Thank You Tags

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We have officially entered the holiday season, am I right?  This season has been a particularly ‘good’ one for me & I am looking forward to November {after Halloween of course!} and the opportunity it is to be with family & give thanks.  My goal this year is to actually absorb & be present throughout the month of November for what it is, a month of gratitude.  So often I spend November prepping for December & I miss those valuable lessons & moments to be content & grateful for the abundance in which I live.

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And if I’m spending time actually celebrating the month of thanks in a meaningful way, it should probably be cute as well, right?  Today I have some great thank you tags for you to attach to any gift or thought you feel so inclined.

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I attached mine to a batch of caramel apples that my kids begged me to make, some of which I had to drop by as gifts.  Show us what you attach yours to with the hashtag #naptimegivesthanks so we can see all your thankful & creative ways.  I’m a believer that one thankful heart can change another heart. Thank You Tags on

Since I’m always of the inclination that two is better than one, I included one more tag for you to celebrate with!  Spread the love & remember to tag your photos with #naptimegivesthanks so we can all see!

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Free printable thank you tags

And if your kids are also after you to whip up some caramel apples, come say hi at Ink’d Design & I’ll give you the run down.  Or if you’ve already jumped ahead to Christmas, well snag some of my favorite tags here.


Creamy mashed potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes -my all time favorite side dish recipe and a must make for Thanksgiving.

I must say …mashed potatoes have to be one of my favorite foods. I know I’m weird… but I always order mashed potatoes (or some type) as a side at restaurants. Yes, I even did this at a pizza joint last week and I’m so glad I did because the mashed potatoes were amazing.

I still remember helping my grandma make them for Sunday dinner as a little girl. I soon became her best “masher.” She would always ask me how many potatoes we should cook and I’d tell her the whole bag of course. ;) My grandma taught me the art of good mashed potatoes. That of course involves lots of butter and cream. Yes cream. So much butter than milk and you won’t be sorry. I also add in a little cream cheese which makes them extra creamy. Mmm…

The creamiest mashed potato recipe on ...they are simple to whip up and taste AMAZING!

Creamy mashed potatoes

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20-30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


5 lb bag potatoes

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter

4 oz cream cheese

1/4 cup heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper


Fill a large pot of water and bring water to a boil with 1 teaspoon salt.

Peel and wash potatoes. Dice into 2 inch pieces. Place potatoes in the pan and cook for 20-30 minutes, or until a fork inserts easily. Drain potatoes and place back in pan. Let steam evaporate.

Add butter, cream cheese, heavy cream, salt and pepper. Mash with a potato masher. If you want them extra creamy use an electric mixer. Add a Tablespoon or two more heavy creamy if you'd like them even creamier.

You can also add more salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy plain, with gravy or melted cheese on top.

The creamiest mashed potato recipe on ...they are simple to whip up and taste AMAZING!

Top with lots of gravy or melted cheese and bacon… mmm

The creamiest mashed potato recipe on ...they are simple to whip up and taste AMAZING!


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Thanksgiving place cards

Thanksgiving place cards by Heather Dalton of Chickabug for I Heart Naptime.

Thanksgiving tables are so beautiful – they’re a chance to get out your fine china, your best stemware, and actually use cloth napkins for a change. They’re also a great time to use place cards, whether your family is large or small. I thought it would be really fun to make pretty place cards that have a little twist…

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…they’re funny! It’ll be such a fun moment when everyone goes to sit at the table and they find place cards that say “No Carb Left Behind” or “Save Room for Pie.”

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From a distance, they’ll never suspect a thing – it’s all traditional gold damask and beautiful script writing until they get close up. Then… “Pass The Gravy!”

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I did also include a “Happy Thanksgiving” design just in case there’s someone who wouldn’t appreciate the joke. ; )

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I hope you enjoy these place cards! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Sloppy Joes -a 15 minute meal!

Easy and delicious sloppy joes recipe -a 15 minute meal!

One of my favorite childhood meals was sloppy joes. For some reason I had completely forgotten about them for the last few years until McCormick sent me some of their new products. I was definitely intrigued by the sloppy joes skillet sauce and knew I had to give it a try. It made it so easy to make this classic favorite recipe. My whole family loved these. I was shocked my kids ate the whole thing because they have been going through one of those “we’re not going to eat anything mom makes” phases. We made some oven baked fries too, which are always a winner in my book. Seriously… fries just make everything better.

Easy and delicious sloppy joes recipe -a 15 minute meal!

All you do for this recipe is brown your hamburger, add in some onions, spices and the sloppy joes sauce. Ooo and brown sugar. I don’t know what it is about brown sugar, but it adds the perfect flavor to sloppy joes. Easy as 1-2-3.

Easy and delicious sloppy joes recipe -a 15 minute meal!

Yield: 5

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


1 lb ground hamburger

1/3 cup onions, minced

1 McCormick Sloppy Joes skillet sauce

1 Tablespoon brown sugar

S&P to taste

5 hamburger buns


Ground hamburger in a frying pan over medium heat. Add in onions and cook until translucent. Remove any extra grease.

Stir in skillet sauce, brown sugar and salt and pepper. Let simmer for a few minutes and then serve on hamburger buns.

Easy and delicious sloppy joes recipe -a 15 minute meal!


This post was brought to you by McCormick. For many more delicious recipes make sure to check out their website or connect with McCormick on Facebook.

18 Cookie Ideas {Link Party Features}

Delicious Cookie Ideas

Hello everybody! Thanks to everyone who linked up at this week’s link party!

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Abbey, from The Cards We Drew, will be helping me round up the top 20 this week and we both agree we have some super talented readers out there!!! If you’ve been featured, please make sure to grab a button below!


Today we’re featuring 20 delicious cookie recipe ideas!


Sugar Cookies from Tatertots and Jello


Classic Peanut Butter Cookie from Whipperberry


All Time Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies from Simple as That Blog


Leftover Candy Cookies from Bitz n Giggles


Cowboy Cookies from Five Heart Home


Pink Whoopie Pie Cookies from Lolly Jane


Pineapple Oatmeal Scotchies from Simply Stacie

pumpkin spice molasses cookie

Pumpkin Spice Molasses Cookie Cups from Views from the Ville


Pumpkin Snickerdoodles from Growing up Gabel


Pumpkin Spice Iced Sugar Cookies from Maine Course


Chocolate Pumpkin Chip Cookies from The Cards We Drew

apple pie pinwheel cookies

Apple Pie Pinwheel Cookies from Old House to New Home

amaretti cookies

Amaretti Cookies from Dieter’s Downfallpumpkin spice macarons

Pumpkin Spice Macarons from Pint Sized Baker


Oreo Funfetti Marshmallow Cookies from Annie’s Noms

frosted orange cookies

Frosted Orange Cookies from Thirty Handmade Days

Thanks to all who linked up this week! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next week!