Money Tree Plant Housewarming Gift

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Many years ago we were given a money tree plant as a housewarming gift. The unique gift was our first house plant together and a beautiful symbol of the many years of happiness we would share in our new home. This week we attended a housewarming party for friends and instead of bringing the usual bottle of wine, we gave them a money tree plant. The pachira aquatica has a history of bringing health, wealth and happiness and makes an excellent housewarming gift. The money tree plant housewarming Read More... {Read More...}

10 must try experiences at Out of Africa Wildlife Park

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We've been visiting the Out of Africa Wildlife Park for many years and have seen it grow with rescued animals and employees passionate about education and conservation. Just last week, the same day our family visited the park, I read about Li:bi the orphaned mountain lion being cared for by the park. Visiting means we are helping support the rescued animals too. The park receives no municipal, state, or federal funding so your visit is a direct contribution to helping maintain the safe Read More... {Read More...}

Jenny Craig on the go Wellness

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Thank you Jenny Craig for sponsoring this post. -- Get serious about losing weight with Jenny Craig! Looking at the past 10 years it's easy to see how much my weight has fluctuated. I've gained and lost about 40 pounds more than 5 times. And as you would expect, every time I lose I swear I won't gain it back. But I do. I always do. I love food. A LOT. I have done many quick diets over the years resulting in weight loss but doing nothing for my ability to keep the weight off after achieving my Read More... {Read More...}

Waffle breakfast sandwich recipe

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I prepare most meals in our house and am always up against time and busy schedules. When I make waffles, I intentionally make a double batch so we have leftovers for waffle breakfast sandwiches the next day. They're quick and delicious making the sandwiches a perfect breakfast for busy mornings before school. Waffle breakfast sandwich recipe  Ingredients: 2 eggs 1/4 C cheddar cheese 1/2 C milk bacon waffles  Waffle tip: if you don't have leftover homemade waffles, Read More... {Read More...}

The most important skill to teach your children for self defense

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Last week my oldest daughter and I attended a self defense workshop at Ivivva Scottsdale taught by personal trainer Dan Huper. Dan is a skilled mixed martial artist and instructor at the Spartan Nation Combatives and Fitness gym. Ivivva offers workshops for girls every week with varying topics for health and wellness. The classes are for girls eight and older and their caretaker. Our self defense workshop had excellent tips for our young daughters while reintroducing some skills I haven't Read More... {Read More...}

Easy Vanilla Chai Waffles recipe

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeaProudly #CollectiveBias During my last semester of college (over 10 years ago!), I drank a chai tea latte every morning walking between classes. Years later I started making my own chai tea lattes at home with Bigelow Vanilla Chai and still favor the tea variety above all others. January is hot tea month and I'm celebrating with an easy Vanilla Chai Waffles recipe. The creamy Read More... {Read More...}