The Working Mom Chronicles

Taking a spin on work-life balance.

Category: Lifestyle

Crafting Made Easy: DIY Halloween Wreath

As a busy working mom, I sometimes (always) slack off in the holiday decor department. This year is different, though. Aidan is 5, Avery is almost 2. They are at the age where the development of traditions is important. As we kick off the holiday season with Halloween, I have been looking for ways to jazz up my home and make it a tad more festive. I have always wanted to try my hand at a DIY Halloween wreath, but I have never been able to find the time or energy. Well, enough is enough. I put on my determined face and took a trip to Hobby Lobby. Now, I will show you how I made this easy DIY Halloween wreath!
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Hitting the Links at Streamsong Resort

When someone mentions Bowling Green, Florida, what comes to mind?  After my opportunity to hit the links at Streamsong Resort in Bowling Green, Florida, the location has now become synonymous with world-class golf.  It is a course like Streamsong Blue that will truly rekindle one’s love for the game with it’s sheer beauty, flawless layout, and superlative staff.
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Skinny Strawberry Pina Colada Recipe

A few weekends ago my husband, Chris, and I broke out our Ninja blender. I don’t usually put much effort into my drink choices, but I was in the mood for something sweet. He ran out to the store (because he is awesome like that) and got me a Pina Colada mix and some coconut rum. He whipped me up the most delicious Strawberry Pina Coladas that afternoon. The next day, as I was putting away the blender and ingredients, my eyes skimmed over the nutrition information of the mix he bought. Oh. Em. Gee. 180 calories in 4oz of mix?! Add that to the 50 or so calories in the rum, not to mention the added frozen fruit. We are looking at over 1,200 calories consumed in the 4 Pina Coladas I drank! Now, I am not a health buff, but I know THIS is not an appropriate amount of calories to consume in one sitting. I felt terrible about myself, but could not face the fact that I would not be drinking any more Strawberry Pina Coladas this summer; they were just too good. I made it my mission to recreate this delicious concoction into a low calorie version that I could live with, coming up with this awesome Skinny Strawberry Pina Colada recipe.
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