Fasalakia Freska (Greek Green Beans and Potatoes)
February 18, 2017

Fasalakia Freska (Greek Green Beans and Potatoes)

Picture this: Athens, Greece, 1979.  I've had a long day at the local beach with my cousins.  We come home, eat some watermelon and have our siesta. Around four pm we are woken up by the aroma of my Yia Yia's cooking.  It is the best smell ever, the kind that lingers throughout the house.  I could hear her telling the dogs to get out of the kitchen while they were at her feet hoping for food to fall. Us kids would sit around the table in the kitchen and eat, always with a salad, feta cheese, kalamata olives and fresh bread.  These memories are the best memories of my life.  My Yia Yia never knew this, but I am extremely grateful that she taught my mother how …

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How Your Child Can Benefit From Florida Prepaid
February 18, 2017

How Your Child Can Benefit From Florida Prepaid

I never thought I would be preparing for this day.  How does one prepare for something that seems so far away?  My boys are barely out of diapers and yet  their education is one of the main things on my mind.  One is going to kindergarten next year and the thought makes me nauseous.  I'm not prepared to send my older son to kindergarten and I'm also not prepared for University. But what if there was something to alleviate this anxiety?  My first suggestion is to not let the kids out of the house.  The second suggestion is to get Florida Prepaid.  Saving now gives you the peace of mind that your children will have the funds needed to go to school when ready.  It's a …

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How My Boys Stay Connected For Life
February 15, 2017

How My Boys Stay Connected For Life

When I decided to have my second child, I was apprehensive.  Both my husband and I were only children so we didn't know what it was like to have a sibling.  But I felt a responsibility to my first son. Seeing them interact to me is the ultimate proof that it was the right decision. Sure, they have their moments and it can be challenging to have two boys two and a half years apart but it is worth every second. They always miss each other when the other is not around. When I pick them up from school their eyes light up when they see eachother and usually give each other a big hug.  But they have two questions for me;  "What are we doing today? What …

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How to Make Homemade Cranberry Nut Granola
February 14, 2017

How to Make Homemade Cranberry Nut Granola

I love granola.  I've tried so many varieties and the one I like the most is the First Watch Granola.  The thing is that it's gets expensive buying it from a restaurant just to use for your yogurt!  So I decided to make my own. It was so delicious I thought I'd put it in mason jars and give it as gifts.  So now I have to make more! haha. There's nothing better than getting a gift that is made from the heart. It's such a simple way to give something special and tasty too!  All I did was make granola and put in in mason jars.  I cut out a circle of fabric and wove it into the lid.  Then I just a put a ribbon …

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Red Apple Lipstick Comes Out With Blush and Bronzer!
February 12, 2017

Red Apple Lipstick Comes Out With Blush and Bronzer!

I've been waiting for this day... I have enjoyed wearing Red Apple Lipstick products for two years now.  I thought I'd lose it when they came out with their mascara.  But now they have added blush and bronzer!  Woohoo! Blush and bronzer are so important.  They create balance and illusion.  They give you a fresh, contoured glow.  I used to be able to get that at the beach, lol.  Not now.  That sun kissed look can only be achieved by makeup and I don't suggest getting it from the sun.  As you age, the damage will show up.  Trust me! I now know that I deserve better for my skin.  I love using toxin free makeup products.  That's why I love Red Apple Lipstick products.  This blush has …

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Indulging On Valentines Day
February 10, 2017

Indulging On Valentines Day

For myself, I know that whenever a holiday comes up it triggers my eating patterns.  I want to celebrate.  In my mind celebrating means indulging.  But the problem is that it doesn't stop on the holidays.  It sets me up for bad eating habits.  Then I slowly get back into my unhealthy eating patterns.  I feel bad physically and emotionally and the cycle starts over. Whoa is me... But I found an easy solution to indulge without feeling all the guilt. And it's chocolate!  I can't live without chocolate.  Dr. Sass does not shy away from putting it in his cookies and protein bars.  Perhaps that's why I keep going back, lol. Smart For Life just came out with Chocolatey Protein Coins to satisfy my sweet tooth.  …

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3 Ingredient Valentines Cookie Pops
February 8, 2017

3 Ingredient Valentines Cookie Pops

    Girl Scout season is almost over.  Some might be sad but not me!  The hustle and bustle of Girl Scout sales has over welcomed it's stay with me as I cannot stop stuffing my face with Samoa's. Sa - Mo -Whoa is me! So I figured out a way to get rid of them.  Eh hem, I mean- give beautiful Valentines Day Cookie Pops. This is a simple 3 ingredient recipe.  You can either gift these cute pops or use them for decoration (yeah, right. Good luck with that!).  These Thin Mints inspired cookie pops are yummy!  Yummy in my kids tummy, that is. See there is a method to my madness.  I personally do not like sprinkles.  Yep, your heard that right.  I DON'T LIKE SPRINKLES!  Therefore, …

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Brooklyn Beans Boardwalk Blend Coffee Single-Cup Coffee
February 4, 2017

Brooklyn Beans Boardwalk Blend Coffee Single-Cup Coffee

Lately, I've been trying to cut down a little on coffee.  By cut down, I mean go from drinking three sixteen ounce cups of coffee a day to one sixteen ounce cup and one-two ten ounce cups. Sounds like I have it under control, right? lol Drinking the single serve coffee is what's helping me do that.  My Keurig only allows the pod to brew up to ten ounces. I suppose I could brew two single serve coffees at once, but then I think I might have to enter a 12 step program for my addiction to coffee. Brooklyn Beans Roastery has the best single serve cups of coffee because they have such a variety.  With different flavors and types of roasts, I have a lot to choose from.  …

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5 Reasons Why I Let My Kids Use My Cell Phone
February 3, 2017

5 Reasons Why I Let My Kids Use My Cell Phone

I grew up with a Speak and Spell.  That was amazing technology at the time.  I never dreamed that 25 years later I would be able to work from my cell phone.  Technology has allowed us to simplify our lives.  With a push of the send button, we can send information without busy signals and answering machines. The downside is that kids are very vulnerable with this fast-paced technology and don't understand yet that the outside world is full of criminals waiting to take advantage of any opportunity. So, when I had kids, I swore I would not let them use my cell phone, for this reason.  But things quickly changed and situations came up where I decided to hand it over to them. Here are five reasons …

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Score Sweet Rewards at Walmart with Diet Dr Pepper
February 2, 2017

Score Sweet Rewards at Walmart with Diet Dr Pepper

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ColorMeSweet Earn a $5 Walmart eGift Card when you buy $10 worth of Diet Dr Pepper®! Simply upload an image of your Walmart receipt at DrPepper.com/Walmart showing purchase of $10 worth of Diet Dr Pepper in a single transaction. Earning rewards is sweet! You know what else is? A FREE digital adult coloring book. Check it out today!

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