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creamy peppermintini #sweetnlowstarss
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This Skinny Creamy Peppermintini Peppermint Martini recipe is part of a sponsored post for SocialStars #SweetNLowStars Now that Halloween has passed, I’ve moved on to thinking about Christmas.  YES, I know Thanksgiving has yet to come, but Christmas requires much more planning — and, let’s confess — it’s hard to

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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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copycat panera autumn squash soup
autumnhealthy snackrecipes

It’s finally starting to feel like autumn here in the desert and it is reflecting in my cooking.  The other day I was at Panera Bread and I ordered a “you pick two” as always … and then I saw the Autumn Squash Soup.  YEP!  Give it to me.  It

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#NewTraDish
autumnhealth and nutritionrecipessports

I created this game day Chicken Parmesan Pizza recipe as a part of a sponsored post for Ragú and SocialStars. #NewTraDish Yesterday was a football Sunday, but it had also been a long weekend for me and I was… well… not feeling 100%.  But alas, the guys were coming over

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black martini recipe
autumnhalloweenholidayrecipes

This Black Widow Martini recipe is sponsored by Sweet’N Low. Are you guys SO excited for Halloween?!  I just started decorating the house and yard with my daughter and I totally have the Halloween bug.  Every time I am out of the house, I find myself picking up more pumpkins,

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#hairfinity
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This post about faster, stronger and healthier hair growth is sponsored by Hairfinity. Summer can be very rough on your hair. I know mine has gotten increasingly dried out, despite my attempts at weekly deep conditioning and smoothering in all goos, creams and putties. The 110+ degree heat, strong UV

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fabkids fall review
apparelautumnkids appareltoddler apparel

It may be fall but my girl is still running around in bright, sunny colors and sparkly tutu skirts… thanks to FabKids and their stunning styles.  I am consistantly impressed with the designs this company gets pumpking out month after month, and all on high quality materials!  Fight the urge

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#TimeWellSpent
Dadhealth and nutritionmedicineSeasons

When we’re barreling through life, making huge decisions for our families and ourselves all willy nilly, we often overlook the details.  I mean, every decision requires some thought, but the day is short.  Right now our family is making some big changes.  We’re leaving some securities behind and diving head

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last laughs animal epitaphs
autumnbookbookshalloween

My daughter, 7 (and quickly approaching 8) is at that age where she needs a bit more from a book.  This week I spent some time sorting through her over-flowing bookshelf, pulling out books that are suddenly too babyish for her (and tucking them away for her little brother).  She

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#VSPStyle
accessoriesadult apparelapparelautumneyewearkidssunglasses

We’re talking fall fashion and trendy eyewear in this post sponsored by VSP Direct. I was in third grade when I first learned I needed glasses… but it took me awhile to actually embrace wearing the glasses.  I’d hide them in my backpack, refusing to wear them and, in turn,

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