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Easy Peanut Butter Pie.

By Far this is my favorite thing to make during the holidays, easy, delicious, and fun to make with the kids.
Easy Peanut Butter Pie.
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
2 c. confectionery sugar
1 lg. (12 oz.) Cool Whip
1 graham cracker pie shell
Mix peanut butter, confectionery sugar, cream cheese until smooth. Mix in Cool Whip and blend. Pour in pie shell and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Refrigerate until cool.
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You can also find this on Renee’s Recipe Exchange page on Facebook (Link Below.)



Easy Peasy Doughnuts! Fun For all!


To make 10 donuts and doughnut holes, you’ll need:

* 1 can buttermilk biscuits
* 1/2 – 1 cup vegetable oil
* cinnamon / sugar mix
* powdered sugar
* chocolate frosting & sprinkles (optional)

Pour the oil in a pan and place over medium heat. Arrange all of the biscuits on a plate or cutting board. Use a small circle-shaped cutter to press firmly while rotating to carefully remove the centers from the dough. The center of the wreath from my Christmas cookie cutter collection was just the right size.

Place 5 of your donuts in the heated oil. Watch very closely, because they only take a few short minutes to fry. Flip them over as soon as they turn a nice golden brown color, and repeat this process with all sides of your donuts. Place them on a paper towel to cool. The little donut holes can be cooked all at the same time, however they finish cooking very quickly so don’t let them burn!

Sprinkle your donuts with a generous coating of cinnamon/sugar or powered sugar. You can also place them into a sandwich bag in each mixture to coat evenly, if you prefer.You can also spread the tops with chocolate frosting and dipping them into candy sprinkles (or nuts)

KDragonfly Designs

Wow! KDragonfly Designs has some of the most wonderful items I’ve seen and the great thing about these are that they are all handmade! Which means no 2 items are alike each one is individually made. KDragonfly Designs specializes in Wall/Door Signs, Greeting cards (great for the upcoming holidays! -wink) name plates and name blocks! These items would be great for weddings or any other occasion where you would like a touch of elegance! She also does customization! These are really all great gift ideas! Who doesn’t like one of a kind gifts! I know I do. You can link to her Facebook page here –http://www.facebook.com/KDragonflyDesigns?sk=info You can also check her items out at her personal  blog here http://kdragonflydesigns.weebly.com/
Psss…I see shes also hosting a giveaway! Make sure to enter!


Popochos Awesome Watches!


Oh em gee these are so cute! These are a must have for anyone they come in so many different styles and the coolest part is they have snap on covers so you can change the look of your watch to match any outfit. I love the fact that the time is digital! That is great for kids! These come in so many styles and colors that they are perfect for Kids, Teens, Men and Women! These would make awesome Christmas gifts! I’ve add their links below the pictures make sure to go to their website and look at their amazing prices and selection!

5 Fun Fall Family Activities!


Personally Fall is my favorite time of year, the weather is perfect the food is good and best of all its football season!  I’ve came up with my top 5 favorite things to do in the fall.



1. Hit up the pumpkin patch.

My kids LOVE going to the pumpkin patch and there is so much that you can do with the pumpkins you pick! 


2. Go to the park.

Go to the park and have a picnic lunch,take pictures of the changing leaves pick up a few for crafts and don’t forget the pine cones!


3. Go to Local attractions.

I know here we have a park where the kids can really get hands on, its set in the 1800’s so the kids can pick peanuts,cotton,corn and see demenstrations done by the park staff. Explore the general store, visit the old school house and so much more! 

4. Go to Local events

Fall is the best time to go to local festivals and parades! I always rack up on handmade crafts and craft ideas!




5. Go to a highschool Football game!

Nothing like rooting on the home team! We go to every home game, Its cheap, the food is good, the kids love to show their school spirit and the weather is perfect.


Got my House Party Prize pack in the mail today!!


So stoked I received my party pack from House Party today. For those of you who have never heard of house party before you really need to check it out! House Party

I copied this from the House Party Sites “About House Party”


House Party makes it easy to have a party in your own home and get exclusive access to awesome products for you and your friends. We provide the fun, you provide food, your friends and feedback and promise to have an amazing time.

Our parties are sponsored by the brands you love. By hosting, you and your guests get to try their products and receive an incredible Party Pack chock full of goodies! You don’t pay anything or sell anything. It’s a no-pressure party. Just tell us what you and your guests think. Check out current parties »

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                                                 This is the package I got today!





Being a better parent.


Times have changed so much in such a short time family and home life are nothing like they used to be.  As a parent of two small children I can personally say my parenting style is far different then how my mother raised me.  With so many of us caught up in the hustle of everyday living and responsibilities sometimes our children can be over looked and brushed off, as parents its never our intentions to hurt our children and we may do so unknowingly, I myself am guilty of doing this, especially if I am pressed for time and trying to get something done by a deadline. These are 5 guidelines I try to stick to, to ensure that my kids are getting their fair share of my time and attention.

 5.  Listen.

I can not even being to tell you how many times my daughter has approached me talking about the same kids in her class. (Kindergarten) I understand she is excited about all her wonderful new friends but I get so tired of hearing about them 7 days a week. I’m guilty of pretending like I’m listening when in actuality I’m not, so I figured everyday when she gets home from school we will sit down at the table look over her work and while shes having her snack I will actually start the conversations about her friends at school and what they all did today. That will give her the opportunity to tell me then all the stories she has to tell me instead of coming to me 30 times in 5 minutes to tell me what all the different children did or said that day. Its vital for your children to have that one on one time with you it really means something to them when you take a break from what your doing to spend time and talk with them.

4. Weekly Special Outing

Staying in the house besides work, school, and errands can be so damaging to all relationships. We try to plan a weekly outing on our off days, besides the routine things we do we try to add something special for the kids to look forward to. We let each of the children pick what they want to do and we do it. Movies, Drive-In, Park, Game Room, Shopping, A walk, football game no matter what it is, it can make a difference. 

3. Family Night

This is one of my favorites, I love family night. On the days that the weather is bad, the weather is bad or we just don’t feel like getting out family night is refuge.  Movies, crafts, baking, board games, coloring making tents in the living room or all the above! This is a great time to step away from the computer and really get some special time in with your family.


How many of you have had a bad day at work or just a bad period. I know I do, I sometimes feel as if I’m prone to bad luck lol. So by the time I get home my nerves are shot and my stress level is off the charts. I’m quite snappy and irritated and quick to be sassy. I’ve figured out the best thing to do is just relax. Sounds simple but with two rowdy kids this task can be tricky. If I’m feeling overwhelmed instead of taking it out on my husband or kids, I ask my husband to keep them entertained while I unwind. Nothing makes me feel better than taking a hot bath, washing my face and putting on my pajamas! 

1. Be Happy

When your children see you happy…they are happy. I can still remember seeing my mom happy when I was a child. I felt joy in knowing that something made her happy her smile was the world to me, I can feel that same love from my own children now, when I smile they smile. To a child you are their world, the day begins with you and the night ends with you. Its important that we take time out everyday to nurture them and show them how much they mean to us.