When people first start training, they use it as an excuse to eat more of whatever they want. Tell me you haven't said this to yourself before, "I can eat this slice of chocolate cake as long as I go to gym tomorrow and run for 30mins." That's never going to work. A slice of chocolate cake probably has about 550 calories. It would take a run at full tilt for about an hour to work a portion of that off and you wouldn't be better off than when you started. You'd be right BACK where you started. by elba
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elba When people first start training, they use it as an excuse to eat more of whatever they want. Tell me you haven't said this to yourself before, "I can eat this slice of chocolate cake as long as I go to gym tomorrow and run for 30mins." That's never going to work. A slice of chocolate cake probably has about 550 calories. It would take a run at full tilt for about an hour to work a portion of that off and you wouldn't be better off than when you started. You'd be right BACK where you started.
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The most important part of the layering is making sure the dressing and the spinach (or whatever ‘leaf’ you choose) don’t touch. As long as they stay separate, these salads can be made up to 4 days in advance and will stay fresh in the fridge with a lid on. This is one of my tricks to eating salad everyday for lunch at work. I make a few jars on Sunday night and just grab one to bring to work everyday. When you’re ready to eat, just shake it up. by purplemoon831
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purplemoon831 The most important part of the layering is making sure the dressing and the spinach (or whatever ‘leaf’ you choose) don’t touch. As long as they stay separate, these salads can be made up to 4 days in advance and will stay fresh in the fridge with a lid on. This is one of my tricks to eating salad everyday for lunch at work. I make a few jars on Sunday night and just grab one to bring to work everyday. When you’re ready to eat, just shake it up.
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I apologize! I said I would post a recipe yesterday BUT I had no power  starting Friday night through Saturday night so that made things kind of  difficult... Hopefully these granola bars can make up for my tardiness!  When I was a kid, I used to inhale those Quaker Chewy Granola Bars. My mom  would always have to stop me before I ate the whole box… I mean, they are  pretty much like “healthy” candy bars or at least they used to be. So once  I got started eating them, it was game over for those babies. I was an  all-or-nothing type of kid when it came to eating. I’d either eat  everything in the pantry (i.e., every piece of chocolate I could find) or  refuse to eat for days, especially when they tried to feed me squash (which  I surprisingly now LOVE). Unfortunately, this trait has kind of stayed with  me into my adult life, which is why I’m glad these granola bars are not  like candy bars! I can eat as many as I want! Though, I’m not going to lie…  The second bar I ate after making these may or may not have been smothered  in peanut butter with a few dark chocolate chips sprinkled on top (...  hello candy granola bar). I highly recommend trying that if you make these…  Normally, one would use all oats for the base ingredient when making  granola bars. However, I found that substituting some crushed rice chex  cereal for oats was fantastic, not only for texture but calories too! These  bars are low calorie and dairy free. I love swapping out butter for  unsweetened applesauce when baking! Applesauce is a great substitute for  butter and/or oils. Same goes for bananas (I have a recipe for you next  week demonstrating this). Yay for healthy snacks!  Rice Chex Granola Bars printable recipe  Yield: 16 granola bars  Calories: 95 calories per bar  Total Time: about 5 hours (prep time only 15 minutes)    Ingredients:  - 4 cups rice chex cereal, crushed (this should be about 2 cups crushed)  - 2 cups quick oats  - 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce  - 1 tsp vanilla extract  - 3 tbsp raw honey  - 2 tbsp PB2 + 1 tbsp water (or 2 tbsp normal creamy peanut butter - this  will add extra calories)  - optional: brown sugar (for sprinkling - I used about one tbsp)    Directions:  1. Crush rice chex cereal in a large bowl using your hands until only small  pieces remain. It’s okay if a few larger pieces remain but you want the  bulk of it to be small pieces.  2. Add oats to the bowl with crushed rice chex and stir to combine.  