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    Happy Earth Day!

    Every spring I am in awe of what mother nature grows, the flowers and greenery are beautiful and amazing. It’s appropriate that Earth Day is the day that my flowers are starting to bloom. 🙂 On Earth Day, I encourage you to do one thing today that makes the Earth a better place for us and future generations. What will you do?

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    17 St. Partrick’s Day Links

    St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner and everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! I put together a list of 17 recipes, crafts, projects, and treats to help you get into the spirit! Good Eats Spinach Avocado Pasta – Lindsay Ann Loft Vegan Shepherd’s Pie – The Kind Life Kale Chips  – Lindsay Ann Loft Irish Soda Bread – Gimme Some Oven Shamrock Green Peppers – Martha Stewart Treats Lucky Leprechaun Cookie Bark – Your Homebased Mom Homemade Shamrock Shake – Wishes and Dishes Shamrock Pretzel Snacks – Sun Scholars St. Patty’s Day chocolate dipped oreos – Lolly Jane Leprechaun Hat S’mores – Half Baked – The Cake Blogspan Arts &…

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    How to Icing Thing One and Thing Two Cupcakes

    For Lucas’ Half Birthday Party we served cupcakes that looked like Thing one and Thing Two. Here’s how to decorate the cupcakes to create the spiky blue hair of the characters. What You’ll Need: Cupcakes Baked in Red Cupcake Papers Icing mixed with Blue Food Coloring An icing pastry bag Icing tip Wilton #12 sized Method: Place a pastry bag in a cup. Fill Bag with icing. Attach the tip and trim the tip of the bag. Follow the method with this video.

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    Lucas’ Dr. Seuss Half Birthday Party!

    This weekend we celebrated my Nephew’s Half Birthday. My Sister, Tori, wanted to make it a special day with one of their favorite authors, Dr. Seuss. She went all out with the Dr. Seuss Theme. Lucky for Lucas, Dr. Seuss’ birthday falls on his half birthday! Birthday Treats. Lucas wanted a piece of his cake! Thing One and Thing Two Cupcakes. Find out how to decorate them here. Tori also made chocolate covered oreos decorated for the Lorax. We made pizza for the cat in the hat and one made to look like the Lorax. The Lorax Pizza with Cheddar Cheese, Black Olives, and Banana Peppers for his eyebrows and…

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    How To Find Inspiration

    I believe that inspiration comes from within, however lots of outside influences can help inspire you to reach your goal. Here are a few ideas to give you a fresh perspective. Look To Others – Seek out others who have done what you wish to do. Read their stories and find what helped them succeed. It’s important to consider what will work for you and your situation. Speak with them, ask them questions. One person I find inspiring for my fitness goals is Kathy. Who just celebrated her 5 year Anniversary. She lost 105 pounds and that takes motivation and dedication. Examine the Small Things – It’s the little things…

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