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Everyday

Do Not Cook Beans In The Slow Cooker Until You Read This

By On July 30, 2014

Outbreaks of poisoning have been associated with cooking kidney beans in slow cookers. Yesterday, I was looking up recipes on how to prep and cook my bag of dry kidney beans. I… Read More

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Entertainment

10 Essential Summer BBQ Grill Hacks

By On July 16, 2014

No grill brush? No problem!  Crumple some aluminum foil to the size of a golf ball, place between your tongs so you have a handle and brush away! Use an onion to… Read More

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Everyday

What’s In Season? Summer Edition Buying Guide

By On July 15, 2014

Previously published on June 26th, 2012. When my daughter started preschool, I didn’t expect to be the one making all the friends. For an entire year, every weekday, I saw the same… Read More

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Education

Summer School Survival Tips

By On June 30, 2014

Whether a student is trying to get ahead or repeating a class, summer school comes with a unique set of challenges. From subject matter to time management, students and parents need to… Read More

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Everyday

Kid-Friendly Travel & Car Seat Safety Tips

By On June 24, 2014

When it comes to safety, there is no way to be too prepared. Keeping kids safe in your car is something that all moms and dads should keep a top priority. When… Read More

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Dinner

Summer Grilling Tips & the Hard Rock Fiesta Burger Recipe

By On June 6, 2014

Below are some grilling tips to help you create favorites like the Fiesta Burger at your next pool-side party: Prep beforehand – form your burger patties, cut vegetables and make dips and… Read More

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Beauty

Spring 2014 Beauty Trends

By On April 25, 2014

Since the spring season is here, we have rounded up the biggest trends from the spring/summer 2014 runways so you can learn how to incorporate them into your beauty routines.  Ethereal beauty,… Read More

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Advice

Tips on Buying, Using & Cleaning Aromatherapy Diffusers

By On April 18, 2014

This is an aromatherapy diffuser and if you haven’t heard about them before, let me give you a little background. What are they? Diffusers do a great job of filling the air… Read More

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Arts & Crafts

Using Vegetables To Dye Easter Eggs

By On April 12, 2014

Below are veggie-dyed Easter Eggs using onion skins, berries, turmeric, beets, red cabbage, etc. The colors that veggie-dying creates on eggs is amazing! People from all over the world have been borrowing… Read More

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Camping

Must-Have Travel Essentials for Glamping

By On April 3, 2014

When it comes to traveling, we do a lot. It’s all just part of being a modern day mom. The last thing I want to do between juggling a child on vacation,… Read More

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Cleaning

Introducing Well Scent Apothecary – Organic & Wildcrafted Botanicals

By On April 2, 2014

I hadn’t always been into Essential Oils but I remember the first time I discovered them. I was 23, had just met the man I was going to marry and I noticed… Read More

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Everyday

In Case of Emergency, Grab a Crayon

By On April 1, 2014

In an emergency, a crayon will burn for 30 minutes.… Read More

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Beauty

8 Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil

By On March 31, 2014

1. 1 drop of peppermint beneath the nose, on the temples or on the back of the neck can relieve sinus pressure and a tension headache. 2. Because Peppermint Oil is anti-microbial,… Read More

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Everyday

Get Fit & Increase Energy While Juggling Hectic Schedules

By On March 26, 2014

Some do’s and don’ts to be more fit and increase energy while juggling hectic schedules: DO: Take stairs instead of elevators Take slow, deep breaths Stand tall with stomach and gluteus muscles… Read More