{Free} Printable Hipster Valentines

I LOVE Valentine’s Day with kids.  I’ve not always been so enamored with it as an adult, but with my kids? I adore it.  Je t’adore!  Me gusto mucho!   Mostly, because it’s a day to celebrate friendship and get punny and funny, sweet, sappy and cute cards, plus…candy.  Or not.  Either way- here are some hip-hoppin fun printable hipster valentines that you can download here: hipster-valentines or you can click the pic of them to get the PDF file for download.  Enjoy!!

 

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Want more Valentine’s Day ideas? Here are some American Girl Valentines you can print too!

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Strawberry Passionfruit Chia Smoothie

I am trying to work on filling, healthy breakfasts and snacks.  I’m usually rushing around in the morning getting kids where they need to be and my husband out the door, without forgetting any important things anyone needs.  I always get my coffee, but it’s a rare morning when I get myself a healthy breakfast! Plus, I’m trying to add some new and fun fruits and veggies into our lives.  We’re in a fruit rut here, and I’m bored with our produce purchases. Switching things up and all… Strawberry Passionfruit Chia Smoothie

Strawberry Passionfruit Chia Smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup Almond Milk

1 cup frozen or *fresh strawberries

1 tbsp chia seeds

½ passion fruit

1 tbsp honey or agave

*add 2-3 ice cubes if using fresh strawberries

Process Strawberry Passionfruit Chia Smoothie

 Directions

Place all ingredients inside a high powered blender (like a Ninja or Vitamix) and blend at half speed for 30 seconds or until all ingredients have been blended.  If blending with ice cubes turn off after 30 seconds, wait 10 seconds and blend again to ensure all pieces of ice have been mixed thoroughly.

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Serve topped with chia, strawberries or passion fruit.  Drink immediately.

 

How do you like YOUR smoothies?

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 cup frozen or *fresh strawberries
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ passion fruit
  • 1 tbsp honey or agave
  • *add 2-3 ice cubes if using fresh strawberries
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients inside a high powered blender (like a Vitamix) and blend at half speed for 30 seconds or until all ingredients have been blended. If blending with ice cubes turn off after 30 seconds, wait 10 seconds and blend again to ensure all pieces of ice have been mixed thoroughly.
  2. Serve topped with chia, strawberries or passion fruit. Drink immediately.

 

Winter weather and your car

Today’s important message is…..

Don’t Let Winter Weather Wreck Your Car

 The freezing temperatures, frigid winds and piles of ice and snow that winter brings can wreak havoc on any car. Periodic checks allow you to make the small adjustments needed to prevent major repairs (and accidents).

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Think of it this way.  When the seasons change, we generally swap out apparel, footwear and outerwear so that it’s appropriate for the temperature and climate where we are.  Vacations, as well.  We might stop using heat for the summer, and start using a/c.  Maybe we use a different filter for our home. But we do things in different ways for different temperatures, seasons and climates, and we should also all be making sure our cars get that same attention. (Please note, when I say cars, I mean automobiles of all varieties).

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Do I sound like I’m nagging you about winter weather and your car?  I am!  It matters! It’s important! Plus the picture cracks me up.

Up first? The big cheese, the star of the car… Batteries!

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The vehicle’s battery is essential to giving your car the life it needs to run on a day-to-day basis, starting your car, powering the lights, wipers and more. Every second your car is running your battery is charging, however all car batteries will eventually die and need replacing. No battery? No moving. No power, no nothing. Zip, zilch, nada.  If you’ve ever gone to do something and had your battery dead, you know that feeling.  Winter can do a number on that battery in your car, so pay some attention to it.

There’s a few things you can do to make sure your battery is ready for anything the weather throws your way. First, check the terminals on top of the battery.  You don’t want to see anything special there.  Rust, corrosion, build up= not great.

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When you go for any service, ask them to check your battery.  Doesn’t take long and wouldn’t you rather spend a few minutes now making sure your battery is ok than a few hours on the side of the road waiting for a tow truck because you didn’t?

