Healthy Snacks for Busy Families

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Summer is (almost) here! With summer comes baseball games, summer camp, day trips, and swim team practice in our house. While I do work hard to plan ahead and have healthy snacks on hand when we're on the go, that isn't always possible. We found some fresh and food selections to keep bellies full! Healthy snacks ...

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

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I have been making my own condensed milk for a while now wanting to save money and really, it's such a simple thing to make, it seems silly to buy it! Choosing exactly what ingredients I put into recipes means I can choose what those ingredients have or don't have added to them....and since we've ...

Super Hero Smoothie

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Florida Department of Citrus for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. It is so important to get you little ones started off on the right foot in the morning. Making sure they begin their day with good things that fuel their imaginations and energy ...

How To Avoid Summer Learning Loss

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There is a part of me that is glad to have the kids home for the summer. Being a kid at heart, I love hanging out with the kids. I have been known to get on the trampoline, play freeze tag or take a run down the slip-n-slide! What I hate is how much knowledge ...

#DareToCompare #Twitter Party 6/3

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sam’s Club for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. People often ask me why I pay for a Sam’s Club membership year after year.  It's an easy answer for me- simply because the membership continues to get me unbeatable deals on everything, year round, including ...

Join us for the #CaptainCitrus #TwitterParty 6/4

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Florida Department of Citrus. All opinions are 100% mine. Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC) is introducing a new hero to America! Captain Citrus helps convey the values of the Florida Citrus industry while encouraging kids to make smarter decisions concerning nutrition. Captain Citrus helps empower ...

Spinach, Chicken Sausage and Quinoa Recipe

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Another dinner idea- I've gotten so bored with our regular meals from the long winter and am so ready for fresh, new ideas.  My friend Jill shared this Spinach, Chicken Sausage and Quinoa dish that's great FOR you, super high in protein and really, just amazingly delicious.  The kids even love it! Spinach, Chicken Sausage and ...

Southwest Bean Salad

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This Southwest Bean Salad is the perfect side dish for barbecues, pot lucks, picnics, and even Sunday suppers. It has a deliciously light flavor to balance heavier items on the table.  I love it when healthy meets tasty! Pair it with ribs, hot dogs, or even meatloaf for a summer side that packs a punch of ...

Patriotic Paper Craft

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These paper crafts are perfect for your next patriotic event! Add them to food on your table. Toss them in a centerpiece or plant or enjoy them by themselves in a cute mason jar! I love using hot glue with paper because there is very little dry time. Patriotic Paper Craft Materials: Hot Glue Miscellaneous Scrapbook Paper Circle Template Scissors Skewers Buttons Directions: To make ...

Fresh Mint Chocolate Bars

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Hi new friend! Janel here from the sister team of NellieBellie. I'm the short, redhead to counteract my sister Lanet's tall blondeness. We create healthy recipes, ridiculously decadent desserts, cozy drinks, cocktails, and pretty crafts & diy's. You know, the important things in a Minnesota life . We'd love for you to pop by ...