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Mango Almond Smoothie

This is my favorite smoothie and one of my favorite things to make if I’m feeling nauseated. Almond butter is a little milder on the stomach than peanut butter and the almond in this smoothie is very subtle.   2 cups orange juice (you can sub up to 1 cup of the OJ with water ..
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Zucchini Bread – Healthier

(makes 1 loaf) Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 2 Tablespoons wheat germ 1 teapoons flax seed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 eggs 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 1/8 cup raw sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 2 – 4 ..
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Free Disney Castle Graphics

Here are a few free graphics that I made while I was working on our wedding invitations. These are free to use for non-commerical purposes.     Save

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Disney Pressed Pennies

If you have visited many blogs, you’ve probably seen the many posts about Disney Pressed Pennies as one of the best valued souveniers.   Most recommend using the M&Ms mini containers as holders for the pennies, This is pre-pressing, though a few will fit inside afterward, they certainly won’t fit as many as they do ..
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Pretty Abandoned Places – Mountain Home in Paw Paw

This beautiful old two story home is located on in Paw Paw, West Virginia on a mountainous stretch of Bloomery Pike. There’s evidence of a couple small outbuildings and it is across the road from another, similar abandoned home that is mostly fallen down with a barn that sits directly at the foot of the ..
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Will a Quad Fit in the Back of a Mini Van?

The short answer is: It depends on the mini van. We’ve put this Yamaha Raptor 700R in a 2015 Dodge Caravan.   You will need to check your interior dimensions before attempting and you may need to remove the handlebars to make it fit. You’ll definitely needs something that has seats that fold into the ..
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The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, VA

I’ve been to a lot of town festivals, but I have to say that Winchester knows how to do it right. The Apple Blossom Festival is a two week ordeal held in the city of historic Winchester, VA. The festival is packed full of tons of activities and gatherings, including ladies and stag luncheons, parades, ..
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George Washington Hotel in Winchester, VA

I’m really not much one for wanting a wedding in a hotel, simply because most event rooms feel like a business meeting. However, the George Washington is anything but ordinary.   With a swimming pool and hot tub like this, you can definitely see that you have stumbled onto something very special.   Gorgeous touches ..
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Free Stuff for Brides 2016 with No Purchase Required (Successes)

There are some great things available for new brides and grooms, everything from apps to actual physical free stuff. If you are not a new bride or bride to be, please do not be dishonest with these companies and their generation gifts to people celebrating this special event.   In most cases, you have to register for ..
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8 Dollar Store DIY Crafts that Make AWESOME Gifts

1. Sock Sheep! Cuddly and Adorable! This sock sheep from Craft Passions is easier than he looks and Joanne provides step by step clear instructions on how to make him (or her).   2. A Bandana Pillow A bandana pillow is perfect for Boho decor and available in LOTS of colors – even camo! You ..
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