3. Prepare peanut butter by mixing PB2 with water in a small bowl until  creamy (skip this step if using normal peanut butter).  4. Combine applesauce, vanilla, honey and peanut butter in a medium  saucepan. Cook over low heat until ingredients are melted together and  creamy/gooey, about 5-10 minutes.  5. Pour warm gooey applesauce mixture from step 4 over the chex oat mixture  and stir until dry ingredients are completely intertwined with wet  ingredients (well combined).  6. Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper. Pour mixture from step 5  into the dish and smooth out using a spatula until mixture completely fills  the dish. Sprinkle brown sugar over the top then push it into the bars  using your fingertips. Refrigerate for about 5 hours to allow granola bars  to harden.  7. Once hardened, remove from fridge, slice into 16 bars and enjoy!  Note: I stored my granola bars in the fridge. I recommend doing the same!  Mine stayed fresh for about one week.  The recipe is very simple and you can definitely add your own flare to it  like dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, etc... The possibilities are  endless! I wanted to start with a bare minimum granola bar so I can always  add whatever I’m craving that day to it. What you would add to make these  granola bars better?! Tell me your thoughts! Happy Sunday!  - A by Happy_chibi_dragon
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Happy_chibi_dragon I apologize! I said I would post a recipe yesterday BUT I had no power starting Friday night through Saturday night so that made things kind of difficult... Hopefully these granola bars can make up for my tardiness! When I was a kid, I used to inhale those Quaker Chewy Granola Bars. My mom would always have to stop me before I ate the whole box… I mean, they are pretty much like “healthy” candy bars or at least they used to be. So once I got started eating them, it was game over for those babies. I was an all-or-nothing type of kid when it came to eating. I’d either eat everything in the pantry (i.e., every piece of chocolate I could find) or refuse to eat for days, especially when they tried to feed me squash (which I surprisingly now LOVE). Unfortunately, this trait has kind of stayed with me into my adult life, which is why I’m glad these granola bars are not like candy bars! I can eat as many as I want! Though, I’m not going to lie… The second bar I ate after making these may or may not have been smothered in peanut butter with a few dark chocolate chips sprinkled on top (... hello candy granola bar). I highly recommend trying that if you make these… Normally, one would use all oats for the base ingredient when making granola bars. However, I found that substituting some crushed rice chex cereal for oats was fantastic, not only for texture but calories too! These bars are low calorie and dairy free. I love swapping out butter for unsweetened applesauce when baking! Applesauce is a great substitute for butter and/or oils. Same goes for bananas (I have a recipe for you next week demonstrating this). Yay for healthy snacks! Rice Chex Granola Bars printable recipe Yield: 16 granola bars Calories: 95 calories per bar Total Time: about 5 hours (prep time only 15 minutes) Ingredients: - 4 cups rice chex cereal, crushed (this should be about 2 cups crushed) - 2 cups quick oats - 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce - 1 tsp vanilla extract - 3 tbsp raw honey - 2 tbsp PB2 + 1 tbsp water (or 2 tbsp normal creamy peanut butter - this will add extra calories) - optional: brown sugar (for sprinkling - I used about one tbsp) Directions: 1. Crush rice chex cereal in a large bowl using your hands until only small pieces remain. It’s okay if a few larger pieces remain but you want the bulk of it to be small pieces. 2. Add oats to the bowl with crushed rice chex and stir to combine. 3. Prepare peanut butter by mixing PB2 with water in a small bowl until creamy (skip this step if using normal peanut butter). 4. Combine applesauce, vanilla, honey and peanut butter in a medium saucepan. Cook over low heat until ingredients are melted together and creamy/gooey, about 5-10 minutes. 5. Pour warm gooey applesauce mixture from step 4 over the chex oat mixture and stir until dry ingredients are completely intertwined with wet ingredients (well combined). 6. Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper. Pour mixture from step 5 into the dish and smooth out using a spatula until mixture completely fills the dish. Sprinkle brown sugar over the top then push it into the bars using your fingertips. Refrigerate for about 5 hours to allow granola bars to harden. 7. Once hardened, remove from fridge, slice into 16 bars and enjoy! Note: I stored my granola bars in the fridge. I recommend doing the same! Mine stayed fresh for about one week. The recipe is very simple and you can definitely add your own flare to it like dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, etc... The possibilities are endless! I wanted to start with a bare minimum granola bar so I can always add whatever I’m craving that day to it. What you would add to make these granola bars better?! Tell me your thoughts! Happy Sunday! - A
