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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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

Fall Laundry Stain Remover Guide

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Who else feels like they fall behind on laundry? With a family of 6 we are always tackling mount dirty laundry. Having kids is a dirty but rewarding job. I can’t say too much about the dirty clothes from the kids though because I am a klutz and spill and drop food on myself more…  Continue Reading

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