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#SouperSaturday: Cheesy Cauliflower Potato Soup

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I don’t know about y’all, but I have had the hardest time staying warm this winter!

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Temperatures outside have varied so widely,
{t-shirts one day, mukluks the next!}
and because our house is 100+ years old, it’s so stinkin’ drafty!

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We’ve spent the winter holed up in two rooms huddled under piles of blankets,
doors closed, and space heaters running.
And that’s barely taken the edge off!

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Because of all this bone-chilling cold, all I seem to be craving is soup.
Warming, he...

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#FamilyFaveFriday: Pork Chops with Sauteed Apples

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I think Friday probably has to be my favorite day of the week.

Something about a week full of stresses finally signed & sealed with a weekend full of relaxation ahead…you just can’t top it!

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On Friday nights, we always like to play around with new takes on recipes
that have been longstanding family favorites:
unique burgers, fun pizzas, piled high nachos… you get the idea.
(Sort of like our #throwbackthursdays, but not quite)


This week, winter has come back full force (ugh!),
so we dec...

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Moscow Ballet’s ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’ {Special Offer}

If you’re like me, you have a little girl who loooooooves ‘dance’.

Turn on some music and she’s groovin’ in the living room; flip over to Dance Moms (a guilty pleasure!) and she stares with rapturous attention at the television; even mention the idea of signing up for dance classes and she refuses to let the idea drop!

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So, I was delighted to discover that the Moscow Ballet is bringing their version of the Nutcracker to St. Louis!

If you don’t know anything about it, it’s the ultimate holiday tradition and creates memories for a lifetime...

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Rosenvolk German Medieval Festival {Special Offer}

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I have wanted to attend a Renaissance Faire for as long as I can remember. Growing up in Atlanta, there was a huge one put on annually…smack dab in the heat of a scorching Georgian summer. In fact, when you think about it, most Ren Fests are held during the summer…and chubby chicks and heat just don’t mix. Since I’m still not thin, I guess it’s no surprise that I’ve never actually been to one.

BUT…

guess what I stumbled across on the internet the other day?!

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Rosenvolk German Medieval Festi...

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America’s Incredible Pizza Company Deal!

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Being relatively new to the St. Louis area, I’m constantly on the search for ‘the one‘.

You know ‘the one‘….makes your knees weak, induces dreamy daydreams, makes you feel like you can’t get enough.
(And NO…I’m not talking about a date…I am married you know!)

I’m talking about delicious, ooey-gooey, think about it all day long PIZZA!

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If said pizza happens to come with entertainment for my crazy (I use that term lov...

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Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Peaches

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My kids are pancake fanatics.

Seriously, they would eat them for every meal, in every shape and/or form you could create.

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Crepes? Check.
Pancake muffins? Done.
Clafouti? You bet.
Pancake dipped apple & bacon slices? Boom
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It used to be they were reserved only for weekends when my husband and I had enough time to pull together a proper pancake breakfast. But ever since I became a stay-at-home mom, I find myself with enough time and energy to lovingly make them for breakfast several times a week.

As if!

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Heaven by the Microwave Light- Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

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OMG y’all. I seriously think I may have just died and gone to Heaven.

No kidding.

And here’s why…

I  have just discovered mug cakes!


I know most of you are sitting there thinking, ‘Geez, Jenn- really? That mug cake sensation is almost yesterday’s news! Exactly what rock HAVE you been living under?’

So ok, maybe I misspoke mistyped. I have known about mug cakes long before now- but they were all ordinary, run of the mill, not gonna ring my bell mug cakes.

Until this one.

This mug cake, my friends, will bring...

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New Year’s Resolutions (and Making Them Stick!)

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How hilariously ironic is it that it’s almost March and I’m JUST now getting around to writing a post about New Year’s resolutions?! I’ve had this post on my mind since before the start of the year,but with all that has been going on (which you read about here), I just didn’t have the time. I hoped I would be able to get it to you in time for the lunar new year (Chinese New Year- Jan. 31), but alas, I am late there as well! It seems that procrastination strikes wherever I go! Nevertheless! I am determined to bring this information to you, because I feel it would be as relevant on August 1 as it is on January 1. Moving on… ;)
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I know a lot of people tend to pish-posh New Year’s resolutions-...

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I’m baaaaaaaaack!

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K8B9VP4G Didyamissme?Didyamissme?Didyamissme? :)

Seriously, it’s toats ok if you didn’t, but it means a lot to me if you did! I really did miss you guys though! Man- I do have to say I feel like I have been gone FOR. EV. ER! So much has been happening in my life that has kept me from my blog (promise not to bore ya too much with the deets) and this is the first time I’ve really been able to get back to you, my darling readers!

For those of you who follow me, I’m sure the first thing you’ll notice is that the blog actually looks quite different. That’s because I finally made the leap and switched from Blogger to WordPress. YAY WordPress! However, it didn’t come without its hurdles...

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Cuts Both Ways…

Have you ever had one of those soul-piercing moments as a parent where you are presented with an image so terrifying that you are stuck- mouth agape- frozen in shock and awe, as your mind scrambles to make sense of what it just witnessed? This was exactly my predicament last Thursday night as my irrepressible three-year-old daughter tripped into our living room to tattle on her older brother (or some such tripe and I knew immediately that something ‘just wasn’t right‘. As she turned to leave, I noticed that some of her hair seemed to be falling out- it was dangling off of her shoulder and was just barely clinging to the rest of the hairs on her head.

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