Rugs set the stage and Exclusive Coupon Code

This is a sponsored post about coupon code is on behalf of  I was provided a promotional item for this post but all the opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I have always know the value of a rug in a room and how it truly sets the stage.  When I bought my first home I stuck with neutral colors that really did not say much.  However since moving into my current home 8 years ago I started adding more pizzaz to our wooden floors with colorful rugs.



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Shortcut Blueberry Cheesecake Pie Recipe

Still have a small stash of blueberries from our recent blueberry picking trip.  I thought the kids would have eaten them all by now but it was a crazy week with the kids coming and going.  I was not sure what I wanted to make with the remainder of the blueberries but while at the store I picked up a Graham cracker pie crust.   I spent a few minutes online and found a blueberry cheesecake bars and decided to adapt it for this Shortcut Blueberry Cheesecake Pie.


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July 25th- Friday Frenzy Recipes and Crafts Party

Where has summer gone? Can you believe this is the last Friday of July. Next posting will be August. I know some states will be starting school really soon. Fortunately in VA we still have until the end of August so we will be taking advantage of the remaining days. I can’t beleive I have already done some of the back to school supply shopping already. Needless to say, love to see the recipes and crafts you share each week and thank you for all the kitchen and craft room inspiration.

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National Tequila Day

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere right?  There is a national day for everything, did you know that July 24th: National Tequila Day!  I feel that this is reason to celebrate how about you?   Clearly, Americans love tequila enough to designate a National Tequila Day. The U.S. accounts for 76% of all tequila exports worldwide, consuming more than double the amount that Mexico does. I am sharing some facts about tequila today as well as some tasty drinks made with Tequila.  It’s 5 o’clock somewhere right?  


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Beach Bag Essentials

There is still a month of summer left for us. But I must admit it is hard to believe it is the end of July already.  Especially since this week we had temps in the  low 80′s I am not complaining but that is unseasonably cool.  Are you headed to the Beach or Pool this summer?  Here are some beach bag essentials for your next trip to the coast.  Most of these beach bag essentials work for the lazy days by the pool too!



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Frozen Foods to get us thru the hectic days of summer

This post brought to you by American Frozen Foods Institute and the Frozen Food Roundtable. All opinions are 100% mine.

Whatever happened to lazy days of summer? I remember the days I packed up the three kids and dragged the large swim bag to the pool for the day. This summer I am not sure I have even been in the water at our pool. The kids all off in different directions and activities our mornings especially are more hectic than school year. Having frozen food options for breakfast and even lunch has been my lifesaver his summer. There are actually many benefits of frozen foods


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Detecting odors in your home–Taking the NoseBlind test with Febreze

This review and giveaway about detecting odors in your home was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

Most likely you are desensitized to the odors in your own home. Unless your child has forgotten to take out the garbage or your dog had an accident in the house, you rarely notice any smells that may not be appealing to guests.  We are all guilty of walking into another persons house and recognizing a musty or heavy spice scent then talking about it to our spouse on the way home.  Well, now it is time to take the Noseblind test with Febreze and see just what people are smelling in your house since we might be noseblind to our own odors we smell everyday.


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Family Movie Night Snacks featuring Chex Mix Popped

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op. The hot days of summer are a great excuse to cool off indoors and take a break from the heat .  Why not organize a family movie night.  However,  movie nights / afternoons are not complete without snacks, usually of the salty variety are a must at our house.


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Easy Asian Inspired Meals with WorldFoods Sauces

For this post about Easy Asian Inspired Meals I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetsSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Medai Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.



Do you love the flavors and tastes of Asian influenced foods but intimidated banal the ingredients involved in making the dishes at home? You can now easily create these flavorful dishes at home in literally minutes with

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Easy Blueberry Crisp Recipe with a Twist

I have been going to the same Blueberry farm since my daughter was in a baby Bjorn, she is now 12 years old.  There is something about picking fruit from a bush that makes it so much better.  I did think that having 3 grown kids with me would make the process go quicker, but it seems as they get older they have become less interested.  I only brought home 5 pounds of blueberries this year so I will have to make a trip out again.  I searched for a quick and easy recipe for our first night with our bounty, and found this Easy Blueberry Crisp Recipe that has an ingredient I would have never guessed.

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