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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

3 Kid-Friendly Healthy Veggie Recipes to Try in 2018

February 11, 2018 | 1 Comment

Kids are incredibly picky eaters. They have the opinion on what they want or don’t want to eat. There may be no apparent logic to this, but it can make cooking a balanced, healthy food a real challenge.  You need to put some fun into the equation when it comes to cooking nutritious food that […]

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5 Chinese New Year Traditions To Start This Year

February 11, 2018 | 26 Comments

This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own. As the kids get older I love starting new traditions that we can have fun with and learn about new cultures.  So, imagine my delight when I found out that Friday, February 16th is the beginning of the Chinese […]

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Make Your Own Candy Hearts For Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

These are so easy and SO Delicious!  Make some this weekend, just in time for Valentine’s Day Ingredients/materials- Wilton plastic heart candy mold Light pink, white and light Cocoa Wilton candy melts Valentine sprinkles Decorating bags Directions- 1. In three separate small microwave safe container’s, melt 1/2 cup of each color candy melt on 50 […]

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Mulberry Paper Rose Tutorial Flower Craft

February 6, 2018 | No Comments

Mulberry Paper Rose Tutorial Flower Craft Project This Mulberry Paper Rose tutorial is an easy craft that you can use for everything from scrapbooking and gift decorations to bridal headpieces and bouquets.  There are many more way to use them, but those are the most popular. Supplies needed: 1. Mulberry paper 2. Craft glue or […]

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7 Tips To Help You Refocus That “Mom Brain”

February 5, 2018 | No Comments

Moms know that “mom” brain is….that time of the morning when you are rushing to get your kids around to school and you leave the house without even thinking of yourself.  Your hair is awry, you may or may not still be in your pajamas and low and behold, at times you may have even […]

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EASY Cheese Ball Recipe

February 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

Ingredients:    (3) 8 oz. Packages of Cream Cheese (4) Bundles of Green Onions (You can use more if your prefer onions.) 1 1/2 – 2 Cups of Shredded Cheddar Cheese (3) Small Packages of Beef Bacon Bits (optional) Crackers of your choice.  (Use celery or any other veggie for a low carb option)  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ […]

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Basket of Flowers Valentines Card

February 2, 2018 | No Comments

Homemade crafts are fun and affordable to make, and this simple tutorial shows that anyone can create a special gift for their Valentine. List of Supplies: 1. Colored Craft Paper – 4-5 different colors including white 2. Scissors (use scissors under adult supervision) 3. Craft Glue 4. Pencil 5. Black Maker Pen Making Process: Step […]

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45 FREE Valentines Day Printables

February 2, 2018 | No Comments

I love getting creative with Valentines gifts, so I just fell in love with the adorable Valentines Day Printables and better yet, they are FREE. Printable Valentines Seed Packets I only have eyes for you Printable Valentine’s Day Racing Car Valentine’s Day Gift For Boys Cupids Arrow Pencil Sprinkled with love Valentine’s Day Printable Whoo’s Crazy […]

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FREE Owl Be Your Valentine Printable Wall Decor

February 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

My daughters loves owls, so I thought it might be as popular with your family as it is with ours. Also, available to print from PDF. Owl be your Valentine

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Sweet and Tangy Pulled BBQ Chicken

February 2, 2018 | 2 Comments

Ingredients: (3) Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Vegetable Oil (1/2) of a small bottle of your favorite BBQ Sauce 1/4 – 1/2 a cup of Brown Sugar (Depending on how sweet you want it.) 1/4 of a cup of Honey Seasoned Salt Hamburger Buns (or use Hawaiian Rolls to make sliders) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My kids just love […]

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