Hollie's Posts


Nine is the New Thirteen

We are on the edge at my house. A very delicate, confusing, frustrating edge. You see, I have a nine year old. And not just any nine year old, but one of the female kind. We are teetering on the edge of being a kid and coming into her own, and let me be the first to tell you: it’s maddening. I understand it’s a struggle, and people warned me, but honestly, I thought all this drama was saved for th...

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How to Remove Crayon from the inside of a Dryer

The last thing I needed on the day before Christmas school break and while I’m trying to finish holiday shopping online AND pack for our trip to see family is to find blue crayon in my dryer ALL OVER MY KIDS’ CLOTHES. Lucky me, that is exactly what I got this morning! Ugh. Yep, a blue crayon, and a green one, I think, somehow got past me in the laundry and ended up going through the washer and int...

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Judgy Judgersons

Dear Judgy Judgersons

  We all know that once you become a mom, you enter the world of Judgerville. It’s a mean and brutal sorority that you don’t have to ask to be in because you are thrown into it whether you like it or not. Judgerville is the place where everyone judges your every parental move and rakes you over the coals for not doing it their way. Before the internet, it was just nosy neighbors judging every...

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Caramel Toffee Bars

Peanut Butter Caramel Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe

This is so much gooey awesomeness that combines peanut butter, oatmeal, caramel and chocolate that I think you should make today! Ingredients Caramel Filling 11 oz bag vanilla caramels 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk 4 Tbls butter Cookie Dough 12 Tbl unsalted butter 2 c light brown sugar 1/2 c creamy peanut butter 2 eggs 1 Tbl vanilla 2 c flour 1 c old fashioned oats 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 t...

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