Life of the Party No. 54

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Hey yall!  Welcome to the Life of the Party link up!  Its the time for you to shine – on all 5 of our blogs!  [How awesome is that?!]  Its clear from everyone’s posts that we are all on the same page about FALL!  I can not wait for the temperatures to start matching! 

Most viewed last week:

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Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies by Swanky Recipes

My favorites:

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 Perfectly Fluffy Pancakes by White Lights on Wednesday

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Skinny Pumpkin Pie Smoothie by Petite Allergy Treats

Now let’s party!

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Easy and Healthy Recipes

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I’m all about easy and simple meals that are delicious.  I love cooking but its nice to be able to whip something up get out of the kitchen.  And when that meal is easy and healthy, well that’s just the best.  I’m always looking for new recipes to try and change up to fit our family.  I’ve rounded up 13 new recipes that are easy, healthy and just sound delicious.  [I see a theme in here – easy, simple, delicious, healthy.]  Check them out below!

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Veggie Flatbread Pizza –

A homemade flatbread loaded with veggies and cilantro lime sauce!

Italian Meatloaf Muffins –

A quick and healthy twist on regular meatloaf.

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This soup looks easy and delicious.  Plus, its skinny!

Easy Sauteed Garlic Shrimp and Veggies –

I love this recipe because its comes together so quick and effortless.

Arugula Salad Pizza –

Pizza with a twist!  [A healthy twist!]

Balsamic Glazed Cauliflower “Wings” –

Faux wings that are loaded with flavor!

Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Hummus-

This recipe comes together in less then 5 minutes.  And is delicious!

Couscous Stuffed Bell Peppers –

Couscous is a great alternative to rice and healthier too! 

Strawberry Quinoa Salad –

This is a super salad for sure!

Skinny Sausage and Corn Chowder –

I love a good chowder! 

Kale Chips –

Ditch the fried potatoes and try these bad boys!

Edamame Hummus-

Two of my favorite beans combined into one side dish!  [Heaven I tell ya!]

Whole Chicken Crockpot Dinner-

Literally the easiest dinner you will ever make.

 

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Life of the Party No. 16

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Hey yall!  Happy almost Friday!  Are yall ready to party?  [Link party that is!]  Last week I featured some ahh-mazing Easy Homemade Christmas Desserts.  I mean drool-worthy desserts.  Mmmm.  Desserts. 

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This week Ill be looking for Easy Homemade Christmas Crafts to feature.  So if you have one [or two or three!] make sure to link it up so I can add it to the roundup on Sunday.  Even if its from last year!  Make sure you grab a featured button and away we gooo!

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Easy Homemade Christmas Desserts

Easy Homemade Christmas Desserts.  Pies, cakes, cookies, brownies!  Something for everyone.  #christmas #recipes #desserts

Its starting to feel more and more like Christmas, especially since our weather has finally started to cool down.  And when our weather cools down, my oven gets fired up!  There is something so familiar about baking easy homemade recipes when its chilly outside and Christmas is approaching.  Do you love baking in the cold weather?  If so, you’re in luck!  I have rounded up almost 50 amazing Easy Homemade Christmas Desserts.  The top few are my personal recipes and after the collage picture there are a bunch of recipes from friends.  [Some came from the Life of the Party link up!]  Grab a cup of coffee and happy baking! 

Easy Homemade Christmas Desserts.  Pies, cakes, cookies, brownies!  Something for everyone.  #christmas #recipes #desserts

 


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Easy Homemade Recipes: Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin, pumpkin everywhere!  As you know by know I love pumpkin.  Like I would it eat it year round love it!  So today Im sharing a plethora of new pumpkin recipes with yall!  Some are from my site and some are from the Life of the Party link up.  Either way, you should have plenty of recipes to get your through fall!
 

