Daily List of Free Ebooks

Daily List of Free Ebooks

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Want more Kindle deals? Check out all the Kindle Daily Deals and this month’s batch of 100 books for $3.99 or less.

Don’t have a Kindle? Just download a free Kindle reading app!

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5 Ideas For a Clean & Organized Refrigerator

5 ideas and tips for an organized refrigerator

Happy New Year!  If you are like many people you are planning on how to make this your most organized year…EVER.

And to help you out, I’ve made a list of the best refrigerator organizing tips and hacks out there.refrigerator

Let’s start with something genius.  Fridge Coasters! One of the worst chores in the house is scrubbing the refrigerator out.  Let’s make 2015 the year to work smarter and not harder!  We all have so many other things to be doing than scrubbing out the milk rings and globs of grape jelly.  Now, you will still need to clean with this product but it makes it 100 times easier.  Just clear off the Fridge Coaster, wipe and viola.  You are done.  Plus, the pop of color makes me happy!

These are super inexpensive and will really make things easier!  You can even buy a different color coaster for different things (example, snacks go on blue coasters, veggies on the green coasters, etc).

fridge bins

Now that you have your shelves lined, lets get some organization going!  I’m in love with these clear organizing tools from InterDesign.  They make them in so many sizes, shape, and for just about any purpose.  They are made to be able to stack on top of each other easily.  They have handles so they are easy to move.  Whether you are getting some to store your eggs, hold your wine bottles, or even to store your fruit there is a bin for it!

where to store

Not sure where to store your food?  SquawkFox shows you where!

no baking soda

 

You can’t do all this work of cleaning and organizing your refrigerator and have it stink.  (Or worse – your ice cubes and water taste gross!)  This deodorizer is 50 times more powerful than a box of baking soda and will solve the stink (and taste) problems your freezer and refrigerator is having.

shelves

Want to add some instant shelves in your freezer (or refrigerator)?  Take magazine files and place them sideways.  Easy.

You can find some like shown above for under $3.50 on Amazon here.

(This idea is from the awesome Aunt Peaches!)

5 ideas and tips for an organized refrigerator

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How To Wash Your Hair – The Right Way

How to wash your hair the right way

Not to long ago I learned something crazy.

My whole life, I’ve been washing my hair the wrong way.  Like, totally wrong way.

I had no clue!  In fact, I would guess that you are probably washing your hair the wrong way too.

Are you?

You want to start by brushing your hair, before your shower.  Get all the tangles out.  Why?  This will help you not have to clean your drains out as often, but also to stimulate the circulation in your scalp and reduce the amount of breakage.

When you get in the shower, you will start off by getting your hair wet and giving it a good rinse.  You will want to make sure that you use warm water.  (No problem right?)  The warm water will help to remove dirt and product in your hair.

This next step is where it gets crazy.

How to wash your hair the right way

Ok, maybe not crazy, but this is where I learned that I was doing it all wrong.

Condition your hair.  First.

Yes!  You read it right!  This is especially true if you have longer hair (meaning longer than shoulder length).  Use the conditioner to work up a lather, concentrating mostly on the mid length to ends.  Let it sit for a few minutes while you do your other shower stuff like shaving and washing your face.  Rinse your hair thoroughly.  (I used a shower cap to put over my hair while the conditioner gets to work!)

Next is the shampoo.  (I know, the first few times you do it you will feel completely backwards!) You will notice it lathers up pretty easily!  With the shampoo your main focus will be on the roots.  Lather.  Rinse.

Seal in some shine to your hair with a quick rinse in cold water.

how to wash your hair the right way

The first time I tried this ‘new’ way of washing my hair I was a little worried.  My hair is a HOT MESS.  It’s super dry, but gets greasy easily.  And oh gosh, it gets so tangled.  So easily!  How is that for a combo huh?

But for the blog (because I love you all so!) I tried it. It felt funny to do it in the opposite order.  And when I came out of the shower, I was really nervous.  It seemed dry.  It was all tangled.  I thought oh geez.  Getting a brush to go through this is not going to be pretty.  But honestly, the brush went through easily.  In fact, I’ve struggled with it much more when I shampooed first.  I also noticed that my hair had more volume.

They say that when you shampoo first, condition second that the weight of the conditioner keeps your hair from having as much volume.  But when you condition first (and let your hair absorb some of that conditioner), shampooing will clean and rinse most of the excess conditioner away, leaving your hair lighter and thus, more volume.

