This Avocado Dip is the Quickest & Easiest thing you will EVER make, and it’s absolutely delicious!!

This Avocado Dip is so easy to make, and very tasty!!  My sister got this recipe from a friend in her dinner club, and made it for our last family gathering.  Everyone in the family loved it, including my baby nieces, the teens, young adults, us and even the elderly!!   It’s also great the next day if you let it sit and marinade overnight.  It only takes a minute or two to throw it together, and just one batch goes a LOOOOoooooooooong way!!

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ökocat™ Natural Cat Litter by Healthy Pet is a great choice for my family!!

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I have a lot of pets, and sometimes I even have newborn foster puppies, so I try to keep things safe, natural and healthy, especially when it comes to pet products!! 

When it comes to cat litter, ökocat™ Natural Cat Litter by Healthy Pet is a great choice for my family!!

ökocat™ is:

  • made with 100% natural wood
  • 100% biodegradable
  • chemical-free
  • no artificial scents
  • no synthetics
  • absorbs 200% its weight in liquid
  • 7-Day odor control naturally

Botsi, Rusty and Max weren’t too sure what to think the first time we tried ökocat™.   None of them really hesitated once they checked it out, and they quickly learned to love it as much as we do.    It doesn’t get stuck to their paws or tracked all over the floor the way traditional litter does, and it’s a much safer and healthier option!! It’s 7-day odor control is also a big bonus!!  The less I…..well, Tim…..has to worry about changing the litter, the better!! [Read more…]

YOU WILL LOVE THE HSI CERAMIC FLAT IRON GLIDER!!

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The HSI Ceramic Flat Iron Glider slides through your hair like a hot knife through butter, leaving your hair super straight, silky and shiny!!

The Glider hair flat iron straightener  has 1 inch high quality ceramic plates!!  There are eight (8) HeatBalance micro-sensors (4 on each plate) that control the flat iron’s temperature and evenly distribute the  heat so that fewer passes are needed to effectively straighten your hair, which helps protect it  hair and prevent over exposure from the heat!!

The ceramic plates heat up super fast, in a matter of seconds, and leave your hair very smooth and free of frizziness. 

Turn the knob to adjust the temperature between 140 and 450°F. I like using it a 300 degree-ish setting!!  My youngest daughter is a hairdresser and discourages me from using too hot of an iron.  She always tells me NOT to “fry my hair”!!     My hair has thinned tremendously through the years, and for that reason alone I try not to use a super hot flat iron.  I don’t like my hair burning my fingers when I touch it because it’s so hot from straightening it, and I don’t like it to smoke or sizzle as I slide the straightener through my hair!! [Read more…]

PEANUT BUTTER PIE that will have you coming back for seconds!!

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Last week we went out to dinner, and we ordered dessert.  I couldn’t believe it was $8 EACH!!  I thought, geeze for that price I could’ve made us a whole pie!!  This pie turned out BETTER than the pie I paid $8 for a piece of, and I’m sure you will agree that it is better than most desserts served in even the finest of restaurants!

My mom gave me this recipe a long time ago, and I just came across it so I figured I’d whip one up and see how it turned out.

We were not disappointed!!   

The crust is a crunchy chocolate goodness, and the filling is light, fluffy and fulfilling.  It’s texture is soft, smooth and creamy, and it literally melts in your mouth.  You can smell it from the next room!! [Read more…]

Has Christmas Left You Skint? Give These Hacks A Try To Ensure That The Same Thing Doesn’t Happen Again!

In terms of finance, January really is a blue month, or at least, it is for a lot of people. If you’re currently struggling financially, don’t worry you’re not alone. Christmas leaves a lot of us in the negative because it is just so expensive. However, just because Christmas can be expensive, that doesn’t mean it has to be.

 

If you want to ensure that this time next year you’re not in the same place as you are now, you need to be proactive and get prepared early, as that way you can ensure that your finances stay healthy over the festive period and you don’t end up struggling to get by post-Christmas.

 

Want to know how to ensure that Christmas 2017 doesn’t write you off? Then keep reading, as all is about to be revealed!

