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Ideas for stress-free living, to help you live more, stress less and spend better.  You’ll always find great stress-free recipes, entertaining ideas and tips for living better but spending less.

Kentucky Derby Recipes and Party Plan

Kentucky Derby recipes and party ideas. Looking for a fun and different party idea for spring? Throw a Kentucky Derby Party. The race is always the 1st Saturday in May.

Viva Mexico – Throw an Awesome Cinco de Mayo Party

Viva Mexico – Throw an Awesome Cinco de Mayo Party. Get the complete party plan and recipes to throw the best ever Cinode Mayo Party.

100 Easy Recipes for Memorial Day BBQ

21 Easy Recipes for the Perfect Memorial Day BBQ. Celebrate Memorial Day with super easy recipes and Memorial Day barbecue ideas.

Throw an “Make Your Own Taco” Party

A Make Your Own Taco Party is a fun and festive way to entertain friends or add a little spice to everyday entertaining and family meals.

Celebrate Mom with an Easy Mother’s Day Brunch

Celebrate Mom! Easy Mother's Day Brunch Party Plan What every Mom really wants on Mother's Day is to just spend time with her children.  With this easy Mother's Day brunch party plan, you can spend time together and eat a delicious and beautiful meal right at home....

Cinco de Mayo | 21 Easy Mexican Recipes

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with 21 Easy Mexican recipes. Plan a party featuring easy Mexican food recipes and the perfect margaritas recipe.

Mother’s Day Brunch Menu | Happy Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mom with a fabulous Mother’s Day Brunch. This menu is the perfect way to enjoy a day with your mom. Happy Mother’s Day

Create a Juice Bar for a Special Brunch

How to Create a Juice Bar for a Special Brunch or Mother’s Day Breakfast. Everyone loves freshly squeezed juice.  A freshly squeezed juice bar is a fun and interactive way to let your guest customize their favorite juice by mixing and matching flavors and Herbs.

17 Awesome Father’s Day Menu Ideas

17 Awesome Father’s Day Menus filled with all the man food your dad craves. Celebrate dad with these super easy Father’s Day Menu Ideas.

How to Make a Charcuterie Platter

Learn how to make a Charcuterie Platter that’s sure to be the hit of your next party. Beautiful, tasty and a satisfying appetizer.

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17 Awesome Father’s Day Menu Ideas

17 Awesome Father’s Day Menus filled with all the man food your dad craves. Celebrate dad with these super easy Father’s Day Menu Ideas.

18 Fun and Festive Memorial Day Party Ideas

18 Fun and Festive Memorial Day Party Ideas, Menus and Recipes. Ideas like a backyard BBQ to a grilled tri tip or a crawfish boil.

100 Easy Recipes for Memorial Day BBQ

21 Easy Recipes for the Perfect Memorial Day BBQ. Celebrate Memorial Day with super easy recipes and Memorial Day barbecue ideas.

Cinco de Mayo | 21 Easy Mexican Recipes

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with 21 Easy Mexican recipes. Plan a party featuring easy Mexican food recipes and the perfect margaritas recipe.

10 Special Mother’s Day Menus for any Lifestyle

Celebrate mom with one of these amazing and super easy Mother’s Day Menus. Everything from a simple and elegant Mother’s Day brunch to an extravagant dinner feast and a backyard barbeque or a happy-go-lucky Mother’s Day picnic. There is definitely a menu plan for your lifestyle – all super easy and totally stress-free.

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Secret Hacks to Keep Your Backyard Bug Free

Try these Secret Hacks to Keep Your Backyard Bug Free. Your next backyard barbecue is guaranteed to be bug-free. Your guest will thank you.

Make Your Own Essential Oil Bug Repellent

Make Your Own Essential Oil Bug Repellent. No more dangerous chemicals, sticky sprays, and stinky bug spray. Try one of these recipes for Essential Oil Bug Repellent.

