The holidays are a great time to show the ones you love and/or appreciate how much they mean to you. One way to show your love is to bake up some goodness to share with them. It doesn’t have to be a time consuming or elaborate recipe, something as simple as a batch of homemade cookies. You may need to make multiple batches to share, but thankfully this twist on Grandma’s Snickerdoodle Cookies is easy to whip up and bake in no time at all.
Parties and shopping and family, oh my. The holidays are famous for increasing stress levels which can decrease our enjoyment level. To help offset the stress you might want to try some mediation. Wondering how mediation can you during the holidays? Here are four great reason to start a meditation practice now! By meditating during the holiday season, it calms and relaxes you, but can also give you more energy.
This post was sponsored by Milk-Bone® as part of a Two-Post Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I’ve been traveling for the past month on press trips and acting as my mom’s nursemaid. Mom is still struggling with her health which requires daily check-ins. Because my life is a bit crazy the trips and my moms care ended up having me on the road back to back without any stops at home. That meant a month without seeing Alan or my best furry friend, BB.
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