The Caravelle Resort: Falling in Love with Myrtle Beach in Off Season #VacationMB

Thank you to The Caravelle Resort for hosting us during our stay, all opinions are my own. Jersey Boy and I decided to celebrate his birthday a little early and spend a few days in Myrtle Beach. We called The Caravelle Resort home during our trip. The Caravelle Resort is one of 9 buildings that… [Continue Reading]

National Smoothie Day with Daytime Blue Ridge

If you are a first time visitor to my blog today, I’d like to welcome you with a big “hey y’all”. It’s National Smoothie Day and to celebrate A Blender Mom was on a local tv show sharing a smoothie recipe! This was my first time being on tv and talking about myself and my… [Continue Reading]

Oven baked chicken breast recipe

I use my slow cooker a lot but sometimes there are recipes that just need a little oven love. My oven baked chicken breast recipe is one of those. There’s 3 steps to this juicy oven baked chicken breast recipe. oven baked chicken breast recipe Our kids all have certain types of meals that they… [Continue Reading]

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How to Make Marshmallow Fondant

When I first began decorating cakes I was strictly a buttercream icing user. I never used fondant, ever. Finally I figured why not give it a try. I first bought some of the premade fondant for accent pieces on a cake. It worked for what I wanted but man oh man does that stuff not… [Continue Reading]

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FLCL: Progressive & Alternative Blu-ray Combo Pack #FLCL

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the FLCL Progressive & Alternative Blu-ray reviewed by Jersey Boy and I in this blog post. Opinions shared are our own. The FLCL Progressive & Alternative BLu-ray combo pack is available today- February 4th! I should preface this review with the fact that Jersey…  Continue Reading

Recipe Jump Tutorial- Food Blogger Tip

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As a blogger I cringe at the memes I have seen where people complain about reading our life story before getting to a recipe. Have you seen them? This one I pulled from Reddit. To help other food/recipe sharing bloggers there is a recipe jump tutorial that can help! I get it. What those people…  Continue Reading

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies Recipe

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If you are a chocolate cookie lover and enjoy a toasted marshmallow similar to a smore then these chocolate marshmallow cookies should be a must try recipe. The chocolate cookie base is a fudgy, brownie style cookie topped with a baked, gooey goodness marshmallow. If you topped the chocolate cookie with the toasted marshmallow and…  Continue Reading

It’s Shanaka- a blog rebrand

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2020. The end to another year and decade. I’ve been blogging for 12 years going on 13. This space of mine has been a pregnancy journal during kid 2 and 3, a coupon matching frugal blog, a blog where I have shared not only my life but the life of my children. As I split…  Continue Reading

Frozen Edible Cookie Dough Recipe

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It’s National Cookie Day today but how about some no bake edible cookie dough instead? Kaylee has been obsessed with Frozen and now Frozen 2. If you have a Frozen loving kid at your place too then I’m betting that they will love this treat too. Have you taken them to see Disney’s Frozen 2…  Continue Reading

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