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kidstravelwinter

There isn’t much I like doing better than exploring nature with my daughter, Savannah, who is almost 9.  She is super fun and always down for the next adventure.  Come winter, it can be tempting to stay inside by the fire, but there are so many great things to do outside during

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christmasrecipeswinter

This year flew by and with Thanksgiving this week, Christmas purchases and planning has commenced in my house.  Today, I woke up with a strong desire to use my bundt pan in a very Christmasy way, so I headed to the store for ingredients that remind me of the magical

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christmaswinter

This how to decorate a desert yard for Christmas has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BIGseason #BigLots #CollectiveBias .. Nothing says Christmas like 80 degrees and palm trees, right?  No, not so much.  When you move to the desert, you give up a few things

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#minutesnacks
autumnhealth and nutritionhealthy snackrecipeswinter

This 5 Minute Indian Rice Pudding with dates and pistachios recipe is part of a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice. Judging by the amount of joggers at the park this weekend and the lack of salad kits at the grocery store, we’re

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vegan radish potato leek soup
autumnhealth and nutritionhealthy snackrecipesvitaminswinter

Welcome to 2015!  I bet you thought I would be posting another juice cleanse post, didn’t you?  Yes, I love a good juice cleanse but seeing as how it is frigidly cold in the desert right now, I’m going warm.  The right soups are a great way to detox the

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#Fab15ToysCGC
christmascreativegamesholidayimaginative playkidsplushstocking stufferstoyswinter

Christmas is less than 6 weeks away – say whaaat? I know, I’m panicking too.  My daughter is tough this year.  She only wants one thing – an Xbox ONE and more games.  I’ve been begging her to make a more extensive list to give me, Santa and grandma more

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creamy peppermintini #sweetnlowstarss
christmasentertainingholidaymomValentine's Daywinter

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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Braun Thermometer
allergieselectronicsinfantkidsmedicinewinter

Here comes Santa Claus along with the battle to keep cold & flu season at bay. We keep Elderberry Syrup on hand at all times for the first sign of sickness. In addition to that, I increased my kid’s Vitamin D to 1200IU’s a day in addition to their Zinc.

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Elf Magic review
christmasholidayimaginative playkidsplushtoyswinter

Whew, one more holiday down — onward to Christmas!  Every kid needs a magical elf to visit for the month of December.  New Elves have come to our home from Elf Magic, a more kid-friendly take on the visiting elf from last year.  These are not meant to be behavior

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