Candied Apple Pie Cheesecake Recipe

candied apple pie cheesecake

This Candied Apple Pie Cheesecake Recipe would be a great make ahead dessert for any event that you have or to spoil the family with. It has me already drooling just thinking about it. I do believe that I’m going to have to make it very shortly for the family as we all love apples and we all love cheesecake. Is anyone else drooling over it???

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Easy DIY Dry Erase Board ~ Chore Chart, Calendar, Homework Chart, Daily Activity Chart Or More #MomHelper #Chorechart #GetOrganized

Daily chore chart DIY Dry Erase Board

We can always use organizational products but they can be expensive at times to purchase. I have made a DIY dry erase board that will cost you only $2.50 to make! It’s easy, fun, functional, and a easy way to organize the family in many ways and you can make more then one to fit all your family needs.

You can see that I made this DIY dry erase board into a daily chore chart. However, you can use them for so many different things that you need. They are easy to hang up where the family can see them as well. You’re able to write on them and then wipe them clean and then write on them again. I’m using mine to keep our daily activities where the family can see them and know what we have planned for the next day. We also have a daily chore chart, a calendar for the month, and a rewards chart for the family. They are all hanging neatly and are easy to change as well as easy to see for the whole family. It cost only $2.50 each to make and they have made everything in our home run smoother then in the past. Everyone can see what they are to do for chores, when homework is due, how far they are away from getting their reward, and what we have going on for the month for the family.

Project materials:

* 8″ X 11″ Photo Frame (purchase at Dollar Tree)
* Packing Tape
* 8 Discontinued Paint Sample Charts from paint store ~ Ask at the paint store for discontinued paint charts and choose the colors you would like for your Dry Erase Boards
* Thin tip dry erase marker (Dollar Tree)

Step 1: The names of the paints will be on the charts, so you will cut the names off, you will want to make sure the names are on either side of the charts and easily removed with plenty of space to use for writing

Step 2: Once you have all the names cut off you will put one chart next to your next paint chart that you want into your dry erase board and then tape the top and bottom. Then put one more piece of tape in the middle. You will do this on the back side of the charts while making sure that the lines on the front of your chart are lined up.

Step 3: Continue to tape all the color charts together till all 8 are taped together. If you choose a larger frame then given you will need more charts to fill the frame.

Step 4: Take off the back of your picture frame and put the charts inside of the frame with color charts facing down. Then replace the back of the photo frame.

Your photo frame is now ready to use as your DIY dry erase board. You will write on it with your dry erase marker and make it your daily chore chart, your calendar or whatever your family is in need of. You can also make it a message board as well if you choose. Then just write on it and you can wipe it off easily at any time and restart your board. It’s such an easy project but helps to keep you organized.

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Make Sure Your All Set For Your Child’s Sports Games This Summer #sports #SportsParents

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It’s that fun time of year almost when the kids sports for the summer will be starting up. The line up of a couple of games a day to watch our kids run around those bases, kicking a goal, kicking a field goal, and having a great time while doing it all. Who doesn’t love seeing those huge smiles on your child’s face after a great game!

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We are going to make sure your very comfortable at the games this summer because that’s very important to have a comfortable family cheer team. I mean let’s face it if you have those metal bleachers they are not the most comfortable things in the world! So we have found the Cascade Mountain Tech Portable Reclining Seat to make those bleachers much more comfortable. If you have a large crew coming to watch the games then the you will love these Multi Seat Portable Folding Team Bench with 4 seats, Multi Seat Portable Folding Team Bench with 6 seats, or the Multi Seat Portable Folding Team Bench with 8 seats. Everyone can be comfortable on these great benches and you can all sit together with no problems. I also love that it folds up easily, goes into a storage bag and can fit right in the trunk as well as leave plenty of room for anything else you need to fit in there.
With any of these comfortable seats your going to be able to enjoy the game and cheer your child on during the games.

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Now that you have your comfortable seating, don’t forget you need to keep your family hydrated during the game! The adorable Personalized water bottles for the family everyone can have their names on them so that they know which one is theirs. They come in a variety of colors as well with your name engraved for you. You also want to make sure that you have plenty of snacks for the family, even more so if you have little tiny ones with you.

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The Coleman 42-Can Wheeled Soft Cooler With Hard Liner will make it easy to have lunch, snacks, and everything that you need handy. I don’t know about you but my kids start from the time we get to the field till we are ready to go home with the “I’m hungry!” or the “I want a snack!”. So I make sure I have healthy options available for them to choose from. I like to pack apples, grapes, and oranges for the kids to choose from for snacks. I also pack raisins in the pocket of the cooler to keep them handy for a smaller snack for the kids. We also pack a clean eating veggie pasta salad, sandwiches, and some other goodies for our lunch like string cheese. We are then ready for the game and to have everything we will need while there. I also pack extra drinks to refill out water bottles with so they stay cold on those hot days.

