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Monday, January 27, 2014

My Military Style

Who likes the military #style?

My Military Style

Whether it's through a cool pair of boots, an love green jacket or a slick hat (everyone wears hats in the military) I show my military style even when I'm off duty. A monochromatic outfit with some hints of gold and green are sleek, and feminine with a masculine edge. Check out the full post here: http://4hatsandfrugal.com/2013/12/military-style.html
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Exfoliate Your Way To Better and Brighter Skin

Exfoliating is incredibly important.

Exfoliate Your Way To Better and Brighter Skin

Brand new year means brand new beauty habits right? Well I learned a pretty great one from The Beauty Department. I had actually heard of this "exfoliating dry face technique" before but I was a little scared to try it. Wouldn't that harm my skin? Actually NOT! It has changed my skin for the better. Just wet your finger tips, take a face exfoliator and rub onto your dry face. Keep in mind when you exfoliate your face you don't need to rub extremely hard to make that "penny shine." Just rub your forehead or your chin for a little longer you'll get those great results without the rug burn. You can even use your palms to rub your cheeks if you need to for a little better coverage. This technique promotes new skin growth and puts your...Read More
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The Ultimate She Day: Goddess on the Go

The Ultimate She Day: Goddess on the Go

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Roasted Spicy Lime Chickpeas

Yummy!!

Roasted Spicy Lime Chickpeas

I found  this recipe  for roasted chickpeas yesterday & without hesitation I made them! They are really good, they kind of remind me of corn nuts. I've heard chickpeas are healthy, and having a healthy snack that tastes good is always good in my book! Give em a try, I think you'll like em too!
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Chocolate Cake Day

National Cake Day after Pie Day? Wow, better than a birthday!

Chocolate Cake Day

Cake lovers. Chocolate lovers. Deliciousness lovers. Today is your day – Chocolate Cake Day! Does it get any better than that? Today is the official day to bake it, decorate it and eat it—lots of it. The only tough decision is deciding if you’re a dark, milk or bittersweet kind of gal? (Hint: you can’t be wrong) Enjoy Chocolate Cake Day and be sure to celebrate accordingly! Disclosure: I am working in partnership with the SMIRNOFF brand and I am receiving rewards for my participation in this campaign. All thoughts/opinions are 100% my own. Drink is intended for those whom alcohol is legal and appropriate. Please Drink Responsibly!
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Dress Up Your Dessert Table

This would go well with my waistline...

Dress Up Your Dessert Table

Dress Up Your Dessert Table Let’s face it; we all have a sweet tooth. Homemade or store bought we’ve got a sweet tooth for all kinds of treats, but there’s nothing like an amazing cupcake! The trouble is that once we make or buy these amazing sweet concoctions, we never have quiet have the proper display or way to show them off for our guests and loved ones. Have no fear, this DIY dessert tower will look great on your dessert table and will offer your guests their sweet tooth fix on a moment’s notice. For this simple DIY project this is what you’ll need to get started: ·2 pieces of glassware o DIY tip: Look for glasses that are different heights to mix up the spacing between levels. ·A sturdy glass base o DIY...Read More
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Fresh Start in 2014

It's noon somewhere, right? LOL

Fresh Start in 2014

It’s a new year and with that most are looking to start fresh by making resolutions to lead more balanced lifestyles. Unfortunately, these types of resolutions can prove to be the most difficult to stick with. The good news is that a few small day-to-day changes can help you reach your goals without sacrificing the things you love! There are tons of delicious and creative light recipes online – here is one of our favorites from SELF.com that’s perfect for all of the pizza-lovers out there! This recipe only has 347 calories for 2 slices. INGREDIENTS Makes two 10-inch pizzas ·1 packet (1/4 oz) active dry yeast ·3 cups spelt flour, divided, plus more for dusting ·1 teaspoon sugar ·2 teaspoons kosher salt ...Read More
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Classic Chicken Tortilla Soup

This #recipe looks delicious. Trying it this week.

