A Glimpse: What’s In My Bag

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I am always super fascinated when other bloggers share a day in the life or what’s in my  bag posts. It gives you a little glimpse into their every day life and lets you get to know them on a more personal level. So, I thought it would be fun if I gave you a little peek at a few of the items that I carry with me each and every day…you know besides a computer and phone :)


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Pinworthy Projects Party

YAY it is Friday! I can’t tell you how excited I am for this weekend. We are getting our first gorgeous Spring weekend and I can’t wait to be outside enjoying some long awaited sunshine. What do you have planned?

Maybe you want to check out a few things you might have missed this week here on the little ole blog:


Pineapple Pork Tacos // Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramelitas // Triple Cheese Kale Dip // Stenciled Leather Coasters

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Triple Cheese Kale Dip Challenge

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We love hosting parties or just having people over to hang out at the last minute on a weekend. Whenever I have people coming over, I like to have at least a few snacks for them to eat while we talk or watch tv. One of the easiest things to serve is dip with either bread or chips. My newest favorite is triple cheese kale dip because, well, it has three cheeses in it. You can totally call it just kale dip though to make yourself think you are eating vegetables!

Triple Cheese Kale Dip

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Stenciled Leather Coasters

stenciled leather coasters

I don’t know what it is, but we can’t seem to keep a set of coasters around my house! I think the kids play with them and then loose them. Usually you can only find 1 or maybe 2. So since they are prone to getting lost, I periodically need to get more. But I don’t want to spend a lot of money. So what do I do?… Hit the thrift stores. Thanks to a thrift store find and some craft supplies I already owned, I was able to make these stenciled leather coasters for $2.00!!

I was looking for some stone tile type coasters, but only found paper ones and these “Patriots Colony” tin and cork coasters. I liked the cork bottom and knew I could upcycle these into something much prettier, so even though it wasn’t what I was specifically looking for, I went with it.

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Pineapple Pork Tacos

You know how they say that a stomach is a way to a man’s heart? In my case, tacos would definitely be a good way to try and go after my heart. From bang bang shrimp tacos to turkey tacos and cranberry salsa to pineapple pork tacos, I just can’t get enough.

Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

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Pinworthy Projects Party

Happy Friday! I hope you are enjoying your week. This week is Spring break for our schools so it has been a little slower around our house. Definitely a welcome change from the normal hustle and bustle.

We are getting for Easter this weekend and I’ve been drooling over so many of the yummy recipes shared last week. I picked a few, along with some other projects, to highlight this week as our features!


No Bake Easter Nests // DIY Moss Topiary // Cookie Dough Iced Coffee // DIY Barn Door // Brownie Butter Cake // DIY Aromatherapy Eye Mask

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Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramelitas

So, you guys see me posting all the Paleo recipes and I’m sure you are sitting there thinking “well, she has gone full on health nut on us.” While I do try to stick to Paleo as much as possible, I admit that I still enjoy {love, crave, desire…} sweets on a regular basis. I just went from having them almost every day to saving them for more of a special treat. Now, these dark chocolate sea salt caramelitas…I could eat these every day. I’d need an entirely new wardrobe filled with elastic waist pants but they are so good that I would never tire of them.

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramelita

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20 Perfect Brunch Drink Recipes

I love brunch. If it wasn’t for my busy schedule, I could make brunch the only meal I eat each day. Of course, when I am planning brunch {like the one I am working on for Easter}, one of the key elements is what to drink with our delicious food! I love a good cocktail but not everyone in my brunch party feels the same way. So, I went searching for 20 perfect brunch drink recipes that would make everyone happy!

20 Perfect Brunch Drink Recipes

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Crockpot Paleo Chinese Pork

Each week, we usually end up with at least one crockpot meal on our menu. I’m gone during dinner time on both Tuesdays and Thursdays and I know that Mathlete isn’t going to want to put any effort into actually making a dinner when he gets home. So, I get up and prepare something that cooks all day and is ready when he is home. Since going paleo-ish, it has been a lot harder to find recipes we enjoy that also work in the crockpot. This crockpot paleo chinese pork that I made is definitely a winner though.


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Hot and Spicy Cheese Meatballs

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Basketball fever is in full effect! It is almost impossible to go somewhere and not hear people talking about the latest game or see it on TV. In our office, brackets are always the topic of the day. We love having friends over to watch sporting events to a few of the basketball games is another great reason for a sports related party in our basement! Of course, no party is complete without party food. My latest addition to the game day spread are hot and spicy cheese meatballs.

Cheez-It Spicy Meatballs

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