tuesday, let me tell you. There were ridiculous amounts of tears {all on my part, mind you — Mason climbed on that bus and pretty much never looked back}, including some… Read more »

Icebox cakes are a great quick and easy no-bake dessert. This is a collection of 20 amazing icebox cake recipes!

I can’t believe it, but we’re getting to the end of summer. I know I haven’t been around a whole lot over the last couple of months, but I’m trying to soak up as much time as I can with my littlest man before he heads off to kindergarten. Seriously, kindergarten. And D is going to middle school, too. I can’t even. But in the meantime, it’s still summer. And it’s been hot as all get out. And since you… Read more »

If you thought peaches couldn't get any better, try grilling them and adding them to some Simply Lemonade! #AlwaysDelicious

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #AlwaysDelicious #CollectiveBias So we are headed to the shore for our annual vacation later this week, and the boys have been at Camp Grammy and Grampy since Thursday {can we talk for a moment about how awesome it is to have parents who beg to take all three of your kids for a week at a time??}, which means that I’ve been… Read more »

If you're looking for your next book to read, this is a great list of 10 books that should be on your want-to-read list!

Yup, Bossy Jenn is back, telling you what books you need to read next. But I love reading, and I know how much a lot of you love reading too, so I thought I’d do another list of my recent favorites. Obviously, this is a lengthy list, and {unfortunately} the summer isn’t that long, but if you’re looking for some new books to read, this should be a good start.  If you have a favorite book that I missed on this… Read more »

These DIY Play With Your Food Plates are so cute -- my kids would love making little faces with these with their food!! #BacktoPlay #CollectiveBias #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BackToPlay #CollectiveBias Thank you Back to Nature Macaroni & Cheese for sponsoring this post. Try the new Back to Nature Made with Organic Macaroni & Cheese Dinners!   I absolutely love summer. Everything is so much more laid back, and we spend pretty much every spare second outside {which is a good thing, because I just found out that June was Get Outdoors… Read more »

Learn how to color just part of a black and white photo

Have you ever seen a photo that is mostly black and white, but just has a touch of color on it? I remember when I was in college, we would print out photos in black and white and then color them in with highlighters. We thought we were remarkably fancy and talented.  We weren’t.  But I still love how those photos look, and I’ve discovered how to make them super easily with PicMonkey. If you’re not familiar with PicMonkey, it’s a… Read more »

The Ultimate Strawberry Recipe collection -- 80 of the most amazing recipes that feature fresh strawberries. I cannot wait to make all of these!!

I do not think I could possibly get enough strawberries in my life. This morning, we went to a local farm to pick our own strawberries, and I am going to make my own strawberry jam. We do this every year, and it’s one of my favorite summer activities. We went a little bit overboard this year, though, so I have way more than I need to just make jam. It’s a tough problem to have, really. I pretty much… Read more »

With the #PassTheLoveBack campaign, community soccer teams can create sponsorship pages and earn custom apparel, including uniforms, t-shirts and warm-up gear.  #IC #ad

This post was sponsored by Mondelez International as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received compensation as a thank you for my review. #PassTheLoveBack #IC My kids have always been involved in sports. David started in soccer when he was 5, and since then has played football, baseball, basketball, and now his favorite sport is lacrosse. Connor has also been on teams for all those sports, but his main love is running. {I have no idea where… Read more »

This cake might look fancy, but it started as a boxed cake mix and requires almost no baking ability! #WayfairCakeOff

I seem to be on a bit of a strawberry kick this week, but in my personal opinion, you can never have too many strawberries in your life. Or cake. Or cheesecake. Or, in this case, Strawberry Cheesecake Cake. So when I was asked to be a part of The Great Wayfair Cake Off and I was told that my cake had to include fresh fruit, my thoughts immediately went to strawberries, and then to cheesecake. And then to Strawberry… Read more »

You won't believe how easy it is to make delicious, creamy ice cream with no ice cream maker! Just mix everything together and freeze!

Remember last week when I shared the recipe for Creamsicle Pie? I said that that fail inspired an even more amazing dessert that I would share soon. Well, it’s your lucky day, people. I bring you: No-Churn Strawberry Ice Cream. Yeah. The creamiest, most delicious ice cream you’ve ever had — no ice cream maker, salt, mixing, shaking, nothing. Just mix it all together, stick it in the freezer and wait.  The waiting is the hardest part. By far. I… Read more »

This collection of t-shirt refashions is amazing. I can't believe some of these started off as t-shirts!

The other day, I was checking out my blog analytics, and I decided to see what my all-time most popular post was. I was a little surprised to see that it was this one, a round-up of 10 different t-shirt refashion tutorials. And here’s the funny thing: #2 is this tutorial on how to make t-shirt yarn, and #5 was my second round-up of t-shirt tutorials. Something tells me that you guys like messing with t-shirts!  So I decided to give… Read more »

Slow Cooker Cheesy Artichoke Dip

I think it’s funny that a lot of people think of the slow cooker as mostly a winter appliance. I’ll admit, that’s when we usually use it — for heavy, comfort foods like stews and casseroles. But slow cookers are fantastic once the weather starts getting warmer. I mean, who likes heating up their kitchen if it’s not completely necessary? And it’s also incredible for party prep. If I can get stuff ready for a party or get-together before the… Read more »

This 5-ingredient Creamsicle Pie tastes exactly like a favorite frozen treat from your childhood! Super easy, super delicious -- my kind of recipe!

You know what I love? When a recipes doesn’t work out like you planned it, but it totally doesn’t matter because it ends up being just as good if not better.  Now, don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t usually happen to me. Usually, when I have a recipe fail, it’s a disaster of epic proportions, not unlike the oops-I-used-peppermint-extract-instead-of-vanilla-in-my-pumpkin-creme-brûlée-on-Thanksgiving incident of 2004 {I blame that one on pregnancy brain} or the more recent 2015 Poop Emoji Cupcake-gate {that one was… Read more »

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Hey, everyone! I am so excited to be back at home. I went to Nashville for the weekend {um, most fun city EV-ER, by the way. If you haven’t gone, you need to, stat}, and had a nightmare of a time getting home. I ended up having to stay an extra day and drive 3 hours home from DC instead of flying straight into State College, which was awesome. And then I found a tick on Mason’s leg this morning,… Read more »

These cinnamon chocolate chip blondies are an easy, delicious alternative to chocolate chip cookies! #ChocolateHistory #IC #ad

This post and the recipe for Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Blondies were sponsored by American Heritage Chocolate as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary product to facilitate my review. #ChocolateHistory #IC I have been on a bit of a blondie kick lately. As we’ve already established, I am one of the laziest people ever, so whenever I can find a quicker and/or easier way to do something, I am all over it.  Case in point: chocolate… Read more »