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Groupon Coupons Help You Save Cash #GrouponCoupons #ad

Groupon Coupons Help You Save Cash #GrouponCoupons #ad

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. Disclosure: This post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. I heard about Groupon Coupons awhile back and since then I have been able to search their website to find deals that help me stay within budget. Regardless of how much money one makes I am a huge advocate for saving money and still only living within your means. A simple life with our

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Little Picky People

Little Picky People

Image Source Here’s the conundrum: you grow up, you start being an adult, you learn how to feed yourself properly and correctly and at the right time of day (well, to a point at least). You then become a parent and have to try and control both your eating habits and the food routine of somebody who may have a completely different personality and tastes to you. It’s so hard to do, especially if you’re used to fixing yourself something quick or totally unsuitable for a child (it’s not like a 6 month old can share your rare steak). It’s

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How to Deal with Life after Your Pet

How to Deal with Life after Your Pet

Grieving the loss of a pet is tough, even when you’ve been in a stage of anticipatory grief for some time because of the fact that it’s been coming for a while. It’s tough to one day not be able to hear the little pitter-patter of their paws or to be woken up by them in the morning when they jump on your bed. However, despite how tough it is, you must continue and try to focus all of your energies on getting through the grieving process. Image source Rituals, such as funerals or ceremonies, can help the healing process,

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How You Can Create a Relaxing Staycation

How You Can Create a Relaxing Staycation

When many people think of travel, they think of expense and all that costs to go away. But if you think that is the case, then it doesn’t have to be. You can easily have a relaxing vacation, or staycation, without having to spend a lot of money. I’ve got some tips with you for the latter; making your staycation a relaxing retreat. Here is how you can, without breaking the bank. Travel Locally There will be many areas in and around your hometown that you have no doubt not traveled to before. So a staycation is the perfect place

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How to Cope with Winter Blues

How to Cope with Winter Blues

When the world closes in on you, the darkness of winter consumes you and you always feel like this sadness has crept in. The sadness won’t go away. You feel alone. You feel lost. Yet there’s no real logical reason why. How does one get over that winter blues feeling? How do you move forward knowing that it’s just a seasonal thing? Spring will be here before you know it, so here are some tips to make it through the last portion of winter and those dreadful winter blues: Try to Sleep More Know your body and mind. If you

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How to Use Twitter to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

How to Use Twitter to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

Twitter has been by far my favorite social media platform to drive traffic to my blogs. It’s super easy, super short and yet has amazing responses. Back in the days of running Happily Blended Blog, Twitter was always my go to for marketing of new blog posts. I had used plugins and at one point CoSchedule to have all of my new and old blog content pushed out onto Twitter. To current date, Twitter is the place where I can get the most click thrus, with Facebook and StumbleUpon being next in line. How to Drive Traffic to your Blog

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The Journey to be a Happy Work at Home Mom

The Journey to be a Happy Work at Home Mom

So many people have stated that they wish they could work from home. I hear this all of the time when someone asks me what I do for work. My reply for my professional occupation is usually “I am a freelance writer. I get paid to write, basically.” While this holds true there are many other things I do from home. Most recently, after Mike got hurt we launched a few membership websites that have grown tremendously and we are adding to those with a new platform releasing this year. I personally do mostly get paid to write with the

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Enter a World of Depravity and Black Magic with the Book Blackwell

Enter a World of Depravity and Black Magic with the Book Blackwell

In this dark fantasy set in New Orleans you will find Magnus Blackwell is a witty, wealthy, handsome man who is the King of Harvard’s campus in the Victorian Era. When Magnus befriends Jacob O’Connor the idealistic working class student, you will find it’s an odd pairing of friends. One is a working class student, the other a wealthy student who both share similar architectural pursuits.  Jacob and Magnus have a friendship even though they have nothing in common except their love of this charming young woman named Frances and their competitive nature to want to win her. Frances ultimately

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Returning To Fitness Form After Becoming A Parent

Returning To Fitness Form After Becoming A Parent

When you move from the childless into the child-having sphere of life, there’s no doubt that it redefines you. Your life, your priorities and the way you see the world shifts. Perhaps that’s why, for many parents, self-care behaviors begin to take a back seat. After all, when you have a precious life to be preserving, it’s difficult to focus on your own. All of your worry, concerns, and desires for the future become re-focused through your offspring. Little things like wearing the ‘right’ makeup for your skin tone and keeping fit begin to fall into the background. It’s understandable,

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