Reach for a Peach: Varieties of Peaches

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Intensely aromatic and deliciously juicy, ripe peaches are one of the joys of late summer! Try them in salsas, on a lunch salad, sliced, juiced------and in a splurge worthy dessert. Naturally portion-controlled, relatively low in sugar and calories, and offering both fiber and vitamin-C, peaches are decadent anyway you slice or dice them. Classic yellow peaches are fragrant and yield just a tad to pressure when ripe. Eating ripe peaches is definitely a MUST but baking and/or grilling enhances … [Read More...]

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Superfood Spotlight: Chia Seeds

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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 and over again. Sam's Healthy Living Made Simple arrived in my mailbox with this information about chia seeds: "Each 3-tablespoon serving of chia seeds contains just 160 calories and is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Add to that chia's 5 … [Read More...]

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Tiny Prints Mug Coupon

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 the mug with candies, a gift card or hot chocolate packages and you have a great gift. To score this deal from Shutterfly, use coupon code CHEERS at checkout. This offer is good for ALL customers! Other great promos for new customers only: 101 Free prints with … [Read More...]

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Food & Recipes

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Reach for a Peach: Varieties of Peaches

Intensely aromatic and deliciously juicy, ripe peaches are one of the joys of late summer! Try them in salsas, on a lunch salad, sliced, juiced——and in a splurge worthy dessert. Naturally portion-controlled, relatively low in sugar and calories, and offering […]

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Refreshing Homemade Watermelon Juice

It’s the end of watermelon season but the perfect season for fresh sweet, watermelon juice! Just when we think that summer as closing its doors in West Tennessee, we are surrounded by a heat wave! Humid, hot weather like this […]

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Salsa Verde Recipe

Homemade salsa is so easy to make and adds a ton of flavor to meals! Salsa is also a great snack! Salsa verde is tomatillas unlike regular red salsa that is made with tomatoes. Salsa verde is often mild but […]

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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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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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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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SavingStar Healthy Offer: 20% off Loose Oranges

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

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Retail Therapy

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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Fashion Friday: Boots & Infinity Scarf for $32.95 Shipped

Cents of Style is celebrating 2 years of Fashion Friday offers today! In celebration, they are offering a fabulous deal on these black boots and an infinity scarf! Get both the boots and the scarf for just $32.95 with free […]

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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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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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Banfield Pet Hospital, Heartworm Prevention + Giveaway

Our pets are like family to us! In fact I call my female dogs my little girls! Like children, pets require preventive care to live a long and healthy life. One of the most serious parasites affecting both dogs and […]

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Ways to Save

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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

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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Save Money on Flowers: Wildflower Bouquet

On my birthday I woke up to this beautiful bouquet of flowers on the table! It was early in the morning on a Sunday which had me guessing on how hubby was able to purchase these flowers! He told me […]

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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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