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BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad Sandwich


This flavorful chicken salad comes together quickly and easily…’s guaranteed to be a hit with the entire family!

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Wow what a busy few weeks it’s been around our house.  Our youngest has danced thru prom, toured San Francisco, geared up for senior finals, accepted awards from the National Honor Society and we couldn’t be more proud as we reach graduation in a few short weeks.

I’ve been going thru pictures for her senior ad in the yearbook and I’m hoping to put together a slideshow for her graduation party.  

I remember her pre-school graduation like it was yesterday.  Allison, for some reason, was rather annoyed with the whole idea of a graduation ceremony lol…..and if you know her at all, she doesn’t keep it a secret if she isn’t happy about something.  She really loved pre-school and her teacher Ms. Bobbie, so I think she was upset that this graduation meant the end of something she loved. {click to continue}

Core Kitchen Tools {Giveaway} | I’m Lovin’ It


Core Kitchen Tools where function meets design.  The modern colors and styles will be sure to add touch of cheer to your kitchen.

I have a fun giveaway for you today!  Prep utensils and cutting boards are kitchen basics that you use every day, so wouldn’t it be fun to have them in beautiful colors and patterns that you love? 

Core Kitchen is the premier destination for home chefs looking for fresh designs and modern kitchen solutions. Their collection includes time-saving tools, gadgets, knives, cutting boards, and accessories, all with a unique perspective. Keeping with their function meets design initiative; this line uses a wide range of materials in unique shapes, sizes and colors. Featuring tools made from nylon, silicone, and stainless steel, polypropylene cutting boards, and high carbon stainless steel knives, this collection has the right tool for any job. They also have a  line of cast iron accessories! Fun shapes, vibrant colors, and interesting materials make Core Kitchen a line that every kitchen needs to have.

I was sent all kitchen tools pictured above, each piece is made with great quality. I love all of the bright color choices. The silicone on the utensils is strong and durable and the bamboo adds a nice, modern touch.  The Flexible Cutting Sheets are my favorite!!  They are double-sided and are flexible to make transferring ingredients to a bowl or pot for cooking easy and convenient. Each kitchen cutting sheet in a set features a different color and icon to prevent cross contamination and is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. {click to continue}

How to Organize and Cook Daily in a Small Kitchen

Learn how to organize a small kitchen, so you can cook daily stress free. more tips at

  Today we are peeking inside another well loved food blogger’s kitchen to see how she organizes and cooks daily in a small kitchen. Shaina Olmanson knows a thing or two about cooking from scratch.  On her blog, Food for My Family she shares recipes, tips, opinions, and her philosophy on food as she and her husband Ole, strive […]

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Visiting San Francisco and Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix Head Quarters

  A few weeks ago, my daughter Allison and I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to San Francisco to meet all the wonderful people at Stitch Fix.  It was our first time in San Francisco and we had so much fun! Stitch Fix, an online personal styling service for women, is one of our favorite […]

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Asparagus and Gruyere Tart

Easy and Delicious Asparagus and Gruyere Tart recipe at

  Store bought puff pastry makes this simple, 3 ingredient Asparagus and Gruyere Tart look sophisticated enough for any dinner or brunch.   I became an asparagus lover just a few short years ago.  My mom never served them when I was growing up.  Boy did I miss out!  Lucky for my kids their mom loves […]

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Top 10 Easter DIY Projects | I Spy Sunday

Top 10 EASTER DIY Projects at

  Each week I host a linky party called I’m Lovin’ It, where bloggers link up their latest and greatest DIY projects, crafts, recipes, homemaking tips and more!  Each Sunday I highlight a few of the great ideas that were linked up that week for I Spy Sunday.  This week, was full Easter DIY Projects! Can you believe April is half over?  Easter […]

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Prom Updo Hairstyle | I’m Lovin’ It

Classic Style updo hair style for prom, homecoming, wedding or formal.

  If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that Allison attended her senior prom last weekend. I’m so proud of her and so excited to know she is facing such an exciting time in her life but where, oh where, did my little girl go? She has grown into a beautiful, confidant, […]

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Kitchen Organization with Vintage Finds

Organizing your kitchen with vintage finds at

  Today we are peeking inside another well loved food blogger’s kitchen to see how she organizes her kitchen with vintage finds! Julie Grice believes in pursuing your passions and doing what makes you happy.  On her blog Savvy Eats,  she uses her food science & engineering background to teach readers about making the most of their […]

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Orange Buttermilk Pancakes

Orange Buttermilk Pancakes-light and fluffy pancakes with a hint of orange served with whipped orange honey butter make a perfect spring breakfast! recipe at

  Orange Buttermilk Pancakes-light and fluffy pancakes with a hint of orange served with whipped orange honey butter make a perfect spring breakfast! Originally I got up  recently and was going to make a big stack of buttermilk pancakes for sunday breakfast.  I got in the kitchen, pulled out the skillet and all the ingredients […]

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