Game Day Party Food: Easy Homemade Ranch Dip!

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Delicious Homemade Ranch Dip Recipe- make it in under 5 minutes, so fre

Many thanks to El Monterey for sponsoring these homemade dip recipes and the Game Day Taquitos giveaway! Let's face it-- The Big Game is fast approaching, and for some of us, it's just an excuse to hang out with friends, eat yummy party food, and maybe cheer on a football team or something. Especially this year-- since my team didn't make it to The Big Dance, I'll be sitting on the sidelines and chowing down on some delicious appetizers while chatting with my friends instead of focusing on the … [Read more...]

Small Business Saturday (+ $100 Amex Giveaway!)

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Small Business Saturday + $100 Giveaway!

Many thanks to The UPS Store for sponsoring this conversation and the $100 American Express gift card giveaway! Small businesses are part of what makes our country great-- having an idea and seeing it through to fruition, employing locals to keep the economy moving, and putting money right back into the community where they reside.  Those are a few reasons I shopped local last Saturday and supported the Small Business Saturday movement first started in 2010 by American Express and supported … [Read more...]

Holiday Hostess Party Tips + Kirklands Giveaway!

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Easy Holiday Entertaining + Decorating Ideas

Welcome Kirklands Fans! If you like the easy holiday ideas in this post, be sure to Subscribe to Making Lemonade by Email and follow us on Facebook and Pinterest for more fresh + simple ideas for home and family! Now that the Thanksgiving dishes have been cleared it's time to pull out the Christmas decorations that I've been waiting a year to see again.  And thanks to the thrift store score of the century (that 6 foot long lacquer buffet!) I now have space on which to place all kinds of fun … [Read more...]

HUGE $500 Giveaway! {Just In Time for the Holidays}

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HUGE $500 Gift Card Giveaway

Let's make this short and sweet-- raise your hand if you could use a $500 gift card to either Amazon, Target or Walmart.  Anyone?  I thought so. ;-) Here's your chance, just in time for the holidays... a HUGE $500 giveaway of a gift card of your choice to one of those three stores!  Start dreaming of what you'd like to buy, because it's for real-- a lucky winner will take home the loot and go on a shopping spree of epic proportions. Enter using the Rafflecopter below.  It's super easy, … [Read more...]

Back to School Organization (& Giveaway!)

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Back to School Organization Ideas (Mudroom and Family Command Center)

It's amazing how quickly the back to school season sneaks up on you.  Once school starts, the pace quickens and it's easy to miss important papers or get buried in backpacks, new schedules, and winter coats.  With that in mind (and thanks to a box full of goodies from the Martha Stewart & Avery line at Staples), my brain started to think about how to organize ourselves this school year.  Since we don't have a mudroom or even a wide entryway, we desperately needed a spot for all our school … [Read more...]