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Today I’m 32. How the heck did that happen? I feel good this year. I feel like every year just gets better and better. I thought I’d do a little throwback for you today.

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Here’s to kissing 31 goodbye! Happy Friday! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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Tomorrow is my favorite holiday! I was born on Thanksgiving so it’s only fitting since I’m a turkey baby. Today the boys and I are going to clean the playroom and then do a fun craft. I love that they are home from school the rest of the week. I’ve got my turkey in the fridge thawing. I can’t wait to cook it up tomorrow morning.

We will be having Thanksgiving lunch this year. John has to work so we will celebrate a little early. I won’t tell you my thoughts on Black Friday here. But if you are in need of anything for your home hhgregg is having some crazy deals tomorrow night! Just remember to be kind to the employees if you do go out shopping. They are spending time away from their families to bring you these great deals.

This year and every year I am thankful for so much. I am blessed beyond what I deserve. I have a healthy family and warm, loving home. I have wonderful friends. I have a husband that goes above and beyond to provide for us. We have all the necessities and much much more. I am truly happy and my heart is full.

I hope Thanksgiving finds you in a good place this year. I hope you are able to spend time with your loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving to your turkeys from mine!

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Did I get your attention? I do not know anyone who does not like a pedicure. Pampering for my feet, at home? Where do I sign up?! I was super excited when I learned about Amopè Pedi Perfect. I do not always have time to make an appointment at a salon. I do, however, always have time for an at home pedicure.

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Pampering my feet is one of the ways I relax. Refreshed feet make me feel good. The Amopè Pedi Perfect and the foot cream are new products I found in the foot care aisle at Target. They are changing the way we take care of our feet. It is giving us smoother, healthier feet from the comfort of our own homes. You do not even have to change out of your pajamas.

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I don’t know about you but an at home pedicure sounds like the perfect night in. John loves when I pamper his feet. He is on his feet all day running around at work. He was more than willing to be my test subject. Logan wanted in on the action. Of course I only used the cream on his feet. It adds moisture and everyone could use some of that this time of year. He kept telling us that his feet were really soft. You can tell a huge difference between John’s feet in the picture below.

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Healthy, smooth, pretty feet give you the confidence to strut your hottest heels. I love the way I feel in a pair of gorgeous heels. I do not wear them often but have fun when I do. The at home pedicure by Amopè makes me want to wear them more often. I enlisted the help of a few of my friends. I asked them to show off the shoes that showcase their feet the best. These are the shoes they slip on when they are feeling confident about their feet. Everyone should #RespectUrFeet.

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My friends have some really pretty feet :) I will definitely be taking great care of my feet thanks to Amopè and #CollectiveBias. My feet will be healthier and smoother from this day forward. Take a look at the people on your Christmas list. I bet you have at least one person who would love to receive Amopè Pedi Perfect. You (and them) can thank me later!

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This post is sponsored by United Healthcare in an effort to educate people on taking charge of their health. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

It’s almost December! And with the last month of the year everyone gets busier. It can be easy to get thrown off your normal eating habits. But if you plan a little bit you can avoid this. I love grab and go meals and quick healthy snacks. Things that I can put in a baggie and throw in my purse are the best. Especially with the wilds. I love to have a healthy snack option for them when we are out running around.

These Banana Nut Cereal Energy Bars are perfect! Hop on over and watch the video. They take just a few minutes to make. I will have to make a few modifications with Logan’s peanut allergy. I love the idea behind them. No bake?! I love snacks I can throw together quickly without much fuss. It makes my life so much easier.

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Food prep can go a long way. With a little preparation you make sure you stay on your healthy track. Having meals and snacks readily available will keep you from hitting up all the temptations while you are out. Don’t got out with an empty stomach. If you have the time at least eat something small before you hit the road.

Do not forget your water. Having water on hand will keep you hydrated. It will also keep you from purchasing empty calorie drinks. People forget to add up the calories they are drinking. Those can add up really fast before you know it. Keep your water close and drink it often while you out and about.

What’s one of your favorite no fuss on the go healthy snacks?

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My favorite holiday is a week from today! I’m a turkey baby (I was born on Thanksgiving) so it’s only fitting that it’s my favorite. I love all the food. I could eat a whole box of stuffing in one sitting. I can also cook a mean turkey. I learned from my momma. The best part is that we are taking a day to celebrate our blessings and what we are thankful for in our lives.

I have always loved Thanksgiving. I have many warm memories of Thanksgivings past. I hope my boys grow up to love it as much as I do. I love doing holiday crafts with them. I try to find crafts that are easy and do not require a lot of supplies. I want it to be as fun for the boys as it is for me. If things get too complicated they get frustrated.

I’ve told you about my love for empty toilet paper rolls before. I hate throwing them out. For this craft you need empty paper rolls, construction paper, googly eyes, scissors, and tape. You can also use glue. I’m a instant gratification person. I hate waiting for the glue to dry so I’m a tape user all the way!

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Supplies:

Empty paper roll
Brown, Orange, Red, & Yellow construction paper
Googly eyes
Scissors
Tape or Glue

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Directions: Cut out the brown paper so that it will cover the paper roll for to be the body. Next cut out the feathers from the orange, red, and yellow paper. Cut out a nose from the orange paper. Cut out a gizzard from the red paper. Tape or glue the brown paper around the roll. Next arrange your feather how you want them to look. Tape or glue them to the back of the roll. Next tape or glue on your turkey face pieces. That’s it! Easy right.

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One of things I am most thankful for this year is the friendships I’ve made. I am so blessed to have met so many wonderful people since we’ve moved to Richmond. We have more friends than ever and I am so thankful for every one of them. Life is much more enjoyable when you can share it with loved ones. I’ve been trying to teaching the wilds the importance of friendship by leading by example.

Netflix has some great title to help with this lesson:

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1. Bob and Larry:VeggieTales in the House
2. Bert and Ernie: Sesame Street: Elmo and Friends
3. Bo and Dezzy: Bo on the Go!
4. Justin and Olive: Justin Time
5. Tod and Copper: The Fox and the Hound 2
6. Clifford and Elizabeth: Clifford

And keeping with the friends theme here….ALL 10 seasons of “Friends” hits Netflix January 1st!!

What are you thankful for this year?

This post is sponsored by Netflix. I am a proud member of the #StreamTeam. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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