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Quick and Easy Left-Over Cake Dessert
Your guests will never know it was a last-minute idea! That is, unless you tell.
Last night I was really craving something sweet. After rummaging around in the pantry, I decided to bake a yellow cake. Since I’m really trying to cut back on calories I just left off the icing. It was just the thing to curb my sweet tooth.
I love being Resourceful in the kitchen.
What’s your latest resourceful dessert you’ve made?
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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island. All opinions are 100% mine.
Puerto Rico is a 5-star vacation destination filled with world-class attractions. Whether you’re a golfer, foodie, the adventure type, or a beach (rum) bum, Puerto Rico has everything that you want in a nice relaxing vacation.
No need for Passports or foreign money required.
Just hop on a plane and go!
I mean, who wouldn’t want to go with Puerto Rico having 270 miles of beautiful coastlines. These gorgeous coastlines have been featured on the Travel Channel in their list of Top 10 beaches to visit.
One of the beaches is Flamenco Beach in Culebra, often cited as one of the best beaches in the world. It’s breathtaking.
Flamenco Beach has picture-perfect white sand framed by green rolling hills. Flamenco Beach is one of the most beautiful places in all of Puerto Rico. Here you will find tranquility as you lay soaking up the sun and splashing in the multi-hued water as you create your 5-star vacation story making memories you will never forget.
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Summer will be here before we know it and that means families will be heading out to the lake and pool to enjoy the warm weather. Many happy memories will be made, but there are dangers lurking.
One of the biggest dangers in the warmer months are drownings, drownings that can be prevented.
Did you know that drowning is one of the leading causes of death in the United States? 3,533 people die as a result of drowning each year and most of those deaths are children under the age of four who drown in backyard swimming pools.
When I was a child, I almost drowned. This is why I’m extra, extra careful around the water. I had five children and made sure they all learned how to swim at a very young age. Even though they knew how to swim, I never ever took my eyes off of them around the water. One can never be too careful. I’ve heard so many horror stories about kids drowning in a pool with a parent only a few feet away. Because I care so much about this issue and how important it is to prevent drowning, I’m sharing Tips on Water Safety and how to Help Prevent Drowning by the US Swim School Association.
US Swim School Association: Tips to Help Prevent Drowning
Preeminent swim school organization advises parents to begin water safety with kids at 6 months
To help educate children, parents, families and swim instructors on preventive measures to avoid a drowning incident, US Swim School Association (USSSA), the preeminent swim school organization in the country, has compiled the latest life-saving water safety and swim instruction tips to help educate the public on how to prevent drownings.
There are several standard water safety precautions recommended to parents including: keeping children under constant supervision, enrolling children in swimming lessons, knowing CPR, having pool fences and barriers installed. In addition to these vital steps, USSSA has created a list of tips parents can use to build extra layers of protection for their children around water.
Drowning Prevention & Water Safety Tips
Create a verbal cue for your toddler or child that must be given by you before he or she can enter the pool.
Never allow your baby/toddler in the pool without a swim diaper.
Create a process the child must go through before entering a pool such as putting on a swim diaper, a swimsuit and applying sunscreen.
Never use flotation devices or water wings when swimming or when teaching kids to swim.
Children should learn to swim without goggles. Teach your children to open their eyes under water; if they fall in they can find the side of the pool or a step and get out safely.
For very young children practice having them put their entire face under water in the bathtub and blow bubbles to build their comfort with water.
Create a water safety plan for your family and have water emergency drills with your kids covering how to recognize the signs of someone struggling in water and what to do in this type of emergency.
Make sure your guests and kids’ friends know your pool rules before they go outside and get in the pool.
Start swim lessons at 6 months of age and continue them year-round at an US Swim School member location.
Always make sure your children wear life-jackets on boats, personal watercraft and in open bodies of water.
And my own personal tip. Never take your eyes off your child. While your child is in the water that is not the time to party or become distracted by talking and hanging out with your friends. You can do that after your child is out of the water and in a safe place.
