Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Oh dear God. Brace yourselves. I wasn’t prepared or ready for it. I didn’t feel it coming on. I was pretty sure it wasn’t going to happen this year. Then as I was standing around waiting to get some images framed at the art store the other day, Christmas landed in my cart. (bet you were expecting something much more dramatic, huh?) Garland, ornaments, windings, whohas, and ribbons exploded from the aisles and threatened to take me hostage if I didn’t send a few home with myself. So I did. Because I can’t not. (The bags are currently hiding in my car […]

Pumpkin Pie Fudge

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Anyone who says they enjoy looking through the catalogs of stores like Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma clearly is not living in the same salary bracket as myself. Now, there’s nothing wrong with that, but personally, it’s like poking myself in the eye with a hot fork. So when this article hit the web and spread like wild fire, I took a 15 minute break at work and laughed out loud. Seriously, if you have not read it yet, close my page and go enjoy it. I’ll let it slide this time. I too had recently received my oversize stack of wishful thinking in the mail and had […]

Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti

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It’s that time of year. Yes, that time of year when my shamelessly large flip flop collection gets tossed to the back of the closet and is replaced with random boots and furry flats scattered about my house. (The flip flops are so much easier to keep organized). Large comfy sweaters become my go to for every day (even when it’s pushing 70 in a bizarre heat wave. Cough today cough.) and I realize I own more hoodies than days in the week. Flannel PJ’s, fluffy scarves, and knee high socks. Oh yes, it’s here. So this weeks diggin on […]

Halloween Sugar Cookies

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  The chilly weather has me needing layers and craving new gear (which can be a very dangerous thing) so this weeks round up is all about riding gear. Lucky for you, I just made it one picture so you can scroll down to cookie awesomeness – or you can actually check out those spiftastic handles that I’m putting on my wishlist. Yeah, I seriously need a black jersey. Why? Because who doesn’t feel bad ass when clothed in all black? I know it certainly makes me prance around the house like a ninja. Yeah, I’m full of inspiring posts this week […]

Butterscotch Chip Oatmeal Cake

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This weekend at one of those extended family-family barbecues (because we refuse to believe it was BITTERLY cold this weekend) after about 40 minutes of non stop chatter about my cats at home and our dog, who made the trip with us just to see his BFF, I realized I talk about my pets the way some people talk about their kids. And that’s totally annoying. No one cares how cuddly my cat is, their cat is cuddly too. But it’s nice that people humor me while daydreaming of Hawaiian vacations and projects that need completing at home. So this […]

Copycat Luna Bars

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This week’s Diggin’ it Tuesday is all about taking 5. So shake off the rest of the work week and drama and enjoy: Lack of cell phone reception. (That’s right no way to check texts, emails or tweets. And I love it.) Mountain biking on cold slippery trails (And being muddy. I’m weird and I love it.) The leaves that happen to be on mentioned cold slippery trails Daydreaming about new mountain biking gear… Drooling over friends biking pics and races and stories. (Yes, it really is my crack.)  Good company, good entertainment, and a great weekend outside and away […]

Copycat Twix Bars

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Not quite ready to give in and shove the flip flops back in the closet until next spring? Me neither! But that doesn’t mean I am not itching to pull out the plaid and rock me some autumn wares. So here’s to a little fall themed shopping I may or may not have done yesterday, hopes to cleaning out the closet, and the inevitable must of going back to my parents house and gathering the remainder of my shoes I left behind in the last move (followed by a serious inventory and probably a trip to Good Will). Stripes Sweater Socks Biker […]

Caramel Frosted Zucchini Bread

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Before we get on to the delicious zucchini bread below, it’s time for another quick round of Diggin’ It Tuesday. No lie, fall weather. It’s 66 degrees F outside right now. I’m in heaven. My Tameron 18-270mm lens, because it lets me get all up close and personal from far away. Not a professional level lens. There’s a lot more noise in the pictures than I would like, but it was really dark and for the price you can’t beat it. I know I have included a link to Amazon, but please, always buy your photography equipment from local stores. […]

Banana Bread with Nutella Swirls

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This awesome ruffle topped strapless dress that I wore to my friends wedding this weekend. (Though, I looked nothing like the model in the picture. Sorry boobs happen.) And this totally rocking purse that went along with it. (Look ma! I’m all growed up and have a bag with stuff in it) Orange wedges. Seriously, this is the only orange piece of clothing I own. Fancy pants mascara. Don’t get my wrong, I’m all for CoverGirl mascara, but this stuff rocks the casbah for when you need great eyes all night long.   PrintBanana Bread with Nutella Swirls Ingredients2 cups flour, […]

Spiked Strawberry Lemonade

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A random collection of things I am diggin on this week:  3 minute dryness undo avacodo awesomeness Teal nail polish. For someone who never wears nail polish, this stuff is addictive. My new web site design… because change is good. The super early edition of Baked Elements that I can’t wait to review This awesome cookbook from Handsome that I am dying to bust into Strawberry Flavored Rum. and this perfect summertime lip gloss from E.L.F. in Goddess. The perfect shade to kiss summer goodbye.      

Monster Bars

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  The Birthday Edition: Since all the food went over so well at my party, I figured this weeks Things I’m Diggin should give you a hint into what I made (sorry for the lack of featured images for each recipe, but I was really busy!):  The Killer Cherry-Peach Sangria  My Go-to Mayo-free (so no need to worry) Summertime Pasta Salad Jessica’s Drool Worthy Pizza Dip  This couldn’t be much simpler Spinach and Artichoke dip (for my man)   And more from Jessica (cuz you can’t go wrong here) with this perfect for summer flavor packed hot corn dip & […]

Peanut Butter Pie

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  Recently while hunting down some font’s via the wonderful world of Pinterest I came across a few sites that really caught my eye. Going Home to Roost How About Orange Aerialist Press & Design Editor All of these sites  have great collections of posts, fun fonts, adorable DIY, fashion tips and a lot more. If you are in need of a break from food blogs, go check them out. I’m not very fashion forward, don’t make my own anything (other than food), and cute is something that I just can’t seem to come by. But in my imaginary play world where […]