Banana & Peanut Butter Smoothie

I am forever on a quest to be healthy, fit, and skinny.  Who isn’t?  So I’m always looking for healthy recipes, new exercises, and any other information that will help me succeed in this quest (a lifelong quest it seems). Even though I search for new ideas, I hold onto the “oldie but goodie” ones.  Banana & peanut butter smoothies have been around for a while and there have many variations to the recipe. I have made the banana & peanut butter smoothie recipe found below so many times that it’s too many to count.  If you love bananas then you will …

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How to Clean a Jetted Tub Using Natural Products

Okay, so this isn’t going to be the most exciting blog…I mean cleaning?!  Not a glamorous topic.   Nonetheless, I just learned how to clean the jets of my jetted tub without using chemicals and I figured that since I had to research how to do that then maybe others might be interested in my passing the info along. My husband and I have a jetted tub in the master bathroom of our new home and this is the first time I’ve ever had one.  In general I try to use natural or “green” products for cleaning around the house but …

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How to Dry Orange Slices

My husband and I had oranges in the house and they were about to go bad so I thought I’d try to dry.  I’ve never tried to dry fruit before so I turned to the “all knowing” internet.  There are actually a lot of techniques for drying oranges slices but I turned to Martha Stewart.  I mean she would know best, right? I loved the way they came out because they have a shiny sheen and bright orange color to them.  I would definitely bake them this away again in the future.  The orange slices look great in a bowl …

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Wine Corks Decor

Wine is always present when my husband and I entertain, so we have quite the collection in our wine cellar.  I call it a “wine cellar”, but our wine collection is really in a series of racks in a corner of our unfinished basement.  I’ve always thought that wine corks were cool looking, especially when they are grouped together.   One day, many years ago, I saw that some stores were selling wine corks as a decor filler. What?!  I can get them for free if I collect them from our own wine bottles.  So, now each time we open …

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Easy Candle Glam

I’ve always wanted a fireplace and I finally have one in our family room!  In the seven months that my husband and I have lived here, I’ve changed the mantel décor probably four times so far.  I love switching it up and seeing what works best or changing it to match the season or holiday. I adore the monochrome look, but alternatively, you can do as many colors as you like to coordinate with your own décor.  Candle displays are perfect for any time of the year.  Candles coordinate with any style, whether it be a modern, country, or minimalist look. …

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