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Avocado Pesto Sauce & Spread Recipe

Avocado Pesto Sauce & Spread Recipe

Avocado got your taste buds? There are many things you can do with this amazing fruit. Due to my IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) I have had to simplify my diet. So, when I make a meal I keep things as simple as possible. With avocados, I usually just put a shake of...

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Tree Facts, Terms, & Fun: Plus 4 Tips

Tree Facts, Terms, & Fun: Plus 4 Tips

With global warming on the rise, there IS something we can do about it. Plant more trees! Trees gobble up all those bad emissions, they actually filter the air. They also help clean our water, and provide so much for us, humans, to survive and thrive. One of my...

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10 Amazing Courage Quotes + 3 Tips

10 Amazing Courage Quotes + 3 Tips

Do you have a collection of courage quotes? Let me ask you this, do you have courage? Are things happening in your life or are they just going with the flow? If you’re finding yourself on a hamster wheel day after day, you might need a little courage to change it up a...

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Simple Game Day Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Simple Game Day Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Game day sloppy joe sandwiches at your service. Whether it's basketball, football, baseball, or table tennis, this is by far my favorite sloppy joe recipe. Not only is it super easy, but it has simple ingredients. It's perfect after a long day at the field, and it's...

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17 Road Trip Essentials to Simplify Your Trips

17 Road Trip Essentials to Simplify Your Trips

Road trip essentials make the journey not only easier but more fun. What items are considered essentials? When it comes to road trips there are two things that make it great: being prepared and memories. I like to think of it as if I were on the road and got stuck,...

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Salmon in a Skillet Recipe

Salmon in a Skillet Recipe

Salmon is one of those fish that can be prepared in various ways. It’s so versatile and delicious, not to mention, good for you! I’ve eaten salmon baked, broiled, grilled, poached, and pan-fried. What's my favorite? For me, it depends on the time of year. And this...

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6 Simple Ways to Save Money on Valentine’s Day

6 Simple Ways to Save Money on Valentine’s Day

Let’s feel the love this Valentine’s Day, or should we not? While writing this post my thoughts got mixed on Valentine’s Day. From what I found out it’s like a love/hate kind of thing. Since there’s no way to avoid February 14th, I’ve got some simple and inexpensive...

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My Top 10 Quotes on Overcoming Challenges

My Top 10 Quotes on Overcoming Challenges

There is nothing so comforting to the soul than encouraging words. Quotes and inspirational sayings, young and old, impact our mental health. I’m sure you have infamous words of knowledge with hopes of being passed down through generations. I encourage you to bring...

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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, Mother's Day, Father's Day, 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...

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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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