Design Update: The Avendale House Kitchen Remodel

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It’s been a while since I gave an update on the design project over at the Avendale house, and exciting thins are happening!  We started with the twin’s rooms, the blue room and the pink, green and navy room, but things have also been busy in the family room, dining room, living room, nook and…

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Eat This: Awesome Mac and Cheese

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Even though it’s been in the 80s here, it’s still only February, so I feel entitled to eat comfort food. A friend made this for me a few years back after I had Ash and it has been a favorite in our house ever since. The kids like to call it “fancy mac and cheese”…

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Sweets: Recipe: Blissful Butterscotch Bars

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They’re like rice krispy treats on overload; dense, peanut buttery, krispy goodness with a layer of decadent chocolate and butterscotch on top. If that’s not enough flavor for you, I’ve topped it with our homemade ganache recipe from last week! Why not, right? Print Heavenly Butterscotch Bars   Ingredients 1 cup Karo syrup 1 cup…

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DIY Party Decor : Spool Sucker Holders

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Whenever I’m styling a party or dessert table I’m always looking for ways to add height.  Suckers and treats on sticks are always super cute, but finding ways to display them standing up can be tricky.  Last year when I did Ashley’s Fashion Camp party, I created these easy and cute spools to hold the suckers….

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Delicious and Easy Blueberry Buckle Recipe

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Here’s a little something yummy you can make with the kids while they’re off school today.  It’s easy and tastes as good as it looks! Happy President’s Day! Print blueberry buckle recipe Author: Tammy Mitchell Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  25 mins Total time:  35 mins   Ingredients ¾ cup white sugar ¼ cup butter…

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Shopping: Red and Pink Picks

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Tomorrow is Valentine’s day, and Valentine or no I think you should treat yourself. I rounded up my favorite red and pink picks for today…these will carry you WAY beyond February and are just plain cute! (this post s being a little weird, so if it’s acting up on you, sorry! Just keep scrolling down…

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Sweets: Chocolate Ganache

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The fastest way to anyone’s heart is through chocolate ganache. It’s a scientific fact. And just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s the best ganache recipe I know of… here’s what you’ll need: Print Chocolate Ganache   Ingredients ¾ c. sugar 3 T. butter 4 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips 1 c. heavy cream 1…

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