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Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken parmesan is one of my all-time favorite Italian meals! I learned to make a magically delicious batch of chicken parm a few years ago from my friend. Here’s the recipe that she shared with me. I hope you enjoy it!  Ingredients: 6 chicken breasts, fat cut off, and pounded out 4 eggs 1 1/2 [...]

Halloween Cupcakes ~ They’re So Cute It’s SCARY!

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Halloween celebrations are filled with all types of spooktacular sweets and treats . I always admired the spirited and creative cupcakes I saw online and in magazines that really captured the essence of the festivities. A few years ago I challenged myself to give this crafty cupcake decorating a whirl and since then it has been an [...]

Drop, Cover & Hold On ~ It’s Shakeout Day!


DROP, COVER and HOLD ON! Today, October 18th, at 10:18am millions of Californians will be practicing an earthquake drill called The Great California Shakeout. Will you? The Great California Shakeout is not just practiced in schools, but companies and individuals will be participating to generate state-wide awareness, as well to prepare for the next “big one.” This means that [...]

Simple and Chic Fall Tablescape {Guest Contributor}

Simple and Chic Fall Tablescape

Hi! I am Kelli, Kimberly’s soon-to-be sister-in-law. Last week I set my table for the Fall season and sent Kimberly a few pictures. She loved the details and ideas and asked me to write this article to share my tablescape with all of you! I love all the gouls, gobblins, witches and black cats that [...]

You’ve Been BOO’d Free Printable! {Plus A DIY Halloween Wreath}

BOO FLYER 2 - the tomkat studio

 Start with cute and sneaky little goblins on a mission to BOO! 2. Assemble a treat or goodie bag along with this free printable (by The TomKat Studio) to deliver. 3. Quiet as a ghost, sneak up to your friend’s door to deliver the goodies and the free printable. Then, ring the doorbell and RUN!!     4. Finally, [...]

Mammy’s Decadent Apple Crumble

Mammy's Decadent Apple Crisp

The smell that was emitting from my oven while this dessert was baking was absolutely heavenly. It was almost hard to concentrate on anything other than the sweet apple-cinnamon buttery decadence baking in my oven. The good news is that it tasted just as good as I hoped. I just polished off a piece and [...]

Halloween Tablescape Ideas and Inspirations

Halloween Tablescape

Halloween is my favorite holiday for which to decorate! I love all types of friendly Halloween creatures, cobwebs and pumpkins. I look forward to decorating my house for Halloween all of September and make sure that I get to decorate on or before October 1st each year in effort to maximize the amount of time [...]

Family Intervention with a Trip to HappyLand

Family Intervention with a Trip to HappyLand

One thing I have learned in my five short years of parenting is that the phases that kids have are temporary.  This is good AND bad. We are often cruising along in our happy little family life and things are going so well, that, I take for granted how well-behaved and sweet my kids are [...]

{Book Club} Gone Girl

Gone Girl

  My absolute favorite benefits of being in a book club are spending quality time with my girlfriends, drinking wine and getting lost in conversations we probably never would have had were it not for reading the books together. It’s fun being able to go to a friend and say “Can you believe it? Did you see that coming?!”  I love having inside jokes that only [...]

Fresca Black Bean and Corn Dip

Black Bean and Corn Dip

Yum! Yum! Yum! When a friend brought this black bean and corn dip over during a recent playdate I was beside myself with how good it was! It was simple, fresh and utterly delicious! This is a recipe that you will adore!!!   Ingredients:   2 cans of black beans 1 can of sweet white [...]