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How to Resist Temptation in a Materialistic Society

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 Modern life is full of distractions and temptations. Each day we are bombarded with advertising messages, trying to sell us a product or service that will make us rich, more beautiful, and more popular. It is estimated that we are exposed to between 4,000 and 10,000 advertising messages every day. When we are bombarded with this much information it is no surprise that our minds feel distracted and overwhelmed. 

Getting Your Home and Family Christmas-Ready

Celebrate a truly merry Christmas with loved ones

Keeping up with Christmas traditions is a favorite pastime for many people. After all, who doesn’t enjoy spreading holiday cheer, watching wide-eyed little ones open presents, and sharing the magic of the holiday with loved ones? As you prepare for Christmas this year, you might be focused on checking names off your Christmas gift list, decorating the Christmas tree, or planning your family dinner.

Don’t forget to get your home and family ready for Christmas well in advance. Use this helpful guide to transform your home into a winter wonderland that will impress family and guests alike.

Reviewing Spring Summer 2021 Trends in A Flash!

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 The pandemic has caused unexpected global disruptions, and the fashion industry has been impacted considerably. More designers were forced to launch their collections virtually, and the pleasure of watching runway shows filled with people was missing. That doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the trends and ideas that were pretty evident in Spring Summer 2021 collections. In this post, let’s talk what you are more likely to wear the next year!

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Top 15 Christmas Gifts Under $10


I can't believe that it's already time for Christmas shopping. Even with all of the crazy things that 2020 has brought, this year has still flown by. Christmas time is my most favorite time of the year and with the year that we have had, we all could use some Christmas Cheer! I love being able to give gifts to my family and friends, baking and spreading cheer wherever I can. I also love finding a good deal that won't break the bank when I'm looking for that special gift. Here are The Top 15 Christmas Gifts Under $10. Everyone on your list is sure to love something from this gift guide. 

5 Fall Outdoor Activities To Do With Your Kids To Keep Them Active


Fall has been here for a little over a month and I absolutely love it! As most of you all know, Fall is my very favorite season. I love everything about Fall, however; it can get quite chilly at times. The past few days have been very cold here in Eastern Ky. When it's cold like this, we tend to want to stay inside more underneath a blanket. While that is nice and cozy, we still need to keep active. Staying active is so good for everyone, especially kids. They love  having  things to do. Here are 5 Fall Outdoor Activities To Do With Your Kids To Keep Them Active.

15 Classic Kid Friendly Halloween Movies


It's almost Halloween and I am so excited! I love the holidays and I try to make every Holiday special and memorable for my son. Since Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, I plan on taking him Trick or Treating and watching Halloween movies with him all weekend long. We will fix some yummy snacks and have Halloween movie marathons. It will be so much fun! If you plan on doing the same, here are 15 Classic Kid Friendly Halloween Movies your kids will enjoy.

Mexican Beef and Cheddar Burritos


I love gathering in our dining room with my little family over a delicious meal. Dinner time will always be my favorite. It's a time for our family to catch up on our day over a shared meal. I love to cook and find recipes that I know my family will enjoy. However, there is something about creating a new recipe that brings my heart joy. Especially, when the recipe turns out amazing! These Mexican Beef and Cheddar Burritos are a new family favorite that have been a huge hit at the dinner table recently.

6 Things To Do Before The Fall Season Ends


If you know me at all, then you know that the Fall season is my absolute favorite season. It's just so breathtakingly beautiful. I love the bright beautiful colors. I love being wrapped up in a blanket and enjoying my coffee on  cool crisp mornings. I also love all of the fun activities that come with Fall and lets's not forget all things pumpkin spice. What's not to love about Fall! Even if you don't enjoy Fall like I do, there are still some things you should do to enjoy the season and make the best of it. Here are 6 Things  To Do Before The Fall Season Ends.

What to Wear to the Pumpkin Patch


I love Fall and everything about it! One thing that I always look forward to is taking my little guy to the Pumpkin Patch every year. Who doesn't love the pumpkin patch? I love seeing all of the beautiful pumpkins, the fun fall activities that they have there and all of the animals. However, my favorite will always be watching my little guy picking out his favorite pumpkin. It makes for such wonderful memories. I always love to dress for the occasion too. It just makes for such a fun time. Here is a guide of What to wear to the Pumpkin Patch.

