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chocolate pomegranate truffle
entertainingholidayrecipes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smart Balance. An easy way to cut calories this upcoming Valentine’s Day, the queen of sweet treat holidays, is to sub out your butter for a better choice, like Smart Balance.  I’m switching my butter out in one of

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christmasholidaykids

It’s December 28th and I’m trying to get our lives back on track.  The holidays have a special way of throwing everything into a tizzy; this year feeling like an all-out tailspin.  It was my first Christmas with two kids, meaning double the effort, double the presents, double the stress. 

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pampers coupons
feedingholiday

This is my first Christmas with two kids, one in diapers.  That second child really throws a monkey wrench in daily life, especially when it gets holiday hectic.  Our oldest is about to turn 7 so we were in the clear… no diapers, no bottles, just one pretty self-sufficient kid,

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persimmon and pistachio biscotti
christmasentertainingholidayrecipes

I created this Persimmon and Pistachio Biscotti dipped in chocolate using Hershey’s™ Spreads as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #SpreadPossibilities #HersheysHeroes. With the hulabaloo happening around the holidays, we’re all planning, baking, and looking for shortcuts.  I’m one of those people who likes to create more work for

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MAM Holiday
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Every child has their preference for pacifiers and our little one is hooked on MAM. If your child is partial to the pacifier, then you know that as a parent, we try and coordinate them with their outfits as much as possible. It’s sad but true, pacifiers are an accessory

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cranberry chocolate chip cookies
christmasgiftsrecipes

While I am completely over pumpkin — please do not show me another pumpkin until next September, I’m still gah gah over cranberries.  I cannot get enough of the tart berries!  I’m putting them in everything, my margaritas, my breads — and granitas!  Oh cranberry granita!  They keep really well

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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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Christmas traveling
christmassafety

We wanted to share a few important tips about how to keep your little ones safe while you’re traveling during the holidays from Julie Vallese, Consumer Safety Expert for Safety 1st. The holidays have arrived and whether you are celebrating in your home or as a guest with friends and family,

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christmascreativeeco-friendlygift ideaholidayimaginative playkidstoys

Top on my Christmas list this holiday season are toys that help enrich my children by encouraging creativity and imagination. I am over toys that come with a million pieces and don’t even get me started with all the electronic and noise making products. Sometimes I just want my kids

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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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