2014 Holiday Gift Guide

I can’t believe it’s already that time again!   PLEASE keep checking this post regularly (bookmark it, whatever you have to do!) because I’ll be adding things daily, even hourly!   These are a few of my favorites so I wanted to get them up ASAP as you begin your holiday shopping this season. I’ll also be featuring a few of these to give you an up close & personal look at them and more details about why our family liked them.
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I’ll tell you right now, for the guys & gals that love to cook & grill, the laser thermometer is awesome!!!  It’s at the top of my list for gift giving.  For the kiddos that like cars, the Modarri cars are wicked cool. They are built tough and perfect for the kid who likes to take apart and rebuild.  They are made specifically for that!  I encourage you to watch their demo because it’s a cool toy that will make your kid think about the process of ‘buiding’ a car and using their motor skills with all the pieces.  This is also at the top of my list for gift giving.  Finally, I want to give a praise to the Lifter Hamper.  If you guys know ANYONE with back issues or even the elderly, I recommend this product. How it works is just super neat.  And it does work. I have one and love it.

In truth, everything I am putting in my gift guide is my, honest to God, recommendation.  I decided to decline a lot of products this year and only share with you what my gut said I’d love and what I thought you’d love too.  Some of the products shared were not even given to me. I bought quite a few of them.  So please know that when you browse my gift guide, you are getting genuine gift ideas for your holiday shopping.  Happy Holidays y’all!

Not Too Spicy, Fire Roasted Chili Recipe

Fire Roasted Chili

OMYCOW y'all, we had snow here in West Texas today! You know what that means don't ya?  Fire Roasted CHILI! Don't let the fire roasted part scare you off. Truett ate it and he doesn't eat things that are too spicy for him.  While I prefer to sit at the table, on cold days like this, I love curling up on the sofa with a bowl full of chili and some cornbread and butter.  Chicken & dumplings would be a close second but I sure do love to mix ... read more

Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-Rita, a Festive Beverage for the Holidays

Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-Rita’s

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Buttermilk Pie Recipe for Your Thanksgiving Feast

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Thankful for You! KitchenAid Stand Mixer {Giveaway}


Hey y'all!  Without you reading, sharing, and pinning my posts, my blog would be nothing so I want to say thank you.  I know that commenting isn't as popular as it once was but when you guys share on FB or Pinterest, those things help my blog too and just remind me that y'all are still here, supporting little ol' me! I'm sharing with y'all, the top 5 posts that YOU made popular and when you get done reading what they are, be sure and check ... read more

Fruity Halloween Eyeballs

Fruit Halloween EyeBalls Treat

OMYCOW! Halloween is almost here and Truett is giddy about wearing his costume! He's been on a fruit kick lately so when we were discussing what Halloween treat to make, he immediately said eyeballs but wanted fruit in it. I'm far from a baking and decorating pro but we decided to attempt some not so scary, somewhat fruity Halloween eyeballs. Because I wanted to try out Sugar In the Raw®, I opted to make pound cake.  In hindsight, I would ... read more