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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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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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fall board books
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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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mini cranberry pies with 5 spice meringue
bakingentertaininghealth and nutritionrecipes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray. Tired of turkey and stuffing yet?  If you’re like me, you way overdid it on the food for Thanksgiving and have a ton of leftovers still.  While the pies are all gone and the turkey is

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skinny pumpkin date smoothie
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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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pumpkin pie apple muffins
autumnbakinghalloweenhealthy snackrecipesthanksgiving

Big fan of the flavors of fall, I was excited to see what YoCrunch had coming my way for review.  The two new flavors, Pumpkin Pie Parfait and Apple Pie Parfait are both super yummy and embody the seasonal spices and aromas.  My daughter is in love with these personal

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harvest squash ravioli recipe
autumnentertainingrecipesthanksgiving

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Hillshire Brand Company but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #buy3save3  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO For me, fall flavors are rich and savory with hints of sweetness.  After a summer of light, crisp and citrus-laden meals,

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