Edwards Key Lime Pie Pops + Spiked Horchata Caramel
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Classic Rewind: Key Lime Pie Pops + Spiked Horchata Caramel

Summer is almost over, so let’s revisit my most popular seasonal recipe from last year… Key Lime Pie Pops with Spiked Horchata Caramel! Make sure to bookmark this post to save the recipe and scroll to the end of the post for an extra special giveaway! I have a confession to make, and I don’t want to be judged or receive angry fan mail. Okay, here I go… I’m sick of ice cream! That’s right, by this time in the summer, I have officially had my fill of the frozen dessert. I know, it’s blasphemy. However with the scorching heat …

Nature trails, bike tracks, and flavored almonds with Blue Diamond
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Nature trails, bike tracks, and flavored almonds!

I partnered with Blue Diamond as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Oh what a summer this has been. It goes without saying, that this has been quite an unusual year. If anything good has come from it, it has been that my family and I have been spending a lot more time enjoying nature. Bayou walks, lakeside jogs, and neighborhood bike rides have been all the rage at my home. And two essentials always come along for our adventures… a bottle of water and a can of Blue Diamond Flavored Almonds. Communing …

Muzen Retro Bluetooth Speaker
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Whimsical Design Pick: Muzen Retro Bluetooth Speaker

Every now and then, a product comes around that is so delightful that it feels like the unicorn gods have smiled down on you with magical fortune. The Muzen Retro Bluetooth Speaker is that product. Not only is it ridiculously vintage chic, handcrafted in Rosewood, and comes with it’s wearable leather strap, it’s also so small that it is excruciatingly cute. Check out all the product’s specs… The Muzen Retro Bluetooth Speaker has great sound quality. Despite its size, its powerful sound and the crystal clarity of the sound stays steady all the way up to the max volume without …

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The World’s Sunniest Destinations You Must Visit Next Year

Photo by Simon Clayton from Pexels If you long for sunshine from dawn until dusk, you’re spoiled for choice. It turns out that there are destinations worldwide where you can bask in sunlight all day long. And they’re all less expensive than you might think. A Note To Read Before Visiting A Sunny Destination Just before we get into the destinations themselves, it’s worth taking a moment to talk about some of the prep you’ll need to do before you get there.  The first is sun-damage mitigation. Many of these spots are near the equator, which means that the sun sits high in …

Green Cleaning for Back to (Home) School
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Green Cleaning for Back to (Home) School

Raise your hand if you are now a work-from-home-school-the-kid parent?! *Raising hand emphatically* Yeah, me too. Oh man, does 2020 suck! Not only do I find myself confined to the walls of my own house, I also have a 5 year old in tow who needs schooling. So besides being a full-time working parent, tea party playmate, (pretty crappy) kindergarten teacher, I also find myself as the keeper of the mess. And with the pandemic surging all around us, that last job I am taking very seriously. So to keep my countertops and conscience clean, I am loading up my …

DIY Kitchen Upgrade with Waterdrop RO Filtration System
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DIY Kitchen Upgrade with Waterdrop RO Filtration System

We are all spending an awful lot of time at home this year. If you are like me, that means you are constantly staring at all the home DIY projects you’ve been putting off. Well I have decided to start checking projects off my home improvement list… seriously, 2020 is a wash, so might as well start fixing things to make 2021 a better year. One of the projects that has been on my list since I bought my house has been upgrading the kitchen faucet and accessories. With the help of Waterdrop’s RO Filtration System, I am not only …

Strawberry Sriracha Popcorn Shrimp Tacos
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Strawberry Sriracha Popcorn Shrimp Tacos

It is a random Monday in the year of our Lord 2020. I want tacos and I want them to be the best tacos I have ever eaten. Why? Because, like I said, it’s 2020. YOLO, baby! I have Gorton’s Popcorn Shrimp in the freezers, fresh strawberries, sriracha mayo in the fridge, and a rumbling tummy. Let’s get to work… Strawberry Sriracha Popcorn Shrimp Tacos Time: 15 min; Yields: 4-6 tacos INGREDIENTS 1 box of Gorton’s Popcorn Shrimp 1 cup of shredded broccoli 1 cup of shredded carrots 1 cup of strawberries (chopped) 1/2 cup of cheese (shredded) 1/4 cup …

Organic Backyard Oasis 101
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Organic Backyard Oasis 101 with The Futon Shop

Is it just me or are you also spending an ungodly amount of time in your backyard this year? I wonder why? Okay, we all know why and to be honest, life could be way worse than just being stuck at home. So I don’t know about you, but with all this backyard one-on-one, I knew it was time to up my outdoor relaxation game. But where to start?! In walks The Futon Shop like a tall drink of backyard oasis water. With no where to go, the backyard and patio are making a major comeback. And by the look …