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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Throw a Kentucky Derby Party

Looking for a fun and different party idea for spring? Throw a Kentucky Derby Party! The race is always the first Saturday in May and is a super fun themed party complete with betting games, Derby food, and the signature cocktail a Mint Julep. Start planning now!

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.

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....

Create a Mimosa Bar for Brunch

How to Create a Mimosa Bar for your next Brunch. Nothing says brunch like a classic mimosa, a mimosa bar is so much fun and easy to set-up.

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

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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.

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

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.

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.

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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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French 75 | Classic Champagne Cocktail

French 75 | Classic Champagne Cocktail. A classic champagne cocktail made with gin and Cointreau, plus fresh lemon juice.

Crab Fra Diavolo Angel Hair Pasta

Crab Fra Diavolo angel hair pasta is a simple and easy pasta dish that cooks up quick enough for a weeknight meal but luxurious enough for a special meal.

Easy Spicy Queso Blanco Recipe

I love queso blanco and wanted an easy way to make it quickly. That’s how I came up with this Easy Spicy Queso Blanco recipe. All the gooey, cheesy goodness, without all the stirring and melting. Grab a bag of tortilla chips and dig in.

Honey Mint Julep | Kentucky Derby Recipe

No Derby Party is complete without the Mint Julep and the Honey Mint Julep is the perfect twist on the traditional Kentucky Derby beverage.

Homemade Honey BBQ Sauce Recipe

The easy homemade Honey BBQ sauce recipe is the perfect chicken wing sauce for your guests that don’t want any heat. It’s great on Grilled Chicken wings, grilled chicken, and burgers. Try it on a burger then top with grilled pineapple and blue cheese. Yum.

Easy Homemade Chocolate Truffles

Easy Homemade Chocolate Truffles are so easy and so good. You’ll never buy boxed truffles again. Top truffles with your favorite toppings.

Famous New Orleans Morning Call Beignets

Famous New Orleans Morning Call Beignets are by far my favorite beignet in the New Orleans area. Served with café au lait beignets are quintessential New Orleans breakfast or late night treat, and makes an awesome brunch dessert.

Amazing Low-Calorie Pumpkin Custard

Decadent Low-Calorie Pumpkin Custard is the perfect low-calorie dessert for the holidays. Many of us look forward to having pumpkin pie once a year on Thanksgiving but we may not want all the extra calories. Give this recipe a try – you’ll get all the pumpkin pie goodness with 1/2 the calories.  If you want a lighter dessert, but still want all of the flavors of your traditional pumpkin pie, try making this simple pumpkin custard instead. This pumpkin custard is basically a pumpkin pie without the pie shell. In fact, pumpkin pie is a fairly healthy dessert option, and it is even healthier if you don’t use the pie shell, which is made mostly from butter. Enjoy pumpkin custard throughout the fall season, since pumpkins are in such ready supply you can easily use fresh pumpkin, or use canned puréed pumpkin if you are short on time or can’t find fresh pumpkin.

Crab Stuffed Portabello Mushroom Burger

Crab Stuffed Portabello Mushroom Burger Recipe This Crab Stuffed Portabello Mushroom Burger is a family favorite twist on the traditional burger. Rich crab paired with a meaty portabello is so delicious. Crab Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms with Blue Cheese This recipe...

Potatoes Au Gratin Tart

Potatoes Au Gratin tart is the perfect combination of cheesy, creamy and garlicky. A great compliment to grilled and roasted meats and poultry. They look as good as they taste and make an elegant addition to any meal.

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.

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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