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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 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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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....

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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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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.

Quick and Easy Hash Browns Recipe

This quick and easy hash browns recipe makes serving hash browns stress free and so fast. Now you can serve hash brows at any breakfast. For me hash browns are a must have for breakfast, I don’t want home fries. I want the perfect shredded tender crisp goodness of hash browns. Plus there are so many ways to customize hash browns. Let’s make breakfast.

Brie with Lemon Curd Beggars Purse Recipe

Brie with Lemon Curd Recipe. Brie pairs well with just about any jam, jelly or curd. I love the combination of lemon curd, rosemary, and brie for these little appetizer bites.

Delicious Simple Grilled Corn-on-the-Cob

I can still remember the first time I tasted grilled corn on the cob. It was a 4th of July barbecue in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, there were giant grills filled with corn-on-the-cob. To serve they just pulled back the husks, dipped it in a can of melted butter, sprinkled it with salt. Try my simple grilled corn recipe.

Spicy Cajun Bloody Mary Cocktail

Spicy Cajun Bloody Mary is a spicy adaptation on the classic. Topped with shrimp, cornichons, and blue cheese stuffed Tabasco olives.

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.

Chicken Salad Wonton Cup Recipe

Chicken Salad Wonton Cups Recipe. Chicken salad is a classic. Pop chicken salad in a wonton or phyllo cup for a beautiful and tasty appetizer.

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.

Kelly’s Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich

Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich is an iconic sandwich from Louisville, Kentucky’s Brown Hotel. The perfect for your Kentucky Derby party.

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.

Irish Sherry Trifle

Irish Sherry Trifle

This Irish sherry trifle filled with berries, Irish sherry and cream is the perfect dessert to finish of any meal or St. Patrick’s Day

Throw the Perfect Picnic in the Park

Throw the Perfect Picnic in the Park

I love to throw parties, but honestly, sometimes I just don’t want the mess at my house. I want a simple get-together, that I can enjoy as much as my guest. Parties at a park are the perfect solution, for entertaining without the hassle and stress. Learn To throw the perfect picnic in the park. Simple and Stress-free.

Shoot for the Stars Backyard BBQ Party

Shoot for the Stars Backyard BBQ Party

What’s better than a nighttime backyard BBQ. This shoot for the stars Backyard BBq party is perfect for graduations or celebrating any type of achievement. String lights across the yard to create a festive mood. Hang stars around the yard. Hang balloons from string lights or trees.

Awesome and Simple Graduation Party Ideas

Awesome and Simple Graduation Party Ideas

Need awesome and simple graduation party ideas? Pick a theme from the list and get complete instructions for creating the perfect party to celebrate your grad. Your grad has worked hard to get to this moment, celebrate their achievement by throwing an awesome party stress-free party.

White Sangria with White Peaches, and Strawberries

White Sangria with White Peaches, and Strawberries

White Sangria with White Peaches and Strawberries is refreshing and easy to make cocktail for your next barbecue. Make a pitcher or 2 the night before your BBQ. I love sangria and this one is especially unusual. Try different fruit combinations or mixing white wine with a sweeter white zinfandel. This is a definite make in advance recipe. You need time for the syrup to chill before blending with the wine. I make mine a day in advance to let the flavors blend.

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