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Twelve days of Christmas… Day 7

Chocolate bark… How easy! I decide to make peppermint chocolate bark this year to give as an additional little something to co workers, teachers, etc. it looked pretty easy on the different Pinterest boards and recipe sites I searched. Melt chocolate and add ingredients: could it really be that simple? Yes it was! I bought…

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Twelve days of Christmas …. Day 6

Ornaments…. What is your Christmas tree ornament tradition? What do you do for your children? If you are like me your tree can not handle any more ornaments. I love them and could probably be slightly obsessed. I blame my mother. When we were little every year on Christmas Eve we were given one present-…

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Twelve days of Christmas … Day 5

The thrill of the hunt…. How many of you have the opportunity to cut down your own Christmas tree? One of the benefits of living in the middle of the woods is that on the property there are a ton of trees we can use each Christmas! We love walking through the woods, searching for…

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Easy broccoli, chicken and cheese calzone

Broccoli, Chicken and Cheese Calzone This recipe is a go-to staple in my house and it’s super easy, quick and delicious! Ingredients: 1 tub Pillsbury thin crust pizza dough 1 small container ricotta cheese ( I use part-skim) 1 small box frozen broccoli spears, cooked and cut into pieces 2 or 3 breaded cooked chicken…

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Twelve days of Christmas … Day 4

Sweet visions of sugar plums, or gingerbread! To continue with our Christmas traditions we make gingerbread houses with the kids. Not only is it a great activity but we also use them as decorations for the table too. The kids enjoy making the, ( and eating the candy) and I think they look great on…

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A little luxury in your mailbox

Sweet treat delivered to your doorstep. I have found a new guilty pleasure. It is a subscription service for Birchbox. For $10 a month (shipping included) a fabulous little package shows up in your mailbox. It is filled with beauty products (some sample size, some full size) and other wonderful goodies. Each month there are…