Blackeyed Peas & Collard Greens

Blackeyed Peas and Collard Greens | Real Housemoms

My family is from the South and down there it is a requirement to eat Blackeyed Peas and Collard Greens on New Year's Day.  Not a tradition like turkey or ham are a tradition for Christmas dinner but a requirement, I get calls from my mom on New Year's asking if I've made mine and if my brothers are coming by to get some.  The blackeyed peas are eaten for good luck and the … [Read more...]

Fabulous Fridays! 9 {Link Party}

Fabulous Fridays

  How was everyone's Christmas? We had a great time with our families and watching the kiddos open their presents.  This year my parents rented a cabin up in the mountains in Flagstaff for our Christmas present.  We were up there with so much snow and amazing views!  It was so much fun.  We built HUGE snowmen and went sledding nearly everyday.  I hope everyone had as … [Read more...]

Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine is the perfect drink for relaxing by a warm fireplace on a chilly night. My son had basketball practice tonight and it was freezing outside.  Freezing by Arizona standards means 48 degrees, but it was so incredibly cold.  It was nice to come home and make Mulled Wine for my husband and I to enjoy while we watched a movie.  It would also be great to make a large … [Read more...]

Feta Dip

Feta Dip

Feta Dip is an amazing appetizer that is also really easy and quick to put together! We had some friends over during the day on Christmas Eve, with an assortment of appetizers, and Feta Dip was by far the most popular.  I was going to take the extras over to our friend's house for our next Christmas Eve party, but there was not enough left.  The red, green, and white made for a … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas from our families to yours!  We hope everyone has a wonderful day with family, friends, and loved ones! Aubrey and I are so blessed to have all of you as our Real Housemoms fans!  Thank you for all of your support throughout the last four months!  We love sharing our blog with you and we have had a blast "meeting" you, making new friends, and reading all of your … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Cheese Plate

Cheese plate | Real Housemoms

Earlier this month I wrote a guest post for Frugal Foodie Mama as part of her Santa's Little Bloggers series.  If you didn't catch the series or haven't been to her site check it out there were some really great posts.  I thought I would go ahead and share the post with you here.  This could make a great last minute gift for someone on your list. I grew up with two brothers … [Read more...]

Pomegranate Champagne

Pomegranate Champagne

Pomegranate Champagne is a yummy drink that is perfect for the holidays. Aubrey and I served it at our Letters to Santa Party and Appetizer Potluck and it was a big hit.  One of my friends said that she is going to replace her usual Christmas morning mimosa with Pomegranate Champagne.  It is a new way to add some fruity flavors to champagne.  I have made variations of mimosas, … [Read more...]

Cookies & Crafts for Sandy Hook {Chocolate Chip & Peppermint Cookies}

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Last week we were all heartbroken by the events that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary in CT.  Stacey and I both have sons about the age of the kids taken from their parents and we can only imagine the immense pain the families are in.  A lot of us had the same reaction, give our kids the biggest hug for as long as they would let us, as often as they'd let us.  We've all been … [Read more...]

$75 Pick Your Plum Giveaway!!!!

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  Today Stacey and I have joined up with some other bloggers to bring you one more giveaway before the new year.  Click on over to our Facebook page and enter to win $75 from Pick Your Plum.  Once on our page you'll click the Giveaway tab that looks like a blue face.  (It's just under out cover photo.)  If you are viewing from a mobile device use this link instead. … [Read more...]

Wreath Cookies

Wreath Cookies

Christmas is full of traditions, spending time with family, and creating beautiful memories!  One tradition that I will always cherish is the time I spent making Christmas cookies with my mom.  We would make the same delicious cookies each year and occasionally add a new cookie.  Wreath Cookies were always one of my favorite treats and until I made them this year, I forgot how … [Read more...]