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8 Dips for New Year’s Eve!

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This is a list of 8 dips that all look really yummy, and would be perfect to serve a New Year's Eve party...or any party really.  I know when I am hosting a party, it is not complete without at least 2 dips.  Any of these would be great to serve alongside a meal, or other appetizers. Some hot, some cold, something for everyone! First up is this Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce and Walnuts from Simple Bites. It only takes 20 minutes to make from start to finish, and is also vegetarian friendly.  This looks so delicious, and is totally festive. Serve with crackers or a … [Read more...]

Kid’s Activity: Handprint Christmas Trees

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Keeping in the spirit of the holidays, if you are looking for a fun and easy holiday activity to do with the kids, this one is great.  I made these last year with the twins I nanny, and they had a lot of fun.  This was probably one of the first handprint activities we attempted, so it is a little messy, but they are sure pro's now! If you do a quick search on pinterest for "Handprint (insert holiday there)" you will find 100's of really fun ideas. All you need for this is finger paint, paper or canvas (we used thicker paper for painting), glitter paint (optional), and tiny … [Read more...]

Holiday Happenings!

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Between nasty stomach bugs, the holiday's kicking into gear, parties, and work, I have been incredibly busy the last few weeks.  I haven't been updating my blog as much as I would like, but hopefully after the holidays I can get back on track. I have so many fun projects to tackle over the holidays!  I don't post too much about my personal life, but this post is totally personal.  Come see what we have been busy with the last few weeks! One major event that happened last week....My son turned 2!  He is a full blown toddler and showing us new things everyday.  It's amazing watching him … [Read more...]

Shakshuka: Israeli dish of eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce

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If you follow my blog, you most likely know that I make a lot of poached egg type of recipes.  After I shared my Mexican Baked eggs a while back, one of my friends, Becky, said that I was making Shakshuka!  She said while a little different, it was basically the same.  Living in Israel she would have this dish regularly, and suggested I make it true to the recipe.  She said I would love it.I of course thought it looked delicious, because I love basically anything having to do with eggs.  I got to making it a few days later. It is a very … [Read more...]

Tomato Basil Soup

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This time of the year, as it starts getting cooler (not too cold, we are talking about Georgia after all), I tend to gravitate towards making soups.  They are generally easy to prepare, fairly inexpensive, and there are always left overs for my husband to take to work with him the next day.  I mostly enjoy any type of soup, and love finding new vegetarian recipes to try.  Even soups that have meat can usually be altered pretty easily to be vegetarian....and it goes the other way too, as it is easy to add meat to vegetarian soups as well. Growing up I used to love … [Read more...]

DIY Monogrammed Canvas

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Last month, I posted a great tutorial on how to make your own custom canvas.  Quick, easy, and cheap, this project was a win in all ways.  You can use whatever fabric you want, which mans you could create a look for a nursery, living room, as a gift, for the holidays...there are endless options.  For my canvas, I wanted to monogram them with our family initials, A and Z.  I knew I wanted to hang them somewhere around the house.  This is what they started out as: You can make your own, using this tutorial: DIY Custom Canvas I found the letters I wanted, made them huge (full page) on Word, … [Read more...]