{giveaway} 7-Layer Hatch Chile Dip with HEB Primo Picks

Smell that? That’s the smell of August. It’s the fiery, smokey scent of (probably) a ton of Hatch Chiles roasting at the door step of my HEB. This month, my package of HEB Primo Picks was bursting at the seams with Hatch Chile This and Hatch Chile That and Oh! Oh! – More Hatch Chile [...]

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{giveaway closed} Salmon With Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade & Goat Cheese

Salmon with Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade and Goat Cheese

When I look at The Four Year Old and tell her that we’re having salmon for dinner, she gets this hopeful look on her face and asks: Cooked salmon? The disappointment is instantaneous when I tell her yes, I will in fact be cooking the salmon first. I was 22 when I had sushi for [...]

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{closed} My Favorite Things Giveaway: $100 Amazon Gift Card


Raise your hand if you, too, are on a first name basis with your UPS guy. He comes here… kind of a lot. Right after we moved in, I opened the front door and there he was – holding a box of Internet magic. “I think I have a box of fun! [I think it [...]

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{closed} My Favorite Things Giveaway: Stainless Steel Cookware

Who doesn’t love order? An entire cabinet’s worth of shiny new pots, lined up neatly. Each with it’s very own lid. That fits! The perfection lasts about 4 days. Then they just get shoved under the cooktop after their first trip through the dishwasher and you almost get the cabinet door completely closed before you [...]

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{closed} My Favorite Things Giveaway: $100 Target Gift Card

Target $100 GiftCard Giveaway

Hi. My name is Shawnda and I am a Target junkie. “Junkie” is… maybe a stretch. But between Cartwheel and price-matching with Amazon and the 5% off with my Target debit card and always free shipping… I’m usually out of my budgeted fun money by the 4th of every month. If I can’t find it [...]

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{closed} My Favorite Things Giveaway: 16GB iPad!

iPad 2

Happy Thanksgiving, guys! Can you believe we’re almost ready to drop a “peace the [bleep] out” on 2013? So far, it has been a pretty normal year for us – plenty of stress and a bunch of reminders about how being an adult can totally suck sometimes. Throw in that bonus scary medical “fire drill” [...]

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Are ya feelin’ lucky? (winner announced)


I am. Well, sort of. I’m on a temporary carb hiatus which means I’m frequently grouchy as all hell. But, I’M NOT IN JAIL – something that might not be so far off after a carb junkie like me dropped sugar and flour and bread and pizza crust and everything else that’s awesome and crunchy. [...]

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Nespresso U Giveaway

Nespresso Giveaway

That almost says it all, huh? The Novice Chef, Bake Your Day, My Life as a Mrs, Pennies on a Platter, Lauren’s Latest, and I have teamed up with Nespresso for a pretty sweet giveaway. 5 winners will receive a Nespresso U and an Aeroccino Plus Frother! The U is Nespresso’s newest single-cup machine. It [...]

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