Sugar Cookie Bars

I love sugar cookies but I really dislike rolling them out. I’m too much of a perfectionist and I get very frustrated rolling out each cookie to be the same exact thickness.  I have this same complaint about gingerbread cookies too.  My solution is simply avoid cookies that involve this step. These sugar cookie bars are a perfectionist’s dream because there is essentially no perfection required.  I don’t have to fuss at all while making them.  In fact, not only are they easy (and stress free) to make, but you can whip them up quickly with minimal dishes to wash. …

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Football Food Recipes

Welcome back football!  If you’re new to my blog then you may not know that I’m a fan of the game.  Yup, I like girly fashion stuff and football.  😉 With the season starting up this week, I thought that I would share some of my favorite food to eat on game days.  Because who doesn’t like pizza and snacks?  Of course, any one of these recipes can be enjoyed any time of the year, not just on a game day.  I’ve even included some never before seen photos.  🙂 Snack food is a must, and I love this Cowboy Caviar.  …

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Tuna and Rice Salad

How does one save time getting ready in the morning? Monday through Friday I feel like I’m rushing in the morning to get everything done on time and out the door for the office.  I’ve been driving to the same office for years, but the traffic has gotten worse.  A couple of months ago I decided to reevaluate my morning routine and revise it to get things done early enough to make it to work on time.  The answer is to plan ahead, prepare, prepare, and prepare some more. The first thing I decided to do was to pick out my outfit …

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Tomato and Cucumber Ricotta Toast

Did you see the solar eclipse last week? My husband and I traveled to Nebraska with my father-in-law and his wife to be right near the centerline of the path of the eclipse’s totality (the part where the sun appears to be completely covered by the moon).  We picked a spot near some corn fields (check it out in satellite view mode to see how much corn we were in the middle of), set up our camera and telescope, and busted out our fancy cardboard solar glasses. As the eclipse started there weren’t really a lot of obvious differences in, well, …

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Fall Beauty Refresh

Happy Friday!  I’ve shared some of my beauty favorites with you and I thought I’d give you an update on what I’m currently using.  The timing is perfect because it’s fun to refresh your look for the upcoming season. Most of my routine has changed, with the exception of the Aveeno moisturizer and Smashbox primer which have been my go-to products for years.  I mix the moisturize with the Farsali Rose Gold Elixir oil. The Armani luminous silk foundation is my newest favorite beauty product.  It’s a little pricey but a little goes a long way so it will last a long time.  Plus, …

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