The Holiday Cocktail You Need!

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You know that theory that nothing will survive a nuclear blast except for the cockroach? Well, whoever came up with that theory never met my husband, because he will survive too. He has an immune system made of titanium, I swear. He never gets sick. In fact, I think they need to create a new [...]

Rice Krispies Treats Christmas Tree Pops

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The holidays are a time for fun and whimsy, and nothing is more whimsical that decorating cut out sugar or gingerbread cookies.  Unfortunately, this mom doesn’t have the patience for cut out dough.  Christmas is all about having fun, not stressing over perfectly shaped cookies.  So this year I decided to buck tradition and cut [...]

Good Morning, Nightmare! The latest in alarm clock technology

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I love sleep. The only thing I love more than sleep is not waking up. This makes mornings very difficult for me, and – because I have two small children — a constant exercise in discipline, responsibility, and resentment. So I decided to see what kinds of advancements there have been in the world of [...]

Decorating With Animals – OR – My Marmoset Has Horrible Taste in Fabric

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When I found out that the latest trend in interior design is to decorate with animals, I dusted off my dog’s top hat and monocle and said, “Come, Chewie! We are going to Target!” But then I found out that what they mean is to use animals as objects and inspriation in your decorating, and [...]

S’mores-ish Cookie Bars

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London, England. Home to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. As well as Diagon Alley, The Leaky Cauldron, and Gringotts Wizarding Bank. It’s also where Sherlock and many Doctor Who episodes take place. You know what my hubby said when we saw a commercial for the Olympics? “I hope that David Tennant lights the Olympic flame.” And that is just reason 5,486,902 why [...]

Cranberry Macadamia White Chocolate Popcorn

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Looking for the perfect snack for an upcoming holiday gathering that has the perfect sweet and salty combo? Look no further!  Check out this super easy recipe to make your own Cranberry Macadamia White Chocolate Popcorn. Your guests will be blown away by the creativity and won’t be able to stop munching.  But I don’t [...]

Peanut Butter Creme Sandwich Cookies

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Let’s take a walk, my friends. A walk down memory lane. When our biggest worries included things like a spelling test or possibly getting picked last for dodge ball. When sites such as Twitter or Facebook didn’t exist. Heck, the internet wasn’t even around. When there was such a thing as appointment television. When slap [...]

My Authentic Self. Which One?

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I’m as spiritual as the next new-ager, but I’m struggling with the life charge to find and live as your “authentic self.” For my non-spirit-seeking friends that means, dig deep inside, find your ugly truths and live them. To take it further; outer reality is illusion and only what we know and feel inside, is [...]

Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting and Bacon Sprinkles

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Most days I like to think I eat meals that are pretty healthy. Green smoothies for breakfast. A salad or veggies with dinner are a must. Red meat usually no more than once or twice a week. But today we’ll deviate just a bit. We’re going to put all that healthy eating on hold. Today [...]

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

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I’m one of those people who can easily spend an hour wandering around Target. The brightly colored home goods beg me to browse through its section. I usually shop for clothes at thrift stores but the women’s clearance rack always needs to be checked because you never know what you might find. And then there’s [...]

Maple Glazed Shortbread Cookies with Bacon Sprinkles

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Bacon. We all love it. Well, unless you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or just abstain from pork products of any kind due to religious beliefs. I think it’s fair to say that the majority of meat eaters enjoy consuming this salty, slightly fatty, could-potentially-be-used-as-currency food. Whether it’s smoked (bacon), unsmoked (pancetta), candied, or deep fried, we [...]

Tax Time: Dos and Don’ts

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Gather your receipts, utter some incantations to the Quicken gods, and light aflame a sacrificial 1040. It’s tax time, people. Do: Get a good accountant. In life, you need a good accountant, a good lawyer, and a good dentist. Everything else really can come and go. Even if you think your returns are pretty easy, [...]