Classic Chicken Tortilla Soup

This soup has been on our menu rotation for over a month now! It's the perfect balance of spices and healthy veggies. You can make this recipe quickly during the week by opting for a ready-made chicken from your local deli. Feel free to get creative with the garnishes which is my favorite part. I go-to garnishes are sour cream, avocado, tortilla strips and fresh cilantro. Stay warm this winter hub friends! ***** Chicken Tortilla Soup ***** (serves 6) // Ingredients // 1/2 tsp. cumin 1/4 tsp. chili powder 1/4 tsp. garlic powder 1/4 tsp. black pepper 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 onion, peeled and chopped 1/2 red onion, seeded and chopped 1/2 yellow onion, seeded and chopped 1...Read More
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Girl Meets City: Savannah

I love Savannah!

Girl Meets City: Savannah

Girls Meets City is a project that I have been thinking of doing for a few years now, but couldn’t really quite come up with exactly the idea behind why I, a young, professional, female, would be travelling to cities and towns throughout the Southeastern United States- and then it hit me- why not?   It’s my own opinion that ladies of my age, late 20’s to 30’s, are a powerful economic force. And the Southern Belle even more so: Southern women are strong whether they are stay at home mothers, CEO’s leading a company or even starting their own small businesses.   I am also a big believer in supporting small businesses themselves, and that they are really at the heart of our Southern culture....Read More
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Warm Up with This Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Comfort food.

Warm Up with This Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Is there anything more comforting than a bowl of hot chicken noodle soup on a cold day to warm you up? With juicy chicken, tender vegetables and creamy noodles in a warm broth, this chicken noodle soup recipe has become a favorite of ours. It is so easy, quick, healthy and inexpensive to whip up. There are a couple ways to make this even quicker for the perfect week night meal. I bake the chicken in the oven with a little butter, salt and pepper at 350 for 20 minutes, then dice. But if you need something even faster, stop at your local grocery store on the way home and grab a rotisserie chicken. While the vegetables saute, you can shred the chicken and get a delicious dinner on the table in no time. Find the full recipe at ...Read More
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National Pie Day – January 23

What pie will you be celebrating with?

National Pie Day – January 23

Pies are a delicious treat, so it’s not surprising that there is an entire day dedicated to them! This January 23, set aside time to indulge in your favorite sweet treat, or better yet, make your own. The process might seem daunting, but there a plenty of pies that are a synch for those who are first-time bakers. Challenge yourself this National Pie Day – and hey, if it doesn’t turn our well, you can always mix up a pie-inspired cocktail! SMIRNOFF Caramel Apple Pie - 1 oz. SMIRNOFF Kissed Caramel Flavored Vodka - 0.5 oz. CAPTAIN MORGAN® Black Spiced Rum - 1 oz. Apple Cider - 0.25 oz. Lemon Juice - 0.25 oz. Simple Syrup - 3 tsp. Sugar - 1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice Fill shaker with ice. Add liquid ingredients and...Read More
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What's Better than Skiing?

Better than skiing?

What's Better than Skiing?

Have you hit the slopes yet this winter? Depending on your location, this may be a quick drive or a long flight away. There’s no question that you deserve a winter getaway, but if you need some more persuading to willingly jump into the cold, think about the REAL reason people enjoy skiing – après-ski of course! Après-ski is the gathering of friends after a thrilling and chilly day on the mountain where friends, both old and new, join to defrost, dance, and of course, enjoy delicious cocktails and food. It’s the ultimate relaxing reward after a long day. For those that can’t break away from the day-to-day, you can still join in on the après-ski fun at home. Invite your friends over for a themed winter wonderland party and...Read More
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Cinna-sugar white hot chocolate

This looks so good. White chocolate mocha is my favorite. What's yours?

Cinna-sugar white hot chocolate

I finally got the chance to experiment with the new Cinna-sugar vodka after fighting off the flu over the holidays. The first thing I mixed up was this rich and decadent white hot chocolate and let me say, it is divine! I can see myself drinking these fireside all winter long. The homemade hot chocolate mix takes a few extra minutes of effort but it's well worth it. The end result is spectacular! Happy winter Smirnoff friends. http://www.yoursouthernpeach.com/
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SMIRNOFF Sorbet Light Sweetheart-Tini

Tasty and romantic.

