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Easy Valentine’s Day Treats

Feb 13, 14 Easy Valentine’s Day Treats

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Valentine’s day is a great day to indulge your sweet tooth. There are many common treats that you can easily turn into a Valentine’s day masterpiece with a little bit of imagination and creativity. These ideas are great if you have children because they are super easy to make with items you most likely already have in...

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Parents Listen To Your Children

Feb 12, 14 Parents Listen To Your Children

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Parents are you listening? Like really listening to what your children have to say? It can be difficult to find the time to do all of the things parents are “supposed” to do, but there is a simple aspect of parenting that many of us are missing- listening. Many of us feel that if our child has something that they want...

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Creative Family Ideas For Valentine’s Day

Feb 07, 14 Creative Family Ideas For Valentine’s Day

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  Valentine’s day is the day to show those you love how much they mean to you. Valentine’s day used to be primarily about the love expressed between those involved in romantic courtships, but now it is a day where you can express your love (or fondness!) for many people in your life including your children, family...

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Delicious Super Bowl Snacks

Jan 31, 14 Delicious Super Bowl Snacks

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The big game day is almost here. That means it is time to get ready to enjoy with these delicious Super Bowl snacks. These snacks are easy to make and help set the mood for game day, no matter if your team wins or loses! There are many different types of popular Super Bowl snacks including chips, salsa, assorted nuts, wings, pulled...

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Adorable Puppy Will Make You Smile

Jan 30, 14 Adorable Puppy Will Make You Smile

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Okay, so I know that it is a little lame to post about a commercial, but I just HAD to after watching this commercial (to be honest, I have watched it probably about 5 times now). This commercial is not only sweet, but it shows that you do NOT have to use sex in order to sell. In fact, this beer commercial is using beautiful horses...

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Easy And Practical Money Saving Tips

Jan 28, 14 Easy And Practical Money Saving Tips

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Money…you work long and hard for it, but it goes through your fingers quickly and easily. Your dwindling funds are not due to frivolous spending either, life is just overwhelmingly expensive. Things add up, especially if you have children. I am always looking for new ways to save money whether it be buying in bulk, hunting...

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Simple Ways To Reduce Anxiety And Stress

Jan 22, 14 Simple Ways To Reduce Anxiety And Stress

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Sometimes there is a voice in my head that I just can’t seem to get rid of. This voice says that I am not good enough, or that I can’t, or that I should just settle. It also fills me up with stress and anxiety. I have struggled with this voice for a while, first getting louder in my teenage years. The voice still gets loud...

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Healthy Comfort Food Recipes

Jan 20, 14 Healthy Comfort Food Recipes

Posted by in Featured, Getting Ready, Life

It’s that time of the year again- cold and flu season. Runny nose, scratchy throat, achy muscles, sore ears and extreme fatigue are all symptoms that the flu presents. My family has just been hit by the flu bug personally, hence why I haven’t been posting. It was a tough start to 2014, trying to care for my sick son and...

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Inspiring Sports Illustrated Kids

Jan 17, 14 Inspiring Sports Illustrated Kids

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I just had to share this heart-warming video with everyone! This video of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Kids’ Sportskid Of The Year Award has truly inspired me. I first saw it about a year ago and was left feeling hopeful and encouraged. I saw it again last night when a friend sent it to me as an email forward. I hope it will...

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My Surprise Christmas Gift

Dec 19, 13 My Surprise Christmas Gift

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My ex-husband has been many different things to me over the corse of our relationship…best friend, lover, confidant, problem-solver, handy man, and more. Alth0ugh our personal relationship has changed, there is one thing he will never stop being, and that is the father to our two children. There are many reasons as to why our...

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5 Ways To Get Holiday Ready Using Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Dec 17, 13 5 Ways To Get Holiday Ready Using Outdoor Christmas Decorations

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Winter can be a dark, cold and dreary time of the year. That is why I think it is so important to do your part to help brighten up the landscape by decorating the exterior of your home for the holidays. There are many different ways to show your holiday spirit, whether it be subtle or over the top.  I tend to fall in the middle for...

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Gingerbread House Decorating…Gone Bad

Dec 12, 13 Gingerbread House Decorating…Gone Bad

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We have all seen them. Those perfect little gingerbread houses that look like they were made by a skilled cookie architect or professional candy designer. Well this year I decided to take on the gingerbread home making challenge, and tried to whip up my own festive cookie home. I have seen many beautiful gingerbread house creations...

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Laundry Fail

Dec 08, 13 Laundry Fail

Posted by in Clean It, Featured, Organize It

I know that most of my posts have been about successes I have had while cleaning or cooking, but I think it is time to get back to how things normally go. No longer am I going to try to look or sound good; I will continue to share tips from the wins, but I will also share with you humor from the fails. That is how I have decided to...

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Keeping Your Family Active This Winter

Dec 06, 13 Keeping Your Family Active This Winter

Posted by in Getting Ready, Kids, Life, Seasonal

BRRRR. No seriously, BRRR. Baby, it’s cold outside. I (like many others) am not a fan of the cold. In fact, I see it as the perfect time to bundle up and hibernate indoors. Back in the days when I just had myself to worry about that is exactly what I would do. TV shows and internet browsing become my activity for the winter, until...

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Christmas Decoration Shopping Tips

Dec 02, 13 Christmas Decoration Shopping Tips

Posted by in Featured, Getting Ready, Organize It, Seasonal

This year I am starting fresh with my Christmas decorations. This means that other than a few sentimental ornaments, I am purchasing all new items for my new home (this is also in part due to the fact I cannot find my decorations anywhere)! It is also about time since my old decorations were in need of a serious makeover. So it was...

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Black Friday Shopping Tips

Nov 25, 13 Black Friday Shopping Tips

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Ready, set, get your cash…go! That is the approach you have to take if you want to have a successful day of shopping on the most sacred of shopping days, Black Friday. I consider black Friday to be one of the most important shopping days of the year. My order is Cyber Monday, Black Friday and then Boxing Day. That’s right, I put...

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Decorating Your Mantle

Nov 23, 13 Decorating Your Mantle

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Your mantle is a place where you can showcase your collectibles, treasures, and home decorations. It is also a place where you can incorporate keepsakes, family photos and interesting personal elements. I use my mantle to reflect the season by using various pieces such as holiday ornaments, fresh flowers, or dried leaves. Even if...

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Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Feb 04, 14 Laughter Is The Best Medicine

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Laughing is so important! Do you do it enough? We have all heard the saying that laughter is the best medicine- and it is! There are so many health benefits from a simple chuckle including releasing T cells which help to fight infections, releasing stress-reducing hormones, improving attentiveness, balancing your heart rate,...

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