Defined: Pour-Over Coffee

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Several times over the course of the year, I (Litsa) have walked into Starbucks stores requesting my favorite blonde roast blend. Many times the barista has noted that they do not have it brewed but can do a 'pour-over' for me. Usually when I'm stopping in at Starbucks, I have ample time to enjoy my brew so I opt for the 'fresh' cup of blonde roast 'poured-over'! So what does 'pour-over coffee' mean? Pour-over (aka hand-pour) coffee is a brewing method in which hot water is manually poured … [Read More...]

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Earn Money With Jingit: New Cash Back Offers

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Jingit is a program where you can earn real cash, instantly for watching ads online; or checking in and shopping for select products at your favorite stores; even for giving your feedback to leading brands by taking brief surveys. In return, those brands get your attention! Don't forget to Jingit this week! It's an easy money saving app! Save on items you need for your household: Coffee pot, coffee filters, coffee, and more! Don't forget the Jingit app! It is perfect too---it keeps your money … [Read More...]

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Shutterfly: 10 Free Holiday Cards

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You can never have enough time to get your Christmas/Holiday Cards ordered----but a mini time frame for FREE cards might be what gets you motivated! Right now Shutterlfy is offering 10 FREE Holiday Cards. All you need to pay is the shipping. To score this Shutterfly deal, use coupon code SNEAKPEEK. Score This Deal! Offer expires today on TUESDAY, September 16th, 2014! Don't delay---start right away! … [Read More...]

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Food & Recipes

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Defined: Pour-Over Coffee

Several times over the course of the year, I (Litsa) have walked into Starbucks stores requesting my favorite blonde roast blend. Many times the barista has noted that they do not have it brewed but can do a ‘pour-over’ for […]

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Fruit & Vegetable Wash

It’s important to wash your fruit and vegetables thoroughly before consuming. Even if you are buying organic produce, you should wash it to remove dirt and insects. Leafy green produce from my garden gets a soak in a simple solution […]

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Work Week Menu Plan Week of 9/15/14

I found some time this weekend to do a little dinner prep for the work week! I love it when I am organized – it makes the week run so much smoother. Fall is definitely in the air in central […]

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Health & Wellness

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Superfood Spotlight: Chia Seeds

Even when my brain is filled with information about superfoods and their power…….even when I have already embraced keeping superfoods in my diet…….even when I eat chia seeds almost daily, I (Litsa) still love to read about their POWER over […]

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Fall Foliage: Swiss Chard

If you like spinach, you’ll want to try Swiss chard too. Its tender, colorful stalks and sturdy-but-supple leaves cook up beautifully. Look for three varieties: White: Thick cream-colored stems and crinkly leaves Ruby: Thin, red-hued stems and broad flat leaves […]

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Fitness: Master Great Legs

Mastering great legs is beyond summer in my book (Litsa’s). I don’t live in teeny cutoffs, bikinis, and breezy sundresses all summer and especially not at almost forty. A little conservatism falls into place at my age but great legs […]

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Coupons

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SavingStar Healthy Offer: 20% off Loose Avocados

Did you see this week’s SavingStar Healthy Offer? Get 20% cash back on the purchase of loose avocados! I love saving and earning cash back on fresh produce! Grab avocados and make healthy dinners and lunches this week with those […]

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Ibotta: September Rewards + Ibotta Offers

Calling ALL ibotta users and those NEW to money saving apps–have you seen all the wonderful offers and the BONUS cash offers during these last summer weeks—cash in on them but hold on to your receipts!?! These new offers are […]

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Dining Out Deals: Domino’s, Outback + More

The weekend is here and it’s time for the restaurant deals and coupon roundup! If you are eating out this weekend, make sure to take a coupon along! Arby’s Coupon: Free Apple Crisp wyb meal. Expires 9/16/14. Bennigan’s Coupon: Buy […]

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Retail Therapy

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Shutterfly: 10 Free Holiday Cards

You can never have enough time to get your Christmas/Holiday Cards ordered—-but a mini time frame for FREE cards might be what gets you motivated! Right now Shutterlfy is offering 10 FREE Holiday Cards. All you need to pay is […]

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Tiny Prints Mug Coupon

FREE Personalized Mug

There is another great freebie from Shutterfly this weekend! Design an 11oz. white ceramic mug and receive it for free! This mug would make a great gift for so many occasions – teachers, for a birthday or for Christmas! Fill […]

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In the News: Adele Releases 25

If you are a fan of Adele’s top hits, you may have already heard the news!?! Adele Releases 25—”The album we’ve all been waiting for” writes Elle Magazine. Although Adele’s new album is not yet for sale on Amazon, you […]

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Country Life

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Country Life: New Egg Layers

About a week ago our mama hen, Brown Town, started laying eggs again! I was a bit surprised that she started laying eggs since the baby chicks are just 7 weeks old. The last time she raised a chick, it […]

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Country Life: Mama Hen Feeding Baby Chicks

Our baby chicks that were hatched by our mother hen (Brown Town), are now three weeks old! They are growing so fast. While we were on vacation last week we lost one of the chicks. Our pet sitter never saw […]

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Country Life: Broody Hen and Juvenile Pullets

Back in April we purchased six pullet chicks. We had been keeping them in our greenhouse which we turned into a chick nursery. When the chicks get big enough and the night time temperatures stabilize, we place the juvenile pullets […]

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Home Management

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Start Conversations With Free KidQ App | #KidQApp

Starting conversations with children can sometimes be difficult. When I ask my boys “what did you learn at school today?”, most of the time they respond with “nothing!”. Of course I know that they really did learn, but they are […]

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File it Friday: Frozen Hot Chocolate + More

During the week I come across a lot of articles and blog posts that I think are worth reading. Or I come across a new recipe I want to try or a craft idea. Most of the time I don’t […]

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Giveaway: Office Depot Sackpacks | #ODFCares

Back to school time can be worrisome for many families who can’t afford back to school supplies. Imagine not being able to afford a backpack. Over the last 14 years Office Depot Foundation has served 3.3 million children through the […]

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Ways to Save

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Earn Money With Jingit: New Cash Back Offers

Jingit is a program where you can earn real cash, instantly for watching ads online; or checking in and shopping for select products at your favorite stores; even for giving your feedback to leading brands by taking brief surveys. In […]

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Checkout51: New Offers for Thursday, September 11th

Whether you shop at Kroger, Wal-Mart—-Sam’s or Aldi….have a smartphone or not, you will want to give Checkout51 a try this week! If you have already shopped this week, you’ll want to note that Checkout51 offers NEW items to earn […]

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Earn Money With Jingit: New Cash Back Offers

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Gardening

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Gardening: Signs of Worms on Vegetable Plants

Worms and caterpillars are a vegetable gardeners enemy. In a short time, a worm or a caterpillar can destroy a vegetable plant. It starts with a few holes in the leaves followed shortly by the computation of the whole leaf. […]

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How to Regrow Green Onions

Don’t be so fast to throw out the bulb ends of your green onions! My brother texted me a picture of his store bought green onions that he is regrowing! Many recipes call for just the green part of a […]

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Keep Receipts for Trees & Plants

Did you know that many stores offer a one year guarantee on trees and plants? There is a good reason to keep your receipts when landscaping your yard! We plant new fruit trees each spring. Our goal is to one […]

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