Quick & Easy Marinara Sauce

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About six months ago I started educating myself about the "stuff" that is in processed foods.  Mainly, high fructose corn syrup.  I am not going to get into why it is bad for you. What I will say that with hypothyroidism, it is best to stay away from it as much as you can.  I can't say I have cut it out of my diet 100%, but I have started making more food from scratch to limit the amount we consume. Continue reading »


Dreams…or nightmares?

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medium_596428502Have you ever had a dream that startles you awake?  Or where you find yourself waking up screaming or yelling?  Yep, me too.  Oddly, it's happened quite a bit in the last few weeks.

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Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries!

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I love strawberries. And I LOVE cheesecake. So when I saw the recipes on Pinterest for them, I thought, "Wow, that looks sooo good!"

I know there are a lot of different recipes for these out there, so I went and did it my own way, which was quick and easy.

First, I got out my strawberry huller. I have this one which makes the job fast.  Wash and hull the strawberries.

Strawberry Huller

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Review: Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer

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One of my symptoms of Hypothyroidism is dry skin. It is a vicious circle…I get itchy, scratch, get terrible red marks, and then it gets itchy again. I can’t tell you how many times that has happened in the middle of the night. I wake up with red scratch marks all over my legs. I am always looking for that moisturizer that is both long-lasting and not too messy. When I saw the commercial for Vaseline's new spray moisturizer, I got excited. This could be the answer I was looking for. So I went to the store to check it out. There are 3 formulas:

Vaseline Spray and Go Moisturizer in Total Moisture

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Where was I???

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My apologies for being AWOL. It has been a crazy few weeks. It's funny - time really does fly. I would swear it has only been a week since my last post but it has been more like 3! Time to make sure my blog time is in my calendar. A few weeks ago, I starting consulting with a great person that has been taking up some of my time. More to come on that at a later date.

I had also been getting ready for our trip to the Outer Banks in North Carolina, or OBX as many know it. My husband's family gets a house together and we chill out for a week. It was a great time. The weather was a little sketchy at first - it was chilly when we got there. But it ended up being in the mid-70's all week - perfect for the beach and heated pool. We stayed in a house called Malaikas.

Malaikas OBX

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I love Diaper Cakes!

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A few years ago when I was invited to Jay’s relative Nichole’s baby shower, I was so excited.  I had always wanted to do a diaper cake, and there was the perfect chance! I looked up a bunch of them on the internet to see what to do. A lot of them had similar instruction, just different decoration.  It looked easy enough, so I gave it a try.

And here it is…

Car Diaper Cake

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Butters is 5!!!

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This is Butters. She is 5 years old today.

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Baby Shower Water Bottles!

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With Spring here, I was organizing my gift wrap area the other day.  I was surprised to come across these…

Baby Shower :Labels

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Bath Seat Basket

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Here is a baby shower gift I put together for my friends Mike & Monique, the same people who got the Duck Towel Cake.  I had decided on a bath time theme with this bath seat being the “basket”.

The First Years Sit and Store Parent Bathing Seat and Stepstool

The First Years Sit and Store Parent Bathing Seat and Stepstool

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Isn’t It Ducky?

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I love parties. Any party. Direct sales parties, baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties, anniversaries - all of them. I have never met a party I didn’t like. And I love to get creative with my gifts. So I thought the best way to start this journey was to post about some gifts I have done for people. This post is for the towel cake I did for my friends Mike & Monique. I wanted to do something different for their bridal shower and this took the cake! It was definitely the hit of the shower, and are elegant AND useful. Here it is…

Ducky Towel Cake

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