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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.

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....

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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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10 Amazing Lemonade Recipes

Nothing says summer like Lemonade. Try one of these 10 Amazing Lemonade Recipes to kick-up your summer lemonade game. Cheers!

Steamed Alaskan King Crab with 3 Dipping Sauces

Steamed Alaskan King Crab is a super easy, stress-free entree to serve for any special occasion. Whip up one or all of these 3 Dipping Sauces to serve alongside.

Lobster, Shrimp, Clams, and Mussels in a Spicy Garlic Wine Sauce

Lobster, Shrimp, Clams, and Mussels in a Spicy Garlic Wine Sauce is the perfect entree for a romantic dinner for new years or Valentine’s day. Try this elegant and easy stress-free dinner for your next special occasion meal. Serve with crusty bread to soak up the yummy sauce.

Simple Scrambled Eggs with Roasted Peppers

This Simple Scrambled Eggs with Roasted Peppers is the perfect breakfast or brunch dish to serve a crowd. Roasted red peppers pair perfectly with eggs.

Citrus Brined Grilled Turkey

Once you've tried this citrus brined recipe you'll never roast a turkey in tehoven again.  The brine keeps your turkey moist and delicious.  Plus, if you are like me you have lots of other dishes that need the oven space, with the turkey on the grill you now have your...

Red Hot Bacon Blue Cheese Burger Recipe

Red Hot Blue Cheese Burger with Homemade Onion Rings Recipe I love this burger.  Gooey Blue Cheese, Peppercorn Bacon, Buffalo BBQ Sauce, and an Onion Ring make this Red Hot Bacon Blue Cheese Burger Recipe a real winner. Let's get cooking! It has all my favorite...

Easy Chili Con Queso Party Dip

This Easy Chili Con Queso Party Dip will be a hit at your next party, potluck or camping trip. This spicy cheesy goodness is addicting. Serve with tortilla chips.

Crab and Brie Wonton Recipe

Try Crab and Brie Wonton appetizer bites for an easy to make and elegant appetizer for your next party, potluck or holiday get-together.

Stuffed Turkey Burger with Pesto and Bacon

For a lighter burger option try the Stuffed Turkey Burger with Pesto and Bacon recipe. the feta cheese adds a nice salty flavor. This Stuffed Turkey burger will be a welcome addition to your backyard barbecue.

How to Make Cajun Seasoning Mix

How To Make Cajun Seasoning Mix I like to know what's in my spice mixes and am not crazy about ingredients I can't pronounce. So I never buy spice blends.  I make a large batch of this Cajun seasoning mix and store it a glass bottle so I have it ready when I need it....
Café Brûlot – New Orleans Flaming Coffee

Café Brûlot – New Orleans Flaming Coffee

Café Brûlot – New Orleans Flaming Coffee is a very impressive way to finish a wonderful meal. In many of New Orleans grand old French-Creole restaurants, like Arnaud’s, Antoine’s or Galatoire’s this is the grand finale of the meal. Flaming brandy-spiked coffee spiked with a touch of citrus and cinnamon.

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.

Burgers and Brews | Memorial Day Cookout

Burgers and Brews | Memorial Day Cookout

"Burgers and Brews" Memorial Day Cookout Throw a backyard cookout to celebrate Memorial Day and National Hamburger Day. Plan a Burgers and Brews Memorial Day Cookout. What's more American than a burger cooked on the grilled enjoyed with an ice cold beer? Happy...

Make the Perfect Pitcher of Grapefruit Mimosas

Make the Perfect Pitcher of Grapefruit Mimosas

How to Make The Perfect Pitcher of Grapefruit Mimosas If the Mimosa isn't the official drink of brunch - it should be.  I love the traditional OJ and champagne mimosa, but right now I'm loving this super easy to make Grapefruit Mimosa.  Learn how to make the perfect...

The Perfect Strawberry Basil Margarita Recipe

The Perfect Strawberry Basil Margarita Recipe

  The Perfect Strawberry Basil Margarita Recipe I'm a bit of a purist when it comes to margaritas but I love cocktails that use herbs in interesting ways.  This one is amazing, the muddled basil is a refreshing twist on a classic.  Don't like basil, just leave it...

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