DIY Bag “Seatbelt” Clips for the Car

Keep your bags and belongings from flying on the floor in your car with these Bag "Seatbelt" Clips for the Car. They are really easy to make!

You are driving along the road.  Suddenly, Sam the Squirrel darts across the lanes of traffic and you SLAM on your brakes to avoid squashing him! Sam is saved! Next thing you know though, the entire contents of your bag that was on the front seat is all over the floor of the car. It is inevitable that something really small that you NEED rolls under a seat and is almost impossible to retrieve.  Does this scenario sound familiar?!? I would bet that something like this has happened to almost every driver on this planet.  I know it has to me, and I have found a really simple solution.  These DIY Bag “Seatbelt” Clips for the Car take minutes to make, are simple to use, and keep your things perfectly organized and safe.  You will never have to crawl through your car on your hands and knees again!!! 
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Meet Up Monday Link Party #101

 

1-meet-up-mondayHey all!    I hope you all had a great week!  First and foremost, I would like to apologize for being a bit inconsistent over the summer.  Things have been really busy, and I have not been able to post as consistently as I normally do.  I was in Iceland and then off the grid in the Western USA as I watched the Solar Eclipse 2017!  PLEASE don’t think I forgot about you in any way.  In fact, quite the contrary! I am back in NY now and I’m excited to party with y’all regularly again from this point on! So link up, invite a friend, and let’s start supporting each other’s talents once again!

What projects have you been up to this week? ! Link up your recipes, ideas, and creations so we can all check them out!  Join in with me and share and comment on the posts so share the love and to keep this party growing!  As always, I will feature 3 posts and the most clicked post as well!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the new and improved Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE.   SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!    Also, follow along on my  INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, and/or TWITTER accounts to follow along with my new and exciting posts!

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Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip with Toasted Pecans

Celebrate the autumn season with this amazingly simple, but sophisticated Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip with Toasted Pecans. DELICIOUS!

Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip with Toasted Pecans

In need of an easy dish that will WOW crowds immediately? This Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip with Toasted Pecans will put the Jack in the O’Lantern!  Celebrate the autumn season with this amazingly simple, but sophisticated tasting dip. It took me five minutes to whip together.  It is very versatile and transportable which is a great bonus.  You can adjust it to your taste and be creative with delicious additions.  The creamy texture mixed with the pumpkin and spices will please all that taste it.  The crunch from pecans add something special to the dip as well. What are you waiting for? Dive in….. (more…)

Meet Up Monday Link Party #100

 

1-meet-up-mondayHELLO All!   I hope all of our friends in Florida and in all other affected areas are hunkered down and SAFE!  Thinking of you all and please let me know if I can help you if needed, in any way! 💜

I apologize about last week’s party for those who had trouble linking up.  I actually have no idea what happened to disable the ability to link to the party and nothing I did fixed it!  Hopefully this week, all will go smoothly and we will have a rockin’ party! 🙂   What projects have you been up to this week? ! Link up your recipes, ideas, and creations so we can all check them out!  Join in with me and share and comment on the posts so share the love and to keep this party growing!  As always, I will feature 3 posts and the most clicked post as well!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the new and improved Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE.   SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!    Also, follow along on my  INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, and/or TWITTER accounts to follow along with my new and exciting posts!

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Hearty, Healthy Vegetarian Bean Chili

This Hearty, Healthy Vegetarian Bean Chili heats you up from the inside, out. Carnivores LOVE this chili too. It's a one pot recipe, easy to make!Greetings from an Autumn Wonderland here in NY.  It is now September and the temperature is dropping! Last night it was in the 40s,  and the air is crisp and nippy just begging for me to make my favorite fall recipes!  Cool temperatures, crunchy leaves, and this Hearty, Healthy Vegetarian Bean Chili is what defines the autumn season for me here in NY!  Heats you up from the inside out.  Carnivores will LOVE this chili as well.  It’s a one pot recipe, taking only a few minutes to prep, which leaves me plenty of time to relax and enjoy the season.