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What you need: (Note, this is for an any sex baby shower because the Mom’s not finding out if it’s a boy or girl so I had to use all different color pacifiers)      Box of cake mix      White Icing      Cooper Food Coloring      Chocolate Chips      Pacifiers  Directions:      Step one: Make the cupcakes as you normally would.  When you make them, do not overfill, about half way is fine.  You want them to be flat.  If they puff up after being by jenny
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jenny What you need: (Note, this is for an any sex baby shower because the Mom’s not finding out if it’s a boy or girl so I had to use all different color pacifiers) Box of cake mix White Icing Cooper Food Coloring Chocolate Chips Pacifiers Directions: Step one: Make the cupcakes as you normally would. When you make them, do not overfill, about half way is fine. You want them to be flat. If they puff up after being
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Pre-bake your cakes and keep them fresh overnight by placing a slice of bread on top. In the morning your bread will be hard as a rock, but the cake will remain moist and ready to ice :)    AND YOU WILL HAVE INSTANT DUCK FOOD FOR WHEN YOU VISIT A DUCK POND! Now you haven't wasted the bread! by maria.t.rogers
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maria.t.rogers Pre-bake your cakes and keep them fresh overnight by placing a slice of bread on top. In the morning your bread will be hard as a rock, but the cake will remain moist and ready to ice :) AND YOU WILL HAVE INSTANT DUCK FOOD FOR WHEN YOU VISIT A DUCK POND! Now you haven't wasted the bread!
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Heavenly Blue  BENJAMIN MOORE HEAVENLY BLUE 709: "This is the color of the sky in Old Master paintings, when the varnish has yellowed. It has a luminous quality. You could paint the whole room or just the floor — you'd feel as if you were floating. Be careful about blue in a north-facing room — it can get chilly. And it's hard to mix more than two blues together. They start to fight." -Thomas Jayne by maritza
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maritza Heavenly Blue BENJAMIN MOORE HEAVENLY BLUE 709: "This is the color of the sky in Old Master paintings, when the varnish has yellowed. It has a luminous quality. You could paint the whole room or just the floor — you'd feel as if you were floating. Be careful about blue in a north-facing room — it can get chilly. And it's hard to mix more than two blues together. They start to fight." -Thomas Jayne
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It would certainly be easier to make time for a nap when you have an excuse like this by Oli-Pop
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Oli-Pop It would certainly be easier to make time for a nap when you have an excuse like this
Make A House A Home
♥A cardinal is a representative of a loved one who has passed. When you see one, it means they are visiting you. They usually show up when you most need them or miss them. They also make an appearance during times of celebration as well as despair to let you know they will always be with you. Look for them, they'll appear.♥ by Jill Richardson bd42c
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Jill Richardson bd42c ♥A cardinal is a representative of a loved one who has passed. When you see one, it means they are visiting you. They usually show up when you most need them or miss them. They also make an appearance during times of celebration as well as despair to let you know they will always be with you. Look for them, they'll appear.♥
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I really am a believer in being able to eat whatever you'd like. You just need to eat it in moderation. by Ирина Дубровская
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Ирина Дубровская I really am a believer in being able to eat whatever you'd like. You just need to eat it in moderation.
