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Real Mom's Fab Five

by Laura
For almost 3 years I have posted recipes 6 days a week.  When I first Began in April 2008, I was doing posts 7 days a week.  I soon figured out I needed at least one day off.  Well, it is time again where I am finding I need to simply my life to keep up with all my family demands.  I need a little more balance.
So I have been tossing around what to do.  My husband wanted me to just get rid of a post one day a week entirely.  I asked around and a good friend of mine suggested I not drop that day completely but replace it with something simple.  Several ideas were tossed around until I  found something that felt like the right fit.  I finally settled upon a post that would share with you some of the wonderful things that I find on other blogs, websites, etc.
I frequently get asked by some of you what blogs or websites I suggest to use as additional resources so I figured it would be a good fit.  I also do this in a way already through twitter to my “tweeples”  and my facebook fans but not everyone is on twitter or facebook.  So each week I will share my top 5 finds with you.  I’m callin’ it Real Mom’s Fab Five.  It will also cover a broader topics.  Not everthing will necessarily be food related, but I am sure a big bulk of it will.
It may include cute party decor, a easy gift idea, a free download, or a kitchen tip.  It’s just what ever strikes my fancy and as make my way each week.  So this Saturday is the first installment of Real Mom’s Fab Five.

First is this cute way to package up some baking supplies to make an adorable cupcake kit from Nichole from Papertrey Ink.  It is made with a Valentine’s theme but could be changed for any holiday.

Here is a cute decorating idea from Sassy Style Redesign.  I have space just like this above my kitchen cabinets and never thought of doing vinyl like this on the wall.

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Lee Lou blogs offers a free desktop theme each month for free.  This is the cute theme she had for February and she will be coming out with one soon for March.

Then you have to check out this crazy cookie recipe from Jenny @Picky Palate.  I was shocked and amazed with this two ingredient cookie.

Then I found this cute food jewelry at an esty shop called Inedible Jewelry.  So cute.  Don’t you just love the Cheesecake earrings!

Cherry cheesecake earrings

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7 comments

Tausha February 21, 2011 - 8:00 pm

Hey Laura-
Thanks for the shout out! So glad to have found your blog. It’s so very, very, very cute and I am thinking that there are more than a few recipes that I must try! So glad I found you! Don’t worry, we as women all understand what it’s like to juggle a lot of things. Do what you can-all will be well,and most importantly, you will be happier.
We know the phrase if momma aint happy, aint nobody happy, very well at our house! Happy Cooking and thanks again!!

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Sadie February 20, 2011 - 6:56 pm

I think that you could get away with not posting for 2 or 3 days a week. I’ve been a follower of yours for years, but the amount of posts sometimes deters me. I don’t check all my cooking sites every single day. Sometimes only once a week. I tend to gravitate toward the blogs that post 2 to 3 new recipes a week instead of 6 or more. Just a thought for you. Thanks for all the great recipes.

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Mona Hernandez February 19, 2011 - 2:59 pm

Love the new idea and LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog !!!

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Trish Morton February 19, 2011 - 10:34 am

I like this and think it will work well. The links you’ve provided are cute and innovative and I’ll enjoy visiting them!

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Dezi A February 19, 2011 - 9:26 am

Cool. Although that doesn’t really seem “simpler” to me, seems like lots of work to post all that. Thanks though! You rock!!

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Laura February 19, 2011 - 12:42 pm

Oh, trust me it is so much simplier, no photos to take and edit, no dishes to clean and wash to get the photo and cook each recipe, plus come up with a new recipe. See what I’m saying. Glad you like it.

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patti February 19, 2011 - 8:26 am

Enjoy your new “simple” and your family! Thanks for all you do! We will still love you no matter how many days you are with us! LOVE your “Fab Five” also!

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