Happier Holidays (and nights) #HappierHolidaysSweeps

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It's December.  Life is HECTIC for almost everyone.  Regular life activities, but also? Holiday shopping, baking, wrapping, gifting, visiting and celebrating on top of day to day activities.  It's fun and it's wonderful but it can also be oh so very stressful. Even finding places for friends and family to sleep when they come over ...

What does independence mean to you?

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What does independence mean to you?   For different people, it can mean many different things. For some, it’s the ability to do what you what to do, when you want to do it (namely my children). For others, it could be financial independence. Being able to have your own money and support yourself without the assistance ...

Chocolate Tiramisu Martini #ComeBackNew

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This Chocolate Tiramisu Martini recipe was 100% inspired by my enjoyment of the chocolate delights we tasted while aboard the Caribbean Princess cruise ship in October.  There's a very well known dessert aboard the Caribbean Princess, Sabatini's Chocolate Tiramisu that I have heard about in many places, and it absolutely lives up to its reputation...(and ...

Exciting gift ideas #ExcitingHolidayGifts

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Are you willing to step outside the norm this holiday season, by gifting something that goes above and beyond the normal Christmas gift? Excitations is encouraging you to do just that, and they’re making it awfully simple to choose unique and exciting holiday gifts! Gifting an experience, rather than a gift, is a practice that has ...

Thule Roof Rack

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I love the new roof rack system that Thule sent to me for this post.  It was easy to install, very functional and quiet on the highway. This set-up came with Thule AeroBlade bars that have Wind Diffuser technology disturbs airflow to reduce noise and drag for improved fuel economy.  All pictured Thule items retail ...

Coconut Citrus Body Scrub

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Whether you have been on a tropical cruise and you want to recapture the feeling or you have just had THAT kind of day you need to escape from this delicious Coconut Citrus Body Scrub is the answer. Just where did the inspiration for this fabulous scrub come from?  The amazing Caribbean Princess cruise ship, on a ...

Girls Week Away

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Princess Cruise Lines.......I didn't know where to start, so I'm starting with my cousin.  We're just a few months apart in age, as our moms were, and while we've always had a connection, we've never really had time to get to know one another as adults.  Not just "us" anyway.  Princess Cruise Lines invited me ...

5 Things First Time Cruisers Should Know

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Taking a cruise for the first time can be a very exciting experience! It's a vacation option like no other, and you'll likely want to make the most of your time. Read on to find out what first time cruisers should know so their first travels aboard a ship are enjoyable! 5 Things First Time Cruisers ...

American Heritage Chocolate Recipes #ChocolateHistory

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Last week, I had a REALLY fun day down in NYC in Times Square with my friend Julie.  It was a quick trip, but lots of fun and I love to see my blogging pals! All in all a great day.  Plus, it was full of chocolate.  Specifically, American Heritage Chocolate (a newer favorite) and M&Ms chocolates ...

#ChocolateHistory #TwitterParty 11/11

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Ready to party? I am.  What's the occasion?  Well, some of my favorite chocolates are going to be available for purchase where some of my other favorite chocolates are available for purchase.  What's better than CHOCOLATE? Seriously, though.  Remember when I went to G Dub's House? (Mount Vernon) or when Racquel went to Old Salem and ...