Ramp Up Breakfast with Morning Protein

January 4, 2017

(Family Features) Families across America want to make sure that they’re starting the day strong, and getting enough high-quality protein in the morning is a simple way to do so. A breakfast with protein is a great way to energize the morning, and adding it to your family’s routine doesn’t have to be complicated. Simply […]

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Win the Urban Decay Ammo Palette – Pan That Palette 2017

January 2, 2017
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I have decided to do a Pan that Palette for 2017. Actually, I'm going to try to pan two palettes.   The first is Too Faced Matte Eyes The second is Urban Decay Ammo Check out the video for more details. And for a special giveaway! ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE – Urban Decay Ammo Palette […]

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Visit New Orleans, Branson or Orlando for Under $500 for One Week

December 29, 2016

Looking for a vacation to escape the cold? Try out a timeshare resale rental in popular vacation destinations like New Orleans, Branson and Orlando. Timeshare resale rentals are available online for as little as $100 for one week! Great for those who’ve had their bank accounts drained from all that Christmas shopping. How is this […]

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Books read in 2016 and 2017 reading goals

December 27, 2016
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I didn't reach my goal of reading 30 books in 2016. I only read 23. I was terrible at posting reviews. So I will put up reviews for the books I haven't yet. I will also link to those reviews I have done. 2017 Goals: I am going to aim for 30 books again in […]

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Ipsy Glam Bag Review December 2016

December 23, 2016
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December's Ipsy Glam Bag was pretty good. The bag NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in  Punk Heart $6 REN Clean Skincare Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask Full Size $55, Sample Value $13.50 Marc Anthony True Professional Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco Deep Hydrating Treatment $3 Josie Maran Cosmetics Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer Full Size $26, Sample Value $12 […]

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Boxycharm December 2016

December 22, 2016
Boxycharm December 2016

I am always so stinkin' excited when my Boxycharm arrives. The box costs $21 and I always get well more than that in value. The item I was most excited about was the eyeshadow palette I heard rumored to be in the box. The Buff Collection from Pure Cosmetics retails for $50. On the left […]

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Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara – Best of the drugstore?

December 21, 2016
Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara

I recently received Maybelline's Colossal Big Shot Mascara from Influenster to review. This is a product I have barely even glanced at in the drugstore because I have been extremely disappointed with all of the Maybelline mascaras I have tried in the past. Falsies, Big Eyes, Pumped Up – all huge duds. But I'm willing […]

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Top Articles of 2016

December 20, 2016
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These are the top articles from this blog for 2016 10. Pizza Rolls – Kid Friendly Recipe 9. Jamba Juice Orange Dream Machine Taste Alike Healthier Recipe 8. Rental Decorating – Home Office 7. Chili's Cinnamon Apples 6. Cooking with Campbell's – Stove Top Chicken Casserole 5. Rental Decorating Tips on a Budget 4. Rental […]

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German Potato Salad

December 16, 2016
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We all want to feed our children the best and healthiest meals. But let’s face it: sometimes it gets tough to find a food that our kids love, that isn’t filled with preservatives, artificial colors or flavors, and that is also packed with nutrients. Really, does such a food actually exist? One that satisfies little […]

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6 Often Overlooked Aspects of a Kitchen Remodeling Budget

December 15, 2016
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Before you can begin planning out your brand-new kitchen, it's very important that you come up with a realistic budget. Of course, you can't do that unless you understand all of the expenses which go into that budget. It's easy to include aspects such as contractor fees, time, and materials, but there are many other […]

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Nail Polish Declutter

December 13, 2016

This is the final leg of my declutter series. Nail polish. I have way too much nail polish and I managed to cut down by more than half!

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November Makeup and Beauty Empties

December 6, 2016
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Project Polish Update #2

December 1, 2016

My goal is to finish an entire sample wheel of polishes. I'm actually really surprised at how fast the project is moving along.  

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Holiday Stress Relief 101

November 30, 2016
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Festive lights? Check. Carolers? Check. More family gatherings than you can count? Check. A stress headache that just won’t go away? You know it. The holidays are upon us and with them comes wonderful foods and family traditions as well as a heaping helping of stress and tension. If you start experiencing a general sense […]

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Give Thanks for the Slow Cooker

November 24, 2016

(Family Features) Want to spend more time with loved ones this Thanksgiving? Ditch the perfectly timed oven schedule and put your slow cooker to work. It’ll deliver the familiar flavors of your favorite holiday stuffing, sauces and desserts in a new, more convenient way. “Take advantage of the hassle-free slow cooker for sides and desserts […]

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How to Know When Your Home Lighting Needs Updating

November 23, 2016
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While old, flickering, decaying lighting is a staple of haunted house design, it’s not what you want in your beautiful, contemporary home. Whether you’re preparing for your year-end decluttering or you’re just in the mood for an update, be sure to take a look at your lighting. While some light fixtures will last for decades, […]

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Pineapple Glazed Ham

November 20, 2016

Merry Made Easy Simple tips for holiday entertaining (Family Features) The holidays are the time of year when families and friends come together, and when special moments and memories are plentiful. This year, instead of just letting the holidays happen, make them happen by embracing the season. No matter how or where you celebrate, sometimes […]

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Eyeshadow Palette Recommendations

November 19, 2016

Are you looking for the perfect eyeshadow palette? Look no further! Here are all of my recommendations for the best eyehadow palette for any occasion and price range.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

November 17, 2016
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This book has been on my reading list for a very long time. It was just so hyped up in my mind that I was afraid to read it especially after a recent experience with another book that was highly anticipated and left me disappointed, The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters. My Audible credit came […]

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Eyeshadow Declutter

November 16, 2016

The most stressful and nerve wracking makeup declutter is finally here. Eyeshadow is my favorite makeup product so it is so difficult for me to part with anything. But what good is an eyeshadow palette doing just living in a drawer?

