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My Best Friend Loves Me!

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My best girl friend sent me a birthday gift the other day. It is the cutest apron ever! It’s from a boutique called Everyday Chic. Check out their website for other cute aprons, handbags and accessories.I love the one she picked for me. They all are pretty vintage looking, but this one is the best! […]

Cinnamon Chip Scones

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Unfortunately I didn’t get a great pic. I love the cinnamon chip scones from Starbucks and really wanted to recreate it so I didn’t have to buy them any more. I searched the internet for a recipe but found nothing. So, I decided to take the plunge and do it myself. Using the recipe for […]

Four- Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

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I found these cookies on Bakerella’s blog, but she uses five ingredients. I left out the crushed peanuts because I am not a huge fan of nuts. If you do not want to dip the cookies in chocolate, then it’s a three ingredient recipe. Lovely! Although, if you are looking to impress, the peanuts actually […]

TCHO Chocolate – “Nutty”

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I received more TCHO chocolate the other day. What’s that you say? How am I getting all of this FREE chocolate!? Well, it all began in the land of BlakeMakes where I became a Sooper Hero; meaning I would receive samples of new food, taste it and blog about it. This land of Blake Makes […]

Italian Tomato Cups

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As promised, here is another dish from the hat decorating party last Thursday night. My friend (who co-hosted the party with me) brought this appetizer. It’s so simple, but SO delicious! The slogan, “once you pop you can’t stop,” should be used for these. Italian Tomato Cups Cut cherry tomatoes in half, scoop out middle […]

Penny Pincher: Freecycle

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Okay… so this isn’t exactly food related, but it’s Penny Pinching related. I think that’s reason enough to include it on this blog. Tonight, we met for our first small group meeting for church. It was the official cook out kick off. During our cook out my friend, Stacey, mentioned that she is never going […]

Penny Pincher: They Say It’s Your Birthday…

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“…it’s my birthday, too, yeah! We’re gonna have a good time!” I have no shame in announcing it’s my birthday today! No shame, because it means I get to, once again, share with you the deals that I got, and that YOU can also take advantage of on or around YOUR birthday. Click here to […]

Horse Cupcakes from Hello! Cupcake

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My friend, Stephanie, and I hosted a hat decorating party on Thursday. We sent out invitations to some of our girlfriends to come over and decorate hats to wear to ladies day at the Arlington horse races on September 6th. Stephanie and I made a bunch of food for this party, and it was my […]

Leftover Chicken Salad Sandwich

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I cooked up some chicken and had some leftover for lunch the next day. So, I just whipped up a quick chicken salad sandwich by adding mayo and some spices. I served it on some leftover toasted hamburger buns. Not bad… for being so fast and cheap!

The Lovebirds

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Ben and I had a photo session done because we never had engagement pictures and we didn’t really get many good photos of us at our wedding. So, some friends of ours gave us a photo session as a gift. Nancy Beale was the photographer…right out of Chicago. She and her fiance, David Wittig, do […]