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Acquiring a Taste for Wine – How to Properly Enjoy This Elegant Beverage

Even if you drink wine regularly, you might not have a developed taste for it. Drinking box wine from your local supermarket does not mean that you know wine, but if you would like to acquire a more elevated taste for this extremely elegant and at times sophisticated beverage, the process is…

Things To Know Before Taking Out A Personal Loan

Personal loans are designed to give individuals a rapid influx of cash when times are hard. They offer people a way to acquire the necessary capital to carry out some home renovations or to pay off debts and raise their credit score.

Of course, as with any other…

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Teal Pumpkin Project

Have you heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project?  It is a worldwide movement to create a safer Halloween experience for all kids.  It is about raising awareness of food allergies and promoting inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season.



My boys do not have food allergies, and like any…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on October 9, 2017 at 7:27pm — No Comments

Trunk or Treat

Have you heard of Trunk or Treat?  It is an alternative to Trick or Treating.  A group of people gather typically in a parking lot, they decorate the trunks of their vehicles and instead of going door to door for candy and treats the kids go trunk to trunk.  I like to explain it as Halloween Tailgating.   
As a host of a trunk you can pass out candy, prizes, have games like bobbing for…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on October 6, 2017 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Fall Decorating on a Budget

Fall is here!!!  During September you start seeing all the Fall decorations go up for sale in the stores. I am a summer girl it usually takes me until the middle or end of September to get in the mood for Autumn.  The weather start’s getting cooler, it starts getting darker earlier and then I am ready to embrace all things pumpkin spice and put up my Fall decorations. 



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Added by Jessica Briggs on September 27, 2017 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Our First Family Camping Trip

Our family took our first camping trip with our four boys this past August, we had a great time.  I thought I would share some things I found helpful, my camping checklist and the two things I wish I would have taken. 

Growing up we went camping often, and I have so many great memories of our camping adventures.  I am not what you would call the outdoors type but camping and being outside in…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on September 19, 2017 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Tips for Class Room Parents

Now that it is September most kids are all back to school by now.  If you have kids I’m sure you have helped or been asked to help in their classroom. I know there are moms and dads who are very involved in PTA or as a room parent.  I also know there are parents who don’t know how they can find the time to get involved in PTA or the classroom.  There have been times when I have been very involved…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on September 6, 2017 at 8:47pm — No Comments

6 Tips to Get Your Kids Back on Track for their School Sleep Schedule

Have kids going back to school?  I know after staying up late and sleeping in for summer break it can take some time to get back into the groove.  Here are 6 tips to help your children adjust back to their school sleep schedule.

1. If possible start two weeks before school starts, going to bed earlier and getting up at the necessary time.  Starting ahead of time allows you to adjust their…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on August 16, 2017 at 3:29pm — No Comments

National Family Meals Month

In honor of National Family Meals Month, I am sharing a fun family recipe.  A twist on your Mama’s lasagna by making Lasagna 'Grilled Cheese' using Cucina Antica pasta sauce. This month falls in line with back-to-school and reminds us to bring families back to the dinner table, to share time together and a good meal!

Cucina Antica sauces are a great option for National Family Meals Month.  All…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on August 11, 2017 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Tips for Preparing for Back to School

Have you seen the back to school supplies at all the local retailers?  When I first see the school supplies going up, I usually do not feel ready for back to school; yet as I look at the calendar and each day passes I know it will be here before I know it, so it is easier if I just embrace the change and get in the back to school mode.  



