Cheesy BBQ Chicken Dip

Cheesy BBQ Chicken Dip

I am so, so behind! This year has become quite busy and I haven’t had time to keep up with everything. It’s been so hectic! Here’s what I’ve been doing: I’ve gone on a couple of different short trips including: a trip to visit friends in San Francisco and a work conference I got a promotion at work (yay!), which comes with more work I’m volunteering with four different groups (Baha’i children’s classes, the team that plans the Baha’i holy…

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Caprese Skewers

Caprese Skewers

I made these yummy caprese skewers back in November at the game night. They were so simple to make!You only need four ingredients: Cherry tomatoes or another small variety Fresh basil Small mozzarella balls Balsamic reduction – this means the balsamic is thick and less runny than your run of the mill balsamic vinegar. You can buy this in stores or make it yourself. I got mine from a lovely coworker. 🙂 The first thing you do is slice the ends off…

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Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeño Poppers

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year! I took a much needed 11 days off from work during the holidays and slept, crafted, played games, and saw friends and family. Now that we’re well into the new year though, I’m making plans and goals and trying to be productive. A few of my goals are to write blog posts and post on Instagram more regularly, finish P90X3 (which I started last week), craft at…

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Preparing an Appetizer Dinner for 25 Guests at Game Night

Preparing an Appetizer Dinner for 25 Guests at Game Night

My husband had a birthday last month! We have a habit of throwing a game night to celebrate. We love having people over, and most of the time we have everyone brings an appetizer while I provide an entree dish. This time, however, I decided to do it all myself! I had an idea in my head and wanted it to be perfect. I spent much of the week preparing for it and this was the state of the fridge…

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21 Day Fix Extreme Results

21 Day Fix Extreme Results

I totally fail at this remembering to write thing! I can’t believe it’s been six weeks since my last post. A lot has been happening! We went to a wonderful wedding in San Antonio at the end of October, and then spent a week in San Diego for my husband’s conference. It was lovely working from the hotel and then exploring the city in the afternoon! I also really enjoyed getting to see my sister some. It seems like life has…

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Cheesy Onion and Eggs Recipe

Cheesy Onion and Eggs Recipe

The recipe I’m sharing today is seriously so, so, so good! I can’t take credit for these cheesy onions and eggs. My husband cooked dinner last week and created it from scratch. (Well, something like it may exist in the world… I’ve just never had it!) This was so delicious! So delicious that I had to make it this week for some of our friends, and I added a few items to the recipe because we had them and needed to use…

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My Hobbit Menu

My Hobbit Menu

During the Weekend Surprise Getaway that I planned for my husband, I created an entire hobbit menu complete with all the important meal times: Breakfast Second Breakfast Elevensies Lunch Afternoon Tea Dinner Supper Here was the menu I created, with help from a little Google to know what hobbits like to eat: If you missed the post about how I created the crisped edges on the parchment paper in the picture above, please click here. My husband really got a kick out…

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Create Your Own Scavenger Hunt Clues

Create Your Own Scavenger Hunt Clues

As I mentioned in my Weekend Surprise post about the surprise trip to a hobbit hole, I took my husband on a scavenger hunt to find our destination. I created a set of around 30 scavenger hunt clues and printed them out on parchment paper. I then crisped the edges to make them seems more like a “treasure hunt.” Here’s one of the finished papers with a riddle straight from the book The Hobbit. I had to add a few…

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Weekend Surprise Getaway: Hobbit Style

Weekend Surprise Getaway: Hobbit Style

In September, I set up a surprise getaway for my husband. All he knew was that he needed to take the Friday off of work because it would be a three-day adventure. On the Friday of the trip, I woke my husband up with a clue. The clue read: “You have been chosen to participate in a special quest where you will encounter mystery, surprises, and maybe a dragon or two. There are many riddles you must solve, they lead you…

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Big Island, Hawaii 2016 Part 2 – Travel Tuesday

Big Island, Hawaii 2016 Part 2 – Travel Tuesday

Welcome to part 2 of our Hawaii 2016 recap! Click here if you need to read part 1. Last week’s post was about our time spent in Hilo and the surrounding area. This week is about the next half of our trip. Driving from Hilo to Waimea We made a ton of stops when we traveled from Hilo to Waimea. Our agenda for the day was as follows: Breakfast at Ken’s House of Pancakes in Hilo – this was fun,…

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