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Friday Favorites

Hi Guys! I can't even believe it's the last FRIDAY of August! Where did the summer go??? This summer has been quite a journey and I am excited for the upcoming months. I am super pumped for the fall season that is just around the corner. I am already prepared to buy everything "Pumpkin" related. Anyways, I hope that you all had a wonderful week and I am wishing you an even better weekend!
Here are a few of my favorites from this week!!

Favorite Cup of Tea or Cocoa

Favorite Pooch

Favorite Notebook via SadieRobertson

Favorite Mantra

Share-A-Chef Wednesday

Hi Everyone! Have you guys ever just have a day or a week where your like, Chocolate you NEED to step forward right NOW! Well I feel like this is how my week is going so far! So I wanted to share with you a recipe that will cure that chocolate craving that so many of us have! I stumbled upon this new blog, LifeIntheLofthouseand it's author Holly Lofthouse is simply amazing. She creates these simple and delicious recipes that are family friendly! What is better than that?? She is married and has three children and by day she is a recipe creator for Pillsbury, and by night she is your typical mom tending to homework, laundry and getting food on the table! I hope you all go over and visit her blog and try some of her yummy recipes! 
What is on your menus this week?


Ingredients 1 cup butter, melted 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups granulated sugar 4 large eggs 4 teaspoons vanilla extract Chocolate Frosting 1/4 cup butter, softened …

Tuesday Ten: Thank You Notes

Hi Everyone... Let's face it we live in a very technological world but I can't tell you how important it is to take the extra five minutes to "write" a thank you note! It means so much to the person receiving it and it shows that you care enough to actually take the time to sit and express your thoughts. I started collecting "thank you cards" from Target's Dollar Bin and have been using them when I substitute. It gives me the opportunity to thank the teacher I am subbing for, for the experience they are allowing me to have. If if wasn't for them I wouldn't be able to gain wonderful moments and experiences in the classroom. The best part about leaving a card is that there are so many cute patterns to choose from. Stationary has definitely taken a step up in the cute department. This week I wanted to share with you ten of my "favorite" card patterns. 


1. LilDuckDuck
2. Zazzle
3. CraftsUnleashed (Homemade)
4. Paperchase
5. Amistyledigit…

Friday Favorites!

TGIF! We have reached another Friday, I am so happy about that! This week has been quite a blur but it has also been a very positive week for the Pinney clan. We definitely are feeling happy and grateful for the little things in life. So here are a few of the things that I have been absolutely loving this week! What are you guys up to this weekend?

Favorite Shop via DesignGem

Favorite Music via LukeBryan

Favorite Vest via AmazingLace

Favorite Celebrity EVENT aka Jennifer and Justin's Wedding!!!

Favorite Laugh

Share-A-Chef Wednesday

Happy Hump Day Everyone! Today I am sharing an all-time favorite for me, especially in the cooler months. Since the fall season is just around the corner I decided to share an amazing Macaroni and Cheese recipe courtesy of Alton Brown. Alton Brown is a celebrity chef, best-selling author and a Food Network Star! Brown states that he developed his cooking skills by watching his mother and grandmother in the kitchen. Brown is a regular commentator on Iron Chef America and a cohost on the tv series The Next Iron Chef. Alton lives near Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and daughter and he also is an avid motorcyclist. I discovered his recipe online and I have to say, it looks delicious! I am definitely planning it for the upcoming months!
What are you guys cooking this week?

Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese
Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese
Total Time:
35 min
10 min
25 min
Yield:6 to 8 servings

1/2 pound elbow macaroni
4 tablespoons butter
2 eggs
6 ounces …

Tuesday Ten: Healthy Lunch Ideas

Hi! Well as summer slowly starts to come to an end I am beginning to Prep for fall! This year I will be continuing with subbing and working on my master's program. I am always on the lookout for healthy choices for lunch and snacks during the day. I am totally one of those people that NEEDS food to function. I tend to get angry if I'm hungry... So, with that being said I wanted to share with you ten ideas that would be perfect for lunches for work or school! 
What do you guys pack in your lunches?
xo KP

1. Salad and Fruit

2. Fresh Veggies, Crackers and Hummice

3. Fruit, Veggies, Cheese, Meat, Bread

4. A Wrap

5. Yogurt Parfait

6. Half of a Sandwich with a Side of Fruit

7. Chicken and Broccoli 

8. Pasta Salad

9. Mini Pizzas

10. Leftover Chicken and Veggies

Friday Favorites!

Hi Guys! TGIF!! This week has been quite an adventure for the husband and I and I'm really excited to be able to be spending the next SIX days with him! He has a couple vacation days on top of his days off so we will be spending some quality time together! Anyways, on to what I am loving this week! It is a mix of a few things but I hope you all had an amazing week and are looking forward to the weekend!
Loving anything this week???
Favorite Maxi

Favorite Beauty Product via Ulta

Favorite Hair Do via CARALOREN

Favorite Blogger via TheTeacherDivaInstagram

Favorite Laugh

Share-A-Chef Wednesday

Hi Guys! The husband and I LOVE anything with peanut butter and chocolate and I am always on the lookout for recipes that incorporate the two! Well... this week I have found something AMAZING! Folks, how does Peanut Butter Brownie Parfaits sound? AHHH! I actually found this recipe via Jamie from MyBakingAddiction. She is a middle school teacher by day and at night she is baking up some delicious dishes and desserts! You have to check out her blog because the recipes that are on there look too yummy not to try at least once! 
Let me know if you try this one out!
xo KP

Peanut Butter Brownie Parfaitsyield:9 SERVINGS
prep time: 45 MINUTES
cook time: 30 MINUTES
Ingredients:For the Brownies
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
9 peanut butter cups For the Peanut Butter “Mousse”
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup cr…

What's Hap- "Pinning" : Fall Decor & Recipes

Hi! I have recently linked up withJessi and Jenn for the linky series: What's Hap-"Pinning". A once a week link-up where you can show what you have been loving via Pinterest, whether it is home, food, decor, or anything that you have been "pinning" lately. This week I am going to be sharing my favorite Fall Home Decor and Recipes! I am so excited that fall is right around the corner and I am super pumped to start decorating! So make sure you go check out Jessi and Jenn's blog for what they have been loving this week and I hope you link-up as well!
Talk to you soon,

Fall Home Decor Ideas

Fall Recipes
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread via Sally'sBakingAddiction

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes via Sally'sBakingAddiction

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars via Roxanna'sHomeBaking

Chicken Dumplings via Backtothecuttingboard