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Beat the Chill without Breaking the Bank with ClimateRight by Cuddl Duds

Beat the Chill without Breaking the Bank with ClimateRight by Cuddl Duds

 This post is sponsored by ClimateRight but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. I was in such a hurry to pack for my trip to Florida, that I didn’t think about checking the weather forecast. Typically when we have gone to Florida […]

Side Gigs for Moms to Earn Cash

Side Gigs for Moms to Earn Cash

Moms are a busy bunch, yet many of us look for ways to make a little extra income to help supplement the family lifestyle. As children get older and are in school during the day, Moms look for part-time jobs, however, the hours don’t necessarily […]

Perfect After School Snack: Plant Based Burritos

Perfect After School Snack: Plant Based Burritos

I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

I removed meat from my diet about 20 something years ago. It used to be rough as a vegetarian in a sea of meat eaters. People used to ask, “What on earth do you eat then….twigs?” Yes, twigs….and bark (eye roll).  Thankfully the years have based and plant-based diets are very popular and there are some great tasty choices out there. There are even 100% vegan restaurants that are always packed with a line out the door, so talk about a movement!  (more…)

How To Make Your Family Home Safer

How To Make Your Family Home Safer

A home is a place from which kids learn many things as they grow up. This is also where they get to experience love, care, and comfort. It’s no secret that I perceive my home as a safe abode in which I can comfortably raise […]

Pickled Vegetable Wreath with Paisley Farm

Pickled Vegetable Wreath with Paisley Farm

Every holiday I can ever remember had pickled vegetables at our family gatherings. I’m not sure if the pickled food lends back to my German heritage, or my Southern roots from the Carolinas as both places seem to love their pickled vegetables!  Pickled vegetables are great […]

Lemon Leek Soup with Rice

Lemon Leek Soup with Rice

I was absolutely craving something lemony the other day, so this Greek-inspired ‘Lemon Leek Soup’ with rice hit the spot! I love lemon, so I added the juice from 3 large lemons. However, the more lemon added, the saltier this soup will taste (I think our taste buds get confused!) If you want to dial down the citrus, add 4 tablespoons first, and then the final 2 tablespoons last ‘to adjust to taste’. I also think fresh ground black pepper on top with the fresh dill brings this soup to life.  (more…)

Make Time For Your Besties This Holiday Season

Make Time For Your Besties This Holiday Season

This post is sponsored by Wente Vineyards but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Time seems to speed up after Thanksgiving as we all rush around to shop, travel, attend school plays and cram in company parties. The shorter darker days just […]

Holiday Chocolate Bark

Holiday Chocolate Bark

This festive chocolate combines winter fruit favs in a colorful citrus packed candy. Also, by choosing local fruits, you are cutting back on foods that require long travel and storage. This simple dessert features in-season pomegranate and oranges. Yum! Serves: 8 people

Low-Sugar Holiday Cranberry Brie Bites

Low-Sugar Holiday Cranberry Brie Bites

I love a nice dessert to finish off a meal, but I don’t care for overly sweet treats. When given the choice, I tend to gravitate towards the cheese and fruit platter for dessert. I’ve created this easy sweet and creamy low-sugar Holiday Cranberry Brie Bite recipe that is PERFECT any time of the year but looks so pretty on a party platter and it’s also easy to assemble. (more…)