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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Christmas Dinner Recipe Round-Up

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Christmas Dinner Recipe Round-Up

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My holiday track record is typically hit or miss. Some things come out great and some things just don't - I don't know why exactly, except that I'm a little bit kitchen cursed.Lately however, the Pinterest Recipes I've used have been kind of amazing. Meaning, I am getting complimented on my cooking and sometimes asked for the recipe - that NEVER happened in the past.That's part of why I love Pinterest (and its linked blogs) so much, it can be such a great resource for learning, and takes some of the fear away from experimenting.If you have a touch of the kitchen curses too, up your odds of success by sticking with recipes that consistently receive 5 stars.There's no guarantee yours will come out perfect but it's one of those go big or go home moments, only, if you're th...
What are the Best Sellers on Amazon?

What are the Best Sellers on Amazon?

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Amazon sells a LOT of stuff. At last count over 580 million products can be found at the online giant. If you want some ideas for popular items based on the best sellers in the main categories, look no further. You can head off to Amazon's Best Sellers page for this info as well, but we've identified the most unique and interesting top items from each category here on this page, in one easy to look at spot. These change every hour, so these were the best sellers at the time this list was created. Enjoy!BEST-SELLING ITEMS ON AMAZON Category: Toys & Games #1 (& #2) Best-Seller  L.O.L. Surprise! Glam Glitter Series Doll with 7 Surprises ~ Average cost around $11.00L.O.L. Surprise! are small dolls with surprises like stickers and outfit changes inside of the case. Wh
Gifts for People who are Always Cold

Gifts for People who are Always Cold

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You know that friend who is always cold?I do, it's me.I shiver in 72 degree weather.Cold body, warm heart, right? Well, some days that's true. :)Friends tag me on Facebook of people in full body sweaters. I would probably wear one if it would actually keep me warm.Searching "gifts for cold people", most of these are things I would never want (a coffee mug sweater? how will that help?).Here is a solid list of things that the perma-cold actually want, and would use.I know because I either own them already or they're on a wish-list.  Gifts For Your Always Cold Friends   Rechargeable Hand Warmer, 5200mAh Power Bank : Larger Capacity and Double-Sided Pocket Warmer~ Average cost around $23.00 This little guy can be recharged by your phone, and do
Soft and Furry Gifts for Her

Soft and Furry Gifts for Her

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I am a sucker for all things soft and comfy - as most of my wardrobe/closet will attest to. If it makes me want to pet myself, I want it or I own it.Here are some of my favorite furry items on Amazon, all of which are reasonably priced.  Soft & Furry Objects of Desire Women's Autumn Winter Long Sleeve Zipper Sherpa Fleece Sweatshirt Pullover Jacket CoatFaux Fur Shawl Wrap Stole Shrug Winter Bridal Wedding Cover UpWomen's Winter Snow Boots Warm Suede Chunky Heel Fur Ankle BootsFaux Fox Fur Winter Trapper Hat Women Russian Style PompomSuper-soft Leather Winter Gloves for Women Full-Hand Touchscreen Warm Cashmere Lined Perfect AppearanceUnisex House Slipper Booties Faux Fur Lined Suede Waterproof Anti-Skid BreathableWomens Soft Premium Thermal Do...
10 Ways to Save Money During the Holidays

10 Ways to Save Money During the Holidays

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I don't know about you, but to me it seems like the holidays become more overwhelming every year. I'm not sure why, but they seem to sneak up faster and faster, and some stores start advertising for Christmas at the end of summer which is maddening. If you're not getting ahead of the rush, what should be a pleasant time to make family memories can easily turn into a panicky, store-frenzied, rage-fest.But it doesn't have to be that way.Follow this advice to find your zen-like happy place when it comes to shopping during the holidays and you will feel like those ads of people in a towel with hot rocks on their backs. Okay, maybe not that relaxed, but I guarantee following this advice will help you find a smidgen of peace when it comes to seasonal gifting. 1. Create a Budget Ho...
Recipes For Your Turkey Leftovers

Recipes For Your Turkey Leftovers

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  Don't let good food go to waste. Upcycle your Thanksgiving turkey meat into a delicious new incarnation!This might be highly controversial, but I don't particularly love the taste of turkey - it's birdy tasting and just kind of echh.What I do love, are all the things that go on and around turkey, i.e., cranberry sauce, gravy, mashed potatoes.I ALSO love the way you can mask the pure taste of the turkey by inserting it into other delicious food, therefore making it edible and less funky tasting.So, almost more exciting than the Thanksgiving day turkey, are the endless possibilities of how to re-purpose it.Here are some creative and sure-to-please ways to use up those fowl leftovers.SOUPLeftover Turkey and Wild Rice Soup from Happy Healthy Mama...
Why Every Homeowner Should Own a Pressure Washer

