Real Advice Gal Life Hacks

Real Advice Gal Real Life Hacks use a cupcake liner to catch melting popscicle messes

Real Advice Gal Life Hacks Real life can be messy, tricky, and sometimes down right tough. So we are sharing our Real Gal Advice for making life a little less messy, a little bit easier, and a lot more fun. Check back often for our favorite tips, tricks, and life hacks. No need to buy microwave popcorn. Here's a super cheap and easy Healthy Homemade Microwave Popcorn tip. Use a cupcake pan liners to catch drips from melting popsicles. ...

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Candy Fairy to the Rescue + Free Printable Candy Fairy Poem

Listerine Candy Fairy to the rescue too much halloween candy

Disclosure:This is a sponsored post. I received LISTERINE® Brand products from Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. as part of my participation in this project. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own. Crinkle, crackle, crinkle, squeal! The familiar sounds of trick or treat night when all the candy is dumped on the floor and all the kids (ahem and parents too) fish through the loot to find their favorites. Chocolate, taffy, lollipops....SUGAR! We all love Halloween as ...

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Princess Birthday Party Ideas on a Budget

Princess Birthday Party Ideas on a Budget

Princess Birthday Party Ideas on a Budget I have a very special little princess. I find that every year my little princess wants a party filled with sparkles and magic. I love a great party, but I hate the expense that comes with a great party. This year I vowed to throw a party on a budget. We decided to have a pizza and cake party and do a reasonably priced craft. This is what I did, and this is what I spent. Princess Birthday Party Ideas on a Budget ...

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Karla’s Korner – Why Not?: Lessons From A Little Girl

Karla's Korner

Why Not?: Lessons From A Little Girl Every once in a while I have an “ahh haa” moment that sticks with me for a very long time. This past week I surprised my best friend’s (Amee) little girl at her 7th birthday party. Greeting me with open arms and an excited “I’ve missed you so much!” wearing a beautiful green velvet dress with her hair up and adorned with a tiara. As she bounced around from friend to friend, opening presents, eating cake and candy I remembered how she inspired me in ...

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How to Fight Fear

How to fight fear

How to Fight Fear Hi, Friends, How are your intentions coming? Mine are moving along. I actually completed about 20 hours of professional development last week. I now have the overwhelming task of making good on the information I learned and expanded my business. ...

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Get More out of Your Amazon Prime

Getting the most out of your Amazon Prime

When you log into your  Amazon Prime account does your welcome screen look like mine? Are you getting everything you can out of your Amazon Prime Membership? I am or should I say was only using 2 out of 5 Prime benefits umm that is only 40%. What?!? Not cool...If you are not using all of your Prime benefits like me than you need to fix it just like I did. Do you take a ton of pictures with your phone? Of course you do! Ever try to get them off your phone and onto your computer or some ...

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Karla’s Korner: Tis The Season

Karla's Korner: Tis The Season

Karla's Korner: Tis The Season Tis The Season…. While traveling along one of my favorite stretches of a rural Virginia roads this week I noticed shriveled brown stalks of corn filling the fields where just a few weeks ago tall green ones stood in their rows pointing toward the summer sun. In a matter of what seems like a blink of an eye the lushness of summer has been replaced by the fading shades of fall. There’s a crispness in the early morning air and multi-colored leaves have begun ...

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Using Noodle to Find the Best Preschool

How to use noodle to search for a preschool

Disclosure:This story is the result of a collaboration with innovative team at Noodle. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  What is Noodle and how can I use it to find the best preschool? Think of Noodle as the Google for finding great schools. It is basically a big database that takes  a ton of really great information about schools from all over the country and then gives you a way to search through all of that information to help you locate the best school for your child.  The folks at ...

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Karla’s Korner: Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt

Karla's Korner: Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt

Karla's Korner: Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt…. Australian author Markus Zusak wrote “Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.” American writer Amy bloom wrote “You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” And American comedian Ellen DeGeneres said “Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are.” More than a year ago I wrote about beauty and ...

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Karla’s Korner: Wrinkles

Karla's Korner: Wrinkles

Karla's Korner: Wrinkles Wrinkles… Mark Twain wrote “Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been”. With my 48th birthday on the horizon I have upped my skincare regimen a bit more lately. Perusing the skincare section of the local mega pharmacy I struggled to make a choice. As a teenager I remember using Ivory soap to wash my face. At 16 there was no need for moisturizers, buffers, polishers and who knew what the heck SPF was. Flash forward to my thirties and now forties ...

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