Fall Decorations 2014

Tidy Tuesday is a weekly post series on the subject of home. I’ll talk about any remodeling/decorating of my house to tips to help you get your house organized to decorating tips to featuring home bloggers.

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When do you decorate for Fall? Do you decorate for a general Fall theme or do you change it up for Halloween and Thanksgiving? Most of my decor for Fall is of pumpkins and leaves and I add the color orange to my decor colors. Majority of my Fall decor is from my Mother-in-law. Each year, I like to change up my decor little bit from the year before. Plus I like to add to my Fall decor collection.

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Guest Post: Why Now is a Perfect Time for Swimming Lessons

Words on Parenting Wednesday is a weekly post series on the subject of parenting. I’ll talk about any adventures we have with our girls to motherhood experiences to fun and games for children to featuring mommy bloggers.

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Today’s post is brought to you by An Apple Per Day. Kaitlin loves to blog about healthy living and topics related to kids and parenting.

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Here is Kaitlin’s guest post. Enjoy! Don’t forget to visit her blog at An Apple Per Day.

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Green Olives Wrapped in Pepperoni & Turkey

Meal Monday is a weekly post series on the subject of food. I’ll talk about my love for food to sharing recipes that I love cooking to food tips.

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Do you need a new snack idea? Do you love snacking on green olives? I especially love snacking on green olives. My husband made a snack one night wrapping meat around a green olive and I thought it tasted really good.

This snack is very simple. All you you is need is several ingredients. You can wrap any kind of meat you want around a green olive. You can also add fresh mozzarella. We didn’t have any fresh mozzarella in the house when we made this snack, otherwise I would have added it.

Below is my recipe for green olives wrapped in pepperoni and turkey.

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Chicken Quesadillas with Toppings

Meal Monday is a weekly post series on the subject of food. I’ll talk about my love for food to sharing recipes that I love cooking to food tips.

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We all have days where we don’t have much time to prepare a meal. What do you normally do? Make a frozen pizza, leftovers, eat out, etc? There are times that I do eat out instead of cooking something. Especially if I have to go somewhere that evening, such as grocery shopping. But there are other times that I buckle down and say no to eating out.

I love to have options of meals to cook that are quick to prepare. One of my options that is very easy to make and doesn’t take much time is Mexican food. Some of my favorites are chicken enchiladas, chicken tacos/salads, and chicken quesadillas.

I add toppings inside of my chicken quesadillas. I love having the additional flavor to the quesadillas plus I’m also getting vegetables in my meal.

Check out my recipe for chicken quesadillas.

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Black Five Wishlist

Fashion Friday is a weekly post series on the subject of fashion and beauty. I’ll talk about items that I find or want for my wardrobe to ways to beautify yourself to featuring fashion bloggers.

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I recently discovered the fashion company, Black Five. They sell clothing, shoes and accessories such as jewelry and bags. Have you bought anything from Black Five? What is your favorite type of item to browse?

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Be You Bravely

Words on Parenting Wednesday is a weekly post series on the subject of parenting. I’ll talk about any adventures we have with our girls to motherhood experiences to fun and games for children to featuring mommy bloggers.

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This Fall, I started being a part of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). It is a place where I can be with other Moms while my girls are playing with other kids. You can find out more about MOPS here. The theme for this quarter is “Be You Bravely.”

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Is Your Toddler Afraid of the Dark?

Words on Parenting Wednesday is a weekly post series on the subject of parenting. I’ll talk about any adventures we have with our girls to motherhood experiences to fun and games for children to featuring mommy bloggers.

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Are you a mother of a toddler or older children? Have you experienced your toddler being afraid of the dark or the shadows in the dark?

Few months ago, my daughter, Katie (almost 3), has discovered what shadows are. She was touching the shadow of her big Minnie Mouse and wondering what it was. I told Katie it was a shadow. So for few weeks all she talked about was Minnie Mouse’s shadow.

As time went on, Katie noticed a lot more shadows such as things in our house and things outside (ex: tree branches). She would even ask my husband and I if we were afraid. We of course told her we weren’t.

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Coffee Decor from Shoppe by Scout Mob

Tidy Tuesday is a weekly post series on the subject of home. I’ll talk about any remodeling / decorating of my house to tips to help you get your house organized to decorating tips to featuring home bloggers.

*If you would like to guest post on my blog on the topic of home or any other topic, send me a message.

Since yesterday was National Coffee Day, I thought today would be perfect to write a post about coffee.

I’m a big fan of coffee if you didn’t know that. I love coffee so much that the decor in my kitchen is coffee themed. I love finding new coffee decor for my kitchen.

I discovered Shoppe by Scout Mob. The Shoppe sells inspired goods by independent makers. There are many makers that contribute to the Shoppe. Each maker has a different trade. You can find out more about the Shoppe here. Have you heard of Shoppe?

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I was browsing Shoppe and I discovered they had a food and drink section, so I searched for coffee. You can get anything from coffee to coffee decor. There were several items that caught my eye.

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Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake

Meal Monday is a weekly post series on the subject of food. I’ll talk about my love for food to sharing recipes that I love cooking to food tips.

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 Do you love cheesecake? What is your favorite flavor? I’m a big fan of cheesecake. I’ve even had cheesecake as my cake for my birthday before. I love cheesecake that much.

When Fall arrives, I especially love pumpkin cheesecake. I have to get a slice of pumpkin cheesecake at Starbucks when it arrives. This season, I’ve already had a slice that I shared with my girls. I’ll definitely have more.

Usually around Thanksgiving time, I like to bake a maple pumpkin cheesecake. I get my recipe from my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook.

Below is my recipe for maple pumpkin cheesecake.

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