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Let's Celebrate National Popcorn Day with these Fun Activities January 19th

January 19th in National Popcorn Day and the Popcorn Board has fun activities for you and your family to enjoy together!  See the list below that I obtained from the Popcorn Board.   Also check out this delicious popcorn recipe that you can make with your kids or for yourself to celebrate this fun day!  Visit their site for more recipe ideas!

Ingredients 12 cups unsalted, unbuttered popped popcorn
1/3 cup chopped unsalted almonds, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup chopped unsalted cashews, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup chopped unsalted pecans, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup brown rice syrup
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon Directions 1. In large mixing bowl, combine popcorn, almonds, cashews and pecans.
2. In saucepan, combine butter, sugar, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, 1/4 cup water, salt and cinnamon; bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cook until mixture reaches hard crack stage (295°F).
3. Slowly pour syrup in thin stream over popcorn mixt…

Village Bakery Educates Consumers in the Kitchen

I love to learn new recipes and cooking techniques and I also love kitchen gadgets and often find myself trying to find information about those topics.
I love shopping in kitchen and small appliance sections as well and often make a beeline for them when I am shopping online or in stores.  Sometimes I feel so lost in my decision making process because I don't have a lot of knowledge of brands and I am not sure I am making an educated decision.  This often leaves me agitated and reluctant to make a purchase.

Village Bakery is a website that educates consumers and helps them to make smart choices in the kitchen.  They offer home style cooking tips and advice on picking the perfect equipment for your kitchen. They have so many resources, you will feel confident in your decision the next time you need to make one.

The Village Bakery website has popular topics like choosing the best bread machine or even the best japanese knives.  Knives are always one of those categories I am interested …

Chenoa Fund Offers Affordable Housing To Creditworthy Families

Many people are faced with the fear of raising their families in decent housing and in safe neighborhoods.  Some do not know where to turn or what is available for them to afford, or if they even qualify for help.  Some even feel that their low incomes would hold them back from affording or even qualifying for a loan toward better housing for their loved ones.

If you are tired of being a renter and want to settle down in a home of your own, you are not alone.  Many Americans have that same dream, and many do not realize that it is within their grasp.  There are programs that are designed to help low and moderate income families who have good credit, but may not have the proper funding to place down on a place of their own, even though they can afford the monthly payments of a mortgage.

First time home buyers usually have great advantages when it comes to buying a home.   They usually benefit from first time buyer loan features and often have a better chance at being approved provided…

Knee Socks are So On Trend Right Now

I am obsessed with socks.  I couldn't even begin to tell you how many pairs, lengths and styles I have. One of my favorites are knee socks. Knee socks are super cute and very on trend.  They look fantastic with boots and Mary Jane shoes and are really sexy.  They look adorable paired with a long jersey or mini skirt.  The uses for knee socks are endless.   They are perfect for keeping feet warm and dry on cold and rainy days.

Chrissy's socks has the most adorable knee socks for any occasion! Here are some fun ideas to help you find the perfect sock for you! They are made right here in the USA!
Colorful striped knee socks look absolutely adorable when paired with a low boot. You can even match up 2 different pair on top of one another to go with an entire unique look.

Funky and striped socks add fun and whimsy to a boring day or atmosphere. Where them to cheer yourself up when you're feeling down.  They are great for a fun and energetic personality too.  Dare to be different!


Give Your Feet a Little Love with These Adorable Wool Sneakers from Soft Comfort

Are you looking to give yourself a little love this Valentine's day?  Start by pampering your feet with a pair of Soft Comfort Shirlee Wool Sneakers.
These wool sneakers are so adorable and comfortable. I feel like I am wearing slippers when I wear them.  They are lightweight, flexible and fashionable too.  They breathe well, so are perfect not only for every day wear, but for wearing on cool or warm days.

I love the quality stitching on these sneakers.  They are very well made and durable.  But my absolutely favorite part of the entire sneaker is the adorable stitched heart that they added. I think it is the cutest thing! These sneakers also feature durable shoe laces with eyelets that are embroidered.

These Soft Comfort Shirlee sneakers look so cute with jeans or leggings and can even be worn during a workout with a cute pair of shorts.
The Shirlee Wool sneaker is available in grey, black and navy.

About the Shirlee Wool Sneaker Heel Height: 1 1/4 inches Lightweight Lace-Up Runn…

Welcome Winter Giveaway Hop Featuring Dryel Kit and Thirtyone Deluxe Organizing Tote Ends 1.31.19

Welcome to the Welcome Winter Giveaway Hop hosted by The Review Wire and Chatty Patty's Place.  We are happy to be bringing you two useful products that will help you save money and keep you organized.

One reader will win a beautiful Deluxe Organizing Tote from Thirtyone in choice of color and personalization,  and a Dryel Starter Kit and 2 Refills to help save money on dry cleaning.
Dryel Starter Kit and 2 Refills

About Dryel Dryel is the best way to safely and thoroughly clean your special care clothes at home. The patented Fabric Protection Bag protects clothes and concentrates the gentle cleaning vapor from the ULTRAcleaning™ cloth for optimal cleaning performance. No fading, shrinking, or stretching like is often caused by wet washing or dry cleaning. Dryel works in the convenience of your dryer in as little as 15 minutes and saves up to 90% of the cost of dry cleaning. So, when you have suits, dresses, or even jeans and sweaters that need to be cleaned, skip the hassle, expense, …

Walucan Canvas Loafers Provide Inexpensive Comfort

I am always looking for comfortable shoes to relax in.  My feet tend to swell when I stand on them for long periods of time, so the shoes that I choose have to be able to accommodate that.

I received a pair of Classic Canvas Loafers from Walucan and they are so comfortable.  They have memory foam inside them that add extra comfort to my feet.

They are such pretty little shoes that are simple, yet classically stylish and perfect for wearing every day.

These shoes fit true to size and are available in various colors.  They have durable stitching around the shoe and an extra bit of elastic on top to give the feet room to move.

The bottom of the shoes are designed with extra traction to help prevent slippage.

The shoes are available in several different colors including black, brown, red and grey.  All of the colors are so pretty.

Check out my video review showing details of the shoes

Disclosure:  I received these shoes to review for my honest personal opinion.  All opinions expressed ar…

Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2019

Welcome to my Valentine Gift Guide!  Below you will find some unique gifts for anyone on your Valentine list.  Even if you do not have a Valentine, many of these gifts would be perfect for you too!

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Country Sweetheart
Happy Harmony 
 Sterling Love
Sweetest Satin 

FUN EXPERIENCES Many to choose from


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