Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Popsicles

These Patriotic red, white, and blue Popsicles are healthy and delicious. Made with pure fruit and healthy yogurt, this tempting treat is the perfect way to say good-bye to summer! What you’ll need 1 cup plain yogurt 2 tablespoons honey 1 pint blueberries 1/2 pound strawberries, hulled Helpful Tip:  Special items needed: 10 count (3 ounces each) Popsicle

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Spangled Sandwich Pops

What you’ll need Mini ice-cream sandwiches Sprinkles or nonpareils Colorful cupcake liners How to make it First, skewer mini ice-cream sandwiches on popsicle sticks. Then, press the exposed filling into a plate of sprinkles or nonpareils. To keep mess to a minimum, serve the pops in colorful cupcake liners. Courtesy of FamilyFun Magazine

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Flag Fruit Pizza

Crust: cooking spray 1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough “Sauce”: 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup powdered sugar 4 oz (1/2 an 8 oz container) frozen whipped topping, thawed Glaze: 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup orange juice 2 Tbsp. water 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch Pinch of salt Spray

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Red, White and Blue Strawberries

Red ripe strawberries dipped in white chocolate and blue sugar crystals. Ingredients 1 pint strawberries, rinsed and dried Ghirardelli white chocolate bar White edible glitter Blue food coloring Instructions Place edible glitter in a bowl sugar and add a few drops of blue food coloring. For a darker blue, add a few more drops. Stir

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Happy Labor Day America

Enjoy your festivities, and be safe out there!  

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Ginger and Honey Baby Back Ribs

Ribs and Marinade 2 2 1/4- to 2 1/2-pound meaty baby back pork ribs, cut into 6- to 7-rib sections 1/4 cup chopped peeled fresh ginger 6 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon coarse kosher salt 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons fish sauce Dipping sauce 6 teaspoons coarse kosher salt, divided 6 teaspoons ground white pepper, divided 3 large limes, halved Nonstick vegetable oil

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Patriotic Gelatin Salad

Ingredients 2 packages (3 ounces each) berry blue gelatin 2 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry gelatin 4 cups boiling water, divided 2-1/2 cups cold water, divided 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin 2 cups milk 1 cup sugar 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Directions In four separate bowls, dissolve each package of gelatin in 1 cup

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Patriotic Holiday’s

Every day and patriotism go hand-in-hand in the Unites States of America.  We love our country, and pride ourselves in the spirit of American heritage. We were raised and instilled with patriotic values, and teach our children respect for our nation, veterans and the flag.  There’s not a patriotic holiday that goes without being honored

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National Park Service Offers Free Entry

A lot of time and effort can go into planning an RV or camping trip. You must decide where you want to go, what to do when you get there, what to eat, and how much it will cost. Wouldn’t it be nice if it didn’t cost so much? After food, fuel, and gear, you

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USA Flag Fruit Tray

  What are your plans this weekend?  Are you BBQ’g or ordering a pizza?  Our plans growing up was decorating the graves of our loved ones.  Do people still do this tradition?  Does anyone have family reunions any more?  Surely, they do!! Have a safe and fun Memorial Day Weekend!


Patriotic Punch

Easy breezy Patriotic Punch. Cranberry Juice Blue Gatorade Frost Diet 7-Up Ice cubes Courtesy of Wanderlust and Lipstick (See for complete directions)

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The Firecracker

Courtesy of Secret Life of a Chef’s Wife  (Instructions)

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DIY: Patriotic Wreath Tutorial

Decorate your door with a homemade Patriotic Wreath.             Courtesy of: Oodle Kadoodle Primitives (be sure to turn-off your sound when clicking on link)


Summer by the Lake

Summer childhood memories by the lake.  What are yours?

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Nail Art: American Flag

For this Mani-Monday, I knew the perfect nail art to share with you…The American Flag! It’s so much fun to paint. The American flag is popping up everywhere in fashion at the moment…t-shirts, shoes, shorts. You may as well add nails to that list! In this tutorial I used Tip Top Nail Chic Nail Build


Nail Art: Patriotic Stars & Stripes

This Americana Stars and Stripes nail design, would be flashy fun for any USA holiday, especially when you want to get your Patriotism on! See the below, easy to follow video, by Hannah Rox Nails: Sport the Red, White and Blue, Flockers! Happy Mani Monday!!

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Travel Tips: September, 2015

Travel Tips:  September, 2015

Monthly, we post 5 tips that will help you in your travels; here are this months: Booking Online:  When booking flights and hotels online, be sure to enable private browsing. Travel sites (and others) often track your visits to their page,

Tamanu Oil 100% Pure BEAUTYOILS CO

Tamanu Oil 100% Pure BEAUTYOILS CO

Revered for centuries by Polynesians and Southeast Asians for its remarkable skin healing properties, Tamanu Oil fulfills a variety of skin care needs. Tamanu Oil is naturally abundant in fatty acids and possesses anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal and antioxidant properties. This

Ska Studio Bodyshaper for Party Nights

Ska Studio Bodyshaper for Party Nights

Do you love to go out and dance or do you prefer sophisticated cocktail hours? Would you prefer to wear a tight, well-cut dress? Designers at Ska Studio figured you would, and set out to design the perfect bodyshaper for

Feather Net and Veil Fascinator/Hat Hair Accessories Clip

Feather Net and Veil Fascinator/Hat Hair Accessories Clip

Valdler offers the best fascinator hair clip hat with premium quality.* One size fits all. * Beautiful and brilliant; Fashion trendy design. * Suitable for any hair colors. * Great for daily wear or special occasions: wedding, party, prom, etc. Package

Myofascial Release Yoga Massage Ball Set

Myofascial Release Yoga Massage Ball Set

Roll your way to recovery and with Myofascial (soft tissue) release balls. Relax tight muscles, help stress, eliminate knots and relieve tension through gentle massage therapy on key trigger points. Myofascial release balls by Release sports, and recovery. Use  after

August 2015

August Winner! Congratulations goes to Buck! He is our August winner in the sheep counting contest!! Mr. Buck will enjoy a $25 Vanilla Visa gift card. Our much appreciation goes to everyone who entered this months contest. Remember to keep counting those sheep! We’re

Tuggs Towel Clip

Tuggs Towel Clip

Tuggs are a multi-purpose light-duty bungee cord. They have so many uses… • Hold your towel onto your beach chair; • Hang wet bathing suits, undies, or gloves; • Tie down flyaway picnic tablecloths; • Secure cargo to your boat

Azure Naturals Vitamin C Product Line

Azure Naturals Vitamin C Product Line

No Animals Were Harmed Making These Products! Vitamin C product line dramatically boosts the production of collagen, which increases your skin’s rate of cellular renewal. Improved cellular turnover refines your skin’s texture, while visibly plumping and firming your skin. With consistent

Perennial Essentials Moisturizer

Perennial Essentials Moisturizer

Perennial Essentials moisturizer was created to hydrate and rejuvenate the skin for a healthier look. It leaves a clean smell of musk on the skin that you will love. We are the sole owners of Perennial Essentials and hope you

Rosehip Oil 100% Pure

Rosehip Oil 100% Pure

Naturally rich in linoleic and linolenic acids as well as vitamins A and C, BEAUTYOILS.CO 100% Pure Rosehip Seed Oil is renowned for its benefits on the skin. This highly-prized oil is known for helping to reduce the appearance of

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