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Cookie recipe swap 2014

It's that time of the year....cookie baking time! We love to bake cookies at our house and I'll bet you do to. Even more than baking, we love EATING cookies.

And it's time for cookie swaps! A few of my blogging buddies and I are doing things a little different and having an online cookie swap. How does it work? Simply share a photo and link to your favorite cookie recipe and you're in! Click on the "Add your link" button at the bottom of the post to add yours.

I can't wait to try out some new cookie recipes! 



OMG Butterscotch and Chocolate Chip Blondies - Virtual Cookie Swap

It's Cookie Swap time!! Except this time you don't have to make 20 dozen and carry them to someone else's house. This time you can make them for yourself and eat them all at home!!

Today I'm sharing a recipe that has been one of my favorites for years. We usually make it with chocolate chips, but added butterscotch the last 2 times we (my daughters and I) made it. My 15-year-old asked me if the recipe was from God when she tasted the butterscotch version. I'll take that as a giant thumbs up because she's the pickiest one in the family. Hence the name "OMG Blondies". You're gonna say that when you take a bite of these. Really, you are.


Sweater Pillow and Music Sheet Bird Ornaments ~ Secret Santa Blogger Gift Exchange


Now Trending: Cozy Throws and Pillows!

Is there anything better in the winter time than snuggling under a cozy throw? Add a cup of hot cocoa, a good book, and a comfy pillow and it's total bliss! At our house there are probably a dozen throws scattered throughout the house and we stay nice and toasty through the winter. Do you want to turn up the coziness factor at your home? Keep reading for some great ideas and special, exclusive pre-Black Friday deals.


Red Hot Cocoa Cart ~ Themed Furniture Makeover

It's here again! Themed furniture makeover day! I love this challenge because it always pushes me to think outside the box somewhat. And this month's theme was no exception. Our theme this month is RED. And although I love red and used to have lots of it in my house previously, I don't have as much these days. But that might change because now I'm starting to fall in love with it again.


Themed furniture makeover ~ A hot cocoa bar that everyone will love! So much fun!

O Christmas Card, O Christmas Card ~ Creative Ideas for Display and Design (+ $25 to spend on yours)

One of my favorite holiday traditions is going out to the mailbox and hoping there will be a pretty card or two waiting for me. Such a simple gesture, but it brings a smile to my face every time. My sincerest thanks to everyone who takes the time to send us one! I really do love them and hang them up to look at them for the entire season. Here are just a few fun ways to display them, courtesy of Martha Stewart.

Creative Christmas card display ideas + a $25 discount on your cards

Pottery Barn-Inspired Mercury Glass Holiday Wall Art

I love all things Pottery Barn and have bought several things from them. But my budget doesn't always allow me to get everything that's on my wish list. Their mirrored holiday wall art was one of those things. Not only was this more than I wanted to pay for it, I really just wanted to make it myself. Have you ever felt that way?

Pottery Barn inspired holiday mercury glass wall art for $10! Their version is $149. Gotta try this!

If you love knockoffs then you'll be excited because this project is part of a special holiday edition week long knock off tour! My blog friends and I have gotten together to bring you some of the best knock offs on the web. At the bottom of the post you'll see the lineup of bloggers showcasing their talents. Be sure to drop by and see what everyone has done!

Unforgettable Pecan Pie with a Secret Ingredient

Amazing pecan pie recipe with a secret ingredient that makes it out of this world!!

Traditions. It's what the holidays are all about. Regardless of exactly how you celebrate, chances are pretty good that you enjoy your own holiday traditions each and every year. Seeing family, exchanging gifts, decorating the home, holiday music...they're all great traditions. But one of my favorite traditions is the fabulous food!