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Keep it simple ���� How does your favorite keto meal look like? . If you’re a Keto newbie... don’t over think it. If you have to ask yourself “should I be eating this?” Don’t eat it. . The list above is just an example of what you can eat. You can mix and match. . Tag a friend that just started or is thinking about starting Keto �� �� Follow @fit2fat2fit for more. �� Picture credits: @low.carb.love by gertrude
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gertrude Keep it simple ���� How does your favorite keto meal look like? . If you’re a Keto newbie... don’t over think it. If you have to ask yourself “should I be eating this?” Don’t eat it. . The list above is just an example of what you can eat. You can mix and match. . Tag a friend that just started or is thinking about starting Keto �� �� Follow @fit2fat2fit for more. �� Picture credits: @low.carb.love
Inspirational Homes
My favorite way to eat a chocolate chip cookie – when it’s the size of a cake! Decorate with frosting, slice, and serve. by ronda
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ronda My favorite way to eat a chocolate chip cookie – when it’s the size of a cake! Decorate with frosting, slice, and serve.
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When a cucumber is taken from the vine let it be cut with a knife, leaving about an eighth of an inch of the cucumber on the stem, then slit the stem with the knife from its end to the vine leaving a small portion of the cucumber on each division and on each separate slip there will be a new cucumber as large as the first.   sAY wHAT? by Rworld♫♪
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Rworld♫♪ When a cucumber is taken from the vine let it be cut with a knife, leaving about an eighth of an inch of the cucumber on the stem, then slit the stem with the knife from its end to the vine leaving a small portion of the cucumber on each division and on each separate slip there will be a new cucumber as large as the first. sAY wHAT?
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My favorite way to eat a chocolate chip cookie – when it’s the size of a cake! Decorate with frosting, slice, and serve. by ronda
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ronda My favorite way to eat a chocolate chip cookie – when it’s the size of a cake! Decorate with frosting, slice, and serve.
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Blogger Arlene Cummings of Cooking With Sugar shares a beautiful Easter basket cake that’s almost as fun to make as it is to eat. It’s an edible work of art!Learn to make this recipe with our how-to  article. by olivialight
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olivialight Blogger Arlene Cummings of Cooking With Sugar shares a beautiful Easter basket cake that’s almost as fun to make as it is to eat. It’s an edible work of art!Learn to make this recipe with our how-to article.
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These Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies come together with a few simple ingredients in about 10 minutes.  An easy no bake cookie to make and even easier to eat.  They are chewy, delicious, and so chocolatey perfect.  Make these peanut butter chocolate no bake cookies when you are in a pinch or when you need a fast easy treat! #cookierecipe #nobake #chocolate by autumn
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autumn These Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies come together with a few simple ingredients in about 10 minutes.  An easy no bake cookie to make and even easier to eat.  They are chewy, delicious, and so chocolatey perfect.  Make these peanut butter chocolate no bake cookies when you are in a pinch or when you need a fast easy treat! #cookierecipe #nobake #chocolate
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Back To School Treats I know it's early so just file this away for when you're in the mood to work on BTS stuff. I enjoy decorating with fish. They work for the beginning of the year as well as summer; their bright colors simply give one a happy feeling. There's also the terrific "play on words" possibilities with "school" and "o-fish-ally". With that in mind I designed these sweet treat bag "headers" to put at the top of a Snack Baggie of Fishy crackers. There's also a fish pattern to slit & slide a push-up Popsicle through plus a bookmark for more quick easy & inexpensive treats. I've included a "We're ready for a 'fin-tastic' school year" poster as well which can be the center for a fish-filled bulletin board. Run the 4 different fish patterns off on a variety of bright colors and have children write their name on one. For added pizzazz attach their 1st day of school photograph next to it. The packet includes patterns for preschool kindergarten & 1st grade with a blank template to fill in with whatever. Click on the link to zip on over to my blog where the BTS fish-themed treats are today's featured FREEBIE. From Diane over at TeachWithMe.com back to school activities back to school bulletin boards back to school treats diane henderson PK - 2 treat bags by E'Lan Cowan
