Handmade in the Heartland

4 Ways To End Hunger in Kansas City

Today I've got 4 ways to end hunger in Kansas City. I am so happy to partner with Harvesters- The Community Food Network, an organization that truly reaches out and continually serves our community.
how to volunteer at a food bank with kids
Harvesters distributes food through 620+ nonprofit agencies in a 26 county service area of NW Missouri and NE Kansas. Did you know that Harvesters feeds more than 141,500 different people every month. EVERY MONTH. That is crazy to me.

Men's Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday gift guide for men has some great finds, I'm sure you can find something for your father, grandfather, brother and husband out of these 22 items! Men are the hardest people to shop for, am I right?! A lot of these items are things that the men in my life love and use on a regular basis! This post contains affiliate links, which means I make a small commission if you purchase something I recommend. 

Creature Comfort Gifts for Men

A complete Men's gift guide for every husband, father, grandfather and brother! Gifts for the tech obsessed to the outdoorsmen.

3 Tips For Helping Shot Anxiety in Kids

It's flu season and we hate getting sick, I've got 3 tips for helping ease shot anxiety in kids to make your trip to get the flu vaccine a little less painful. This post is sponsored by Children's Mercy Hospital. I am a part of the Children's Mercy Mom's blogger team and I love sharing helpful information for your kids' health! 
Helping kids get shots without the distress
Friends. Flu season is here, which is a total bummer. About three weeks ago we had a disgusting stomach bug plow through our house- everyone got it, except for me which was a good thing since I was cleaning up after everyone! ug! I was reminded how horrible it is for a family to be sick and that it's quite rare that only one person in a family gets sick. Thankfully that stomach bug was only 24 hours and everyone recovered quickly. I was reminded that we definitely want to do everything we can to prevent our household from getting the flu this year, which lasts so much longer than 24 hours. 

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip with Caramel & Pecans

This easy pumpkin cheesecake dip with caramel and pecans is perfect for sharing at parties! It makes a great Thanksgiving dessert or to have out on Halloween night.  This recipe includes AE Dairy Pumpkin Cheesecake Yogurt and I'm proud to have them as a sponsor for Handmade in the Heartland. 
this pumpkin cheesecake dip is so easy!
Dip might be the fastest and easiest way to do dessert. You literally just mix together ingredients and bam you're done.  Remember my delicious pumpkin pie dip? Why would I have two different pumpkin dips on my blog, you ask? Well because this one is so clearly a cheesecake dip. Seriously, it tastes like pumpkin cheesecake in smooth dip-able form. Yum.

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

These apple cinnamon streusel muffins are the perfect fall breakfast muffin! Made with fresh apples, AE Apple Pie Yogurt and whole wheat flour they are the most moist and delicious muffins you'll have this fall!
The best recipe for apple cinnamon streusel easy breakfast muffins!
YOU GUYS. Magic happened overnight last Saturday night! It went from what felt like a never-ending summer to fall in like 8 hours. As much as I love warm summer days when the pool is closed there is no longer a reason for temps above 75 degrees, am I right?! I've been so ready to wear leggings, sweaters, boots and sweatshirts and finally mother nature is allowing me to enjoy the beauty of fall!

Canon Pixma MG7720 Printer Review

The Canon Pixma MG7720 is a great and affordable home printing option with lots of features that make printing at home easy! This post contains affiliate links which means if you purchase something I recommend I make a small percentage of the sale, this helps keep the blog content free to you! Also I would never recommend anything I didn't truly love.  
This canon pixma printer is a great home printer for photos
I was recently gifted this awesome Canon Pixma MG7720 printer and I've been so impressed with it that I thought I would do a full review.  I'm not one to be over enthused about electronics and honestly printers usually end up driving me crazy for one reason or another! This Canon printer has been a breeze to use and I'll tell you all about why. 

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Dates Appetizer

Bacon wrapped dates are the perfect appetizer for entertaining guests, taking to a party or having on your table for game day snacking!
learn how to make easy bacon wrapped stuffed dates.
GUYS. These little nuggets of goodness are my new favorite appetizer! Let's be honest, anything wrapped in bacon is delicious, but these, these are SO good. I'm still a huge fan of my bacon wrapped jalapeƱos recipe but there's something really delicious about sweet and salty together and the date-bacon combination has me totally in love. 

DIY Wedding Favors with Cricut

One of the details for my brother's wedding I just loved was the personalized favors we made.  I couldn't have made them without my awesome Cricut Explore! All the photos in this post were shot by Lindsay Campbell an amazing wedding photographer in Nashville Tennessee. 

I've partnered with Cricut to bring you lots of fantastic ideas for a DIY rustic wedding ceremony. This post contains affiliate links which means I make a small commission if you purchase items I recommend.
The long tables at the reception were draped with a coculus garland, and every few feet an arrangement of wood slices, wood candleholders, pillar candles, agate slices and geodes dressed the tables. The brides father made the wood candleholders and the slices!
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