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Valentine Blondies – 12 Days of Valentine Desserts

Welcome to the first day of a wonderful dessert sharing event! Stay tuned for the next 12 days as fellow bloggers and myself bring you delicious desserts with a Valentine theme! Today is Day 1 and Janell at Saving You Dinero has an easy and delicious Valentine Blondie recipe for you. A Blondie is basically […]

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The Benefits of an American Greetings Membership + 1 Year Subscription Giveaway

Disclosure: I was compensated to bring you this giveaway.   There’s no better feeling than being remembered by someone. Whether it’s your birthday, a holiday or just because, receiving a card from a friend or family member makes you feel loved and remembered. American Greetings makes sending cards to your loved ones super easy with […]

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Veggies Smothered Burgers – Paleo Recipe

Since I’ve been doing Take Shape for Life for several months now, the closest diet plan that aligns with that way of eating is Paleo. You all know that I recommend using eMeals. It’s so simple, they do everything for you. eMeals offers a Paleo Meal Plan to make this way of life super easy! Here is one of their delicious recipes […]

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Veggie-Smothered-Burgers

Veggies Smothered Burgers – Paleo Recipe

Since I’ve been doing Take Shape for Life for several months now, the closest diet plan that aligns with that way of eating is Paleo. You all know that I recommend using eMeals. It’s so simple, they do everything for you. eMeals offers a Paleo Meal Plan to make this way of life super easy! Here is one of their delicious recipes […]

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Symphony Brownies

  Warm chocolatey gooeyness is how I would describe these little morsels of heaven when they are warm. So simple but packs a big punch! My Mother-in-law first introduced me to Symphony Brownies and they have become my go-to dessert when I have to bring a treat anywhere. Symphony Brownies There are two ways to […]

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Rosemary-Kale Meatloaf

If you’ve been reading my How to Start Meal Planning series, you know that in there I recommend using eMeals. It’s so simple, they do everything for you. eMeals offers a Paleo Meal Plan to make this way of life super easy! Here is one of their delicious recipes from that plan. Rosemary – Kale Meatloaf Ingredients 1 1/2 […]

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Lemon Thyme Chicken

Lately I have been talking about my new healthy plan. Even though I have been using Take Shape for Life to lose weight and get healthy, I could describe my eating habits as fitting within the Paleo diet. eMeals offers a Paleo Meal Plan to make this way of life super easy! Here is one of their […]

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Crafts

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You Brighten My Day Valentine Card

Sometimes a Valentine’s Day card doesn’t have a play on words (like our Starburst or Airheads cards) with the candy at all. Sometimes the color of the candy offers the inspiration. Perfectly yellow, little drops of sunshine inspired our “You Brighten My Day” Valentine card. These cute handouts will be for my son’s Kindergarten class. […]

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Love is in the ‘Air’ Valentine Card

Ever year we try to think of cute, creative and clever Valentine’s to make our children for their school parties. My husband and I look at the candy available and then think of cheesy sayings and designs to put them on. This year, my daughter is getting a heart card with an Airhead to pass […]

#RedGoldGameDay

How to Build a Stadium of Snacks with RedGold Tomatoes

Taking inspirations from stadiums around the country (and our own imaginations) my husband and I set out to come up with a fun way to present snacks to party guests and game day watchers. Ingredients: Chips (of varying colors, if you want to spell out your city name or initials) RedGold Salsa RedGoldTomatoes Guacamole Directions: First […]

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Valentine’s Day Treat Jar

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it is time to start getting crafty! Take a peek below at how to make your own Valentine’s Day treat jar, perfect for holding Valentine’s Day candy, snacks, straws, flowers, and more. The options are endless. Give the easy to follow instructions below a try and see how easy it […]

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Create Hands On – North Dartmouth, MA

Our family made a wonderful stop in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Our purpose: to visit Create Hands On. I was intrigued by the unique idea behind create hands on. I knew it would be a place that my children would love but I also thought a lot about the ability Create Hands On would have in […]

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Awe Inspiring Lamanai Ruins – Belize

In October my family took a Caribbean cruise that made several stops to destinations I had yet to visit. My sister, being a former travel agent, knew the activities she wanted to do, so we all tagged along with her plans. I’m so glad we decided to go with her to visit the Lamanai Ruins […]

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Christmas at Dixie Stampede

  If you’ve been reading my blog for any number of months you know that my family is a HUGE fan of Branson, and especially Dixie Stampede. While there are a lot of fun shows to see in Branson, and several great dinner shows, this one if the best in our opinion. It is family […]

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All the Fun in LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Kansas City

  One reason my kids love going to LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Kansas City is because the area of town it’s in. A place called Crown Center that holds the Hallmark headquarters, shopping, restaurants, Sea Life and a lot more fun including LEGOLAND Discovery Center. We have been to LEGOLAND Discovery Center several times. There are a […]

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Creating a Healthy Meal Plan

We have previously talked about how to start meal planning. Now let’s talk about making those meals healthy. After you have selected the food choices that you enjoy eating, go through to make sure that you don’t have too much of one thing over others. Color coding types of meals can help in doing this. If […]

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Tips to Overcome Emotional Eating

Like most people, I started the year feeling optimistic and hopefully. There were many projects on the horizon that seemed to be falling into place and it seemed like it was going to be “my year.” Well we are not even a week into the new year and all of those projects have disappeared leaving […]

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Take Your Workout to the Next Level with Jabra Pulse Sport Wireless at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.   With the New Year here many people have probably added working out, losing weight, becoming healthy and/or joining a gym to their New Year’s Resolutions! Jabra wants to help make […]

Keeping Healthy in winter

Tips for Staying Healthy in Winter

Winter is a wonderful time of year where colds and the flu are prevalent. After having children, I began researching healthier alternatives to many things including immunity. I would love to share with you some tips that have worked for my family for keeping healthy this winter. Let’s begin with some healthy living strategies that should […]

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