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Welcome to another week of Eat. Create. Party!  Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful posts last week!! I am so amazed every week at the incredible creativity that is displayed here! Eat. Create. Party! goes live every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST and gives you all a chance to share your projects — and they’ll be seen on 4 blogs at once!  Before you link up, check out what my lovely co-hosts and I have been up to!  Captain America… Read more »

Make the easiest, most delicious salsa ever -- in about two minutes, with almost no chopping!

Have you ever made salsa before?  For the longest time, I didn’t make it, because I was so intimidated by it — all that chopping. Holy moly, the chopping. I try to avoid chopping onions at all cost, because no matter what I do, I get a massive headache and cry like a baby.  Plus, I’m not a huge fan of chunky salsa, especially for dipping. On tacos and stuff, it’s fine, but for dipping, not so much. It’s a… Read more »

Learn how to make this amazing anti-gravity cake that looks like a bag of Reese's Pieces is being poured over the cake!

A week ago this past Sunday was my little Con Man’s birthday. Somehow, he managed to turn 7. Not sure how that’s possible. But whatever. For some reason, his birthday sort of snuck up on me this year. I don’t know if it was because school had just started or because his party wasn’t until this past Saturday or what, but all of a sudden, last Friday I was like, “Gaahh! Connor’s birthday is in 2 days!” {Mom of the… Read more »

Cookies 'n Cream Snack Mix: Cereal, pretzels, crackers, and cookies and cream candy drops. So easy and so delicious!!

It’s Tailgating Tuesday, y’all! Whoop, whoop! Today I’ve got a ridiculously easy {like, open-a-bunch-of-packages-and-dump-them-into-a-bowl kind of easy} cookies ‘n cream snack mix for you. I love it because it’s not insanely sweet, but it’s definitely delicious. I made this for a tailgate a couple of weeks ago, and everyone went crazy over it. And like I said, it takes approximately 3 minutes to make. If that. Have you ever had Hershey’s Cookies & Cream cereal puffs? That was my inspiration… Read more »

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Hey, everyone, happy Monday! Hope you all had an amazing weekend. We had fun, although it was a little chaotic {unlike every other second of my life, which is just super calm and boring…}. We were supposed to have Connor’s birthday party on Saturday at the mini golf course. What happened on Saturday, you ask? Well, naturally, it poured rain. Of course. Because I never, I mean NEVER, schedule outdoor parties. For this exact reason.  I spent most of the… Read more »

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Welcome to another week of Eat. Create. Party!  Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful posts last week!! I am so amazed every week at the incredible creativity that is displayed here! Eat. Create. Party! goes live every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST and gives you all a chance to share your projects — and they’ll be seen on 4 blogs at once!  Before you link up, check out what my lovely co-hosts and I have been up to!  Twix Bars //… Read more »

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Once again, I’m not getting this out on a Monday, but I swear this time I really do have a good excuse. My %&@$ing camera broke. I was taking a picture of Connor on Sunday with his birthday presents, and all of a sudden, the viewfinder went black and the camera just started making a whirring sound when I press the shutter release. Panic mode. I have no camera. Well, that’s a lie. I have a point-and-shoot camera that’s about… Read more »

This cheesy Mexican chicken dip can be made right in your slow cooker. Perfect for #tailgating! #Labels4Edu #cbias #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Labels4Edu #CollectiveBias I’ve said it so many times on this blog, but chips and dip are my favorite food in the world, which is one of the reasons I love tailgating and football season in general. And if I can help out Mason’s school while making a delicious, gooey, cheesy dip by using products that feature the Campbell’s Labels for Education program, then… Read more »

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Make this giant fabric-covered magnet board for less than $20! My kids love playing with magnets. The door into our garage is metal, so it’s been covered with magnets for years. However, that door is now our chore chart. So all of those magnets have been sitting sadly in a plastic bin, waiting for someone to play with them again. Until now! Because I made Mason this giant fabric-covered magnet board. How much fun is this?? This sucker is ginormous. When… Read more »

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Welcome to another week of Eat. Create. Party!  Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful posts last week!! I am so amazed every week at the incredible creativity that is displayed here! Eat. Create. Party! goes live every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST and gives you all a chance to share your projects — and they’ll be seen on 4 blogs at once!  Before you link up, check out what my lovely co-hosts and I have been up to!  Blackberry Brown… Read more »

