Christmas in July and Why I Almost Quit Blogging {Giveaway}

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It’s a Christmas in July Giveaway! I recently celebrated my blogiversary and wanted to celebrate with a little something for you too. But first a little explanation… So about a month ago or so I was this close to quitting my blog. I was just so overwhelmed with trying to take care of Sophie, keep […]

Quick & Easy Peanut Butter Hot Fudge

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I was looking through some of my magazines researching recipes and came across this gem. This came together so quickly and it tastes amazing! It uses ingredients you mostly have on hand too, so you can whip it up anytime to make a decadent dessert! This is amazing on top of ice cream but I bet […]

Strawberry on Top: Sophie 8 Months

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I haven’t had a lot of time to get into the kitchen this past week, so I thought I would share a Sophie update. Last month we had her six month professional photos made. She was actually 7 1/2 months because at 6 months she still was wobbly sitting up. I am in love with […]

Memorial Day Recipe Round-Up

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If you’re like me you are planning out your memorial day weekend menu and planning your grocery lists.  I thought I would do a round-up of some favorite recipes that are great for this holiday weekend! Great Side Dishes: Classic Pasta Salad Baked Macaroni and Cheese Southern Style Potato Salad Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes Easy […]

Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter S’mores Cookies

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Last night we had another girls night, we decided to make them a monthly event! It’s so fun to have a night with the girls! We just got back from D.C. so I had to make something that I had all the ingredients for and this fit the bill! Not to mention that I love […]

Strawberry on Top: My 1st Mother’s Day

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I hope you all had a Happy Mother’s Day celebrating with your moms or those that are like moms to you. Adam planned the most incredible Mother’s Day weekend for me! Friday he surprised me and had his mom come & pick up Sophie and had me go & get a pedicure. It was glorious! […]

Sophie 6 Months

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I thought since Sophie is now 6 1/2 months that it was time for an update. She is doing great! She’s rolling over and sitting up almost all by herself.  We still put the Boppy around her most of the time to prevent any falls but she isn’t near as wobbly as she was. She’s […]

Happy Spring!

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Hope you all are having a great week! I’m taking a little unplanned spring break this week to get my house in order and get ready for my husband’s birthday this weekend. Hope you all understand, just feeling a bit overwhelmed with my to-do list this week and haven’t had time to get in the […]

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Sorry I’ve been rather  delinquent in posting these behind the scenes posts, I’m working on trying to plan out my time better so I can get these posts up and keep you up to date on what we are up to.  This year, Adam & I have a goal of trying to explore our surroundings […]

Strawberry on Top: Winter Fun

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Last month we had one of the best dates we’ve ever had! We dropped Sophie off with her grandparents and took the day and went to Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain in Georgia. It’s just about a 2 1/2 hour drive from where we live so it was a great day trip.  It was awesome! […]

Sophie 4 Months

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So sorry I don’t have a recipe for you today!! I have been under the weather this past week and I haven’t been cooking very much except to make some easy recipes I’ve shared before. I hope you all will forgive me, I’ve brought a peace offering of cute pictures of Sophie, haha I promise […]

10 Fabulous Red Velvet Treats

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Valentine’s Day is almost here! Are you planning anything special for you & your valentine or planning a fun girl’s night? We are going to have a romantic dinner in with Sophie, haha! But seriously I do have a special dinner at home planned and we will probably watch the Olympics. What says Valentine’s more […]

$500 Tiffany & Co. Giveaway {Closed}

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No recipe today, but I have partnered with some other wonderful bloggers to offer you the chance to win a $500 gift card to Tiffany & Co.!! Perfect for you to get yourself a Valentine’s present! There are lots of ways to enter! Use the Rafflecopter below to start entering today! Official Rules: The giveaway will […]

My Favorite Baby Must-Haves 0-3 Months

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I thought I would share with you my favorite baby products from the 1st three months of Sophie’s life.  I found these posts extremely helpful when I was trying to figure out what to register for and it’s great to get gift ideas as well! 1. Lamaze Jaques the Peacock: When I first got this I […]

Sophie 3 Month Update

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I’m so sorry I haven’t been very good about keeping you all updated about Sophie.  I kept meaning to do it and it just kept getting away from me.  I thought it was high time since she turned 3 months old yesterday.  Time is flying by! She is doing great! The picture above is her […]

My Top 10 Favorites of 2013

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 As promised, here are my Top 10 favorites from 2013.  It was so hard to narrow it down! To make it easier on myself, I picked my Top 5 Savory Eats & my Top 5 Delicious Treats.  I will say that some of my very favorites were already included in the most popular list, but […]

Top 10 Recipes of 2013

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Can’t believe it’s already time for the New Year! This year has been a big one in our household! We went through IVF in January and were blessed beyond measure by our pregnancy and the birth of our daughter Sophie!! She is God’s greatest gift and such a miracle! I was also blessed to be […]

Strawberry on Top: Sophie’s 1st Christmas

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I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve taken a bit of a break for the holidays from posting recipes.  We are blessed that Adam usually saves up some vacation time and takes off from Christmas through New Year’s and we have lots of family time.  In light […]

Merry Christmas Fun!

