What Are You Baking: Memorial Day Edition

Wow. What a crazy few months it’s been! I have settled back into regular life after the release of my book… The initial rush of excitement has relaxed a bit, which is bittersweet for sure. The anxiety of my book release and the weeks leading up to and following were a blur. And while the suspense of the release date is now safely in the rear view mirror, the butterflies are gone too. BUT my life has resumed to the beautiful chaos that it always has been…which I love.

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M&M’S Wreath Cake

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Buttermint Cookies

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Thankful

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Slow Cooker Garlic Ranch Mushrooms

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