Tuna Cakes are a delicious, quick and easy weeknight dinner that the whole family will love. #BumbleBeeB2S #CleverGirls

Now that school is back in session and baseball and soccer are starting back up, we have activities almost every night, so I don’t have a ton of time to spend planning for and making dinner. I am desperate to find some quick, easy and delicious weeknight meals so tha tI don’t fall into the fast-food or takeout trap. One of my favorite go-to weeknight meals is tuna cakes. Not like cake cake {because, ewww}, but like a crab cake,… Read more »

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Yup, I realize I usually send these out on Mondays, but with the holiday and then Mason going back to school this week, it’s been a bit crazy up in here. So I’m getting my act together a little late.  As always, you all went above and beyond when linking up to last week’s Eat. Create. Party! Take a gander at my faves, and grab a button if you were featured! And don’t forget to come back on Thursday night… Read more »

These Mounds Footballs would be so cute for tailgating! And you can make them in minutes!

Pipe some white chocolate laces on snack-sized Mounds candy bars for an easy and fun tailgating treat! I’m so excited that it’s football season! I talked recently about how much we love football in our house, and how I’m going to resurrect my Tailgating Tuesday series that I started last fall. So without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the first Tailgating Tuesday recipe post of 2014: Mounds Footballs. This also may end up being the easiest… Read more »

Make a magnetic chore chart with tasks that even a 3-year-old can do {like putting the Finish detergent in the dishwasher!}! #SparklySavings #CollectiveBias #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SparklySavings #CollectiveBias We have always had our kids help out around the house, but we’ve never officially given them chores. They do things like cleaning up their rooms, setting the table, putting in the dishwasher detergent and running the dishwasher, but it’s pretty much just when we specifically tell them to. Then, a few months ago, David started talking about how he wanted… Read more »

Make awesome new art for your walls out of some old vinyl records and some vintage sheet music!

When I think back on my childhood, the vast majority of my memories involve music. We constantly had music playing in our house, and when it wasn’t from the record player, it was my dad singing and playing the guitar. Dave also grew up in a family that loved to sing and listen to music, so our kids are learning to appreciate a wide variety of music as well. {David’s Spotify playlist includes Blake Shelton, Lil Jon, Guns N’ Roses,… Read more »

The new Sprint-exclusive Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport features the ultimate mobile solution for today's active lifestyles.

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Sprint. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating. #SprintMom #sponsored For the past few months, I’ve been a Sprint Ambassador, which means that I get to try out all sorts of newfangled goodies from Sprint and let all of you know what I thought of them. {For my thoughts on the HTC One Max Harmon/Kardon edition, click here, and to learn more about the… Read more »

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We’re celebrating blogger birthdays this week with The Cards We Drew and we’ve rounded up a great group of bloggers and vendors to throw the ultimate birthday bash and party like it’s YOUR birthday! We’re giving away over $950 worth of prizes for three lucky winner (U.S. residents only–sorry). You can enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below, but first check out the great prizes and bloggers involved and please be sure to read the fine print! Each blogger picked their… Read more »

Make this cool picture frame with an old piece of scrap wood {she used an old cabinet door!} and some clothespins from the dollar store!

Make this cool picture frame with an old piece of scrap wood and some clothespins from the dollar store! So I tend to get a little out of control with a camera. This summer at the shore, I took almost 650 pictures. Granted, we were there for 3 weeks, but still. That’s a lot of pictures. So naturally, I love picture frames — especially ones I can DIY {like The World’s Easiest DIY Picture Frame}, and especially especially ones I… Read more »

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Welcome to another week of Eat. Create. Party!  Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful posts last week!! I am so amazed every week at the incredible creativity that is displayed here! Eat. Create. Party! goes live every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST and gives you all a chance to share your projects — and they’ll be seen on 4 blogs at once!  Before you link up, check out what my lovely co-hosts and I have been up to!  Gluten Free… Read more »

Who doesn't love s'mores?? These s'mores pops taste just like the original, but easy and portable!

How much do you love s’mores? They’re sweet and marshmallowy and gooey and chocolatey. They are just amazing.  Except they’re so, so messy. We had s’mores night at our house the other night, and the amount of toasted marshmallow that I had to unglue from Mason’s hair was frightening. Plus, they’re sort of a make-it-then-eat-it-immediately kind of snack, which limits what they can be made for.  If you read this blog on a regular basis, then you know I am all about shortcuts… Read more »