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Healthier Super Bowl Appetizers & Game Day Food

Healthier Super Bowl Appetizers & Game Day Food

Lighter Super Bowl Appetizers & Snacks There’s just something about gathering together with friends and family for the big game … and eating super tasty, often salty and cheesy foods. It just feels right! But what if you are trying to eat healthier this year? […]

third quarter brownies, a family game day tradition

third quarter brownies, a family game day tradition

What is your favorite season? The long, warm days of summer or the cozy and cold winter months? My most favorite season – the season that does it for me more than nay other time of year – is football season. When we talk about […]

Sisterhood of the traveling hearts

Sisterhood of the traveling hearts

I thought we’d try something a little different today. I’d like to take you on a year-long journey of how simple Valentines ideas, a little bit of love and a whole lot of kindness can evolve and grow into something truly beautiful. We’ll begin about […]

Whoopie Pie Recipe with Homemade Frosting

Whoopie Pie Recipe with Homemade Frosting

Ready for a terrific whoopie pie recipe? Ok, hold on … let’s set the scene first! It was 72 degrees here yesterday, despite the fact the rest of the country is still facing Snowmageddon. My kids almost wore shorts, but something told me it might […]

Cultivating the Next Generation of Animators

Cultivating the Next Generation of Animators

My daughter’s birthday is coming up. We’ve entered that period where just buying more toys to be buying more toys doesn’t make sense any more. Our home is bursting with the toys of three children, yet only the neighbor kids play with them. Instead of […]

10 Ways to Make This Your Best Year Ever

10 Ways to Make This Your Best Year Ever

Every year, around the first of January, people sit down and make some pretty lofty New Year Resolutions. They try to set goals to help them become better people and/or to try to live better lives. They want to be able to look back and feel […]

Difference Maker: Patience Pennington of The Brightness Project

Difference Maker: Patience Pennington of The Brightness Project

“Everything has a story. It’s the messiness. The juxtaposition. The authenticity. That’s what makes a moment worth something. When we write, when we create, even when we breathe. We’re generating stories and ideas that have a ripple effect into the rest of our lives and […]

19 unexpected black eyed pea recipes for New Years or any day

19 unexpected black eyed pea recipes for New Years or any day

Couple things you might not know … One — I grew up in the South. The deep South. I’m talking deep, deep South. Two — On New Years Day in the South, you eat Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens. You just do. It’s a […]

21 amazing Star Wars DIY projects & gift ideas you’ll love

21 amazing Star Wars DIY projects & gift ideas you’ll love

I’ve been waiting six years to create a Star Wars themed shared bedroom for my boys. I missed my chance when they were head over heels for clone troopers a while ago, so you better believe I’m not missing out this time! My little one […]

Simple Handmade Gift Idea: DIY Gilded Holiday Mug

Simple Handmade Gift Idea: DIY Gilded Holiday Mug

Holiday gifts don’t have to be a headache, they can be both beautiful and budget-friendly! With a few supplies you can make your very own DIY Gilded Holiday Mug for just a few dollars and give it to someone special without feeling like you are […]