Hurricane Preparedness Supplies Checklist

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Hurricane Preparedness With the annual hurricane disasters that hit the US, having the proper supplies on hand has become extremely important. Not having the right thing set aside could mean the difference between your family surviving an onslaught or not. If huge storms have taught us anything, it is to be prepared when the weather turns harsh. Here are some vital hurricane supplies that every family should have on hand if they live in a hurricane risk area: Water and {Read More}

5 Back to School Issues Kids & Parents Face

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5 Back to School Issues Kids & Parents Face Back to school issues seem to come up every year, yet they tend to get overlooked when parents prepare for back to school.  Parents are pretty good about getting the typical things covered. They get the school clothes and stock up on school supplies. The get the paperwork in order and arrange for transportation and after school care when needed. Kids, however, have a whole different set of problems on their {Read More}

Organization Tips for Back to School

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  Organization Tips for Back To School Organization is almost vital, when the kids head back to school and the long days of summer begin to shorten. So many things come at us as parents that trying to do it without some planning and organization is nearly impossible. Here are some outstanding tips to make the transition easier for this coming school year: Get to Bed Earlier A couple weeks before your kids start back to school you should be {Read More}

Top 3: Meal Planning & Delivery Services

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  About 8 weeks ago, I started trying out meal delivery services.  Sure, there is the convenience factor of having everything for my recipes delivered to me each week.  But there was also the variety of recipes.  Trying new things that I wouldn’t normally try.  I generally do not cook any Chinese food, so I don’t have ingredients like fresh ginger, hoisin sauce or sesame oil at the house.  But, now that I have tried some of these recipes, I {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}

Homemade Honey Spelt Bread

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  Homemade Honey Spelt Bread Making bread at home can be one of the most rewarding things you do for your family.  Sometime, take a look at the ingredients on bread you buy.  If you can’t pronounce some of them, it’s time to start making it at home.  Honey Spelt Bread is an easy bread recipe that is great for beginner breadmakers to even the most seasoned baker.  Spelt is an ancient grain that was included in the Old Testament {Read More}

Classic Corn Chowder

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Classic Corn Chowder

Classic Corn Chowder for a Chilly Night It’s getting into colder weather, especially with the blast much of the country is getting today.  That makes it perfect for Classic Corn Chowder.  This is one of my go-to recipes when I want a warm, delicious soup to heat up the house and my family’s bellies.  Rich with fresh corn and potatoes, simmered in a light cream sauce, Classic Corn Chowder is perfect with crusty bread for a complete meal in one {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}

Bacon Trifle

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What’s Better than a Bacon Trifle Nothing! Well, very little. A friend was traveling and posted a picture of bacon parfaits she found at a restaurant. The description was minimal, but the picture looked amazing. I couldn’t find any parfait glasses, but I have a great trifle dish. I took a stab at Bacon Trifle and it was beyond amazing. Homemade barbecued beef, care of my favorite slow cooker, mashed potatoes, cheese, and lots of bacon made for a fantastic {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}

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