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Fondue Party Ideas

Fondue Party Ideas

fondue party ideas

Cheese, Chocolate,  Cheer,  Conversations, and Cascade. These are my Fondue Party Ideas. You sit and you think that it would be nice to have people over. I get that sense of this would be a great idea and then self-doubt creeps over me like a rain washes over your just washed car. You want so badly to have people over but you aren’t sure what to serve them. What would they like to eat? What would you do if you had people over? How would you get them to talk?

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December 1, 2016

Great Ideas for Christmas Stocking Presents

Ideas for Christmas Stocking Presents

It’s holiday season once again and that means it’s time to prepare Christmas stocking presents for our family and friends. I love filling my loved ones stockings with fun and useful small gifts that I know they will love that’s why I made a list. I hope you’ll like my great ideas for stocking stuffers that are awesome and affordable.

Ideas for Christmas Stocking Presents

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November 24, 2016

Save Money While Cooking

Save Money While Cooking


Save Money While Cooking

Check out these 10 simple tips to Save your dollars while cooking!

1) Use powdered milk instead of regular milk –It is easy to mix up as needed as is a great substitute in recipes, pasta or rice side dishes,pudding and anything else that calls for milk. The only thing I won’t use powdered milk for is if I am having it straight up in cereal or a glass.

2) Keep your brown sugar from getting hard by placing a piece of bread inside the container. The brown sugar draws the moisture from the bread. Change out the bread when you use the brown sugar.Continue reading

November 21, 2016

The Conversation You Need to Have

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of TD Bank. I am part of Mom It Forward Blogger Network.

Holiday Spending made Easier

Holiday Spending Tips

This is us sitting at the table. The kids are in bed. It was like wrestling a pig covered in oil. We did it. We are laughing over the excuses for why it isn’t bed time and the sales pitches for why staying up five minutes later is cooler than when the first laptop came out.

We are trying to keep the conversation light because the next conversation we have usually ends up in one of not sleeping.

We sit down at the table. I grab my glass of milk and that chocolate chip cookie that I had been eyeing and secretly hoping the kids didn’t notice. He grabs his decaf. We are unsure as to who should start the conversation. I begin with do you remember last year? He says, “most of it.” I shake my head and try to begin again. “I mean do you remember last year around December.” He says, “Yes, I am not sure where this conversation is going, but if you could get me there quickly I would appreciate it.”

Well, here goes nothing or everything. I am still thinking do I want the couch or the bed?

We need to talk about our holiday spending. He gets up and asks “Do I want something besides milk?” I say something along the lines of “I do not think so but maybe after our chat?” I open up my spreadsheet from last year. Yes, I make one. Yes, I know it is totally type A.

Who needs a spreadsheet well someone who did this.Continue reading

November 18, 2016

Great Gifts for Soccer Players

Great Gifts for Soccer Players

Great Gifts for Soccer Players

I swore. Well, not swore using the bad words that required a healthy dose of soap in my day but I made a promise to myself that I would never ever do this. I told myself the minute my first son was born that my life would be the same. I would be the same. I would just fit his life in. Like, put him on the calendar when I felt like it.

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November 17, 2016

Buying a New Car Made Easy with Kelley Blue Book

I have been compensated for this review, but all thoughts and tips are my own! I am part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.

Buying a New Car with the help of Kelley Blue Book

Kelley Blue Book

Buying a new car is a love-hate relationship with me. I love getting a new car, but at the same time, I want to know for sure that the car I am going to get will Last and won’t cause me problems! I also don’t want to get ripped off either! Before I go anywhere to look at cars, I go to Kelley Blue Book to search for the best-rated cars! It hasn’t let me down once! I want to share with you how incredible Kelley Blue Book is when it comes to buying a car and some tips on what to do at the dealership once you get there!

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