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Healthy Living Bundle Sale is back for an Encore Sale- Black Friday Weekend!

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Did you miss the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle the first time it came around? We’ve heard from so many people who were disappointed they missed out the first time around, that we’re happy to announce the Encore Flash Sale for Black Friday weekend only!

Don’t forget that my e-book, Find Your Balance, is part of The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle, get yours now!

What’s in the Bundle?

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The do’s and don’ts of cooking a turkey ;)

The do's and don'ts of cooking a turkey :)

What NOT to do when cooking turkey

1. Although this way sounds good at first, you might wanna lay off the wine until the meal is done

2. Don’t ever try to cook a turkey that is frozen, you have to thaw it safely first! 2 Sisters share How to safely thaw a turkey

3. Allow enough time. Some of you

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Homemaking bundle e-book sale

For 6 days only, more than 75 widely-known bloggers and authors in the homemaking sphere have joined together to offer 97 of their most popular eBooks and eCourses, valued at just over $600, for the incredibly low price of $29.97!

More than anything, our goal for this sale was for it to be, well… ultimate! We firmly believe that you will not find a more comprehensive

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3 emergency meals to keep in your pantry

3 meals to keep in your pantry

Feeding your family can be a great stressor in your life, especially if you work full time outside the home, or if your kids are in lots of activities, or for many other reasons in our busy lives.

Planning your meals and shopping ahead of time is the very best way to handle feeding your family, and should help to reduce the stress around the question “Mom, what’s for

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Feed your family in 15 minutes

feed your family fast

One of the most stresseful areas of a mom’s day is figuring out what to feed her family for dinner. Sure there is always McDonald’s or Little Ceasar’s or even boxed macaroni-n-cheese. But those things can get old quick, plus they are expensive when you consider the actual nutrition you are getting from them.

I love to help moms in this area when I can. I have a

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Making an EASY ham soup

ham soup

Many people had ham for the holidays. I know we did. I froze the ham bone after we had carved most of the meat of, leaving some smaller bits and pieces. I wasn’t in the mood for cooking with ham after having so much of it. Today, however, I decided I would make a ham bone soup.

I scoured the internet for some recipes. After looking over some

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Create routines to get more stuff done

How to get more done each day

Productive – Having the power of producing; generative; creative

To produce –

1. to bring into existence; give rise to; cause.

2. to bring into existence by intellectual or creative ability.

3. to make or manufacture.

4. to provide, furnish, or supply; yield.

It seems that the process of being productive would require hard work or creativity, at the very least. The problem is, our lives today are so

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Wonder Woman doesn’t live here anymore

wonder woman doesn't live here anymore

*This post was originally published on Living the Balanced Life in June, 2011.

My regular readers know that I spent several days last week at the Type-A Parent Blog Conference in Asheville, NC. If you’re a blogger or a business that works with bloggers, this is an awesome conference to attend!

The closing keynote speaker was Liz Gumbinner. She blogs at Mom 101 and you can find her here

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Spices and Herbs 101

Spices and herbs 101

I have always used the terms herbs and spices interchangeably, not realizing there is actually a difference in between the two.

Herbs come from the leaves of non-woody plants (think of basil). They are primarily used for savory dishes and are typically used in larger amounts than spices would be.

Spices, on the other hand, are obtained from roots, flowers, fruits, seeds or bark. Spices are usually more potent

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13 ways to stay stressed out

13 ways to stay stressed out

Just in case you aren’t stressed out enough, here are 13 ways to make sure you can turn your stress level up to the MAX!

1. Don’t have any kind of plan for meals or grocery shopping. Figure out what’s for dinner at 7 pm each night.

2. Don’t designate a specific place for your mail and bills. This will ensure that you have piles of papers all

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