So even though I felt backward, I’ve adopted this ‘new’ way of washing my hair.  And now, I’m not sure I could go back!

How to wash your hair the right way

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What about you?  Do you shampoo or condition your hair first?

16 Workout Tanks You Need – Cutest Workout Tanks for Women

16 workout tanks you need.  These are the cutest workout tanks for women!

Is your resolution this year to workout and get healthy?  Why not look cute in the gym?  I love these adorable workout tanks and can’t wait to add some to my collection!

Cute Gym Tanks Every Woman Needs

 

Does it get better than this Train Like a Beast and Look Like a Beauty tank?  I think not!

Get it here! $21.95

 

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This refuse to sink tank is one of my faves.  Obviously I love the anchor, but the motivation that it gives is awesome too!

Get it here! $21.95

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I seriously laughed out loud at this one!  #GymSelfie is perfect for your workouts.  Bonus:  When you snap that selfie in the mirror at the gym it will read the correct way.

Get it here! $21.95

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*LOVE* this Don’t Quit workout tank.  Perfect for some added motivation.

Get it here! $24 

gym5

 

Love Starbucks?  This fun take on the famous logo shows a buff version!

Get it here! $24.99

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Hakuna MaSQUATa …. get it?  :)

Get it here!  $22.95

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I love the detail of the back of this workout tank.  Beast mode indeed!

Get it here!  $21.95

 

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Girly and tough, this muscles and mascara workout tank is a perfect blend of both!

Get it here!  $16.00

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Fierce and Fabulous.  I need this workout tank in my life.

Get it here!  $21.00

 

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Wear your faith in this inspirational tank!

Get it here!  $18.99

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Check MEOWT.  Haha!  Get it?  I love the kitty’s sweat band!  :)

Get it here!   $24.99 

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Because seriously…I run for ice cream.

Get it here!  $24.99

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I love the image of this workout tank.

Get it here!  $21.95

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Though she be but little she is fierce.  What an awesome quote for a workout tank!

Get it here!  $30

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How fun is this workout tank?!  This is definitely perfect for the gym!

Get it here!  $21.95

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Another awesome and inspirational quote.  This is one of my favorite passages.  A perfect reminder!

Get it here!  $21.95

 

20 Things On Sale In January

20 things on sale in January

January is a time for people to start the new year on the right foot.  Some people are resolving to lose weight.  Some people are going to read more.  Some want to travel the world and some want to spend more time with family.

But, if you are one of the thousands resolving to save more money this year, then this is a great place to start!

Groceries

January is the time of year where people are thinking about Super Bowl parties so be on the look out for deals on foods like:

  • Chili
  • Velveeta
  • Bacon
  • Beer rebates (if your state allows)

It’s also National Oatmeal month so watch out for deals on brands like Quaker.

Canned food companies (like soups!) will be giving the winter season one last push for sales as well.

One of the biggest deals in the grocery store is going to be for anything weight loss related.  This is going to include products like:

20 things on sale in January

Household 

Looking to get a little more organized this year?  Awesome because organizing products will be on sale!  Find things such as

Another popular New Year resolution is to lose weight or get healthy.  Not only can you save on those items in the grocery store, but these kinds of sales will translate into other savings opportunities as well! Think

Need a new pair of winter boots?  Now’s the time!  Coats, snow suits, boots, scarves and hats will all begin to go on sale along with winter related activities like sleds, snowman kits, snowboards, etc.

Dreaming of a new piece of furniture?  In January the stores are making way for the New Year’s inventory and will begin to cut the prices of last year’s models!

Speaking of last year’s models – electronics are another item that stores will begin to put on sale.  If you don’t mind last year’s version this is a great time to save some money.  (I just ordered this Blu Ray player for $57!  It’s factory refurbished and a prior year’s model, but I saved BIG time!)

Bedding and bath towels are going to be on sale at the stores!  This is a great time to pick up a few new things for your house or to add to your gift closet.  Many retailers stock up on these items for the Christmas season and the excess stock is usually marked way down after Christmas!

Office supplies will generally go on sale in January as well.  Although they won’t be as cheap as they are in August around back to school time, if you are needing to replenish on something this is a good time.

Don’t forget to check your store to see if they have any seasonal clearance left over!  Toys, ornaments, trees, even plastic baggies and candy can be found!

