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Four tips for vacationing in Alaska

For most US travelers, Alaska remains the last frontier. Wild, rugged landscapes and bleakly beautiful scenery abounds, and for many the 49th state is still wrapped in mystery and wonder. Vacationing in Alaska is a glorious prospect, and once you’ve had a taste of the icy beauty of this magnificent corner of the US you’ll …

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12 Smart Meal Prep Hacks To Save Money & Time

Meal prep hacks include cooking for the whole week, preparing simple meals, buying seasonal products, visiting the farmer’s market, and much more. Preparing meals can be a very interesting activity. But many adults spend way too much time thinking about what to cook for the day. Besides, spending money ordering ready-made meals from restaurants.  This …

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March Giveaway — Pioneer Woman Cookware Set

I love having giveaways on my blog so for March we are giving away a Pioneer Woman Cookware Set — perfect for making delicious meals for you and your family. I don’t know about y’all, but I LOVE entering giveaways — especially if it is for books, cooking gadgets, and of course gift cards. I …

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Traveling to the UK? Remember These 5 Important Tips for a Pleasant Experience

It is fun to travel to a new country, but it is also a bit stressful. Whether you are there on a short trip or for any other purpose, it is better to know what you can and cannot do, and how you should behave while staying there. The United Kingdom is one such country …

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5 Ways Getting a Full Night’s Sleep is Good for Your Health

We all know the phrase “they woke up on the wrong side of the bed” which basically means that someone is in a bad mood. While it is a common saying often used to describe someone who is angry or upset, it is rooted in truth. How you sleep, or rather how much sleep you …

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Mint M&M Brownies – The Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Treat

Mint M&M Brownies — the perfect St. Patrick’s Day Treat — especially if you use my homemade brownie recipe! Before you know it, St. Patrick’s Day will be here, so I thought I would share with you an easy recipe for Mint M&M Brownies. Instead of using a boxed version, I always make mine from …

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5 Eco-Friendly Travel Destinations You Want to Visit

Ecotourism is a popular pastime for those who want to travel and experience the world in an environmentally friendly way. In the same way that a food enthusiast will travel for miles to find the most authentic cuisine possible, an eco-tourist will go out of their way to experience the natural beauty and culture of …

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Healthy Refreshments Ideas To Try Out This Spring

Spring is a wonderful time of the year when the first sun and the first flowers look up from the ground. We all feel happy when it arrives, hearing the birds chirping and seeing the budding greenery. Once the heat makes its entrance, you prefer to drink fresher drinks and eat a little lighter – …

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What to Pack for Your Next Beach Vacation

There’s nothing like beach vacations. Kids laughing and running on the sand, while you relax and get that golden brown tan. It doesn’t matter if the beach takes a few hours’ ride from your home or is situated in a different city, it’s imperative to take along some essential items if you really want to …

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February Giveaway — Cake Decorating Bundle

This giveaway is closed and the winners have been chosen — Nicki and Nancy! I love having giveaways on my blog so for February, we are giving away a Cake Decorating Bundle — perfect whether you are new to baking cakes or if you are a master at decorating and creating beautiful creations. I don’t …

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Chocolate Covered Valentine Pretzel Rods

These Chocolate Covered Valentine Pretzel Rods are the perfect bite of sweet and salty. I make a batch of these during Valentine’s Day and use them to decorate my dessert charcuterie boards. This post was originally published on February 8, 2015 and has been recently updated with new photos. One of my favorite things to …

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Strawberry Cake Balls

These Strawberry Cake Balls are the perfect bite-sized dessert full of delicious strawberry flavor. Perfect for date night, Valentine’s Day, or just because. We visited our local bakery the other day to get some donoughts and coffee. Inside the bakery, I checked out the other desserts they had and spied some strawberry cake balls. You …

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Planning A Trip to Hawaii for the First Time

There is no better place to visit for your first Hawaiin trip than the big island of Hawaii. It is the most adventurous, and diverse island in Hawaii and one that many people love! However, since it is your first time, you will need to do appropriate planning beforehand. Fortunately, this simple travel guide will …

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Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

Looking for a simple way to incorporate more fruit into your morning breakfast meals? Check out this delicious recipe for Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowls. Blueberries are so good for you and are really fun to eat. We usually add them to salads, muffins, and even sometimes in our main dishes, but they are really just as good …

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Health After 40 – Here are a Few Things To Keep You Looking Young!

Once the youth of your twenties and thirties has passed, your health concerns can start to look different. While you may have previously been able to eat large servings of dessert, you might now find that you feel sluggish and fatigued for the rest of the day. Don’t fret – you can keep your body …

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Southwest Chicken Quinoa Salad

This Southwest Chicken Quinoa Salad is made with leftover chicken from the night before that has been seasoned with cumin, salt, and pepper. The other night we had tacos and my delicious restaurant-style Mexican Cheese dip. When we were finished, we had a lot of meat leftover – both ground beef and shredded chicken breast …

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Copycat Cheesecake Factory Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes

This Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes Recipe is a Cheesecake Factory Copycat recipe! They can be served as an appetizer or as a main dish. One of my favorite restaurants to visit is The Cheesecake Factory. Every time I go, I try to get a different dish, so that when I come home I can recreate …

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