Why Every Homeowner Should Own a Pressure Washer

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If you don't own a pressure washer you are missing out on one of the most satisfying experiences there is. That is, the satisfaction of watching your old dingy, run-down, weathered, home exterior components go from nasty and grungy to sparkling like new again. If your house wasn't built for you it's possible you've never even seen it look as good as it will after you pressure wash the ever-living heck out of it.I bought one of these for my husband a few years ago as a present but I'll admit to you that I think I love it and use it more than he does.At the time of purchase I wasn't sure what he would need it for but I now realize there's little that you DON'T need it for, when it comes to the outside of your house and some areas inside as well.I'm not a clean freak by any ...
The Best Thanksgiving Recipes on Pinterest

The Best Thanksgiving Recipes on Pinterest

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I'm not typically a huge fan of the holidays, but I do get very excited for Thanksgiving.I think it's the carbs. All that rich food mixed with wonderful smells all day, combined with family festivities, it's a recipe for some great memories.It's the one day out of the year I don't even bother to try to be good. Why fight it?I've been Pinteresting my way through Thanksgiving fails and wins over the years, and here are some of my favorite food bloggers AND their T-day recipes.Appetizers  TURKEY VEGGIE TRAYYes, I made this but no, it did not look like this picture. Maybe yours will turn out better. I still like the idea and will work on perfecting it. At any rate, these are probably the only actual healthy things you will serve on this day. C
The Best Things to Buy on Amazon Under $25

The Best Things to Buy on Amazon Under $25

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  The Best Things to Buy with $25.00 Amazon is on most of our lists for the #1 place to shop online. Their extensive selection, customer friendly prices and quick shipping options are the reasons behind why they are the go-to store to check first when you have something in mind.But they also have hidden gems; things you may not have though to look for that are both well priced and useful.These items make great gifts for yourself, or others. They may not cost much, but they pack a powerful punch!$25.00 seems to go a lot further than it used to thanks to technology and competition.Check out our list below for some great, low-budget ideas.If none of these excite you, try Amazon's own Bargain Finds pages. Most of these items are under $20.00.Amazon Echo Dot...
Really Unique Gift Ideas

Really Unique Gift Ideas

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The holidays are fast approaching my friends. Stop giving the same old tired gifts: gift cards, socks, clothing. Do something different this year. Here are some fun, really unique gift ideas that will show them you actually put some thought into your relationship. Your money is precious, make it count.  For your favorite pet loverPeople are crazy for their fur-babies. Say that you really care about what is important to your friends with these light up pet harnesses - keeping their pooch safe. Hello!?! Great and thoughtful gift. If you buy one for your friend they will think of you every time they take Chi-Chi for a walky-poo at night and he isn't turned into a grease spot.Seriously? Golf Lovers AND S.N.L. Lovers uniteSchwetty Balls. I'm not gonna say an...
Lessons Learned Building a WordPress Website

Lessons Learned Building a WordPress Website

Website Building
When I started to build my WordPress website a few months back and found it extremely difficult to find ALL of the steps I would need to go through in one place. After piecing together instructions from hundreds of different websites and blogs, I vowed to document my learnings. You are now reading it.This tutorial covers every single configuration step to get your site pre-built properly, to help you understand the complete picture. If you don't think one of the steps applies to you, feel free to skip it. It worked for me but that doesn't mean it's a one size fits all guide. This post is not about content, it's what you will want to have in place before you start content building.Wordpress is my chosen Content Management System (CMS) platform. If you use another one like Drup...
Generate Font Online From Your Handwriting

Generate Font Online From Your Handwriting

Things I Taught My Mom
Have you ever wanted to create a font that was strictly your own? It's easy, free, and can be done in only a few simple steps.This tutorial will walk you through generating your own font online from your handwriting, using an online application called Calligraphr.You can choose to do this by drawing your letters on a template, or using the template on your computer with a graphic program like Photoshop or Illustrator.The only drawbacks are that the free version is limited on how many characters you can produce - there is a 75 character limitation unless you pay for the upgraded package.If you wish to create all of the symbols and glpyhs that could be created, you will need to purchase the subscription - which is reasonable at $8.00 for one month. There is no long-term s...