Valentine’s Day Chocolate Candy Molds

For some reason I am in the midst of an overwhelming urge to bake (I think it’s all the dieting…lol).

I’ve done the Wilton Cake decorating classes (and loved them) and I’ve done a cookie decorating class…and loved it even more.

I have 2 out of 3 kids with birthdays coming up PLUS Valentine’s Day so it’s time to really focus these creative juices.

I wanted to start with an easy project…and really these Valentine’s Day chocolate candy molds couldn’t have been any easier. I hope you love them as much as I do!

Valentine's Day Chocolate Candy Molds - These are so easy to make and SOOO good!

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If you’ve ever been to Central Texas, or know anyone who lives here, chances are you’ve heard of Cedar Fever. It’s not a real fever, but an allergic reaction to the pollen of the mountain cedar tree (aka juniper ashei). Go here for a pretty funny take on it. The author claims it makes you… 

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One of the most important things that we can do as parents is to teach our children to be grateful… for the little things. for their family. for their health. for their freedom of choice. In a society where more is better, sometimes more is just more. We need to show our children that gratitude… 

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Meal Plan Monday| Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Welcome to Week 42 of Meal Plan Monday! I’m down 7lbs, but I just can’t do Whole30 any more. I just didn’t feel like it was healthy for me. I got the point I didn’t want to eat AT ALL. And since my goal is to get healthy…that didn’t seem to fit the plan. By… 

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Garlic & Herbs Creamed Spinach Recipe - so good you'll never eat spinach any other way

For the past 3 weeks I’ve been really working to change my diet. About 9 months ago I was diagnosed as insulin resistant and in menopause (at 41). Individually each of those diagnoses can make losing weight difficult, but together it’s been darn near impossible. I started on some meds, but I’m determined to get… 

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The Ultimate DIY Bundle – 76 E-books + E-courses for $34.95

Here's What's Included in the Ultimate DIY Bundle Jan 2015

I admit…I’m an e-book junkie. I go through tons of books a month and when I find a good deal (like today) I share with my friends! The Ultimate DIY Bundle will only be on sale for 6 days – from 8am EST on Wednesday, January 21 until 11.59pm EST on Monday, January 26. This… 

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Gratitude is the BEST Attitude

This year my focus is on gratitude. I want to have an “attitude of gratitude.” And I’m not gonna lie…it’s a struggle for me some days. I get so wrapped up in the minutia of the day that I forget to be thankful for it. So this year you’ll see LOTS of posts about being… 

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Meal Plan Monday #41

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Welcome to Week 41 of Meal Plan Monday! OK…I admit it…I fell off the Whole30 wagon this week. I just wasn’t seeing any progress at all this week with it and I know that in the past I always needed some kind of “cheat meal” to help convince my metabolism that I wasn’t starving to… 

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DIY IKEA Inspired Desk - I wanted a desk to match the rest of our furniture, so my husband built this for me. Here are some of the measurements in case you're up for a challenge too!

Last year I asked my husband to help me find my own space in the house where I could work on my online business. So he built me a really cool little desk in the closet of the spare bedroom downstairs. It was sooo cute…and sooo small. It also happened to be located right behind… 

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Meal Plan Monday #40

Meal Plan Monday| Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Welcome to Week 40 of Meal Plan Monday! Last week I told you that I’m doing Whole30 for the month of January. Guess what? I’ve lost 5.5lbs since Jan.1! I’m not gonna lie…it’s been hard, but apparently it’s working for me. Back in April I was diagnosed as insulin resistant so losing weight is a… 

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It happens to all of us…someone says something or looks at us a certain way (or posts something on FB) and we immediately think they are talking about us and making a personal judgement. I actually had one of my good friends (or so I thought) unfriend me on FB because I made a comment… 

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