Spinach and Feta Party Dip

Spinach and Feta Party Dip

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I’m a sucker for a super good, creamy, spinach dip.  When I am at a party, I tend to gravitate toward the dips, mainly because to me they are a treat!  I don’t make them a lot at home, except when we are having a party.  This time of year, we have been enjoying the big tournament on TV, watching our favorite college team {who is now out, but hey, there are more to cheer for} play basketball.  Extra bonus?  I can pick up all the ingredients at Giant Eagle!  Back to the spinach dip, and eating the yummy food that comes with watching sports….So today, I am going to share my Spinach and Feta Party Dip with you!

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Hosting a Kids’ Choice Awards Party to Remember

Kids Choice

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Do you love award shows?  I do, and my twins are starting to enjoy them as well.  Knowing that their favorites like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Skylanders Trap Team, and Spongebob are amongst the nominees, my boys will be tuning in for sure!  And since they are boys, they have to eat, right?  The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards will have my two in front of the TV on March 28th, with snacks in hand….and I’ll want to be watching with them!  So, how do I keep it simple and let them have a little fun and good food while watching?  Today I am going to share with you some tips on hosting a Kids’ Choice Awards Party to Remember for your favorite kids with food and drinks I can find at Walmart.

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Personalized Easter Baskets with Vinyl

Personalized Easter Baskets

Personalized Easter baskets are my favorite.thing.ever.  Love them!  I purposefully visit Target, the Dollar Tree, and other stores to find items that can be functional, unique, and personalized with vinyl.  My Silhouette Cameo never lets me down-and these Personalized Easter Baskets are the perfect project for beginning Silhouette and vinyl users.

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Ten Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Next Family Photo Shoot

Ten Family Photo Shoot Tips

So I had this grand idea.  I asked my friend, who also has a small photography business, to set up an outdoor session for us this past fall.  I was SO excited!  I started pinning ideas to my Photo Ideas Pinterest Board, and envisioned a fantastic photo session where everyone cooperated, and my kids looked darling…..and yes, most of that happened.  But not without some planning, thinking, and a little bit of stressing out.  This was our first, of what will now be more, outdoor family shoots with a photographer.  All these years, we’ve sufficed our family photos with pics from vacations, at Christmas, and the occasional pose at Target while we were having the kids’ photos taken.  Why did I wait so long?   Our outdoor pics turned out great, and now I have some family photo tips to share with you!

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DIY Owl Valentines Using Silhouette Glitter

Class Valentines Using Silhouette Glitter

Glitter.  It is my favorite thing to craft with~next to ribbon.  This year for my daughter’s homemade valentines, we made them extra sparkly with some Silhouette Glitter.  That stuff is SO.MUCH.FUN!  I am so addicted.  It’s projects like this that make me so thankful that I have a girl to glitz things up. So this year, we took the Owl Valentine idea I had last year, and made them a bit differently.  Despite the fact that I tried to sway her to bees, hearts, or butterflies,  she wanted owls again.  I tried and tried to show her images on Pinterest of butterflies, bees, and even cute hearts.  None of it.  She wanted owls again, so owls it is!

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Bathroom Makeover with Cutting Edge Stencils and $50 Giveaway

Cutting edge

Go big or go home, that’s kind of the motto in our  house.   Along those same lines, we like to DIY on the cheap in our house.  We will often pick up “oops” paint colors at the home improvement store, and then making do with the left over colors from our other painting projects to make something amazing.  Well, our downstairs bathroom is no exception.  And with the help of Cutting Edge Stencils, we now have an impressive and beautifully accented wall in what was once our very plain downstairs bathroom.

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Savory BBQ Coke Sliders and Ritz Peanut Butter Chocolate Snackers

Savory BBQ Coke Sliders

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It’s game time!  As the football season comes to an end, we are all ready to cheer on our favorite team during the big game, right?  And what is a party without some savory AND sweet food on the table?  I am the kind of hostess who appreciates great food, but isn’t afraid to incorporate easy foods into my menu.  I also need to be able to find all the ingredients in one place, like my local Walmart.  Today I want to share with you two great additions to your game day table with Coca Cola and Ritz Crackers.  First up, I’m going to share my Savory BBQ Coke Shredded Beef Sliders!

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#AD General Tso’s Chicken Wings Lettuce Wraps

General Tso's Lettuce Wraps

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We are big football fans in our  house.  Every Saturday and Sunday we are faithfully watching our favorite teams while enjoying some great food.  And now, with the big game right around the corner, we are prepping for having family and friends over to enjoy some food, fun, and football.   I’m the kind of hostess who has no shame in asking my guests to bring a dish or dessert to share.  By the same token, I also make sure there are several yummy dishes to choose from~like prepared wings from the deli at my local store.    Looking to try these yourself?  Join me, or go to your local Walmart for an in store demo. I’m going to mine on January 30th!

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Organizing Canvas Toy Bins with Labels

Toy Bins with Labels

I am so, so excited to start 2015 with an organizational post, AND the Silhouette Challenge!  Last year, the Silhouette Challenges were so fun and inspirational!  This year, we are doing something different~each month has a bonus challenge.  For January, we started with the very popular topic of ORGANIZATION, and the bonus challenge to use VINYL!  I jumped at the chance to add some fun labels to my daughter’s toy bins for this month’s challenge.  Organize?  YES!  Use vinyl? YES, YES!

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Cinnamon Coated Almonds {Disney Style}

Cinnamon Coated Almonds Disney Style #disneysnacks #easysnacks #cinnamonalmonds

As much as I love Disney food, I decided that each month in 2015, I’m going to share a Disney Parks inspired food!  Our family has visited Walt Disney World so many times, and in turn we’ve enjoyed much of the best food on Disney property!  One of my husband’s FAVORITE treats is found throughout the Disney parks, but he always manages to snag these Cinnamon Coated Almonds while we are shopping at Downtown Disney.

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