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What I Do Every Morning to Stay Focused and Grounded

by Jillian Leslie on

I've been asked to write a post by Quaker Oatmeal about how I reward myself everyday and maintain a healthy, happy lifestyle. As a mom, staring my own company, my days are pretty hectic.  I feel like I'm always switching gears and changing hats.

But the one thing I do every morning, is take ten minutes and visualize. I visualize my day ahead, what I hope to accomplish, and how I'd like the outcomes to be. I also visualize my longer term goals for myself and my family. And if I'm worried about something, I try to reframe it so that I'm not in fear. I picture myself moving through whatever the situation is with grace and confidence and coming out the other side happy.

FREE African American Valentine's Day Printables from Love Party Printables

by Jillian Leslie on

Ana of Love Party Printables has done it again! She's created another adorable set of her "Little Children" Valentine's Day party printables, and this time with African American children. How sweet!

The collection includes: straw flags, cupcake toppers, napkin rings, “Be My Valentine” banner, water bottle labels, tented cards, invitations, gift tags, labels, favor tags, and mini cake bunting.

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DIY: How to Make Easy and Adorable Valentine's Day Cupcake Toppers

by Jillian Leslie on

My good friend, Lynlee, from Lynlee's Petite Cakes, makes some of the most incredible fondant creations out there. Lucky for us, she's sharing some of her secrets by teaching us how to make these incredible Valentine's Day cupcake toppers. For those of you who are a little intimidated by fondant (and I have to admit I fall into that camp), this is the tutorial for you (and me).

So without further adieu, here's Lynlee, the fondant queen, in her own words...

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Tangy, Spicy, Crunchy Baked Buffalo Wings

by Jillian Leslie on

What could be better for a Super Bowl party than delicious, messy, juicy Buffalo wings!

Here's my husband's favorite Buffalo wings recipe. We try to make them a little healthier by baking them (and this way you don't have to worry about the hassle of frying), but I promise you do not sacrifice on flavor. You still get all that tangy, spicy, crunchy goodness!

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