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The Story Behind Our $250 Dollar Cookie Recipe

In Cooking & Crafting, Reviews by Jen12 Comments

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Clean2TheCore #CollectiveBias When my husband and I married it was tradition in the small town where he came from to gift cookbooks to the couple. But these gifted cookbooks were no ordinary cookbooks, for they housed the prized cooking creations and recipes from …

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The Happy Now Blog Link- Up # 13

In Happy Now by Jen16 Comments

Welcome to the Lucky Thirteenth Edition of The Happy Now Blog Link -Up! Hello and welcome! Before we get started, I would love to connect with you on social media! {Facebook}  {Pinterest}  {Instagram}  {Google+}  {Twitter}  {Bloglovin} And of course here are a few things to keep in mind before you link up: All happy, family friendly posts welcome! Be nice …

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Compassion Versus Being An A-Hole

In Parenting by Jen30 Comments

This last week was a lot. It was the week of a traumatic event for my family, a horrific national mass shooting and a terrible tragedy involving a toddler at Disney World. Just when I felt overwhelmed by tragedy, more would follow. My emotions have been rubbed raw and I know I am not the only person who felt this …

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The Happy Now Blog Link- Up # 12

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Welcome to the Twelfth Edition of The Happy Now Blog Link -Up! Before we start the hop today, I want to share with all of you what is going on around here. Last Friday morning my mother had a stroke. The weekend was spent in the midst of testing, tubes and lots of  uncertainties. Today she was transferred to a …

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Twenty Cool Treats Perfect For Summer

In Cooking & Crafting by Jen26 Comments

Yesterday when I got into my car after a round of interminably long errands, the car’s temperature gauge said that it was 116 degrees outside. I think that Death Valley has a world record high of 134 degrees and here in southern Arizona we are (give or take) just a few degrees short of that record.  I believe it might …

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The Happy Now Blog Link- Up # 11

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Welcome to the Eleventh Edition of The Happy Now Blog Link -Up! I am so HAPPY you are joining me today! P.S. You can thank me for this hot, um I mean happy GIF later. Before we get started, I would love to connect with you on social media! {Facebook}  {Pinterest}  {Instagram}  {Google+}  {Twitter}  {Bloglovin} And of course here are …

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The Happy Now Blog Link- Up # 10

In Happy Now by Jen18 Comments

Welcome to the Tenth Edition of The Happy Now Blog Link -Up! I am so HAPPY you are joining me today! The Happy Now Link- Up opens Tuesday mornings and is THE place to share all the things that are making you “Happy Now!” Is it a favorite recipe that you just shared, a post about babies, fashion, family, fun …

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The Happy Now Blog Link- Up # 9

In Happy Now by Jen20 Comments

Welcome to the Ninth Edition of The Happy Now Blog Link -Up! I am so HAPPY you are joining me today! The Happy Now Link- Up opens Tuesday mornings and is THE place to share all the things that are making you “Happy Now!” Is it a favorite recipe that you just shared, a post about babies, fashion, family, fun …

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Should You Start A Blog

In Blogging by Jen26 Comments

I have been asked many times over by many people whether or not to start a blog, for financial gain, and so here’s the truth, if you are asking me this question, my answer is going to be an unequivocal NO. No you should not even contemplate starting a blog if you are on the fence and need to ask …

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The Happy Now Blog Link- Up # 8

In Happy Now by Jen12 Comments

Welcome to the Eighth Edition of The Happy Now Blog Link -Up! I am so HAPPY you are joining me today! The Happy Now Link- Up opens Tuesday mornings and is THE place to share all the things that are making you “Happy Now!” Is it a favorite recipe that you just shared, a post about babies, fashion, family, fun …

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Remember The Brave

In Cooking & Crafting, Parenting by Jen18 Comments

The month of May is always very busy for our family. We are only 16 days away from the end of the school year. Hooray! I have always loved that the end of the school year is marked by the Memorial Day Celebration here in the States and since I was a young girl, my family has spent the early …