March 17, 2014

Lucky Recipe Linkup: Lucky Charm Snack Mix!


Happy St. Patrick's Day, friends! 
I may not have much green in my wardrobe, but you can bet I'll be dressing my little leprechaun up in her SPD best...and thanks to the Lucky Recipe Linkup, we'll be snacking properly too!


I give you Lucky Charm Snack Mix from the lovely Natasha over at Hello! Happiness.
Let me just tell you, it's as tasty as it looks!!!!


Ingredients

6 cups Lucky Charms
Green M&M's
Peanuts
Pretzels
White Melting Chocolate
Green Sugar Sprinkles (optional)

Directions

1. Take Lucky Charms and separate out the marshmallows.
2. Take the cereal WITHOUT marshmallows and add pretzels, peanuts and then spread it out on a rimmed baking sheet or pour into bowl to mix with the chocolate.
3. Melt white chocolate and pour over and mix well.
4. Next add the magically delicious marshmallows and some M&M's.
5. ENJOY!



This recipe swap couldn't have come at a better time considering my nieces and nephew get here tomorrow.  In other words, I may not eat the whole batch by myself! ;)

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that linked up with us for the recipe swap!  We had a fantastic turnout and there were so many fun and creative recipes shared.  Love this little blogging community of ours!

Now hop on over to the blogs below...it's not too late to whip up a few St. Patty's Day treats!


March 14, 2014

Five on Friday!


It's Friday! And I'm actually blogging! It's a good day :)


THE GOOD LIFE BLOG


ONE.

The doctor is in!  A few days ago I remembered a Fisher Price doctor kit that my sister had handed down to us...two words: instant hit! Arden calls it her "doctor stuff" and she hasn't stopped playing with it in 3 days...checking the ears, heart and blood pressure of every stuffed animal we own.  As a bonus, when we went to the doctor for a checkup yesterday she was super interested in everything her doctor was doing--not to mention all of her much cooler looking toys.

Big Bird has to be worried when his doc is sticking a shot up her nose... ;)


TWO.

Dear Jax--I blame you for my absence from the blog world.



Chris and I are officially SOA addicts.  If our child is sleeping, we are watching it.  That translates into almost 6 seasons in 3 weeks.  We are total sickos!!!

Who would've thought I would love a gruesome, kinda-(really)-raunchy show about a motorcycle club gang?! Not me...but I just can't stop watching!


THREE.

Farwell Juan Pablo...farewell!  
You won't be missed, but our watch parties will!  (Until the Bachelorette starts, that is...)

I love the spread that my friend Emily put together...especially the sign.



FOUR.

I really do watch more than biker gang dramas and crappy reality TV...just ask my toddler :)


This is how every morning starts with Arden.  The weirdest part is that she actually gets excited when it comes on...can that be normal?!?  My little Fox News addict :)

FIVE.

The countdown is on!!! 4 days until my sister, her 3 kiddos, and my parents get to Texas! They're spending spring break here and we can hardly wait!!!  

These 2 soul sisters will be reunited on Tuesday!


Happy Friday, friends!
I'll be back on Monday to share a tasty treat from the St. Patrick's Day recipe swap!
If you're joining in, you can find out who your partner is over at Erinn's blog :)



March 3, 2014

Lucky Recipe Linkup: Irish Buckeyes!


Hey there, friends!  It's March! Can you believe it?!? MARCH!
St. Patrick's day is just a couple of weeks away, which means you might be looking for some *lucky* new recipes!  Maybe you've heard a little chatter about the Lucky Recipe Linkup that some of my blog friends and I are hosting--if not, let me give you the scoop!

Today the 12 hostesses will be posting our recipes and including the linky tool below for anyone who would like to join in on the fun! You'll share your favorite St. Paddy's Day recipe (or any random Pinterest one that you want to try, ha!) and linkup by March 10th.  On the 10th the linkup will close and you'll be paired up with another blogger.  Now here's the fun part...you get to take on your partner's recipe and post about it on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th!  Whether you're Betty Crocker or not so much (like me!)...it should be a good time for all :)


So now that you know how it's all going to go down, let me introduce the oh-so-delicious....


IRISH BUCKEYES


An easy recipe for the baking-impaired :)

The original recipe is from Hope in Every Season, and I have to say, it turned out pretty darn good!

1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 bag white chocolate chips
green food coloring
(mini chocolate chips are optional)

Mix the peanut butter and butter until creamy, then mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla. I didn't have any on hand, but you can also add mini chocolate chips here for a little something extra!   
 



Roll into balls and place on a sheet covered with wax paper.  Melt white chips and stir in desired amount of food coloring. 




Using a toothpick, dip balls in melted mixture, and let harden on wax paper.  





I only ended up with about 15 buckeyes (which, let's be honest, is better for my waistline!) but if you're feeding a crowd, I would suggest doubling the recipe.

This big leprechaun approves :)


Now it's your turn! We would love for you to join us and share YOUR lucky recipe!


Natasha at Schue Love
Veronika at Veronika's Blushing
Erin at Hello Erin
Emily at Dear Owen
Colleen at Meet the Sullivans
Natasha at Hello Happiness

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