tips for throwing a simple but special NYE at home
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When I was a freshman in college (a looong time ago!), I had to have a minor ankle surgery over winter break. While the procedure was minor, it meant I would be laid up for New Year’s Eve.
My bestie took mercy on me and stayed in with me. We dressed up cute, grabbed some snacks and decor, and threw ourselves a totally memorable low-key party. Much to my surprise, what should have been a total downer of a night turned into the best New Year’s Eve I’d ever had.
That was the year I discovered that, for me, low-key was the best way to ring in the year.
This especially holds true today as a mom of three. After the craziness of the Christmas holiday and lots of travel to visit family, the whole family is ready for a relaxed night in.
But, it has to be special.
Don’t get me wrong, I love to throw a good party. The good news is, it doesn’t take much to make your gathering low-key fancy. Especially when you can get everything you need from your local Whole Foods Market.
This post is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Can you feel that? The chill in the air is already creeping in, and so are the Halloween decorations in every store I visit. As you’re well aware, I’m not a big fan of fall, but the holidays of the fall and winter seasons sure make the nip in the air a whole lot more tolerable.
While I do love delighting my kids with a fun themed meal every Halloween season, I don’t always have the same zest for pulling off the details.
Today I’m sharing my lazy mom’s guide to Halloween Dinner. I’m including three, super-simple ideas for pulling off that cute themed dinner, without the prep.
That’s right: if you’re decidedly *not* a Pinterest mom, this post is for you.
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One of the things I love best about being able to work from home is the ability carve out little moments with the kids throughout the day in summer. Don’t get me wrong, working full-time and taking care of three kids during the summer months is a wild ride, but I truly wouldn’t have it any other way.
This month is finally feeling like summer here in the Midwest, which means living up all the summer goodness as much as we can! Since this is National Ice Cream month, we decided to combine three of our very favorite summer things: ice cream, butterflies, and impromptu parties.
The Flavors of Deviled Eggs and Pasta Salad Take Your Favorite Summer Side Dish Up a Notch.
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It’s finally feeling like summer here in the Midwest: school is out, and temps are finally heating up. That means we get to escape to the great outdoors, to enjoy meals on the patio and schedule picnics and potlucks with friends. Recently, I experimented with a new side dish that our family is loving lately – Deviled Egg Pasta Salad. It combines the creamy, rich flavor of deviled eggs with the crunchy goodness of your favorite pasta salad.
Bunny Bar and Minute to Win it Games for garden party
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A few weeks ago, I shared about how our family has a weekly tradition of Family Movie Night. It’s something we look forward to every week, whether it’s an old throwback movie from my childhood, or we treat ourselves to a new movie.
Most times, it’s an excuse to veg out. Sometimes, we have fun taking our movie night to the next level.
light and fluffy egg bake with crunchy hash browns, Melted cheese and fresh tomatoes.
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Do you ever mysteriously forget about a recipe that you totally love? Only to rediscover it and over-celebrate its return to your life by having it weekly?
Well, that’s what happened to me with the recipe I’m sharing today. This dish has it all: fluffy eggs, crunchy hash browns, melted cheese, crunchy green onions and fresh tomatoes. It’s an amazing explosion of flavor.
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Today I’m going to share one of my favorite fall recipes: White Chicken Chili, made in the slow cooker. It’s a family favorite, not just because of the rich flavor of this cold weather comfort food, but because it’s a cinch to make. Made with just a few simple ingredients , this recipe is a guaranteed crowd pleaser!
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Today I’m sharing a summer DIY I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. I’m excited to show you how to make a DIY Industrial Cooler for less than $7.
With the days getting longer and temperatures rising, the impending summer season means music festivals and leisurely nights spent outdoors. Today I’m sharing 5 ways to beat the heat with a perfectly chill summer picnic.
Oven baked Herb Fries that are a Cut Above the rest
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Today I’m sharing my recipe for perfectly seasoned, oven-baked rosemary garlic fries with a fancy dipping sauce. Whether you serve these as a side dish or as an appetizer for the big game, these French fries are a cut above the rest! Continue reading →
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Today I’m going to share a new recipe inspired by a new healthy dish I recently whipped up. The chicken dish is baked with a Mediterranean salsa spooned over the top. This salsa is so good I find myself sneaking an extra spoonful or two with crackers or chips before I bake the rest.
Then I got to thinking…with the football season really heating up, how could I turn this goodness into a shareable appetizer? I’ll tell you how: Baked Mediterranean Feta Dip.
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Be the Hostess with the Mostess this Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is just days away, and with it comes the anticipation and joy of the holiday season, and the task of hosting the family gathering.
I think a lot of families, mine included, are a lot like fudge – sweet, with a lot of nuts! It certainly makes for some interesting holidays, but that’s no reason to stress about your upcoming hostess gig.
Prep like a pro with these simple, yet impactful tips for being the hostess with the mostess at your upcoming Thanksgathering celebration.
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It’s the time of year for gatherings galore – which means growing your repertoire of potluck dishes to impress your hostesses and guests. I’m going to show you a dish that looks all fancy-pants, but is super easy to make: Pesto, Olive and Roasted Red Pepper Cheese Torta Appetizer.