SMIRNOFF Sorbet Light Sweetheart-Tini

Hi ladies! Have I got something super exciting for y’all today. I was lucky enough to get to try the SMIRNOFF Sorbet Light Vodka the raspberry pomegranate flavor and decided that I needed to come up with a perfect drink for Valentine’s day and I had to do it to compliment the sorbet-inspired vodka fruit flavor, it contains strong berry notes and a cool, refreshing finish. After thinking for a bit I decided that this would also go perfect in my quest to #losethefluff this year since it’s only only 78 calories per 1.5 fl. oz. which is pretty fabulous! As I mentioned in the  25 Healthy Recipes  round-up the other day I still want to be able to indulge in the finer things in life, and the SMIRNOFF...Read More
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DIY Hot Chocolate Bar

Mmmm, #chocolate.

DIY Hot Chocolate Bar

It’s been one of the coldest winters on record and there’s no better way to warm up during those frigid days than cuddling up inside with a big cup of hot cocoa – except maybe hosting a hot chocolate bar party with your friends! Chocolate has the unique ability to pair well with sweet, savory and spicy flavors, and the hot liquid allows for easy mixability. So go a step beyond the traditional hot chocolate and marshmallows this time, open up your pantry and let your imagination run wild. Set out your favorite mix-ins and don’t forget the sweeteners, syrups and try some adult libations for a spiked twist. Don’t be afraid to have fun with the setup too, label the ingredients with fun designed name tags, pretty bowls,...Read More
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Friday, January 17, 2014

Homemade Parmesan Tater Tots

These look pretty tasty.

Homemade Parmesan Tater Tots

Frozen tots get a major overhaul in this recipe for made-from-scratch tater tots featuring Parmesan and garlic (and only three other ingredients!). Okay, sure, tater tots aren't exactly the most highbrow of foods. But, just because they aren't the fanciest doesn't mean they aren't delicious. We all (hopefully) have had at least one perfect batch of tater tots -- golden, crispy, and seasoned to perfection. >>RELATED: How To Make Potato Gratin Without a Recipe ...Read More


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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Smashing First Birthdays!

#bettysbirthdays How cool!

Smashing First Birthdays!

Betty's friends and families celebrate their little ONEs first birthdays. Join in the fun, and share your celebration: #bettysbirthdays


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Grands! Chicken-Bacon Quesadillas from Pillsbury

Yummy!

Grands! Chicken-Bacon Quesadillas from Pillsbury

Grands! Chicken-Bacon Quesadillas from Pillsbury -- Pillsbury Grands! refrigerated biscuits are used as a flaky, tasty replacement for tortillas in these chicken quesadilla appetizers that are cooked on a contact grill. INGREDIENTS: 1 container (8 oz) sour cream 4 green onions, thinly sliced (4 tablespoons) 1 package (1 oz) ranch dip mix 1 cup chunky-style salsa 1/4 cup Smucker's® Peach Preserves 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 lb sliced roasted chicken (from deli), chopped 3/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend or crumbled queso blanco cheese (3 oz) 8 slices precooked bacon, chopped 1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (8 biscuits) ...Read More


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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The One and Only Cheerios

I still love cheerios. 33 years and counting. :)

The One and Only Cheerios

Consumers across the U.S. are seeing “not made with genetically modified ingredients” this week on familiar yellow boxes of original Cheerios. Did we change Cheerios? No. Not really. Original Cheerios has always been with whole grain oats, and there are no GMO oats. We do use a small amount of corn starch in cooking, and... View Full Post


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Delicious & Easy Party Appetizer

Delicious party #appetizers. Mmmm!

Delicious & Easy Party Appetizer

Perfect for any occasion or party this recipe is going to be a hit! Game day get together s,  anyone giving a baby shower or for your new years parties! When ever you need a recipe   you can whip up in no time flat, heat it in 25 minutes and serve, this is going to be the party recipe that you keep pulling out time after time! I’m going to show you how easy it is to make this  Broccoli and Artichoke Dip Recipe  and a few other tricks that will make your cooking or entertaining a little simpler. You can find the recipe & step by step here: http://www.dearcreatives.com/delicious-easy-party-appetizer-broccoli-artichoke-dip/


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Monday, January 13, 2014

Make Your Dreams Come True Day

What will you do to make your dreams come true today?

