Stuffed Pepper Soup

January 15, 2018

Holy moly it's cold outside! When I left the house for work this morning (well, on the morning I wrote this post anyway) it was 20 degrees outside! It's onyl 4 degrees warmer now at 1:30 in the afternoon. Fortunately, I have stuffed pepper soup in a bread bowl for lunch today. I bring the […]

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Three Tips for Moms Getting Ready to Buy Their First Home

January 12, 2018

As a devoted mom, you are simply over the moon about becoming a home buyer. After years of renting, you cannot wait to let your kids choose the colors to paint their rooms, have your very own backyard and have something that is truly yours — not a landlord’s. While you are understandably beyond excited […]

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Book Review: Just Between Us by Rebecca Drake

January 8, 2018

Rebecca Drake's newest novel will be released tomorrow, January 9. And this is a book you are going to want to pick up. What would you do for your friends? How far would you go to protect them? In this emotional thriller, Drake looks at the friendship between four women and just what they will […]

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What Questions Should You Really Ask When Buying A Bed?

December 28, 2017

Your bed is one of the most significant products in your house since we spend 1/3rd of our lives sleeping and we sleep for 8 hours per day. Your bed provides you with a good night’s sleep after a hard day at work. When you have a nice and comfortable bed, you can be sure […]

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Ways to Relax and Destress at the End of Your Work Week

December 20, 2017

The best way to destress after a long week at work is to use stress management techniques. Your stress hormones won’t simply disappear by themselves over the weekend. You have to do something to wind down and start recovering from all the things that bothered you during the week. You also have to let go […]

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5 Tips for Sticking to Your Calorie Limits

December 18, 2017

A lot of people out there have their own weight loss or weight gain regime (the former one is more prevalent though). They have their fixed diet and exercise routine so that they can achieve their fitness goals. However, many people have issues sticking to their diet or exercise regimen. If you want to join […]

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3 Errors to Avoid When Planning a Winter Road Trip

December 15, 2017

With the holiday season already in full swing, many folks are likely in the final stages of preparing for upcoming trips to visit friends and family. Of course, if you plan on driving to your holiday destination, it's important to avoid some common mistakes that could lead to an accident or breakdown. Here are three […]

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The best pillows that actually won’t go flat – GIVEAWAY until January 10, 2018

December 12, 2017

If you are like me, you have spent the majority of your adult life trying to get your sleeping area just right. And if you are like me, you have failed time and time again. I have insomnia. It takes me forever to fall asleep because I just can't get comfortable enough to get my […]

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3 Effective Ways to Get Kids More Involved in the Home

December 7, 2017

When you were a kid, you probably had a list of chores you had to get done on a regular basis. From feeding the pets to mowing the lawn, you were expected to pitch in around the house. Now that you have your own kids, you want them to be involved in their home and […]

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How Insomnia Disturbs Your Sex Life And How To Beat It

December 6, 2017

Insomnia is a real downer. It can negatively impact all aspects of your life. You’re tired, grouchy, not motivated. You begin to think only about sleep. It can affect you both mentally and physically as your body attempts to fight the effects of sleep deprivation. Something that you might not know could be affected is […]

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Can Sleeping on a Bad Mattress Affect Your Body?

November 14, 2017

Research shows that despite spending almost a third of our lives in bed, we still haven’t got it quite right when it comes to shopping for a mattress. Don't get me wrong; I'm not saying that we don’t know the importance of getting a comfortable mattress. I know that you love the feel of using […]

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Are You Living a Healthy Lifestyle? 4 Tips to Improve Your Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health

November 9, 2017

The media, doctors, and even our mothers seemingly all agree on one thing: living a healthy lifestyle is important. Nearly everywhere we go, we are admonished to adopt good habits.  Why exactly is it important, and what does it really take to live this way? Does it mean that you just need to perform a few exercises […]

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Book Review: Origin by Dan Brown

November 6, 2017

I have no idea why Dan Brown gets a bad rap sometimes in the literary world. I really enjoy his books. I appreciate the research and thought that goes into constructing the plots and bring to life the art and architecture. Plus, I love puzzles. Origin takes us to Spain, where we get a look […]

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4 Things Aspiring Bartenders Need to Know Now

October 30, 2017

So, you’re done with the 9-5 corporate job.  You want a more exciting career; one that has flexible hours, advancement opportunities, and pays you to have fun, talk with people, and enjoy your life. Bartending is a popular career choice, especially among those in their twenties.  However, while bartending is fun, all aspiring bartenders should […]

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Introvert Exhaustion

October 25, 2017

I've been gone a while.  I needed to do some major reprioritizing in my life. And I can't do that if I'm continuing to do all of the things I have decided I will do. So I left. But I'm back. I think. This is a long one so hang with me here. I like […]

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Make Your Own Canvas Light Project

October 20, 2017

  About The Author: Callum Mundine is the co-owner of a small family owned lighting design business L.E.D World in Australia. They specialise in LED Track Lighting and Art Gallery Lighting. In his spare time, he likes to create DIY projects (like this one) with his children. Making your own wall-art is the perfect way […]

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8 Essentials for the Modern Kitchen

October 17, 2017

It’s easy to be swayed and entranced by (quite literally) the shiny new tool for your kitchen. No matter where you look, there seems to be new must-have tools coming up every day. And yet, all that you need to create delicious, heartwarming and memorable meals can be boiled down to some standard, tried-and-true products. […]

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Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday: Which is Best For You?

