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Tammy Litke is a Dallas blogger, blogging since 2008.  She loves to watch movies, play video games, spend time in the kitchen, and travel.  Between recipes and reviews you'll find many helpful and some just plain funny posts on her blog. Welcome, pull up a chair and stay for a while!

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Friday
Mar062015

Just Add Water and Change a Life on World Water Day + Giveaway

Water is a necessary resource for sustainable living, yet 748 million people lack access to clean water – the equivalent of nearly two and a half times the United States population. To address this crisis and to acknowledge water’s essential presence on the earth, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22 as World Water Day in 1993.

This March I'm joining World Vision to spread awareness for people around the globe who need safe water sources by using this umbrella and beautiful, watercolor scarf to start the conversation.

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Thursday
Mar052015

Personalized Easter Baskets for $5 or Less - Dollar Tree Craft

You may have friends on Facebook or locally that use their die-cutting machines to cut vinyl to personalize things.  I have a few projects on my blog that I've posted doing that very same thing.  I know a lot of you see those projects and want to run out and get one.  A very popular thing right now that owners of those machines are doing are personalizing Easter baskets.  But let me show you how you can do just that, without a die-cut machine, and spend only about $3-$5 on it using supplies from Dollar Tree!

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Wednesday
Mar042015

Dot&Dot 1.25oz Travel Bottles

I no longer have to visit the trial sized aisle for hair care and lotion when I travel!  I know, I know, you all are wondering why I even bring my own toiletries with me when I travel, I mean hotels supply shampoo, conditioner and lotion... but I like mine!  And the older I get the more set I am in what I want to use when it comes to brand names and scents.  

I've tried using refillable travel bottles in the past, and have always been disappointed because the plastic cracks or they are hard to fill or dispense.  So I was quite excited when dot & dot sent me a set of their 1.25oz travel bottles to review. 

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Tuesday
Mar032015

SuppressMint: 3-Hour Craving Control Breath Mint

SuppressMint® is a dot-sized, long-lasting (3-hour) slow-dissolve time-release peppermint-flavored micro-tab that is fortified with the proven dietary supplement and appetite suppressant Chromax® (chromium picolinate).

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Monday
Mar022015

Tax Tips For All Life Stages & "Tax Relief" Prize Pack Giveaway Worth $450

income taxIt's hard to believe that April 15th is just six weeks away.  When my husband and I started working on our taxes this year, we were commenting on how so many things have changed for us from when we got married and filed our first tax return jointly.

From having a child, moving to another country, moving to another state, being self-employed and selling investments; filing our tax returns has never been a one-size-fits-all method.  Over the years we have accumulated some tips, and as part of the Master Lock Live Secure Safety Squad and our March theme of "Tax Tips For All Life Stages," I'd like to share a few of them with you.  I hope you can use them to make tax time a little easier.

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Sunday
Mar012015

Tapas Dip

Why not add a little Mediterranean flair to your next party, or just the next time you feel like 'dipping'?  Here's a great dip to pair with pita chips or tortillas.  It's even tasty to dip french fries in!  If you're not a fan of mayo you can easily substitute Greek yogurt instead.  The fresh zing of the lemon juice perfectly complements the warmth of the paprika and garlic.

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Saturday
Feb282015

Italian Meatball Enchiladas

Italian Meatball Enchiladas insideWith the popularity of my Korean Beef Soft Tacos post I have been looking for more ways to do some 'food fusion.'  I wanted to make something that was fast but still had a homecooked taste to it, and altered a recipe I found for enchiladas to put all the yumminess of Italian food with the inspiration of this Mexican classic.  Using frozen meatballs means that you can put this dish together in no time at all, and it takes just 30 minutes to bake.

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Friday
Feb272015

Tips for Organizing Your Plastic Food Containers

How does it happen?  You put all the containers together with the lids and inevitably, it turns into a black hole of missmatched containers and lids (half of them missing) and in such disarray you can't find a container and lid to match if your life depended on it.

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Thursday
Feb262015

Michael Bolton Video eCard Featuring a Personalized Birthday Ballad + Giveaway

Michael Bolton fans your fandom dreams might just be realized with this fun new, one of a kind e-card from American Greetings!

It’s not every day you can have Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Michael Bolton serenade you. Now with the help of American Greetings you can send a chart-topping birthday experience to your friends and family (heck, even to yourself!) with a Michael Bolton video ecard featuring a personalized birthday ballad created just for them.  

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Wednesday
Feb252015

Mini Mac & Cheese Pot Pies

MINI MAC & CHEESE POT PIESSince my family's palate is very sparse, I have to find new ways of serving up the things they'll actually eat.  I have a pretty good recipe for Chicken Pot Pie that I don't mess with, but when I saw a magazine ad for Mini Chicken Pot Pies, I was itching to make some mini comfort food and thought "mmm... Mac & Cheese." 

With as many likes that my not staged, dark and grainy Instagram picture received, I figured I had to blog them :)

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Tuesday
Feb242015

Chef Boyardee Rollback at Walmart

With winter almost behind us, I am looking for easy, scrumptious meals for my family. Less time in the kitchen means more time for other fun activities. Now through March 16, 2015, each 14.5-15 oz can of Chef Boyardee is on rollback at Walmart for only $0.75. Chef Boyardee raviolis, mac & cheese, and spaghetti and meatballs are just some of the varieties you can enjoy at a low price. Be sure to head to Walmart and stock up on this great deal while supplies last!

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Monday
Feb232015

You Don't Have To Be a Part of a Group to Love Groupon Coupons!

It took me a while to get on the Group Coupon train.  There HAS to be a catch I always thought.  Certainly you couldn't really get such a great deal on some of these events, services or items.  But a friend convinced me that there was nothing to lose, and she was right.  Now I have another site to save money at in the Groupon family and that is Groupon Coupons.

Groupon Coupons is a bit different model than the Groupons you know and love, here you don't have to buy anything- it's a big database of FREE coupons!  And it's not just coupons- they also alert you about store sales and promotions.

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Monday
Feb232015

Personalizing Travel Accessories with Vinyl Layered Monograms

Many credit cards and all U.S. passports issued after 2006 (plus some other ID cards, such as workplace IDs and some state drivers licenses) contain radio frequency identification (RFID) chips that broadcast personal information. They are constantly transmitting and thieves that have an RFID reader can capture that information just by walking by you. That's right, even if the credit card or passport is in a bag or a purse they can get that information, and the only way they can't is if you block that signal.

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Sunday
Feb222015

DIY Cork Monogram

DIY Cork MonogramI peruse stores like Michaels and Hobby Lobby and websites like Zulilly and proclaim with nearly everything I see: "I could make that...and a lot cheaper!" But then I never do it. "Enough!" I said after seeing both a wreath with a wine cork monogram online and stand alone burlap monograms at the store.

I did however need a 'little' help from Michaels and Dollar Tree, to make my own Cork Monogram.

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Sunday
Feb222015

The Lost Heir Book Review + Giveaway

Always a meticulous planner, Darrak Hunter leads a dull life until his dreams become plagued with visions of a peculiar and distant world. Waking up to a brilliant purple sun looming ominously in the sky, Darrak is met by a mysterious violet-eyed sorcerer who whisks him away from the struggling Earth.

Thrown into the clutches of a foreign world where magic is reality and not all is as it seems, Darrak embarks on a journey where he is forced to come to terms with his past and do what he can to shape the future.

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