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25 April 2017

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #223


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Do You Have A Clutter Problem? - FiveSpot Green Living



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24 April 2017

Dreamy Creamy Low-Carb Cheesecake You Will Love ... in a mug!

Finally, a low carb cheesecake that tastes really good and creamy ... and you make it in a mug! #THM  S


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Whenever I want to lose weight, I gravitate to low-carb diets. They work best for me but, even so, I have had a tough time sticking with them. When I finally came across Trim Healthy Mama, I was amazed! There was actually a way to enjoy pretty much EVERY food (except refined sugar) and lose weight? I wanted to know more. As I started to try the recipes, I realized that they taste really good. That was a game-changer for me! 

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So, using the principles I am learning from THM, I put together this cheesecake as an experiment. Could I come up with something that would be a lot like the New York Style cheesecake that I adore?  I followed the guidelines for what is called an "S meal" on the plan. The recipe fits very well for pretty much any low carb plan.  If you are a cheesecake lover, I think you will be very pleasantly surprised! 

Dreamy Cheesecake In A Mug

THM S
Ingredients
2 T cream cheese, softened
1 T sour cream
1 egg
Vanilla Sweetleaf Sweet Drops liquid Stevia* - optional
Tiny sprinkle of fine Himalayan pink salt
1 T chopped walnuts - optional
1 "blop" aerisol whipped topping - optional
1 tsp. butter - to grease the mug

Directions
Grease a microwavable mug using butter.
Using a fork, blend all other ingredients together until smooth-ish -there will be some little lumps from the cream cheese.
Pour the batter into the mug
Microwave on high 30 seconds.
Add walnuts on top.
Microwave another 35 seconds.
Refrigerate till cool.
Top with whipped cream.
Enjoy!


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Ever bake a dessert in a mug?  What is your favorite recipe?

Dreamy Creamy Low Carb Cheesecake in a Mug!
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Ever try Trim Healthy Mama?  I am just a very enthusiastic beginner. I do plan on sharing more of my journey, as I go along. So far, 6 pounds lost. That makes me happy! I have a co-worker, Sarah, who lost 24 pounds her first month and her hubby lost 29!  No kidding!  She is my inspiration. 


Listed below you will find some great websites where you can learn more about the plan. The Trim Healthy Mama plan book and Trim Healthy Mama cookbook are linked, as well.  

NOTE:  This post is NOT a sponsored post. It is strictly my own experience and a good recipe. I am, however, an Amazon affiliate! Anything at all that you purchase from Amazon through links or ads on Ducks 'n a Row will--- at NO additional cost to you -- earn a small commission for me. Thanks so much for placing your Amazon orders through my site. You are such a blessing!

Trim Healthy Mama Website
100 lb weightloss testimony
Sheri Graham
Gwen's Nest
Briana Thomas
A Home With A Purpose 


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23 April 2017

Come To A Link Party - Happiness Is Homemade!

Welcome back to another great week at Happiness is Homemade Link Party!!!
Has Spring finally arrived where you are? It might be slow coming in some places, but our features will hopefully get you in the mood.   hishlogo  
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20 April 2017

Can You Fold A Fitted Sheet? Here is How to Do It!

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Do you know how to fold a fitted sheet? Can you do it well? Personally, I stink at it. I watched this fun video by Martha Stewart, hoping it might help. I cannot say that I have conquered it but seeing Martha laugh her way through the process makes me feel so much better! (Reading this by email? If the video is not there, come to my blog to see the video. Just click on the title of the post.)





So, now what?

Actually, my solution to the dilemma has been to not do it at all.  
My arms are too short.  I mean it.  Did you see how these ladies were stretching their arms to get them into the corners?  At my 5 foot 2 inches of shortness and folding a King Sized fitted sheet? I don't think so. 

So, my answer has been to only own one set of sheets per bed. That way I am FORCED to wash, dry and put them back on the bed immediately. Problem solved!

But, in case you do own more than one set, here is how:

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How To Fold A Fitted Sheet


1. Take two opposite corners of the sheet, inside facing out.
2. Put your hands in each corner and flip one side onto the other hand - in the video she takes the right hand and flips onto the left. Now you have two corners nestled onto your left hand. 
3. With the free hand, slide it down the two open edges and go down to the fold. *Keep your one hand inside those two nested corners.
4. Shake it to get the sheet to straighten out a bit.
5. Slide your free hand straight down the elastic edge to get to the third corner.
6. Tuck in the elastic edge.
7. Fold!
Our 20-something son Zack could have used some lessons.  He let his dog sleep in his bed with him and, therefore, purchased several sets of bed linens to keep it clean (for which we were very glad.)

His folding technique? Balling up the clean extra sets and throwing them in a corner. He is married, now, so his lovely wife can deal with it LOL!


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What is your greatest laundry challenge? 
Let's share some ideas!


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Come To A Recipe Sharing Party

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Welcome, food bloggers!

How this party will help you most:  this party is designed to bring LOTS of NEW TRAFFIC to your recipe posts. 
The only way that is going to happen is if we share each other's recipes on social media. We ask that EVERYBODY pin and yum every recipe. If we do, we all should get lots and lots of fresh exposure to our work every week!  You can even COME BACK and yum and pin some more. Party is open till Friday night for entries but pins and yums continue. 

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18 April 2017

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #222


Welcome to our party! We are so glad you are here. Let's start out with our features - the posts you viewed the most last week!

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Very Popular

Best Ever Macaroni Salad - Lou Lou Girls





Editor's Pick




Now let's get this party started!





Here are our simple party rules...
  • Please follow our hosts on this week's social media. 
  • Please TWEET our party   
  • Add as many of your family-friendly posts as you would like to. No Etsy shops, adult sites or blog parties, please. 
  • Visit others. Let them know you've been there! 
  • If you are NEW,  let us know in the comments so that we can follow you back. ♥  Help us find your posts - tell us what number they are? 
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17 April 2017

Never Lose A Lid Again - Organize Your Plastic Containers For Good

Tonight was the last straw! We were having a lovely family get together and there were lots of leftovers to send home with my guests. Do you think I could find containers with lids? Nope. Lots of bottoms and all the wrong tops. It was crazy! And I blog about organizing?  I should be ashamed of myself.  
As I was rifling through my cupboards, my lovely daughter-in-law said that she got fed up and replaced all of her mis-matched plastic containers with a new style that attaches to the bottom of the container for storage. They call them "easy find lids" and they are designed for nesting, too. She is one smart cookie and I catch on quick. Soon as I learned of her discovery, I made a quality decision...I am going for it! 



Does this scene look familiar? Me, last night, looking for lids! LOL

I searched Amazon (shopping is so easy and quick, especially when you have prime*) and found that Rubbermaid makes them. I love their products so this took no thought at all ...  I ordered this set. It will be here in 2 days. I can hardly wait to pitch all the old ones and start new. How about you? 


*Ever use Amazon prime? Took me a long time to give it a try and I am so glad I did. Orders arrive super-fast and shipping is FREE! Instead of driving around store-to-store when I don't have the time or desire to do it, I shop right from wherever I am. I love it!  GET AMAZON PRIME TODAY









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