My Social Book Review (Video)

February 10, 2016

Oh happy day!! My Social Book for 2015 arrived and I am in love. Having all my Facebook photos, status updates, and comments from friends and family in a beautiful hardbound yearbook is amazing.

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Winter Soups + Link Party #140

When your family comes together at the dinner table on cold winter nights, nothing satisfies quite like a warm bowl of hearty soup. From creamy chicken noodle to zoppa toscana, these winter soups from participating bloggers are ideal for chilly evenings at home.February 10, 2016

When your family comes together at the dinner table on cold winter nights, nothing satisfies quite like a warm bowl of hearty soup. From creamy chicken noodle to zoppa toscana, these winter soups from participating bloggers are ideal for chilly evenings at home.

Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars #140, a weekly ‘show and tell’ link party for over 500 bloggers.

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Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Oatmeal “No Bake” Cookies

We've all had no bake cookies before, right? They're pretty good and they seem to be a crowd favorite. I started making (not baking) these cookies with peanut butter and it has made all of the difference. Check out the recipe. Your family will love these chocolate peanut butter oatmeal delights!

February 9, 2016

We took our daughter to a Super Bowl party for the first time this weekend. The shindig was hosted by our Sunday school class and there were 19 kids under the age of 4 in attendance with their parents. Yep, we’re brave.

I had signed up to bring “cookies”. Pretty generic. I didn’t give much thought as to what cookies I would be making until the last minute, of course. I did a once over of pantry supplies and I gave myself a pat on the back because I had everything I needed to make (not bake) the perfect cookie.

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Sweet Valentine’s Treats + Link Party #139

Sweet-Valentines-TreatsFebruary 3, 2016

Strawberry, raspberries, chocolate, and more! Whether you’re looking for homemade gifts or desserts to enjoy with your loved ones, these sweet Valentine’s treats are perfect for celebrating on February 14th!

Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars #139, a weekly ‘show and tell’ link party for over 500 bloggers.

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Light Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Fresh apples, cinnamon, whole wheat flour and egg whites combine to create fluffy, light, and delicious apple cinnamon muffins. You will be pleasantly surprised at how delicious these are!February 1, 2016

The time has come for the Pilgrim household to start make better food choices, y’all. Therefore, having a variety of wholesome recipes that feed our bodies well and taste great are vital to reaching my family’s goal of being healthier in 2016. I’ll be sharing some of my favorite light recipes with you on the blog this season. These are all recipes that I have tested and tasted and plan to make frequently this year.

Let’s start with something simple and sweet. Apple Cinnamon Muffins are delicious, nutritious, and I highly recommend them. In fact, I’m eating one as I type this blog post.

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Tips for Car Travel with Your Toddler

Toddler-Car-Travel-TipsJanuary 29, 2016

Traveling with toddlers can be interesting. I know this firsthand because I am frequently going on car trips with my little toddlerette. Why do I subject myself to this you ask? Well, my parents live about an hour from our home in Dallas, most of my husband’s family is in east Texas, and my family’s cattle ranch is in Old Glory, TX which is about a 5 hour drive. This means we are in the car a lot!

Yep, I’ve got some experience in the area of toddler car travel and I’m here to share what works for my family out on the open road. If I can help a fellow mama out with my two sense on this matter then I’ve done my job.

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DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas + Link Party 138

Valentine's Day is the perfect holiday to give a handmade gift from the heart! Enjoy these DIY gift ideas that would be perfect for the love of your life!January 27, 2016

Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to give a handmade gift from the heart. From sugar scrubs to a jewelry organizer to a journal and more, these DIY gift ideas are sure to make a special someone feel loved. This Moonlight & Mason Jars #138, a link party for creative bloggers.

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Tea Gift Tag Printable

Know someone in need of relaxation? This DIY 'sip & relax' tea care package (free tea gift tag printable) is a great gift for a loved one deserving "me time". It makes a great Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, or birthday gift too!January 25, 2016

Know someone in need of relaxation? Consider making a DIY ‘sip & relax’ tea care package (free tea gift tag printable) for a friend or loved one deserving of some “me time” this Valentine’s Day.

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Beauteous Bundt Ideas + Link Party 137

Baking bundt cakes is fun but have you ever thought about decorating with bundt cake pans? We've got tons of ideas for both! January 20, 2016

Baking bundt cakes is fun but have you ever thought about decorating with bundt cake pans? We’ve got tons of bundt ideas for both! Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars #137, a weekly ‘show and tell‘ link party of over 500 creative bloggers.

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Beauty Buzz: January Favorites

I have rounded up a few of the beauty products I am loving right now. It sure feels good to feel pretty! Right, Mama? First up is a lipstick that loves me back. New Burts Bees Lipstick is 100% natural! It delivers divine color and tons of moisture. This lipstick is pretty, satin-y and it just feels good to wear. I love the natural formula of beeswax, moringa oil and raspberry seed oil. I swear it hydrates my lips all day long! Click to read more.January 18, 2016

It’s funny how my beauty product preferences have changed since I became a mom. I don’t have a lot of time or patience to try every product under the sun anymore so I rely heavily on referrals from my expert beauty blogger friends and other moms who also value quality over quantity. I have rounded up a few of the beauty products I am loving right now. They’re making an impact on my look (hubs has noticed) and on my attitude. Even if your day consists of wiping runny noses and picking up messes like mine does, it sure feels good to feel pretty! Right, Mama?

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