29 foods in season during January

Produce in Season during January

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Collard Greens
  • Garlic
  • Grapefruit
  • Kale
  • Kumquats
  • Lemons
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard Greens
  • Onions
  • Oranges
  • Peanuts
  • Pecans
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Star Fruits
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tangerines
  • Turnips
  • Walnuts
  • Winter Squash

 

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Fashion For Mom – Bring on the Layers!

Fashion For Mom - Style That Moms Can Wear & Look Good!  Affordable Clothing to fit ANY Budget!
Have you heard of What I Wore Wednesdays?  It was a series started by the fabulous blog The Pleated Poppy.  Each week you can link up to what you wore and see what others have been wearing too.  Lots of fun.

Fashion For Mom - Style That Moms Can Wear & Look Good!  Affordable Clothing to fit ANY Budget!

Well, the other day I came across this outfit and it was one of the outfits that she had worn! Isn’t it adorable?

And don’t worry, I’ve got your back!  Here is our inspired look!

Fashion For Mom - Style That Moms Can Wear & Look Good!  Affordable Clothing to fit ANY Budget!

The best part is that you can score the WHOLE outfit for under $150!

Here are the pieces we used to recreate the look:

Fashion For Mom - Style That Moms Can Wear & Look Good!  Affordable Clothing to fit ANY Budget!

 

It started with the leggings.  I’m a big believer that everyone should have a pair!  I own these and they are super comfy.  I wear them all the time.   Choose from regular or plus size, tons of colors, fleece lined or not.  An added bonus is that they are very slimming! :) Prices range from $4.50-$15.00.  The pair I purchased was $10.99!

Get the leggings here!

Fashion For Mom - Style That Moms Can Wear & Look Good!  Affordable Clothing to fit ANY Budget!

Next was the tank.  This is from Target.  I have a few of these and they are really comfortable.  They aren’t thick, so they are perfect for layering and they are really soft.  I also love them because they are long.  Plus, $12! It’s a steal!

Get the tank here! 

Fashion For Mom - Style That Moms Can Wear & Look Good!  Affordable Clothing to fit ANY Budget!

Next in our layering sequence, is an awesome Chambray shirt.  I love the color of this one.  And I love the price even more!  It’s only $19.99!

Get the shirt here!

Fashion For Mom - Style That Moms Can Wear & Look Good!  Affordable Clothing to fit ANY Budget!Fashion For Mom - Style That Moms Can Wear & Look Good!  Affordable Clothing to fit ANY Budget!

Alright, I didn’t find just one awesome khaki cardigan.  I found you two!  Take your pick, I love them both.  :)

The first is asymmetrical, long and flowy.  It’s also only $19.95!

The second is a more traditional cardigan with pockets and a v-neck.   I love the length of this too!  It’s $26.99 and available in a TON of colors!

Find the first cardigan here! 

Find the second cardigan here!

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Fashion For Mom - Style That Moms Can Wear & Look Good!  Affordable Clothing to fit ANY Budget!

 

We’ve got to layer your boots too!  These adorable boot socks will add some extra warmth to your legs and also a cute detail to your style.  And they come in at only $6.97!

Get the socks here!

Fashion For Mom - Style That Moms Can Wear & Look Good!  Affordable Clothing to fit ANY Budget!

The boots are the most expensive piece of this outfit, but they are still a deal at only $39.99.  They are a great color and the perfect heel size!

Get the boots here!

Fashion For Mom - Style That Moms Can Wear & Look Good! Affordable Clothing to fit ANY Budget!

Ok, again.  I couldn’t choose!  Amazon is my favorite place to get scarves.  They are inexpensive and there are SO many great ones to choose from.  Pick one.  Pick them all.  Prices vary from $5.99 to $16.99.

Get Scarf #1 Here!

Get Scarf #2 Here!

Get Scarf #3 Here!

Get Scarf #4 Here! 

Fashion For Mom - Style That Moms Can Wear & Look Good! Affordable Clothing to fit ANY Budget!

I have a thing for oversized boyfriend style watches right now.  I’ve had this gold one on my wishlist for a while and for only $27.00, I’m not sure why I haven’t ordered it yet!  Well, until now.  :)

Find the watch here!

outfit earrings

You would never believe that these earrings were $2.89 would you?  I thought so!

Find the earrings here!

Fashion For Mom - Style That Moms Can Wear & Look Good! Affordable Clothing to fit ANY Budget!

So there you go!  Cute fashion for mom.  On a budget!