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Meet Up Monday Link Party #99

 

1-meet-up-mondayHELLO FRIENDS!  Meet Up Monday Link Party IS BACK!  Thanks for understanding why we were not here the past few weeks.  We sure did miss you all, but we were out gallivanting in the west, watching the Solar Eclipse 2017, and were enjoying being 100% unplugged and out of service hiking around the mountains! It was such a great trip.  Be sure to check out my post of Solar Eclipse 2017 HERE. Now, back to reality, and to having some fun right here at home mingling with y’all!  Be sure to join me on my  INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, and/or TWITTER accounts to check out more of our adventures! 🙂

What projects have you been up to this week?  Link up your recipes, ideas, and creations so we can all check them out!  Join in with me and share and comment on the posts so share the love and to keep this party growing!  As always, I will feature 3 posts and the most clicked post as well!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the new and improved Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE.   SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!

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Solar Eclipse 2017- Viewing Totality with a Clear Sky

On August 21, 2017, I experienced one of the most amazing things of my life thus far! I viewed Solar Eclipse 2017 in its totality with a PERFECTLY clear sky! Here's how having a geologist-husband, driving 2,500 miles one way, and the perfect conditions made this experience possible...

On August 21, 2017, I experienced one of the most amazing things of my life thus far!  I viewed Solar Eclipse 2017 in its totality with a PERFECTLY clear sky! Here’s how having a geologist-husband, driving 2,500 miles one way, and the perfect conditions made this experience possible…

Years ago, Mike my husband, told me that we would be somewhere along the line of totality to see the Solar Eclipse 2017.   This past year, the planning began.  Since we are both teachers and have the summers off, we decided that we were going to hop in our Pickup Camper and go to the perfect location to view the eclipse.  Of course Mike researched the science behind this and determined that the Wyoming/Teton area was statically one of the best places along the path of totality to have the lowest chance of clouds or rain- 9%. So out west we went….We WERE seeing this thing!  When we left we had no definite plan of the spot we would be at about 11:30AM on the 21st, but we had all the freedom we needed as we carried our “home” in the bed of our Tacoma.  We knew that cities along the path would be mobbed.  We knew that campsites in the path were going for HUNDREDS of dollars each. (It was RIDICULOUS).  We wanted to steer clear of the madness.  Luckily, we were able to meet up with our long-time scientist friend, Brianna, and were invited to stay at her friend’s brother’s house in Driggs, Idaho.   I got a sense that the “planets were all aligning” and the viewing was going to be AMAZING! :)… Everything was falling into place… (more…)

DIY Whipped Body Cream made with Mango Butter

Slather on this Whipped Body Cream made with Mango Butter to soothe, moisturize, and nourish your skin! It is light, creamy, and SO amazing!

DIY Whipped Body Cream made with Mango Butter

If you know me, you know that I make virtually all of my own skincare and body care products. I’m a little obsessed :).  Well, I am at it again after getting my hands on some of this FABULOUS Mango Butter.   I usually use a high quality Shea butter as an ingredient in many of my DIY products.  After getting my hands of some of this LUXURIOUS mango butter, I had to give it a try in place of the Shea butter.  The result-  still AMAZING!   The major difference I found was that the Mango Butter was a bit lighter in weight than the Shea Butter, so if offered a slightly lighter feel while slathering it on.  Choices….  I love the choices I now have! 🙂  This recipe is a must try for some seriously smooth and moisturized skin!
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Strawberry Maple Smoothie- Perfectly Sweet and Simple

 Welcome in springtime with this Strawberry Maple Smoothie! Made with strawberries,maple syrup,water, and ice,it is the perfect mix of simplicity and flavor.
Fall is coming soon to NY,  and that means the season of maple syrup is coming near!  I am so excited! I’m getting ready…. I had a ton of strawberries from early summer in the freezer that needed to be used up. Into the blender they went, along with some homemade maple syrup, and a few other ingredients and I had myself a delicious treat! This Strawberry Maple Smoothie has simply the perfect amount of sweetness and simplicity.   You must try it…

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