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Easter Favorites – Easy Peasy Brownies!


If your family is like my family you LOVE brownies!! The problem is I don’t have much time to bake from scratch so I figured I would share this easy peasy brownie recipe that is sure to please. And just think about it – you don’t even have to tell anyone it’s not homemade. Brownie Pick your favorite brownie mix (mine is Ghirardelli Chocolate Chunk) Make the brownies per package directions Topping Simple

Easter Basket Ideas For All Ages!


What do you place in Easter baskets for different ages?  Does it have to be candy and chocolate rabbits? Does it have to eggs and jellybeans? According to modern times, the answer is No.  Taking a poll of people is always interesting because you never know how it will turn out. Here are some of the answers we received when people were asked what should be placed in an Easter basket? Books

#FREE Printable Valentine’s Day Cards!


Don’t you just love FREE??  Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so this is FREEBIE that comes in handy.  Right now the The Company Store is providing 2 free Valentine’s Day cards that can be colored and given away to that special someone.  Why not print your favorite the “heart card” or “owl be yours” …can’t decide – that’s okay why not print them both!  :-) #FREE Printable Valentine’s

Yummy Devil’s Food Cupcakes and Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting!

Devil's Food

I don’t know about you but cupcakes are something that never gets old.  My kids and hubby love them all year long.  I just had to share this awesome recipe…we are making them for Valentine’s Day this year…but you need not worry…just change out the decorations and these work all year long! Devil’s Food Cupcakes Ingredients: ¾ cup boiling water ¾ cup cocoa powder ¾ cup

White Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Sticks ~ Easy Recipe!


Here is a quick idea for Valentine’s Day that you can make with your kids … they will love making it and eating it plus they look cute too! Ingredients: 1 package white Almond Bark Pretzel Rods Sprinkles   Directions: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt the chocolate according to the directions on the package. Dip one end of the pretzel rod into the chocolate,

52  Super Bowl Party Ideas


We are all getting ready for the big day this weekend. Have you planned for it? It’s a big deal. Here’s some great party ideas that will help get you thinking that direction.  Babbel has 17 great Super Bowl party ideas. From a watermelon helmet to great big pretzels you will find fun that is to be had here!  Madame Deals has tons of great food ideas in case you’re still looking for yummy

10 Of The Best Super Bowl Recipes Ever!


I’ve been tweaking and trying out new Super Bowl recipes this week. So far I’ve loved what I have made. I thought I’d share some of the great recipes with you today. Super Bowl Recipes Buffalo Chicken Ranch Dip is so unbelievably yummy. You can eat it with chips or make a sandwich out of it. I did both to try it out! Even better you can make it in a slow cooker and let it simmer and get hotter as

Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids ~ DIY!


Kids love Valentine’s Day and they love crafts. Crafting and kids just goes together. So we found some great easy crafts that you can do with your kids. Check them out below! The first one we found was on Extraordinary Mommy. She has 10 great crafts in one blog post and boy they are cute ones too! We then jumped over to How Joyful where she has some cute wraps that you can make Valentine’s

Jumping Rope is Good Exercise For Kids ~ Green Toys Eco-Friendly Jump Rope for $10.99!


Jumping rope is a good activity. Remember it when you were a kid? You’ll find tons of people doing it in the gym. Jumping a rope is a good way to build up cardio fitness and endurance. For kids, it is a fun way to spend time outdoors at play. They get to laugh and burn calories at the same time for better health. This jump rope from Green Toys Jump Rope is a good beginner rope for any

Stevia ~ The Super Sugar Substitute!


We have all heard about the detrimental health effects of sugar. What if you need something sweet but don’t want to ruin your health? One alternative that has come about is Stevia. It is being called the “super sugar substitute.” What Is Stevia? Stevia is a natural sweetener and an alternative to sugar. It is produced from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant. These leaves have

10 Ways To Lose Weight Without Joining a Gym!


Did you make a decision to lose weight this New Year? Here’s some great help for you. These are 10 articles that will help you do different things to increase your weight loss. Check them out! This article by Docikilah has tackled the 8 myths and facts about losing weight. He has great insight! SpryLiving gives you 3 superfast workouts you can do at lunch, even at your desk to help your weight

Yummy Cupcake Recipes ~ Kindle Style!


