April Oppliger

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Make These Chicken Parm Meatballs In Your Slow Cooker

Want the cheesy, tomato-y goodness of chicken Parmesan without all the breading and frying? With the help of ground chicken and the slow cooker, you …

Kaitlyn Bristowe Reveals She Never Wanted Nick Viall In Final Two

Nick Viall has been on four different shows for <i>The Bachelor</i>. <i>ET</i> shared that Kaitlyn Bristowe is speaking out and wants the world to know that she …

Destinations: Nebraska. Yes, Nebraska.

I consider myself an extremely lucky traveler, having been granted amazing opportunities to visit far-flung corners of the globe. My exploits have …

23 Days Until Christmas....Chocolate Pretzels - Blog-old - Melissa Schmalenberger, Professional Organizer, Fargo, North Dakota

I love Christmas baking.....and my family loves Christmas baking....that is they love eating. But I do call in the troops to help me do some of the …

candy sleighs

Last week at Bring 'n Brag, one of the ladies showed us how she made candy sleighs for Christmas gifts. update! The lady who showed us the sleighs is …

20 minute crafter-reindeer thumbprint ornaments

Remember the handprint snowmen from last year?<br>They were so cute to see as I unpacked them this year that I knew we had to do a new version this …

make these now! handprint snowman ornament. :)

I'm trying to be a good mom this week and do a bunch of Christmas crafts with the boys...I'm hoping to have the turn out well enough to share …

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I Stopped Making Excuses and Lost More Than 100 Pounds!

Once she focused her attention on leading a healthier life, mother Jessie Keller finally saw results.<p><b>Before:</b> 230 pounds <b>After:</b> 123 pounds<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>I'm a mother of two girls—born 12 months apart—which caused me to gain lot of baby weight. I also had a busy life working while raising my daughters, …

Fitness

A Magical Harry Potter Birthday Party (for Kids and Adults)!

Maureen from <b>Anders Ruff Custom Designs</b> created the most awesome printable package to pull the event together.<p>POTIONS DISPLAY<p>The party included a few …

Lego Birthday Party

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a party – the last one was my Downton Abbey Dinner Party, and that was for adults. My youngest just turned 9 and …

Lego

If Your Kid Loves Temple Run, Angry Birds or Cut the Rope

<i>By Ingrid Simone, Senior Apps Editor, Common Sense Media</i><p>Is your kid addicted to endless runners? Can't stop flinging birds across the screen? Slicing and dicing is a way of life? These top app genres and themes are popular for a reason: The games are challenging, fun, and super-engaging. But we've …

Here Be Monsters!

Because book lovers know the real joy of seeing a movie is....having read the novel or memoir first.<p>Gone Girl<p>By Gillian Flynn<p>432 pages; …

How-To: Macaroni and Cheese Waffles

Photo: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt<p>You should definitely make way too much mac n’ cheese for dinner so that you can make these amazing Macaroni and Cheese Waffles concocted by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt of Serious Eats!<p>This really might be the best way to eat macaroni and cheese ever. The center stays gooey and …

How-To: DIY Paper Gift Bows

Make your own cool custom gift toppers with your favorite decorative wrapping paper and this easy-to-follow DIY paper gift bow tutorial that Allison from Dream a Little Bigger shared on Mom Spark!<p>Ready to give it a try? Click here to see how it’s done.

Irresistible Cupcakes That Take the Cake

We've tracked down 10 of the tastiest hand-held treats out there, from the wonderfully plain Jane to the just plain wondrous maple-bacon …

Doctored Up Cake Mix

• Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin tin with paper liners or spray with non-stick cooking spray.<br>• In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle …

Baking Cupcake Tips And Mistakes To Avoid

Don't ruin these little cakes!<p>Making cupcakes at home is no small feat. You have go through the trouble of baking many miniature-sized cakes, and then there's the work of frosting them too. We're not saying that cupcakes are the hardest dessert to bake. If you know your way around the kitchen, you …

Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 15 minutes<p>Cook Time: 0 minutes<p>Servings: 10<p>This rich frosting is delicious spread on carrot cake or carrot quick bread.<p>Ingredients:<p>1 lb. cream cheese, at room temperature<br>• 16 Tbs. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room <br>temperature<br>• 4 cups confectioners' sugar<br>• 2 tsp. vanilla extract<p>Directions:<p>In …

Dessert

The Best Slimmed-Down Christmas Dessert

Bonus: It's less than 200 calories<p>ODing on Christmas cookies and cake right about now? We hear you. Sometimes you want a festive dessert that's a little lighter—which is where this apple-pear compote comes in. It tastes delicious and feels decadent, but each serving has just 195 calories and 4.5 …

5 Healthy Late-Night Snacks

Not all snacking is bad for you. These five pairings will keep you feeling full (without filling out)<p>Let's get real: It's not <i>always</i> possible to avoid eating after dark. Some situations (a late work shift, a delayed flight) call for legit midnight meals—and hey, other times you're just still hungry. …

Nutrition

Jessica Alba, Faith Hill, Ellen: Best Celeb Holiday Pinterest Boards - Great Ideas : People.com

Slideshow<p>1 of 12<p>IN IT TO PIN IT!<p>Which stars have the best taste in holiday food and drink? We think we’ve <i>pinned</i> it down. <br>If you survived that pun, …

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Glowing Eyes

So I found this idea on Pinterest, and it was too awesome (and easy!) not to try.<p>Cut some spooky eyes into empty paper towel or toilet paper rolls (I …

Halloween Egg Carton Treat Containers

Shares 0<p>Made from recycled cardboard egg cartons and decorated with paint and markers, these cute little Halloween characters are sure to make you …

Creative Ideas for Artsy Mommas