I hope you all have had a fun summer vacation!  Here are…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on July 24, 2017 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Tips From our Trip to Sea World, San Diego

San Diego is absolutely beautiful and there is so much to do there.  Our family recently went on vacation to San Diego, we have been many times before and every time I visit, I am reminded of what a great place it is for families to vacation.  There are a ton of beaches, amusement parks and so many things to do. 
While in San Diego we visited Sea World, this was our second time taking…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on July 13, 2017 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day | DIY Cow Costume

Calling all Chick-fil-A-Fans!  Cow Appreciation Day is Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from restaurant opening until 7 PM!  What is Cow Appreciation Day you ask?  Cow Appreciation Day is Chick-fil-A’s largest, single-day customer appreciation event and celebrates the quick service chain’s iconic “Eat Mor Chikin”™ Cows. If you dress in a cow costume you…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on July 5, 2017 at 1:43pm — No Comments

20 Legoland Tips

We recently visited Legoland CA in Carlsbad near San Diego, CA and I thought I would share 20 Legoland Tips to make your trip awesome!

1. Purchase tickets before you go, not at the gate.  Check on-line for deals, use a coupon I have seen a couple different ones in the free Lego…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on July 3, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Keeping Kids Cool and Hydrated During Summer

I was on Fox 40 News in the morning to share about Keeping Kids Cool & Hydrated you can view the segment here: http://bit.ly/2sTgsb0.
This past week in Sacramento we had a week of over 100 degree temperatures.  It is important to stay hydrated all the time but I know during summer with swimming, summer camps, vacation or beach trips it is easy to forget…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on June 28, 2017 at 10:09pm — No Comments

National Scrambled Eggs for Dinner Day

I love using those 'National Day's' for fun inspiration with my family, great for food/recipe ideas, incorporating fun craft ideas, and just celebrating the day.  Recently there was National Scrambled Eggs for Dinner Day; I was on Good Day Sacramento this morning sharing about this, you can view the segment here: Eggs for…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on June 28, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Our Visit to Legoland CA

Our family recently visited Legoland CA in Carlsbad near San Diego for the first time and we had a great time.  Before going I had heard from a few people that it is a park geared for younger children and that you only need one day at the park.  My boys are 10, 8, 6 and 2 and all love Lego’s so I thought they would be the perfect age.  You can definitely see the park in one day if that is the only time you…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on June 28, 2017 at 9:50pm — No Comments

Studio 40 Live | National Men's Health Month

This week I was on Studio 40 Live talking about National Men's Health Month sharing tips on how you can help the men in your life be pro-active about their health.

You can view the segment here: http://bit.ly/2tm6AVl



I am surrounded by men I have…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on June 21, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

June National Men's Health Month

June is National Men’s Health Month, timely with Father’s Day in June.  This post is to encourage you to be an advocate for the health of the men in your life.  I’m grateful for these National months and days; it gets the conversation started for us.

I have many men in my life that I value and pray they live a long and healthy life.  I have my husband the love of my life, I am a mom to four…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on June 20, 2017 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Celebrate Father's Day

Father’s Day is today and I hope you are able to enjoy time with the father figures in your life.  If they are not near, call them; thank them for investing in your life.  Mark on your calendar three months from now to invite them over for dinner or send a "thinking of you" card.  I am blessed to have many father like ones in my life.  I have my dad and father-in-law near us, my pastor who is a…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on June 18, 2017 at 11:53am — No Comments

Stick with Your Budget During Summer!

I know when summer is here it is easy to get caught up in vacation mode, relaxing, and spending more time with family and friends.  It is easy to see others posting on social media pictures of where they are visiting and it stirs you to want to go away too.  I want to encourage you to stick to your budget even though it is summer time. Stay on track with your financial goals if that…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on June 12, 2017 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Intentional Dinner Conversations

My husband and I recently participated in the Ziglar 7-Day Family Challenge from Ziglar Family. One of the challenge topics was "Communication". They shared on the practical importance of family meal-time and the importance of making daily connection really count. 

As a family we typically eat dinner together as a family 4 days out of the week.  I would have…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on June 9, 2017 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Marriage Tip

Marriage Tip | "Don't count the things you do.  Do the things that count." -Zig Ziglar



Today May 30th my husband and I celebrate 14 years of marriage!  We have had many times of bliss and also many times of choosing to walk in love and grace. No marriage is perfect, I encourage you to make it your aim to make your marriage the best you can by investing in…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on May 30, 2017 at 3:48pm — No Comments

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