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RECIPE: Coco[nut] Carrot Cake

RECIPE: Coco[nut] Carrot Cake

  Cake Ingredients: 2/3 Cup Coconut Oil (melted) 1 Cup Sugar 2 Eggs 1 t. Vanilla Extract 1 Cup Flour 1/2 t. Ground Cinnamon 1/2 t. Allspice 1 t. Baking Soda 3/4 t. Salt 3 Large Carrots (grated) 1/2 Cup Raisins 1/4 Cup Walnuts (crushed) Frosting Ingredients: 8 oz....

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Family Getaway: Colorado

Family Getaway: Colorado

This family trip (I don't call it a vacation unless it's going to be relaxing) to Colorado has been on our bucket list for 6 years now. Three babes later and we are finally able to RENT A CAR! We have family scattered all throughout the state, so renting a car to go...

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Farmhouse Renovation: Right On Budget

Farmhouse Renovation: Right On Budget

Projected budget: $175,000 Home's total square footage gutted + renovated: 1900 sq. feet + a 3 stall garage This included everything from a new septic system, to a 10x20' back deck using the best composite there is, to new siding, and a new roof on the home and...

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A Swanky QC Stay: Valentine’s Day

A Swanky QC Stay: Valentine’s Day

[HIP + HISTORIC] Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport, IA  Wine and dine your valentine. Do dinner + cocktails in the convenience of this beautiful hotel at their Bix Bistro. I have yet to order anything dissatisfying from here! Their clam chowder was to die for last time I was...

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Family Getaway On A Budget: Clearwater Beach, FL

Family Getaway On A Budget: Clearwater Beach, FL

Clearwater Beach Lodging.......  $200/night @ 3 nights + $100 cleaning fee =  $700 This price reflects vacationing during "off-peak" season. This price will fluctuate throughout the year for this condo. We stayed at a beachfront condo that I found on VRBO. With 3...

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Emma Hicks is an avid entrepreneur building an empire to inspire people through blogging to launch themselves and keep aiming high. Her free time is spent “picking” the Midwest. Her advice to you: Embrace big ideas and enjoy your life!

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