Holiday Shopping Tip: Groceries & Gift Cards = Savings!

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Holiday Shopping Tip: Groceries & Gift Cards = Savings! #Get2xDip Prime holiday shopping time is upon us. I have super secret holiday shopping tip just for you! Want to know what it is? Get Your Gift Cards at the Grocery Store! Yup, it's as simple as that. Swing into your local Stop & Shop or Giant Carlisle and you can save big time! Save on Fuel First off, you can save on fuel. Those trips to Grandma's house will cost less. Cool, huh? Through 12/4, your purchases at Stop & Continue Reading...

6 Ways to Lose Belly Fat

6 ways to lose belly fat

Having too much belly fat puts you at higher risk for high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer and other ailments. Do what you can to reduce those extra pounds around the middle. Here are 6 ideas to help you get started.  Keep Moving According to WebMD, "Raising your heart rate for 30 minutes at least three times per week makes a big difference. It slows down how much visceral fat you gain. Rake leaves, walk, garden, go to Zumba, play soccer with your kids. It doesn’t have to be in t Continue Reading...

Healthy Thanksgiving Celebrations with Edible Arrangements

Edible Arrangements

Thanksgiving is a celebration known for being a high calorie holiday. Consider providing a lighter option for your guests with Edible Arrangements. My kids and their cousins LOVE the cool "fruit bouquets" from Edible Arrangements. They think it's so much fun to eat "fruit on a stick." Parents love that it's a super easy way to get the kids to eat fruit. What a fantastic way to keep the "Kids Table" happy while the adults enjoy their meal. Of course the grown-ups also love enjoying the fruit Continue Reading...

Fall Fashion with Layers, Boots, Scarves and More!

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Fall Fashion with Layers, Boots, Scarves and More! I love fall fashion. You can have so much fun creating layered looks. Here are three collections I put together using the amazing clothes from ModCloth.com. They have a wide selection for all of your fall fashion needs. They best part is that they are reasonably priced too. Yippee! My first fall fashion collection is for a weekend. I might visit a farmers market or have dinner with my family in this outfit. How about you? Fall Layers Continue Reading...

$100 Amazon Gift Card Blast!

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Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Pinterest blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here. Entry-Form Continue Reading...

Foodie Friday: 15 Delicious Winter Salads

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Foodie Friday Collection: 15 Winter Salads Many people don't think about salads as much in the winter, but there are many winter salads that are delicious and can even be served warm. Add hearty, in-season ingredients like beet greens, cauliflower, warm farro, and sweet potatoes for delicious and filling meals. Here is my collection for Foodie Friday. Find more inspiration at Foodie.com as well. Enjoy! Check out 15 Delicious Winter Salads by Jenn Mitchell at Foodie.com What is your fa Continue Reading...

How to be an After School Snack HERO

Fun After School Snack Recipe

With a super picky kid like my son, it's not easy to get him to eat his after school snacks. He especially dislikes when I serve him fresh fruit. A tried and true option for me is to use a spread that can make fruit a bit more "attractive" for him. I was really excited to hear about the new Reese's spreads. They are a perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavors in spreadable form to help make #AnySnackPerfect! To be an after school snack hero with my son, I need to get c Continue Reading...

Christmas Cupcake Decorating Ideas

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Christmas Cupcake Decorating Ideas My family loves decorating cupcakes and Christmas is a great time of year to come up with new ideas. Here are a few of our Christmas Cupcake Creations and some links to others I've seen around the web that I'd like to try. Holiday Tree Cupcake This is a fun one that my son created. He used a marshmallow tree, white icing for the outer edge, red icing for the inner circle, green spiced gumdrops, and a bit of powdered sugar to simulate snowfall. I love the way Continue Reading...

Wordless Wednesday – Snow

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Welcome to another WW. This week, I am showing off some photos from a few of my favorite recipes. Here is my photo of the week. We had our first snowfall so I thought it would be nice to share. I am not really ready for winter though. At least the view is pretty. This week I am highlighting one of the bloggers from last week. This week, I'm showing off Taylor Joelle Designs. Her photos last week were so cute! Stop by her blog and say hi. This week our Co-Hosts will be adding their Continue Reading...

Fun Indoor Family Fitness Activities

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Fun Indoor Family Fitness Activities When the weather gets cold, it's not always easy to get in a workout. With just a little creativity, you can get the whole family involved in fun, calorie burning activities. It's a great way to promote family time too. Pillow Fights We play a variation called "The Pillow Game" where we have two players per side and a coffee table between us. It's basically like dodgeball with pillows. Another one the kids like is where they run around in circles and we Continue Reading...

Holiday Baking Ideas: Gingerbread Cupcakes

Holiday Baking Ideas: Gingerbread Cupcakes

When it comes to holiday baking, most people think about gingerbread houses and cookies. Have you ever had gingerbread cupcakes? They are an annual tradition for our family Christmas Party. Decorating cupcakes is also a great way to bring the entire family together to work on a project away from their electronic devices. I took a trip to Price Chopper to find the items I would need for our recipe and decorations. There are so many great items to choose from at Price Chopper at great prices. B Continue Reading...