November 13, 2018

Holiday Tradition Ideas For Christmas

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Santa HQ but all opinions expressed here are mine and visiting Santa HQ has been our Christmas family tradition.

Family Holiday Tradition Ideas

Family holiday tradition ideas for Christmas

Why do they grow up so fast?  When did it all happen? When did those hands go from stubs that surrounded one finger? When did those hands grow bigger than yours? When did your heart get up and walk on the outside? When did they go from tiny people who needed everything from you to someone who knows what they want?

Why do I spend so much time trying to create family traditions? I do it because I want to make memories with my children. These are some Holiday Tradition Ideas For Christmas.

Family holiday tradition ideas for Christmas Santa HQ

The first one has been going on from before they remember. I would buy them each a special outfit. Then I would bundle them up wrapped in layers of clothes. I would pull into the mall parking lot. I would unload them. Then I would wait in line so they could see Santa. The line would be terrible. The kids would get bored. Then they would get naughty. Then they would cry. Well, that was before HGTV decided to bring the magic back.

As the years went on the technology has made this experience more enjoyable. You no longer have to wait in line. You can have your child experience the magic of Santa’s village with the HGTV Santa HQ. The children participate in an event they can enjoy, and you can purchase a wonderful photo at the end. The best part is you can schedule ahead >>> Santa HQ Reservation.

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November 13, 2018

Bacon Wrapped Smokies Recipe with Brown Sugar

Bacon Wrapped Smokies with Brown Sugar

Serve this delicious Bacon Wrapped Smokies Recipe with Brown Sugar on your next game day party. It's also great for potlucks!

If you are looking for a great appetizer for any holiday party you will love my Bacon Wrapped Smokies with Brown Sugar! This is an easy, crowd pleasing recipe that your friends and family will be asking for again and again! I love easy recipes for the holidays, and the prep time for this recipe only takes about 15 minuets!Continue reading

November 11, 2018

Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe

My daughter begged for a huge bunch on bananas last week, with promises that she would eat every single one of them. Well, 6 days later, guess what? We had 4 very ripe bananas left, that were not going to get eaten. I hate wasting money so I had to think of something to do with them! It occurred to me that I have never tried to make banana nut bread! Now I have to admit something, I am NOT a baker. I don’t have a fancy mixer (although I do stare at them longingly in the store..) and I love my cakes from a box. When I looked up banana nut bread recipes a lot of them called for “cutting in cold butter” and other things that just weren’t going to work for me, and I got to thinking that it probably doesn’t for a lot of other people either, so I wanted to share this Super Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe with you guys! It takes about 5 minutes of prep, and 25 minutes in the oven, that’s it!


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Spice Up Your Thanksgiving

Season Thanksgiving with PRI Manuka Honey and more!

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Thanksgiving is almost here and it’s time for delicious food. has products to spice up your holiday meals with the exotic and delicious healthy tastes of New Zealand. Manuka Honey is a great ingredient to baste a turkey golden brown, it’s also what I used for my chicken marinade recipe below. You can also sprinkle some pure Pacific Sea Salt on the veggies, add some Chipotle BBQ salt or Mesquite Smoked Pacific Sea Salt to the stuffing. For dessert, Manuka Honey Caramels and Chocolates are perfect treats for the kids and the adults. And here’s the good news! We’re giving away a gift pack worth $50! Join below!

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Don’t forget to try my Best Chicken Marinade Recipe with Manuka Honey

The secret to a great treat is trying something new that is made with quality ingredients. The Pacific Resources International company brings the best products to their consumer at affordable prices. I am a “home” cook with gourmet taste buds. I was so impressed by the products that sent me that I set out to make an easy to follow recipe that tasted amazing. I used their Manuka Honey in my chicken recipe it is divine. Did you know that Manuka Honey is directly from New Zealand and it is verified by the UMFHA and it retains the benefits of raw honey? It is also certified kosher. I also used some of the flaky sea salt from New Zealand. It was very flavorful. PRI products are truly amazing and makes the perfect ingredients that will turn your recipes into gourmet quality because of these gourmet seasonings from down under.

Just mix manuka honey, soy sauce, white wine vinegar, chili flakes , flaky sea salt and some flour.
Then pour or baste it on chicken.
That’s it!
Easy and so delicious!

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Thanksgiving Turkey Ideas

Fall Round-Up with Turkeys

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Ideas

Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving is just around the corner so let’s talk turkey! And by Turkey, I mean funny turkey crafts, snacks, and Thanksgiving recipes! Planning Thanksgiving can be stressful because it is such a big meal, and if you have a large family like mine then making sure you have plenty of food as well can be very stressful. With these Fall Round Up Turkey crafts, snacks, and recipes, not only will your table look cute but your guest will have a great time and enjoy a wonderful relaxing meal.

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November 7, 2018

Coach Purse Giveaway

Want a Free Coach Purse?

Coach Purse Giveaway

Join our giveaway for a chance to win this Coach tote!

Welcome to our Coach Purse Giveaway!

Have you always wanted to have a Coach purse? Then good news because my blogger friends and I have teamed up to give you an awesome giveaway event to give you a chance to have a free Coach purse. One of you gets to win this Coach tote bag!

Make sure to check out Real Advice Gal Contest page for more awesome giveaways.


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