Coconut Milk Berry Blast Smoothie Recipe

  This Coconut Milk Berry Blast Smoothie Recipe has become my favorite breakfast/snack/dessert! It is really that good! I have been attempting to at least decrease my dairy intake, but wasn’t sure I would be able to enjoy a smoothie without yogurt. However, let me tell you, this one is missing nothing! I pre-freeze my… [Continue Reading]

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Three Ways Essential Oils Can be Used

  Oils can be found in many areas of nature; commonly in stems, seeds, flowers, bark, and roots of plants. The aroma of these oils is what distinguishes them from each other, if you have ever smelled lemon, lavender or clove you understand the strength of the smell of these substances. They can range in… [Continue Reading]

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Cinnamon Banana Butter Recipe

  This delicious and sweet Cinnamon Banana Butter is the perfect treat over pancakes, waffles, stuffed in french toast, on bagels, drizzled over ice cream, on a peanut butter sandwich, and surely there are a few other ideas I missed. IF you like bananas and cinnamon you will love this creamy concoction and all of… [Continue Reading]

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Mississippi Mud Bars Recipe for a Delightful Treat!

  Here in the South, we all know the sweet temptation of Mississippi Mud Bars quite well as a deliciously sinful treat! If you can get past the less than tasty sounding name then Mississippi Mud Bars are the perfect go-to dessert for any occasion! Chocolate based and rich, this recipe is delightful for an after coffee… [Continue Reading]

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Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats for a Delicious Breakfast

  Between family, work and our beloved posse of pups life can get pretty crazy sometimes, especially at breakfast time when making choices seems the hardest and finding time to put together a well-balanced, nutritional meal is just too much so early in the morning. With recipes like Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats, planning ahead has… [Continue Reading]

Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

DIY Hand Repair Cream for Dry Skin

  Make a deeply nourishing and moisturizing cream to repair work-worn or dry hands. This protective cream will enrich your hands and nails with soothing and softening olive & jojoba oils and the vitamin & fatty acid rich argan oil. The essential oils repair the skin, treat inflammation and create an uplifting fragrance. This DIY… [Continue Reading]

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Peppermint Essential Oil Shower Melts Tutorial

  There is nothing I like better than a soothing shower or bath after a stressful day. You can actually feel the the scented water and steam relaxing the tensed up nerves in your body. In the mornings, I like invigorating scents to help get me going. What if I told you Peppermint Essential Oil… [Continue Reading]

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Thai Beef and Cabbage Recipe

  Do you enjoy Thai Food? This delicious Thai Beef and Cabbage is an easy recipe to make and will quickly become a family favorite! I love cooked cabbage and when added with the beef, seasonings and roasted peanuts it is simply scrumptious! If you are looking for an easy recipe for supper, give it… [Continue Reading]

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7 Tips for Planting and Caring for Tulips

  Tulips are a popular spring flower, and there is no question as to why. They are bright, colorful, and seem to announce with joy that spring is here. If you missed out on planting tulip bulbs this fall, you can still try some this spring and enjoy some seasonal color. Below you will find… [Continue Reading]

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Recent Posts & Ramblings

Nutella Cake Balls Recipe

Delicious Nutella Cake Balls Recipe

  Straight from the jar or slathered on a perfectly browned slice of toast, there is nothing better than the hazelnut goodness of Nutella on my tastebuds. Well, nothing better aside from this recipe I found for Nutella Cake Balls anyway. These delicious Nutella Cake Balls are just the ticket if you’re looking for a (Continue Reading…);

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What’s the Best Father’s Day Gift this Year?

  Father’s Day is just around the corner, and as the years go on it gets harder and harder to figure out just what to get the man of the house on his big day. Once you get too old for anything made of handprints or macaroni, what can you afford that he doesn’t have (Continue Reading…);

#Win a $50 California Delicious Gift Code with FREE Shipping!

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Sponsored by: California Delicious Hosted by: Powered by Mom Blog We all know Easter isn’t to far away. Well, what about a special and amazingly awesome gift basket from California Delicious? Maybe you don’t need an Easter basket- that’s alright! They have a ton of wonderful choices and something to fit everyone! You just have (Continue Reading…);

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Three Ways Essential Oils Can be Used

  Oils can be found in many areas of nature; commonly in stems, seeds, flowers, bark, and roots of plants. The aroma of these oils is what distinguishes them from each other, if you have ever smelled lemon, lavender or clove you understand the strength of the smell of these substances. They can range in (Continue Reading…);

Cinnamon Banana Butter

Cinnamon Banana Butter Recipe

  This delicious and sweet Cinnamon Banana Butter is the perfect treat over pancakes, waffles, stuffed in french toast, on bagels, drizzled over ice cream, on a peanut butter sandwich, and surely there are a few other ideas I missed. IF you like bananas and cinnamon you will love this creamy concoction and all of (Continue Reading…);

Win it Wednesday

Win It Wednesday 3/25/15

Win It Wednesday 3/25/15 It’s time for our Win It Wednesday Giveaway Linky for the week of 3/25/15! All Bloggers are welcome! Feel free to link up all your giveaways! Then, browse through and enter some yourself! You never know, someone’s gotta win! It may as well be you! BLOGGERS:  Please remember, all entries MUST (Continue Reading…);

Caramel Nut Blast Balance Bars #Giveaway!

