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Oreo Peanut Butter Dip

Oreo Peanut Butter Dip - a fun twist on homemade peanut butter

Oreo Peanut Butter Dip is a twist on your classic homemade peanut butter.  Just 2 ingredients, and you have a tasty and addicting treat!

Oreo Peanut Butter Dip - a fun twist on homemade peanut butter

This week is crazy!  So much to do to get ready for Halloween, and so little time to get it all done.  I thought I was in good shape, but then being gone for 4 days really throws things off.  I have no idea how people who travel all of the time for work do it.  I travel 2 or 3 times a year, and I can barely keep up.  Hopefully we can get pumpkins carved tomorrow night, and then I might feel like we are in better shape.  Have you all ready purchased your Halloween candy?  I try not to do it too far ahead of time, or I will eat it all.  So that is still on my list as well!  I am not sure it will ever end.  This is just the beginning of the crazy holiday season.

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Fun Halloween Treats

Fun Halloween Treats - a round up of great Halloween ideas

 
A great round up of some fun Halloween desserts, snacks, and other fun ideas!

Fun Halloween Treats - a round up of great Halloween ideas

Are you ready for Halloween?  It is less than a week away!!  We still need to carve our pumpkins, figure out who we are trick or treating with and where, and I still have to make a rope belt.  But we are close.  Darn all the last minute stuff!  I was really hoping to have our pumpkins carved by this weekend, but we have just been so busy.  I am actually in Ohio right now, last weekend my in-laws were here, and my parents were visiting before that.   Hopefully one night this week we can get it done.  We often do them on Halloween night.  But my husband’s company does a fun trick or treat thing for the kids right after school, and my son wants to go this year.  So time to get my butt in gear, and get some stuff done!

Today I am sharing with you a few of my favorite Halloween ideas.  Cute brownies, cookies, drinks, and snacks.  Great for a Halloween party at school, the day of, or just for fun this week!  Hope you find something that you enjoy!

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Chorizo Queso Dip

Chorizo Queso Dip {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Chorizo Queso Dip -Lots of gooey, melty cheese with spicy chorizo mixed in is sure to make game time even better!

Chorizo Queso Dip -Lots of gooey, melty cheese with spicy chorizo mixed in

Living in Colorado, all you have heard about for the last week is Peyton Manning.  Leading up to the game on Sunday the talk was all about him beating the record that Brett Favre held.  Now, it is all about how he did break it, and how much farther can he go.  My husband and I were actually in Denver over the weekend, but did not go to the game.  Tickets were obscenely high priced, because everyone wanted to see him break the record.  Everywhere you turned there were Manning signs, and people in Manning jerseys.  On Monday, after he broke the record I was in my son’s school for something.  Every 3rd kid I saw had a Manning or Bronco shirt on.  It is kind of crazy!  Hoping that it dies down a little bit in the next couple weeks.

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Cheddar Jalapeno Pretzels

Cheddar Jalapeno Pretzels {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Cheddar Jalapeno Pretzels - cheddar flavored pretzels with a little kick

What a busy weekend!  Friday night we went to a local pumpkin patch with my husband’s company.  We did the corn maze, other activities they had, and ate dinner there.  Saturday we got up first thing, and drove up into the mountains.  We went to visit some friends who live up there, and take advantage of a free hotel stay we earned.  We spent the day at our friends house catching up, and watching the boys play like crazy.  They have 5 kids, so when we get together, it is a little chaotic.  Sunday we had to be back here by early afternoon for a Lego Robotics meeting.  So now that we are back to work for Monday, I kind of feel like I need a day to relax.  Isn’t that always the case after a good weekend though?

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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Granola Bars

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Granola Bars - a perfect snack!

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Granola Bars - a perfect snack!

So now that we are after Labor Day, I think all the kids are officially back to school.  We have been in school for 2 weeks now, and I can finally say I think we are getting back into a routine.  I love summer, and am not ready for cold temperatures or that white stuff, but I am happy to have our routine back.   My 9 year old is happy to be back in school too.  He may miss his free time, and getting to play all the time.  But he loves to go to school, and see his friends, and have structure.  So this time of year is great for everyone!

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Brownie Batter Dip #IDelight

Browni Batter Dip - great for snacks, parties, or dessert!

Browni Batter Dip - great for snacks, parties, or dessert!

We had the first day of school here yesterday.  For the most part things went well.  It was a little hectic getting out the door in the morning, but that was mainly because we have friends visiting right now.  Hopefully by the end of the week, we will be back into our routine, and not rushing so much :)  My 9 year old likes his teacher, and has a few friends in his class, so that is promising.  He is a little bummed that all of his really good friends are in other classes, but I am sure it will all work out OK in the end.   The biggest thing for me is to get back into the swing of making a lunch for him!  It might be time to get him involved, and have him help pack it each day :)

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Walnut Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

Walnut Chocolate Chip Protein Bars 5  Imperial-1

Walnut Chocolate Chip Protein Bars; great for snacks, breakfast, or even lunch box treats!

I hope that everyone had an great weekend.  We spent the weekend with some wonderful friends.  My husband’s college roommate and his wife was in town.  We hadn’t seen them in over 3 years, so it was great to spend 2 full days with them.  We ate way too much food, but it was worth it.  Today they leave, and another friend shows up for a visit.  It is a jam packed week!  This afternoon we also get to go meet the teacher day at school.  I can’t believe I am going to have a 4th grader tomorrow.  Time is just going by way too fast!

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Red, White & Blue Cake Batter Muddy Buddies

Cake Batter Muddy Buddies {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Cake Batter Muddy Buddies - so down right addicting!

Are you ready for the 4th of July?  Only a few days away!!  I am so ready for a couple days off from work, relaxing, grilling out, and fireworks.  One of my best friends is going to be in town for a couple days, so it will be great to be able to spend time with her as well.  If you need a few recipes ideas, be sure to check out my Summer Barrbeque Round Up!  Everything from burgers to dips to fun summer drinks all in one place for you.

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Pistachio Cranberry Energy Bars

Pistachio Cranberry Energy Bars | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Pistachio Cranberry Energy Bars | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Yesterday was a busy day!  I found out that I get to travel to NYC as a winner of a contest.  I am super excited, as I have always wanted to go to NYC.  It is during the week, in just a couple weeks time.  So yesterday was spent trying to organize child care for my 8 year old.  I work from home, so I am always able to get him to and from school each day.  Luckily, I had a great friend who is willing to help out for the 3 days I am gone.  Then I am gone the next week for a conference, and my son doesn’t have school.  We found cheap flights, and my mom is going to fly here to help out.  So nice to be surrounded by such wonderful people!

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Pretzel Dogs

Pretzel Dogs

 

Pretzel Dogs

Hot dogs are kind of a classic sporting event staple.  Whether you go to a football game or a baseball game, there are always hot dogs.  Another thing that is always there?  Big soft pretzels.  So why not combine the two, and have them at your game day event.  Or even just a fun dinner on any Sunday.

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