First Day of School Snack – Chalkboard Rice Krispies

Happily Blended Features Chalkboard Krispies

That first day of school has happened for some of you out there, but for us it’s closer to the end of August. With that being said I am quickly on the search for ways to make after school snack time easier. I am a work from home Mom who thrives on balancing the ever demanding client schedule plus motherhood schedule. Once back to school season hits here in our household, I will be adding a few things to my schedule. We have a back to school night for all three kids, soccer season will be in full swing and […]

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5 Day Countdown – To One Year Anniversary

About Brandy Ellen

This coming Saturday will be our one year anniversary and boy it seems like portions flew by while other days went by slowly. We have had ups and we have had downs. There are many things about this relationship that were new for both of us. For starters, I never had much luck trying to date someone who didn’t have their own kids in the past. It just wasn’t something I had felt like venturing into again. I also ended up not having such luck dating someone with kids. To be fair, it seems I have had a blend of […]

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How to Make Apple, Walnut & Blue Cheese Bruschetta

How to Make Apple, Walnut & Blue Cheese Bruschetta

With the arrival of Fall comes the idea of pumpkins and apples. In the Happily Blended household we usually venture off apple picking. Wellwood Orchards in Springfield, VT is our go to for New England style apple picking. Last year we picked something like 20lbs of apples and plan to do the same this year. Once have completed the apple picking adventure, I always want to try out new recipe ideas. With that being said, I am going to share how to make Apple, Walnut & Blue Cheese Bruschetta with you all … Apple, Walnut & Blue Cheese Bruschetta Ingredients: […]

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Saturday Blog Sweeps Linky August 13, 2016

Happily Blended's Saturday Blog Giveaways Linky

Good Saturday morning to you all! What do you have to add this week into the Happily Blended’s Saturday Blog Giveways linky? We hope you add some pretty nifty ones so that we can head over and enter a few! Click Image Below to Read last Week’s FAQ Session: How Can You Make Money Blogging Without a Website? Oh and if you want to go ahead and tweet your giveaway to my over 25k followers? Click here to auto-post a tweet over on my @brandyellen Twitter feed for an intro price of $3.95. Every Saturday morning you will have this […]

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What Were Your Blogging Startup Costs?

FAQ: How long until you had a decent following and what was your start up costs like?

Welcome to my Weekly FAQ Session This week’s question is: What Were Your Blogging Startup Costs? Here I will feature questions asked by readers, social media connections and others who simply message me on Facebook Messenger to ask questions. Rather than spending hours upon hours answering emails and explaining each question to one person at a time, I am hosting a weekly FAQ Session so that we can all learn together. Coming soon: we have another advancement on this FAQ session coming by end of 2016, keep your eyes peeled! What Were Your Blogging Startup Costs? Initially I had no […]

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Sometimes You Have to Step Away From Family #siblings

Sometimes You Have to Step Away From Family

There’s a huge piece of me that believes you stick by family regardless of who they are, decisions they make and how they treat you. As time has gone on and I near the age of 35, have a great work from home business that I built from the ground up and three kids to think about, I have realized family isn’t what I always thought it was. There is something more to be said about having a family member who is constantly selfish and does nothing but drain you each time you are around them. I hate that I […]

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Don’t Fear Running Will Cause Arthritis

Don't Fear Running Will Cause Arthritis

Don’t Fear Running Will Cause Arthritis Many runners are concerned that their exercise routine and other competitions that they partake in as part of their love of running are starting to deteriorate the health of their knees. Whilst many may worry that the wear and tear of running will ultimately ruin your knees or create a higher risk of osteoarthritis, research actually suggests that runners are reducing their risk of bad knees and osteoarthritis by running on a regular basis. According to Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) Rheumatologist Alicia Zbehlik, MD, MPH, ‘A runner tends to be leaner on average and the lower […]

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5 Trendy Ways to Wear a Gold Heart Necklace

5 Trendy Ways to Wear a Gold Heart Necklace

Wouldn’t it be great to be chic and glamorous? Wouldn’t it be great to be the one who always has the trendiest outfit or look? You may be scrolling through images on Pinterest, fashion websites or your friend’s feed on social media and are wondering what those girls have that you don’t. Image goes a long way toward affecting how we perceive others and vice versa. While you may be tempted to deny it, your fashion choices go a long way in influencing various aspects of your life. One study by Forsythe in 2006 showed that fashion choices influenced the […]

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Go For Gold: Add A Touch Of Luxury To Your Bedroom

Go For Gold: Add A Touch Of Luxury To Your Bedroom

If you want to add a bit of luxury to your home, then the bedroom should be the first priority. This is the place you relax in at the end of a long day and that splash of luxury could be the difference between you getting a good night’s kip and not. Nothing quite says luxury more than gold either. But that doesn’t mean it’s simple. Do this badly and you could end up with a gaudy or over the top room that undermines what you were trying to achieve. So, how do you do this properly? Consider the bed […]

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How to Be Proactive for Back to School Mornings #blogginggroove

Happily Blended How to Be Proactive for Back to School Mornings

That time of year is quickly approaching, back to school season. I am aware of it because so many bloggers are sharing their back to school tips, tricks and must haves. Just the other day I decided to share a few back to school essentials. Today I am going to discuss how to be prepared for back to school mornings. We all get a little lax in the Summer season, there’s no school and while some may work outside of the home, we here work from home so the schedule is a minimal one for the length of Summer break. […]

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