 

We have something like this. Super handy for winter! @searsauto #sacroadwarriors #rulesoftheroad #carcare #client

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We have something similar to this. If you don’t have one, I totally recommend getting one.  We have one because we have an older (2004) Sienna and if the kids leave a little light on in the back of the van, it kills the battery. (They’ve changed the design so this can’t happen now, but our van still runs great so we deal).  Or if they don’t shut the slider door… Needless to say, we’ve used the portable power pack more times than I can count.  It’s also helped us get through week-long power outages with recent storm events.  EXCELLENT investment plus it’s not super expensive.. There’s a lot you can pay attention to that will help you to ensure your battery won’t fail at the worst possible time (like there’s a good time, right?)! I found this super handy infographic on Sears Auto Center that I find really helpful. (Click the infographic to view and/or download it in a larger size) factors-that-affect-battery-life-infographic

Windshield Wipers

sears wipers One of the most significant aspects of driving safety is your ability to see the road clearly. In blowing sleet and snow, that’s not always 90% of our driving decisions are made based solely on visual information, yet one out of every five vehicles on the road have deficient windshield wipers.  Did YOU know that you should be changing your windshield wipers every 6 months?  I didn’t. And I’m a pretty heavy windshield wiper user (my husband swears I use more wiper fluid than anyone in the history of people who use wiper fluid…but I like my windshield super clean!). A quality set of windshield wipers and the right wiper fluid for the temperatures in your area are essential to being safe throughout the coldest weather. According to Weather.com, special windshield wipers with protective blade covers really do make a difference when the snow falls. You can also find winter fluids specifically created with de-icers to help keep your vision and blades clear. (I buy 3-4 jugs at a time. Toilet paper and wiper fluid are two things we never run out of around here).  

Other Wintertime Problems

Cold temperatures paired with ice and snow can exacerbate the following problems, leading to breakdowns and accidents (technician to utilize car as visualize, when possible). When I arrived at the SAC last week, there was an elderly couple waiting to see why their car hadn’t been starting well.  Turns out, their battery didn’t have a good charge in it and needed to be replaced.  I couldn’t help but think how good it was they’d gone to seek testing and get answers – this was when temps were hovering around zero with wind chills way below zero and things could have gone bad quickly for them had they not gotten their battery tested.  (The Subaru in the main photo and the battery testing photo belongs to that couple).

Also?  The stuff they put on the roads can do a number and wreck the underside of your car.  This was a van’s underside, that was in the shop during my visit.  This ISN’T bad rust.  The tech told me that ice and salt can eat huge holes in your vehicle. 

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Low Tire Pressure

Cold temperatures cause tire pressure to drop, leaving you vulnerable on the road. Properly inflated tires mean better handling for you and a bonus? Better gas mileage.  Plus, without tires, no car can GO anywhere, so they are kind of a big deal in terms of things to pay attention to. where-find-tire-pressure-for-your-car Forget about the numbers embossed on your sidewalls and go with the pressure rating in your owner’s manual or inside your driver’s side door. These are the manufacturer’s specs.

Old, Dirty or Incorrect Fluids

  All fluids in your vehicles should be updated to deal with cold temperatures. All of them.  Old fluids can have build up or not have the right ratio in the mix, which can mean disastrous things for your car as a whole.  Really, that old saying, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, is SO totally applicable with the car. Fresh antifreeze helps your components stay lubricated in subzero conditions and keeps contaminants from marring your radiator, preventing rust and leaks. A radiator fluid exchange before the season kicks in will also ensure your car has an easier time maintaining the correct temperatures. Fighting the cold while keeping things warm is a tough battle, and one that many radiators lose by the time winter is over.

This may look like a pool test kit, but it’s actually a kit to test your vehicle fluids. Kind of cool, right? (Just a note- that’s an unused strip).

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Frozen Gas Lines

Keeping gas in your car makes more sense during winter than any other time of year. Seriously.  It’s not a good idea.  What if you pull a Brett and feel all cocky that you can make it to that next gas station, 3 miles away…. and then you get stuck waiting in traffic?  Boom.  Out of gas.  It’s cold in the winter, friends. Do YOU want to be sitting in a car that won’t start because you have no gas?  I don’t. Really. I was reminded of this a month ago (thankfully NOT in frigid temps, it was a very lucky day for me)…. I’d intended to stop at a gas station but there was a significant amount of construction just before the exit and I was thinking about the workers and not the exit and I missed it…  

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Not only will being stranded in the snow be more uncomfortable and dangerous than other times of year, but running low on gas allows moisture to pool in your gas lines.