Make Your Dreams Come True Day

Everyone has dreams and goals, but sometimes day-to-day life can put your dreams on the back burner. Whatever your dreams may be – a new job, running a marathon, writing a book – today is a gentle reminder to not let them slip away from you! Get up and go chase down those dreams in honor of Make Your Dreams Come True Day! Disclosure: I am working in partnership with the SMIRNOFF brand and I am receiving rewards for my participation in this campaign. All thoughts/opinions are 100% my own. Drink is intended for those whom alcohol is legal and appropriate. Please Drink Responsibly!
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Thanks for a Great 2013 Smirnoff!

#Smirnoff was really good to me in 2013. They know how to treat their HUB influencers. :)

Thanks for a Great 2013 Smirnoff!


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Pine-Pom & Honey

A reminder of the tropics. Wish I were someplace tropical and warm right now.

Pine-Pom & Honey

Here's a winter cocktail that'll remind you of the tropics. Perfect for a evening with your sweetie while you're reminiscing about your favorite vacation, or for a holiday party with a tropical theme. Pine-Pom Honey 2 ounces pineapple juice, cold 2 ounces pomegranate juice, cold 1 ounce Smirnoff Wild Honey Vodka Pour the pineapple juice into a glass, then carefully pour the pomegranate juice on top - if you pour carefully, you can get a layered effect. Some of the juices will blend, but that's fine. Add the vodka and serve.
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National Hobby Month – January

Had no clue it was national hobby month. Mine are definitely #blogging and #photography.

National Hobby Month – January

Did you know that January is National Hobby Month? This is a great time to expand your horizons and try something new that you’ve always wanted to do. This could be joining a book club, training for a race, starting that scrapbook you’ve put off or picking up a new sport! Taking up a new hobby is a great way to energize and reboot for the New Year!
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Copper Pots with a Twist

I want some of these little copper pots. Aren't they awesome?

Copper Pots with a Twist

Interested to know what cocktail is being served in those charming copper pots at your favorite local bar? Search no more, inquiring minds! It’s the classic cocktail, the Moscow Mule. The perfect blend of bitter and sweet comes together in this easy to craft cocktail of SMIRNOFF Vodka, lime juice and ginger beer. The Moscow Mule was created in the early 1940s and was specifically introduced to promote SMIRNOFF Vodka as a flexible, easy to mix spirit. As a nation of whiskey and gin drinkers during that time, the cocktail offered a new take on drinking spirits and is viewed as the first official cocktail. Today, it's seen a resurgence in its popularity nationwide. Looking to create a big splash at your next at-home party? Bring...Read More
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National Hot Tea Month

National Hot tea month made far more interesting with a little Wild Honey #Smirnoff.

National Hot Tea Month

Are you enjoying a hot and steamy January? Yes? Well done. No? You must have missed the memo. January is national Hot Tea Month! And what better time of year than January to experiment with the flavors and techniques that make this timeless, beloved beverage so delicious . Try the tips below as you explore some hot teas this month to stay warm and celebrate all that Hot Tea Month has to offer! Try black teas with wintry flavors, like ginger and cardamom, with or without milk. If you like your tea sweet, experiment with honey or even a touch of maple syrup instead of refined sugar. Drink non-caffeinated herbal teas as an easy way to get your eight glasses of water a day. Have no fear of looseleaf teas. There are...Read More
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HOW TO MAKE :: Smirnoff Campfire S'mores Shake

This looks #amazing. The new #Smirnoff flavors are simply incredible.

HOW TO MAKE :: Smirnoff Campfire S'mores Shake

Hosting a party? Then I've got a great do-it-yourself drink for you to make! The bf (aka the chef) and I took on the challenge to create a mixed drink using  Smirnoff 's new  Wild Honey flavored vodka . We wanted to make something festive and came up with this  Smirnoff Campfire S'mores Shake . If you have 15 minutes to spare, then you can make this 4-step awesome elixir. It's simple, easy, and delicious! Ingredients needed:  Smirnoff   Wild Honey flavored vodka , chocolate syrup, whipped cream, marshmallows, graham crackers, milk, and vanilla ice cream. 1) Toast a handful of marshmallows (don't be shy). 2) Scoop 8oz. of vanilla ice cream into blender (about 4 scoops). Add...Read More
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