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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Happy National French Toast Day

Thanks to my pals at Post for sharing this recipe!

Happy National French Toast Day!
To celebrate this day in flavorful style, I have a great recipe that is filled with nutritious ingredients like Post Great Grains cereal that you won't want to miss!


Ingredients
3 eggs
1 cup fat-free milk
1-1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
8 slices challah bread, 1/2 inch thick
2 oz. bittersweet baking chocolate, finely chopped
1 large banana, sliced
2 cups sliced strawberries

Directions
1.    Preheat oven to 350°F.
2.    Beat eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt in large shallow dish with wire whisk until well blended; set aside. Place cereal in resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Crush cereal with rolling pin. Dip both sides of the bread slices in egg mixture; place on clean work surface. Sprinkle evenly with chocolate; top with bananas. Dip both sides of remaining 4 bread slices in remaining egg mixture; place over bananas to make four sandwiches. Press together gently. Coat both sides of sandwiches with cereal crumbs; press crumbs firmly into sandwiches to secure.
3.    Place on baking sheet.
4.    Bake 20 to 25 min. or until lightly browned. Cut diagonally in half. Serve with the strawberries.

Tips and Suggestions
Substitute: Prepare as directed, using semi-sweet baking chocolate.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Furnishing the New House

I remember the first time I moved, away from my parents, into my own place. My 2 roommates and I were so excited to finally be adult-ing and out on our own. I remember how easy it was to move... I think it took all of 45 minutes to pack everything and maybe 45 more to unpack it. I mean... I had nothing really!

Now I am so over this adult-ing thing. My family moved 6 months ago into a bigger house. We are still getting settled into the house. Every week something is moved here from there. Everyday notes are made on what we could do, what would look great in this section and each day something else is realized.... a bigger house requires more furniture.

Asides from my gorgeous white leather sofa.... my new place really lacks for furniture. There aren't any recliners, very few end tables and only one lonely lamp....

Speaking of recliners. This one is on my holiday wish list {hint, hint Santa....} 

The Stressless Reno from European Leather Gallery

This would look awesome with my sofa... so wonderful that I actually dreamed about buying this last night. 
There are a few other items I would love to add to the new place, but for me, a recliner that is stylish and modern is number 1 on my list. 

Have you ever moved to a bigger home only to find it looks completely empty due to a lack of furniture? How did you add to your furnishings? Little by little? Did you buy a new set for the living room or maybe a new dining room table? Or did you go second hand? I would love to hear how you filled your new and bigger place!
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Creamy Avocado Pear Banana Smoothie with #PSYUM

This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.

My daughter is kind of a hit or miss girl when it comes to eating her veggies. At the age of 2 Harper has been discovering what she likes and she doesn't like. Right now, she doesn't like her veggies all that much.

We got to try 4 flavors from Pure Spoon, a great new baby food product, and this inspired me to get creative and get my girlie to eat her veggies, without even knowing she was doing so!

Pure Spoon sent me:

Spinach, Pear, & Banana

Sweet Potato & Apples

Creamy Avocado & Pears

Carrots & Zucchini

Pure Spoon offers 9 flavors in reclosable 4-ounce containers. I love that these are freezable and the containers are durable enough to withstand freezing. Pure Spoon is of the first-to-market, cool temperature, high-pressure pasteurized, organic baby food and purees. In a matter of days you will be able to order this yummy pureed food online for your baby, or for dinner time short cuts.

Like I said Miss Thang is particular about what she wants to eat these days. But there is something she can't resist! A smoothie!

Harper really loved this Creamy Avocado Pear Banana Smoothie. It is easy to make and packed full of goodness that little ones need to grow strong!


Ingredients:
1-  4 ounce container of Pure Spoon Creamy Avocado Pear Pureed food
1 medium Banana
1 teaspoon of honey
2 ice cubes
2 tablespoons of greek yogurt
2 tablespoons of milk

Blend all ingredients until the ice is smooth. Pour into a glass (or a sippy cup) and enjoy!

