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Celebrate National Coffee Day – September 29th!

Now that the temps are dropping I am waking up in the morning wanting a nice warm cup of coffee. No, I am not an every day coffee person – in fact it has probably been six months since I have had a cup… you know, last time it was cold outside. I’ve just never been a coffee person. I was a milk person – and then a water person when I began Whole30. However, once those crisp mornings begin, my morning routine of drinking an entire bottle of warm water will become drinking an entire pot of coffee.

Monday marks National Coffee Day and to celebrate IMUSA has an amazing recipe for a Mocha Espresso to help give you that extra kick in the morning. Enjoy.

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My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks In Theaters This Weekend!

The girls and I are super stoked to be heading to the theater this Sunday to see My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks. I grew up with My Little Pony and both girls have been huge fans as well. Though the look of the My Little Pony girls have changed since my kindergarten lunchbox days, their music, humor, and good lessons are still very much the same.

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Canterlot High is hosting a musical showcase and Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Fluttershy are going to be performing with their new band, The Rainbooms. But when a new girl group, The Dazzlings, arrives at CHS, they convince everyone to turn the friendly showcase into a Battle of the Bands.

As tensions mount between the competing musical acts, a reformed Sunset Shimmer realizes that the Dazzlings may not be ordinary girls and are after something far more sinister than just being named Best Band at Canterlot High.  The Rainbooms call on Princess Twilight to return to their world to help them perform a musical counter-spell so that they can win a battle that now determines the fate of the entire school.

Check out the Official Trailer:

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Turn Up Your Look for less with Tresemmé® and Dollar General

Any time I post a picture of The Teen and I, I get comments that we are “twins” and there is “no denying” she is mine. It’s true, all of the women in my family are pretty much clones of one another. My mother and I were the exact same way – in fact there have been numerous times where I have been approached by someone who thought I was my mother. (We’re going to say that she looks closer to 30 and that it isn’t me looking closer to 50, mkay?) 

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Ever since The Teen was a little girl I have taught her the importance of great hair care. As a Teen of the 90’s myself (Sun-In and Lemon Juice anyone!?) I ruined my hair many times over trying to get “the perfect look.” It took me years to learn that great hair care along with great products is the secret to great hair. But it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. You don’t have to spend like a celebrity to look like one. Thanks to Tresemmé® and Dollar General, you can get all of the looks you want for less. You can rock your own unique style and beauty, while keeping within budget.

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Halloween Treats that Give Back with Wendy’s

In just a few weeks our streets will be filled with little ghosts and ninjas and princesses going door to door filling their bags with goodies. This year instead of giving out handfuls of candy, I will be giving a gift that “gives back” with the Wendy’s Halloween Coupon Book. It is like two treats in one!

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Wendy’s® is making Halloween and giving back so much “cooler” this year with a first-ever nationwide expansion of its popular Halloween Coupon book program benefiting children in foster care. From now until October 31, for just $1, at participating Wendy’s, customers can purchase Halloween Coupon books that are filled with free Jr. Frosty™ coupons*  to share with family, friends and trick-or-treaters. Ninety cents of every dollar goes to the Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption®(DTFA) to help find loving families for the 134,000 children waiting in foster care.

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Shrimp Vegetti Alfredo #Whole30

A few weeks ago a friend of mine posted on Facebook that she “may never eat pasta again” after discovering the Vegetti. The Vegetti is a hand held vegetable spiralizer that lets you turn vegetables like squash, zucchini, and carrots into thin cut spiral “noodles.” Oh, and it is less than 20 bucks!! I was a bit skeptical, but thought I would give it a shot. It has become one of my all time favorite kitchen gadgets.

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Since starting Whole30 I have missed pasta so bad. Like really bad. Like had to talk myself out of cheating at least 3 times a week bad. So I was stoked to try the vegetti and see if I could have “pasta” again. I opted to go for alfredo (go big or go home, right?) using a Paleo Alfredo recipe made from cauliflower. In a word…. ahmayzing.

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