Online Coupons & Internet Scams

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You know the old saying "if it's too good to be true, it probably is"? That same concept applies to online coupons and offers. I see growing trend of "coupons" circulating from big retailers. Target, Kohl's and Wegman's are just some of the stores that I have seen fake coupons for. Most of these coupons are distributed via facebook. They are not from the retailer that is being advertised but from an internet troll. The bad guys want you to click those links and agree to allow the app to … [Read More...]

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Work Week Menu Plan Week of 2/8/16

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What a weekend! My boys ran in their first 5k race on Sunday! I couldn't be more proud as Capt. M (age 9) ran it in 25:37 placing 10th overall out of 98 participants! Mr. B (age 7) didn't disappoint with a time of 31:06 and 27th overall. Truly amazed by my little guys! Sunday afternoon I did some meal prep for the coming week. We have a busy week coming up as the karate tournament season begins Saturday. If you are new to Menu Planning, check out my tips on creating a menu plan. Make … [Read More...]

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File it Friday: Energy Bites, Strawberry Roses + More

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  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 have time to read the whole article or follow through with making the the item at that moment. The ideas are just "filed" away for another day. I thought it would be fun to share some of the ideas and articles I come across so you can file them for later. Plus this will give me a way to "file" the … [Read More...]

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Food & Recipes

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Work Week Menu Plan Week of 2/8/16…

What a weekend! My boys ran in their first 5k race on Sunday! I couldn’t be more proud as Capt. M (age 9) ran it in 25:37 placing 10th overall out of 98 participants! Mr. B (age 7) didn’t disappoint […]

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Mediterranean Red Bean Salad Recipe…

Dishes you make once and eat 2, 3, 4 or more times are my kind of dishes. This salad uses a medley of delicious fresh ingredients to fill your stomach and your palette with textures and flavors galore! It’s very […]

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Work Week Menu Plan Week of 2/1/16…

With only two half days of school last week due to snow, I’m looking forward to getting the boys back on routine this week. The weather did a complete flip flop – from below freezing and snow to 64 degrees […]

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Health & Wellness

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Increase Agility & Speed: Resistance…

Resistance bands are an easy tool that you should integrating into your workout routine. Not only are resistance bands affordable but there are so many uses for them. They are great for rehabilitation when injured and for sports conditioning. With […]

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Small Changes, More Wellness: Green Juice Day…

As we near the end of January, over half of the people that make New Year’s resolutions are struggling to reach their goals. Since one of the number one resolutions is to get fit and healthy, it’s not surprising to […]

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Tips to Succeed at Eating Healthy…

Eating healthy is a goal for many of us but it can be a frustrating journey. In order to make clean eating a lifestyle change, you need to set yourself up for success. Do a little prep work before you […]

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Juicing

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A Juicing Neutralizer: Cucumbers…

Cucumbers are perfect to add to many juices whether they are cleansing juices or green juices—sweet or more bitter—add cucumbers to act as a neutralizer! Cucumbers are called vegetables but they are really fruit. More importantly they are almost 100% […]

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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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File it Friday

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File it Friday: Energy Bites, Strawberry…

  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 […]

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File it Friday: Parmesan Cauliflower,…

  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 […]

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File it Friday: Smore’s, Stuffed…

  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 […]

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Country Life

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Differences in Egg Yolk Color…

If you have ever cracked open an egg from a free-range hen, you have probably noticed a bright orange to yellow yolk. My family is used to the rich-colored yolks and we don’t think twice about it. The other day […]

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Country Life: Snake in the Chicken Coop…

The daily collection of eggs from the chicken coop is pretty routine these days. Every afternoon the eggs are collected in a mindless manner. Things changed Saturday when I opened the chicken coop door to find a snake in the […]

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Country Life: Tips on Saving a Newly Hatched…

Last week our baby chicks hatched! This is the third set of chicks that our hen, Brown Town, had hatched. She is an excellent mama hen. However, sometimes chicks are born with deformities. Last year we lost two chicks right […]

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Home Management

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Online Coupons & Internet Scams…

You know the old saying “if it’s too good to be true, it probably is”? That same concept applies to online coupons and offers. I see growing trend of “coupons” circulating from big retailers. Target, Kohl’s and Wegman’s are just […]

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Preparing for a Snowstorm…

It looks like Virginia and many other states are in for a whopper of a snowstorm. With forecasts of 2-3 FEET of snow, we are not taking this storm lightly. Although I really hope the forecast is wrong and we […]

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Happy New Year 2016!…

Happy New Year! Wishing you and your family a blessed beginning to a New Year. The New Year brings a fresh start and a time to reflect. For myself and How to Have it All, you will probably notice a […]

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Ways to Save

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DIY Gift Basket Filler Shred…

Gift baskets are a common gift this time of year. Not only do I make gift baskets for gifts but I tend to be on the receiving end of gift baskets too. While I was visiting my mom a few […]

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Travel Tip: Finding Deals on Hotel Stays…

Last summer we took a road trip down to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. It’s about a 15 hour car trip for us and we knew that we would split the driving into two days. However, we didn’t have an exact plan […]

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Save Money Throughout the Year: Ebates…

Are you planning to shop from home this month? You may want to checkout Ebates! They are giving a $5 Cash Bonus check if you spend $25 at any store through Ebates (by 10/31). IF you want to shop online […]

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Gardening

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Start Preparing for a Spring Vegetable Garden…

It’s time to start thinking about your Spring vegetable garden! Do you see what has landed in my mailbox? Yes, the vegetable garden seed magazines are arriving! I absolutely love looking through the seed magazines. I will probably thumb through […]

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Three Step Fall Containers…

Now that summer is creeping to a close you may want to begin thinking about your fall foliage. Many containers that you may already be using for summer can easily be revamped for fall. I (Litsa) snapped these three easy […]

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Gardening: Volunteer Pumpkins…

A few weeks ago I mentioned that we had volunteer vegetable plants growing. I knew that one of the plants was a type of squash but I was unsure on what type. This volunteer squash plant was growing beside the […]

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