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Cashew Coleslaw
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I am not a huge fan of traditional creamy coleslaw BUT I love love love this cashew coleslaw! It is sweet and tangy with the perfect amount of crunch and texture, and comes together in minutes! Cashew Coleslaw Salad Cashew Coleslaw is the perfect recipe alternative to traditional coleslaw. Maybe ...
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Penne with Vodka Sauce
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For my anniversary dinner at home, I had a simple but elegant meal of Penne with Vodka Sauce prepared for us with love by my twelve-year-old son! If he can make it, you can make it, and I bet you’ll love it as much as I do! How do you make Vodka Sauce? I have [...] The post Penne with Vodka...
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The Anniversary Journal
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Y’all, today is my 19th wedding anniversary and I thought I would share one of the simple ways that my husband and I celebrate our marriage: The Anniversary Journal. The Anniversary Journal Tradition Before I explain The Anniversary Journal, let me share that I am not a journal person. I am...
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Crazy Rich Asians Party
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My Canadians-in-Katy Book Club recently read Crazy Rich Asians and then attended a Black Tie Advance Screening event at the Alamo Drafthouse. It inspired me to thrift a formal gown and prepare a classic Singapore dish and drink that will enhance the experience of any movie or book party related t...
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Nana’s Homemade Lemonade Concentrate
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This recipe for homemade lemonade concentrate comes from my husband’s nana. Once you’ve had it, you’ll never use powdered or frozen lemonade mix again! Homemade Lemonade Concentrate Recipe Seeing all the lemonade stands this summer gave me a hankering for some real lemonade R...
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Thrifted Back-To-School Clothes
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Here is my annual reminder that you CAN shop differently this season! You can buy your kids thrifted back-to-school clothes which is good for the environment and your budget! Why buy thrifted back-to-school clothes? Fall (or “Fall” in Houston) feels like a time for new beginnings, doe...
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Gin and Tonic with Blackberries
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Gin and tonic has been my go-to cocktail for years and the addition of blackberries elevates this classic to a higher level – and it’s super easy to mix! How do you make the perfect gin and tonic? I have sampled the classic gin and tonic all around the world, from fancy bars and resta...
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Can Moms Wear Short Shorts?
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It’s hot y’all. Hot in Houston, hot in Canada, record-breaking hot all over the world and thus it’s time to settle this important fashion matter once and for all: can moms wear short shorts? Shorts for Moms Before I give the answer to the question, “Can moms wear short sho...
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Easy Pico De Gallo Recipe
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This Pico de Gallo  recipe is SO easy and delicious that even those who don’t like raw tomatoes (me) gobble it up like candy! You have to try it to believe it! Why do they call it pico de gallo? Pico de gallo or “peek-o-day-guy-o” translates to peck or beak of the rooster. Accor...
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5 Things to Thrift For Your Home
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Thrift shops are full of all kinds of things that can add style and personality to your wardrobe and your home! Here are 5 things you should look out for at second hand stores and thrift for your home! Thrift FURNITURE For Your Home Furniture is pricey, y’all. I know this because a year ago...
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How to Make a Watermelon Margarita
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Happy National Watermelon Day! Didn’t know August 3rd was such a special day?! Now you know and to celebrate, I’ll walk you through how to make a Watermelon Margarita! Watermelon Margarita Recipe This recipe is made from scratch and is so incredibly good and pretty! I can’t wait...
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5 Essentials to Add to Your Hotel Packing List
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Summer holidays is the time when many of us load up the van, pack up the snacks and head out for a good old fashioned family road trip!  It’s so fun but I have learned over the years that adding some key essentials to your hotel packing list can vastly improve the family hotel experience.  ...
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DIY Shorts Fix
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I recently thrifted a pair of shorts for $2 and did a quick no-sew fix to turn them into a closet staple piece! I have no skills, so hopefully this DIY shorts fix will be inspiring to the non-DIY-ers out there! DIY Shorts Denim shorts are closet staples for me. I have 3 pairs – [...] The po...
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The Only Recipe for Homemade Granola Bars You’ll Ever Need
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This recipe for homemade granola bars is fast, easy and so good you’ll never want store bought granola bars again! AND, there’s a story behind them! Read on! Homemade Granola Bars Recipe I always thought people who made their own granola bars were very… granola, that is until I ...
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What is Thrift Regret?
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Thrift Regret is a disorder that plagues many thrifters and second hand shoppers and is 100% preventable! Learn below how to inoculate yourself against this ailment while also avoiding its counterpart condition, Buyer’s Remorse! Warning: Graphic pictures of thrift regrets will be shown thro...
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