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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Need a few last minute gift ideas? 
The Martha Stewart Collection at Macy's has some fantastic finds.

Let me just say that I'd be a happy girl to get any of these fun things. That Bird Cupcake Dome is presh! But, my hands-down faves are the Holiday Dog Hooked Decorative Pillows. Check out our Dachshund one below!
We are wiener-dog people. So, I just adore having this as apart of my holiday decor this year. Isn't it adorbs, y'all? This pillow and all of the above Martha Stewart gifts are available exclusively at Macy's. Click here to check them all out.

Neglect your chores like me and don't miss a thing:

Sweetening Life Naturally with Honey {GIVEAWAY!}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Don Victor Honey. 
All opinions are mine alone. #HoneyForHolidays #CollectiveBias

I love using honey as a natural sweetener. I made this Holiday Honey and Pear Cake with it here {using Don Victor Honey} and it turned out fabulously. I'm always amazed how many things you can use honey for. Below, I'm sharing some great ways to save on honey as well as a fantastic $500 Visa Gift Card Sweepstakes from Don Victor

We use honey for so many things around here...from baking to tea to helping us feel better if we have a cold. Below is a great $500 gift card sweepstakes from Don Victor Honey and savings, too.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Life Cereal Cookies

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Quaker. 
All opinions are mine alone. 

These Quaker® Life Cereal Cookies are the perfect snack.
They're perfect with a tall glass of milk...naturally.
#LoveMyCereal #QuakerUp #CollectiveBias

Life Cereal Cookies: a fun spin on a classic cookie. The cereal adds an AMAZING texture!
 I tinkered with my perfect cookie recipe...again. This time, I swapped out the chocolate chips for white chocolate ones and the oatmeal for Life Cereal. Wow...I'm totally digging the unexpected texture the cereal brings. It's a soft cookie that has these perfect little crunchies {that stay crunchy through baking and all}. Check out the recipe below.

Free Printable 2015 Calendar

This Free Printable 2015 Calendar At-A-Glance is
the perfect piece to print off and display for quick reference throughout the year.

Free Printable 2015 Calendar | This At-A-Glance Calendar is perfect to hang up anywhere you need a quick-reference calendar | Letter-sized | Instant Download
This little calendar is perfect to throw on the fridge, hang in the cubicle or tape inside of a cabinet door. Sometimes you don't need a full calendar...just a quick one to see what date falls where. Download your free printable 2015 calendar below>>>

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Baked Toads in a Hole

Thank you to Goldrich Eggs for inspiring such a yummy post!

Whether you call them toads in a hole or eggs in a hole, my baked version of this dish is perfect for Christmas morning...you can make multiple servings at once. This recipe for Baked Toads in a Hole is one of our favorites for sure.

Baked Toads in a Hole {you may call them Baked Eggs in a Hole} | A baked twist on a classic breakfast: easier and less messy to prepare this way.
 Traditionally, the English dish of Toads in a Hole is a sausage and Yorkshire pudding type of casserole. But, in our home {as in many other American homes}, Toads in a Hole is what we refer to as eggs cooked inside the cutouts of bread slices. I've been making this for as long as I can remember...it's my youngest son's favorite breakfast. I've found that, not only does baking this dish provide a way to make a lot more servings faster, it also produces a prettier finished product, if you will. Check out the recipe below.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Our Downton Abbey Party

This post is brought to you by World Market.
But, my love for Downton Abbey is legit...love that show!

We had such a brilliant time at our Downton Abbey Party last week.
My friends were so fun and we all had a royally good time!
#DoTheDownton #DowntonAbbey

Not only am I crazy about Downton Abbey, so are some of my friends and family. And we all got together to celebrate our love for all things Grantham. And Crawley. And Bates. And, and, and...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Downton Abbey Christmas Thumbprint Cookies

Today's post is brought to you by World Market. The recipe is my own.

These Downton Abbey Christmas Thumbprint Cookies are a 
mouthful of royally festive yumminess in every bite.
#DowntonAbbey #DoTheDownton

Downton Abbey Christmas Thumbprint Cookies
I've mentioned my love for the royally smashing show, Downton Abbey a time or two on this blog. Can't. Get. Enough. Last week, I hosted a Downton Abbey party and these were one of the treats I served. Check out the recipe below and enter for a chance to win an awesome Downton Abbey prize pack below. It's brilliant {said in my best English accent}.