Celebrating Independence Day

Celebrating Independence Day

 

How did July get here already? Seems like it was just Christmas. Time really does fly by faster every year. Just wanted to share a bit of the fun I’ve had preparing for the 4th of July. I’ve been picking up little things here and there for weeks as I’ve been in town shopping.

4th of July 2017

I always like to try to find certain things like 4th of July themed paper plates and napkins, red licorice, pinwheels, sparklers, Pop-Its, Hershey chocolate bars, and glow necklaces and bracelets for the kids. But, I also seek out new and interesting things. This year I found a few new treats to delight the kids…. [read more]

This Is No Ordinary Sugar Cookie

This Is No Ordinary Sugar Cookie-The Kiwi Importer Heilala Vanilla Starter Kit

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Cooking and baking are two things that I like to do with my free time. Whenever I get the chance and have a little inspiration I like to try new recipes either that I’ve found in a magazine, online, or in a cookbook.

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Save Money At The Grocery Store By Making Things At Home

Save Money At The Grocery Store By Making Things At Home - Northern BrewerBeauty Brite Disclosure Do you dread going to the grocery store every week? We hate it! It is just my husband and I but it can get so expensive! We are always looking for ways to save with coupons, rebates and any other way that we can. Nothing drives us more crazy than buying fresh items just to toss them and watch our hard earned money go in the trash because we did not have time to use the items like we had planned.

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Discover The World In A Box

Discover The World In A Box

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My husband and I always talk about how we would love to travel, but unfortunately, with both of us working full time and not having the savings built up yet to do so we just can’t right now. We, of course, take our week vacation every year to the beach that is only 4 hours away, but one day we will set sail to explore the world.

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Nourishing Skin Products For the Harsh Winter Months

Nourishing Skin Products For the Harsh Winter Months!

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Do you dread the cold winter months? I do and being in North Carolina I know they aren’t that harsh so I can imagine if I lived somewhere that stayed cold and got even colder than it does here. One of the main reasons I dread the winter months is because I know that my skin is going to become dry, cracked and itchy. I wanted to let you know about some products from Nourish that have helped me to have soft and supple skin while indulging in a relaxing spa atmosphere.

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Tropical Breeze

Tropical Breeze
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I love drinking smoothies, slushies, and mixed drinks. However, most of them are incredibly high in empty calories and massive amounts of sugar. Unhealthy treats are fine every once in a while, but not ideal for everyday drinking. When you prepare a drink at home, you have more control over exactly what goes into your drink and the calorie content. You can prepare a delicious cocktail with fresh ingredients and lower calories.

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Perfectly Blended Smoothies Every Time

Perfectly Blended Smoothies Every Time

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I used to make healthy protein shakes but due to budget, I started making smoothies instead. I enjoy a smoothie at least once a day. Over the years, I have used several blenders. First, I used one that my mom gave me and when that broke down, my husband bought me a new one. I also acquired one through blog. Blenders vary in their blending results. Unfortunately, I have experienced uneven smoothies, too thick smoothies and unblended fruit at the bottom.

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Bring The Coffee Bar Home

Bring The Coffee Bar Home

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My husband and I love our coffee! My husband has always been a coffee drinker long before we started dating. I only preferred iced coffee for the longest time. When we were dating, we even had a few coffee dates. It was nice to enjoy a cup of coffee and some quiet time. As parents, we rarely experience those quiet moments.

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DIY Christmas Stockings For My Kids This Year

DIY Christmas Stockings For My Kids This Year

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I have crocheted for over 20 years. I love it. And I always enjoy sinking my crochet hooks into a new pattern. One of the crochet and knit newsletters I subscribe to is from RedHeart.com. These Fur Top Holiday Stockings were featured in their recent 12 Weeks of Christmas series that was a part of that newsletter. If you’re into crochet or knit projects, their newsletter is a great place for inspiration and I highly recommend signing up to receive it. They don’t send a million emails. And some of those emails I trash if they don’t contain something I’m interested in. The ones I do keep get filed in an email folder so I can go peruse them easier, at my own leisure.

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I Forgot How Much Fun Coloring Is

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I Forgot How Much Fun Coloring Is

Last week, my son was sent home with an assignment. As you can see above, we had to disguise the turkey! I honestly had no idea what I was going to do. I was thinking too elaborate with what I wanted to do. I was thinking along the lines of drawing a window and a lamp in the background and have the turkey holding binoculars. Then I decided to color the turkey to look like a tiger!

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