20 Ways To Enjoy The Fall Season While Social Distancing

Happy 1st Day of October Everyone! It's time for Fall lovers like myself to shine. Fall really is my absolute favorite season. It's just so beautiful and the weather is perfect. There is just so much to see and do. I know you probably have worried that Fall won't be as enjoyable due to Covid this year, but here are 20 Ways To Enjoy Fall While Social Distancing. 

3 Important Components To Any Diet


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Whether you are thinking about trying to improve your own diet, or you are keen to make sure that you are feeding your children as healthily as possible, you have to know about the most important nutrients and minerals of all. These components are those without which you can’t really expect to have the healthiest body and mind, and which you therefore can’t overlook. But what are they? There are plenty, but in this article we are going to pay particular attention to just four of the most important. Get these into your family’s diets, and everyone is going to be a lot healthier.

Amazon Fall Fashion Finds Under $20

Amazon Fall Fashion Finds Under $20

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I absolutely love Fall! It's my favorite! The cool crisp mornings are perfect, the leaves are gorgeous and the clothes are oh so comfy. I love all the Fall festivities, the delicious foods and everything else that comes with Fall. Really, what's not to love about Fall! I love having a new wardrobe for Fall. It's my favorite time to be fashionable! With that being said, I have rounded up some Amazon Fall Fashion Finds Under $20. I love Fall Fashion but I also love finding a good deal. These finds are perfect and certainly won't break the bank.

Easy Breakfast Crescents


 I am thankful that God blessed me with another day each day that I wake up, but I am not a morning person at all. It takes me a while to get woke up and get going. I always have to have a large cup of coffee and a good breakfast to get me going. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but I don't like anything too complicated while I'm still half a sleep. I love breakfasts that are quick, easy and delicious. I'm currently loving these Easy Breakfast Crescents 

How To Eat Healthier When You're Just So Busy


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Healthy eating often becomes difficult when you're super busy. If you have a demanding job or a family (or both), finding the time to prepare and eat healthy meals is challenging. While you can make the time to cook, it might feel like there are more important things that you can do with your time. But being busy doesn't have to stop you from eating healthy food. Even if you have to rush out the door in the morning and you're running around all day, you can still take steps to eat healthily. Have a look at some of the things that you could be doing.

11 Things You Should Always Buy At Dollar Tree


If you know me at all, then you must know that Dollar Tree is my absolute favorite store. Seriously, I could shop there every single day. I love going to different Dollar Trees and browsing to see what all they have. Each store always has something different that the store before didn't. Dollar Tree is great for shopping decor, crafts and so much more. Dollar Tree can also save you so much money. I mean everything is a dollar, right?  However, not everything is the perfect deal. There are somethings you should buy at Dollar Tree and somethings you should not. Here is a list of things you should always buy at Dollar Tree to save money.

Unwrapping The Mystery Of What To Recycle

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Knowing what to recycle and what not to may seem like a mystery to most people, luckily, this article will unwrap the mystery.

Recycling plays an integral part in managing the amount of waste being sent to the landfill. But it does far more than that.

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Easiest Plants To Start Your Edible Garden


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An edible garden is an excellent way to bring fresh ingredients into your kitchen. Starting a garden is not as difficult as you may think. You do not need a green thumb, a large plot of land or copious amounts of time to build the edible garden of your dreams. All that is needed is just some guidance and the easiest plants to grow that even the most beginner gardener can get right. Get your trimmer, plot your land and click here to find out more. Here are some of the simplest plants to grow in your home garden.

How To Help Your Child Succeed In School

Education and learning is very very important. We all want our children to succeed in school and get a great education. However, it all begins at home. Setting a good foundation for learning at home will ensure that your child does well at school. Here is How to help your child succeed in school whether it be virtual or in person.

Lemon Pepper Air Fryer Skewers

Have I told you that I love my Air Fryer? Like, I really really love my Air Fryer. Since I have owned it, I have not turned on our stove at all. If I can't Air Fry or Grill our food, then it isn't getting fixed. Having an Air Fryer has made life so much easier. I really have tried almost everything in it. However, one of my favorites has been these Lemon Pepper Skewers.

3 Tips for Feeding Your Child's Natural Curiosity

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Every good parent wants the best for their child not only in the here and now, but also in later life. And one of the best possible ways of investing in the future success and well-being of your child is to nurture the natural curiosity.

Education is essential for the development of children (and adults, too), but “education” is not only what happens in school. Ideally, it will become something that your child develops an interest in and appreciation for, and takes up as a personal hobby and pursuit throughout their life.