Your now all ready to go to the field, have a great time watching your child play. No matter what sport your child plays your going to be comfortable, have some great foods for the family to eat and keep them cooled. Not to mention on those hot days keep your child’s drink and the rest of your families drinks cool in those great water bottles with their names on them so that there is not the which drink is mine? I don’t want that one because it’s hers or his! You can have a relaxing day and just enjoy the game.

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How to Talk With Your Teen about Dating Violence #Teen #DatingViolence

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Teen dating violence is not one of the topics that a lot of parents think to cover with their child. You cover stranger Danger, drugs, STD’s, having “the talk” about sex, and other topics that they need to be aware of. However, this is now more then ever a talk that you need to have with your teen. One in three teens are subjected to dating violence but are not making you aware that it’s going on. They believe that it will stop or it’s their fault it’s happening.

If you have a teen it’s time to have a talk with them about dating violence. You want to make sure that they are aware it does happen and what to do if they experience dating violence. You want to open that communication with your teen so they feel comfortable to come to you and discuss it if they are a victim of dating violence.

“I knew to talk with Jen about alcohol, drugs, sex and all those other parenting talks, but I never knew I had to teach her about dating violence,” said Drew Crecente, whose 18-year-old daughter was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. “I did not realize that it was such a pervasive issue at such a young age.”

In fact, 81 percent of parents either do not believe that TDV is a problem – or do not know if it is a problem or not.

In an effort to combat this epidemic, Crecente founded Jennifer Ann’s Group to increase awareness about teen dating violence, as well as provide educational information to help teens, tweens, and young adults identify and avoid abusive relationships through free educational video games.

“Parents have a largely underrated influence in preventing TDV, and it begins with a sit-down conversation, but knowing what to say and how to say it is also important,” says Crecente.

1.Encourage open, honest, and thoughtful reflection. Talk openly with your teen about healthy relationships. Allow them to articulate his or her values and expectations for healthy relationships. Rather than dismissing ideas as wrong, encourage debate, which helps young people come to his or her own understanding.

2.Be sensitive and firm. Parenting a teen is not an easy task, especially when it comes to helping him or her navigate their way through relationships. To be effective, you will need to find the balance between being sensitive and firm. Try to adapt to the changes faced by your child. Be willing to talk openly and respect differences of opinion. Realize that the decisions you make will sometimes be unpopular with your teen – that’s okay.

3.Understand teen development. Adolescence is all about experimentation. From mood swings to risk taking, “normal teenage behavior” can appear anything-but-normal. New research, however, reveals that brain development during these formative years play a significant role in young teen’s personality and actions. Knowing what’s “normal” is critical to helping you better understand and guide young people.

4.Understand the pressure and the risk teen’s face. Preteens and young teens face new and increasing pressures about sex, substance abuse and dating. Time and time again, young teens express their desire to have parents/role models take the time to listen to them and help them think through the situations they face – be that person!

5.Take a clear stand. Make sure young teen knows how you feel about disrespect, use of abusive or inappropriate language, controlling behavior or any forms of violence.

6.Make the most of “teachable moments”. Use video games, TV episodes, movies, music lyrics, news, community events or the experiences of friends to discuss healthy and unhealthy relationships.

7.Discuss how to be an ‘upstander’. Teach teens how to stand-up for friends when he or she observes unhealthy treatment of his or her peers.

8.Accentuate the positive. Conversations about relationships do not need to focus solely on risky behavior or negative consequences. Conversations should also address factors that promote healthy adolescent development and relationships.

9.Be an active participant in your young teen’s life. Explore ways to know more about your teen’s friends and interests. Find activities you can do together.

10.Be prepared to make mistakes. You will make mistakes. Accept that you will make mistakes, but continue to help teens make responsible choices while trying to maintain that delicate balance of being sensitive, yet firm.

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Taco Soup Recipe #Recipe #EasyRecipe

Taco Soup ( We love this recipe it gets me in and out of the kitchen quickly!)

2 lbs Ground Beef (cooked & Drained)
2 cans of Cream style Corn
2 cans Stewed Tomatoes
1 Can of Golden Corn
1 Package of Ranch Dressing mix
1 Package of Taco Seasoning
1 bag of Tortilla Chips
Sour Cream
1 (8oz bag) Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Crockpot

After your Ground Beef is cooked and Drained add it to the Crockpot. Then Drain the juices from the Golden Corn and add to the meat. Add in the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT for the Sour Cream, Tortilla Chips and Cheese. Stir and put on high for 3 hours or you can put it on in the morning and put it on low till ready to eat. Put the Taco soup over the Tortilla Chips and top with cheese and Sour Cream.

