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Calling All Chocoholics! 14 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Dessert Recipes

This post is part of sponsored campaign with Foodie, an online recipe collection. My love of all things chocolate is genuine and pure. Now check out these drool-worthy desserts. Check out 14 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Desserts by Darcy Zalewski at Foodie.com Are you craving chocolate right now? If you aren’t, you will be

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Drool-Worthy Desserts: 12 Holiday Pies to Send Your Taste Buds to Heaven

This recipe collection is sponsored by Foodie.com, a place to collect and organize recipes. I only added pies I want to eat! Check out 12 Heavenly Holiday Pies by Darcy Zalewski at Foodie.com Anyone who knows me knows I love sweets. They are definitely my weakness. And even though I tend to

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Tricks and Treats: 13 Ghoulishly Good Halloween Party Food Ideas

It’s my favorite time of year again and so I had to share these fun Halloween treats perfect for a spooky party. This collection is sponsored by Foodie.com, a place to organize and collect recipes, but all recipes were selected by me. Check out Halloween Tricks and Treats by Darcy Zalewski at

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Champagne Soaked Strawberries and 12 Drinks for Summer

This summer drink round up is sponsored by Foodie.com, a place to organize and collect recipes online. Check out 12 Summer Drinks by Darcy Zalewski at Foodie.com I love strawberries and I’m fond of champagne. I haven’t drank very much in years, but when I do, it’s all about enjoying the taste.

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14 Recipes to Rock a BBQ Potluck

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Foodie.com; however, I selected the recipes for my collection. Enjoy! Summer is almost heeerrrreeee. Summer is ALMOST here. I don’t care if spring as barely sprung. I’m used to a more gradual warm up, but this cold has been lingering way too long.

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12+ Pasta Dishes for Sunday Dinner

This collection of Sunday dinner ideas is part of a compensated campaign for Foodie.com, where you can organize and collect recipes from around the web. When I was little, I remember going to my grandma’s house sometimes for Sunday dinner. At the time, I didn’t appreciate her pot roast. Maybe it’s a

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Big Game Party Food Recipes

I love football Sundays, especially when we are enjoying delicious food with friends and family while watching an intense game on tv. Even when our team doesn’t make it to the Big Game, I look forward to hanging out, snacking and watching the commercials. (They are getting too hyped up now though,

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A Lighter Taco Dip Recipe

I love taco dip. Every party needs taco dip. Not all dips are created equal, but most are quite delicious. I’ve even eaten it for lunch before. Nothing else, just taco dip bliss. Most of the time I’ll buy a premade one at the store, or indulge in someone else’s dish. For

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Everybody’s Crazy About a Sharp Dressed Baby

This post is sponsored by Zulily and contains affiliate links because I shop there too much! Okay, not too much… I love good discount sites so I adore Zulily. Even though they carry some women’s items, I mostly shop there for the kids. About a month ago I bought Rissa some really

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Family Holiday Photos to Treasure

Growing up, we didn’t do family portraits. I used to consider it expensive and something only “well off” families do. Plus, I love candid shots. Portraits seem so stiff and unnatural and stress inducing. My perception back then may have been misguided. Sure, it wasn’t an expense we could afford on a

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Why I Hope My Daughter Never Gets Fat

“Aren’t you glad you lost enough weight to fit into that pretty dress?” said my grandmother as she snapped pictures before my first prom. I was thankful my date hadn’t arrived yet to hear her double edged remark. If only she knew it was because I was skipping most of my meals.

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The Best of Rissa Says Inspired by NickMom #MotherFunny #Shop

My list of funny things my toddler has said is part of a sponsored post for Collective BiasĀ® and Nickelodeon’s NickMom.com. All things were said by my daughter. She’s pretty honest except when she lies about pooping (but that’s a story for another day). From the day she began talking, we’ve delighted

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Sand Cake Recipe

Since Rissa wanted to be Tinker Bell for Halloween and I decided to combine the kids’ birthday parties this year, I attempted a fairy pirate theme. So, Xander was a pirate. I had more ideas in my head than I was able to execute and opted for more simplicity a few hours

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My Initial Impression of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 #VZWVoices #Mom

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Moms Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product. It’s been an Android year for our family. Earlier this year we decided to switch from our iPhone 4 to

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Unreal Cake Cookie Bars Recipe

I love cake and I love cookies. My daughter likes them too but makes less of a mess when eating cookies. Over the weekend I needed a recipe to make something sweet to take along for a get together. I decided only a few hours beforehand that I wanted to make something.