Work Week Menu Plan Week of 1/26/15

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Can you believe this is the last week of January? The only good thing about time flying by is that we are closer to being through winter - my least favorite season! We have a busy week as Capt. M and I will be entering a karate tournament on the weekend. Of course that means we will be at the dojo getting our last practices in throughout the week! I did some cooking Sunday to help make dinner easy this week. I also pulled some pumpkin bread from the freezer for snacks. I love having quick breads … [Read More...]

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Fix Your Finances

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There's never a better time to FIX your FINANCES than right now! Your credit cards, cash allowance, debit cards, bills, etc. are all LINKED to your name. The numbers are scattered all around you (and me)! We all have our own set of bills to pay, debt to negate, future plans to purchase, amendments for savings, etc. Thus, we must set a time aside each day, week, month to know where our money goes. Recently, my credit card (a card for daily budgeted business: gas, groceries, etc.) statement … [Read More...]

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Sweet Tooth, Anyone!?!

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My grandmother loved sweets. My mom loves sweets......and I (Litsa) love sweets! Does a sweet tooth run in your family too!?! Combating which sweets to bypass as the new year's goals are set.....!?! Prevention magazine's tidbit this month (January 2015) reminded me of what I already do. Dr. Ross was quoted, "I have a sweet tooth, so I created a healthy daily dessert: Take a slice of toasted whole grain bread, slather it with 1 tbsp of almond butter, and top with sliced banana, blackberries, a … [Read More...]

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Food & Recipes

Pizza-Calzones

Work Week Menu Plan Week of 1/26/15…

Can you believe this is the last week of January? The only good thing about time flying by is that we are closer to being through winter – my least favorite season! We have a busy week as Capt. M […]

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Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe…

Dips are an easy appetizer that are well received at any gathering. Spicy, creamy & crunchy all in one this jalapeno popper dip tops my favorites list & is perfect for any get-together! Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe   Print Author: […]

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Pizza Perfect: Why Fresh Mozzarella is Best…

I (Litsa) for one love an ‘ooey-gooey’ cheese pizza topped with my favorite vegetables but the cheese plays a BIG role in my pizza-love too! So what’s the secret to stretching your mozzarella supply!?! June’s Cooking Light 2014 issue noted […]

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Health & Wellness

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Sweet Tooth, Anyone!?!…

My grandmother loved sweets. My mom loves sweets……and I (Litsa) love sweets! Does a sweet tooth run in your family too!?! Combating which sweets to bypass as the new year’s goals are set…..!?! Prevention magazine’s tidbit this month (January 2015) […]

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The Healthy Option: Beans…

Is your pantry packed in beans? Have you added dried beans to your shopping list this month? If not, you might want to make room. Read all these great tidbits about beans. They are in the spotlight at my house […]

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Fitness: Importance of a Rest Day…

After working out sporadically the last two weeks of December, I started January off with a bang. I went 13 days in a row without taking a recovery day. Now I am not talking about little tiny workouts. I am […]

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Juicing

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Beet Detox Juice Recipe…

Beets are packed with nutrients and have been used to cleanse the liver. Not only are beets good for a liver detox, but they also increase the oxygen in the blood! Many juicing books and recipes use beets in their […]

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A 21-Day Juicing Challenge!?!…

Are you ready to change your body!?! Do you love to sip on fruity mixes? What about wholesome vegetables!?! You may want to give juicing a try with this 21 Day Juicing Challenge! Last year, I (Litsa) tried out the […]

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Very Green Juicing Recipe…

With the Holiday food upon us, it’s time to fire up those juicers. Fresh juice will help offset the high calorie foods we tend to consume this time of year. Plus juicing helps keep your immune system strong! This recipe […]

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File it Friday

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File it Friday: Homemade Gum Drops, Green Tea…

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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File it Friday: Heart Mason Jars, Apple…

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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File it Friday: LEGO Box, Spinach Artichoke…

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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Country Life

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Autumn Leaves: Fun for Kids & Pets…

Most of the leaves from our oak trees have hit the ground. That means that we have an abundance of leaves in our yard! Hubby made a huge leaf pile for the kids to play in the other day. It […]

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Country Life: Alternative Feed for Chickens…

We currently have 14 hens and one rooster which is the biggest flock of chickens we have ever kept. They are eating a lot of chicken feed too! Since our puppies still like to chase the chickens, we no longer […]

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Country Life: Pet Chicken…

I never thought I would say that I have a soft spot for a chicken – but I do! One of our chicks that hatched in June has become the sweetest chicken we have ever owned. She is calm and […]

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Home Management

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A Dozen: Southern Samplers…

I (Litsa) loved this little list—-a Southern Sampler list! I live in the south in the quiet, plains of West Tennessee where I have lived most of my life. However, I grew up in a Greek household of immigrant parents. […]

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Tax Season: Three Ring Notebooks…

Tax season is a tedious time of year for most households—especially if you own a small business (like this blog) and/or a construction company (that can’t stop the crew’s work to create order to the chaos of paperwork)!?! We all […]

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File it Friday: Heart Mason Jars, Apple…

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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Ways to Save

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Fix Your Finances…

There’s never a better time to FIX your FINANCES than right now! Your credit cards, cash allowance, debit cards, bills, etc. are all LINKED to your name. The numbers are scattered all around you (and me)! We all have our […]

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Deal on Amazon Prime | $72 Today Only…

Amazon is my go to online shopping site. I seriously LOVE Amazon Prime. I can’t tell you how many times we have needed an item quickly and Amazon has delivered. Sometimes I can place an order and have it arrive […]

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January: Money Management Matters…

We’re a few weeks into the new year but not without the buzz of ‘Budgetary Burdens’ whether you’re still paying off Christmas purchases, attacking major medical payments, paying for new tires, braces for two children, or…….!?! You just might need […]

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Gardening

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Protecting Vulnerable Plants in Cold Weather…

Winter is here and temperatures have dropped in most of the country. If you have vulnerable outdoor plants, you will want to protect them from the cold. When we visited my in-laws in upstate New York I noticed that their […]

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Preparation for a Vegetable Garden…

Do you see what has landed in my mailbox? Yes, the vegetable garden seed magazines are arriving! Even though it is winter and freezing, I have started planning my Spring vegetable garden. I absolutely love looking through the seed magazines. […]

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Putting a Garden to Rest for Winter…

Winter has arrived and I finally was able to put my vegetable garden to rest for winter. With our busy schedule and weather delays, we are putting the garden to rest later than usual. Better late than never though! If […]

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