Cupcakes are a perfect treat for any special day. Here is a list of some great kindle books that will help you make cupcakes for any occasion. The Betty Crocker The Big Book of Cupcakes (Betty Crocker Big Book) by Betty Crocker ~ $13.30 Cupcakes (Cupcake And Frosting Recipes) by Sara Winlet  ~ $2.99 The Cupcake Factory – Easy & Delicious Cupcakes & Frosting Recipes (Plus Christmas

What’s In Your Wardrobe? ~ Some Alternative’s to the Little Black Dress!


The one thing that most women have in their wardrobe is a little black dress. It works for formal occasions on so many levels. But, everyone has seen that dress probably more times than one!  What else can you add to your wardrobe that stuns? Here are some alternatives to the classic little black dress. Give That Dress a Rest Often referred to as simply “LBD”, the little black dress has gotten

Snack Time for Kids ~ Heart Healthy Snacks Are Fun!


I remember when my kids were little, they loved snack time!!  I know that it is so easy to reach for a bag of chips or a box of cookies instead of something healthy, but if your children are like my kids were, they didn’t mind getting healthy snacks because they did taste good and many times, the could help make them with me. Need a few ideas on some “healthy snack” alternatives, we’ve listed

Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe


In our household my hubby is the baker … and we love it when he makes cookies. Here is a great recipe for those of you that are wanting to cut back on Gluten but not cut back on taste! Ingredients 2 eggs 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened 1/4 cup shortening 2 cups Bisquick® Gluten Free mix 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon Cooking Directions Preheat your oven to 375°F.

Happiness as a Second Language: A Guidebook to Achieving Lasting, Permanent Happiness ~ $4.99!


Happiness always seems like a buzzword. Can anyone be said to be truly happy? Maybe the truth resides in the meaning of the word. Learning to speak the language of happiness may make all the difference in how you approach this concept in your own life. Explore a better more fulfilling life in “Happiness as a Second Language: A Guidebook to Achieving Lasting, Permanent Happiness.” In this book,

“Tough Love” ~ Not So Easy But Necessary!


The term tough love may not be all that familiar these days. Many years ago, the term tough love indicated a need for an individual to exude a stern, firm, and sometimes harsh demeanor toward a loved one. Was this so that the individual could be abusive? Most certainly not – tough love has the best interests of a loved one at heart whether it be our children, family member or friend. Nowadays,

Let’s Get Organized ~ Tips and Tricks for Organizing Your Home!


Let’s get our homes organized this year! It’s that time of year. The time to make resolutions and promise that this year is the year to get organized. Well, what is holding you back? Here’s lots of great tips and tricks to get your kitchen, bathroom, office and well, your home in order. Check out these great posts we’ve put together from some other bloggers to help you organize everything from your

Sweet and Spicy Pecans Recipe


We love nuts in our household so I am always on the lookout for quick and easy recipes to change them up a bit.  Here is a recipe that doesn’t take too much effort and gives a nice “kick” to regular pecans. Sweet and Spicy Pecans Ingredients 4 cups pecan halves 1/3 cup natural cane sugar 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary 1 tablespoon sea salt, plus more to taste 1/2 teaspoon freshly

DanceX: Fun Dance & Exercise for Kids with Great Music ~ $14.69!


Our kids today are face with an epidemic – childhood obesity. The availability of fast but unhealthy foods and technology that leads to sedentary ways both work to increase the issues that may face our kids at an early age including heart problems and diabetes. Foster an active lifestyle for them and yourself by making it fun to work out and get moving. DanceX is a great DVD that uses an activity