My favorite Christmas treat + more

Every Christmas my grandmother would make peanut butter balls and would keep them in little tins around her home. Throughout the day I’d “sneak” a few, but magically the tins would replenish themselves. {Grandmom must have made countless batches.} I’m even eating one as I type this at 6:30 a.m. – goes great with coffee!!! Here’s the recipe + a few other yummy...
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Make your Christmas tree magical with this tradition

Several years ago, my mom started a tradition with our family that has filled our Christmas tree with memories that literally s*p*a*r*k*l*e… While we know what’s inside the beautifully wrapped gifts that adorn the table, we can’t wait to see exactly what ornament Mom selected for us this time. Each represents something special from our past year:  baby’s first Christmas,...
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5 Fabulously Festive Finds: Take a quick break & enjoy!

Wanted to share a few neat {holiday} finds… Starting with this beautifully wrapped gift {above}. Check out THIS VIDEO {I am just mesmerized watching a gift being wrapped – at least when it’s by someone like Eddie. Watching my kids or husband, not so much : ) Santa is back again this year via your computer with a special message for each child! This was just the coolest thing we...
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Family Favorite Dessert for Holidays + Keeping Merry

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas? Hopefully our will be just that! This WAS going to be a post on our favorite dessert for the holidays, but due to a technical glitch {I’m not able to load additional photos at the moment} I decided to focus on a few things to keep in mind during the holidays to make them a little merrier. LET GO of perfection! This is what I’m doing right now....
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My new OBSESSION + Easy Thanksgiving Ideas

I held out as long as I could. This weekend, I took the plunge and now – I’m officially obsessed. My in-the-know friend Barbara told me it’s something I had to check out. This was like six months ago.  Since then, I’ve heard about it here and there, and finally my {also in-the-know} sister insisted I sign up. My new obsession?  PINTEREST. If you are already a...
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An entertaining idea from my parents

My parents have a bigger social life in their small town than I do in my much bigger one. Last week while visiting them in Clinton, South Carolina, my dad filled me in on a local entertaining trend: the BLT party! Tomato season is in full swing so they are using their produce surplus as a reason to entertain – like they needed another excuse! Tomato tips To easily peel tomatoes, dip...
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