Celebrating the Holidays while Grieving Loss of a Loved One
holidays while grieving
          Celebrating during the holidays while grieving the loss of a loved one is tough! You want to just crawl back into bed and pull the covers over your head and sleep. The pain becomes exponential especially during this time because a lot of the holiday traditions are based around family time and being together. The Hallmark movies and cards don't really help much either! Don't you hate it when you're just not feelin'it and can't...

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Easy Leek, corn and cannellini bean recipe
vegetarian meal
On the lookout for a quick and easy recipe that is full of flavor and your family will love? This easy leek recipe will satisfy your family as a main dish or as a side. Life is busy and not all of us have time to stand in the kitchen for hours preparing a meal.  Finding quick and easy recipes is important.  Making sure we feed our family healthy real food recipes is also important to us. I have been...

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Reduced Sugar Cranberry Sauce Recipe
reduced sugar cranberry sauce recipe
Reduced Sugar Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe Are you trying to cut back on sugar but love your cranberry sauce? My girls and I played around with the recipe on the back of the cranberry package and came up with a delicious reduced sugar cranberry sauce recipe. This post contains affiliates which means at no extra cost to you I will make a small commission from items purchased through the links. Thank you for supporting this mama! We wanted to make...

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Versatile Holiday Fashion you want to add to your Wardrobe NOW!
Versatile pieces in a wardrobe are essential, especially around the holidays as events are more frequent requiring more outfits than usual! When Thinking Girls Boutique asked me to be a Style Influencer it was a no brainer. I'm already a customer and love the unique pieces owner, Alicia Araujo Elatassi, offers from her global travels. I recently added her cranberry off the shoulder pantsuit to my wardrobe. Supporting local is important and her mix of world wide styles and unique...

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How to Survive the Holiday Blues
Holiday Blues Tips #holiday #healthy #sad #holidayloss
Clean up on Aisle 7...for my holiday blues tears. The holidays can be tough y'all! Family strife and issues seem to be magnified around this time of year because it's generally a time for families to come together and show love. This isn't always the case. Many families struggle and have strained relationships on top of blended family logistics. Mine is no exception. As I rushed down each aisle of Kroger for last minute ingredients, I received a call. You...

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Wanna Fit into that Skinny Black Dress?
Wanna fit back into that skinny black dress hanging in your closet? Well what are your waiting for? It's calling your name and begging to be worn! I get it. I'm also a busy wife and mom and the year gets hectic. Before you know it summer's come and gone (and so has your plan to confidently sport a bikini again) and school's started and holidays are here. START NOW! Nothing like TODAY to start towards a happier, healthier, sexier...

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How the Flu Cured My Family
The Onset of the Flu My eyes became itchier and itchier as a familiar flu feeling gradually encompassed my body from head to toe. "Nooooo. This can't be happening to me! Not now. I don't have time to be sick right now. Our family is in full swing. It's the holidays!" This is how the flu cured my family. I was sitting in a high school cafeteria for my daughter's chess tournament surrounded by 480 plus students, their parents, and...

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7 Tips For An Organized Pantry
7 Tips For An Organized Pantry
After seeing posts on pantry organization and ideas on Pinterest I was motivated to do my own. I can do so well and remind the kids to keep it tidy and then someway, somehow life goes at the speed of light, my nagging fades, and I’m left with this: Before Pantry: [su_row][su_column size="1/2"][/su_column] [su_column size="1/2"][/su_column][/su_row] It’s not the worst pantry I’ve ever seen but not the best either. It’s hard for me to find things when they’re shoved in corners...

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