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5 Reasons You Need to Be a Wine Club Member5 Reasons You Need to Be a Wine Club Member Anyone who has ever gone wine tasting has been given the opportunity to join a wine club, and is probably a member of at least one of those wineries. However, there are...

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The Inner Battle of Free-Range Parenting Versus Helicopter Parenting is RealThe Inner Battle of Free-Range Parenting Versus Helicopter... For years I have read article after article about free-range parenting versus helicopter parenting. I read them over and over trying to figure out how I could be the best...

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Why is Turning 40 So Difficult?Why is Turning 40 So Difficult? Let's be honest -- I spent the past year dreading last month. Yes, a full 365 days of dreading January 2016. Possibly even longer if I think about it. Just the thought of...

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Stop Making Excuses and Teach Your Children How to be Healthy

Stop Making Excuses and Teach Your Children How to be Healthy

  In recent years as I have driven past my neighborhood high school and as I have wandered...
Seasonique--The Unexpected Change

Seasonique--The Unexpected Change

Have you ever started out doing something with certain expectations and along the way something else...
Summer Workouts For Enjoying Summer Fun--Guest Post By: Taylor Ryan

Summer Workouts For Enjoying Summer Fun--Guest Post By: Taylor Ryan

Right now everyone's schedule seems crazy. For a lot of families summer means vacations, cookouts,...
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Springpad is the New Evernote/Pinterest--Only Better!!!

Springpad is the New Evernote/Pinterest--Only Better!!!

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Fall Cleaning - Spring's Counterpart

Fall Cleaning - Spring's Counterpart

  picture supplied by www.freedigitalphotos.net   There are three things I do every...
How to Keep Your Kitchen Sponge Clean

How to Keep Your Kitchen Sponge Clean

  OMG -- I could just scream when I walk into the kitchen, look into the sink and find a...
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Visiting Kailua-Kona? Check Out These Great Outdoor Activities

Visiting Kailua-Kona? Check Out These Great Outdoor Activities

With fantastic weather year-round, and a variety of environments, there is no better place to explore...
Only In Auckland for a Short Time? Don't Miss These Must-See Attractions.

Only In Auckland for a Short Time? Don't Miss These Must-See Attractions.

When you travel to a new destination, you want to spend as much time as possible exploring the city and...
The Four Best Things to Do When Visiting Ashmore

The Four Best Things to Do When Visiting Ashmore

Ashmore Australia is a suburb of the Gold Coast and just south of Brisbane. It is a fantastic city to...
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Crock-Pot 5 Ingredient Potato Soup

Crock-Pot 5 Ingredient Potato Soup

  Fall is practically here. There is a chill in the air, and the leaves are beginning to...
Crock-Pot Lasagna--You can do that?

Crock-Pot Lasagna--You can do that?

  One weekend this past fall I was preparing to spend a very cold afternoon and early evening...
Pizza Pasta--Dinner in the Crock-Pot

Pizza Pasta--Dinner in the Crock-Pot

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Why Do Women Feel Fat When They Are Skinny?

Why Do Women Feel Fat When They Are Skinny?

What do you see when you look in the mirror?   We have all been there. One day you look in the mirror and you feel fabulous, the next day you glance towards the same reflection and you feel fat and think you must’ve gained weight. Why? The scale hasn’t moved. You know that you are not heavier, yet you just feel... 

Why Aren’t We Helping the U.S. Tsunami Victims?–Japan is Not the Only Country in Need

Why Aren’t We Helping the U.S. Tsunami Victims?–Japan is Not the Only Country in Need

  Remains of the Crescent City California Harbor I was hit with such sorrow today as I read through several articles in Oregon and Northern California newspapers referring the tsunami destruction and devastation that has been felt in these areas. Multiple harbors have been destroyed and are in ruins, yet we have seen so... 

Avocado Black Bean Salsa — I Told You I Love Mexican Food

Avocado Black Bean Salsa — I Told You I Love Mexican Food

  Looks good, tastes awesome!   When I posted my favorite soup recipe, “Mmmm, Chicken Enchilada Soup”, I shared that mexican food is my absolute favorite. And as many times as I have had a meal this week which consisted of a burrito, taco, taco salad or margaritas you would think that I would be sharing... 

West Coast Be Prepared–Large Quake Predicted Within the Week

West Coast Be Prepared–Large Quake Predicted Within the Week

Could this be the west coast within the week?   I don’t normally do this because I do not ever want to promote mayhem and distress. That being said, I would be filled with regret and sorrow if I something were to happen and I did not share this information. Last week I posed the question “Are You Earthquake... 

Spring is in the Air and So is the Pollen

Spring is in the Air and So is the Pollen

Photographer: dan, www.freedigitalphotos.net   Spring is in the air–wait, was that just snow I saw coming from the sky? No I see blooms starting on the tree outside, it must be spring time. Although I did see on weather.com that there is snow in the forecast for the weekend so it must still be winter. Didn’t... 

Can You Make a Mistake and Miss Your Fate?

Can You Make a Mistake and Miss Your Fate?

  Jeff and Carrie Spring 1992   Jeff and Carrie Summer 2009                             Webster’s Dictionary defines fate as that which unavoidably befalls a person; fortune; lot; The universal principle or ultimate agency by which the order... 

St. Patrick’s Day–Turning Food and Beer Green

St. Patrick’s Day–Turning Food and Beer Green

St. Patrick's Day by: www.freedigitalphotos.net St. Patrick’s day  is almost here and I have been looking for great meal ideas for the holiday. The traditional meals on St. Patrick’s day include corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, or anything that comes with an Irish label or a leprechaun. Unfortunately I do... 

Daylight Savings Time-Adjust Quickly

Daylight Savings Time-Adjust Quickly

www.freedigitalphotos.net If you are anything like me, you love the time change in the fall when time falls back and you gain an extra hour, but you dread the change in spring, with time spring forward and you lose an hour. Although it is just a mere hour of time, the change seems to really affect you. Every year when daylight... 

Are You Earthquake Ready?

Are You Earthquake Ready?

Photographer: Rawich, www.freedigitalphotos.net I cannot fathom the devastation that has taken place in Japan over the past 24 hours. First an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.9 and a multitude of aftershocks getting as high as 6.0 on the Richter scale. These aftershocks today reached a higher magnitude than most people have... 

Vajazzle – Bedazzle What?

Vajazzle – Bedazzle What?

Crystals used for Vajazzelling Everyone knows about bedazzling–well everyone who was either a young girl at one time or has a young girl in your home or who watches way too many infomercials. Bedazzling became all the rage when the Bedazzler first made its appearance back in the 1970’s. This small staple-like device... 

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