For more information on USSSA, details on becoming a member of the nation’s leading swim school organization, or to find a USSSA affiliated swim school near you, visit: http://www.usswimschool.org.
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Do you love receiving freebies in the mail? I know I do. I especially love receiving samples of products to try before I buy them. This way I know if I like the product or not. So I’m excited to tell you about Sample Source.
SampleSource allows you to try products with free samples, so you can make smart shopping decisions. It is as easy as registering, filling out a profile, and picking samples you would like to try whenever they are available. Sample Source will ship them right to your home. And the best part? It is 100% free!
I received my box of Free Samples from Sample Source.
I received a bottle of Colgate Total Advanced mouthwash, toothpaste, TUMS Freshers Antacid and coupons. The sizes of the samples were bigger than I expected. A lot larger than most sample sizes.
If you would like to sign up to receive Free Samples visit Sample Source. Fill out a little information and you’re on your way to receiving Free Samples in the mail.
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Buying from the bulk bins at the grocery store is a great way to save money on your food bill. By buying Bulk you’re not spending anything on packaging. You are able to purchase the exact amount of food you need without any going to waste. Did you also know that Bulk foods are on average 89% lower in price than packaged goods? And saving money is a good thing. I love that I can buy the exact amount I need of a product without all the extra packaging. And I personally like the look of my food in pretty glass jars and containers.
That’s not the only reason to shop the bulk bins. By purchasing Bulk foods you are helping the environment which helps to keep waste out of the landfill. That’s a win win for everybody.
I know at our house we end up with about two to three full garbage cans a week. I’m not proud of that at all and having been trying to decrease the output of waste at our house. So I’m taking the pledge! The pledge to purchase bulk foods once a week during the month of April for Earth Month.
Bulk is Green Council (“BIG”) would like everyone to Love Bulk Foods for April and in appreciation for you taking the pledge you will be entered to win a prize pack filled with everything you need to create a natural pantry stocked with foods from the bulk bins (approximate value $75). Winners will be drawn once a week during the Earth Month. Winners will be drawn once a week during the Earth Month.
Are you ready to help save the environment, eat healthier natural foods, reduce food waste and save some money?
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As a homeschooling family, we use lots of paper, especially graph paper for Math and Art. No matter how many times I purchase graph paper it seems to go missing right when we need it. So I went in search of a Resourceful Solution that would allow me to print off what I need instead of having stacks of paper laying around that gets misplaced and goes missing.
The Resourceful Solution?
Free Printable Graph/Grid Paper
Save yourself money and a trip to the store with these free printable graph/grid papers right from your computer.
I found a few different sites that allow you to print the size and kind you need. Below is the list of resources we use for Free Printable Graph Paper.
Print Free Graph Paper- Free printable graph/grid papers.
Types of graph paper available: Cartesian, Engineering, Polar, Isometric, Logarithmic, Hexagonal, Probability and Smith Charts.
Incompetech- You will find a huge selection of all different types of graph/grid papers here.
Types available: Squares, Triangle, Hexagonal, Circular, Polar, Asymmetric, Specialty, Writing and Note-taking.
Donna Young- This website has been around since 1998 and is filled with many valuable homeschooling resources and printables. You will spend hours here finding inspirational homeschooling information and a wealth of homeschooling resources.
Types of free printable paper: Math Paper, Number Line Paper, Graph I and Graph II papers, Scale and Coordinate Grids.
Math Aids- This is another great resource for all your math needs. You can create math worksheets for all levels of Math. They also offer Free Printable Graph/Grid Papers of every kind you’ll ever need for homeschooling.
Here are the types of printable Graph/Grid Paper available: Standard, Single Quadrant Coordinate Plane Graph Paper, Four Quadrant Coordinate Plane Graph Paper, Polar Coordinate Graph Paper, Logarithmic Graph paper, Horizontal Number Lines Graph Paper, Vertical Number Lines Graph Paper, Cornell Notes Template, Writing Paper, Notebook Paper, Dot Graph, Trigonometric Graph Paper-Zero to 2 Pi and Trigonometric Graph Paper-Minus 2 Pi to Plus 2 Pi.