October 9, 2017

Thanksgiving once meant relaxing with friends and family around a big turkey dinner, but now includes waiting in line in the middle of the night for our favorite stores to open the doors for big sales. Black Friday is a booming business with Adobe Insights tracking that Black Friday hit $3.34 billion in 2016 alone. […]

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5 Creative Ice Breakers for Meeting In-Laws

September 25, 2017

Dress to impress, be polite and come with a gift are just some of the rules you should follow when meeting your future in-laws for the first time. But there’s more to meeting your intended’s parents than dressing up and playing nice. The first meeting should make a big impression, and a good one at […]

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7 Ways to Help Hurricane Victims

September 19, 2017

(Family Features) Natural disasters come in multiple forms and can quickly devastate many lives in a matter of moments. While they all can cause nightmares for those affected, few are as powerful and destructive as hurricanes. That’s why, when hurricanes make landfall and wreak havoc, help is immediately needed and accepted by the people and […]

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4 Steps to Take if Your Wallet Is Lost or Stolen

September 5, 2017

Your odds of losing your wallet are higher than you might think. An estimated one in ten people will lose their wallet over the next five years. If you do lose your wallet, your odds of having it returned are only about one in five, and the chances are one in two that your money […]

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Rock Doctor Granite Cleaning Supplies Review

August 30, 2017

If you are anything like me, cleaning your countertops isn’t your top priority every day. But, what if I told you that you could keep your countertops looking brand-spankin’ new in only a few minutes each day with Rock Doctor? Rock Doctor Granite Cleaner really changed the way that I clean my kitchen countertops, because […]

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Book Review: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

August 29, 2017

I love a good thriller. And The Kind Worth Killing was a thriller that did not disappoint. At the outset of the book this seems like an updated version of Strangers on a Train. Only the strangers meet on a plane, or more specifically in an airport bar. But this is defnitely not a reboot […]

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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette Review

August 22, 2017

Whenever a new eyeshadow palette comes out, I spend a lot of time trying to decide if I will truly use the palette and want the palette before I buy it. In truth, I have enough eyeshadow to last me the rest of my life! So I try to be discerning when shopping for new […]

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How to Keep Your Kids Safe Around Water

August 21, 2017

Pools are a great way to increase your property value, stay cool during the hot summer months and have a great time with your family. But pools also are dangerous, especially for kids. It doesn't take much time or water for kids to drown or get hurt around the pool. To keep your kids safe, […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

August 18, 2017

This was one of those books I wasn't sure if I wanted to read or not, but I kept hearing about it and seeing it pop up everywhere, so I gave it a shot – and I can tell you that this turned into one of those books that changed the way I see the […]

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Tidy Back-to-School Organizing

August 17, 2017

(Family Features) With shopping that needs to be done and supplies that need to be gathered for busy days ahead, preparing for the back-to-school season can descend into near chaos for many parents. When long school days leave little time for organization and decluttering, any home can quickly become a mess. According to a survey […]

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5 Fun Ways to Promote Tween Confidence

August 16, 2017

(Family Features) Experts say a significant drop in self-esteem happens between ages 9-12. Instilling confidence in kids during these pivotal years can start with action-oriented activities that promote family time and conversation. "Simple tasks like doing a good deed for others, learning something new or accomplishing a goal, goes a long way in boosting self-esteem […]

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Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy School Days

August 15, 2017

(Family Features) When the school year rolls around, switching from pool to school means finding simpler ways to kick off the day with healthy and nutritious options. Preparing feel-good breakfasts can be as easy as picking and putting together the right ingredients, if you know where to buy them. At grocery stores like ALDI, parents […]

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How Deep Can You Go when Digging in Your Backyard?

August 8, 2017

There are so many zoning regulations involved in owning property, and sometimes it can be hard to keep up with the details on what you are allowed (and not allowed) to do on your own land. While having professional surveyors in (like One Search Locators, is a good first step, you still need to […]

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Answers on the Internet: 6 Free Online Learning Resources for Teens

August 4, 2017

In the informational age, there are online resources for nearly all aspects of your teen’s life, from academic studies and test prep to personal health, lifestyle and safety. As a parent, you should become acquainted with the online programs best suited for your teen’s needs. Learning-based websites will not only provide educational content, but they […]

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Answers on the Internet: 6 Free Online Learning Resources for Teens

August 4, 2017

  In the informational age, there are online resources for nearly all aspects of your teen’s life, from academic studies and test prep to personal health, lifestyle and safety. As a parent, you should become acquainted with the online programs best suited for your teen’s needs. Learning-based websites will not only provide educational content, but […]

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Smart Meals for Busy Families

August 3, 2017

(Family Features) Ease your way into a busy new school year with easy dishes you can prepare and serve in minutes. Time-saving and delicious dinners allow you to enjoy valuable family meals without sacrificing precious time in the kitchen. One smart way to pull together flavorful meals when you’re pinched for time is to keep […]

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Pan that Palette Update #7

August 1, 2017
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Fun, summer ‘jobs’ the kids might not hate

July 25, 2017

  As we’re well and truly in summer break now, you might be running out of ideas of things for the kids to do. A clever way of killing two birds with one stone is to suggest a job that’s cunningly disguised a fun activity! There may be varying levels of success with this tactic, […]

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What every woman wants from a man – the grown up version

July 19, 2017

I was browsing Pinterest for wedding ideas and ran across this graphic. And I felt an intense need to clarify completely rewrite it. While this list may have been relevant when I was about 13 or 14 years old, it just seems ridiculous and silly, for the most part, now. So, let's grow this up […]

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