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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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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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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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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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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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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Swim Trunks Shown Above:  Red & Blue Octopus from the Tom & Teddy Marine line This great Spring into a Sizzling Summer Giveaway is Sponsored by Tom & Teddy and hosted by Mom Does Reviews and the ‪#‎SizzlingSummer‬ Blog Team! Tom & Teddy are an Australian based company that is taking Father & Son to (Continue Reading…);

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Earth Day is April 22nd!  Are you doing anything special to honor our Earth?  Of course, Earth Day SHOULD be everyday if we want to keep the Earth clean! These days, I think everyone is at least trying to be more responsible and protect our earth. We are recycling and reusing when we can. One (Continue Reading…);

neuRadiance Instant Cell Exfoliator for Beautiful Clear Skin! #BeautyBash2015 #review

neuRadiance Instant Cell Exfoliator for Beautiful Clear Skin! #BeautyBash2015 #review

  Welcome to the neuRadiance Instant Cell Exfoliator Review for the Beautiful You Beauty Bash Brought to you by Southern Krazed and Mom Does Reviews ! When I was younger I never worried a lot about my skin. Well, to be honest, I still don’t worry about it or use a lot of extra cleansers (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 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…);

#Win a Jackpot Candle of Choice!

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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…);

IdealShape Prize Pack ($100 value) #Giveaway!

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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

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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Grilling on a Budget: How to Successfully Stretch What you Have

Let's face it! A lot of us love to grill out and have family and friends over for get-togethers, but the expense of it can put a huge damper on things. Well, just because you're on a tight budget (Continue Reading...);

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Delicious One Pan Mexican Pork Chops Recipe

It seems the days are getting busier and busier. Between work, school, after school activities, home work and what little housework we can squeeze in - who has hours to spend in the kitchen? Even with (Continue Reading...);

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15 Game Day Party Favorites

  The big Game Day is almost here! Are you having friends over or planning a get-together? Whether you're planning a party or not, we all love to have a few foods to snack on while we're (Continue Reading...);

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Canning Pumpkin

Canning Pumpkin

Save your Pumpkins by Canning Them! Fall is in full swing, Halloween is now over and now you still have pumpkins.  If you are anything like me you want to be as frugal as possible so you save the (Continue Reading...);

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Vegetable Canning 101

This time of the year I always have a lot of extra vegetables from the garden.  But I don't want them to go to waste so I've turned to home canning as a way to help preserve them and cut down on our (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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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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5 Unique Hosta Varieties

Hosta plants are some of the most proliferous perennial plants you can add to a garden, filling shaded spots, creating borders and adding color and interest with their bushy leaves. With hostas being (Continue Reading...);

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Composting Basics – Part 2

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10 DIY Pampering Homemade Spa Treatments

We have a special treat for you today! I have gotten together with a few blogger friends to bring you 10 Homemade Spa Treatments! No harsh chemicals, just simple ingredients you have at home. Even (Continue Reading...);

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Super Cute and Easy Bookworm Pencil Topper #craft #kids

It's almost time for the kiddos to head back to school and that means we are busy gathering school supplies. Why not add a little fun and whimsy to their school supplies? Today, we have a fun and (Continue Reading...);

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DIY Button Picture Frame

This adorable DIY Button Picture Frame is a great project to make with the kids or for the kids to make as a gift for Mother’s Day or a birthday. It’s simple, inexpensive, fun, and the possibilities (Continue Reading...);

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