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recipesthanksgiving

This hot vodka tea toddy holiday cocktail recipe is part of a sponsored post on behalf of SocialStars and Sweet ‘N Low #donthesitaste Most of the year in Palm Springs it is hot to very hot, meaning I take most of my beverages iced.  So, when November rolls around and

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autumnshoppingthanksgiving

Remain calm.  It’s Black Friday.  Yes, it’s the biggest shopping day/weekend of the year and if want to make it through unscathed you are going to need to prepare.  To avoid having an anxiety attack as you wait in never-ending lines and funnel into stores via massive hoards of strangers

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fall books for kids
autumneducationalkidsthanksgiving

Now that it is November, we’re quite dug into fall.  For many of you, autumn is everywhere.  The leaves have changed color and now decorate the ground, big leafy piles ready for little feet to jump into.  Well here in the desert, it still looks the same.  Palm trees don’t

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#loveisagift
autumncharitykidsthanksgivingwinter

This post about the importance of showing kids to be charitable is sponsored by MassMutual. We’ve done it, another successful Halloween down.  Now onto the season of giving and receiving.  As soon as November begins, I start to really feel the need to reach out, to pay it forward and

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baked pumpkin french toast
kitchenmomrecipesthanksgiving

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine. When I wake up in the morning, the last thing I want to do is eat.  My husband is fascinated

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apple pie martini #sweetnlowstars
autumnhalloweenrecipesthanksgiving

This Rye Apple Pie in the Sky cocktail recipe is part of a sponsored post for SocialStars #SweetNLowStars Welcome to fall ya’ll! I’m avoiding the early pumpkins as to not tire of them before December hits, but the apples… I’m ALL apples right now!  Our local orchards are just bursting

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fall board books
autumnbookbookshalloweenthanksgivingtoystravel

Well folks, here we are at the unofficial end of summer and beginning of fall.  I’m so relieved to be done with summer because I live in the desert.  We had a pretty mild summer… I don’t think it even reached 120 this year… but I am still so ready

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chard and lemon lasagna recipe
christmasentertainingfoodhealth and nutritionrecipesthanksgiving

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Barilla, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #JoytotheTable  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO I absolutely love homey, feel-good food — especially in the winter.  It has been exceptionally cold here in the desert, uncharacteristically so.  The

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skinny pumpkin date smoothie
applianceautumnhalloweenhealth and nutritionhouseholdkitchenrecipesthanksgiving

I am a brand ambassador for Hamilton Beach and receive products you see here and others to facilitate my posts; all opinions are mine exclusively. November has come to an end, believe it or not, and so ends “smoovember” as well, but no reason to stop creating and enjoying your

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christmaskidskitchensafetythanksgiving

The holidays have arrived which means you’ll be spending a lot of time in your kitchen, and more distracted than usual. It’s important to keep a few safety tips in mind so that you can all enjoy the holiday season safely. Please read these great tips from Julie Vallese, Safety

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