Once this occurs, all it takes is a big temperature drop for your gas lines to freeze.

You can buy a commercial additive to pour directly into your tank to help prevent lines from freezing.

However, the best way of preventing this common (and frustrating) problem is simply by filling up long before your car is on empty. In other words, don’t be a Brett.  I can’t believe how stupid I was, and thankfully the kids weren’t with me.

Misaligned and Damaged Shocks and Struts

Winter brings a constant cycle of freezing and thawing, as well as salt and other chemicals designed to melt the snow and ice. This combination can lead to cracks and gaping potholes in the road.

Have your car’s steering and suspension system checked to make sure your shocks and struts haven’t been damaged by uneven road conditions.

Your alignment can also be affected by potholes. Experts recommend an alignment check every year or 12,000 miles.

If you feel your car is pulling to the right or left, bring your car in for an alignment check.

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Thank you SO much to Sears Auto Center for inviting me to be a part of the Sears Auto Center Rules of the Road program. I’ve learned a lot and had some fun along the way!

 

Four Tips to Make Reading Fun for Kids

If you were to ask a teacher, they will tell you one of the hardest things they see is kids who are not reading at their potential. I had a lengthy conversation with one of my kid’s elementary school teachers about this subject. He said it was heartbreaking to see kids coming into his classroom who struggled with reading. This was heartbreaking to me because I love to read and so do my kids. It took work to get my kids to be on that level and I had to use a few tricks to cultivate their passion for the written word. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Reading Eggs.  Here are a few of my tips:
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  1. Read Aloud: Many people think this is harmful when teaching kids to read but it is actually a great stepping stone. Reading aloud helps your kid’s helps to build vocabulary and attention skills as well as comprehension.

 

  1. Take It With You: Keep a few books in your bag or the car. When you have time where you are waiting like the doctor or carpool lane, or at the beach or just sitting in the back yard, pull out a book. Take turns with the kids reading aloud.

 

  1. Connect Books To Real Life: Try and make your books come to life, which will take learning to another level. If you are going to an art museum to see Van Gogh or Picasso, check out a book on the artist from the library.

 

  1. Make It Fun: If something is boring, your kids are going to shy away from it. If you can find an app, website or software that helps make reading fun for kids, they will be more likely to pay attention. With Reading Eggs, a website for kids ages 3-13, you get 24 arcade games, songs, rewards and more to make reading interesting and lots of fun.

 

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Reading Eggs is a wonderful website filled with incentives, cute characters and plenty of fun to engage your kids. Reading Eggs is also compatible with your IOS or Android device so you can take the program on the road with you! Kids can learn at their own pace and Reading Eggs is structured for reads who are just beginning their journey, to older kids who want to continue their journey. The games are fun, the learning is individualized and kids get a real sense of achievement when they master a level and earn their rewards and golden eggs.

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At the heart of Reading Eggs are My Lessons which includes 12 lessons which takes your child through 12 maps. You child can repeat any lesson they want to really bring home their reading skills. With My House, kids can make an avatar, play arcade games and can even write their own stories. With their Golden Egg rewards, they can head over to Reggie’s shop and purchase decorations for their house. For older kids, you can access 96 graded spelling lessons and the Driving Test Centre tests your child on their sight words, phonics, and content area vocabulary. Reading Eggs even has an area where your child can challenge themselves with 32 word puzzles. If your child loves music, they will really enjoy the Music Café where they will have 63 Reading Egg songs at their disposal. There are so many more fun areas to explore, activities to play and rewards to be earned.

 

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Vegan Cookies

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Vegan Cookies

Ingredients

3 Ripe Bananas

2 ½ Cups Oats

½ Cup Golden Raisins, chopped

½ Cup Sweetened Coconut, chopped

1/3 Cup Pecans, finely chopped

1 teas. Cinnamon

2 teas. Vanilla

1/3 Cup Oil

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Instructions

In a large bowl mash the Bananas with a fork.

Add in the remaining ingredients and thoroughly combine

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Take a rounded tablespoon full and roll into a ball, place on an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten into a circle.

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Bake at 350˚ for 10 minutes, rotate the cookie sheets and cook until browned on the bottom and springy on top, an additional 8-10 minutes.

