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Burlap Spring Wreath

I LOVE spring. So to celebrate I created this Burlap Spring Wreath. First, start with a wreath frame, burlap, a nest, eggs (found at Walmart), and vintage Easter grass (found at DollarTree). Next, wrap the wreath frame with the burlap. I left a bit of it out on both sides to resemble a bow. Then, secure

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake

Typically I hate protein shakes. They’ve pretty much all nearly made me gag. No joke. I think the only one that I’ve enjoyed was laden in sugar and calories (i.e. the Gold’s Gym Peanut butter shake). Not only did it have chocolate syrup as the second ingredient but it was over 600 calories. It makes

9 Tips That Will Save You Hundreds on Hair Care

Believe it or not, hair care is one of my biggest personal expenses. And I would bet that most women would probably say the same thing. Most of us buy product, dyes, shampoo, conditioner, hair tools, serums, hair elastics (where do they all go anyway?), and more. So here are some tips and tricks on

How to be Spontaneous AND Organized Simultaneously

I’m a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants type of girl. I really love spontaneity. As a result, I’ve thought routines weren’t/aren’t for me. Recently, I’ve come to realize that as spontaneous as I love to be, I’ve been using a morning and evening routine for a long time. I also make use of a To-Do list and a calendar. So although I like to do different

Peter Rabbit Candy-Free Easter Basket

In our family, all of the kids (and sometimes the adults) go Easter egg hunting. Everyone usually ends up with quite a bit of candy. To try to make things a little more healthy, a few of my blogging friends and I each created a no-candy Easter basket. (I’ve included photos and links to all of

The Pros and Cons of Refinancing

There are many unique situations when people begin to think about refinancing. My first piece of advice is this: Never make any decision before you have spent plenty of time studying, researching, calculating and recalculating the numbers. Don’t just trust what the brokers say (although some may have your best interest in mind); it’s not

The Best Cream Cheese Frosting

This cream cheese frosting recipe has been in my the family for over 50 years. It’s super creamy, lightly rich, and has a great balance of flavors. We’ve made it for hundreds of people and they always remark on how amazing it is. I was about to call this, ‘The Best Frosting’… until I tasted

How Almost All of Us are Duped Into Paying for Our Cell Phones Twice

I’ve just been duped. Lied to. Cheated…. You may be getting duped as well. Yesterday, I dropped my iPhone 5 really, really, hard on a weird angle and the front split off from the back. It was toast. Totaled. Kaput. So I pulled up my plan and called in for my insurance claim. I had

5 Family Fun Easter Traditions

Easter is one of my favorite holidays. We always get together as a family and celebrate. Here are 5 Family Fun Easter traditions that I adore! 1- Buying Easter dresses/outfits. While growing up, before Easter my mom would take us to the mall and we would get to pick out an Easter outfit. It was

Top 7 Proven Ways to Get Hired

Before my son was born I was an office and hiring manager at a company. Each time I advertised to hire someone, I received over 100 resumes. I interviewed a lot of people. I’ve learned that there are things that can hinder your ability to be hired. There are also ways to increase your chances of getting

You is Kind, You is Smart, You is Important -Free Printable

I love the book and the movie The Help. If you haven’t seen it yet I highly recommend it. In the book and movie the maid, Aibileen Clark, tells the little toddler girl she nannys, Mae Mobley, “You is kind, You is smart, You is important.” The reason why I LOVE these three words is

The Best Lasagna

My mom has been making this lasagna for over 30 years. Every time she or anyone in our family makes it, everyone who tastes it says that it is, ‘the BEST lasagna’ they have tried. Then they usually ask for the recipe which we also give them (we don’t do secret recipes in our family).

Five Reasons Why You Should Be Proud of a Messy House

Before I got pregnant cleaning was pretty easy. I usually kept a clean house and enjoyed  having it that way. During my fourth through nine months I had PGP (you can read about it here) and cleaning became very difficult. Yet, I still managed it for the most part. Then came the newborn stage and,

This Unique Pocket-Sized Device Will Help Protect You and Your Children From Theft, Abductions, Animal Attacks, and Rape

Once in a while I’m reminded of how scary the world can be. The other day my 24-year-old beautiful blonde sister unknowingly went to a very scary part of town in L.A. She was supposed to be meeting family who were from out of town. Nobody realized how dangerous the neighborhood that they agreed to

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