• Merry Christmas from the Kempers!

    I’m rounding out 2020 with one last post before I turn myself a bit more inward to my family and less on Growing Up Kemper. I’ll be back in January with new ideas, new recipes, new things lifestyle. But before…

  • 10 Simple Christmas Decor DIYs

    We are fully in it. I mean, In. It. According to our letterboard, we have “15 More Big Sleeps Until Christmas.” Each day it ticks away, the more I want time to just slow down so we can enjoy this…

  • Affordable Walmart Holiday Decor

    Every weekend, I skirt off to grocery shop all by myself, with a coffee in hand, and take way too long to pick up all the goodies on my list because…well, I’m kid-free. Chatting with a girlfriend this past weekend,…

  • After Christmas Sales 2018

    Gift cards? Check. Cash? Check. A cold weekend with way too many bowl games on TV that is going to totally dominate my husband’s attention? Check. Let’s get shopping! Sites are really killing it with the sales right now, and…

  • Kemper Christmas 2018

    Can it really be over? Could all the excitement and build-up really be done already? Got an extra week and it still went too fast! On a Hallmark movie this year, one of my favorites, Lacey Chabert, said something like,…

  • Chocolate Cookie Cups

    Sugar cookie + Chocolate Ganache + Your Favorite Holiday Toppings = This Glorious Cookie Recipe! Ingredients 1 Package of pre-made Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons of your favorite hot cocoa mix 1 cup semi-sweet…

  • Chocolate Stuffed Snow Balls

    These are some of the simplest cookies I’ve ever made, and I’ve made my fair share of no bakes, rice krispies treats, and pre-made sugar cookies in my lifetime. 🙂 Powdered sugar coating a pie crust, coating a hershey kiss. …

  • 5 Best Christmas Cookie Swap Recipes

    Let’s not talk dieting or watching your weight today.  It’s all about Christmas and the amazing, calorie-filled, sugar-laced cookies that go so hand in hand with the holidays!  I have 5 killer cookie recipes that are my go-tos for this…

  • Turtle Cookies

    Another holiday classic cookie with that soft, sweet chocolate mixed with crunchy pecans, and salted caramels.  The perfect mix of goodness in each bite!  A perfect spin on a classic thumbprint cookie! Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup unsweetened…

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