Care for a Bite? {Free Printable}

Now that we’ve got all of our issues worked out (school, shingles, a burst pipe in the yard, rabies shots, etc.), I finally got around to making some little treats for our teachers! 

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I filled three kraft boxes with four layer brownie bites!!!  Think chocolate on top of chocolate filled with peanut butter and topped with chocolate.  Yeah.  You’ve got a little bit of drool on your chin, right?!  The good news is that they couldn’t be easier!!

Four Layer Brownie Bites
- 24 break and bake chocolate chip cookies
- 24 mini reeses cups
- box of brownie mix, prepare the batter according to directions
- m&m’s

1. Grease two 12-cup muffin pans.  Do this WELL as these can be the devil to get out. 
2. Flatten each square of chocolate chip cookie dough and put one in the bottom of each muffin cup.
3. Top with one unwrapped reeses cup, upside down.
4. Top with a spoon full or two of brownie batter.
5. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes, or until cooked through.  When there is about 5 minutes left, pull out of the oven and top with m&m’s.

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I whipped up the little Care for a Bite tags at the last minute.  You can download the free printable file here:

I hope the teachers loved them as much as we did!!!  You can see many, many more Halloween treats and free printables by scrolling through my Halloween posts.

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20 Years Later

It’s SO hard to believe that I just celebrated the my 20th high school reunion.  Most days I still feel like I’m twenty.  (But then there are those other days when I feel like I’m at least eighty.) 

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I had the very best time torturing Honey with my high school memories.  As much as I was into ballet, I still adored every aspect of cheerleading under the Friday night lights.

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I went to the Engineering & Robotics Academy at Jenkins High School.  There were a small group of us in each grade and I liken it to today’s magnet programs.  We.were.dorks.  Seriously.  The rest of the school called us “the nerd herd.”  All jokes aside, we pretty much lived in our own little world and all of us agreed this weekend that we loved the way we did high school!  The teachers really sheltered us from some of the other crazy things going on at the school – I mean, we played spades in the gym for an entire year when they realized we didn’t mix well with the rest of the students in PE.  LOL. 

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Case in point to the nerd herd comment… receiving our academic letter jackets.

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We had a great turn out for our 10 year, but our 20 was much smaller.  The committee did a lovely job and everyone had a fabulous time!!


Ahhh… only in the south do you get chicken ‘n waffles on your buffets.  YUM!



These are two of my life long besties.  I have been friends with B (middle) for almost 35 years.  And I met and instantly became friends with E (right) in middle school.  These are the kind of friends that you just pick up where you left off with and I love them both to pieces!!



We were missing just one of the senior cheerleaders.  A on the left was captain and I was co-captain.  These two were SO MUCH FUN in high school!!!



Bestie B and I braved the dance floor.  Thank goodness those cheerleaders thought me enough dance moves to get by.


After the reunion we ended up meeting up at Rocks at the Bohemian for a while too.  So great to catch up with these gals.  All are married, we have nine kids between us, and our husbands were DOLLS to let us gab for so long.


As for the rest of our weekend getaway, we hit Local 11ten for dinner on our way in to town.  It’s one of my favorites!!  Always get the catch of the day chef’s prep.  It is delish every time!!  And the early autumn cocktail they were serving was just amazing.

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On Saturday, we slept in and enjoyed a lovely and scenic coffee walk around Savannah.  We stopped in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist where we were married twelve years ago.


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We lunched at The Public Kitchen & Bar.  Their rosemary mule was to die for.  Oh, and the grilled brie and ham sammie too!!



We did dessert at Back In the Day Bakery.  They were out of ‘nana puddin’ for the day, so cookies had to suffice.  Believe me, it was not a sacrifice :-)



And we wrapped up our day before the big event with a little Lilly shopping.  He’s a good man, that Honey.


All in all it was a lovely getaway, filled with loads of memories and lots of fun.  I’m already looking forward to 25!!  Many, many thanks to Mother and Daddy-O for holding down the fort so we could enjoy Savannah.

While days gone by are on my mind, can y'all believe Renee Zellweger's new face?  Reportedly not the product of plastic surgery, but a "happy, healthy" lifestyle.  smh.  Why, oh why???!!!!  I am a firm believer in just owning up.  I really don't care one way or another but don't be saying your happiness made you unrecognizable.

Happy hump day!!