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E'Lan Cowan Back To School Treats I know it's early so just file this away for when you're in the mood to work on BTS stuff. I enjoy decorating with fish. They work for the beginning of the year as well as summer; their bright colors simply give one a happy feeling. There's also the terrific "play on words" possibilities with "school" and "o-fish-ally". With that in mind I designed these sweet treat bag "headers" to put at the top of a Snack Baggie of Fishy crackers. There's also a fish pattern to slit & slide a push-up Popsicle through plus a bookmark for more quick easy & inexpensive treats. I've included a "We're ready for a 'fin-tastic' school year" poster as well which can be the center for a fish-filled bulletin board. Run the 4 different fish patterns off on a variety of bright colors and have children write their name on one. For added pizzazz attach their 1st day of school photograph next to it. The packet includes patterns for preschool kindergarten & 1st grade with a blank template to fill in with whatever. Click on the link to zip on over to my blog where the BTS fish-themed treats are today's featured FREEBIE. From Diane over at TeachWithMe.com back to school activities back to school bulletin boards back to school treats diane henderson PK - 2 treat bags
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"When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don't mean utterly, but kill most of them--then the rest will be valuable. They weaken when they are close together. They give strength when they are wide apart. An adjective habit, or a wordy, diffuse, flowery habit, once fastened upon a person, is as hard to get rid of as any other vice." ~Mark Twain by kimberley
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kimberley "When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don't mean utterly, but kill most of them--then the rest will be valuable. They weaken when they are close together. They give strength when they are wide apart. An adjective habit, or a wordy, diffuse, flowery habit, once fastened upon a person, is as hard to get rid of as any other vice." ~Mark Twain
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✐ Daily Weird Prompt ✐Inside A Lonely RoomWrite about a character as they wake up inside a strange room. The catch? This room looks like an everyday apartment, except it has no windows, doors, or exit of any kind. Double catch? There is a way to escape this room, though the answer is not what this character expects.Any work you create based off this prompt belongs to you, no sourcing is necessary though it would be really appreciated! And don’t forget to tag maxkirin (or tweet @MistreKirin), so by jannie
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jannie ✐ Daily Weird Prompt ✐Inside A Lonely RoomWrite about a character as they wake up inside a strange room. The catch? This room looks like an everyday apartment, except it has no windows, doors, or exit of any kind. Double catch? There is a way to escape this room, though the answer is not what this character expects.Any work you create based off this prompt belongs to you, no sourcing is necessary though it would be really appreciated! And don’t forget to tag maxkirin (or tweet @MistreKirin), so
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Incorporating cupcakes into your centerpiece is a very interesting idea. This can be cost effective (less flowers) and functional (guests can eat dessert when they want). This is a great alternative to having cupcakes but displaying them on a stand as if it were a wedding cake......a lot of creativity between baker/designer/florist is necessary but definitely a very cute option! by stacy
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stacy Incorporating cupcakes into your centerpiece is a very interesting idea. This can be cost effective (less flowers) and functional (guests can eat dessert when they want). This is a great alternative to having cupcakes but displaying them on a stand as if it were a wedding cake......a lot of creativity between baker/designer/florist is necessary but definitely a very cute option!
Flowers and Plants
Blogger Arlene Cummings of Cooking With Sugar shares a beautiful Easter basket cake that’s almost as fun to make as it is to eat. It’s an edible work of art!  Learn to make this recipe with our how-to  article. by olivialight
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olivialight Blogger Arlene Cummings of Cooking With Sugar shares a beautiful Easter basket cake that’s almost as fun to make as it is to eat. It’s an edible work of art! Learn to make this recipe with our how-to article.
