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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

Memorial Day Weekend Sacramento County Fair | May 25-29, 2017

I had the opportunity to attend Media Night at the Sacramento County Fair before it was open to the public, I had so much fun!  You definitely want to go out and visit the Sacramento County Fair this Memorial Day Weekend at the Cal Expo Fair Grounds May 25-29, 2017.  



We have the perfect weather just in time to enjoy the rides, shows, food, and so…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on May 25, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Sacramento 2017 County Fair

30 Years of Fun Fair Food – Corn Dogs, Pizza, and Entertainment

This year the Sacramento County Fair is on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-29, 2017.  I will be attending a media night next week before the fair is open to the public and will share on my blog and social media channels all my fun finds, be sure to follow along on social media and check…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on May 23, 2017 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Money Saving Tips

When I meet with people about their budget, many times people think there is no where else they can find money to help pay off debt, or save for a vacation.  

Here are some places that I have had to re-evaluate over time when I needed to adjust our budget.  These areas are good to look at even if you are debt free or have a good budget that you work with…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on May 22, 2017 at 4:35pm — No Comments

DIY Patriotic T-shirts

With Memorial Day around the corner, I wanted to share how to make these easy DIY Patriotic t-shirts with your kids. You can also use them for 4th of July!



I made these shirts with my four boys last year, and I love the way they turned out. They wore them to our local Memorial Day Parade.



I usually buy Patriotic shirts for them to wear and you can find a ton of shirts for $5 or less at Old Navy, Walmart, Kohl's and…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on May 17, 2017 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Patriotic Jello Cups

These Patriotic Jello Cups are perfect for your Memorial Day and 4th of July barbecues. They are really easy to make which is my kind of dessert. We have made these for quite a few years and my boys still ask for them every year.  They look so pretty and festive too.  



What you need:

Berry Blue Jello

Strawberry Jello

Cool Whip

Strawberries and…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on May 16, 2017 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Free and Cheap Things to do This Summer

Here is a list of free and cheap things to do this summer with your family.  This list especially comes in handy if you are…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on May 15, 2017 at 3:06pm — No Comments

8 Tips for a Stress Free Summer

Summer is quickly approaching we have three weeks of school left and I am so happy about that!  I love Summer, I love the warmer weather, I lived in Phoenix, Arizona for awhile, I don't mind the heat.  What I most enjoy about summer is spending time with my kids. Summer gives me a greater opportunity to enjoy them, we are not rushed with school, homework, and other activities.  



Here are some…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on May 8, 2017 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Host a Cinco de Mayo Party on a Budget

I am collaborating with my friend Diana at PantryOverflow to help you 'Host a Cinco de Mayo Party on a Budget'.  



I am going to be on Fox 40 News in the morning on Wednesday, May 3rd with Diana from …

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Added by Jessica Briggs on May 2, 2017 at 12:31am — No Comments

Cinco de Mayo Rice Krispie Treats

I love Rice Krispie Treats!  I thought it would be fun to make Cinco de Mayo Rice Krispie Treats for our Cinco de Mayo Party.



I made these Patriotic Rice Krispie Treat Pops from 'Kid Friendly Things to Do'  for 4th of July last year and I thought I'd adjust it to mini size using my…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on April 28, 2017 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe

I love chips and salsa!  Whenever I show friends how to make homemade salsa they are always amazed at how easy it is to make.  If you have never tried, I encourage you to try this easy recipe.  

You can add or omit according to your taste.  I know some people do not like cilantro, I happen to love cilantro so adjust the recipe for your family.
I do not think my salsa is too spicy,…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on April 27, 2017 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Cinco de Mayo DIY Photo Booth

Create your own DIY Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Photo Booth Station.  Your friends and family will have a blast snapping pictures and selfies.  

My boys love taking silly photos.  I have done photo booth station's at my kids birthday parties and I say it's for the kids but the adults have so much fun with it too.
Creating your own Photo Booth Station is a inexpensive way to have fun…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on April 26, 2017 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Easy Mexican Buñuelo Recipe

Last year my son had a culture day assignment where he wrote on our family Mexican heritage, he made a paper Mexican doll, and he could bring in a treat to share with his class.  I decided to make buñuelo’s for him to bring in.  



My grandmother and my mom make "real" buñuelo’s with homemade tortilla dough and they are delicious.  I decided to take the easier route and use store bought flour…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on April 26, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Cinco de Mayo Fun for Kids

Are you hosting a Cinco de Mayo party or maybe have a "Culture Day" at your kids school? Here are some fun and easy ideas that would be great to do with kids!



I have four boys and most of my friends have kids as well, so if we have a get together or party, I like to plan something for the kids to do.  I normally have board games, coloring pages and…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on April 26, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

National Teacher Appreciation Day-DIY Crayon Wreath

National Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday of the first full week in May, the entire week is celebrated as Teacher Appreciation Week.  This year that is May 1st through May 5th.



I encourage you to plan with your children to do something…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on April 18, 2017 at 5:14pm — No Comments

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