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DOLE Parfait Review #DoleParfaitEscape

I am guilty of skipping breakfast or lunch some days. Normally, I am frantically making my kids meals and while they are eating, I take that time to switch the dishes out of the dishwasher and clean up the kitchen. Then, within an hour or two, my stomach expresses it’s dissatisfaction with my poor eating habits and I just grab a quick little snack. That snack isn’t always a healthy choice. As I have been trying to change my eating my eating habits and decrease my junk food intake, I find myself trying to find a sweet taste with less of the guilt.

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Bulu Box Monthly Nutritional Product Samples

Lately, I have been trying to focus more on my health. I have been trying to eat better, take vitamins, and workout. Every time I start to do some research and read about different products, I just get overwhelmed. There are a lot of different vitamins, fitness programs, and products that promote a healthy lifestyle out on the market. When something comes around to help assist me in discovering new products, I can’t pass it up. When I learned about Bulu Box, I couldn’t wait to see what it was all about.


Coffee has always been one of my favorite beverages. Not a day goes by where I don’t enjoy at least one cup. When I think of coffee, I always think of Starbucks. If I am out running errands, I cannot resist driving through a Starbucks drive-thru for a fresh cup of deliciousness. When it comes to drinking coffee at home, I still can depend on Starbucks to get me through the day.

Winding Down with College Hoops and Kettle Chips #KettleMadness #CBias

The month of March brings a lot of great things around my house. My husband gets a year older, spring begins, barbecues start back up and college basketball tournaments are always on.  We like to host gatherings at our house almost weekly to watch games, barbecue, snack, play cards and relax. Sometimes our gatherings aren’t planned and end up being last minute with people showing up at the house with little notice. For that reason, I always keep easy snack foods in stock, especially chips.


When I first started Nifty Mom a couple years ago, I initially just wanted to share great deals and coupons. Then, I started to meet fellow bloggers, networking, and getting more involved in the blogosphere. Last year, with three kids under three, it was getting more and more difficult to constantly post deals and coupons throughout the day, so I s-l-o-w-l-y started to do more reviews, recipes, activities and other non-coupon posts. My goal was to become more of a lifestyle blogger and put the ‘nifty’ more into my site. Then in September, a fellow blogger posted in a Facebook group that Social Fabric was open for new members. Since I have only heard good things about them, I figured it couldn’t hurt to apply. To my surprise, I got accepted and was welcomed with arms wide open.

How to Make a Stand Up Easter Bunny Cake Recipe

A couple years ago when I started Nifty Mom, one of the first posts I wrote was how to make an Easter Bunny Cake (which was adapted from this video I saw). The cake was a huge hit with family and friends plus it’s pretty simple to make. With Easter coming up, I have been thinking about the cake again. Since it was my first attempt at cake decorating and it lacked pictures, I decided to update the tutorial for you with step-by-step pictures and the addition of carrot topped cupcakes.