Paleo Lemon Poppyseed Waffles

I am so excited to be partnering with Williams-Sonoma to bring you this amazing idea for Mother’s Day. As always, while this post was compensated, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I know you are probably basking in the glow of Spring break {ours begins this week} and maybe thinking about the upcoming Easter holiday. I’m going to say two words to you that may bring  a little bit of stress into your life but don’t worry because I’m only talking about it to help you prepare. Yes, Mother’s Day is approaching and with it comes finding the perfect gift and way to celebrate your mom. Or, as a mom yourself, it means being able to pass along a gift list to your husband and kids so you can get rewarded for all the awesome mothering you do each and every day. Start your Mother’s Day with lemon poppyseed waffles, complete with homemade raspberry butter and raspberry syrup, and it will definitely be a day to remember.

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Pinworthy Projects Party

Happy Friday! You survived another long week :) Are you looking forward to the weekend? I know I am just because I get to sleep in past 6am. Oh, and I’ll get to spend some time checking out all the awesome things you link up to today’s party.

Speaking of awesomeness, take a look at a few of the things linked up last week.

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Beef Curry Soup // Dollar Store Spring Decorating Ideas // Chicken & Spinach with Feta Cream Sauce
Fruity Pebbles Cookies // Egg Carton Spring Chicks // White Chocolate Orange Crescent Rolls

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Strawberry Rhubarb Cosmopolitan

Cheers to spring with this delicious Strawberry Rhubarb Cosmopolitan! #cosmo #rhubarb #spring #cocktail | Blue Crab Martini

Spring is a time for gorgeous flowers, warm air, and of course- an abundance of fresh produce! Now that the seasons have officially changed, it’s time to lighten things up and embrace the beautiful, bright, flavors of spring. One of my favorite flavor combinations for this time of year is strawberry and rhubarb. Perfectly sweet with a hint of tang, this is the best way to ring in spring.

Hi everyone! Christin from Blue Crab Martini here, and today I’ve got a delicious springtime cocktail to share with you, my Strawberry Rhubarb Cosmopolitan! This drink is bursting with the fresh flavors of the season and would be a great addition to your Easter or Mother’s Day celebrations.

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Carrot Cake Dip

I can’t get over the fact that Easter is just over a week away! I am hosting Easter brunch at our house this year so I definitely need to get my butt in gear when it comes to planning a menu. At least I know I have a good resource for Easter recipes to turn to but I am still thinking of different dessert options. I don’t love the time it takes to bake so I am leaning towards something much easier like this three ingredient carrot cake dip.

Three Ingredient Carrot Cake Dip

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Ombre Easter Egg Tree

This post was brought to you by PAAS. All opinions are 100% my own. Find out more about their products here or connect with them on Facebook

I love spending time with my kids. My daughter has recently been really interested in helping with whatever craft or recipe I am working on and it is so much fun to have her by my side. We were recently given the chance to try out some of the PAAS products for coloring Easter eggs and she was so excited. I bought two and a half dozen eggs (!) and we spent an entire Saturday morning, along with Grandma, coloring them with various PAAS Easter products. Her favorite was the spring silhouette kit and she also had a great time with the monogram kit.

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Paleo Sloppy Joes

Mathlete loves sloppy joes. Besides the one time I made them with turkey instead of beef, I don’t think I have ever gone wrong making sloppy joes for him. Of course, I am trying to stick to more paleo dishes so I needed to find a way to bridge the gap between Mathlete’s favorite and something I could eat. The result are these amazing paleo sloppy joes.

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Annie Sloan® Chalk Paint Dresser

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When did you know that you were finally all grown up?

It is a tough question to answer especially when we do not really ever want to grow up. 

I think, for me; even over getting married, starting my teaching career, or having children the moment I knew that I had grown up was when I had a knock-down-drag-out week of debate with our gas company over a major mishap with our bill. And it was a mishap on their end, I might add….but isn’t it always?

I know what you are thinking….that isn’t glamorous. at. all.

But I kept my cool. I researched my account. I didn’t yell at the very misguided business manager. I fought smart. And in the end {without getting into the messy details} I negotiated a very fair deal with them that settled the whole dispute. I was finally. all. grown. up. [Read more…]

3 Easy Breakfast Ideas


Breakfasts on weekday mornings are crazy around here. I am not typically here for the morning rush because I’ve already been at work for at least 30 minutes before anyone in my house gets out of bed. BUT, I know the hectic pace that our house takes on a weekday morning so I like to have easy breakfast ideas ready to make mornings much easier for the people that do have to feed my kids before school!

3 Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas

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BIG Giveaway!

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Welcome to the A Night Owl March Creative Team Giveaway!

Hi friends! Today members of the A Night Owl creative team are joining up to bring you an amazing $150 Target Gift Card Giveaway! And we all KNOW you love Target, so what are you waiting for? Enter today via the Rafflecopter form below!

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Ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, March 29th, 2015.

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Pinworthy Projects Link Party

Happy Friday! It is has seriously been one of those weeks where nothing seems to go as planned. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen a little bit of the trouble I have been having since my computer died on Tuesday night. It has been crazy stressful and unfortunately there is no solution. So, I offer you this from my experience: back up your files every.single.day. I was a few days behind and was actually turning the computer on to back up my files. I lost a lot in just in a few short days. 

Technology continues to be giving me challenges (looking at you PicMonkey) so I couldn’t put together the collage for this week’s features. Even though you don’t have nice gorgeous pictures to see, do me a big favor and go visit these awesome posts. I (and the post owners) will be puffy heart love you for it!

One Sure Thing About Blogging // Easter Bunny Cones // Bird’s Nest Sugar Cookies // Easy Irish Soda Bread // Easy Coffee Cake // Homemade Potato Chips with Sriracha Ketchup

Now, let’s close out this week with something great…a party!

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