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I just love this new little tradition of boo-zing that’s happening in my neck of the woods.  And when Tricia at HKL Designs started selling her monogrammed spider web wine glasses this year I knew I had to pick one up to do a little boo-zing of my own!!

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The package includes a monogrammed wine glass or beer stein AND the darling tag for $7.

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I added a bottle of my favorite red and tucked it behind a pot on bestie P’s front porch.  And then, much to my delight, WE were boo-zed that very same night :-)

Why should kids have all the fun?!?!?

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Georgia Grown Georgia Crafted

I know I don’t have to tell y’all this, but there is just something exhilarating about opening the mailbox to find a fun package tucked amidst the bills and junk.  And this is exactly why I adore the whole concept behind Georgia Crafted.

Georgia Crafted is a monthly subscription service featuring 4-5 carefully curated products made by Georgia artisans.  Each box includes full-sized products that range from food, body & bath products, music, stationery, art and more.  I’ve loved every single item in every single box I’ve had!


The October box was done in collaboration with Georgia Grown.  The Opalescence body butter and Burt’s Farm body wash are both luxurious and fantastic.  I have big plans for the Wisham Jellies cranberry pepper jelly (doesn’t that just scream holidays) and can’t wait to try the Georgia Olive Farms olive oil.  But it’s the Atwell glazed pecans that I blew through in no time flat.  Yes, please!!



Georgia Crafted has partnered with Yelp OTP (outside the perimeter!) on the November subscription box (on sale until 10/31). It will feature 6 artisans from the North OTP area - food, beverage, bath/body products and more - in this carefully-curated subscription box. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will go to CURE Childhood Cancer in honor of Cure for Austin

Now, I’d best go find the last crumbs of those pecans…
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Disney Necklace {Giveaway}

Y’all know I have a deep love for all things Disney.  Well, imagine my delight when Shelly from The Little Black Bow reached out to share one of her fabulous Disney inspired chunky bead necklaces with me!

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I asked her to do mine in the classic red, white and black Minnie & Mickey colors and I just couldn’t love it more.  It will go with so many of my Disney tees and I loved wearing it on my girls trip!!  She does them in adult and child lengths and I think they would just be too cute on little ones as well.


I loved so many of her designs that it made it really hard to choose.

Elsa FROZEN Inspired Chunky Necklace Aqua Mint White Hidden Mickey Beads Child, Toddler or Baby Size Bubblegum Gumball Girls Beaded Necklace

DISNEY CRUISE ANCHOR Nautical Chunky Necklace Red, White, Royal Blue Mickey Beads Child, Toddler, Baby Size Bubblegum Gumball Girls Jewelry

JACK SKELLINGTON Halloween Necklace, Nightmare Before Christmas Black, Silver Beads, Adult, Child, Toddler, Baby Size Beaded Necklace

MINNIE MOUSE Inspired "Hidden Mickey" Chunky Necklace Pink & White Beads Child, Toddler or Baby Size Bubblegum Gumball Girls Beaded Necklace

And for little girls, the princess necklaces are fabulous!

ARIEL Chunky Necklace, Little Mermaid Necklace, Rhinestone, Disney Princess Necklace, Child, Toddler, Size Bubblegum Gumball Beaded Necklace

If Disney isn’t your forte, she does other fun color combinations.  I loved this one in Tech-ish colors.

SAIL AWAY Chunky Necklace Navy Blue, Mustard Yellow & Mint Beads M2M Persnickety Child, Toddler or Baby Size Bubblegum Girls Beaded Necklace

The super fun news is that she has offered to give away any one necklace in her shop to a lucky Dixie Delights reader!!  The giveaway is open to US mailing addresses.  Leave a separate comment for each of the following and include your email address if you aren’t linked to a blog where I can find you.  There are THREE ways to enter per person!!

1. Follow Dixie Delights blog.
2. Like The Little Black Bow on Facebook.
3. Pin your favorite item (or items!) from The Little Black Bow shop.

Easy as pie.  I’ll pick a winner a week from today!!

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Chalk Project {September}

I’m obviously in catch-up mode seeing as this was so last month.  I had so much fun snapping pictures for the September installment of the year long chalk project.


Pumpkins, fall leaves and the cutest five year olds you ever did see put a BIG smile on my face!!  Whit’s shirt is on backwards.  He put it on this way when he got dressed and we fixed it before he got on the bus.  When I showed up at school an hour later it was backwards again.  *Pick your battles, Amanda.  Pick your battles.* :-)

I’ll be back before you know it with something spooky for October!!
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