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I hope and pray you all have a blessed Christmas!! I thought I would send you our Christmas card since you all are so special to me! Thank you so much for your support & encouragement, it means the world to me! Pentatonix Little Drummer Boy If you haven’t seen this music video by Pentatonix, […]

Strawberry on Top: Sophie’s Nursery

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I am a little behind on cooking and baking. Sophie is occupying the majority of my time, which has been wonderful.  So, I thought I would share picture of her nursery with you.  I hope you like it, I had so much fun picking things out! I wanted to go with a neutral decor and […]

Introducing Our Daughter

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Meet Miss Sophie Caneel Born Friday, October 11, 2013 at 12:35 pm 6 lbs. 7 oz, 19 inches long We are completely smitten! She was actually born on her due date too, which is so neat! I can’t believe I made it all the way to my due date, especially with being 4 cm dilated […]

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Hey everyone! Hope you are having a great first day of Fall! Even though it’s a little warm out, I couldn’t resist going ahead and making some chili and a pumpkin dessert that I’ll be sharing with you soon.  And just in case you were wondering, I’m still pregnant and hanging in there.  I’m currently […]

Blog Makeover

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So you may have noticed that my blog got a big makeover if you visited my site over the weekend, but I wanted to officially launch my new site design today! Even my avatar got a new look! The wonderful Emily of Emily White Designs did such a fabulous job with everything!!! I told her […]

5 Year Blogiversary & Giveaway {CLOSED}

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Before we get to the giveaway, just want to make you aware that if you follow my blog via Google Reader that is it going away starting Monday, July 1st! So, to keep getting my updates, transfer your subscription over to Feedly or Bloglovin’ or subscribe via email (link in my sidebar).  Also, all my […]

Strawberry on Top: Adam’s Birthday Adventures

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Last weekend for Adam’s Birthday we headed down for an overnight stay in Birmingham.  We had a great time! The main thing Adam wanted to do was go to the zoo (we are just kids at heart).  It wasn’t a huge zoo, but they did have some great animals and we were blessed that a […]

Strawberry on Top: A peek inside my makeup bag

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Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you are having a great weekend so far! I thought it would be fun to give you a peek inside my makeup bag. I don’t wear a ton of makeup but I always love seeing the products other people use so I thought I would share too. From the left is […]

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How was everyone’s Valentine’s Day? Did you do anything special? I was sick the week of Valentine’s so we just got food to go and watched a couple episodes of 24 Season 2, so it was actually really nice.  Adam surprised me with a gift card for a pedicure at my favorite place and he […]

Valentine’s Day Ideas

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I was hoping to have a new treat to post today in preparations for Valentine’s Day, but last week was super crazy busy and I worked a youth retreat this past weekend and then I proceeded to lost my voice and was under the weather.  So needless to say, no yummy treats were baked in […]

Strawberry on Top: Currently Loving

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Hope you all are having a great weekend! Any big Super Bowl plans? We are keeping it low key and getting some pizzas with some friends.  A good bloggy friend of mine, Nicole over at The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie has started posting monthly posts of what she’s into currently and I thought I would […]

Strawberry on Top: Pajama Party

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After Christmas, Adam & I hosted a Post-Christmas Pajama Party with a few of our close friends.  Last year we did the Tacky Sweater party, which was great fun but I thought I would make it easier on everyone and just have them wear pajamas or comfy clothes.  We had such a great time! I […]

My Top 12 Favorites of 2012

Happy New Year! 2012 was one of the toughest, yet also one of the best years so far.  We faced some challenges, but we also had so many blessings and had some great times traveling, playing games, and spending time with family and friends.  I’m excited to see what 2013 has in store! I pray […]

12 Most Popular Posts of 2012

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It’s that time of year again,  we are about to close the book on another year and open up a fresh new chapter.  I love the hope and promise that the new year brings.  A fresh start and a new year to hopefully reach and maintain the goals that I set for myself! Adam & […]

Strawberry on Top: Christmas 2012

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I know I promised a recipe today, but I’ve just been enjoying my family too much and wasn’t in the kitchen much earlier this week.  I am making a few new recipes this weekend so hopefully they will turn out great and I’ll have new recipes for you very soon! We had such a fabulous […]