I hope these resources will help aid you in your homeschooling adventures. Enjoy!
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Homeschooling a 7th grader can be trying at times, especially when it comes to conquering middle school math. We have been using pre-algebra and algebra text books that I purchased at a local homeschool bookstore, but there were no worksheets included. So I searched all over the internet and came across a great math resource at DadsWorksheets.com that is 100% Free and I love Free!
Dads Worksheets Is run by a Dad of two daughters. You will find 7,465 worksheets… and counting! There you will find Free Printable Math Worksheets for all grades and ages.
We are using the Pre-Algebra and Geometry Worksheets on a daily basis. The best part is they all come with an answer key. My son has also been doing the Investment worksheets too.
When you arrive on the Dads Worksheets website, you can access all the math worksheets on the right sidebar. Click here to quickly access all the Math Worksheets for all categories.
I have collected more free online homeschooling resources that I will be sharing as we complete our 7th grade homeschooling year. So be sure to check back daily for updates and/or subscribe to my newsletter so you won’t miss another post.
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I received the Holiday Cloud 9 Sample Box for Review! Cloud 9 Sample Box is a monthly subscription service that sends out lot’s of goodies each month filled with variety of sweet treats, crunchy munchies, and beauty products to try. This is the perfect subscription for you if you’ve always wanted try different products without …View full post
Simply Potatoes Review With my son back in school and after working all day, I turn to Simply Potatoes to help put meals on my dinner table. I hate peeling and cooking potatoes from scratch and with Simply Potatoes I have ready to cook and eat potatoes saving me time and helping me to make …View full post
Tortillas to The Rescue Cookbook by: Jessica Harlan Press Release: What’s the one item you should always have in your fridge? Tortillas! Not only do tortillas have a long life, they’re incredibly versatile. Want proof? Check out Tortillas to the Rescue. This cookbook features more than 100 recipes for delicious breakfasts, snacks, wraps, main courses …View full post
GoDog™ The best dog toy you will ever buy! My dog LuLu loves her toys, but the problem is she chews through them within a few days of me giving them to her. I have tried all kinds of brands in my search to find a toy she couldn’t tear apart, but have had no …View full post
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My family and I were given the opportunity to review Unreal Candy, but before I tell you about my review I would like to tell you a little about Unreal Candy and how they came up with this idea. The story behind Unreal Candy started when Michael and his son Nicky got into a disagreement …View full post
I really don’t listen to music all that much unless I’m in the car or need some background music while I work and one of my favorite Musicians is singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young of Owl City. My favorite all time song from Owl City is Fireflies. Love it. So I when I had the opportunity to review Owl …View full post
Loving Pets Grill-icious All-Natural Dog Treats Review My dog LuLu loves her treats, but she is a little picky about what she will eat. So when I had the opportunity to review the Loving Pets Grill-icious Dog treats, I couldn’t wait to put them to the test and see if my dog would eat them. …View full post
Cool Gear Review I’m always on the look out for the perfect cup with lid and straw, because when I’m working at my computer I can’t take a chance of my cup of water spilling and ruining my PC. I have purchased all kinds of brands. Some expensive and some really cheap and have yet …View full post
CLOSED WINNER: Henrietta When it comes to eyeglasses it can really put a dent in your budget, so finding affordable eye-wear that still maintains the high-quality you are looking for can seem impossible. That’s why I’m so I’m excited to share with my readers 39DollarGlasses. I had the awesome opportunity to review 39DollarGlasses so that …View full post
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Posture Plus Contour Memory Foam Pillow Review Sleep is essential for a person’s health and well-being, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Yet millions of people do not get enough sleep and many suffer from lack of sleep. I am one of those of people. So I was excited to receive the Posture Plus …View full post
