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}

Weight Loss: A Gift to Myself

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  Weight Loss: A Gift to Myself Weight Loss….Losing Weight….Dieting….Exercise, these are all words and phrases that strike fear in many women.  I started on the journey ALONE (as do most women).  I have tried in the past so many times, and failed.  So, this time, I wasn’t telling anyone what I had planned.  I hated the disappointed sighs I would get when I would fail.  Not this time!  This time, I was bound and determined to do this in {Read More}

Food Lion 10/15

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Meat/Seafood 93% Lean Ground Beef, per pound: $4.99 Aidelis Sausage, 12oz: $4.99 Beef Flank Steak, per pound: $7.49 Beef Shoulder Roast, per pound: $4.49 Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops, per pound: $3.49 Bubba Fresh Bratwurst or Italian Sausage Grillers, 16oz: $4.49 Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs, per pound: $0.99 Food Lion Fish Fillets, 12oz: $3.99 Food Lion Meatballs, 14oz: $2.99 Food Lion Shrimp, 16oz: $10.99 Food Lion Sliced Bacon, 16oz: $3.49 Gwaltney Roll Sausage, 16oz: $1.99 Land O’Frost Premium Lunch Meats, {Read More}

HT – 10/15

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EVIC HT Eggs, 18 ct , Limit 2 $1.77 Buy 10 Get $2 Off College Inn Broth, 32 oz $2.00 wyb 10 Final Price: $1.80 Del Monte Fruit Cups, 4 ct $2.00 $1/2 Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers or Fruit Cup Snacks, exp. 10/26/14 (RP 08/03/14 #2) wyb 10 , after instant savings Final Price: $0.80 Del Monte Fruit Squeezer, 4 ct $2.00 $1/2 Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers or Fruit Cup Snacks, exp. 10/26/14 (RP 08/03/14 #2) wyb 10 {Read More}

Kroger – 10/15

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Meat/Seafood/Deli Ball Park Franks, 15 oz: $2 Gwaltney Hot Dogs, 16 oz: $1 Gwaltney Bologna, 12 oz: $1 Heritage Farm Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs, per lb: 0.99 Pork Chops, per lb: $1.99 Heritage Farm Boneless Chicken Breasts, per lb: $1.99 Heritage Farm Chicken Leg Quarters, 10 lb bag: $4.90 Produce Peaches, Yellow, per lb: $1.49 Eggplant, ea: 0.99 Grapes, White, Seedless, per lb: $1.48 Grapes, Red, Seedless, per lb: $1.48 Grapes, Black, Seedless, per lb: $1.48 Tomatoes, On The Vine, {Read More}

CampusBookRentals: Help “Give a Child a Smile”

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CampusBookRentals: Help “Give a Child a Smile” It is BACK TO SCHOOL TIME!  Those college text books can get REALLY pricey.  There are ways to get around these prices, you can buy used, you can rent or you can borrow. If you are checking out your options, you should check out Campus Book Rentals. You can rent text books for a fraction of the cost of buying them! I checked the prices on some more popular books.  One in particular {Read More}

Brylane Home: West Bend Slow Cooker Review and Giveaway

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Brylane Home: West Bend Slow Cooker Review and Giveaway Do you love to Slow Cook?  I have ham in the slow cooker right now, it will make for some yummy ham and biscuits for dinner.  Slow cookers are so versatile.  This West Bend 5-Qt Slow Cooker With Insulated Tote And Lid is one of the most versatile slow cookers I have ever used.  I have a couple of slow cookers in my collection, but this one allows me to travel {Read More}

Hot Black Bean and Corn Dip

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Hot Black Bean and Corn Dip Have you ever had one of those nights where you just wanted something cheesy for dinner?  THIS is perfect for those nights.  It is cheesy and has the added kick from chipotle peppers. Are Chipotle Peppers a new ingredient for you?  If so, you will find them on the isle that has the other Mexican canned items, such as salsa, green chiles and such.    Chipotle peppers in Adobo Sauce are simply roasted jalapeno peppers {Read More}

Grate Chef – Making Your Grilling Season Better

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This post brought to you by Grate Chef, Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine. In much of the country, we are in the grilling season.  Especially with July 4th right around the corner, there will be a LOT of families firing up the grill.  But do you know how to make cleaning your grill grates easier and keep flare ups from ruining your food?  I know for us, it seems that we always ruin our good meat by letting the {Read More}

Very Berry Fairy Water (Spa Water)

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Very Berry Fairy Water Recipe (Also known as Spa Water) Very Berry Fairy Water is quite the hit in my home.  We drink a LOT of water here, and so adding fruit from time to time helps keep the water interesting.  Although I love the lime and cucumber water, it isn’t my family’s favorite.  The family’s favorite is (named by my 8 year old girl, Rachel) Very Berry Fairy Water. Sure, I could make a small amount in a glass, {Read More}

GLUTEN-FREE CHEESY HERB WAFFLES RECIPE

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Image Source: http://media.abesmarket.com/media/scoop/article/waffles_header.jpg Who doesn’t love a little breakfast for dinner? Eggs, pancakes and bacon at night? We’re in! But what about dinner for breakfast? By combining waffles with savory ingredients like cilantro, parsley, black pepper and onion, our pals at Zemas Madhouse Foods have come up with a delicious gluten-free recipe for cheesy herb waffles. Ready to flip time and have dinner in the morning? GLUTEN-FREE CHEESY HERB WAFFLES RECIPES Yields: 10-12 4-inch waffles Ingredients: 1 package Zemas Gluten-Free {Read More}

Black Bean Quinoa Muffins

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Black Bean Quinoa Muffins Over the past few days, we have been looking at Superfoods and trying to incorporate them into your everyday diet.  This is one of my FAVORITE ways to incorporate 2 Superfoods.  That is right…these muffins incorporate TWO Superfoods.  It incorporates Black Beans and Quinoa. Health Benefits of Black Beans? According to WHFoods.com, Black Beans can help regulate blood sugar, improve cardiovascular health and helps your digestive tract.  They even assert “Given the impressive array of antioxidant {Read More}

Easy Strawberry Pie

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Easy Strawberry Pie I love strawberries, and at the end of Summer (when I refuse to believe that I won’t get summer fruit for 6 more months), I buy up as many strawberries as I can.  This is one of my FAVORITE recipes for Strawberry Pie.  It keeps the freshness of the fruit, by not cooking it.  The Strawberry Pie is started with a pie shell that you pre-bake and then fill. You will be amazed at how easy this {Read More}

Christmas Lights for Any Time of Year

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Christmas Lights for ANY Time of Year Birthday Parties are a normal part of my life.  I only have to plan 2 a year, but it seems like those girls of mine are ALWAYS thinking about when theirs will be.  So, I am in the process of planning Rachel’s birthday party now.  She will be turning 9 in June and she knows EXACTLY what she wants.  She wants a Luau party.  She wants part swimming and part slumber party.  It {Read More}

Grab Your Easter Basket from California Delicious

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Easter Baskets at California Delicious I just received my Easter baskets from California Delicious. Totally cute baskets are available. I chose the one above, because my girls are 7 and 8 years old. I have gotten a few baskets from California Delicious at this point and they have all been of such good quality. My youngest (Sami) actually ASKED for me to order their basket from them. Yes, you read that right, my daughters don’t believe in the Easter Bunny {Read More}

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