Black & white peppermint layer brownies {101 Days of Christmas}

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad & M&M’S®. All opinions are 100% mine. I love holiday baking and probably spend more time in the kitchen during the holidays (even outside of this crazy 101 Days of Christmas series!) than the rest of the year combined! But packaging up those treats…

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Chocolate chunk & toasted pecan oatmeal cookies {101 Days of Christmas}

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Looking for a "healthier" Christmas cookie that doesn't sacrifice taste in the process? This is the one! Made with white whole wheat flour, old-fashioned oats and coconut sugar, these oatmeal cookies meet my criteria for perfect oatmeal cookies -- slightly crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. With toasted pecans and dark chocolate, they're…

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Kids linen spray {101 Days of Christmas}

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I don't know about your kids, but mine tend to get keyed up during the holidays...and that's even without the sugar! This kid-safe linen spray that Christina at Plant Therapy shared is perfect for helping your littles one calm down at bedtime throughout the holiday season. Supplies: vodka or witch hazel water Plant Therapy's Kid Safe…

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Merry & bright desktop background {101 Days of Christmas}

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Happy Thanksgiving! I hope today is a day filled with love and gratitude for each of you! As we officially kick off the holiday season, grab this peaceful background image to use as a reminder to look for the joy and magic when the stress and chaos starts to overwhelm you! To download the image to use as…

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Royal icing shapes and decorations {101 Days of Christmas}

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I think royal icing just might be my favorite discovery of 2014. It's easy to make at home, lasts forever in the fridge (which will be perfect next birthday season, when we have four birthdays in six weeks!) and can be used in so many different ways -- to decorate cookies, hold graham cracker houses together, and now...to…

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Graham cracker houses {101 Days of Christmas}

Gingerbread houses have always been my holiday nemesis. They're SO stressful to put together with impatient little ones waiting to decorate them, the kits are expensive when you need multiples, and there's no way I have time to bake my own pieces in a special pan. For the past couple of years, though, I've been wanting…

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Scented playdough {101 Days of Christmas}

This scented playdough is a great stocking stuffer, and my girls have already asked me to make them some for their stockings...even though they've been playing with this batch already. Homemade playdough is also surprisingly easy to make, and the addition of kid-safe essential oils offers not just a fun experience for their senses but can…

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