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Monday, November 24, 2014

Downton Abbey and World Market= PERFECTION

Can you believe it? It's almost time for my FAVORITE show {ever}, Downton Abbey, to bring us another amazing season. Cost Plus World Market is getting us all ready for the fun with their exclusive Downton Abbey sweepstakes and merchandise!

 Y'all, I'm so ready to see my Downton Abbey peeps again, I can hardly stand it. As we all eagerly anticipate Season Five {if you're reading this from across the pond and already know things...this is a no-spoiler zone. We don't want to know quite yet!}. Check out the AMAZING goodies and FANTASTIC sweepstakes Cost Plus World Market has put together for us for both Black Friday and December {I'M GIDDY!!}. Details below.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Inspiration Monday

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday, I'm absolutely delighted that you're joining us here today! When you party with us, your links are seen on seven different blogs- but only have to link up to one!

Today, I'm celebrating twelve years of wedded bliss with this handsome fella!
We've been celebrating all weekend with the kids away. It's been an amazing few years and I love him to pieces!

We have some fabulous features going on below, too>>>

Holiday Coffee and Espresso Bar

This post has been compensated. 
I only agree to sponsored posts that are products 
I would actually use in my own home and spend my own money on. 

Entertaining this holiday season?
A holiday coffee and espresso bar is the perfect way to indulge your guests:
it's like a fancy coffeehouse in your own kitchen.
Are you ready for holiday entertaining? From casual get-togethers to the special holiday dinners, a holiday coffee and espresso bar is a welcomed addition by all. I've got a few fun ideas below, along with this incredible Nespresso Machine I'll be using this year.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Free Printable Elf on the Shelf Letterhead

This free printable Elf on the Shelf Letterhead is perfect
for all of your little buddy's good times this holiday season.

Free Printable Elf on the Shelf Letterhead | Instant Download | Two Designs Available
Do you elf? We've been hosting our little "Mario" elf for three years now {he came to us during the Super Mario faze of our oldest son}. He doesn't cause too much trouble, mainly because I don't want to clean up after some of the shenanigans I see on Pinterest {I try, y'all, really I do}. But there are times I need this elf fellow to leave a message...usually an apology for not moving the day before {oops!}. If you need to send a few messages from your elfness, be sure to download your own printable letterhead below {two designs available}.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Overnight Baked Pumpkin French Toast

Thank you to Goldrich Eggs for sponsoring today's deliciousness.

This Overnight Baked Pumpkin French Toast is the perfect make-ahead breakfast for holiday mornings...or, you know, just a Tuesday.


Overnight Baked Pumpkin French Toast: once you try this overnight French toast recipe, you'll always fix it. The bottom layer forms its own rich and delicious syrup.
I've had this recipe in my repertoire for awhile. The original version came from my friend, Becky, who put it in our church cookbook several years ago. It's not a typical overnight breakfast casserole, but rather actual French Toast, just baked in a casserole dish {and soaking in it the night before}. The bottom layer also forms its own syrup while it bakes. I promise, once you try this version of an overnight French Toast, you'll never want it any other way!

I used Goldrich Eggs to prepare this...and they were such a lovely addition to it. Such a rich and creamy egg. See the recipe below.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Green Tea-Infused Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

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

These Green Tea-Infused Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies are such a fun twist on a classic cookie. They're the perfect holiday cookie...especially with a cup of tea.
Green Tea-Infused Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
Are you a chocolate-chip cookie junkie like me? They're like the ultimate comfort food. My mom always made chocolate chip cookies the best...and I've tweaked her original recipe to add a bit of delicious Bigelow Green Tea to them. The flavor of the green tea just seems to enhance and really bring out all of the yummy flavors of the cookies. Check out the recipe below. They're a lovely twist on the original.