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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.

Keep reading to find out more:

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? 

Floral Twist Tunic Top for Spring

April has been one long quarantined and rainy month. I'm praying that all of these April Showers truly do bring May Flowers.  I'm in need of Sunshine, flowers and a little bit of normalcy. On the few days that we actually have had sunshine, I have made sure to dress in bright cheerful Florals. 

Try Your Best: Parenting During Quarantine

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   I see you over there struggling. I am struggling too.  Some days I'm okay and then some days I feel like I can't even catch my breath. We are in uncharted waters and we are having to learn to sink or swim. This quarantine business is not a walk in the park.

High Five For Friday

Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMGand myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week eacFriday.

Nutritious, Quick and Easy Family Dinner Options For Busy Days

Busy! That is a word that you could use to describe the experience of most moms on a daily basis. Of course, there is nothing wrong with being busy, especially when your life is filled with meaningful things like working, taking care of the family and church. However, sometimes being so busy does make prepared healthy meals for the family a bit of a challenge! The good news is that there are some tactics you can use to get nutritious meals on the table quickly and easily. Read on to find out what they are. 

How I Find The Sunshine During The Rain

Have you ever wondered how some people always seem to have a smile on their face? You wonder how they can be so cheerful and not easily bothered. I am one of those cheerful people even when life is hard.

High Five For Friday

Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMGand myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week eacFriday.