Cheesy Sloppy Joe Enchiladas

Cheesy Sloppy Joe Enchiladas - a delicious twist on classic enchiladas!

This post brought to you by Manwich. All opinions are 100% mine. Well, we are officially back to school, football practice has kicked off and the homework has begun.  I have oodles of forms to fill out and paperwork to complete, but I am proud to say that I actually survived our first day with a 9th grader and a 6th grader.  But, when I look at all of the boxes that are filled on our calendar, I realized that I am in desperate need of Easy Weeknight Meals to help me keep our sanity and … [Continue reading...]

{Inspired} Birthday Cake Ice Cream Cupcakes

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Cupcakes - birthday cake + birthday cake ice cream!

August is my favorite month of the year.  Any guesses why?  Back to school?  Tax free shopping weekend?  8 is an even number?  If the title of this post gave it away, YAY!!  It's my birthday month!  I have absolutely no problem celebrating my birthday, birth week or birth month!  So, I hope you are ready for birthday cake, birthday cake ice cream, whipped cream and sprinkles, because we are about to get birthday-fied up in here! Birthday Cake Ice Cream Cupcakes These cute little layered … [Continue reading...]

Banana Bread No Bake Cookies

No-bake banana bread cookies - these taste just like banana bread!

Have you ever had one of those days when something works out exactly how you expected?  That is the best, right?!  Now, I have had my fair share of recipe fails in the Shaken Together kitchen.  This recipe is not one of them!  Banana bread no bake cookies are little bites of banana bread heaven! […]

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Creativity Unleashed Link Party #33

Join us every Friday morning for Creativity Unleashed! 5 blogs - 1 BIG party!

How was your Thursday?  Mine was a little emotional.  You see, Cam and I picked up his high school schedule and walked the halls for the first time yesterday.  Past lockers, down hallways of open doors, across freshly waxed floors that will be walked thousands of times in his fours years there.  Wasn’t it just yesterday that he was […]

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Creamy Pesto Gorgonzola Dip

Creamy pesto gorgonzola dip - super easy appetizer and perfect for football season!

Well, it’s coming.  It happens every year.  Right on the heels of back to school and my birthday.  The start of the pro football season.  Now, I really can’t complain because an entire weekend day of football means that I can craft and bake and blog to my heart’s content without anyone feeling slighted.  As […]

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Our Favorite Activities in Blue Ridge GA

Our favorite activities in Blue Ridge, GA - our favorite family vacation ever!

After I shared 7 Tips for Surviving Family Vacations with Teens & Tweens, it should come as no surprise that we took a Summer vacation. And I can say with certainty that is was one of the best vacations we have ever taken as a family.  Since I would be in Atlanta for a conference, we […]

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10 Crazy Good Cookies – Get Your Glass of Milk Ready!

10 CRAZY GOOD cookies for your cookie jar!

There is nothing – NOTHING – like a pan of warm, fresh from of the oven cookies!  Okay, well maybe TWO pans of warm, fresh from the oven cookies. Okay, well maybe THREE … never mind.  I think you know where I’m going with this.  Whether you are a classic chocolate chip cookie kinda girl or a cup of […]

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Back to School Sharpie Teacher Gift

Back to School Sharpie Teacher Gift - Thank you for the MARK you make!

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie, but all the opinions, cheesy puns and the love of teacher gifts are 100% my own. #pmedia  #StaplesBTS” Another school year is right around the corner and you know what that means … TEACHER GIFTS!! Aside from school […]

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No-Bake Back to School Cookie Bark

Alphabet cookies + sprinkles = Back to School Cookie Bark! Such a cute way to beat the back to school blues!

My boys head back to school in two weeks.  How is it even possible that our Summer is nearly over?  We took an amazing family vacation and even spent last weekend at the beach.  But there is definitely a part of me that is not quite ready for homework and projects and parent-teacher conferences.  Perhaps […]

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