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Plus, its my best friends blogiversary, which means it time to celebrate!  She is giving away some great gifts to mark her one year of blogging.  Im helping share the love so enter to below!
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Financial Friday + Free Desktop Calendar

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Yall!  Its August!  Which means two things – we are that much closer to fall [helllllo pumpkin!] and I have another freebie for my email subscribers!  Each month my email friends get a freebie for being loyal subscribers.  And this months is ahhh-mazing!  I can’t take credit for it though, my sweet friend Lianne created this bad boy for yall!

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Lianne blogs over at Lula Belle and is just so awesome.  We have been friends since I started blogging and I am so lucky to know her!  On her blog she shares money saving tips [like how to vacation on a budget], recipes [like this delicious looking cake], blog tips [how to embed an instagram video in your post] and photography tips.  And she does amazing blog designs and printables.  And desktop calendars.

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How awesome is that calendar?  Its my desktop background and it can be yours too!  [No watermark on the subscriber calendar.]  Sign up for the Grant life newsletter and its yours.  [No pressure or anything.]

 

25 Burgers to Cook on the Grill this Summer

25 Burgers to Cook on the Grill this Summer

We bought Ryon a grill for Father’s day this weekend and man am I excited!  Of course he loves it, but guess who just weaseled her way out of most of the cooking for the summer?  This girl!  Plus, its nice to be able to spend the evenings outside with the kids and cook dinner at the same time.  And have less dishes.  And not have to cook.  [Did I mention that already?]  I may use the grill for breakfast!  In honor of summer, our new grill and not having to cook as often, I’ve rounded up 25 burgers to grill this summer.  Because not cooking and hamburgers are my two of my favorite things!

25 Burgers to Cook on the Grill this Summer

  1. Spicy Koren Hamburger :: Pickled Plum
  2. Pizza Stuffed Burger :: Crazy Adventures in Parenting
  3. The Ultimate Umani Burger :: White on Rice Couple
  4. Gorgonzola Stuffed Burger :: Real Mom Kitchen
  5. Pineapple Jalapeno Burger :: My Recipes
  6. Secret Sauce Hamburger :: Six Sisters Stuff
  7. Brew Burgers :: Food.com
  8. Bacon and Onion Hamburger :: Baked Bree
  9. Bacon Jam and Gorgonzola Burger :: Simply Delicious
  10. Caprese Burger :: Menu Musings
  11. Stuffed Beef and Cheddar Burger :: Canadian Living
  12. Logan Country Hamburger :: Katie Lee
  13. Korean BBQ Style Hamburger :: The Culinary Life
  14. BBQ Bacon Burgers :: Serious Eats
  15. Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Burgers :: Can you Stay for Dinner?
  16. Turkey Burgers :: Annie Eats
  17. Pimento Cheese and Bacon Burger :: My Recipes
  18. Copy Cat In and Out Burger :: Chef in Training
  19. Mozzarella Stuffed Burgers :: Simply Delicious
  20. BBQ Burger :: Dine and Dish
  21. Pizza Burger :: Fast and EasyRecipes
  22. Garden Salad Feta Stuffed Burgers :: Diethood
  23. Mexican Burgers :: Simply Delicious
  24. Green Chile Cheeseburger :: Hungry Cravings
  25. Irish Blue Cheese Burger :: Donal Skehan

And one to grow on!

  1. Southwest Chipotle Burger :: Sparkles and a Stove

Whats your favorite hamburger to make?

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Fathers Day Gift Guide!  Great roundup of gift ideas just for dad!

Yall!  I am so excited to be sharing this Father’s Day gift guide today!  I have found some pretty amazing products that Im sure any dad will love!  Sometimes its hard to think of a great gift to get anyone, let alone dad.  [Why are dads so hard to shop for?!]  Our gift guide has handmade gifts, outdoorsy gifts, funny gifts, something for everyone!  [Lots of exclamation points, its got to be good, yall!]

Fathers Day Gift Guide!  Great roundup of gift ideas just for dad!