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Daily List of Free Ebooks

Free Ebooks

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Secret Ingredient Banana Bread

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TasteTheMiracle #CollectiveBias

 

Secret Ingredient Banana Bread Recipe - This is the best banana recipe!

Our house over the holidays gets a little, well, busy.  It’s full of family and friends.  We are always have something go on it seems like.

And I love it.

The saying “The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table.”  is so true.  It seems that every get together we have or attend, everyone is gathered around the food.  Eating, talking and laughing.

I am always looking for new recipes to add to my company’s-coming-let’s-get-baking list.  And this Secret Ingredient Banana Bread recipe is one of my go to’s!  Not only does it smell delicious, but everyone’s first reaction when they walk in the door is

Oh my gosh.  What smells so amazing?

Seriously, while this banana bread is cooking in the oven, your entire house smells AH-MAZING.

I have to say though, this is not my own recipe.  It’s actually from KRAFT!  And there is one ingredient that I wasn’t expecting, but it really helps to make this banana bread one of the best I’ve ever had!

Secret Ingredient Banana Bread Recipe - This is the best banana recipe!

The ingredients are super important on this one!  You will want to follow the recipe exactly!

Secret Ingredient Banana Bread Recipe - This is the best banana recipe!

You can find the ingredients at Walmart!

Secret Ingredient Banana Bread Recipe - This is the best banana recipe!

Secret Ingredient Banana Bread Recipe - This is the best banana recipe!
Secret Ingredient Banana Walnut Bread
This banana bread is super moist and delicious!
Prep Time
15Minutes
Cook Time
60 Minutes
Prep Time
15Minutes
Cook Time
60 Minutes
Secret Ingredient Banana Bread Recipe - This is the best banana recipe!
Secret Ingredient Banana Walnut Bread
This banana bread is super moist and delicious!
Prep Time
15Minutes
Cook Time
60 Minutes
Prep Time
15Minutes
Cook Time
60 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 (F). Beat the bananas, egg, and KRAFT MIRACLE WHIP Dressing until well blended.
    Secret Ingredient Banana Bread Recipe - This is the best banana recipe!
  2. Mix the rest of the ingredients into the banana, egg and KRAFT MIRACLE WHIP Dressing mixture.
    Secret Ingredient Banana Bread Recipe - This is the best banana recipe!
  3. Pour banana bread mix into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 60 minutes or until a knife or toothpick will come out clean after being inserted into the center.
  4. Let cool completely and enjoy!
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Secret Ingredient Banana Bread Recipe - This is the best banana recipe!

I left the banana bread sitting on the stove to cool.  Just a word of warning: Don’t leave it out of your sight if you are wanting to get a photo of it! ;)

My family couldn’t wait to cut a piece and enjoy it!

Secret Ingredient Banana Bread Recipe - This is the best banana recipe!

This recipe is for sure a keeper!  It’s perfect for anytime of year, but it’s especially wonderful for any time that you are planning on entertaining!

A loaf of this bread would also make for a perfect holiday gift for teachers, neighbors, co-workers, and friends!  Just be sure to include the recipe because after tasting yours they will surely want to make it again for themselves!

Secret Ingredient Banana Bread Recipe - This is the best banana recipe!

You can see the original KRAFT recipe here.

If you need more inspiration, check out the Cooking Up Good website.  It has recipes, sweepstakes, loyalty programs, coupons and more! What’s not to love? If you’re looking for a new dinner idea or a chance to win some awesome prizes, be sure to check it out!

90 Second Fruit Crisp In a Mug

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Quaker. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #LoveMyCereal #QuakerUp

90 Second Individual Fruit Crisp In a Mug Microwave Recipe

The past few weeks I’ve been up late wrapping gifts, making cookies to take to cookie exchanges and putting up Christmas decorations.  During my late nights, sometimes a little snack is in order.  And by snack, I mean sweet treat!

But I am busy!  I don’t have the time or energy into really cooking something and the oven is usually occupied with other things so my go to sweet treat has been my

90 Second Fruit Crisp.

Yes!  90 seconds.  And you make it in the microwave!

This is one of my favorite desserts to make.  Not only is it quick and easy, but it’s perfect for portion control too.  This time of year it’s easy to over-indulge.  But having a mug recipe helps me to fix my sweet craving, but still keep the portion in check.

That’s called: A win-win.

And Quaker (R) makes it so easy!