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Remove and cool on a wire rack.  Store in an airtight container.

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Ingredients
  • 3 Ripe Bananas
  • 2 ½ Cups Oats
  • ½ Cup Golden Raisins, chopped
  • ½ Cup Sweetened Coconut, chopped
  • ⅓ Cup Pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 teas. Cinnamon
  • 2 teas. Vanilla
  • ⅓ Cup Oil
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mash the Bananas with a fork.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients and thoroughly combine.
  3. Take a rounded tablespoon full and roll into a ball, place on an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten into a circle.
  4. Bake at 350˚ for 10 minutes, rotate the cookie sheets and cook until browned on the bottom and springy on top, an additional 8-10 minutes.
  5. Remove and cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.

 

Apple Cobbler Yogurt Bites

Being healthier and making conscious choices towards LIVING healthier are so much a part of my routine right now.  Snacks are a major downfall for me, especially sweets. Yoplait makes quick and healthy snacking easy with their 100 calorie Greek yogurts. They are delicious right out of the cup but if you wan’t to take it to another level and dress up your snacks there is a lot you can do with their flavors from vanilla to strawberry cheese and still keep it under 150 calories. I like to snack on yoplait once or twice a day for a energy and of course to sneak some calcium and protein into my hectic and sometimes too busy to eat days. Yoplait believes yogurt is a great daily staple in your new year routine. We believe it’s all about the little things, and eating Yoplait is one of many small steps that can lead to a better you in the new year. Discuss your opinions about weight wellness, and how Yoplait is an ideal snack mid-day to keep you energized and full in between meals. Thanks to Yoplait for sponsoring today’s healthy snacking recipe post!

Why Yoplait Greek 100 for a snacking option?

• 100 calories
• 10-12 grams protein
• 0% fat
• 20+ flavors

I came up with these simple little frozen yogurt bites that taste just like apple cobbler, we have included an easy homemade granola recipe that can be used to top flavors like Yoplaits Apple ie, Blackberry Pie, Black Cherry, Mixed Berry, or Peach to create delicious cobbler creations.

 

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Apple Cobbler 150 Calorie Snack Hack

Homemade Granola

To make homemade granola you will need:

¼ cup quick cook oats
2 tsp. honey
1 tsp. coconut oil

Preheat oven to 300 degrees

Mix all ingredients well.

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Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, stirring once, until golden brown.

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Allow to cool and store unused granola in an airtight container.

For our less than 150 calorie snack hack :

Divide 1 container of Apple Pie flavored Yoplait Greek 100 Yogurt between 6 mini muffin cups.

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Spread 1 Tbsp. of prepared granola over top of yogurt.

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Place in freezer for 1-2 hours until solid.

Eat right away or place yogurt treats in a freezer safe bag and keep frozen until ready to snack.

 

1/4 cup of prepared granola is roughly 125 calories, all you need is 1 Tbsp. of granola to top your 6 yogurt cups bringing this tasty frozen treat under 130 calories to total- for all 6, that is some serious snacking. I typically quadruple this recipe and store it in an airtight container and use to top my yogurt straight from the fridge or frozen!
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What are your favorite snack hacks? Check out Yoplait Greek’s #SnackHacks Pins for some more fab and deLIGHTful snack ideas!

 

Apple Cobbler Yogurt Bites

Apple Cobbler Yogurt Bites

Ingredients

  • To make homemade granola you will need:
  • ¼ cup quick cook oats
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1 6oz tub Yoplait Greek 100 Apple Pie yogurt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. Mix all ingredients except yogurt well.
  3. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, stirring once, until golden brown.
  4. Allow to cool and store unused granola in an airtight container.
  5. For our less than 150 calorie snack hack :
  6. Divide 1 container of Apple Pie flavored Yoplait Greek 100 Yogurt between 6 mini muffin cups.
  7. Spread 1 Tbsp. of prepared granola over top of yogurt.
  8. Place in freezer for 1-2 hours until solid.
  9. Eat right away or place yogurt treats in a freezer safe bag and keep frozen until ready to snack.
  10. /4 cup of prepared granola is roughly 125 calories, all you need is 1 Tbsp. of granola to top your 6 yogurt cups bringing this tasty frozen treat under 130 calories to total- for all 6, that is some serious snacking. I typically quadruple this recipe and store it in an airtight container and use to top my yogurt straight from the fridge or frozen!
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The New Way to Stay Dry #TryDry #Giveaway

