April 3, 2019

Coach Purse Giveaway

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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 Reversible Coach Purse!

We're giving away this awesome reversible Coach tote! Join now!
This event is being coordinated by Simply Sherryl and hosted by Real Advice Gal and Hip Homeschool Moms.

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March 30, 2019

Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Easy and so delicious banana nut bread recipe. You can make this in the oven or even in the pressure cooker.

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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March 28, 2019

What Everyone Needs To Know About Cruising To Save Money

How to Save Money on a Carnival Cruise

How to Save Money on a Carnival Cruise

I know cruises can get expensive so I am going to offer you some tips that will keep the memories flowing and your wallet intact. A cruise is the best money saving vacation you can take by far. I can’t tell you how happy and excited my children were to go on a Carnival Cruise. We went on the Carnival Paradise cruise with my sister and her three children. We called it cruising with cousins and it was a great vacation to take since it will be one they will remember forever.

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Spring Spinach Salad Recipe

Spring Spinach Salad Recipe

Spring Spinach Salad Recipe

I love a big, green salad, especially in the spring. Romaine, arugula, mixed baby greens, spinach, escarole, even cabbages, and good ole iceberg make crisp and healthy salads with limitless possibilities. I decided to tell you how to make A spinach salad. Some of my favorite salad ingredients include something salty, something crunchy, something sweet, and something cheesy. Springtime calls for salad as an accompaniment or a main dish. You can top almost any salad with grilled chicken, thinly sliced beef, or even shellfish and you’ll have a filling and nutritious meal.

Spinach is plentiful right now, so spinach salad is quite popular in my house. There are quite a few ways to serve a spinach salad that satisfies both sweet and savory tastes. To indulge your sweet tooth, make spinach salad with sliced fresh strawberries, red onion, toasted slivered almonds, and crumbled bleu cheese. Toss with a raspberry pecan dressing just before serving. My friend, Kelly, brought this salad to me when I was under the weather and it was delicious. If you wanted to make a more savory salad, start with fresh baby spinach and add crumbled bacon, slightly steamed asparagus, feta or goat cheese, and a light vinaigrette. Either of these spinach salads is sure to please, and these salads are budget friendly since they are made with spring veggies and fruit.

My go-to spinach salad calls for ingredients I generally have on hand all year. My Spinach Salad has salty bacon, crunchy walnuts, sweet dried cranberries, and creamy bleu cheese. Give it a try and experiment with your own favorite toppings. Top with leftover grilled meats and fish for a more filling meal. Salad is never boring; it can change each time you serve those healthy, vibrant greens.

How to Make A Spinach Salad

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Homemade Body Scrubs You’ll Love

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There was a time when my feet walked through sand whose grains were as fine as silk. There was a time I wore heels that were tall, delicate, and the envy of all. There were times when I would sneak into the spa and enjoy body scrubs from head to toe. There were times when I could read a book without pictures. That was before all this happened.

It started 14 years ago, the decline of my me time. It began in a Chinese restaurant of all places. I had just had a cup of tea saying a spot of tea in a Chinese restaurant doesn’t sound correct. I had just ordered, and then I had to go to the ladies room. I excused myself. I began to cry. I am not sure why I was crying. The tea had appeared and my day was going well. I was having lunch with the love of my life, my husband but I couldn’t stop crying. I knew then and there what was wrong but I needed to see for sure.

I rushed to the store, and I grabbed the test. I took the test and just like I did in school. I passed with flying colors or in this case a red line. We were having a baby. I can’t describe how happy I was, but I can tell you it was better news than thinking I lost my mind. I mean who cries over tea at a Chinese restaurant. That was the day my life changed. I began to live for my child. I gave up the fancy things in life so he could have a perfect life but I never gave up my desire to be pampered. I just had to make it fit in my budget.

That is how I came to make body scrubs. These are some Homemade Body Scrubs You’ll Love!

Pamper yourself by having a spa in your home. Check out these homemade body scrub recipes you'll love.

Easy Homemade Body Scrub Recipes

Manuka Oil Lemon Salt Scrub Recipe

1 Cup Fine Pacific Sea Salt
4 Tbsp Coconut Oil
A few drops of Manuka Honey Oil in Almond Oil
1 Tsp Lemon Juice

Pamper yourself with a homemade body scrub. Check out our easy recipes using PRI products from New Zealand

Instructions

1. Add 1 cup Pacific Sea Salt to your bowl.
2. Slowly add in your coconut oil and stir until wet.
3. Add Manuka Honey Oil.
4. Add lemon and stir.
5. Store in container with lid.

This is also a favorite recipe you can make using the Fine Pacific Sea Salt
Homemade Body Scrub inspired by my trip to the Inn and Spa at Loretto, Santa Fe.

Homemade Vanilla Peppermint Scrub

Homemade Vanilla Peppermint Body Scrub Recipe

Energizing Sugar and Coffee Homemade Body Scrub

Energizing Sugar and Coffee Homemade Body Scrub

Homemade Body Scrub Sugar and Sage

Homemade Body Scrub Sugar and Sage

Once you buy the Manuka Honey Oil in Almond Oil you can use it in other ways.

PRI Manuka Oil from New Zealand is very gentle and can be used straight from the bottle for its antibacterial properties. It is a natural antiseptic suitable for the whole family (and pets) to use. It also has a wide range of antifungal activity. The difference from its Australian cousin Tea Tree Oil is that is has a pleasant aroma and will not burn or irritate the skin. Therapeutic Action Manuka Oil has been shown to be effective when used as an: antibacterial agent, antifungal and as an anti-inflammatory.

Manuka Oil has been shown to aid as an external application for treatment of: Abrasions — skin, abscess, acne, bed sores, blisters, boils, burns, carbuncles, cold sores, cracked skin, dandruff, dermatitis, ears and body-pierced infections, eczema, nail and fungal infections, insect bites, lice, ringworm, rhinitis skin-oily, sun burn, tinea, tonsillitis.

Suspended in an almond oil base, this highly purified essential oil has a unique floral note and high levels of active compounds to use for sore joints and inflammation. It is often used as a massage oil for lower back pain in pregnant women.

What Homemade Body Scrubs You’ll Love is your favorite?

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March 20, 2019

How to Travel With A Dog By Car

How to Travel With A Dog By Car

Read my tips on how to travel with a dog by car. Check out my dog travel must haves.

You are going across town or across the country. You need pet transport. You need tips on how to travel with a dog by car. I understand. I just traveled with three kids and a dog from Virginia to Florida and not only did we survive but we had a great time. It required planning on my part but once I implemented my plan our puppy was happy and so were my children.

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