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Create Lifelong Memories With an Annual Camping Trip

November 2, 2016

  Starting your own family traditions enables you to create valuable memories that you and your children can cherish for a lifetime. Typically, traditions are carried down from generation to generation, but when creating your own they often happen by accident. For instance, they can be sparked by a funny situation that is fondly remembered […]

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Sephora Play! October 2016

November 2, 2016
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This will be my last Sephora Play! box. Check out my video to hear why! Products in the box: All products are sample size. Price listed is for the full size product. Verb Leave-in Mist $14 Too Cool for School Egg Mellow Cream $36 Skin Inc Pure Revival Peel $55 Nudestix Intense Matte Lip + […]

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Modern Grunge look to Old School Grunge look

October 28, 2016

The first look in the video is a modern grunge look perfect for fall. Then we will build on this super simple look and turn it into an old school 90s grunge look. Both are incredibly easy looks to do!

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Boxycharm October 2016

October 26, 2016

Products in the box: Luxie Beauty Eye Blender Brush Pack $36.00 Temptu Shimmer Bronzer $29.50 Briogio Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant $24.00 Starlooks Ultra Matte Lip Paint $19.00 Iby Beauty Three's Company Trio Eye Shadow $19.00 This box cost $21.00 and was worth $127.50. Check out Boxycharm here.  

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Want to Be a Mompreneur? 5 Key Personality Traits You Need for Success

September 27, 2016
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You already juggle so much for your family on any given day. But that desire for something more is nagging and the drive to make a positive impact by creating your own business is hard to ignore. But while all moms can multi-task, we aren't all cut out to be entrepreneurs. It takes a specific […]

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Ipsy Glam Bag September 2016

September 23, 2016
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  Ipsy's September theme was Glamazon. And the bag did not dissapoint. Products in the bag: Eyeko Eye Do Eyeliner, Full Size $20, Sample Value $10 IT Cosmetics Superher Mascara, Full Size $24, Sample Value  $13 NUXE Moisturizing Mask Crème Fraîche de Beauté, Full Size $25, Sample Value $8 Christie Brinkley® Authentic Skincare Complete Clarity […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Wicked Summer by Roma Brooks

September 21, 2016
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Wicked Summer by Roma Brooks is a Cape Harriet Novel. The Bloom family travels to Cape Harriet, a seaside town in Virginia, for a summer vacation that should create lifelong memories as they celebrate Mary's 60th birthday.   Before I get into my review of the book, let me recommend to you that you have […]

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Everything Under $10 – The Best Drugstore Makeup

September 20, 2016
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These are all my favorite drugstore products! Products mentioned: Maybelline Master Prime Blur + Smooth Primer Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation NYX HD Photo Concealer in Glow elf contour palette Milani Prep Set and Go Milani Blush in Tea Rose Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in Peach Lights Wet n Wild Photofinish Eye […]

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Modern White Dresses for Your “Must Have” Shopping List Next Month

September 14, 2016
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by Cathy Habas What’s so great about white dresses? Everything! You won’t find a more neutral color, so white dresses are wonderfully easy to accessorize. With the right design, you can get a lot of use out of a single white dress, going from a casual look to red carpet-worthy style with a little creativity. […]

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Achieve Bedtime Bliss: Sleep Trackers That Will Improve Your Slumber

September 13, 2016
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  Health and fitness monitors allow you to better acquaint yourself with the mechanics and patterns of your body. Just as you collect data from your daytime activities, you should also keep track of your sleep-specific patterns and habits. A good night's sleep will yield a more energized and refreshed self. Sleep cycle monitors provide […]

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Cleaning Schedules for Busy or Working Moms

September 8, 2016
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If you are like me, cleaning is not your favorite thing to do. In fact, it's not something I really want to do ever. But it has to be done. So in an effort to try to make things a bit easier on my, I created this cleaning schedule. Anyone can use it, but it […]

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NARS All Day Weightless Luminous Foundation Review and Wear Test

September 8, 2016
NARS All Day Weightless Luminous Foundation Review

The NARS All Day Weightless Luminous Foundation and I had a rocky start, but now it's one of my all time favorite foundations. At $48 for 1 oz it is not what I would call an affordable option. However, for the tiny amount you need to use, I think the price is well worth it. […]

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Finish 13 by Halloween – Update 1

September 6, 2016
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I'm making a lot of progress with these products but I still have a long way to go with some of them! Products mentioned: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector Smash Full Exposure Mascara Laura Geller Glam Lash Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer Too Faced Hangover Face […]

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Project Polish Introduction

August 31, 2016
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I have been inspired to really focus on using the makeup and beauty products that I have. I usually don't want to use up my favorite proucts. I want to keep them. But I'm trying to change my thinking. These products do go bad. And I would feel worse if I missed out on using […]

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