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Home & Family, Well Being

5 Best Mug Cake Recipes Ever

We are going to talk about the best 5 mug recipes ever to grace mankind. Unlike last week where we discovered the beauty of no-bake recipes, this week we get to play with some heat. That is, a full 1-3 minutes of full on heat by our friend, the microwave. These recipes are ridiculously easy that even your favorite pet could do this without burning down the house. We are all about extremely easy and quick recipes when it comes to anything dealing with food, especially by Friday afternoon. We just want some cake in our bellies and we want […]

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5 Easy No-Bake Dessert Recipes

Did someone say dessert? If we could eat dessert and have it considered a well-balanced meal that won’t lead to the diabetes stuff, then we would do it. But, having to deal with a hot oven is out of our comfort zone. Things have come out unrecognizable and no longer edible far too many times. So, imagine our glee when such a thing called “no-bake” dessert recipes even existed. Without further adieu, here are 5 amazing looking no-bake recipes that even we can’t mess up. Plus, it’s Friday and we all deserve some serious dessert today. Good luck and let […]

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7 Secrets of Tidy People

If you’re interested in minimizing stuff in your life, you will probably want to know the secrets of tidy people as well. You’ve probably heard about the magical little book called “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Condo. Make sure not to confuse messy with dirty. We aren’t talking about old pizza boxes under the bed. We are talking about having nicely piled papers and boxes of toys put in their place. We all tolerate different levels of mess. Being tidy helps to create space to breathe and to live that […]

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Minimalism: How to Clean Your Closet

Minimalism is liberating, freeing, and it seems like everyone is on a quest to live as simply as possible in one area of their lives these days. Collecting things we desire and love can bring a lot of happiness. When we get to pass these things down to our grandkids, they become heirlooms. But, sooner or later, we have to admit when we are just hoarding things. If you have kids, you’re probably hoarding toys whether you like it or not. If you don’t have kids, what’s your vice that you know you have to stop? With the housing market […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Guide to Natural Oral Healthcare

Oral healthcare is an essential part of everyone’s daily life, but have you ever stopped to think about the ingredients in your toothpaste or how environmentally friendly your toothbrush is? If not, you aren’t alone. Purchasing conventional oral care may seem like the only option, but there is a world of natural brands out there that are making products with safer ingredients, that are effective, and won’t have any adverse effects on your health. Fluoride free? No jazzy blue stripe down the middle? Not to worry. I promise you won’t miss a thing about your old dental care products with […]

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5 Best Ideas for Staying In During NYE

New Year’s Eve is around the corner and some of us just can’t party like it’s 1999. If hanging out a club in Vegas or battling the cold and crowd in Times Square just doesn’t appeal to you, we’ve got a great collection of best ideas for staying in during NYE. It’s ok to be Grandma 3.0 this year especially if you’re not getting January 2nd off. Take it easy and relax at home, put on some music or get your favorite movie on, get some snacks out, pull out your favorite wine, put the work away, disconnect from your […]

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DIY Holiday Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Stocking stuffers are super fun for everyone but can get costly and take away from the main gifts. Now that the kids are off from school, you can entertain them by having them help you make stocking stuffers for everyone in the family. Not only are these useful, they are cute, won’t cost an arm and a leg for materials, and you can improvise with what you have laying around the house. Including a few of these handmade-with-love items along with some hand creams, lip balms, and holiday candy will give you the best stocking stuffers in all the land. […]

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Holidays with Kids: How to Beat Overwhelm

When you see how the holidays look through your child’s eyes, it actually changes you. There’s a switch that turns on where you start finding Christmas trees extra special and you start collecting decor in August. Suddenly, Christmas music on the radio the moment after Thanksgiving isn’t so irritating. You become a little less jaded with the world and start to embrace the season more than you ever have since you were a child yourself. That aside, the truth is that parents are humans and people, too. The holiday season means long breaks from school. Working parents have to arrange […]

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How to Handle the Holidays (from a Golden-Ager)

It’s December and it’s to time talk about how to handle the holidays from a golden-ager. Just when you’ve put that turkey platter away and folded down the extra chairs, it’s time to get back to square one. Shopping, prepping, cleaning, and making gorgeous dinners for your family for the upcoming Christmas season. But, are you still wiped out from Thanksgiving? I am, too, and that’s because we are the family glue, the “keepers of the flame”, and the do-it-all-women. If this sounds like you, then welcome to my tribe I like to call the “Sandwich Generation”, otherwise known as […]

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Top 3 Children’s Thanksgiving Crafts

Thanksgiving is all about being thankful for all of the blessings in our lives! I’m delighted to share a few ideas to celebrate Thanksgiving with your kiddos! I wanted to choose activities that included materials you might already have on hand, because let’s be real- ain’t nobody got time to be running to the craft store around the holidays. Gratitude Tree Materials needed: Small tree branches Vase Ribbon, fishing wire or yarn (whatever you have) Small pieces of paper Hole punch Optional- rocks, sand or corn kernels to fill the vase This one is super simple! Sit with your child […]