So, here are a few tips for feeding your child’s natural desire to learn.

Strawberry Poke Cake

We have all tried some type of poke cake at least once in our lives. After all, there are several different types of cakes that can be poke cakes. If you haven't tried one, then you certainly are missing out. I have tried all kinds, but my most favorite is this delicious Strawberry Poke Cake.

41 Things That Make Me Happy

Friends, we are living in times of uncertainty like never before. 2020 has been a very strange and trying year to say the least. Who would have ever thought that things would be the way they are today? I certainly never dreamed we would be living through a pandemic and having to social distance from family and friends. I also never dreamed that church and schools would be closed. It's all so strange to me. In times like this it's easy to get depressed, so I wanted to share a list of Things That Make Me Happy. I encourage you to do the same. It's a great reminder that not everything has to be gloomy and that in fact we have a lot to be happy about. Here is my list of Things That Make Me Happy.

Air Fryer Chicken Quesadillas

Recently, my dad bought me an air fryer and I must say that I am in love. I never realized how convenient those things can be. Dinner can be done in just a blink. It's perfect for anytime, especially for busy week nights. I have been creating recipes and one of my favorites are these super easy and delicious Chicken Quesadillas.

There, There: Managing Dental Anxiety In Your Child

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Going to the dentist is one of the most essential things for a child and yet it’s also something that can elicit fear in a child. A dentist appointment is likely never going to be a good time for a child, but that doesn't mean that it isn't a necessity. The good news is that you can ease the fear that your child is feeling, and you can make it easy for them to get those teeth checked before the Tooth Fairy comes!

A Guide To Visiting A Chiropractic

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A chiropractor has a significant role in the health industry, especially if we encounter pain, which interferes during everyday activities. With this guide, you will know about and what to expect when visiting a chiropractor. 

Casual Americana for Independence Day

Tomorrow is Independence Day and I'm so excited! I really love celebrating our freedom and all that we have to be thankful for. Despite all that is going on in the world right now, America really is a wonderful place to live. I'm proud to be an American and I'm proud to wear my red, white and blue. 

Mini Patriotic Fruit Pizza

It's almost Independence Day and I am so excited! I love everything that Independence Day represents. I also love all of the fun celebrations and the delicious foods. One of my favorite things to do on the 4th of July besides watching fireworks, is grilling out and fixing scrumptious desserts for my family to enjoy. Some easy desserts that you can fix for your family this Independence Day are these Mini Patriotic Fruit Pizzas. Your family will thank you for these!

Snacking Smarter Is The Ultimate Lifestyle Choice

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There is no judgement here because sticking to a diet and staying under the recommended daily calorie intake is tough, especially if you have a sweet or savory tooth. The good news is that you don’t have to snack harder - you can snack smarter.

As long as you keep the following tips in mind, the urge to eat between meals won’t be as big of a deal.

Why I Don't Obsess Over A Spotless Home

My home is not spotless by any means. You certainly can't eat off of my floors and I'm okay with that. I don't obsess over a spotless home and here is why.

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3 Must-Have Workout Clothes For First-Time Gym Joiners

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So, you’ve decided to join a gym. Congratulations! Making the decision to take care of yourself and your body is absolutely awesome. Going to the gym has so many benefits, both physical and mental. Not only are you improving your cardiovascular fitness and building muscle, but the gym provides a hub for social activity, learning and mental stimulation. Research shows that exercising regularly is incredible for your mental health. 

Lilly Brights for Summer Blues

Has this not been the strangest summer that we have ever had? I would have never dreamed that we would be living most of our Spring and Summer months quarantined and social distancing. It certainly has been a trying time for everyone. It has actually been quiet depressing, to be honest. In times like this we need to find the sunshine however we can, so that's why I like to dress in bright colors to beat the blues. 

Easy Strawberry Sorbet

Kentucky has been super hot these last few days. The humidity has been almost unbearable. When the heat is like this, I just want to stay inside under the ac. I also want very cold treats to cool me off. Recently, I made this delicious and easy Strawberry Sorbet for my little family to enjoy. It has been the perfect treat to keep us cool. I will share the recipe with you. I hope you enjoy it like we have.

Staying Healthy At Home With Table Tennis

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When I look back at my childhood, one of my favorite games to play in school was Table Tennis. It was offered in Elementary all the way up to High School. It was such a fun game that kept you physically active even if you had to stay indoors on a rainy or cold day. Now that we are having to social distance, I've been considering different ways to keep my family healthy at home. One of those ways is by playing Table Tennis.

