How To Make Friends In A New Place – Real Tips From Readers

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So you may have read that we moved. We moved from an area that we had been in for over 30 years to a brand new area where we do not know a soul. Back at home I knew that if I left the house I was going to run into someone that I knew. It was a guarantee! It didn't mater where I was going! After living in a 20 mile radius for 30 years we knew everyone! At times it was annoying but usually I loved … [Read more...]

How to make a Puppet (printable instructions)

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This Instructographic is a great visual guide to help your kids make their own colorful hand puppets. Puppet making can be a great activity for families, schools and nursery groups, and is great for inspiring a young child’s imagination. Kids are their most imaginative at a young age, so the more fun-filled crafty activities you can provide them with, the more chance there is for them to … [Read more...]

Kid Friendly Summer Snacks: Fruit Scoops & Chili Cheese Scoops #shop #cbias

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I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. . It is officially summer and that means the kids are home. They are already using the phrase “mom I’m bored!” I decided to put an end to that today by trying a new summer time snack that included the kids from the beginning … [Read more...]

Fruity & Protein Packed Homemade Smoothie: Tropical Sunrise Smoothie

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This is my favorite way to start the day. This fruity protein packed smoothie gets you going and keeps you full for hours. I have added this to my weight loss smoothie plan. Favorite Tropical Sunrise Smoothie: 1/4 cup water 1/4 soy vanilla milk 3 tablespoons Greek fat free yogurt plain 1/2 chopped mango 3/4 pineapple, 1/2-1 avocado 1/2 cup ice Add all and blend well. … [Read more...]

Semi Homemade Flavored Iced Tea

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As you probably know those of us in the south love our iced tea! I personally love flavored tea. I am still trying to eat naturally so I found a way to add sweet flavor to my iced tea. To make this homemade flavored iced tea all you need is frozen fruit and cold brewed tea. Pour you a glass of iced tea (sweetened if you desire). Then drop in a handful of frozen fruit. My favorite fruits are … [Read more...]

For Your Enjoy-”Mint” Teacher Gift

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I received this from the church youth group this week. It is so cute! Such a clever idea for an end of year teacher gift! Thanks to Mike and Mollie and the entire youth group! A close up of the clever tag: Filled with all kinds of "mints": … [Read more...]

Easy All Natural Homemade Guacamole

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Are you craving a delicious crunchy and spicy snack? I have been craving something crunchy but am trying to stick to my healthy weight loss diet. I ended up making this easy all natural guacamole. I paired it with Melba Toast Crackers and Blueberry Iced Tea. It was the perfect healthy snack that helped my craving for a snack. There are so many guacamole recipes out there but none suited my taste. … [Read more...]

How to Transform An Ugly Dresser With Paint & How To Paint A Zebra Design

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This is a project that I am very excited to share with you! Have you ever wondered how to transform an old dresser? I found this dresser on the curb read for trash pick up. Can you believe that? I love finding treasures on the side of the road! This dresser was in bad condition and very ugly but all the pieces were there. I saw major potential so I loaded it in the car and brought it … [Read more...]

Healthy & Sweet Banana Smoothie Recipe

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Today I enjoyed a delicious banana smoothie that I have to share. This one is sweet and great for you. I found one similar and altered it use what I had on hand. Ingredients: 1 banana (try frozen bananas for a great blend) 2 teaspoons honey 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk ( or your milk of choice) Add all to the blender. Blend until smooth. Enjoy! Here is a pin … [Read more...]

How to Freeze Bananas

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Did you know that you can freeze bananas? YES! It is the best way to save them and they make healthy smoothies delicious!  If you are wondering how to freeze bananas, you are in luck. It could not be easier! I love when I find them discounted at the store. If you do, GRAB THEM! They are not bad yet. You can freeze them and use them for lots of things. 1. Peel the bananas. 2. Cut … [Read more...]

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