Chickpea Recipe: Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

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My oldest is a vegetarian now, and we're always looking for more ways to get protein in her diet.  We decided to give some roasted chickpeas a try, since they are high in protein (and fiber, bonus!) and hoped that they'd make a filling snack for her belly.  We're very pleased with the result and ...

10 Easy Weeknight Meals

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Sometimes it’s easy for the day to race by, whether it’s because you’ve had a hectic day at the office, the kid’s busy schedules or you’re just taking time for yourself. Dinners aren’t always planned and at the end of the day, it can be hard to gain motivation to cook at all, let alone a ...

#Sears #PerformanceMatch Twitter Party 6/24 9pm EST

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Come join Sears Home Appliances along with @StacieInAtlanta, and @JollyMom on Tuesday, June 24th talk relationships and performance – yes, we plan to go THERE! We’ll find out what the word on the Tweet is on America’s relationships. Do you dare some spill it all?  (The correct answer is YES! YOU DO!) It’s going to be ...

$100 Target Giveaway

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My blogger friends and I are bringing together two of our favorite things for a super-fun giveaway -- Target & Instagram! You’ll have the chance to win a $100 Target gift card + follow some awesome bloggers on instagram! Be sure to bookmark this page and come back everyday because there will be daily entries ...

Small living room furniture challenges

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We have a small living room with some big challenges in it.  So many times, we've grabbed magazines or searched online for help decorating "difficult" spaces or small spaces and what we find is - well, not the same as our definition of small. It's frustrating.  We have my parents' old (they'd had it for ...

How to combat summer learning loss #zoobeanexpert

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Have you ever taken a vacation from work or a hobby, and then you came back and your brain drew a blank at the most simplest of tasks? It's normal for our minds to need to adjust, and get back in the swing of things. Children go through this exact same experience during the summer ...

Moonshine BBQ makes me smile. #OutbackBestMates

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I have a confession to make.  Recently, I took my family to Outback Steakhouse for a fun family night (the nice folks from our local Outback invited us). Now, I knew all about the Moonshine BBQ menu items because I had sampled them in April at the Bloomin' Brands headquarters...but I hadn't been able to ...

How to Make Business Cards in PicMonkey

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I don't know about you but I am very tired of paying for a design for my business cards.  I wanted to learn how to make  business cards in PicMonkey and my friend Sadie agreed to show me. :) It's really not hard! The process of making business cards in PicMonkey is suuuper simple. It's just ...

Credit monitoring is not proactive identity theft protection #lifelocksafety

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Have you ever been in a fender bender? If so, you know the headache and inconvenience it causes. What if you got in a fender bender (one not your fault), and found out afterwards that the insurance policy you had been paying for each month didn’t actually cover anything.?! Your vehicle would not be fixed. ...

Come get cheesy with us! #MacAndCheesyJoke

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If you know me, you know I love puns, groaners, cheesy jokes.  The worse the punchline, the better!  Cheesy should be my middle name.  Really.  Just ask my husband.  And one of my fave (actual) cheesy brands, Pirate's Booty, have come out with Mac and Cheese!! We LOVE the booty in our house.  My kids ...