A Spicy Pepper Jack Snack

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I love to snack! I could probably skip meals all together and just focus on snacking throughout the day if my family didn’t rely on me to provide them with meals. I especially love The Laughing Cow® spreadable cheese wedges as part of my snacks because they are the perfect size and come in all kinds of flavors. Right now, The Laughing Cow® is on a mission to #ReinventSnacking and I am so excited to be a part of the movement. I like to have  a little spice in my snacks so I created a spicy pepper jack snack the other day that may be my brand new favorite.

Create the perfect snack by pairing Laughing Cow wedges with your favorite ingredients.


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A Glimpse: Safe Outdoor Playtime

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hot Shot® Insecticides.

So, as you can tell from recent posts, I have been spending a lot less time in the kitchen and craft desk and a lot more time hanging with family. In fact, right now, I am enjoying a glorious week at the beach with them {hurrah for being able to schedule posts}! One of our favorite things to do in the evenings is go into our backyard and enjoy our swing set.


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Microwave Twice Baked Potatoes {Guest Post}

Some nights, the microwave is our saving grace when it comes t getting dinner on the table. Today, Ariean is sharing an awesome recipe for making microwave twice baked potatoes!


Hey there Just Us Four Readers!  I’m Ariean from One Krieger Chick and I am so excited Shannah let me pop in to share one of our favorite easy weeknight meals...Twice Baked Potatoes (made in the microwave!) Easy Weeknight Dinner-Twice Baked Potatoes in the Microwave! OneKriegerChick.com

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Herbed Shrimp Pesto Pizza

As a food lover, I am excited to be partnering with Pompeian to share with you a recipe using one of their olive oils. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

For me, shrimp and butter are made for each. Think of shrimp scampi and how amazing it tastes basted in all that butter. I can think of very few times that I have cooked shrimp in anything but butter {unless it was shrimp cocktail of course}. August is National Olive Oil month and Pompeian is working to get people to take the Pompeian Pledge to swap butter for Pompeian olive oil in one of their favorite recipes. I recently made herbed shrimp pesto pizza and when I typically would have reached for the tub of butter!

Delicious herbed shrimp pesto pizza

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Easy Apple Cake – Only 3 Ingredients! {Guest Post}

Easy recipes with only a few ingredients are always a hit in my house! Jamie is sharing her amazing easy apple cake with you today and I know you will be pinning this one to make over and over.
With only 3 ingredients, this Easy Apple Cake is perfect for Fall Baking! #apples #fallbaking

With only 3 ingredients, this Easy Apple Cake is perfect for Fall Baking! #apples #fallbaking

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A Glimpse: Rainy Day Games

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Our summer weather has been amazing. Beautiful days have kept us outside playing all the time and we rarely hear “I’m bored.” That all changed during a streak of rainy days and we were left wondering what to do to keep the kids entertained. I like to avoid TV and iPad time as much as possible so I started thinking of rainy day games we could play. The first one we tried: Q’s Race to the Top


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Show Off Your Projects at the Link Party

Woot…I am headed off on a much needed vacation starting tomorrow. I’ll still be popping in to see what you all share at the link party this week but it will be with a drink in my hand and my toes in the sand!  Starting Monday, you will have some FABULOUS ladies filling in for me so be sure to stop by and give them a big ole welcome.

Pinworthy Projects Party

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A Glimpse: Dino-mite Birthday Party

Birthday party #2 for August started just a few short hours {like 2!} from when the My Little Pony Sleepover ended. This one was a little easier because we were having it a local bounce house place. E is totally in love with dinosaurs so we went with a super fun dinosaur theme for his party.


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Brushing to the Music

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf Tooth Tunes.

We love music in our house. If the iPad isn’t playing on our playlists, H is usually singing a random song she has made up in her head. Even E loves to play with all kinds of musical toys or dance around the family room when music is playing. We use music to get them interested in activities all the times because it seems to work so well. That is the idea behind one of my favorite new things in our house: Tooth Tunes.


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Ginger Lemon Tartlets with Fresh Berries

I love lemons. I use them all around the house for cleaning, cooking and in drinks. I love lemon meringue pie too but I am always too lazy to make my own meringue. So, I tend to stick to something a little easier like a lemon tart. I wanted to try something new recently and made ginger lemon tartlets topped with fresh berries for dessert.

These tartlets look so delicious and refreshing. Adding ginger is a great idea.
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