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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

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 | 4 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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8 Ways To Make The Most Of This Friday the 13th

October 11, 2017 | 18 Comments

This year we have a Friday the 13th the same month as Halloween! That sounds pretty lucky if you ask me. With the two days falling so close together it makes Friday the 13th the perfect time for a pre-Halloween Halloween. 800 million dollars are lost from the economy each Friday the 13th as superstitious […]

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Top – Trending Infant Halloween Costumes

October 10, 2017 | 5 Comments

Halloween is one of my favorite times of year.  I love that kids can dress up like their favorite tv characters or go with more traditional characters such as ghosts and goblins.   This year I have 3 munchkins who are going to be dressing up so I have been thinking about this for awhile.   My […]

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12 Fun Pinecone Crafts To Make This Fall

October 7, 2017 | No Comments

The kids and I like to get a little crafty in the fall so these cute pinecone crafts make fun and easy crafts for us to make. Plus, they are the perfect to brighten any decor for the holidays. There are so many different options that I will likely have to do another post with […]

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