The Safe Glow LED Dog Collar Review Have you ever been driving on a dark street then suddenly come up on someone walking their dog and you almost hit them? Or a dog runs out in the street and you don’t see them until it’s almost to late? This has been a worry of mine …View full post
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Resourceful Blogger has partnered up with Hershey’s to bring you this Hershey’s Halloween Candy Review and Giveaway! October is my favorite month of the year. I love the cooler weather, the beautiful fall colors you see displayed on the trees as they give one last dress rehearsal before the leaves are shed for the winter. And …View full post
We’ve been busy around here cleaning up from the Christmas holidays and getting ready for New Years. Tonight we decided to take a break and have family game night. We are having CVS Gold Emblem Premium Snacks and playing the new Hasbro game Funny or Die. The Funny or Die game was hilarious and a …View full post
I have a love hate relationship with my bathroom scale, but not for the reasons you think. The problem I have with my old style scale is that I can’t see how much I weigh. The old scale I have is not digital and has the arrow with lines and I have to bend down …View full post
Wantable Intimates Box Review- Dec. 2013 Wantable is a monthly subscription service offering three different monthly subscriptions: Makeup, Accessories, and Intimates. So when Wantable offered for me to review one of their boxes I said yes, but I had a hard time deciding which box to choose. I ended up choosing the Wantable intimates box in hopes …View full post
I love popcorn. It’s my go to snack whether or I’m on a diet or not. Popcorn is one of those snacks I always stock up on and keep in the pantry, so you can imagine my excitement when I was offered the opportunity to review Rocky Mountain Popcorn. My popcorn arrived within two days …View full post
Stunner of the Month A Monthly Cool Fashion Eyewear Club Stunner of the Month Club is a subscription service that sends out one new pair of sunglasses to its subscribers every month. You can choose from a selection of Women’s, Men’s, or Unisex sunglasses. And the cost: Only $9. But that’s not all. This includes FREE SHIPPING! …View full post
Tricia Goyer, popular christian author and homeschooling mom of six kids knows a thing or two about balancing family and work. In her book Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom, she shares her experiences and wisdom from a Christian perspective with tips for finding balance in your life without giving up your hopes and …View full post
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The Zumbies are a cool new toy that comes on a key chain so that kids can attach them to their backpacks or wherever they want. Each comes with a collectors card. There are Twelve Zumbie Dolls available. Each Zumbie has a special power that brings Good Luck JuJu. Unlike the Traditional Zombies, the Zumbies …View full post
I received a pair of FitFlop Shoes to review from Sole Provisions in order to share my experiences with my readers. I love shoes, especially shoes that are not only stylish, but comfortable. For me, if a pair of shoes are cute, but pinch my toes or rub my heel, they sit in the back of …View full post
When I first heard of Lamby Lamb Pants I was intrigued and once I discovered more, I was amazed that someone didn’t think of this product sooner. Lamby Lambpants is an adorable plush toy that has had a run in with a dog resulting in a bottlecap eye. Ouch! Despite his circumstances Lamby Lambpants is …View full post
I’m excited to share with you the Ninja! My new Ninja Ultima Blender! Can I say, wow! This baby can do just about anything. I’ve been experimenting with it for the last few weeks and now I’m obsessed. You can juice! You can blend! You can chop! You can make snow! You can make ice …View full post
Get PetBox is a monthly subscription service you can order for your pet. Get PetBox sent my dog a PetBox for December. I saved the box to give it to her for Christmas. She felt so special and a part of all the Christmas activities at our house since she got to open something to. …View full post
Lay-n-Go LITE Activity Mat I recently had the opportunity to review the Lay-n-Go® LITE activity mat. It is an 18 inch travel/mini activity mat that converts into an easily transportable satchel allowing for a quick and effortless clean-up of small toy pieces in seconds. At first I wasn’t sure how useful it would be, but I can …View full post