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Date Night Makeup Look: Smokey Eye Attempt

You may have noticed that the vast majority of the photos I post of myself here and elsewhere on the web are bare-faced. This is not by accident. I am not a makeup person. It's just not something I wear on a regular basis. With the exception of lipstick, I can count on both hands the number of time I've [...]

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Three Easy Snack Ideas for Your Valentine’s Day Party

My daughter loves Valentine's Day. She loves decorating a "mailbox" to collect cards from her classmates, and she loves all the candy. What can I say? She's a kid. Plus she has a mother with a notorious sweet tooth. This year, Walmart challenged me to share Valentine's Day party ideas, and I decided to surprise my girls with some homemade [...]

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Ideal Baby Makes Muslin Affordable

When I was pregnant with baby Juliza, there were a few things that I knew I would need, without a doubt, to get us through the first few months relatively unscathed. Thankfully, I come with built-in boobs, and diapers and burp cloths were given by friends and family. But I also knew we'd need blankets and swaddles to keep baby [...]

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Game Time Recipe: Heroin Wings with Curry

If I'm honest, my husband is really the only football fan in the house. I'll oblige him and watch games with him, but the only game I'll really watch with any level of interest is the Super Bowl. One of the ways we enjoy the game is by having a bunch of finger foods on hand so we can snack [...]

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How Do You Handle Cold & Flu Season?

As I write this post, right this second, my nose is running. I'd been relatively lucky so far this winter. No major illnesses in the household. There was one bout of cold for all of us early on, but nothing a few days and rest couldn't fix. This though? This feels like it may get ugly. Scratchy throat, headache, fatigue, [...]

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DIY Storage Solution: Personalize with Ribbon

The one room in our house that stays clean regularly is, believe it or not, Juliza's room. That is mostly because we don't spend a whole lot of time in there. The rest is because when we do play there, I make her clean up after herself. Of course, this has become harder as she has grown enough to reach [...]

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Looking Good with Walmart While I Try to Feel Good

The past two years have been — how can I put this nicely? — lazy. No. Lazy isn't really the best word. They've been a flurry of activity as I watch Juliza grow up before my eyes while I attempt to juggle work. But the one thing I honestly have not made much time for in the juggling act is exercise. I [...]

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Styling a Toddler: Healthtex Makes It Easy

Baby Juliza and I have a beautiful relationship, but...she's 2. So that means that I spend most of my day saying some variation of "stop!", "don't do that" or "climb down from there, please!" And she spends the rest of the day saying "I don't want it!" or "no!" But the one thing we both can agree on is dressing [...]

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Get Half Off Competitor’s Rates with Sprint (+Giveaway)

Disclosure: I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Over the past few months, I've had the pleasure of being a Sprint Ambassador, which means I've gotten to test a variety of devices powered by their network. I have been really pleased with the [...]

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Make this Delicious Cranberry Fizz Mocktail

Over the past few years, I've become mildly obsessed with cranberries. Whole, jellied, juiced — all of it. The flavor just makes me happy, and I've managed to get the rest of my family on board. So when Walmart shared their Holiday Entertaining Guide with me, I was so happy to find a cranberry-based recipe to try. And this is [...]

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