How to Organize a Linen Closet

Hi guys!  I’m excited to share with you that I’m starting a new series on the blog called “How to Organize.” What’s this series about?  I’m sort of a neat freak so I have a tendency to want to organize things… all the time.  I guess you can say that I enjoy organizing things, a lot.  Is it normal to love organizing things?  Maybe keep that answer to yourself.  😉  Many of my family and friends have to come to for advice on how to organize stuff.  I guess I’m that good, or that crazy, or something. I’ve wanted to do this series for some …

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Healthy Goals

The #1 new year’s resolution is to get more healthy.  I guess I’m in good company because that’s my new year’s resolution too, again.  I seem to have this resolution several times during the entire year so I’m not sure if that’s truly a “new year’s” resolution except that it happens to coincide with the first day of the year.  I’m not usually one for making resolutions.  I suppose January 1st is a good excuse to reevaluate all of my resolutions, especially when it comes to healthy eating since I probably ate more cookies last month than all of last year.  I thought …

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Berry Kiwi Smoothie

Happy New Year! I’m back to my normal eating habits, which means that my holiday cookie diet is over.  It’s a shame because a cookie diet is the only diet that I seem to be able to stick with.   😉  I could never give up sweets because I love them so much, so I’m all about moderation.  I try to eat healthy during the week and splurge a little on the weekends. Smoothies are one of my go-to healthy meals.  I’ve shared a variety of them with you on my blog and now I’m adding this new pretty one to the list.  …

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Individual Upside Down Ziti

This is one of the coolest meals I’ve ever made. I saw this idea on Instagram months ago and I’ve been dying to try my own version of it.  Picture a traditional baked ziti, except here the ingredients are stacked in reverse order and you place a serving plate upside down over a ramekin and turn the plate and ramekin over.  Presto change-o, you’ve got an right-side up ziti. I’m sure you’ve all seen an idea and tried it, only to see that it did not come out like the picture, whether it be a recipe or a craft.  Well, I was skeptical that the noodles would …

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Gingerbread Man Cookies

I love holiday traditions. There is something about the holidays that brings out so many family traditions.  I love to reminisce with my family about some of the traditions that we had when I was a kid.  Just the other day I was talking to my parents about how we always started Christmas morning.  My three sisters and I would sit on the stairs waiting for my dad to give the okay that we could come into the room with all the presents.  Every single year he’d say “Sorry girls, it looks like Santa didn’t come.”  Then we’d have some …

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