Sweat happens! Whether it is from working out, stress or being out on a hot day, we all sweat. The big question is how do we stop it in its tracks? Antiperspirants are one of the staples in our personal care routine, which traditionally has been in the roll on form. The problem is they are not all created equal nor do they always do what they are supposed to do. There is nothing worse than going out in public and having those embarrassing sweat stains on your clothes. I bet we have all had that experience. When did it happen for you? On that big job interview or maybe that important first date? No matter when it happened, it was completely humiliating. The issue with these roll on types is they can go on wet, sometimes sticky and can leave behind residue. Thank goodness Unilever has revolutionized the antiperspirant market with their innovative new dry spray antiperspirants that go on instantly dry for a cleaner feel with no visible residue. This post is brought to you by our friends at Lunchbox.

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This new formula is like nothing you have every tried before with no alcohol or water. This enables them to go on without that annoying sticky or wet sensation from those other brands. Even better is they offer 48-hour odor and wetness protection! You can find them at Walgreens in five brands; Degree Women, Degree Men, Dove for women, Dove Men+Care, and Axe. The Degree Women, Degree Men have a special formula that responds directly to your body movement, releasing extra protection when you are physically active. The Dove for women and the Dove Men+Care features a non-irritant formula that has moisturizing technology for softer, smother underarms The Axe brand for men offers premium and unique fragrances to make men feel confident all day long.

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The containers have a sleek modern design and are made to spray on more evenly when you hold them at the recommended 6” from your underarms. Once you have a chance to take them home and give them a (stay dry) try, you can let everyone know what you think using the hashtag #TryDry. Visit Walgreens.com/TryDry to check them out!

One reader will win a $100 Walgreen Gift Card!

 

 

{2} Valentine’s Day Crafts- Votive Jars

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so why not enjoy a little Valentine’s Day themed crafting? You can make your own Valentine’s Day craft this year- themed votive jars for just pennies each, the end result being a votive holder you can use for candles or even sweet treats. Take a peek below at how we crafted these sweet Valentine’s Day votive holders, perfect for your holiday gift giving or decorating. Here is how to get started!

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1. Valentine’s Day Heart Votive Holder

Supplies needed:

Small glass jar (canning jar works great)
Valentine’s Day themed craft paper
Ribbon or twine
Craft glue
Scissors
Votive candle

 

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Directions:

1. Begin by cutting a strip of paper to fit around your jar. Simply cut, wrap, and make any necessary trims to the paper so that it fits well. Remove the strip from the jar.
2. In the middle of the strip, gently bend it in half. Bend it gently, do not press on the crease. Cut a heart half out of the paper on the bend, so that when you open it up the heart shape will be present.  Remove and discard the paper heart clipping as you won’t need it further.
3. Wrap the strip back around the jar and secure it with glue. You should now be able to peek through the heart and into the jar.
4. Finish by wrapping a length of ribbon or twine around the top of the jar. Tie to secure.
5. Place a votive in the jar and light it up. You will see the glow coming through the heart perfectly!

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2. Valentine’s Day Heart Treat Jar

 

Supplies:

Small glass jar (canning jar works great)
Valentine’s Day themed craft paper
Ribbon or twine
Craft glue
Scissors
Conversation hearts

Directions:

1. Begin by cutting a strip of paper to fit around your jar. Simply cut, wrap, and make any necessary trims to the paper so that it fits well. Remove the strip from the jar.
2. In the middle of the strip, gently bend it in half. Bend it gently, do not press on the crease. Cut a heart half out of the paper on the bend, so that when you open it up the heart shape will be present.  Remove and discard the paper heart clipping as you won’t need it further.

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3. Wrap the strip back around the jar and secure it with glue. You should now be able to peek through the heart and into the jar.
4. Finish by wrapping a length of ribbon or twine around the top of the jar. Tie to secure.
5. Fill the jar with your candy conversation hearts. They will fill the jar and fill the heart space so you can look through the glass and see them.

