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I just love summer! How has yours been so far?? Mine has been fabulous and not only because of all the fun time spent with family but because I am hitting my fitness goals and feeling great with our Get Fit Challenge! When the How Does She gals were talking about doing a fitness challenge in July- my first thought was- NO WAY- that's...
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07.21.14 Rainbow Cake
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by  |  posted under Desserts, Fun With Kids, Summer
Want to make a big impression this summer and have the cake at your next party be the one that everyone will be talking about? I may have just the solution for you. When I think about what to share with you, the word dessert is the first to pop into my head. Desserts are fun, colorful, warm our hearts, and everyone loves them. There is no...
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When we moved into our new home 3 years ago, I was on a quest to make our master bedroom into a sanctuary to escape and relax from the craziness of the day-to-day life. However, my budget was TIGHT so I knew I was going to have to get creative in order to achieve the look I was going for. And for the past 3 years my bedroom looked decent and I...
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  Summer is in full swing around here! It's hot, it's sunny, and for a few more weeks we've got all the time in the world. We are making the most of these last weeks of summer with a lot of relaxation and a lot of fun! This Healthier Strawberry Lemonade recipe has been getting a lot of love at our house lately too. It's not summer...
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by  |  posted under Desserts, Family, Fun With Kids, Holiday, Recipes, Summer, Uncategorized
Looking for a dessert that is the perfect 10?  It's delicious and perfect for any occasion--- impressive parties, potlucks, or Monday night Bachelor guilty pleasures.  Oh, and it only uses FOUR ingredients.  A child could literally throw it together in 10 minutes. This dessert has been a family favorite for many, many years.  This year, I...
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We walked along the Seattle waterfront, the smell of seaweed, urine, and waffle cones filling our nostrils. People jostled and pressed in all around and I held my children’s hands tightly. Downtown in a big city I tend to get nervous, nervous of purse snatchers and kidnappers, worried that some lady will be getting high in the nasty public...
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m5getpaid
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It's another M5 Fitness Monday! We are just about midpoint of July's Get Fit Challenge with M5 Fitness!! Woot Woot!  I have lost over 5lbs in 2 weeks and my belly is starting to firm up! I really feel awesome! I had no idea it would be so simple! And No crash dieting! Love it! Not having enough money is often one of the reasons people...
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by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Crafting, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Girls, Sewing, Uncategorized
My daughter has been chomping at the bit to learn how to sew. I think I was a little intimidated (remembering back to how many times I messed up my mom's machine when she taught me so many years ago) so I kept putting it off. It seemed like a much better summer activity and when summer finally rolled around she was more than excited to get...
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by  |  posted under Boys, Fun With Kids, Girls, Organization
  This has been one of our most popular posts so I thought you might be interested in the 15% off sale going on, here until July 24th. Anything on the site is 15% off using code: HowDoesShe I have their 72 hour kits and love them. They have all the basics covered.When you get them you can add to it to make it more personal for...
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by  |  posted under Boys, Family, Family Time, Girls, Parenting
I love the movie Nanny McPhee.  She becomes a nanny to a family with very naughty children and teaches them to "behave".  My girls love it when I say "behave" in my silly British Nanny McPhee accent. I decided to write this post because this summer I have been noticing some bad manners in my house and I wanted to fix them ASAP. Just tonight...
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