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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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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

12 Wreaths To Make For Easter

March 2, 2018 | No Comments

Part of the fun of Easter is decorating your home in bright and cheerful pastels and spring designs. And, the only thing better than decorating is being able to make your own wreath. We’ve pulled together 12 adorable wreaths to make for Easter that will brighten the doorway of any home. Wood Slice Easter Wreath […]

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Top 5 Myths About Low Carb Diets

March 1, 2018 | 14 Comments

Top 5 Myths About Low Carb Diets When it comes to weight loss, there are several diets making the rounds. Some of them may be effective and some of them not. And then there’s low carb diet- probably the most popular weight loss diet plans that are implemented by people looking to get back in […]

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10 Healthy Paleo Dinners

March 1, 2018 | 5 Comments

Keto and Paleo are two of the biggest trends in weight loss right now, so I’ve put together a list of 10 Healthy Paleo Dinners to get you eating like a caveman(or woman).  If you’re not familiar with the Paleo Diet, it’s pretty easy to follow:  No wheat, grains, sugar, soy, milk, cheese, cream, peanuts, […]

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Green Foods for St. Patrick’s Days

February 26, 2018 | 3 Comments

Green Foods for St Patrick’s Day When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, you can find the color green pretty much everywhere.  Green clothes, green decorations, green beer, and yes green foods.  I’ve pulled together a fun list of green foods to help you celebrate this lucky day.  Which one is your favorite?   Grasshopper […]

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Ling Ling Asian Food Is A Time Saver For Busy Moms

February 26, 2018 | No Comments

I first told you about Ling Ling Asian Food in my Chinese New Year post, but I have continued to turn to Ling Ling Fried Rice as an easy to prepare after work/school dish that the kids love.  It’s tough, I work full-time and don’t get off until 5pm, so by the time I pick […]

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Cirque Italia is coming to Sanford, Florida 3/8-3/11

February 26, 2018 | No Comments

Sponsored Post Next weekend, I am excited to attend Cirque Italia at the Seminole Towne Center (just a short drive across the bridge from Volusia County).   Cirque Italia now has two traveling shows and for the first time ever, the new Gold Unit is coming to Sanford, FL! With it’s state of the art […]

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Shamrock Slow Falling Busy Bottle ~ Great For Sensory Play

February 22, 2018 | 3 Comments

Shamrock Slow Falling Busy Bottle There are some days that I would just love it if my kids could be calm for 15-20 minutes so that I could do things around the house without the fear that they are going to get into something or do something that they aren’t supposed to. They like sensory […]

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Dublin Coddle ~ Perfect St. Patty’s Day Dish

February 20, 2018 | 1 Comment

This Dublin Coddle is so good, you will want to serve it more often than just St. Patrick’s Day.  What is a Dublin Coddle you ask?  Typically, a Dublin Coddle is a stew-like Irish comfort food designed to use up leftovers and made with things such as salty bacon, sausages, and potatoes. Ingredients: 4 cups […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Bark That The Kids Will Love!

February 18, 2018 | 3 Comments

This is so good, that it should be made year round, but I thought it was perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. My kids love Lucky Charms, so this is a huge hit! 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 cups green candy melts 2 tbsp coconut oil 1 cup marshmallow cereal (we chose Lucky Charms) Green […]

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8 Tips For Surviving an Active Shooter Situation In Your School or Workplace

February 16, 2018 | No Comments

First off I want to say that first and foremost my thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  I cannot possibly imagine what they are going through.  Over the last couple of days, I’ve found myself thinking of the kids […]

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