I’ve had back problems pretty much since they started screening for scoliosis in my middle school.  I was one of the ‘lucky ones’ that had to go see an orthopedic doctor because something ‘didn’t look right.’  Anyhoo, I have had exercises, home remedies,, physical therapy,  you name it, I’ve tried it.  I was even fitted for a back brace by my doctor.  However, I was told that I couldn’t wear it all the time and it would make me look 15 pounds heavier.  Oh, and I wouldn’t be able to bend easily in it.  No big deal though, right?

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Ice cream is one of my favorite desserts but if you remember my resolutions post, I am trying to get to a healthy weight.  I’ve been doing pretty well with my cravings but sometimes I get an incurable sweet tooth.  I refuse to pay more than $2 per carton for ice cream and I am not a fan of all the ‘healthier’ varieties either.  Well, I found the solution to my dilemma.  Frozen bananas with Brookside Dark Chocolate Crunchy Clusters!

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Sometimes I find myself busier during the winter than the summer!  Then other times, it feels like I’m going to kill somebody if I don’t find something to do outside of the house.  As you know, I also pride myself on finding free or reasonably priced events.  I am here to tell you that there are still a ton of fun, free (or low cost) events in your area, even in the winter.  Trust me.  We live in a beach town so if I can find stuff, you can too.  Some of the places that we find things to do include:

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I love planning quick meals for my family that don’t require a ton of prep or time.  Call me lazy if you must but sometimes, I just don’t have the time or energy to create a culinary masterpiece.  For said times, I like to pick up a Campbell’s product to help me prepare a delicious dinner for my family that won’t break my budget.  This box arrived for me and I felt like I hit the Campbell’s lottery!

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