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My Amazing Monster Can Help With Being Bullied Or A Child Who is Sick Review #BulliedChildren #Cancer

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When I saw Gobble, My Amazing Monster I knew I had to feature him in our Christmas gift guide! I knew that many parents would love to have him in their home to help their child if they are bullied or if they are a child that goes to the Dr’s or hospitals a lot. It’s such a comfort to the child and parents can find out how their child is feeling and help them to work through their fears, pain, or other emotions they are having. I will be using it with my son’s when we have Dr’s visits.

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My Amazing Monster meets the bully will be available in the fall of 2015, your going to want to keep an eye out for it if your child is being bullied. It’s a great way for them to learn more about why people bully, that it is not their fault that the bully does this, and it will make them feel better. They will also be able to write down their worries and have Gobble the monster eat them up. Once they are inside of Gobble, you as a parent can unzip the back of Gobble and find out what their worries are or their fears and help them. It’s a great way for them to communicate with you without knowing that they are doing it. Gobble can open the lines of communication between you and your child and help them to feel safe and get their fears out in the open as well.

My Amazing Monster Gobble also helps children who are sick with Cancer, EDS, or other chronic illnesses. If they are not telling you about their fears then they can tell Gobble and then you can help them with their fears after you read them. Sometimes children think that they have to be brave and not say when they are in pain, something isn’t right, or whatever the case might be. Gobble can bridge the communication gap and help you to know what your child is feeling and they can get the things they need. My son is a trooper, he doesn’t like to complain or say he is in pain. So Gobble will be helping me to let the nurses and Dr’s know when he is in pain, something is hurting and he isn’t telling me or anything else that he wants to share.

My Amazing Monster comes with a book, a notepad, and a pen for your child to use to write notes to Gobble and share with him. Once Gobble eats them he will take away their worries, fears, and other feelings. It’s a great way for parents to know what is going on with their child and make sure that the communication is open for them to help. This monster is just so adorable, cuddly and soft that your child is just going to love them and so are you!

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Free Ice Cream Cone At Ben & Jerry’s On 4/10 #IceCream #FreeIceCream

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Whooo! Hooooo! Get your stomach ready for a sweet treat! That’s right you can get a free ice cream cone from Ben & Jerry’s today from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. today! So get the family ready to go to Ben & Jerry’s and choose their free ice cream cone. You need to RSVP for your free ice cream cone.

What is your favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor? It’s going to be a fun family day for everyone going to get their free ice cream cone. I have so many flavors that I love at Ben & Jerry’s so it’s going to be tough to choose! Let us know what flavors you ended up choosing with your family when you go for your free ice cream cone. There maybe some new flavors that we need to try!

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Planning Your Wedding? Dress First Has The Perfect Wedding Dress And Bridal Party Dresses #Bride #Wedding #WeddingDress #Ad

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Planning your wedding can be such an amazing experience from finding the perfect Wedding Dress to the tiny details so that your day is everything that you hoped it would be. Shouldn’t you have the dress that makes you feel like a princess on your special day??? dress first is sure to have the perfect dress for your big day from the Dress to the Veil to make you look beautiful on your day. Dress First offers many different styles, from making you look like a princess to more simple designs and lengths for the bride who wants to be beautiful and comfortable on her special day. Your wedding budget will also love their Wedding Dress Prices starting at $112 for beautiful dresses that are sure to make you a glowing bride.

Dress First Bridal party dresses

You will love the Bridal Party dresses that are available to choose from as well at dress first from Long flowing dresses, knee length, to Maternity Bridal Dresses. They have a beautiful selection to match your colors and theme you have chosen for your wedding. Dress First bridal party dresses are starting at $90, your bridal party will love the dresses that you choose as well as the savings for Dress for your beautiful day.

You are also able to purchase Mother Of The Bride Dresses, Bridal Accessories, Reception And Favor needs, and more for your special day to make it completely the way you have dreamed about. It’s your special day and with a budget or not your sure to find everything for your beautiful day at dress first.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Dress First, all opinions in this post are my own.

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How To Make Crock Pot Apple Butter #Recipe #HomemadeGift #AppleButterRecipe

It’s that time of year where there are apples of every kind and everything from sweetness to tart. There are so many great things you can make with them but one of our family favorites is Apple Butter and . It is perfect for the winter season on toast, bagels, even your morning pancakes get a great flavor with apple butter. This is such a simple recipe to make but the delicious flavor will last and last when you can it to have it all winter long. You can also make it in the Spring to have all summer long for a wonderful treat.

It’s always great to have canned foods on hand for the family for when you get sick. There are always easy goodies that you can still make with ease. The family will love the effort that you put into making it for them. Don’t forget the holidays are coming up and they would also be great in a gift basket for family and friends. There are so many great ways that you can use this recipe to bring smiles to everyone’s faces.

If your going to make them for gifts, just add some fabric on top of the jar lids and a little bow to make them adorable. You could also make your own labels for them as well to add some more flair to them and make them look so cute!

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