The Father’s Day gift guide is put together magazine style so you can flip through the pages and take a gander at the products.  Links are clickable, so if you see a product you love be sure to click the link to find out more!  And then shop from home.  In your pajamas if you want.  [No one will know.]

Do you totally know what you are going to get dad now?  I have a few ideas now.  I hope you do too!  Thanks for checking out our Father’s Day gift guide!

Check out Ribz in action!

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And the avocados in action too!

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What do you plan on buying dad this Father’s day?

Oh!  And be sure to check back Thursday for a special Father’s day giveaway from one of our sponsors!

20 Easy and Healthy Recipes

20 healthy recipes

I started menu planning again and Im trying to be consistent with my diet so I need all the inspiration I can get when it comes to healthy meals.  I love easy meals that are quick and that everyone in the family will eat.  [Even my two picky little monsters!]  I want to set a good example for them by eating healthy and exercising.  They are little sponges right now [ages 2 and 3] and they pick up on the littlest things.  Even what we eat!  Are you looking for some easy and healthy recipes to try this year?  [I know I am!]  I’ve rounded up 20 Easy and Healthy Recipes !

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Baked Sweet Potato Tots :: Attack of the Hungry Monster

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Avocado Hummus :: A Cozy Kitchen

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Baked Pickle Fries :: According to L

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Guiltless Cajun Chicken Alfredo :: Eat Cake for Dinner

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Apple Juice Carrots :: Architecture of a Mom

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Orange and Avocado Dip :: Little Inspiration

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Chocolate and Granola Apple Wedges :: Eat Yourself Skinny

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Baked Chicken and Spinach Flautas :: Healthy – Delicious

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Hot Wing and Goat Cheese Meatballs :: The Kurtz Corner

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Banana Orange Chia Breakfast Smoothie :: The Grant Life

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Turkey Chili :: The NY Melrose Family

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Sweet Potato Soup :: The Baker Upstairs

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Skinny Thai Shrimp Pasta :: Back for Seconds Blog

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Skinny Lemon Ice Cream :: Crazy for Crust

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No Bake Quiona Crumble Bars :: Half Baked Harvest

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Healthy Spinach Lasagna Rolls :: The Girl Who Ate Everything

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Italian Stuffed Chicken :: Happy Hour Projects

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Apple Chocolate Granola :: Delicious. Healthy. Good.

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Berry Stuffed Breakfast Cupcake :: Chocolate Covered Kate

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Quinoa Vegetable Stuffed Acorn Squash :: citronlimette


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Child to Cherish – Big Ear Piggy Bank

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Disclaimer: I received a product in exchange for my post.  All opinions are my own.
 
Yall I have a confession to make.  I love pigs.  I know.. there are so many things that Im obsessed with that its almost hard to keep track.  Anchors, crosses, pumpkin and now pigs.  I feel like letting you know things slowly is much better then announcing it all at once and scaring you away. 
My brother and I raised pigs in high school [FFA!] and I have loved everything curly tailed and pink every since.  [Fun fact of the day – pink pigs are actually white pigs that are sunburned.]  I have a rather large collection of pig paraphernalia that Ryley has inherited.  When I ordered the Child to Cherish Big Ear Piggy Bank I decided to get a white one for Avery.  I didnt want him to feel left out of the pig party.  [Snort.]
 
The first thing I noticed when this fella came in the mail was how big he was!  What really impressed me was how well made and sturdy the piggy bank is.  And then how light the piggy bank was.  And how stinkin adorable he was.  And then that he was nakie.  [Gasp.]  
I made an eye patch out of felt and elastic so the piggy would fit in Avery’s nautical room.  And so he wasnt nakie anymore.  The whole time I had the Dora pirate pig song stuck in my head too.  Yo ho ho.. doing the pirate dance.  [You know what Im talking about.]
 
Child to Cherish offers unique keepsakes for any occasion in your child’s life.  They have baby shower gifts, christening gifts, piggy banks, hand print kits and so much more!  
 
 

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