David Burke Prime at Foxwoods

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I've never really had strong feelings about beef before, particularly steak.  I just was kind of blase about it.  That all changed when I had lunch at David Burke Prime at Foxwoods after enjoying some spa time at Norwich Spa at Foxwoods. Renowned Chef David Burke brings his creative, whimsical style to Foxwoods Resort Casino with ...

Jimmy Dean® Lunch and Dinner Entrees #ShineAnytime

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Mornings are always such a mad rush of craziness in my house. No matter how much I THOUGHT I planned for the night before, there are inevitably always about 20 million things that I didn't, and am left scrambling to do. One thing that I strive really hard to do is to send everyone out ...

Homemade Hot Pockets Recipe

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Do you know I used to LOVE Hot Pockets? They were definitely a favorite snack in high school. As I've gotten older I've gotten away from eating them, but I think the kids would love to be able to bring them for lunch and stuff. I just want to control what goes into them and ...

Adult braces? Maybe

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Ever felt uncomfortable in your own skin?   I think that this is something that everyone; whether male or female, goes through at some point. No matter who you are, there is bound to be a time in your life when you felt insecure about some aspect of your appearance.   For me, it was public speaking. I absolutely ...

Chocolate Cough Medicine #DrCocoaReliefwithaSmile

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We're coming into that time of year where I'm giving a serious side eye to each and every cough, sneeze, and sniffle I hear. With flu season just around the corner I'm not taking any chances. I know that I can't protect my kids every single moment of every single day (aside from putting them ...

National School Lunch Week #NSLW

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Happy National School Lunch Week!  Did you know that we've been celebrating NSLW since 1962? Those who work to organize, plan and prepare school lunches have a tough job to do, especially with funding being so tight across the country.  Take the time this week (PLEASE!) to say THANK YOU to those who do work ...

Delta Temp2O Shower Head #DeltaFaucet #HappiMess #giveaway

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Life gets messy.  In my house, kids get messy.  Really messy. Truthfully, we all do, especially when we play together, which is something we put a lot of emphasis on. Weather permitting, we play outside together before and/or after dinner each day. Even if it's raining or snowing. We figure it's more important to be ...

Energy Bites Recipe: For the love of play #QuakerPlayMaker #Giveaway

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Quaker has asked me to talk to you about their For the Love of Play campaign, in partnership with the NFL and Fuel Up to Play 60, designed to help fuel healthy families so they an get out and be active for 60 minutes of play a day.  Physical activity, in combination with good nutrition, is ...

Fall Decor – Pumpkin with Felt Flowers

Fall Pumpkin with Felt Flowers

I love fall decor that is not just Halloween related, items that can come out early October and stay out until it's time to decorate for winter.  This Pumpkin with Felt Flowers is perfect for all of fall!  I used all browns and creams but you could easily add any color you'd like.  The felt ...

New game teaches responsibility and respect

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Besides protecting our children from harm and keeping them safe, perhaps the most important job as a parent is to teach our children to fare well in the world alone, once they’ve outgrown our care. This doesn’t just mean teaching them to survive; but to contribute- To be decent human beings, and give back to ...