 

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How sweet is this pair of Valentine’s Day crafts? Give them a try and really get into the season for sweethearts!

3 Ingredient Crab Dip

It’s playoff season, friends. With that comes parties, and snacks, tailgating and lots and lots of appetizers. If you want simple and quick, but also delicious, check out this SUPER simple and quick 3 ingredient crab dip. No one ever has to know that you made it in under 5 minutes unless you tell them (and WHY would you??)

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3 Ingredient Crab Dip

Ingredients

2 6 oz cans of crab
3/4 C. mayo
2-3 tsp. of Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy Seasoning Blend

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Directions

Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Cover and let in sit in the
fridge 1-2 hours prior to serving. That’s it! Super easy and yummy!

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It’s really that easy.  And quick.  Get a last minute invite? Here you go!

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Ingredients
  • 2 6 oz cans of crab
  • ¾ C. mayo
  • 2-3 tsp. of Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy Seasoning Blend
  • Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Cover and let in sit in the
  • fridge 1-2 hours prior to serving. That's it! Super easy and yummy!
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Cover and let in sit in the
  2. fridge 1-2 hours prior to serving. That's it! Super easy and yummy!

 

Four Surefire Ways to Stick to Your Resolutions

Now that all of the holiday decorations are packed away for another year, it is time to look forward to the New Year. For many of us, we will make those traditional New Year’s resolutions to do a variety of things. Some will vow to lose weight or stop smoking while others want to get their finances in order. Whatever you plan to accomplish, it can be difficult to stay true to your word. Sometimes we need a little help to stick to your resolutions. Here are a few tips:

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Surefire Ways to Stick to Your Resolutions

Make Specific Goals: Those who make a specific goal are much more likely to stick to it than those who do not. Instead of saying you plan to save money in 2015, set a concrete figure and how you plan to get to that goal.

Write It Down: If you put pen to paper, you have a 49% chance of making that resolution come to fruition. Keeping a journal helps you keep accountable.

Make It Fun: This tip is geared mostly for losing weight. If you can change up your exercise routine, get a partner or make an upbeat mix tape of your favorite workout music, you have a better chance of sticking with your weight loss goals.

Have The Right Tools: If you plan to save money, have a separate account to put that money in. If you want to lose weight, plan ahead for your meals to avoid fast food traps. Making your meals at home gives you a better chance of staying on your food plan. If you want to save money and lose weight, eat at home more.  Find ways to keep yourself on track with finding new recipes you will enjoy to help you succeed.

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I have a ton of cookbooks up on the shelf and that is where they tend to stay. If you get in a cooking rut, you are in good company. Many people complain this is one thing that can trip them up when trying to lose weight. If you tend to eat the same old baked chicken and steamed veggies, you are going to get bored and fall off the wagon. Instead, you need a tool that can keep your favorite recipes at your fingertips. With the free ReciFoto app for your iPhone and iPad, you get a fun way to browse through recipes, with just a flick of your finger. ReciFoto also makes saving and sharing your favorite recipes easy as pie! Instead of entering ingredients into an app or website, you just take a picture with your iPhone or iPad of that written recipe.

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With the one time In App Purchase, you can add a public recipe to your own Collection with a tap on the button below the recipe. All you need to do is take a picture of the recipe you want to save using your iPhone’s camera, or load it from your device’s album. You can add a hashtag if you want to make your recipe searchable, add a link to your blog or website and you can also search and view from thousands of recipes. Sharing a recipe is as simple as tapping on it, hitting the share button and e mailing it, Tweet it, send it to Facebook, Pinterest or other social media, or save it to your device’s album. With ReciFoto you can say goodbye to that stack of cookbooks, worrying about wrecking handwritten recipes and notes from your family recipes. Now you can store them in the Cloud and share them quickly and easily with your friends and family, ReciFoto is the app for you. Just snap, save, share and savor!

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Let me know when you download ReciFoto- you’ll find me on there as Brett- I’d love to start finding folks to follow to make sure I don’t miss any fab recipes to try! Bloggers- is one of your resolutions for this year to increase exposure for your posts? If you share recipes, this may be another great way to get some more exposure for your recipes!! Check it out!

What are YOUR favorite ways to find new recipes? 

 

 

Thanks to ReciFoto for sponsoring today’s post.  Opinions are my own.