Preteen Style Must-Haves For Spring

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Being a mom to a preteen girl is both fun-filled and, um, challenging, to say the least. I mean, the mood swings, the stubbornness, the eye rolls... Is it just a girl thing? We certainly didn't have this kind of drama with my older boys. But there are also still snuggles, like today when my […]

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Irish Walnut Oatmeal Soda Bread // Twist on the Classic Soda Bread Recipe

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Updated from the archives -- originally posted in March 2012 We've been eating a lot of homemade bread around here lately, mainly the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes variety because it's so. darn. easy... But I've been wanting to try my hand at a good Irish soda bread for awhile. Several years ago, on a […]

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Triple Lemon Bundt Cake // Easy and Beautiful Spring Cake

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In my opinion, bundt cakes are highly underrated... I mean, not only are they insanely easy to make, but the many gorgeous pans make your cake look spectacular all on its own -- meaning you can skip the frosting altogether! From the very simple original bundt cake pan to the more elaborate blossom bundt cake […]

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5 Tips For Getting the Most Out of Your Keurig Brewer

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When it comes to weighing the benefits and drawbacks of purchasing a Keurig Brewing System, the same questions seem to pop up over and over. "How does the coffee taste?" "Isn't there a lot of waste with all of those K-Cups?" And if you already own a Keurig, you might be wondering, "How do I […]

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Quick & Easy Hazelnut Hot Cocoa // Starbucks Hot Cocoa K-Cups

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This post was sponsored by Starbucks as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review. While I love a good hot mug of my decadent homemade hot chocolate mix, there are times when quick and easy trumps all. And it doesn't get any quicker and […]

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Flower Makeup by Drew Barrymore // Recommendations for a Date Night Look

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Beauty should be attainable and bring women empowerment. It's about you and not someone else. -- Drew Barrymore Did you know that Drew Barrymore has a new line of makeup available exclusively at Walmart? I have to admit, my inner 10-year-old self near squealed out loud when I heard the news. I've been a huge […]

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Hot Pizza Supreme Dip // The Be All End All Game Day Dip Recipe

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So I have a confession to make -- I've been holding out on you. I actually developed this amazing (seriously, AH-MAZING) pizza dip recipe for Walmart back in September. So yes, that means I've been hoarding it for 5+ months now... Actually, I had every intention of sharing it with you back in the fall, […]

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