Jesus: Friend of Sinners; A Christian Response to Caitlyn Jenner

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Jesus: Friend of Sinners There has been a plethora of media lately about the Caitlyn Jenner sex change.  And I would love nothing more than to “Respond”, however I think that it is important to remind Christians that …. WE ARE ALL SINNERS.  So, when we point our fingers, remember that we are not perfect.  We all fall short of the glory of God.  In today’s society, I actually felt weird typing the word sin and calling us all sinners.  {Read More}

Cold Brew Coffee – Perfect Coffee Anytime

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Cold Brew Coffee – Perfect Coffee Anytime I love coffee.  Ok, so seriously, most of us like to have our caffeine fix, but I LOVE coffee.  I love the flavor.  I love it hot, cold and any way in between.  I like coffee black, with cream, with cream and sugar, with flavorings….you get the idea, I love coffee. Seeing as I have this love of coffee, you can probably now appreciate that I own no less than 6 different coffee {Read More}

Awesome Easter Baskets From California Delicious

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Awesome Easter Baskets From California Delicious California Delicious makes amazing gift baskets for any occasion.  Personally, I LOVE LOVE LOVE their Easter Baskets.  This one is perfect for my 8 year old daughter.  She still loves stuffed animals so much.  She takes after me in that respect, I still love them and I am …. ehem…. let’s say 29.  One thing that I have loved about every basket I have ever received from California Delicious is that they are always {Read More}

Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes

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  Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey’s Buttercream…Really?!? Yes!  You would not think that chocolate and the dark hoppy Guinness would pair well, but they are amazing.  And the great thing is that the alcohol is cooked out before you even make the batter for these delectable little treats!  And what better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with two well known Irish traditions: beer and Bailey’s Irish Cream? Topping Your Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with Homemade Bailey’s Buttercream is Easy! {Read More}

Homemade Moisturizing Hair Mask

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Homemade Moisturizing Hair Mask My hair is VERY over-processed.  I dye my hair blonde and have to go in for touchups every 5-6 weeks.    That is not good on your hair.  So I have some really, really dry areas and on top of that, I am losing my hair at my bangs area.  So, I had a bright idea to combine some of the ingredients that I know help your hair into one hair mask. I had heard about {Read More}

Chocolate Raspberry Martini Dessert

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  Chocolate Raspberry Martini Dessert Are you looking for a way to serve up ordinary ingredients in a “Fancy” way?  I am always thinking about how to take pantry items and make them into something extra special for my family.  Chocolate Raspberry Martini Desserts are a perfect example of this.  We almost always have pudding and jello cups in the pantry.  And this time of year, we make a lot of strawberry shortcake, so we have those little sponge cups {Read More}

Five Ways to Get Better Hair Color

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Five Ways to Get Better Hair Color Coloring your hair is a great way to refresh your look. The more you understand it, the more control you’ll have over the results. Our friends at Madison Reed have five easy tips to get and keep better hair color. Just the Roots Permanent hair color works by opening your hair cuticle, lifting out the current color, and depositing a new one. If you repeat this process over and over on the same {Read More}

Super Bowl of Chili

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  Super Bowl of Chili Nobody wants to be stuck in the kitchen during the Big Game. Make the following recipes ahead and keep them warm until kickoff. The use of an all-natural slow cooker sauce made entirely of vegetables and seasonings speeds up prep time considerably. Using lean ground beef, turkey or all vegetables ensures a low-fat delicious meal! Take an extra 25% off Jesben Slow Cooker Sauces with code SNOWDAY until 2/1! Super Bowl of Chili – Three Ways! Beef, Turkey and Veggie {Read More}

The Submissive Wife

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  The Submissive Wife Before I even start this article, I just want to preface it with… I am NOT condoning abuse of ANY kind.  If you are in an abusive relationship, please seek help.  That is NOT what this article is about.  I know that this issue causes a lot of controversy and I am writing from my own opinions based on scripture and Bible study I personally have done.  I am not the end-all authority on this.  Only {Read More}

Some Nights … A Devotional on Forgiveness

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  Some Nights … A Devotional on Forgiveness This isn’t going to be your typical devotional about forgiveness.  You have been forewarned.  It is clear in scripture that we are to forgive others that have wronged us.  That is a given.  However, this devotional is going to be focused on the person that we seem so reluctant to forgive.  Ourselves. Some nights, you pray for forgiveness, you seek the Lord’s face in favor, you vow to change your actions by {Read More}

Kiyonna – Beautiful, Quality Clothing & Support Breast Cancer Research #KiyonnaGives

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  Kiyonna – Beautiful, Quality Clothing & Support Breast Cancer Research #KiyonnaGives It is OCTOBER!  Already!  That means it is a good time to start thinking about Breast Cancer Research.  I love this time of year when many companies turn their thoughts to this horrible disease.  I just lost a friend in March to breast cancer, and it is a horrible disease.  I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. Kiyonna wants to give back!  They are donating 100% of the proceeds {Read More}

Copycat Starbucks Caramel Macchiato

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  Copycat Starbucks Caramel Macchiato My favorite drink at Starbucks is the Starbucks Caramel Macchiato.  I love it iced, but when I can make it at home, I love it any way I can get it!  This drink is amazingly easy to make too.  I do have one “Specialty” tool that I use to get the frothy milk.  I use the Ozeri Milk Frother to get the frothy milk on top of my Macchiato.  If you have been following my {Read More}

Red Chile Chicken Enchiladas with Black Beans

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  Red Chile Chicken Enchiladas with Black Beans Oh how I love Enchiladas!  My favorite enchiladas are ones covered with Red Chile Enchilada Sauce.  This one is incredibly easy to make and will taste like you spent all day in the kitchen. Some variations that I have made on this: Use left over rotisserie chicken Use canned chicken breast (only do this if you are in a bind, the fresh is much better) Add fresh whole kernel corn Add a {Read More}

Brownie Bites with a Secret

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  Brownie Bites with a Secret Do you love Brownie Bites?  They are this perfect little dessert that is indulgent but easy on the waistline.  Well, these Brownie Bites have a SECRET!  They are a little healthier than the average brownie bite.  They have all the yumminess of a rich cakey brownie, with the goodness of pumpkin!  Yes, I said it, pumpkin.  No, you don’t taste pumpkin, you only taste the chocolate. One of the other things I love so {Read More}

Bare Autumn Trees – Paper Bag Trees

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  Bare Autumn Trees – Paper Bag Trees These cute Bare Autumn Trees (Paper Bag Trees) are not only adorable, but Kid Friendly.  I made these trees with my girls.  They had so much fun and of course it was a great way to pass the time and get a little mommy/daughter conversation going. The first step is to use a regular paper bag, lay it out flat (folded) and cut 1 inch cut strips from the opening end to {Read More}

Housecleaning on a Schedule – With FREE Printable Chart

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Housecleaning on a Schedule How do you keep your house clean without spending all day cleaning it?  My best tip, is to do a little each day.  Each day will take an hour or less, when kept up.  And just think, one hour a day for a clean house all week! Here are the basics: Every day of the week, there will be some things that just need to be done, so these will be Daily on the list.  These {Read More}

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