Stay Connected on the Web: A Life in Balance

by Barb on December 19, 2014

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In this connected world, A Life in Balance is here, there, and everywhere. I’ll run through how best to connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Pinterest. Stay Connected on the Web: A Life in Balance Facebook: A Life in Balance While Facebook keeps becoming the new, improved Facebook every few months, A Life in […]


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Freebie Friday 12.19.14: Coupons, Offers, and Gift Cards

December 19, 2014

FEATURED COUPONS   All of the newest coupons, and many more, can be found at The Coupon Center. COUPONS.COM$0.75 off any (1) one SeaPak product 8 oz$5.00 off 2 select BIC Razor packs$3.00 off one (1) package of BIC Soleil GlowSAVING STARSave 100% when you buy ONE (1) Milk Chocolate Kit Kat® bar (1.5oz. only). Check […]

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Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve (Free Printable Time Capsule for Kids)

December 19, 2014
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With New Year’s Eve less than 2 weeks away, I decided to start planning a kid-friendly party for New Year’s Eve. My husband and I have always stayed home for New Year’s Eve, especially when our younger 4 were very little. It didn’t seem fair to get a baby sitter and spend lots of money […]

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Festive, Frugal Containers for Holiday Gifts

December 18, 2014
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Planning on making homemade goodies as gifts for Christmas? Now’s the time to think about how those goodies will be wrapped, or not. If you’ve been shopping for supplies all year, including hitting the post-holiday sales, then you’re pretty much set. If not, you don’t want to spend a fortune on wrapping your handmade quick […]

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19 Best New Year’s Eve Appetizers

December 17, 2014
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No New Year’s Eve party for adults is complete without these amazing appetizers! I personally love appetizers because they’re usually less time-intensive to make than a sit down dinner. Guests love them because you can offer more options than you could with a buffet or sit down dinner. Most appetizers can be served at room […]

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Save Time in the Kitchen: Use Leftovers in Every Dinner

December 16, 2014
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Since I first published this post in 2011, I continue to use the strategies I share in this post for saving time at dinner time. We have leftovers for dinner at least once a week, usually twice, plus I always include leftover side dishes before making new ones. I’ve found that even though some dishes […]

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Carob Brownies

December 15, 2014
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While carob is naturally sweeter than cocoa, I think you’ll find these carob brownies are not as heavy and sweet as regular brownies. These brownies require soaking which adds on to the prep time. Now that I’ve tried soaking my flour before making bread a few times, I thought I would tackle a snack/dessert type […]

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Motivation Monday Linky Party #121

December 14, 2014
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Welcome to a new week of Motivation Monday! Last week, 267 links were shared at Motivation Monday. That’s pretty amazing.

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$250 Amazon Giveaway for Christmas! Ends 12/20

December 14, 2014

This week, 24 friends and I have been sharing our best recipes, printables, crafts, decor, and holiday traditions. If you missed the posts, check them out! 25 Blogs of Christmas My friend Steph, from A Grande Life, gathered a group of us together for a fun round up of Christmas recipes, decor, printables, crafts, traditions […]

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68 Mouthwatering! Christmas Desserts

December 13, 2014
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We’ve rounded up 68 Christmas desserts shared on recent Motivation Monday linky parties. With everything from christmas cookies, cakes, and muffins to pies, candies, and dessert dips, there’s sure to be some christmas desserts to make your mouth water and please your guests. Motivation Monday Linky Party: Open Sunday nights at 6:30 pm Christmas Cookies Chocolate […]

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