2011

Posted in Christmas, Cookies, Sara
Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

So, strangely enough one of the cookies I make the most at home isn’t postedhere on the blog.  I’m sure many of you are familiar with the beloved “Homemade Oreos” most often made with cake mix cookies (and ohhh my gosh I didn’t even remember we had that link up.  Talk about lost old post!  It was written in June of 2008, when our blog was a whopping 3 months old and it’s totally old school, I love it)  and …

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Breakfast Potatoes

You know those people who say they’re not big breakfast eaters? Or worse…they don’t like breakfast foods (gasp!)? Yeah, I’m not one of those people. I love breakfast and breakfast food. If I could pick one meal to eat out with friends, it would be breakfast/brunch. And my favorite favorite breakfast food? Potatoes. Hash browns. Whatever you want to call them, I will go out of my way to make sure I have them when I’m ordering breakfast or for …

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Sweet Tortilla Snowflakes

So you know we’re working on another book, right?  We’ve actually been working on it all year, but now it’s getting down to the wire and we’re working tirelessly to get it turned in on time so it can be done in time for Santa to bring it to you next Christmas.  It’s hard to explain what life is like at this point in the process, but let’s just say it’s a little (okay a lot) insane.  However, I refuse …

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Posted in Kate, The Scoop
Smucker’s Orchard’s Finest Giveaway!

NOTE:  This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all of you who entered! The winners have been notified, and they are #464 (Natalie), #1151 (Wendy), and #1307 (Gloria). Y’all have 48 hours to respond before we pick new winners! I have a confession for you all and I hope it’s not too shocking: I am not a fan of jam. Not a jam fan. I like homemade freezer jam because it basically tastes like sweetened fruit, but most jam is …

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Creamy Strawberry Jello Pie

So before I left for my vacation over Thanksgiving, I did something stupid. Reeeeeally stupid. I made this recipe (that wasn’t stupid, that was good planning with lots of forethought) and took pictures, but I wasn’t happy with how the final pics (ummmmm…I’ve discovered that Jello is really hard to photograph). So I unloaded my SD card onto my computer, deleted all the pictures on the card so it would be nice and empty for my trip, and then figured …

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Peppermint Bark Rice Krispie Treats

Y’all knew this was coming, right?  At least those of you on Facebook.  See, I had something completely different planned, and then I spent a Saturday night alone at Walmart (which, I realize sounds super pathetic, but in reality was super awesome.  If I didn’t need groceries, I would have wandered Target alone on a Saturday night, which would have been even more super awesome, but hey- I’ll take what I can get) and that’s when I spotted these: And …

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Posted in The Scoop
photo via PB Kids

After my Snow Globe post, there were lots of questions about my advent calendar, so here some more details about what I do with my family.  Having an advent calendar has been one of my most favorite traditions since I was a little girl, so I am always excited to do things with my kids.  This year I wanted to find a new calendar, and I bookmarked 547 of them (okay not really, but lots) from the web and pinterest, …

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How To: Make a Homemade Snow Globe

As Kate so delicately alluded to earlier this week, I am somewhat of a holiday junkie.  And Christmas is the holiday of all holidays for me.  I decorated a week before Thanksgiving; yep, I’m one of those people.  One of my most favorite holiday traditions as a child was our little family advent calendar and now that my kids are old enough to enjoy some fun and creative activities, I’ve filled up our little numbered stockings with slips of paper …

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Creamy Chocolate Fudge

I am an admitted holiday slacker. You know how Sara spends 3 days decorating her house for every holiday and says things like her epic Valentine’s Day breakfast are no big deal? I would love to be awesome like that, but alas, I am not. I am a low-key holiday-er. Now, granted, we just got back from vacation… and during the last few days of our vacation, I caught a little virus and haven’t been feeling great. And even though …

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Posted in The Scoop
Simpel Watch Giveaway

NOTE: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to #246: Pam, #1318: Michele, #332:Shirley Elizabeth and #644: Tanis! All winners have been contacted, congratulations!  Remember, you still have until Dec. 15th to use the code OBB25 to get 25% off your entire order, so get shopping!   If you’re looking for a unique gift idea for people on your Christmas lists, I’ve got the perfect thing for ya! I love these watches.  My husband has had one for a while now, …

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