Leftover Mashed Potato Patties

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It's almost here, it's almost time for Thanksgiving!  Even if we don't host, ,we end up making a full spread over the holiday weekend.  Mostly because we LOVE all the leftovers.  I can't deny it.  The leftovers are half the awesome of the holiday foods!  Plus, we all make way too much, so we all ...

Timing holiday meals #Giveaway

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  I think the hardest part about prepping for the holidays is timing holiday meals perfectly. After spending so much time putting together a mouth-watering meal… it’s nice to have people actually be able to eat it while it’s warm.   Am I the only one that finds it slightly irritating if the meal that I’ve slaved over ...

Getting rid of pet hair #NeatoVacuumBestForPets #Giveaway

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The word chaos does not even begin to describe my home at times. Especially in the winter, when we are all confined to the indoors for a large majority of our time. Don't get me wrong, I love every minute of it…. But I also often find myself dreaming of cloning myself. Just one extra ...

Rudolph turns 50 #Rudolph50 #ShineBright #giveaway

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is the longest-running and highest-rated holiday TV special of all time, and it is inarguably a beloved part of the American holiday tradition.   This year is the 50th anniversary of the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.  Yes, the sort-of fuzzy and very dated little reindeer with the bright red nose who ...

Egg Nog Cookie Recipe

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This is one of my favorite cookie recipes of the season- If you run eagerly to the refrigerated section of your grocery store at the first hint of the holidays looking for Egg Nog the way I do then you are going to love this recipe for Egg Nog Cookies with Egg Nog Icing.  The ...

5 Things First Time Cruisers Should Know

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Taking a cruise for the first time can be a very exciting experience! It's a vacation option like no other, and you'll likely want to make the most of your time. Read on to find out what first time cruisers should know so their first travels aboard a ship are enjoyable! 5 Things First Time Cruisers ...

White Chocolate Cranberry Almond Bark

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This White Chocolate Cranberry Almond Bark is a delicious addition to your Christmas baking, right alongside the traditional peppermint bark. It could not be simpler to make and is easy to customize with your favorite flavors and ingredients. This is my particular favorite since the dried cranberries and almonds pair amazingly with white chocolate. Add ...

40 Weeks movie follows 15 moms through pregnancy #40WeeksMovie

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Being pregnant is one of the coolest, weirdest, amazing, awe inspiring, scary, blissful, terrifying things that a human being can experience. It's like nothing else and really, there isn't much that can prepare you for it.  When you think about it, it SHOULD be that way.  We are growing tiny human beings, after all!  I've ...

Help for really dry skin #Vaseline

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Vaseline for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I have such dry, scaly skin in cold weather months.  I actually refer to it as elephant skin (and I'm not sure why because I've not actually rubbed an elephant's skin ever!).  I hate it.  It's embarrassing ...

Getting kids to have healthy habits

You know the saying "You get more flies with sugar than vinegar?" Of course you do. Well, guess what? It works with children too! When it comes to getting my children to do something, I have a few options. I can scream until I'm blue in the face (done that)… Threaten punishment and loss of privileges (happens more often than ...