Minimalism….too much or too little?

Bring on the New Year…… The average American home contains a median of 300,000 items. What do you own? How much is just taking up space and cluttering your home? Minimalism (or any form of it) can change your life. An interesting article by Joshua Becker reveals some facts on how much we actually own, purchase, donate, …

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2018….What are your plans?

It’s that time of the year where we all make New Year’s resolutions…..but like most, I find most of mine hard to keep. Below are 5 resolutions I believe we can ALL accomplish! Smile more Be more positive Listen more than you speak Be more patient Say thank you more Life is fleeting and we …

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5 Christmas Symbols We Display

I was surfing the Internet and ran across this post from www.Christmas.com telling us of mistletoe, Christmas trees, Christmas stockings, candy canes, and poinsettias. Having most of these in my home during the holidays, I was intrigued to learn about them. The Story of Mistletoe and other Christmas Symbols Christmas is the season for joy …

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Be on Guard for the Cookie Monster in Your House

I love baking, and one way I celebrate the holidays is by baking many, many cookies and hosting a cookie exchange with my neighbors. A cookie exchange can simplify your holiday baking, give you new recipes to try, and give you an opportunity to celebrate with others. Everyone will get to enjoy the treats without …

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December Holidays, not just Christmas anymore

Each December brings a month filled with holidays, celebrations, and school vacations. Christmas Christmas is aligned with the story of the birth and resurrection of Jesus and the lively St. Nicholas who became known as Santa Claus. After Emperor Constantine made Christianity the official religion of Rome, the people began to use trees, holly leaves, …

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Epsom salt…more than just a bath soak

Epsom salt has been used for years for its therapeutic benefits. Although most of us may think of soaking in the bathtub in Epsom salt, there are many uses for it. During the holiday season you may find this very relaxing! Eases stress Relieves muscle tension, pain, and inflammation Promotes restful sleep Detoxifies the body …

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Do you prefer crowds or your pajamas?

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. The sales have begun. Are you a deal hunter? Research is showing that more and more people are deciding to ditch the early morning shopping hours due to waiting in long lines to get in to a store, and then to make a purchase. Black Friday is dying in the age …

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RecipeCorner – Save Room for Skinny Sweet Potato Casserole this Thanksgiving!

The traditional sweet potato casserole at Thanksgiving is a family favorite. However, trying to eat healthier makes me think twice before spooning up a huge helping this holiday. I am “thankful” I found this healthier version!   Skinny Sweet Potato Casserole Ingredients Filling 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 1/3 cup fat-free …

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Families are like fudge….mostly sweet with a few nuts

With the holidays quickly arriving, Thanksgiving is almost here. Thanksgiving is a chance for families and friends to get together to, reminisce, and possibly watch a little football. Instead of feeling that this is a stressful time with meal prep, a crowded house, family disagreements and sibling rivalry, and eating too much turkey….use the day …

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RecipeCorner – Rice Crispy Treats (original, natural & gluten-free)

Snap, Crackle, Pop – Not only did most of us enjoy Rice Krispies as a morning breakfast cereal….but when we added marshmallows we definitely had a real “treat”. As we try to eat healthier we don’t want to give up our favorite snacks completely. Below are two alternatives to the tried and proven Kellogg’s Rice …

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