How to Clean a Boat Hull – the Easy Way

Learn how to clean a boat hull – the easy way. Here in Florida, our boats are always exposed to the elements and to keep it looking great you’ll need an easy way to clean the hull. If you leave your boat in for a couple of days you’ll notice it has a ring around the hull at the waterline. Here’s an easy way to clean the hull and remove that waterline.

Easy DIY Hanging Rope Shelf

For about $30 and a couple of hours, you can build this easy DIY hanging rope shelf. A super cute DIY shelf that fits into any coastal or rustic decor.

Beachy Distressed Hardwood Floor

Beachy Distressed Hardwood Floor Easy driftwood distressed hardwood floor tutorial Learn how to create beautiful, professional looking floors with this easy beachy distressed hardwood floor tutorial.  I'll show you how to rescue old damaged hardwood floors and make...

Create Your Dream Master Bedroom for Less Than $400

Create Your Dream Master Bedroom for under $400. This easy DIY project will take your masterberoom from blah and booring to wow.

How to Remodel Your Kitchen on a Budget

I love my kitchen…
But that wasn’t always the case.  Take a look at how our kitchen looked when we moved in.

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Easter Bunny Pancake Recipe

Cutest-ever Easter Bunny Pancake Recipe. All the kids will love these bunny pancakes. They taste delicious and are almost to cute to eat.

Easy Recipes For Mardi Gras Party

Easy Recipes for Mardi Gras PartyThrow a fun and festive Mardi Gras party with these easy recipes.  Throw a Mardi Gras Party  Laissez le Bon Temps Rouler – Let the Good Times Roll! With These Easy Mardi Gras RecipesAs we say in New Orleans, Laissez le bon...

How to Make a Charcuterie Platter

Learn how to make a Charcuterie Platter that’s sure to be the hit of your next party. Beautiful, tasty and a satisfying appetizer.

How to Make a King Cake | Mardi Gras Recipe

Learn how to make a King Cake, a traditional Mardi Gras recipe. No Mardi Gras celebration is complete without the iconic King Cake.

Simple Homemade Lemonade Recipe

This is a simple homemade lemonade recipe that is so easy to make you’ll never buy prepared lemonade or a mix again. This basic recipe is easy to customize.

How to Make Balsamic Vinegar Glaze

Ever wonder how to make a balsamic vinegar glaze? I always have plenty of a balsamic vinegar on hand but sometimes a recipe calls for a balsamic vinegar glaze and I don't have any in the pantry.  So had to learn how to make my own a balsamic vinegar glaze. I love to...

Classic Campfire French Toast

This classic campfire french toast is always a family favorite. A couple of drops of vanilla with powdered sugar make these outstanding.

Coconut Rice with Curried Bananas and Cashews

Coconut Rice with Curried Bananas and Cashews is the perfect complement to spicy Carribean dishes like jerk pork or jerk turkey. Creamy fluffy Jasmine rice simmered in coconut milk, tossed with curried bananas and salty cashews.

Easy Pina Colada Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is one of my go-to desserts for easy entertaining. This pina colada bread pudding is delicious topped with macadamia nuts.

Simple Strawberry Summer Salad

Strawberries and salad greens come together to make a delicious and beautiful salad. Dressed with a champagne vinaigrette this is easy enough for every day and perfect for a special dinner.

Vampiro Tequila Cocktail with Jalisco Sangrita

Vampiro Tequila Cocktail with Jalisco Sangrita

Vampiro Tequila Cocktail with Jalisco Sangrita. This spicy tequila cocktail mixed with a traditional Jalisco Sangrita. Sangrita’s are my new cocktail obsession. Sangrita or “little blood” has traditionally been served as a chaser for excellent quality tequila. It would have been a mixture of fruit juices and finely ground chili pepper. Many sangrita recipes call for tomato juice, but that would not have been part of the traditional recipe, the original recipe would have been made from leftover juice from fresh fruit salads and changed based on the fruits used.

Today’s cocktail culture is creating very intriguing sangritas as an ingredient in some pretty amazing tequila cocktails. This recipe calls for a combination of grapefruit, orange, and lime with a touch of spicy jalapeno pepper.

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