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Do You Boo?

Do you Boo? As best I can tell, Boo-ing is a southern tradition.  It seems to be as southern as monogrammed yetis, golf carts at pickup, apple pie, and maroon vs orange.  (Gig 'em!) This kind of Boo-ing  isn't the kind that you do when you jump out of the shadows and scream "Boo"  at the top of your lungs to scare the tar out of someone.   This is the fun kind of Boo … [Read More...]

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This Week in Happiness {Week 29}

Y’all, I am so happy to be back to posting my ‘This Week in Happiness’ posts. I love sharing what’s making me happy, and that quote up there ^^ that I found via Buzzfeed Health on Instagram absolutely shot straight to my soul and resonated deeply with me.  I knew immediately that this was the… 

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Our Carnival Cruise Ship Table

Out of The Kitchen: Experiencing New Things

Several years ago, our family went on our first cruise together.  Nathan and I were excited, and a little apprehensive about the formal sit-down dining experience. The kids were 7 and 4, at the time, and while they’re used to sitting around our family table, and occasionally eating at restaurants that didn’t prominently feature a playground; a formal sit… 

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ice cream cone cupcakes for the birthday boy


NINE!  How are you already nine years old? It was just a minute ago that you were a tee-tiny little newborn nestled in my arms. From the moment you entered this world, you made yourself known.  Even though you were only 6 lbs, you were already a force to be reckoned with.

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Lunchbox Love

 How do you master the lunchbox?  Do you pack lunches a week at a time, do you include notes, sandwiches cut in fun shapes? One of my lunchbox traditions is to write a note on a napkin or paper towel and put it into the kids’ lunch boxes every day.  Some days it’s a drawing,… 

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spinach artichoke grilled pizza | A Southern Fairytale

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Grilled Pizza

Grilled spinach artichoke dip pizza.   Spinach and artichoke dip is one of my weaknesses;

Jane Goodall Difference Quote Blogust

Blogust 2015 – Be The Difference

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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lemon horseradish potato salad by Katie Workman

Lemon-Horseradish Potato Salad

If you’ve ever been to a picnic, a church luncheon, or any backyard barbecue, chances are that you’ve had potato salad; but I’d wager that you’ve never had potato salad like this. Freshly squeezed lemon juice, spicy horseradish, savory dijon mustard, fresh cracked black pepper…  I’ve got your attention now, don’t I.  My sweet friend… 

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37 Things

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

Oh Honey!

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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freshTECH Electric Water Bath Canner and Multi Cooker

Can It Forward Day and a Giveaway

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

The Triple ‘B’ 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 | A Southern Fairytale

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 96}

I’m going to distract you from the last week of non-posting with MARGARITAS and Monkey Bread! Butterscotch-Pecan Monkey Bread, to be precise.  It’s Monday, which means it’s Mouthwatering Mondays and time to talk about a few of my favorite recipes that were linked up last week – this week’s favs are packed with flavor, lots… 

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Caramel butterscotch pecan monkey bread

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 …  

frosty homemade frozen margaritas | A Southern Fairytale

Restaurant Style Frozen Margaritas

Today is Cinco de Mayo, which for many people is just an excuse to drink a Frozen Margarita and eat guacamole.  If, however, you’d like to know the REAL reason that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration, and no, it’s NOT because Cinco de Mayo is the Mexican equivalent of the 4th of July, read… 

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