While we are nearly completely off of baby food, I think I will continue to purchase this product because it makes it easy to add a healthy ingredient or two into smoothies and I don't have to worry about fresh produce going to waste.

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Filing Bankruptcy — Some Essentials You Should Know to Handle It Well


Filing a bankruptcy case is not difficult, but it is a thoughtful decision to take. The legal aspects of bankruptcy are complex, and to handle it well, you have to consult an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to take it up on your behalf.

For those who are thinking of filing for bankruptcy, here we will discuss a few directives to accomplish it in the right manner. However, the steps and procedures may vary from case to case when it comes to bankruptcy, and only an experience attorney can guide you through it in real-time. A person who is into this financial situation may need to undergo a lot of stress due to the debt problems. Here we will give some advice to make it quick, easy, and stress free.

Stop using credits

If you are filing for bankruptcy, the first thing you should stop is usage of credit. To make it legally valid, you should not incur any extra credit immediately before filing bankruptcy. If you file such credits to buy luxury goods or services within a few month of filing the bankruptcy, it will not stand dischargeable.

Getting bankruptcy consultation

You can schedule a free bankruptcy consultation with any of the good law groups providing it. In this, an experienced bankruptcy attorney can be assigned to help you. You can discuss your exact financial situation with your attorney, and get advice about filing bankruptcy as well as non-bankruptcy options to resolve the debt problems.

The objective of this consultation is to make you aware of all the pros and cons of bankruptcy filing and the alternate options available to take an informed decision. So be prepared to:

Ask all your doubts related to bankruptcy filing
Check out the long-term implications of bankruptcy
Understand the do's and dont’s of the procedure
Know the feasibility of all other options available to you

Getting needed information

Once you decide to go ahead with bankruptcy, you need to gather all the information on how to file bankruptcy. Your attorney may ask you to fill a bunch of forms, and you may get confused. So, prepare a checklist and guidelines to accomplish each step effectively and without errors


Getting the credit counseling

Bankruptcy Code mandated the requirement for debtors to take the credit counseling course before filing bankruptcy suit. The course can be taken in person, online, or over phone. This is hardly a one hour session. Once you reach up to this level, you can further go ahead and file the case with the assistance of the attorney.

After filing a bankruptcy case, you need to take the next steps very carefully. Some of the major things to note are as below.

Never ignore any lawsuits, which may help you get your creditors a default judgment, which may act against you.
Do share everything with your bankruptcy attorney.
You may want to pay your friends and family first, but in case of lawsuit, doing so may put them in trouble to face the lawsuit.

Another important thing you should know is that if you try to sell off or hide property during bankruptcy, you may probably lose it. If you want to sell anything in order to raise money to pay bills while your bankruptcy lawsuit is running, discuss it with the attorney before doing such things.

Author bio: Lynn McNeil is a specialist bankruptcy attorney working for one of the leading law firms in the USA. To help the debtors and creditors know the do's and dont’s of bankruptcy, she published many articles and blogs on various financial and legal websites.

Monday, November 2, 2015

10 Must Try Pumpkin Pie Recipes

One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is the pie! I can't get enough pumpkin pie! I like how almost every pumpkin pie you sample tastes a little different from the last, but I love when I get to try a pumpkin pie with a twist or a spin to make it unique! If you feel the same about pumpkin pie as I do you won't want to miss these 10 Must Try Pumpkin Pie Recipes!



Pumpkin Yogurt Pie
Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie
Mini Pumpkin Pie with Sugar Cookie Crust
Sweet Potato Pumpkin Kiwi Pie Parfaits
Pumpkin Pocket Pastry
Low Carb Mini Pumpkin Pies
Pumpkin Pie Squares
An Amazing Pumpkin Pie
No Bake Pumpkin Pie
Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Which of these 10 Must Try Pumpkin Pie Recipes do you want to try first? I think I will make the Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie! I love the combination of chocolate and pumpkin. Do you have a favorite pumpkin pie recipe? I would love to hear about it!