Have you ever had a project that you dreamed up in your brain?

That you hoped would work?

That you stood on your toes and crossed your fingers and wished with all your might that it turned out like you pictured it?

And then it did?

I literally cannot WAIT to show you the DIY we are working on for the House for Hope.  It is so much cuter and better and hope-like than I ever imagined.  I’m posting all the details and the how-to’s and the supplies on Monday.

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Chocolate Covered Candy Cane Pretzels (With a Twist)

Chocolate Covered Candy Cane Pretzels (With a Twist)


I am cookie swapping it today with five other bloggers.

(total aside: technically I am pretzel swapping today on my blog, but let’s not split chocolate covered carbohydrates)

If you are visiting from Tamara at Citrine Living, welcome.

Her Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies look like something out of magazine.

If you stopped by here yesterday for hot chocolate you’d find this on our kitchen island:

Chocolate Covered Candy Cane Pretzels.

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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars and a Linky Party!

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars and a Linky Party!



If you made these no-bake peanut butter bars and brought them to the potluck…..

…..and I was there….and I ate one.

We would instantly become BFF”s.


I would sit right next to you with my peanut butter bar dessert plate and talk for hours.

I’d ask you for the recipe and point out my slice and bake cookies on the dessert table still covered with red Saran Wrap left over from Christmas and we would talk about how hot it has been here and how everything should be no-bake when it’s almost 100 degrees outside and how I have this very odd sunburn on one arm in the shape of a space ship where I forgot the sunscreen at the pool yesterday.Continue reading

Easter Egg Cake Pops

Easter Egg Cake Pops

  No-Bake-Oreo-Cake-Pops Labe.


I wish you lived down the road from me….

….and you knew how to make cake pops.

I really wished you lived down the road so you would stop by for sweet tea…..but cake pop knowledge would be an added bonus.

The whole cake pop experience was a total “bless my heart.”Continue reading