Tahini: Stir, Drizzle, & Spread

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Tahini has separation anxiety---or is the anxiety ours!?! When you see liquid at the top of the tahini container, don't fret! It is simply the oil which naturally parts from the paste. Just stir it until thoroughly combined. Tahini can be stored at room temperature and should be used within six months. Stir: Mix tahini in your favorite dipping dishes for added texture and/or taste. Pureed bean dips might like the new addition!?! Drizzle: Drizzle tahini over roasted fish or root … [Read More...]

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$1.99 Personalized Greeting Card Mailed

Thank you card

One of the expenses that I dread is greeting cards. In stores greeting cards can be as much as $5 a piece! It's just crazy! Over the last couple of years I have made the transition to personalized greeting cards that I can make online. Not only are they cheaper, I love that I can add personalized pictures. Now through 7/28/14, create $1.99 personalized 5x7 folded cards, and Cardstore will mail them to your recipients for FREE! And even better, you can get organized and schedule cards for up 1 … [Read More...]

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Ibotta: July Bonus

Ibotta July

Calling ALL ibotta users and those NEW to money saving apps--have you seen all the wonderful offers and the BONUS cash offers this summer!?! These new offers are here this week for all of us (although if you are out of the country like me--Litsa---you can only wish to cash in). However, I'm super excited to see such great offers from emails and social media!!! Scroll through your app and shop accordingly---earn money back! You may have also discover that there's a grand pork rebate if you … [Read More...]

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Food & Recipes

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Tahini: Stir, Drizzle, & Spread

Tahini has separation anxiety—or is the anxiety ours!?! When you see liquid at the top of the tahini container, don’t fret! It is simply the oil which naturally parts from the paste. Just stir it until thoroughly combined. Tahini can […]

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15 Fresh Peach Recipes

Peach season has started here in central Virginia! We love peaches and the ones I have eaten so far this year have been DELICIOUS! I thought it would be helpful to come up with a peach recipe roundup to help […]

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Work Week Menu Plan Week of 7/21/14

For the first time in six weeks, we had no commitments on the weekend! Ahhhh, it was wonderful! I actually baked, cooked and cleaned! Saturday night I made banana bread and an apple crisp using my canned apple pie filling. […]

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Health & Wellness

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Food Label Misconceptions

Food manufactures are deceiving. Food packaging has fallen prey to marketing. Walking through the grocery store you are sure to find packages with bold print saying “low fat“, “no-added sugar“, “reduced calorie” and “no fat“. But do those statements mean […]

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What is Fascia? | How Fascia Plays a Roll in Injuries

The human body is a complicated thing! For years we have concentrated on bone and muscle injuries; ignoring the fascia that holds everything together. It turns out that a “muscle injury” may be related to a fascia adhesion and tightness. […]

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Fewer Calories or Hot Flashes: The Mediterranean Way

As a Greek, I (Litsa) have always equated the Mediterranean Diet as one with fewer calories compared to the southern foods in West Tennessee where I grew up and currently live. The vegetable medleys of Mediterranean cuisine remind me of […]

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Coupons

Ibotta July

Ibotta: July Bonus

Calling ALL ibotta users and those NEW to money saving apps–have you seen all the wonderful offers and the BONUS cash offers this summer!?! These new offers are here this week for all of us (although if you are out […]

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SavingStar Offer: Save 100% on One Keebler Snack Cup

Are you looking for an easy & FREE coupon to use!?! Here it is—-SavingStar wants to give you back 100% when you buy any ONE (1) Keebler® or Cheez-It® Snack Cup (2.2 – 3.0 oz). ACTIVATE the coupon in your […]

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Dining Out Deals: Denny’s, Smokey Bones + 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! Carrabbas Coupon: $5 off a lunch entree wyb 1 entree or $10 […]

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Retail Therapy

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$1.99 Personalized Greeting Card Mailed

One of the expenses that I dread is greeting cards. In stores greeting cards can be as much as $5 a piece! It’s just crazy! Over the last couple of years I have made the transition to personalized greeting cards […]

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Fall Shoes: Buy Now for Best Deals

Your child(ren)’s shoes may have enjoyed the summer! Now the countdown for fall is on…….are you looking for a new pair of fall shoes for your little ones!?! Take a look to see what Amazon has today! My daughter (Litsa’s) […]

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Zulily Back to School Sale

This post contains affiliate links. Much to my boys dismay, the words “back to school” are popping up everywhere! That’s right, it’s time to get ready for back to school shopping! To make life a little easier for you, Zulily […]

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Country Life

BROWN TOWN CHICKS

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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Juvenile Chicks

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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Country Life: Baby Calf

One of our neighbors is raising cattle. Unfortunately one of the momma cows died a few days after giving birth to this sweet girl. The calf requires three bottle feedings a day at this point. Capt. M and Mr. B […]

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Home Management

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File it Friday: Recover Folding Chairs, Corn Tips + 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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Child Hunger

Child Hunger Ends Here | #ChildHunger

The first time I became aware of child hunger here in the United States was when Capt. M entered elementary school a few years back. I learned that the only meal that some kids received was the school lunch. We […]

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Yard Sale Timeline

Have you retreated from the summer heat to organize and declutter your home’s closets, drawers, and more!?! Are you donating items to friends, Goodwill, or—-having the ultimate yard sale later this year!?! The fall is a perfect time for a […]

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Ways to Save

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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

Back to school supplies are hitting the shelves! My children only have three more weeks before school begins! Several states offer a sales tax holiday on back to school supplies. This is a great way to save a little extra […]

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SavingStar Offer: Save 100% on One Keebler Snack Cup

Are you looking for an easy & FREE coupon to use!?! Here it is—-SavingStar wants to give you back 100% when you buy any ONE (1) Keebler® or Cheez-It® Snack Cup (2.2 – 3.0 oz). ACTIVATE the coupon in your […]

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Checkout51: New Offers for Thursday, July 10

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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Gardening

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Gardening: Early Tomato Blight

The first thing we noticed when we returned home from vacation is that our tomato plants were not looking so hot. The leaves were spotted brown and some of the stems were turning yellow. The cherry tomatoes are starting to […]

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Painted Pots for Container Gardening

If you don’t have a lot of room in your yard for a garden, you can always plant vegetables in containers. My sister painted these pots for her peppers this year. I love how the painted pots came out! They […]

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How to Make a Wood Pallet Planter

We visited my sister in California recently and I fell in love with her backyard. She has a green thumb with plants and flowers! While I tend to concentrate on a vegetable garden, she does well with a flower garden. […]

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