Brigadeiros: Brazillian Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Brigadeiros Brazillian Chocolate Truffles Recipe- This Mama Loves

If you are looking for an easy sweet treat to go along with your  afternoon coffee, brunch, or to gift to a friend you are going to love these Chocolate Truffles, also known as Brigadeiros. Rich, full of flavor, and a delicious moist texture make them irresistible.  They are made from 4 simple pantry ingredients but ...

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Family

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 I made a list of the shopping I have yet to do. It's long. Very long. And yet...not too horrible, mostly little things left. I do not, however, have any wrapping done. BUT many of us are still shopping- if we've started at all.  Here are some great gift ideas for everyone in the family ...

No Sew American Girl Costume

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While I have definitely bought into the whole American Girl craze for my own little girl I love to make my own clothes and accessories for them as much as possible for two reasons. 1) Of course it is much cheaper 2) I can customize for colors, season, patterns, etc.  My little one asked me ...

American Girl Accessories- Notebooks

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Somehow this summer just flew buy and it is nearly time to start thinking about back to school already. If your little girl has an American Girl for a best friend she would love some mini sized notebooks for her doll to get ready to hit the books too! With just some common craft supplies ...

DIY American Girl Water Wings

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Is your American Girl doll ready for some fun in the sun? If so, you will want to be sure you talk all safety precautions and provide her with some water wings! While American Girl dolls and their accessories tend to be a little pricey, you can make your own water wings in just minutes ...

Ratatouille Recipe

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Today' s ratatouille dish is inspired by  American Girl 2015 Girl of The Year- Grace Thomas. Grace is an adorable brunette doll with a side bang, beautiful blue eyes and freckles.  She has a passion for baking, dreams of opening her own bakery, gets an amazing opportunity to visit France and she is available now ...

American Girl Valentines

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Got a girl who loves her American Girl dolls?  I know both of mine do- and most of their friends! Here are some a-doll-able Valentines that they can share with all of their friends- and their dolls!! Click to download here: american-girl-valentines or click on the image of the cards. Happy Valentine's Day!     Check out our fun Hipster ...

American Girl Holiday Giving Campaign #Joy4EveryGirl #SharetheWonder

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Have you heard of the American Girl holiday giving campaign, Share the Wonder of the Holidays? Starting November 24 through December 18, 2014, American Girl will match any doll purchase made online, in-store, or via phone with an 18-inch doll donation to the Children's Hospital Association- up to 1,000 a day! The donation, worth nearly ...

American Girl Orlando, Fl. Opening

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I was lucky enough to get a chance to visit the unofficial opening of the  American Girl Doll’s 18th retail store  in Orlando, Fl. this week (The grand opening is Saturday November 15th, 2014).  American Girl was begun as a mail order only company in 1986 by Pleasant Rowland and opened its first retail store ...

Isabelle Palmer, Girl of the Year

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Every year American Girl features one special character to be their doll of the year. The character is only sold for one year, and comes with her very own story about finding success in the challenges of today’s world. This year, however, the American Girl for of the year is even more special! Meet Isabelle Palmer: Isabelle ...