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When the fun gets going in the summer you want to make sure your kids are staying cool and getting plenty of hydration. I know we want to give them all the cold or frozen treats that we all grew up with that you know are just pure sugar. It’s

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peanut butter and jelly
Food

I’m a PediaSure SideKicks Partner and am a sponsored blog partner, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. I love my kids. I work hard to make sure they have everything their growing bodies need to develop and stay healthy. BUT…young kids can be difficult

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Chocolate peanut butter icebox cake recipe
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I don’t know about you, but for me, summer time is all about cool treats and the warm summer sun. For my husband, summer means prime barbecue season. We pull out the grill and the smoker and he whips up the most amazing fall off the bone ribs and chicken that

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peanut butter and jelly
Food

I’m a PediaSure SideKicks Partner and am a sponsored blog partner, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. I love my kids. I work hard to make sure they have everything their growing bodies need to develop and stay healthy. BUT…young kids can be difficult

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Food

I’m a PediaSure SideKicks Partner and am a sponsored blog partner. Please see below for additional disclosure. I have, however, love and have used PediaSure long before this partnership and will continue long after. All opinions, messes and kids pictured are my own. Summertime is here and a ton of kids

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creativeFood

When most people think about tea, they imagine stodgy European tea rooms or exotic Far East ceremonies. The truth is that every culture in the world has a relationship with tea — but what that tea comes from varies from place to place. South America has always had a vibrant

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filet portamella
Current SweepstakesFood

France has the baguette, Belgium has it’s chocolate and Italy claims pasta. Now that the United States is ready to pick a national food, let me introduce my friend, the steak. Of course steak is a perfect choice for the great American plate. Celebrating their “Bold at Steak” campaign, Outback Steakhouse

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Classic American Potato Salad
FoodRecipes

When I was growing up, I was one of 6 kids. Mom didn’t always have the time to hang out with the kids. We had a pretty big house, so mom spent a lot of time cleaning it, cooking, sewing our clothes and a ton of other tasks. When mom

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Orange Juice Demo
Food

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Florida Department of Citrus for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. We all drink plenty of 100% Florida Orange Juice in my house. I know it is a smart component to nutritious eating, and unlike some other healthy drinks

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premier protein smoothie
FoodRecipes

Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner and a perfect reason to celebrate with a cool and delicious berry parfait. Premier Protein wants to help you keep that beach body diet with their new Red, White and Blue Breakfast Parfait. To prevent you from pigging out on greasy cheeseburgers,

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my kids on the go
Food

This blog post is sponsored by Mott’s and SocialMoms. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. It’s spring again and my weekends are filled with grassy fields and cleats. I have to bring easy snacks for kids to eat between games or in the truck, so I’m going through

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Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf Recipe
FoodRecipes

When I was working in an office in the downtown area, we had a Starbucks around the corner. Almost every morning I would leave the house a little early so I had time to run in and get myself a cup of coffee or a latte. I knew I was

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Go Gluten Free
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Unless you live under a rock, you have probably heard the buzz words “gluten free”. Now the question you are asking is “What the heck is gluten and why do I want to be free from it?” Well, gluten is a generic name for the storage protein found in grains

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taste of home
Food

This post is sponsored by Knorr, but all thoughts are our own. When I am cooking dinner for my boys, I can’t help but think back to the meals my mother used to cook for me when I was a kid. I remember the smells wafting down from the stove high above

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Greek Yogurt Key Lime Pie
FoodRecipes

Spring is right around the corner and many people are scouring the web for just the right recipe to cook to celebrate the warm weather. I have always been more partial to a Key Lime Pie at the change of the season. After all I do live in Florida and it is

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Keurig 2.0
Food

Are you a coffee drinker? If you are, do you remember how excited you were when you found out about the newest addition to the coffee world; the Keurig? This single service coffee maker was a huge innovation that turned the coffee world on its proverbial head! This was especially

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polynisian cake
Current SweepstakesFood

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. One of my son’s favorite things to do is find games on his ipad we both like to play. It is a form of bonding

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healthy meatloaf recipe
Food

I cannot get over how fast my kids went from elementary school to middle and high school! My husband and I were laughing about the kids becoming teenagers behind our backs! My son is getting so tall and is all legs, like a little gazelle. My daughter is super involved

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italian meat sauce square
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The information, products and Publix gift cards were provided by General Mills through Linqia. Publix wants you to make it a Viva Italia Night! I would love for you to enter my giveaway below, visit the following sites for recipes ideas: Hunts, Progresso, Pillsbury, or Betty Crocker, and head to Publix for exclusive

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cupcakes valentines
CelebrationFood

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bakery Crafts for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The idea of celebrating Valentine’s Day has been around for centuries. Initially, the idea started back in the Middle Ages. In 18th-century England, it became a time lovers could express

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Triple Chocolate Brownies Recipe
FoodRecipes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of AllWhites Egg Whites for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. This post brought to you by AllWhites Egg Whites but the content and opinions are all mine. Did you make any New Years resolutions this year? If so, what did you decide

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FoodFoodie

This is a sponsored opportunity with Foodie.com and all opinions are my own. Thanksgiving is a time for great food and spending time with the family. Foodie is a fantastic place to find and collect the recipes you want to use this Valentine’s Day! I spent some time on the

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FoodHealth/Fitness

How is the weather where you live? Currently, I am looking at some pretty healthy snow flurries outside my window! Ugh! That makes picking up the kids a nightmare because the pick up line will be 68 miles long by the time I get there because everyone is trying to sneak

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FoodHealth/Fitness

I am so embarrassed to admit I packed on almost 20 pounds over the holidays. I started out doing so well, with just a small nibble here and there. But with each meal, side dish or dessert I cooked, those nibbles became more frequent and the portions got larger. I

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Easy Roast Chicken Recipe
FoodRecipes

I am going to tell you a hugely embarrassing secret. I gained over 15 pounds over the holidays. I did a ton of baking for the kids and for school events, and of course I had to taste test everything I made. We also did a lot of cooking those

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IMG_1686
Food

Do you ever feel as if your family is pulling apart like one of those Stretch Armstrong toys? Sometimes it seems I am going in one direction and the kids are going in their separate directions as well. When you are a busy mom with a kids or two (or

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Benefits Of Drinking Fruit Juice
Food

This post is sponsored by Simply Beverages, but all opinions expressed are my own. Unless you live under a rock, you know about the food pyramid. This handy tool tells us how much of what foods we are supposed to eat each day to stay healthy. When it comes to

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Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars Recipe
FoodRecipes

When the kids start school, I am already setting my sights on the holidays. This is my time marker that tells me I have just a few months to get everything I need done before Christmas arrives. That is a total of 115 days, or 16 weeks and 3 days

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Red Velvet Fudge Pie Recipe
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I cannot believe we have less than 10 days left before Christmas is finally here. My son has laid a blanket down in front of the Christmas tree and has sworn he will sleep there until Christmas morning. He does not believe in Santa Claus anymore, so it is not

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holiday cookies
FoodFoodie

This is a sponsored opportunity with Foodie.com and all opinions are my own. Christmas is a time for great food and spending time with the family. Foodie is a fantastic place to find and collect the recipes you want to use this Holiday Season! I spent some time on the site

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