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Pumpkin Spice M&M Cookie Recipe

Last year, when the pumpkin spice M&M’s hit the pages of the Target ad…I was a little unsure. While I do love pumpkin donuts and pumpkin pie, and the occasional Pumpkin Spice Latte, I had mixed feelings about my beloved M&M’s going along with the pumpkin everything trend. And after trying them last year, I… [Read More]

Cat in the Hat Bento Box Fruit Kabobs

Cat in the Hat Strawberry Fruit Kabobs

Growing up, we always took brown bag lunches to school. It wasn’t until high school that we could buy a school lunch. But the best thing about taking a lunch to school everyday was picking out that year’s lunch box. Which usually came with a matching thermos! It was the little things… And when I… [Read More]

A fun Halloween project to make using your Silhouette Cameo

Sparkly Spider Web

Happy first day of Fall! I love that the weather is finally getting a little cooler and we even have a few trees changing colors. While I am not ready for winter, I do love this time of the year. I also love crafting for Halloween – from pumpkins and spiders to skeletons and monsters, there… [Read More]

Burlap and Ribbon Fall Wreath

Burlap and Ribbon Fall Wreath

Last fall, I made two of these wreaths (funny thing is, neither ended up in my own house!) and I realized that I never shared them on the blog! So today’s post is more of crafting inspiration than a tutorial or how-to because I really do love how this wreath turned out! I used the… [Read More]

This simple orzo salad is a perfect side dish to compliment any meal!

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

This orzo salad is one of my absolute favorite dishes to make for summer barbecues. With feta cheese and fresh, crisp veggies, it pairs well with so many main dishes. And it is super simple to throw together. I always make extra so we can continue to eat it throughout the week. Sometimes I even eat… [Read More]


Get Organized with a Thirty-One Tote Bag {Giveaway}

As a teacher, I was all about bags for keeping myself organized. The kicker was that I could never find a bag big enough, or with enough pockets, or sturdy enough to carry all of my teaching materials between home and school. So I ended up carrying multiple bags, plus my lunch box, plus my laptop case,… [Read More]

A round-up of 18 delicious slow cooker recipes, perfect for crock pot cooking in the fall and winter!

18 Hearty Slow Cooker Recipes

These past few weeks, the weather around here has been crazy in typical Chicago fashion. A week ago, we were swimming in the pool, and today…well it’s definitely hoodie weather. And even though we had the longest, coldest, snowiest winter in a loooong time, I’m quite ready for the cooler fall weather. It is, after… [Read More]

Use your Silhouette Cameo to create a personalized mug using vinyl - a perfect gift!

DIY Personalized Mug

I love giving personalized gifts for all occasions; from a photo block to framed subway art, I enjoy working on a project from start to finish that reflects the recipient’s interests. And this mug is no different! My brother and his girlfriend have a puppy pug named Stanley. So I thought it would be cute to make an I… [Read More]

A round-up of 15 delicious recipes using apples - perfect for fall!

15 Fantastic Fall Apple Recipes

One of my favorite things about fall is all the delicious foods…specifically ones with apple or pumpkin in them. We have a donut shop down the street from our house that makes fresh apple cider and pumpkin donuts. When I see the sign out front letting everyone know the delicious donuts are back, I know fall… [Read More]

Fall Banner

Fall Leaves Banner

I wish I could say fall is in the air, but around here the weather is still hot. And I’m not going to complain after the super long winter we had, but fall is my favorite time of year. I love the crisp, cool nights, the changing leaves, pumpkin and apple everything! I can’t wait… [Read More]