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Too Much Month Left At The End Of The Money? Quick Cash Hacks That Can Save You From Borrowing

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Countless people find themselves perpetually in a state of trying to make ends meet. When there is too much month left at the end of the money, we’ll try anything to ensure that we don’t fall through the gap. We’ll look at any advice out there on how to make that money stretch just that bit further.

 

All too often that advice is not written or spoken by people with a real idea of what it’s like to struggle. Oh, so you’re saying I should swap out premium brand products for cheaper alternatives? Let me just put back these six bottles of champagne. Of course, you’re right! By halving my caviar budget, I’ve saved enough to pay for gas until February! Thank you!

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Borrowing Money The Smart Way

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As much as we all try to avoid loans or borrowing in general, sometimes it’s an unavoidable necessity. The thought of borrowing money and having the thought of that debt looming above your head does not, however, have to be quite so worrisome, if you’re prepared for the situation.

 

Always plan ahead.

This sounds like an obvious piece of advice, but you’d be surprised how many people in debt only ended up there because they lost track of how much they were borrowing.

 

It’s easy to tell yourself that you don’t have enough disposable income this month, so you might as well take out a small loan to fund that nice holiday away, or the new kitchen you’ve been craving for a long time. However, if you didn’t have enough disposable income for that purchase this month, then it’s going to be quite a few months’ worth of repayments before that debt goes away; that one “small” debt. As soon as you’ve done this multiple times, the money adds up quickly.

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CHECK OUT THE SUTRA BEAUTY IONIC HEAT BRUSH 2.0 AND ITS VINYL ARCHED BRISTLES!!

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The Sutra Beauty Ionic Heat Brush is the newest member of the Sutra Beauty Family, and a fast new way to straighten your hair!!

If you’re up and out in the morning it’s a total timesaver, and you will wonder how you managed without it!!  It does a great job, in half the time of a traditional flat iron straightening!! [Read more…]

SAY MERRY KISSMAS WITH HERSHEY’S KISSES ~ LOOK FOR THEIR FUN AND FESTIVE WRAPPERS!!

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Hershey Kisses were first introduced in 1907. It is believed that the candy was named Kisses because of the sound and motion made by machine while depositing the chocolate. At first, the Hershey Kisses were wrapped by hand, but in 1921, a machine was made so the Kisses would be wrapped automatically!!

Fast Forward 95 years later to 2016!!  Hershey’s Kisses are STILL around, and they come with fun and festive Christmas wrappers like Santa Hats, “Kissmas” Gift, “Kissmas” Tree and “Kissmas” Sweater!    They’re perfect for yourself or for sharing, and their classic milk chocolate taste is sure to please almost everyone!!

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I love Hershey chocolate.  We only live a couple of hours away from Hershey, PA, and have visited the park and Chocolate Factory many times!!  I love taking the factory tour and getting fresh chocolate to sample at the end!!  I could spend countless hours in their gift shop!!  It is truly one of the largest gift shops I’ve ever seen!!   [Read more…]

THE NINJA COFFEE BAR IS THE ULTIMATE COFFEE MAKER!!

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Take your morning coffee experience to a new level with the Ninja Coffee Bar!!  This is the coffee maker  I have been waiting my entire life for!!   Whether it’s a traditional cup of hot coffee or a nice mug of iced that I’m craving, this pod-free system gives me the perfect cup every time!!!

I have been a heavy coffee drinker through the years!!  In fact, coffee has been my drink of choice for many, many years now.  I have used a lot of coffee makers over the past 30 or so years, and I have been using a pod system for about five years now.  I am also the first to admit that I am a total coffee snob, and at first  I wasn’t too sure how I would feel about this traditional sort of coffee maker!!  

 

I liked the way it looked when I unpacked it.  It was a bit larger than my old coffee maker, but also rather impressive looking!!  It’s hard to believe something like this actually exists for home use!!  

I thought it was pretty cool that the Ninja Coffee Bar gave me 4 coffee brewing options:

  • Classic 
  • Rich 
  • Over Ice
  • Specialty Drinks

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