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Gluten-free Molasses Cookies with Peanut Butter

Gluten-free Molasses Cookies with Peanut Butter

There is something about molasses cookies that I crave. When I grew up, every Christmas my grandma would bake molasses cookies. Her cookies were about the size of a silver dollar and so addicting! My grandma would always have them neatly packed in a wax paper-lined...

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Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy People

Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy People

Whether it’s a birthday party or the Christmas season here are some gift ideas for those who are hard to buy for. Let’s face it; giving gifts can be a lot of fun! However, I find myself that it’s only fun when you give a gift you know they’ll enjoy and appreciate. So...

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10 Free Things to do on Thanksgiving Weekend

10 Free Things to do on Thanksgiving Weekend

This Thanksgiving weekend is a little different. When you have a 'stay-at-home' Thanksgiving how can you make it great? The first thing to making Thanksgiving great is to define what ‘great’ is to you. What is it that you look forward to with this holiday? A great...

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Road Trip Must-Have!

Road Trip Must-Have!

Road trips are the ultimate carefree vacation. Gazing at the countryside, rockin’ to your playlist, and pulling through your favorite fast-food joint is a joy to the soul. These are all great things, but I want to make your road trip even better. How to do that? There...

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3 Essential Tactics for Holiday Eating

3 Essential Tactics for Holiday Eating

Holiday eating here we come! What is your approach to Holiday eating? Do you go in with an attitude of “It’s the Holiday’s I’m diving in!” or are you, “It’s the Holiday’s, time to deprive myself if I want to keep my figure.” Let me help you enjoy holiday eating...

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Mark’s Spicy Shrimp Recipe

Mark’s Spicy Shrimp Recipe

Spicy shrimp are two words that were made for each other. This is a dish that won't disappoint your spicy palate. I’m not going to bore you with a long story about this recipe, because there isn’t a story. My husband was experimenting in the kitchen and concocted this...

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5 Best Pieces of Advice for Simplifying

5 Best Pieces of Advice for Simplifying

Simplifying your space is more than just throwing your stuff out. In fact, simplifying can be complicated, especially if you want to organize it as you go. We’re not going to organize today. We’re going to focus on simplifying our space by knowing how to do it simply....

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Warm Kale Salad Recipe

Warm Kale Salad Recipe

Oh my goodness, I am hooked on this warm kale salad recipe! Seriously, this is my new favorite lunch. I also feature this recipe in a post. If you missed it it's here for you: Warm Kale Salad Plus 4 Tips to Change Up Weight Loss you’ll want to check’r out. I actually...

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The Truth Behind “Can’t”.

The Truth Behind “Can’t”.

This post isn’t about a movie review; it’s about the message God put in my heart while watching this particular story. I had an epiphany and want to share it with you. With that said, may you find motivation and inspiration from the word “can’t”. In 2018 the movie I...

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Cleaning the House: 5 Factors to Understand

Cleaning the House: 5 Factors to Understand

Cleaning the house has been one of the most toxic yet healthy tasks in life. Sure we could pay someone else to do it but stay humble friend. Living in a clean house is not just healthy for our bodies, but for our psyche. Learn how to make cleaning less stressful by...

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Quick Healthy Meals On a Budget? 5 Criteria

Quick Healthy Meals On a Budget? 5 Criteria

How can we make a quick healthy meal on a budget? When it comes to meals I use five criteria to measure success: taste, health, speed, digestion, and budget. Let’s jump right in. My secret ingredients to add flavor Have you noticed when you eat something that tastes...

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How to Simplify Meal Planning! + My Secret Weapon

How to Simplify Meal Planning! + My Secret Weapon

When it comes to meal planning it can either be super fun or a drag. Cooking and I have a love/hate relationship. There are days when it is soothing to my soul, and other days it’s like a ton of bricks on my shoulders. For those hard days, it would be easy for me to...

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Christy’s Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Christy’s Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I absolutely love cookies. My favorite cookie hands-down is the chocolate chip cookie. The gentle crisp on the outside and soft center is the perfect texture to satisfy anyone...in my opinion of course. Oh, and then you get a chunk of chocolate that is slightly hard...

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14 Simple Ways to Boost Our Immune System

14 Simple Ways to Boost Our Immune System

To keep our immune system functioning at top speed during ‘sick season’ there are a few things we can do to ward off illness and increase health. I’ve got 14 simple yet powerful ways you won’t want to miss in preventing sickness. When I got more conscience about...

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7 Ways to Take Care of Your Lungs

7 Ways to Take Care of Your Lungs

With COVID-19 penetrating our bodies, seasonal allergies clogging our sinuses, and the normal colds circulating in our environment, keeping our lungs happy can be stressful. Our lungs give us energy and life. When we’re breathing well, our minds are clear, our...

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Money Problems in Hard Times: 9 Must-Do Steps!

Money Problems in Hard Times: 9 Must-Do Steps!

When economic strife hits do these 9 must-do steps to squash your money problems. There is no way in predicting tragic storms, destructive earthquakes, virus pandemics, a house fire, sudden death of a loved one, or unemployment. If we could tell our money 'a tornado...

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Storytime with Christy: Picture Book Reviews

Storytime with Christy: Picture Book Reviews

Storytime with Christy gives us parents or grandparents a list of happy healthy kid-approved picture books to read with our kids or grandparents. Why read out loud? There are numerous studies about the benefit of reading with your kids, even before they are born! It's...

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Fried Walleye Recipe

Fried Walleye Recipe

This walleye recipe is a family favorite! If you missed my post about Omega, Oils, Why I'm Picky, you’ll want to check’r out. Walleye has got to be one of the best fish to fry, well Crappies are good too. But walleye is definitely a special treat. More about Walleye...

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