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 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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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…);

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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…);

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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…);

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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…);

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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…);

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Caprese Frittata Recipe for a Delicious Breakfast or Brunch

Whether you’re looking for a breakfast or brunch idea, a frittata or open faced omelet is a great option. A frittata is an Italian dish made from primarily eggs. It’s similar to an omelet or quiche (Continue Reading...);

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​Five Cooking Mistakes You Are Probably Making

Cooking mistakes are common for even the most experienced chefs of the world. How common then are mistakes in your kitchen? Amateur cooks make mistakes all the time that are totally fixable and (Continue Reading...);

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Banana Bread Recipe – “Great Grandmother’s”

This Banana Bread Recipe looks really yummy! I can just imagine the amazing smell as it is baking in the oven! When it comes to Grandmother's they sure know how to cook. So, you know this easy recipe (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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Best Vegetables to Grow for Canning

Being able to grow your own vegetables which you can then can and store in the pantry for the winter is one of the most rewarding parts of gardening. Growing vegetables is the best way to enjoy fresh (Continue Reading...);

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How to Make and Can Cajun Dill Pickles

Pickles are one of my favorite things! I love all kinds of pickles from Bread & Butter to Dill to Sweet and I can eat them straight out of the jar! I think my very favorite has to be the spicy (Continue Reading...);

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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...);

How to keep Squirrels out of Bird Feeders

How to keep Squirrels out of Bird Feeders

We have squirrels running here, there and everywhere! With over 100 nut trees here, you can imagine. We enjoy hanging bird feeders out so we can watch the many different kinds of birds that visit our (Continue Reading...);

Potted Roses for Small Gardens & Patios

Potted Roses for Small Gardens & Patios

Growing roses in your small garden or on your patio is possible when you choose the right variety and are able to provide for its most basic growing needs. Most new gardeners, or even experienced rose (Continue Reading...);

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15 Christmas Table Decor Ideas

Nothing brings people together like a holiday dinner. Most of our thoughts are on the food and what we will serve, but we also want our table to look nice. Table decor doesn't have to be elaborate or (Continue Reading...);

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10 Christmas Crafts for Kids

Thanksgiving is over and now we are in countdown to Christmas! The kids are getting excited and truth be told, a lot of adults too! If the weather in your neck of the woods is anything like it is (Continue Reading...);

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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...);

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