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Self Care Ideas for Moms to Improve Self Confidence and Happiness

Self care is not something that I ever took seriously.  It sounded like an excuse to spend money on myself, which in my mind was selfish.  I should be spending money on my girls not on myself.  The crazy thing is that before kids I used to spend money on myself and I bet you did too.  Now that we are moms it’s even more important that we make time …continue reading


Mixed Nuts with Za’atar and Lemon

Mixed Nuts With Za’atar and Lemon is now my go-to snack! Its ready in less than 5 minutes making it a very easy snack anytime. You can put them in little snack prep bags and enjoy them all week. It also makes for a great snack for your game day guests. If you want back-to-school healthy snacks, these mixed nuts are it! Have you discovered Za’atar spice?  Hello everyone, its …continue reading

Would You Rather for Kids

Spice up family dinner conversation with Would You Rather for Kids! This kid-friendly version of the Would you rather… question game is a great way to get the kids talking, plus gives them a chance to use their imaginations! Hi there! It’s Kelly from Typically Simple and I’m excited to be back sharing another fun printable idea! Family dinners have always been a huge part of my life. Every night …continue reading


Easy Coleslaw Monsters

Easy Coleslaw Monsters are the best of both worlds – a healthy side dish or snack and a simple way to encourage your kids to try something new. Even picky eaters will want to take a bite out of these easy coleslaw monsters, and the sweet and tangy vinegar dressing will ensure that they come back for second and third bites. And my favorite part – these easy coleslaw monsters …continue reading

Instant Pot Beef Barley Soup Recipe

Slow cooked soups are best made on weekends and holidays right? Well no more! Have you jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon yet? I bought one and I love it! Today I’m sharing the most delicious and easy Beef Barley Soup Recipe and instead of taking all day, it’s done in less than an hour! Wintertime is made for comfort food, don’t you agree? Hey it’s Deb from Bowl Me …continue reading


Flawless Makeup at Home

I am going to openly admit something to all of you that may or may not shock you, but having flawless makeup was never a concern I had up until recently because I barely wore any.  I didn’t start wearing makeup until I was thirty years old and even then it was the bare minimum.  Now that I’m inching towards forty it’s a different story.  Having a flawless makeup is …continue reading


Bean Burrito Recipe

An easy bean burrito recipe is the perfect way to save you time and money.  The ingredients for the bean burrito recipe are inexpensive and the recipe comes together in a cinch.  Plus, your whole family is sure to love them!  Hey everyone, it’s me Carissa I’m so glad to be back at the melrose family! Today I have a super easy bean burrito recipe to share with you all. …continue reading


Easy Snickerdoodle Recipe

You’ll love this easy snickerdoodle recipe! You can quickly whip up delicious snickerdoodles in one bowl with no rolling required!   Hey there! Kristine from She Bakes Cookies with a totally delicious easy snickerdoodle recipe for you! Wait a second. Hold the phone. Did you catch that? Are you confused? Kristine from She Bakes Cookies? What happened to Kristine from Kristine in between? Haha, oh yeah, that’s me too! Same, same. …continue reading


Black Bean Dip Recipe

A black bean dip recipe with corn, greek dressing and topped with feta cheese that is 21 day fix approved is exactly what I needed as I started my journey as a new “fit” master.  Yes, you read that right.  A “fit” master and this black bean dip recipe is one of my favorite snacks to get me there. This is a sponsored post on behalf of Crunchmaster.  All opinions …continue reading


Meatballs in Crock Pot: Bourbon Flavor

Meatballs in a crock pot are a hearty appetizer EVERYONE just loves! Whether you are going to the office potluck, a Super Bowl Party, or hosting for the holidays, count on these meatballs in crock pot with bourbon flavor as your go-to dish. Everyone will want your recipe! Hi, this is Heather from Totally Tailgates stopping by with one of our family’s favorite meatballs in crock pot appetizer recipes. Crock …continue reading


Coconut Curry Soup

Coconut curry soup with carrot, celery, garlic and cumin is perfect for cozy Winter nights in. Top with spicy pepper and cilantro for an extra pop of flavor. It’s Alix and Hugo from A Hedgehog in the Kitchen, back again to share a delicious soup recipe with you! We have been busy in our Parisian kitchen cooking our favorite Three Mushroom Pasta and Spaghetti all Vongole and sharing them on …continue reading


Clean House Tips & Tricks

Having a clean house is something that I have always tried to have.  Let’s be honest though.  It’s not always easy between work and kids, a clean house is usually one of the last things on someone’s list.  We needed a solution though, which is why I put together these clean house tips and tricks. This is a sponsored post on behalf of Shark.  All opinions are my own though. …continue reading

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