3 Simple Back to School Tips #HappyBalance

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It's amazing how fast the luxuries of summer can fade, only to be replaced by the sudden onslaught of organization and the need for structure. It seemed that the hours of the day were short enough during the summer, and now a majority of daylight hours are consumed at school for the kids and catching ...

Duct Tape Flower Hair Clip

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Duct tape is one thing that has so many uses, you should always have several rolls in stock.  In addition to helping you to hold things together, duct tape is now highly popular to use to make fashion accessories.  Although it may look difficult, duct tape is very easy to work with and allows you ...

Mini Turkey Trifle

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My kids LOVE to help make things for holiday gatherings.  This mini turkey trifle is great for kids to make and decorate- and then enjoy later as a healthy snack!  Great for Thanksgiving Day pre-dinner snacks! Mini Turkey Trifle Ingredients 1 each – red, yellow and green pepper ranch or veggie dip for dipping your peppers brown paper bag scissors orange, red ...

Lightweight Cat Litter Makes me Happy #FreshStepCats

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This post brought to you by Fresh Step Lightweight Extreme Litter. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. Remember I was complaining sharing about how I'm not a fan of cat litter last week? I mean, I understand the purpose. And I embrace that it's a necessary part of having a ...

Scarecrow Cookies

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Are you looking for a unique cookie? Try these fun scarecrow cookies. They are easy to make and put together! Perfect for fall.   Scarecrow Cookies Ingredients - 1 package of Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix white frosting for the scarecrow's face chocolate frosting for the scarecrow's mouth shredded wheat for the scarecrow's hair wafer cookies for the scarecrow's hat candy corn for ...

Homemade Bisquick Recipe

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Love Bisquick? Here is a simple homemade recipe that is easy to make (takes only minutes) and a lot cheaper and probably even healthier for you than the store bought version. Buying an unbleached and/or organic flour and organic shortening is a simple swap to make it better for you.  Store this DIY Bisquick in an ...

Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

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Homemade Pizza Sauce Ingredients 1 8 oz. can of tomato sauce, any brand 1 tsp. dried oregano (you can also use McCormick Italian seasoning blend) 1 tsp. minced garlic 1 tsp. basil Directions - Combine all the ingredients and spread on your pizza crust and make and bake as usual. Store covered in the fridge up to 1 week. This sauce is easy ...

Cheeseburger Soup in the Crockpot

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Looking for an easy fall crockpot meal? Cheeseburger Soup is perfect for busy fall evenings and chance are you might even have all the ingredients on hand already to make this easy crockpot soup. Cheeseburger Crockpot Soup Ingredients 1 pound of lean burger, browned and drained 1 bag of frozen O'brien style hashbrowns (these have the peppers and onions ...

2014 Hot Toys #Giveaway

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Have some kiddos on your holiday shopping list, but aren't sure what to get them? Maybe you're just curious what this year's hot toys will be so that you know what to buy now before they sell out. Or you could be like me and you just love toys, and you're curious what's out there ...

UFO toy gift idea #VectroninSpace

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Ever been stuck scrambling around Christmas shopping at the last minute, only to find all of the “hot item” must-have-toys of the season are all sold out??   I have.   Anyone that’s been in this boat before knows the importance of getting  a head start on the holiday madness, and snubbing those  cool toys before the masses get ...