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On Vacation

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I won’t be posting again for a while. We are on vacation in Hilton Head Island, SC. It’s beautiful here! We left Saturday and will return home either next Sunday or Monday (Memorial Day). I meant to post about my absence before we left, but didn’t find the time…so now while I’m waiting for Ben […]

Penny Pincher: Dunkin’ Donuts Free Iced Coffee May 15

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From 10 am to 10 pm enjoy a free iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts in assorted flavors. Read more about it here. And, don’t forget that on the same day (May 15) McDonald’s is offering their Southern Style chicken sandwich and breakfast biscuit for free with the purchase of a drink.

Final Cake Decorating Class (for now)

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I just got home from my last Wilton Cake Decorating Course 1 class. It’s been a fun four weeks. We learned the rest of the Wilton rose and how to make leaves and vines today. I definitely need to practice a lot more!

I’ve Been “Glanced”!

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(Click photo to read article) Our Wheaton/Glen Ellyn Glancer magazine magazine, published monthly, featured me as the “Lovable Local” in their May issue! My friend, Jamie, from Memories Illustrated called me and told me the article was published. After going a few days without receiving my copy in the mail, Jamie gave me her’s then […]

Wilton Level 1 Cake Decorating Class – Week 2

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I signed up with a co-worker, Margie, to take the Wilton cake decorating (level 1) class this month at Joann Fabrics. It’s a four-week class and teaches the basics of cake decorating, making your own decorating icing, and creating the famous Wilton flower. Easy peasy, right? Well…almost. Once we get to class, it’s fun and […]

Penny Pincher: April 29 or May 15- Eat Chicken Free at McD’s!

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McDonald’s now has a chicken sandwich that is very comparable to Chick-Fil-A! Since we do not have Chick-Fil-A anywhere near us, we were extremely anxious to try out this new Southern-Style Chicken Sandwich. We went through Wheaton’s drive-thru yesterday after church, ordered our sandwiches, then noticed an unbelievable sign on the window that said: “Tuesday, […]

Daring Bakers Challenge: Cheesecake Pops

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Cheesecake, Chocolate and Graham Crackers…oh my! The day is finally here! I couldn’t wait to post this recipe, and I almost posted at midnight last night, but I was just SO tired from spending the entire last two days with my mom and little sister in Chicago. Don’t get me wrong…it was a blast, since […]

Guest Post: Dr. Ben on Milkshakes

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[From Nikki]: I haven’t had much time to cook/bake blog-worthy recipes lately, so I asked my husband, Ben, to serve as a guest writer and post about his expertise…milkshakes. Anytime we go out to eat, Ben searches the menu to see if the restaurant offers a milkshake. I’ve learned, from observation, that he has acquired […]

Penny Pincher: Eat. Drink. Save Money. by Restaurants.com

At Restaurant.com you can buy a $25 gift card for $10! Or, a $10 gift card for $3! There are thousands of restaurants to choose from nationwide. We used this website the other day and bought a $10 gift card to one of our favorite local BBQ joints, Uncle Bub’s. It was only $3, so […]

We’re Bored Cupcakes

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Ben and I were in Tennessee visiting a couple of our best friends for the weekend. One couple is pregnant with their first child (it’s a girl!) and both couples have new homes. So, it was a lot of fun to see Kristin’s pregnant belly and see the new homes. One evening us three gals […]