The Best Organic Beauty Products for Mom

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Now more than ever, it's essential to take care of yourself. Every mom deserves time for self-care so that she can decompress and center herself. Even with the whole family at home and everyone clamoring for your attention, don't feel bad about taking an hour or two for yourself. It will keep you mentally and physically healthy. Better still, you can care for yourself with organic beauty products, which are safe for everyone.

The Boost Your Life Needed

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If you feel like your life needs a boost at the minute, we completely understand. Life has become so different to what we used to know it to be. The countries that were shut down, and are still shut down, are some of the biggest countries in the world. Life went to a way that nobody had ever experienced before, and for some people this was rather overwhelming. All of a sudden we couldn't go out, we couldn't go and eat food in our favorite restaurants, we couldn't do anything we were used to doing. Some of you may have lost your job, you may have suffered with mental health problems, or you may have just gone with the flow and did your own thing. However this has made you feel, however it has affected you, and however you went about dealing with it all, your life might need a boost right now. You need a chance to treat yourself and to give your life a boost of happiness and excitement. Despite life definitely not returning to normal just yet, there are still plenty of ways that you can treat yourself, whether that be something good for your body, mind, or your soul. All you have to do is keep on reading and we'll enlighten you with a few great ideas that we have. 

Quarantine Graduation Party

The Coronavirus has made graduation so hard on everyone, especially the seniors. I am especially thankful that my son is only a Kindergarten graduate during a time like this. However, every graduate deserves to be celebrated for all of  their hard work. So a Quarantine Graduation Party is exactly what  we did for out little Kindergarten graduate.

Getting Your Foodie Fix During Lockdown

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Coronavirus has impacted all of our lives in more ways than we probably even realise. We know about the tragic death toll and health issues many are experiencing, we know about the financial implications it’s had for us and the economy as a whole. But one of the main things that have made the entire thing more difficult has been our loss of freedoms. Of course, lockdown and quarantine measures are most definitely a good thing and help to keep us safe, but it can still be a difficult pill to swallow knowing we have a whole summer ahead of us without being able to do the activities we enjoy. All we can do is follow the rules and try and make the most of things, and as a foodie this can mean enjoying delicious dinners with members of your household. As the weather continues to improve, getting outside more can make everyone feel better, and there are a few different ways we can serve up lunches and dinners to keep things more interesting. Here are some ideas!

Ease Digestion When You Love Sweet Treats

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Would you have a slice of cake?

It’s hard to refuse such a sweet invitation. However, sweet treats can have a dark side and affect your digestion. Indeed, there’s nothing worse than enjoying a yummy and moist slice of home-baked cake one minute, and the next experiencing bloating or stomach cramps. There could be many different reasons affecting your digestion. Gluten intolerance or gluten excess can be one of the most common causes of discomfort, for instance. Looking on the bright side of baking: You can find a gut-friendly alternative for most issues. 

The Things to Know Before Buying an Instant Pot

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If you haven’t heard of an Instant Pot, then where have you been? A lot of people would class it as a pressure cooker, which it is, albeit an electric one. However, Instant Pot is also able to perform a number of other different functions, from being used as a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, warmer, saute pan, and even a yogurt maker. It is a multi-cooker that can replace many items in your kitchen, and be used in one. But is it any good? Will it be worth the money? Here are some things that everyone should know about an Instant Pot, before they part with their cash to buy one.

Senso Minds: Sensory Integration Kit Review

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Have you heard about Senso Minds? I had never heard about this amazing company until recently. Senso Minds offers a line of sensory products that help children remain calm and focused in overwhelming environments. 

How To Stop Your Kids From Eating Too Much Sugar During Lockdown

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Kids are sugar addicts. Whenever they have the chance to eat something sweet and sugary, they grasp it with both hands. Throughout your normal life, you probably manage to restrict their sugar intake quite well. But, thanks to lockdown, your kids might be going sugar crazy!

They’re bored in the house, which means they take to eating lots of snacks and treats all the time. They’re dipping in and out of the Nutella jar, taking chocolate from the fridge, and so on. Worse, you feel bad for them being at home and may reward them with extra sweets to help them cope. 

Clearly, this isn’t wise at all. So, how do you stop your kids from eating too much sugar while they’re locked inside? 

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