Italian Meatball Soup

I am always excited to partner with brands that I love. Thank you to Mezzetta for sponsoring this recipe. As always, while I was compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

For years, we have always gotten together and decorated our Christmas tree with friends and family. I love sharing one of my favorite Christmas activities with those that I love. Of course, with out busy schedules, we often end up decorating the tree during dinnertime which means hungry stomachs come along with the Christmas cheer. I like to have something that is easier to make but also filling for everyone to enjoy in between hanging ornaments. One of my favorites is Italian Meatball Soup.

Easy Italian Meatball Soup

Pinworthy Projects Party

Happy first Friday of December! I won’t even mention how close Christmas is because you probably already know. If you’re like me, that is a little stressful to think about anyways :) Let’s focus on the good things instead…like awesome features.

So, Picmonkey must know that I should be packing for our New York trip versus sitting in front of the computer so it isn’t let me make a collage right now. Picture me weeping. The features must go on though…apologies in advance for the long post!

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Santa Hat Cake Pop Tutorial

Meringue Christmas Trees

Pretzel Snowmen

Easy Homemade Body Butter

Simple DIY Holiday Decor

Pomegranate Body Scrub

Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki

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Paleo Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Every Christmas, I make a breakfast casserole. It is the perfect thing for us to let cook on Christmas morning while we gather around the tree see what Santa has brought. My favorite version is one that I can put together the night before and pop in the oven when I first wake up. As I focus on healthier choices, I find myself swapping out things like potatoes for sweet potatoes and skipping bread all together. Knowing I will be eating plenty of homemade donuts and chocolate fudge on Christmas day, I figure I should also have a healthier option like this paleo overnight breakfast casserole on hand as well.

The perfect overnight breakfast casserole and it is healthy too!

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13 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

I love to wrap gifts. Each year, I transform our basement into Santa’s workshop and you’ll find paper, ribbon, tape and bows spread every where. Occasionally, I will toss something in a bag because I am in a pinch but I really prefer to stick to DIY gift wrapping ideas. In case you are like me, I’ve put together 13 creative gift wrapping ideas that are perfect for Christmas!

13 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas to make your packages gorgeous this Christmas.

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Baked Eggnog Donuts

I am going to share a secret with you. I am not an eggnog fan. For whatever reason, I never really fell in love with it. I think eggnog is just like that annoying/endearing relative that you see every Christmas. You either LOVE him/her and think they are the most endearing person. Or, you have zero love for him/her and they become super annoying. I am in the zero love category when it comes to eggnog. I know it is like THE Christmas beverage but I just can’t fall in love with it. {I even tried making an eggnog candy to see if that would help.} Mathlete, on the other hand, is a major eggnog lover. So, these baked eggnog donuts are for him! {smooches honey}

Baked eggnog donuts you can easily make at home and enjoy all holiday long!

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Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

I’m a real life cookie monster. Like, seriously don’t put cookies anywhere near me because I am not going to be able to resist. Mathlete claims my love of cookies is the reason I love Christmas so much. I mean, during Christmastime, you can’t go anywhere without there being Christmas cookies! When I joined the Cookie Exchange Blop Hop, I instantly knew my cookie would be some mixture of my two favorite holiday flavors and thus, peppermint chocolate cake mix cookies were born!

Peppermint chocolate cake mix cookies that are so easy to make but ridiculously delicious.

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Pinworthy Projects Party Time!

Whew…did you survive Thanksgiving? Are you still rocking the elastic waist pants to be more comfortable after all that food?! I know I am as I hit the stores for our annual Black Friday shopping.

Speaking of Black Friday, did you see the awesome giveaway that started earlier this morning? One lucky person is going to win $350. It could be you but you have to go enter first.


Now, let’s take a look at some of the great stuff shared last week.

21 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes // Giant Macaroon Cookies // Homemade Lotion Bars // Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Shells // Mango Lime Shrimp Dip // Eggnog Pumpkin Pie

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Big Black Friday Cash Giveaway!

Happy Black Friday! Right now, I am either out braving the crowds {a yearly tradition} or am passed out in bed after being up all night shopping. To celebrate one of my favorite shopping days of the year, I got together with some blogger friends to bring you a big black Friday cash giveaway.


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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I am so grateful for everything I have in my life, including you wonderful readers! I hope you enjoy some time with your loved ones today. I will definitely be relishing every moment with mine!


Gingerbread Cookie Cups

The moment November hits, I start dreaming of gingerbread. It is one of those things that I don’t really eat during any other time but absolutely love. Gingerbread loaf, gingerbread cookies…it really doesn’t matter. I was trying to decide what to make for our work potluck and knew that gingerbread cookie cups had to be it.

These mini gingerbread cookie cups are filled with delicious cream cheese frosting! Yummy!

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