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I love the idea of having a room that is.. say.. an office or whatever...where on one wall that looks like cabinets is ACTUALLY a bed. *giggle* No worries about cats on the sheets or constantly keeping it looking nice or even worrying about being lazy and mounding it high with crap you have to suddenly clear off at the last minute when guests need to use it. LOL by ginger
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ginger I love the idea of having a room that is.. say.. an office or whatever...where on one wall that looks like cabinets is ACTUALLY a bed. *giggle* No worries about cats on the sheets or constantly keeping it looking nice or even worrying about being lazy and mounding it high with crap you have to suddenly clear off at the last minute when guests need to use it. LOL
For the Home Office
Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they look for a place to dump it. And if you let them, they’ll dump it on you. So when someone wants to dump on you, don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Believe me. You’ll be happier. » by juana
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juana Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they look for a place to dump it. And if you let them, they’ll dump it on you. So when someone wants to dump on you, don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Believe me. You’ll be happier. »
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Good ol chocolate ripple cake in the making. They dont all have to be a lot of work. by lori
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lori Good ol chocolate ripple cake in the making. They dont all have to be a lot of work.
Decor and Organization
would hate it if one of the pots would fall just as you'd be about to walk out... by FutureEdge
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FutureEdge would hate it if one of the pots would fall just as you'd be about to walk out...
Flowers
Instead of "treat others how you want to be treated", I find I am willing to put up with a lot of sh*t, but if you think of it as, treat others how you would want your child to be treated...it helps build some empathy and patience. "Boy's laugh at what they put girls through but they won't be laughing when they're wiping tears off their daughters face for the same reason." ~ Will Smith by Mrspacman2000
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Mrspacman2000 Instead of "treat others how you want to be treated", I find I am willing to put up with a lot of sh*t, but if you think of it as, treat others how you would want your child to be treated...it helps build some empathy and patience. "Boy's laugh at what they put girls through but they won't be laughing when they're wiping tears off their daughters face for the same reason." ~ Will Smith
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Apparently when you eat at a Disney restaurant, if you ask for a recipe they will give it to you.This site has compiled a bunch of the by MyohoDane
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MyohoDane Apparently when you eat at a Disney restaurant, if you ask for a recipe they will give it to you.This site has compiled a bunch of the
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Most people find Monday mornings so difficult to deal with. With enough energy & motivation, it should be just as easy as pie! ;)  Tired to work out? Think about why you started! by etta
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etta Most people find Monday mornings so difficult to deal with. With enough energy & motivation, it should be just as easy as pie! ;) Tired to work out? Think about why you started!
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As an interior designer, one of my favourite rooms in the entire world to do is the nursery. Parents are so excited about the project. And the fact that it's only going to be in use for a handful of years means you can be a little out there when it comes to the decor! We've already covered… by april
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april As an interior designer, one of my favourite rooms in the entire world to do is the nursery. Parents are so excited about the project. And the fact that it's only going to be in use for a handful of years means you can be a little out there when it comes to the decor! We've already covered…
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Okay, this makes me think of Mean Girls when they talk about Halloween being an excuse for girls to dress slutty. And just adding a pair of animal ears to lingerie. Or in this case...storm trooper helmets. by elinor
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elinor Okay, this makes me think of Mean Girls when they talk about Halloween being an excuse for girls to dress slutty. And just adding a pair of animal ears to lingerie. Or in this case...storm trooper helmets.
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Cake | Coffee Cake Recipes | Recipes | Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe | This Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe is not as rich as an entire slice of cheesecake, because it also has a layer of cake to go with it. by tamra
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tamra Cake | Coffee Cake Recipes | Recipes | Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe | This Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe is not as rich as an entire slice of cheesecake, because it also has a layer of cake to go with it.
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PORTION CONTROL CAKE ~ You will need two cake mixes. One must be Angel Food the other your choice. Mix the two together in an airtight container and seal it. When you want a treat, get a coffee mug, add 3 Tablespoons of the Cake Mix and 2 Tablespoons of Water. Microwave 1 minute. by charmaine
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charmaine PORTION CONTROL CAKE ~ You will need two cake mixes. One must be Angel Food the other your choice. Mix the two together in an airtight container and seal it. When you want a treat, get a coffee mug, add 3 Tablespoons of the Cake Mix and 2 Tablespoons of Water. Microwave 1 minute.
Holiday Sweet Treats