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Parenting After 40

After fostering for 2 years, I became a forever mom to Morgan and Mason at 42.  I always wanted kids, but I never thought that I would end up here at this point in my life.  At 45, I’m still single and enjoying my crazy, fun filled life with toddlers and infants.  But hey, they […]

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Florida Life

Originally from Indiana, I moved to Florida in 1999 and have lived in Volusia County, Florida ever since.  I love everything about Florida:  the beach, the sunshine, the people and the lifestyle.   Just a short drive from Daytona Beach and Orlando, we truly have the best of both worlds.  

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Getting Healthy

I am on a path to a healthy life style and while not completely there, I’m working through it slowly but surely.  For me, this means cutting out my sugary sodas and substituting with water and tea.  It also means cooking at home more and eating high protein, low carb, no sugar foods that follow […]

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Reviews

I love getting things to review in the mail and helping to spread the word about things that I use and own. As a regular Amazon and online purchaser, I am a big believer in the power of reviews. Very rarely do I buy something without reading the reviews first. All of my reviews are […]

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Latest Posts

Enter to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

October 20, 2017 | No Comments

With the holidays right around the corner, money is often tight. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an extra $100 to spend on the things that you need or better yet, WANT. Well, just enter this giveaway for a super easy chance to win $100 in Paypal Cash or Amazon Gift Card. I don’t know […]

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Halloween Around The World

October 19, 2017 | No Comments

Much of Halloween’s international popularity comes thanks to American influence despite the fact that it isn’t originally an American holiday. You can see this in places like Germany, Japan, and Australia where Halloween has only started catching on in the last few decades and looks very similar to how it is celebrated in the USA. […]

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Fun Halloween Activity Book – Free Printables

October 19, 2017 | No Comments

Halloween is just a little over a week, so get the kids excited with this Fun Halloween Activity Pack. The activity pack includes Halloween Tic Tac Toe, a Halloween Word Find, a Halloween Maze, and 2 Coloring Sheets.  So print them out(click on each photo to print) and and feel free to share the finished […]

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Try Arla Cream Cheese Spread at Publix for FREE This Fall

October 18, 2017 | No Comments

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Arla® Cream Cheese. All opinions are entirely my own. Save some money this fall with this great coupon to try Arla Cream Cheese Spread for FREE at Publix.  I love flavored cream cheese, especially in a dip or spread. Arla Cream Cheese is available […]

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Win a Stamina Products Adjustable Kettle/Versa-Bell

October 18, 2017 | No Comments

Are you hoping to tone up, strengthen and lose some weight?  KettleBells are a great tool for helping to build strength and endurance, particularly in the lower back, legs, and shoulders, while increasing grip strength.   Be careful though because the movements used in kettlebell exercise can be dangerous to those who have back or […]

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Feeling Good After Hysterectomy

October 17, 2017 | No Comments

Two weeks ago today, I had my robotic assisted hysterectomy aka DaVinci.   My surgeon, Dr. Baldwin from Halifax Obstetrics and Gynecology was beyond fantastic.   She was extremely knowledgeable and gave me several options to choose from.  We finally settled on the DaVinci because she felt confident that it would be the least invasive […]

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Mini Pumpkin Turkey Tutorial

October 16, 2017 | 10 Comments

This Mini Pumpkin Tutorial is so easy and fun to do.    Have you visited your local pumpkin patch lately?  Looking for some cute ideas for ways to use the small pumpkins that you picked up.  This Mini Pumpkin Tutorial is super cute and so easy to do.  I decided to put the photos together […]

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10 Tips For Teaching Manners To Children

October 16, 2017 | No Comments

My daughter has been struggling recently with her new routine and I think a big part of it has to do with moving from preschool into Kindergarten.  She was used to being in a classroom environment to a certain extent, but she came from a rough beginning and struggles with ADHD and anxiety among other […]

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10 Amazingly Easy Instant Pot Dishes

October 15, 2017 | No Comments

With 3 kids, a full-time job, a cat and a blog this momma is overworked, overtired, and overstressed.  So, when I get off work the last thing that I want to do when I get home is cook dinner.  That’s why I love these amazingly easy Instant Pot Dishes.   The Instant Pot (commonly known […]

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Easy Pumpkin Spice Dip – Great with fresh fruit or graham crackers

October 13, 2017 | No Comments

Just 6 ingredients are needed to prepare this delicious treat.  Preparation time:  10 minutes 1 package of cream cheese (I used Arla Orginal Cream Cheese Spread) 1 cup of pureed pumpkin (canned) 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 tub of whipped topping such as Cool Whip Mix pumpkin, cream […]

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