I’m happy to be doing another review here on Happy Mothering, especially this one.
I LOVE soap. I’m pretty passionate about it, actually. I especially love a beautiful, natural soap that smells amazing. The bar soaps from Brosily Bath and Body of Connecticut fit the bill. Navine was kind enough to send me three of her gorgeous, handcrafted soaps to review. She sent me two of her spirit lifting Moody Bars, one in Vanilla Spice and one in Citrus Delight. She also sent me a spicy patchouli scent. All three scents were appealing, and neutral enough for the whole family to enjoy. (I don’t know about yours, but my husband hates smelling like lavender.)
Unfortunately, bar soap lasts about 2 days in my house, because my kids like to make boats out of it. So I did a little magic. I turned bar soap into body wash.
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At one of our dinners at Fitcation, they served bacon wrapped dates with the tray passed appetizers. I would have never thought of putting bacon and dates together, but oh my gosh I couldn’t believe how good they were!
I vowed to come home and figure out how to make them myself, and I did just that maybe a week after coming home (yes, they were that good).
These bacon wrapped dates could be served as an appetizer or a dessert. And you can also experiment with what you stuff them with. I used a hard Kerrygold cheese, but you could do any number of cheeses or nuts.
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Holiday spending can be achieved without creating future post-Christmas spending issues. There are several tips to take into account when buying for the holidays. These important budgeting tips include finding a workable budget, using a successful money plan, evaluating any current spending problems and keeping track of all spending habits. The following tips will help to avoid any post-Christmas money blues:
Tip One: Find a Workable Budget
Budgeting for an individual or for a family always includes a workable budget. A budget that is successful needs to include financial priorities. Efforts should concentrate on those financial goals that are centrally important to the person or family. These larger goals may have some conflict. A larger expense can be deferred for a set period of time if the delay is not significantly harmful.
The budgeting goals will need to be narrowed in order to find the major goals to follow. Money can be defined as needed for immediate use and for long term deferred goals, for example. The age of the person creating a workable budget is important. A younger person or family can take greater risks or defer several expenses. An older person may need to arrange for immediate home care or immediate health care. [click to continue…]