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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Pumpkin, Pudding, and Cinnamon Chip Cookies

These Pumpkin, Pudding, and Cinnamon Chip Cookies were based off of my friend, Amanda's, world-renowned chocolate chip cookies. I can't believe I didn't think to do this sooner. Because they are...AMAZING.

Pumpkin, Pudding, and Cinnamon Chip Cookies that are TO DIE FOR! The perfect fall cookie!
So, Amanda makes these chocolate chip cookies that are incredible. I first tasted them on a church retreat about seven years ago. And by that time, she was already famous for them (okay, just in our circles...but you know what I mean). She went on to selling the dough for these every year around the holidays to all of us so we could each get our fix. Funny, before Amanda's cookies, I had always sworn I wouldn't ever love a chocolate chip cookie that didn't have pecans in it (I'm southern...we put pecans in errrrry-thing, y'all). But then, I had Amanda's cookies and they won me over. 

Someone finally convinced her to put the cookie recipe in our church class's cookbook. While I'm not 100% sure Amanda would still be my friend if I posted that recipe here...I finally took the plunge and put my own spin on these. I seriously have no idea why I didn't do this sooner. The fall flavors in this cookie are like cookie nirvana, y'all. And although it has oats, it's definitely not an oatmeal-tasting cookie. You hardly notice the oats...I think they're just for texture. Whatever their purpose, it all just works together. Check out the recipe below>>>

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Halloween Coffee Bar with World Market Goodness

My Halloween Coffee Bar is brought to you by my friends at World Market.

I had so much fun putting together this spooktacular coffee bar in the breakfast area of our kitchen. All of the fun glitter items, along with potion bottles and fun glassware made it hauntingly good. Aren't Halloween decorations the best?

Halloween Coffee Bar with Spooktacular Halloween Decor
 I love changing up this area for the seasons. With the open shelves and plain white dishes that are usually housed here, it's easy to add some fun items to make it fit in perfectly with holidays. Right now, it's decked out head-to-toe in Halloween goodness from World Market. Check out all of the fun below, along with product details for everything you see here>>>

Monday, September 29, 2014

National Coffee Day Mega Giveaway

It's National Coffee Day!
I've teamed up with Seattle's Best Coffee to bring you an
AMAZING coffee-lovers' giveaway!

National Coffee Day Mega Giveaway | Win a Keurig 2.0, Seattle's Best Coffee, and MORE!
Wow...today is so fun! I'm celebrating National Coffee Day with my friends at Seattle's Best. They're too awesome, y'all. Enter below to win this MEGA prize pack that includes a brand new Keurig® 2.0 K350 Brewing System, some serious Seattle's Best Coffee and so much more! Enter below>>>

I am Brave and Beautiful

I am Brave and Beautiful - a beauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. My blogging friend Megan of Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they looked like without make up and I joined in!! Colbie's song says, "Take your make up off. Let your hair down... Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause I like you... "
Megan and her friend Cobi of Peacefrom6pieces have been the team behind this whole project. Their worldwide vision included creating their own video inspired by the song TRY. The talent of Robbins Creative made it possible for them to pull it off. You have to click play and see the beauty and bravery displayed and you might even recognize a few faces in there. Click below for the video>>>

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Inspiration Monday | Giveaway and Guest Hostess

Hey, hey, hey! It's party day and we have a guest hostess joining our fun today since it's the last par-tay of the month! {Where in the world did September go?}
Please welcome Linda from With A Blast!
And, we also have a fabulous giveaway from Necessary Clothing!

We feature lots of your projects during the duration of the party via social media.
To search for features, use #InspirationMonday. 
Feel free to follow along via our blogs below:
I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Designer Insights with Terry's Blinds

You guys! {{{SQUEAL!!}}} I'm so super excited about this! My sweet friends at Terry's Blinds are featuring me over on their Designer Insights page. They were super kind and reached out to me for this awesome opportunity. 

They have featured so many talented folks over there...check them all out here.