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Activity Books to Close out Summer from Gibbs Smith Publishing

If you’re anything like my family, you’ve already had a vacation canceled this year…maybe two!  But summer isn’t quite over yet and I know many families who are taking their vacation plans on the road and camping at National Parks. Maybe you are one of those families, but even if you’re not there are some great activity books from Gibbs Smith Publishing that will engage kids (and adults).

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Amora Coffee Review

Today was one of those mornings that my coffee needed coffee!  I definitely wanted to trade my mindless grab-and-go for something more magical.  A few weeks ago I received a package from the coffee delivery service, Amora Coffee.

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Foods And Lifestyle Changes To Lower Your Cholesterol

High cholesterol levels in the body leads to an accumulation or cholesterol in the arteries. These deposits, known as plaque, are extremely dangerous, since they…

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Bumkins Zipper Reusable Snack Bags

While social distancing is a real thing currently, it doesn’t mean that your family isn’t finding ways to go for adventures this summer.  All that adventuring can make kids (and grown ups) hungry though.  Since so many of us are trying to limit our exposure to others that may mean bringing our own food along when we typically would opt for pit stop at a restaurant or cafe.  Bumkins Reusable Snack Bags are perfect for on the go snacking! 

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5 Things to Do in Houston, Texas During the Pandemic

Times are certainly changing, and the “normal” where we eventually arrive is likely to look much different than where we’ve already been. We’re all learning how to live our lives in a new way, and that doesn’t need to be a bad thing! While many places in Texas have opened back up to the public, there are still things to be aware of before choosing to gather in large groups. Check out these 5 things to do in Houston so that you can have a social life safely during the pandemic.

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Sweet and Salty No Bake Treats

These sweet and salty no bake treats are so easy.  You can whip this tasty chocolate pretzel recipe up in the microwave.

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Posted in home Texas

How to Prepare Your Home for Summer

Beating the heat in Austin, Texas is quite the challenge. There are some homes at Austin real estate, which would go perfect with your summer plans. One thing to keep in mind is staying up to date with the latest summer vibes, which can be a difficult thing to achieve when temperatures are at their max. Here are a few tips to get your home ready for the hottest time of the year in one of the hottest places in the United States.

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Top Things To Do In Brentwood, CA

One of the affluent parts of Los Angeles that is favored for its cultural diversity, shop, architecture, and landscape is Brentwood. Events like the parades, winter walkabout, and many more bring the people together as it promises memorable experiences. It is for the sake of such an experience that tourists and travelers favor Brentwood as the desired destination for exploration. 

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Mango Vanilla Protein Smoothie
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Mango Vanilla Protein Smoothie

Substitute a meal with this Mango Vanilla Protein Smoothie.  It’s a sweet slurp that is part drink and part dessert!  For a fun twist, freeze the blend into an ice pop mold.

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Reuniting with Birth Family: How to Search for your Biological Relatives

We sometimes lose people, and not always because of fights, acrimonious relationships, or bitter feuds. While most families have patches of history they’d rather tiptoe around, there are many other instances where family members simply lose touch.

Tracking absent branches of your family tree can be a challenge in more ways than the obvious challenge of picking your way along a cold trail. Tread carefully around sensitive family secrets such as adoption situations or other taboo subjects, and do consider that perhaps cousin Hilda dropped out of sight for a reason.

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