Brandy Ellen Writes

NH Blogger|New England Traveler|Positive Thinker|WAHM

5 Mistakes Everyone Makes with a Slow Cooker

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed and get social with me on Facebook and Twitter. Peek at my Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. Check out my online resume here: LinkedIN. Back to school season is the time when I start to use my slow cooker. I think about this and wonder why I opt to use a slow cooker during the colder weather months, as it would make much more sense to use the oven and heat up the home, but I enjoy using my slow cooker. I have an actual CrockPot brand slow

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5 Simple Ways to Make the Most of Every Day

I enjoy a simple life. I don’t own a lot of “things”, I live simply, and I love deeply. Raising three kids on a single Mom freelancer income isn’t easy, we’ve learned to embrace quality time over quantity and embrace the little things over the big materialistic things. My trio has learned that we don’t need to own everything that their peers own. Obviously, they’re kids, so it’s hard sometimes to listen to them want things that I simply cannot afford or simply will not waste money on. Some of the things that my trio and I do to make

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A Recent Law of Attraction Event

I’ve always believed in The Law of Attraction, to be honest, I believed in it long before I even knew it was a real “thing”. When my now 16-year-old child was born, I knew I wanted to better myself to be a good Mama and good example. I never wished any child to “be me”, but I wanted to ensure that I had a positive environment for this child. That’s when I started to practice what I now know as The Law of Attraction. Fast forward, here we are 16 years later, and I still witness The Law of Attraction

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7 Rules Housewives Can Follow to Save More Money

Being a housewife is a full-time duty. You might not have a bread-and-butter job, but you have responsibilities that give you almost the same amount of workload. You are the manager and the accountant, you are the chef and the cleaner, you are the babysitter and the entertainer. Housewives set the foundation and the pillars for the structure of their families. And for this, they need to have some tricks in their hat. You see, while other roles come to you naturally, being the accountant can be a tough nut to crack. Because money matters are always serious. You have

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Rage Against the Coffee Machine

Coffee is an integral part of the lives of millions of people. Each day, the world consumes well over 2 billion cups of coffee. But not all of these cups are of the same quality. There are many factors that go into determining how good coffee tastes. The beans, the water, and the preparation will all play a role in the flavors found in your cup. If you’re brewing at home, it’s possible that you’re using some form of coffee machine. For years, this has been the norm. However, people are now starting to realize some of the drawbacks of

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Weighing Financial Options for Worst-Case Scenarios

Inexperienced business owners seldom consider failure. For one, it’s not productive to contemplate negative possibilities all the time. You’ll never get anywhere in life (or business) if you’re constantly thinking about the worst-case scenario. Still, it’s unwise to begin any venture without first weighing all your options and considering your financial risks. To that exact point, today we’ll be looking at how new entrepreneurs can handle difficult situations in both their personal and professional life: When “Plan B” Doesn’t Work . . . Savvy professionals always have a backup plan for when things start to go awry. But what happens

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Toronto’s Best Coffee Shops

If you’re a lover of coffee and the occasional pastry then you’re going to love your time in Toronto. This city is a diverse, clean place that is home to made trendy cafés and some hidden gems that are just waiting to be discovered. Let’s take a close look at some of Toronto’s best cafés so you know where you should go to get a cup of the good stuff: Balzac’s Located at 55 Mill Street, Balzac’s is a very trendy café that seems to be situated in an old warehouse. With a range of different retro-looking signs on the

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Tips for Safer Online Dating

Online dating can be so frustrating at times. Yesterday I shared some real dangers of online dating, but today I decided to provide some tips so that you can try to enjoy this part of your single life. There are a few tips that you should abide by when you start using online dating apps or sites to connect with new people. The tips I’m sharing today will get you headed in the right direction but in all honesty? My biggest tip to you is to just follow your instincts, we have gut instincts for a reason and so many

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What You’ll Love About Going on a Cruise

While not everyone automatically thinks about going on a cruise when planning a holiday a cruise can be a lot more fun than you think. The idea of going on a cruise may make you think of ships that are crammed with elderly people playing deck shuffleboard and enjoying early evening dances, this is far from reality. Cruises these days cater to everyone of every age and they are usually a lot more fun thank you think. Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons why you’ll love going on a cruise: You’ll get Great Value for Money

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