Change (verb): to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone.

I must be honest. I am usually not a fan of change. It’s easy to get set in a routine or a way of doing something and get comfortable. It’s hard to break the cycle and set the course of life in a different direction. Change is sometimes painful. It’s sometimes uncomfortable and it’s sometimes against what you’ve always thought or known. But there are so many times in life where change is needed. There are so many things we would miss out on if we were not willing to change. Change can be necessary. Change can be good.

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I Heart Faces . Hearts


I am so stoked about this week’s I Heart Faces challenge – HEARTS! There couldn’t be a more appropriate challenge with today being Valentine’s Day! And I have to admit that even though Valentine’s Day has gotten a bad reputation as a “Hallmark Holiday,” I am honestly a huge fan of taking a day to show the one you love how much you care. Sure, you should show it in some way every day, but there is just something magical about Valentine’s Day. Perhaps, it’s because I have a super awesome Valentine that I love so much! Doesn’t that make you want to say, “aw.”

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Mustache Glasses . Etching Tutorial


Am I the only one who is currently addicted to all things mustaches? I have to admit, even though they are a little corny, I am absolutely loving that mustaches have become super trendy. Basically, I think they’re fan-stach-tic (ok…that may be a bit overboard). I have loved all of the mustache glasses, coffee mugs, and the like that I have been seeing on etsy and pinterest. The problem is, they are super over-priced for something I know that I can make at home. I have never etched glass before but knew that it was a possibility and would just take a little learning. So, I have studied up and tried etching for  the first time to bring you an awesome tutorial and to tell you that you can do it too! I mustache you a question…how awesome is that?

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies . Valentine’s Day Recipe


I love each and every holiday because each one brings a different reason to make something special in the kitchen for the one I love. With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I knew I needed something sweet and something heart-shaped to let my husband Jon know how much I love him (they don’t say the way to a guy’s heart is through his stomach for nothing). :) So, this year I chose to make Jon some heart-shaped chocolate chip cookie dough brownies. WOW. Let me tell you – if you like brownies and you like chocolate chip cookie dough, then you MUST try this recipe. It’s very rich, but super tasty and sure to be a hit with the one you love (or your coworkers, your neighbors, your family, the mailman…you get the picture). And the best part? It is egg-free so there is no need to worry about getting salmonella! Score!

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If the Shoe Fits


I will admit it – I absolutely love shoes. And even more than that is my love for buying shoes:  finding a good deal, using a coupon, and slipping my feet into a size 7 1/2 pair of shoes that I definitely cannot live without. But this past week I almost stopped myself from buying an adorable pair of moccasins that I fell head over heels (no pun intended) for. You see…there was a big a problem…something about them that I didn’t really want to face…

Let me explain.

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Buffalo Chicken Dip . Super Bowl Recipe


Let me be the first to say that this is not at all a recipe to go into the healthy category. However, show up to a Super Bowl Party next Sunday with this fabulous Buffalo Chicken Dip, and you will have people asking you for the recipe all night long. Seriously. There are quite a few recipes out there for buffalo chicken dip, but I think this one tops them all. I originally got the recipe from my mom, but I’ve made a couple of changes to suit my liking.

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