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Pumpkin Biscotti

National Coffee Day: Pumpkin Biscotti Recipe

Today is National Coffee Day. If you know me, you know I am not a coffee person. I prefer a cuppa tea over coffee any day of the week. But, I married a coffee fanatic. His day doesn't begin until he's had a hot cup of coffee. I'm convinced the stuff runs through his veins. I guess you could say I'm celebrating National Coffee Day by proxy. But there's one part of coffee I will gladly celebrate: all of the delicious treats that go with java: coffee cake, scones, and biscotti. This pumpkin biscotti recipe is perfect for a fall coffee break (or tea break.) I made the icing using LACTAID … [Read More...]

Armed Forces Salute 2016 Disney Military Discounts

2016 Disney Military Discounts

Disney Parks has announced their military discounts for 2016! This comes after the announcement the offers were being extended through the end of 2015.  These offers are now valid from September 25, 2015 through December 16, 2016 (prices do not include tax) and tickets may be used between January 3, 2016, through December 19, 2016. Disney 4-Day Tickets with Park Hopper Option: $196 each Disney 4-Day Tickets with Water Park Fun and More Option: $196 each Disney 4-Day Tickets with Park Hopper and Water Park Fun and More Options: $230 each Block out dates: March 20, 2016 – April 1, … [Read More...]

Sick Day Essentials

Sick Day Essentials

I am down with some nasty cold/borderline flu funk. It's completely awful timing, seeing as my house is torn apart as I go on my purge fest and you can't walk anywhere without stepping on a random piece of clothing or knick knack I've emptied from a drawer. Once Upon a Time marathon: Daytime television is awful. Not just awful, horrific. Netflix is my true love on sick days. I'm currently binge-watching on Once Upon a Time. I tried watching it a few years ago and couldn't get into it. Now, I'm completely addicted. I had hoped to catch up by the season premiere on Saturday, but that's not … [Read More...]

Star Wars Half Marathon Save the Children

Save the Children and Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side

Today, registration opened for the inaugural runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side weekend. This runDisney race weekend will include the Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side, Star Wars 10k, Star Wars 5k, kid's races, and expo. Runners can also compete in the Dark Side Challenge by participating in the half marathon and 10k. Because this is an inaugural race, it will most likely sell out quickly. If you're looking for a guaranteed way to enter the Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side, I have a fantastic solution. Join me on Team Save the Children. Together, we can rule … [Read More...]


A Tale of Two Dishes

I was emptying the dishwasher this week and noticed our dishes are in bad condition. They're all scratched up and one of the bowls or plates chips and breaks at least once a week. We've had the dishes since our wedding shower almost nine years ago. We loved them at the time, but I've grown to hate the design and now they're falling apart. Instead of buying new dishes to replace our old, worn-out set I've decided to bust out our "fancy" dishes and use those on a daily basis. As I start to purge our house, partly in preparation for our impending move and partly because I have a desire to … [Read More...]