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Sponsored by: Balance Bars Hosted by: Powered by Mom Blog and a fabulous group of bloggers Guess what? Did you know March 19th was Chocolate Caramel Day? Even though that day has passed we can still celebrate after all chocolate and caramel is good any time if you ask me! One lucky reader will receive (Continue Reading…);

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Welcome to this Stylish Trakline Belt Giveaway! Sponsored by KORE Essentials Hosted by Mom Does Reviews and her blogger friends. About Kore Essentials: In early 2011 we set our sights on redefining the traditional belt and buckle. Why? Because, it’s been virtually unchanged since invented. Something had to be done. In essence, we were on a mission to create a smarter, simpler (Continue Reading…);

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Peppermint Essential Oil Shower Melts Tutorial

  There is nothing I like better than a soothing shower or bath after a stressful day. You can actually feel the the scented water and steam relaxing the tensed up nerves in your body. In the mornings, I like invigorating scents to help get me going. What if I told you Peppermint Essential Oil (Continue Reading…);

Mississippi Mud Bars

Mississippi Mud Bars Recipe for a Delightful Treat!

  Here in the South, we all know the sweet temptation of Mississippi Mud Bars quite well as a deliciously sinful treat! If you can get past the less than tasty sounding name then Mississippi Mud Bars are the perfect go-to dessert for any occasion! Chocolate based and rich, this recipe is delightful for an after coffee (Continue Reading…);

Little Lamb Dryer Balls and Soap Nuts giveaway

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 Little Lamb Soap Nuts and Dryer Balls are perfect for chemical free laundry and to be eco-friendly! Not only that, they will save you money! If you’ve never heard of Little Lamb Soap Nuts and Dryer Balls, check them out below! Then, we are excited to bring you an amazing opportunity!   Little Lamb Soap (Continue Reading…);

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Little Lamb Dryer Balls Softens Laundry Naturally! #review

  In becoming more eco-friendly, Little Lamb Dryer Balls are another new must-have for my laundry list. These eco-friendly Dryer Balls are constructed from felted wool. They are 100% natural and hypoallergenic. The genius behind these little guys is that while in the dryer they bounce around, separating your laundry, and allowing the heat from your (Continue Reading…);

Easy YUMMY Recipes

Easy Tamale Pie with Beef & Black Beans

Easy Tamale Pie with Beef & Black Beans

This delicious and hearty all-in-on dinner is very quick to make. With the addition of the black beans and veggies, this Tamale Pie is also quite healthy! Easy Tamale Pie with Beef & Black (Continue Reading...);

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Meatloaf and Mashed Potato Cupcakes Recipe

What goes better with meatloaf than mashed potatoes? Nothing it seems. At least at my house, when meatloaf is cooked, it is always served right along with mashed potatoes. So, why not make it fun?! (Continue Reading...);

Homemade Peanut Butter

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter

We have all enjoyed a Peanut Butter sandwich before. Most kids love them for lunch. But, did you know that you can make Homemade Peanut Butter? It is so much simpler than it sounds. Really! It's such (Continue Reading...);

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Food Preservation

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44 Ways of Preserving Vegetables and Fruits

Now that gardening season is in full swing, we will all be busy canning, freezing and dehydrating our bounty! Of course we will be enjoying fresh veggies and fruit along the way, but by preserving the (Continue Reading...);

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How to Make Your Own Homemade Dehydrated Banana Chips

If you end up with leftover bananas at the end of the week like we do and are sick of freezing them, this is another great alternative. Use them in cereals, oatmeal or any other recipes that call for (Continue Reading...);

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Homemade Apple Butter Recipe for Delicious Goodness!

Our apple trees really outdone themselves this year with the apple production and what better way to use them up than canning up some Homemade Apple Butter? At our house, we love love love Homemade (Continue Reading...);

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DIY & Crafts

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DIY Pretty Paisley Painted Mason Jar Craft

Beautiful for decorating a country wedding, elegant bridal shower, or just a pretty and colorful addition to your home or patio. This paisley painted mason jar is a little bit country and a little bit (Continue Reading...);

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DIY Autumn Bench for Welcoming Fall Decor

As the air begins to turn crisp and cool, I love to decorate my home in the warm colors that autumn provides. Turning your garden bench into a warm and welcoming celebration for fall is with an autumn (Continue Reading...);

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Creative Kids Activity: Painting with Nature

Painting with nature is a fun and creative activity and craft to do with the kiddos. It can also be a great educational opportunity! Grab a plastic bag, bucket or basket and head outside for a nature (Continue Reading...);

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Gardening

5 Most Popular Herbs to Grow on Your Patio

5 Most Popular Herbs to Grow on Your Patio

Herbs are very popular to grow at on your patio as most can grow in containers quite easily. Some herbs need to be planted by themselves in their own pot because of how large they get and others are (Continue Reading...);

Lavender, Best Herbs to Create a Scented Path

Best Herbs to Create a Scented Path

The best gardens are not only beautiful to look at, but provide everyone with a way to treat all the senses. Herb gardens are especially aromatic, and fit into so many types of gardens, and so many (Continue Reading...);

Create a Sensory Garden

Create a Sensory Garden

Children love to go outside and explore. They love to hear the sounds of birds tweeting and crickets chirruping. They love to pick dandelions and blow the fluff into the wind as it whips across their (Continue Reading...);

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