16 Ways To Teach Kids to be Grateful

kids playing with toys from Pley

16 Ways To Teach Kids to be Grateful:  With 2 kids and a limited budget.  I feel teaching expectation and gratitude  has always been very important learning toys are not a requirements when we go to the store or anywhere.  When my son was younger, I remember being in a large store (the one with […]

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Meal Planning


  This week is a fun week. My daughter has her many choir this week,  She sings in 3 choirs one at church and 2 at school.  She also is starting addutions for a church play and also go found out she is singing solo for the talent show at school.  I am so Proud […]

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Tips for Budget Menu Planning with Teenagers

Meal Planning on Budget with Teenagers

  Tips for Budget Menu Planning with Teenagers: We are back to a somewhat 1/2 busy life. Swimteam is over and no more 5am practices, I have to drive him too. Also hopefully he will start to eat a little less but with a son that is over 6’1” at 14 that might not change. […]

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Dark Rising Monica McGurk Book Review

Dark Rising Monica McGurk Book Review of the second book in the of the Archangel Prophecies series Book giveaway and amazon giveaway

  Dark Rising Monica McGurk Book Review : A few years ago I did a book review of Dark Hope, which was the 1st installment of the Archangels Prophecies. Recently, the author Monica McGurk asked me if I would like to do a sponsored review of the next book in the series: Dark Rising. I […]

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How to make a Spicy Cheese Ball


How to make a Spicy Cheese Ball I make these cheese ball pretty often it is a favorite among my friends.  Many have asked how I make this spicy  version of this cheese ball. I wanted to share how I make it you can coat it with many different outside.  Blue chips, Green Chips, Red […]

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Warm Shrimp Nest Salad

warm shrimp nest salad

This Shrimp Nest Salad is lovely shrimp served on top of spaghetti squash pancake served with Ragu sauce on a bed of baby arugula that was tossed in balsamic vinegar sprinkled with creamy goat cheese. A healthy option that tastes of a splurge. 1 24oz Jar of Ragu 7 Herb Thick and Chunky 1 Spaghetti […]

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Don’t be Angry Mom

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Toys Toys Toys they are everywhere in my home. My daughters is 10 1/2  and her room is a field of toys and books.  When you walk across you take the health of your feet into jeopardy.  Her closet which leads to our storage space, I only get to every few months because of her […]

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Menu Planning Monday


  This week is starting out with school being off from the big snow we had,  Thanks Josha,  everyone is home on Monday.  Though I am looking forward to being able to sleep in 3 days in a row.   These weeks meal plan is easy homemade food. Monday: Shepard’s Pie Tuesday: Perogies and Kelbasa Wednesday: […]

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How to Budget Meal Planning with Teens

Madeleine Cookies and mold for cookies

How to Budget Meal Planning with Teens: This week has been fun another 3 day weekend. The Kids are home for MLK day,  I stitched up some hats for my daughter service project at school here are the instruction one seam fleece hat on my old blog.  With the weekend off I am busy feeding […]

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Macy’s Philly hosting Ming Tsai and Todd English cooking demo

• Learn some tips and tricks from #MacysChef @Chef Todd English and @Simply Ming at @Macys Center City on 1/14 at 5:30pm as they present their favorite recipes!

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own You might recall that I have been to some great Macys Culinary Council Events over the past few months.  There is a new event coming up this next Thursday and you can come!  Macy’s Culinary Council Ming Tsai and […]

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