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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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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Blackberry Honey Compound Butter Recipe

  I spent a lot of years eating plain Jane foods before realizing that not only were there more options to choose from to help spruce up my eating habits, but that I’d also love the new, more exotic varieties as well. I love a good slice of toast slathered in warm butter but let’s… [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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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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Raspberry Vanilla Italian Soda Recipe

  With the temperature rising outside it’s pretty likely that soon you’ll be on the hunt for something to help keep yourself hydrated and refreshed. To beat the heat during this years warm/hot season why not give this Raspberry Vanilla Italian Soda recipe a try? It’s sure to be a hit, whether you’re whipping it… [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]

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Strawberry Crunch Bars Recipe

  With the weather warming up lately the countdown has begun for Strawberry season. What better way to start off the pending season than with this delicious recipe for Strawberry Crunch Bars? Strawberry preserves and shortcake sound nice and heavenly, but these chilled bars topped with crumbly goodness should be on everyone’s top 5 baking… [Continue Reading]

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10 Homemade Gifts Just Perfect for Mother's Day!

10 Homemade Gifts Just Perfect for Mother’s Day!

  Mother’s Day is a special day when we all honor our Mothers. It’s their special day and we want to make them feel loved and treasured. It is a bittersweet day for me, as my Mother is no longer with us. But, for those that are lucky enough to have their Moms with them, (Continue Reading…);

WonderMix Stand Mixer #Giveaway!

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  When it comes to baking, making bread, and even ordinary kitchen task, nothing beats a great stand mixer! I even use mine for creaming potatoes and other simple task. Everyone needs a mixer that is powerful, can do multiple jobs and can give you a helping hand in the kitchen. Well, our friend Cj (Continue Reading…);

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Sponsored by: Jackpot Candles Hosted by: Powered by Mom Two of my favorite things all wrapped up together. These delicious Jackpot Candles have a hidden jewelry surprise in them! Now, you can enjoy the great fragrance in your home and when the candle is finally gone, you have another surprise! If you haven’t heard of (Continue Reading…);

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 This great giveaway is sponsored by IdealShape and hosted by Mom Does Reviews and her bloggy friends! What is IdealShape: Using a unique weight loss plan, IdealShape is designed to use a combination of meal replacement shakes, supplementation, and motivational CD’s and Books for permanent weight loss and healthy living. You can also find healthy (Continue Reading…);

Mint Chocolate Plant Parfaits Recipe

Mint Chocolate Plant Parfaits Recipe

  There is nothing more soothing to an exhausted soul than chocolate! Let’s face it! Chocolate can cancel out a lot of bad days, right? On my toughest days I can’t wait until everything is settled for the evening so I can decompress by curling up in front of the TV with either a bowl (Continue Reading…);

UrthBox for Delicious Healthy Snacks! #review

UrthBox for Delicious Healthy Snacks! #review

  When it comes to snacking throughout the day I’m a serious offender. I like to have a little something after breakfast, a little something after lunch and a little something while waiting on dinner. Oh, and occasionally I have a little something sweet afterwards. The problem is not in the fact that I’m a (Continue Reading…);

Win it Wednesday

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Win It Wednesday 4/15/15 It’s time for our Win It Wednesday Giveaway Linky for the week of 4/15/15! 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…);

Oliver Rocket Offset Spatula Set #Giveaway!

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Whether you are making a homemade birthday cake or cupcakes for the kiddos, the right tools can make all the difference! I hate to even think of some I have tried to decorate using the wrong spatula or even a butter knife. It just never looks right. But, with this amazing offset spatula set, it’s (Continue Reading…);

Oliver Rocket's Offset Spatula Set Makes Cake Decorating Easy! #review

Oliver Rocket’s Offset Spatula Set Makes Cake Decorating Easy! #review

  We do a lot of baking around here and the vast majority of it is cakes. One of the deceptively hard things about decorating a cake is getting a smooth spread on the icing. Even if it’s a fondant covered cake, you still need the frosting (known as a “dirty icing” when it’s the (Continue Reading…);

Modern Table Prize Pack of meals ($60 value) #Giveaway!

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Sponsored by: Modern Table Hosted by: Powered by Mom Have you heard of Modern Table and their yummy bean based meals? I don’t know about your house, but we love beans here! Modern Table makes serving bean based dishes easy! In case you haven’t heard of them, here’s a bit about them and a chance (Continue Reading…);

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Sponsored by Ditta’s Gifts and brought to you by some of our awesome blogger friends! Your little ones will simply love this adorable Tupperware lunch set! It comes with a Tupperware sandwich holder and a drink cup and features our favorite Hello Kitty! About Tupperware Hello Kitty Lunch Sets The Hello Kitty sets are BPA (Continue Reading…);

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Dr. Mercola is giving away a Dr. Mercola’s Sprout Doctor Starter Kit to one lucky reader! Please go here to read my Review of Dr. Mercola’s Sprout Doctor Starter Kit. You can also check Dr. Mercola’s Sprouting Seeds Page for all kinds of information about this product! I’ve included a video that explains how to (Continue Reading…);

Easy YUMMY Recipes

Sausage Gravy Recipe

Easy Sausage Gravy Recipe

Good old fashioned Sausage gravy is a favorite around my house. It's really easy to make and beats the packaged gravy mixes hands down! Served with biscuits and your favorite breakfast drink, it's a (Continue Reading...);

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15 Non-Chocolate Valentine’s Day Treats

  I will be the first to admit that I love chocolate - anything chocolate! However, there are some non-chocolate treats that are just as yummy and delicious! With Valentine's Day coming up, we (Continue Reading...);

Making Dessert with Your Slow Cooker

Making Dessert with Your Slow Cooker

Did you know you can cook desserts in your slow cooker? You can even make desserts that are typically baked, like layered bars.  Slow cooking desserts is one of my favorite ways to use the slow cooker (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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Freezing Vegetables and Fruits

Summer time brings on lots of great produce but if you are anything like me I never get it all used up.  So instead of throwing it out I have learned to freeze it so I have more to use in the other (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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Gardening

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Showy Ornamental Grasses to Add to Your Garden

There is an ornamental grass for every type of garden, every corner of the garden and every container in the garden. Showy, ornamental grasses come in so many shapes, sizes and textures, so it is just (Continue Reading...);

What is Composting?

Composting: What exactly is it?

Have you heard all the hype about composting but don't know exactly what it is? Well, composting is recycling your kitchen waste and lawn trimmings by turning them into a valuable nutrition rich (Continue Reading...);

What's the Difference Between Onion Colors?

What’s the Difference Between Onion Colors?

There are many different varieties and kinds of onions, especially the red, white and yellow onions. Each color and kind has their own unique flavor and can be used in a different way. Some can be (Continue Reading...);

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DIY & Crafts

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15 DIY Christmas Ornaments for Kids

Christmas is for children - there is no better way to make some great memories with them than to make ornaments for the tree together. They become keepsakes you'll enjoy putting on your tree for years (Continue Reading...);

10 Homemade Gifts Just Perfect for Mother's Day!

10 Homemade Gifts Just Perfect for Mother’s Day!

  Mother's Day is a special day when we all honor our Mothers. It's their special day and we want to make them feel loved and treasured. It is a bittersweet day for me, as my Mother is no (Continue Reading...);

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How to Make a No Sew Dish Towel Apron

I will be the first to admit that I hardly ever take the time to slip on an apron, usually ending in ugly stains on my clothes. I grew up with my Grandmother who always wore an apron. She had the full (Continue Reading...);

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