Treat yourself with your tax return #TreatYourself #StraightTalkTesters

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It’s tax time- and that means for many of us, TAX RETURNS! Not always easy to know what to do with $3229 (the average US tax refund amount). Our friends at Straight Talk know how important it is to families to get the most bang for their buck and optimize those returns...they sent me a ...

Celebrate Spring Snoopy Style

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Happy Spring!! It finally is starting to look a little bit like spring may make an arrival here in Connecticut soon. Most of the snow is even melted at long last... Snoopy = Spring! Celebrate the end of cold weather (if you had any—looking at you, Californians!) with a perfect Peanuts springtime package. The ...

Korean Beef & Broccoli

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I love the flavor of Korean Beef and have been making a recipe using ground beef instead of sliced sirloin for awhile, but I decided to take it up a notch by adding broccoli to it to combine tow of my favorite dishes - Beef & Broccoli and Korean Beef. This meal is fast, easy, and tastes ...

Tahini Hummus

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It's only been recently that I've come to appreciate the awesome that is hummus.  Now that I've started, I want to explore it all. The world of hummus.  How, you ask, did this come to be? To start, I never actually liked hummus before. But I'd never really tried homemade hummus and then I was ...

Five Tips to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

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When I was in the workforce, the office I worked in was getting a facelift. We had construction crews in and out all day for several days. One day at lunch, I went to grab my purse from my file cabinet and it was gone. My stomach dropped because I knew the trouble I was ...

Premium Denim at Affordable Prices

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When it comes to spring, I always think of a time of newness and renewal. Because we had such a rough winter this year, the idea of the warm sunshine on my face and seeing those daffodils peeking from the ground makes me very happy. Another thing about spring is you get to put away ...

4 Fun Ways to Skype

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If you have a computer or mobile device, you have probably heard of Skype. This free and easy software application has connected people with one another all over the world. In addition to making calls with other people, you can also instant message and share files. This is the perfect application to use for both ...

Teriyaki Rice Bowl

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Have you discovered Della Rice yet? This is not your typical, boring rice on the grocery store shelf.  Their rice is all natural and gluten free It has a wonderful creamy texture and a delicious nutty flavor that lends itself well to any dish.  I knew immediately what I wanted to do with my Della ...

Four Reasons To Eat Canned Food

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I don’t know about you, but I grew up eating canned food. My mom was a wiz in the kitchen and as a busy mom, she relied on using canned food whenever possible. Suffice it to say, as a busy mom myself, I too rely on using canned food whenever I can as well. It ...

Peanuts Valentine’s Day

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and I can’t think of any better way to celebrate than with Peanuts—where Sally loves Linus, Charlie Brown loves his Little Red-Haired Girl, and everyone loves Snoopy! So I’ve got a great Peanuts Valentine’s Day giveaway for you. You don't know this, but my bedroom growing up had a pink and ...