Blogust 2015 – Be The Difference

Jane Goodall Difference Quote Blogust

The past couple of Augusts I’ve participated in Shot@Life’s Blogust campaign by tweeting the #Blogust hashtag, and by sharing stories like this one about Princess Facing The World Head On. During Shot@Life’s Blogust 2015—a month-long blog relay—some of North America’s most beloved online writers, photo and video bloggers and Shot@Life Champions come together and share… 

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37 Things

the jump-1

Today is my 37th birthday, and I am beyond grateful that I’ve reached this milestone. In honor of my 37th birthday, and with the humbling knowledge that I am beyond blessed to have reached this milestone – I wanted to share 37 things.  If you don’t want to read my 37 things, I ask you… 

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Oh Honey!

Honey glistening in the sun: The Story of Honey | A Southern Fairytale

I love honey.  It’s one of my favorite natural sweeteners, and it’s just naturally gorgeous, too. One of my favorite pics that I’ve ever snapped is of a honeycomb and a pool of honey on a cutting board in Michigan. Seriously, y’all. How could you not fall in love with something so gorgeous, and tasty?… 

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Can It Forward Day and a Giveaway

freshTECH Electric Water Bath Canner and Multi Cooker

Can I tell you a secret? Lean in close. I’ve never canned anything PHEW – it feels good to get that off my chest. Please don’t take away my Southern card!  It’s on my bucket list, but it seems like there’s so much involved, and truthfully, I’m intimidated; so when I was contacted about participating… 

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The Triple ‘B’ Avocado Tomato Summer Salad

The Bacon, Blue Cheese, Basil, Avocado, Tomato Summer Salad

The Triple ‘B’ Avocado Tomato Summer Salad just might be my new favorite summer salad; it combines some of my favorite summer ingredients, comes together quickly, and is a delightful complement to any grilled main dish.  Basil, Bacon, Blue Cheese, Avocado, Tomato Summer Salad  Fresh basil leaves, ripe California Avocados and juicy tomatoes are one of my… 

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Butterscotch Pecan Monkey Bread

Caramel butterscotch pecan monkey bread

Caramelized Sugars, crunchy pecans, hot baked bread dripping with butterscotch and served piping hot – for breakfast. Are you intrigued? This is Monkey Bread‘s decadent southern grandmother – Sassy, Classy, and Irresistible …  

What a Get Away

phoenecian sunset at relish

I Flew into Arizona yesterday to attend the Mom 2.0 Summit, and not only was my roomie and kindred spirit Laura waiting for me at the airport, but this was the gorgeousness that greeted us at The Phoenecian .   Hello Heaven.  Laura, Jyl, and I worked out at the fitness center, and then rallied for dinner… 

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Easy Funnel Cake Recipe

powdered sugar and funnel cakes | A Southern Fairytale

Whenever we go to the rodeo, the fair, the boardwalk – my kids want funnel cakes. Fluffy, crispy, chewy, sweet, powdered sugar dusted fried swirls of awesomeness. I had no clue that funnel cakes were so simple to make, or so much fun to make… let’s just say that now that I know, there will be lots… 

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Easy Spicy Beef with Broccoli Stir Fry

delicious spicy ginger beef and broccoli stir fry

I adore stir fry.  I have a passion for tossing veggies, spices, and meat in my wok until the steamy, spicy, fragrant aroma has taken over my kitchen and the veggies are bright and crisp, the meat savory, tender, and spicy.   I could eat stir fry every single day – especially when it’s packed with chili… 

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This Week in Happiness {Week 28}

Carnival's Molten Chocolate Melting Cake

Happy Friday, y’all! How was your week?  I guess I should say weeks, since I missed last week.  Sorry, I was so busy playing catch up from the cruise, and I was barely on the computer at all!  We have been playing with some delicious recipes, though.  Cookies, cakes, and stir fry oh my!!!! There… 

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Rodeo Style Smoked Turkey Legs

Delicious smoked turkey leg recipe from A Southern Fairytale

March means it’s Rodeo Season in Houston! Bring on the boots, the food, the music, the food….. When Nathan and I think about rodeo foods, we immediately think of smoked turkey legs. Juicy, fall off the bone tender, crispy, crackling skin, melt in your mouth delicious smoked turkey legs. Have you ever smoked a turkey leg?… 

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This Week in Happiness {Week 27}

grumpier old man 100th day of school

Happy Friday, y’all!  It’s time for This Week in Happiness. The happiest part of this week was walking to school with this character on the 100th day of school while he shouted “Get Off My Lawn” in his best grumpy old man voice. or it might have been watching Princess and her fellow hula hoop teammates bring… 

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Honey, Walnut, and Bacon Topped Baked Brie

Honey Walnut Bacon topped Brie ready to go into the oven

I’m all about delicious, and easy foods – and this baked brie topped with walnuts, bacon, and honey is extremely easy to make and super delicious, too!  Thank you Fisher Nuts for sponsoring this scrumptious appetizer! Have you ever had baked brie?  It’s rich and creamy, and lends itself to a number of toppings and… 

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