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Thanksgiving Dishes

Five Dishes On Our Thanksgiving Table

We have been hosting Thanksgiving for our family for almost a decade now. While it is definitely a lot of work, it is also one of our favorite holidays to host. We have family from both mine and Mike’s side of the family join us. There’s typically 30+ people, including kids. Mike and I spend […]


Fall Treat: Pumpkin Pie Spiced Muddy Buddies or Puppy Chow Recipe

Have you ever had muddy buddies – aka puppy chow? Every holiday season, we are guilty of whipping up an embarrassing number of batches of peppermint muddy buddies. They are slightly addictive. Ok, not slightly. Highly, highly addictive. We have been known to make a batch late at night because wejusthavetohavethemnow. This year I thought […]

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NEW @Cirque du Soleil Show in Atlanta – #Amaluna #Giveaway

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2014, Cirque du Soleil brings a new show to Atlanta! Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Amaluna’s Tony Award-winning Show Director, Diane Paulus, drew from a series of classical influences when creating the concept of the show; including tales from Greek […]

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Ten Ways to Boost Your Confidence

What makes YOU feel more confident as a woman? How does your confidence level affect your daily life? The truth is that confidence matters. I know that for me personally, when I feel confident – I feel like I can do anything. I can take on the world. The way that I feel about myself […]


Halloween Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

Halloween is only a couple of weeks away and it’s time to start planning the evening’s festivities. If you are going trick-or-treating then it is also important to have a safety plan in place. Halloween is a fun holiday, but it is also a prime opportunity for bad things to happen. Today, I thought I’d share […]


New Survey Findings from Cascade Platinum and Marie Claire say – Skip the Pre-Wash!

This post was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are 100% mine. For years, I have been pre-washing my dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. It usually takes me about 10 extra minutes to “pre-wash” the food and gunk off our dishes. That’s a long […]


Join Us for the Let’s Celebrate Halloween Twitter Party #OrangeTuesday

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with BuyCostumes.  However, all opinions expressed are my own. Boo! Halloween is only a few weeks away, which means that it’s time to start planning a spooktacular night of trick-or-treating with the family. Plus, since Halloween falls on a Friday this year, a party is definitely a must! […]


Useful Mango Tips & Recipes – Learn How To #MasterTheMango

One of our family’s main eating philosophies is to eat produce that’s in season. As the weather gets cooler, the variety of fresh fruit at the grocery store that is actually in season is dismally low. That’s why we love mangos so much! You can find a type of mango that is in season pretty […]

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After School Snack Ideas: Homemade Baked Doughnuts Recipe

Fridays are pretty special around the Jolly household. Friday mornings typically start with Lucas jumping out of bed super-excited that it’s Friday. There are usually a few high fives and TGIF’s thrown around! Lucas loves Fridays because he gets to do a lot of art and the school day is much more relaxed. He also […]

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After School Snack Ideas: Lucas’ Favorite Trail Mix Recipe

One of the main things we focus on after school is reading. We encourage Lucas to pick out his own books. Books that really appeal to him. Sometimes those books are chapter books, sometimes he chooses comic books, or sometimes he will even choose Minecraft Tutorial Books. Honestly, it doesn’t matter to me as long […]