90 Second Individual Fruit Crisp In a Mug Microwave Recipe

Another bonus: You don’t need very many ingredients!  Just 4 ingredients, plus your fruit of choice.  For this recipe, I used apples.  I also used Quaker (R) Simple Granola.

90 Second Individual Fruit Crisp In a Mug Microwave Recipe

You can find everything you need at Walmart!

90 Second Individual Fruit Crisp In a Mug Microwave Recipe
90 Second Fruit Crisp In the Microwave
This easy fruit crisp takes only 90 seconds in the microwave to make. Made in a mug, it's the perfect single serve dessert or snack!
Servings Prep Time
1 5 minutes
Cook Time
90seconds
Servings Prep Time
1 5 minutes
Cook Time
90seconds
90 Second Individual Fruit Crisp In a Mug Microwave Recipe
90 Second Fruit Crisp In the Microwave
This easy fruit crisp takes only 90 seconds in the microwave to make. Made in a mug, it's the perfect single serve dessert or snack!
Servings Prep Time
1 5 minutes
Cook Time
90seconds
Servings Prep Time
1 5 minutes
Cook Time
90seconds
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Add your fruit, cinnamon and brown sugar to a plastic baggie. I used apples for this recipe.
    90 Second Fruit Crisp In a Mug Microwave Recipe
  2. Shake the bag and until the fruit is well covered.
  3. Pour the fruit into a microwave safe mug.
    90 Second Individual Fruit Crisp In a Mug Microwave Recipe
  4. Add the Quaker (R) Simply Granola (R) on top of the fruit. (I used the Oats, Honey, Raisins and Almonds flavor. YUM!)
    90 Second Individual Fruit Crisp In a Mug Microwave Recipe
  5. Then, put the butter on top and microwave for 90 seconds. If you would like, add a dollop of whip cream. Either way, it's delicious!
    90 Second Individual Fruit Crisp In a Mug Microwave Recipe
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This is seriously, one of my favorite recipes!  If you are looking for a snack Quaker (R) has tons of great options like Quaker (R) Oatmeal Squares (R), Quaker (R) Simply Granola, and Quaker (R) Life are all yummy options!

How To Organize and Protect Your Ornaments

How to Organize and Protect Your Ornaments

Every year, our living room gets transformed into a beautiful winter wonderland.  Snowmen get put out, Santas get displayed, and stockings are hung.  But one of my favorite decorations we have is our tree.  Every year we get a real tree so the whole living room smells so …. wintery.

Then, we add our decorations and ornaments.  Our tree is full of symbolic ornaments.  We have some that were made with little hands that are really special.  Some are from vacations and trips that we have taken,  Some are unique to different members of our family showing their hobbies and interests.

Each ornament is special.  It’s fun to open up the box of ornaments and with each ornament that gets taken out, memories begin to come back.

Keeping our ornaments safe until next year is important to me.  The last thing I want, is to open up or tote and box of ornaments and to find one that broke in storage.

Luckily, Hefty makes keeping your ornaments safe and organized easy!

How to Organize and Protect Your Ornaments

For our more bulky ornaments (like Santa!) I use the Hefty bowls.   Just place your ornament in one bowl, and tape another bowl to the top.  Easy!

How to Organize and Protect Your Ornaments

For our small ornaments, Hefty makes the perfect size storage containers.  They are called Mini Me Cups.   We drop our smaller ornaments inside a cup and then tape another cup to the top.

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For taller ornaments like our circus bear, we use the regular size Hefty cups.  Like the mini me cups, I just taped another cup on top.

How to Organize and Protect Your Ornaments

We have several ornaments that are large, and a little flatter.  That’s when the Hefty plates come in handy.

How to Organize and Protect Your Ornaments

I trust Hefty to keep safe our ornaments.  Even special ones like these baby shoes.  Or salt dough ornaments from over 20 years ago.

I know that when we open them up next year they will be safe and sound.

How to Organize and Protect Your Ornaments

How to Organize and Protect Your Ornaments

Plus, the Hefty containers stack so nicely in the boxes making for an organized way to put away your Christmas decorations!

We have definitely created #HeftyHolidays in our house!

Want more ways to organize and protect your ornaments?  Hefty has some great ideas!

They also have fun ideas like:

Hefty brand products include trash bags and cans, disposable tableware and more. Discover how Hefty can help you with home solutions today.  You will want to make sure to check out the Hefty website for lots of ideas and for a full line of Hefty products!

This post is sponsored by Hefty.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.