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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 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.

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.

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 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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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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This is me hangin’ out on the boat – it’s an absolutely gorgeous day in the Florida Keys – doing what wannabe mermaids do best…splashing in the waves + soaking up the sun. Life’s amazing.

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Spanakopita – Spinach and Feta Cheese Phyllo Cups

Spanakopita – Spinach and Feta Cheese Phyllo cups are the perfect little bite for an appetizer party or served as a first course or side dish served alongside a greek salad or other Mediterranean dishes.

Fresh Georgia Peach Lemonade

Having lived in Georgia there’s nothing like fresh Georgia peach lemonade. The smell of peaches still reminds me of hot hazy summer days in Atlanta.

New Orleans Style Remoulade Sauce

New Orleans Style Remoulade Sauce is a must for authentic shrimp and oyster po-boys. This spicy sauce is great served with crab cakes or shrimp cocktail.

Cream Cheese and Hot Pepper Jelly Appetizer Bites

Cream Cheese and Hot Pepper Jelly Appetizer Bites. This favorite appetizer gets an update by stuffing the filling into pre-made puff pastry shells.

Butternut Squash Wontons Fried Sage and Goat Cheese

Butternut Squash Wontons with Fried Sage and Goat Cheese are the perfect little appetizer bite. Velvety butternut squash with crispy sage and creamy goat cheese. Yum.

Hard Blackberry Sage Lemonade Cocktail

Try this Hard Blackberry sage lemonade cocktail. Blackberry sage lemonade is amazing on its own but with the addition of vodka, it’s the perfect summer cocktail. Herbs and fruit make a refreshing base for this hard lemonade. A hint of fresh sage makes this lemonade special.

Tropical Spinach and Papaya Salad

Tropical Spinach and Papaya Salad with Macadamia Nuts is the perfect partner for any grilled fish or chicken dish or add crab for a light dinner salad.

Slow Cooker Sweet Heat Spice Rubbed Chicken

Slow Cooker Sweet Heat Spice Rubbed Chicken is the perfect low-calorie, set-and-forget slow cooker chicken. Serve on salad or with fresh veggies.

Sautéed Caramelized Sweet Plantains

Sautéed Caramelized Sweet Plantains is a traditional South America and Caribbean side dish. It pairs perfectly with jerk spiced dishes and other Caribbean dishes. They add a little bit of sweetness to balance spicy main dishes. Use plantains that are fully ripe they should have heavy black spotting to a completely black skin. Try these bananas in place of potatoes with your meal, you’ll like it!”

Holiday Cranberry and Champagne Punch

For a delicious stress-free holiday punch try this recipe for Cranberry and Champagne Punch. It’s super festive and super easy to make.

Coconut Rice with Curried Bananas and Cashews

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.

5 Easy Easter Menus For Any Lifestyle

5 Easy Easter Menus For Any Lifestyle

5 Easy Easter Menus for Any LifestyleSpring is in the air, flowers are blooming, the weather is warming.  Easter is a time of rebirth and the perfect time to gather friends and family to share a fun and festive meal.  Try one of these 5 Easy Easter Menus. 5 Easy...

Brunch, Boat and BBQ Birthday Party for Your Guy

Brunch, Boat and BBQ Birthday Party for Your Guy

Throw a Brunch, Boat and BBQ Birthday Party for Your Guy. For your guys birthday, it’s time to invite friends and family to spend the day celebrating and enjoying his favorite activities. For my husband, that means getting the adult kids together and spending the day on the boat followed by a casual super easy barbecue.

Best Paloma Recipe – Tequila, Fresh Pink Grapefruit

Best Paloma Recipe – Tequila, Fresh Pink Grapefruit

The Worlds Best Paloma Recipe – The perfect combination of Tequila, fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice, and lime, salt-rimmed & topped with a little club soda. A Mexican vacation in a glass. This might be Mexico’s most popular tequila drink. This drink is traditionally made with Mexican grapefruit soda, but I think it’s too sweet so I started making this with fresh pink grapefruit juice, a little simple syrup, and club soda. 

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