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DIY Tennis Ball Dog Toy - keep your dog from destroying all her tennis balls with this easy DIY toy tutorial!

Hi, my name is Amanda and I’m the kind of person that stays home on a Friday night and makes DIY dog toys.

You’re okay with that, right?

I’m also already contemplating Halloween costumes for all my dogs. Their Halloween picture from last year is still one of my favorites I’ve ever taken and this year’s needs to be even better. I’m thinking about a theme this year. Any ideas?

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Grilled Shrimp and Goat Cheese Pizza - easy grilled pizza on naan bread with homemade pesto, shrimp, tomatoes, and goat cheese!

This summer I’ve teamed up with Bertolli Olive Oil to remix two classic summer recipes. I spun the Bertolli Olive Oil bottle to see what classic summer recipes I got to recreate with my own spin and landed on a pizza and salsa.

As excited as I am for fall, I’m pretty sad to say goodbye to grilling and eating dinner outdoors and all that comes along with that. I had an amazing summer filled with delicious food and I’m not sure I’m ready to say goodbye to my grill just yet.

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Mu Shu Pork Lettuce Wraps - skip takeout and make this healthy homemade version! Pork and veggies in a delicious slightly sweet, slightly spicy sauce!

Hey guys!

First day of school here.

I’m a little excited.

And by a little, I mean I can barely contain myself.

I am counting down the minutes until I can drop them off.

I have a full day planned and there won’t be a single kid present.

This is the best day of my life.

We really lucked out this year and for the third year in a row, got a teacher that I absolutely adore. My middle kid had her twice in a row and now my youngest has her.

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Weekly Family Menu Plan - 5 dinners, a weekend breakfast, and a yummy dessert!

Happy Saturday, y’all!

This week’s menu plan is delicious as always. I think all of us are starting to get in the fall mood because there’s a couple comfort foods and some recipes that would be great for football parties. Plus, a pie and sweet rolls! Looks like a perfect week to me!

For more weekly family menu plans, check out the archives!

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M&Ms Brownie Batter Dip - rich and delicious dessert dip! Perfect for dipping fruit, graham crackers, vanilla wafers, or anything else!

Heeeeyyyy guys!

Guess who’s having a birthday!

Everyone’s favorite colorful candies, M&M’S®.
It’s the 75th birthday! Isn’t that crazy?! They’ve been a long time favorite of mine but I had no idea had been around for 75 years!

Let’s celebrate the birthday by making a super quick and easy dip with M&Ms sprinkled throughout. More on that in a minute!

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