Wednesday, October 30, 2013

As Seen on TV: DIY Body Wrap

Does this look familiar?
I did this post during the summer
{originally as a guest on I Heart Naptime}
and it's gone viral!
 Pinned over 1,000,000 times, it got noticed by the NBC network's show,

They contacted me about featuring it on an episode called
"Hollywood Bodies"
{of course I said 'yes'!}
and here's their post of my DIY Body Wrap:

They crack me up!

I'm proud {and a little shocked}
to say that Sugar Blossoms is now

That's flippin'
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Monday, October 28, 2013

Indoor Reese's S'mores

We recently discovered an AMAZING alternative to s'mores:
Reese's S'mores!
Everything is the same as traditional s'mores,
except we used the only chocolate we had on hand: Reese's PB Cups.
We also made them in the house using the gas burners on our stove.
This is how we do it:
All you need are graham crackers, marshmallows, and Reese's PB Cups.

I removed the grate from the burner before roasting the marshmallows over low heat.

The Boys loved the indoor option (no campfire smoke in the face!).
Unwrap a PB Cup and place on graham square.

Put roasted 'mallow on while still warm.

Top with another graham square.

What's your favorite sweet treat?
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

November Photo-A-Day Challenge

when life is busy,
when I'm running from work to home and back,
when the laundry pile is as tall as me,
I forget to be thankful.
I'm going to work on that this month.
Come join me. =) 
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

18 Amazing Hot Cocoa Recipes

Even though it was 94* today, it was beautiful last week.
I actually got cold last week!
It made me want some hot cocoa.
But which one . . .
Check out these su-WEET flavors:
Pumpkin Pie Hot Cocoa from The Frugal Navy Wife

Truffle Hot Cocoa from Sweet C's Designs
Maple Hot Cocoa from Not Without Salt

Strawberry Cocoa from Tip Garden

Snickerdoodle Hot Cocoa from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody

White Chocolate Peppermint Hot Cocoa from Caroline's Edible Creations

Cookies & Cream Hot Cocoa from Sweet Treats and More

Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa from The Lemon Bowl

Gingerbread Hot Cocoa from Bakingdom

Creamy Crockpot Hot Cocoa from Mrs. Happy Homemaker

Vegan Hot Cocoa from The Pretty Bee

Nutella Hot Chocolate from The Hungry Housewife

Whiteout Cocoa from Sprinkle Bakes

Brownie Batter Hot Cocoa from Oh, Bite It!

Raspberry Hot Cocoa from Momma's Meals

Coconut Tres Leche Hot Chocolate from Better Homes and Gardens

Mint Hot Cocoa from Could I Have That?

Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa from Oh She Glows
Which one will you try first?
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Saturday, October 19, 2013

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pumpkin Cookies

This is my absolute favorite time of year! I love the colors, the clothes, the weather. . . and the food!
Yes, I sometimes drown my family in it's deliciousness
{like in THIS post!}
but it's really the only time of year I can get my pumpkin fix.
I recently concocted these little beauties: White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pumpkin Cookies.
I love regular white chocolate macadamia nut cookies so it just made sense to me to take them to the next level by adding pumpkin!
Here's the recipe:
And here's how each step looks:
I learned quickly that white chocolate chips don't bake like milk chocolate chips. It works much better when you use parchment paper instead of just greasing the pan. Here's how both ways look.
The one on the left is the batch I started with, not using parchment paper.
The one on the right shows that I got smart. ;)
Dusting them with powdered sugar makes them pretty and extra delicious!
{Do not inhale deeply though!}
 What's the best receipt you ever created?
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This post was originally published  on 32 Turns.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday Funnies: PMS

Saw this on Instagram this morning and it cracked me up!
Then I realized, The Stud made it up!!
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Black Pepper Lemon Chicken

Here's a ridiculously easy but flippin' delicious grill sauce recipe.
This is my brother Mike's specialty!
You only need 5 ingredients for this savory sauce:
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 c. margarine
6 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. garlic powder
And here are the super simple steps:
What's your go-to grill recipe?
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