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I've been promising you guys a new makeup tutorial, and here it is - a beautiful DIY mermaid mani! It's so perfect for Summer, and I promise you, it's quite easy to do. I was so inspired by the samples I recently received from Nail Social Nail Brand. I have to say, when I first saw the colors, I knew they were a little bit out of my typical comfort zone. Honestly, I haven't worn sparkly blue nail polish since college, which was quite a while ago for me. For years I've stuck with pinks, reds, and purples; with the most adventurous of my manis being hot pink (and only when hot pink was very on-trend). None the less, I was ready to try this "24K Mermaid" polish. Objectively speaking, as blue sparkly nail polishes go, it was pretty after all.

It was beautiful on, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that under different lighting it went from a true blue to a sparkly greenish blue that looked even more...mermaid-ish if you ask me. When it came time to take i…

Easy Whipped Pumpkin Cheesecake


I'll be honest, I don't always make everything from scratch. I consider myself an advanced cook and a dedicated foodie. However, since I've had children, life gets crazy, especially during the holidays

Sometimes I need a last-minute dessert for a dinner party or holiday meal, but I'll be damned if I pick something up from a bakery on the way to a party. And even whenever I do have time time make something totally from scratch, sometimes I just don't feel like it.

My new go-to recipe for a last-minute dessert that will wow guests is my semi-homemade, no-bake pumpkin cheesecake.

INGREDIENTS

*2 C pumpkin puree

*2 C whipped cream cheese

*1 tsp ground cinnamon

*2 tbs pumpkin pie spice

*1/3 C light brown sugar

*1 vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla extract

*pre-made graham cracker crust

INSTRUCTIONS

*Blend ingredients on high until smooth and pour into graham cracker crust. Garnish top by sprinkling with nutmeg and cinnamon. Chill at least 30 minutes.


If you're making these for a dinner party you're hosting, pamper your guests with individual mini pies. You should be able to find pre-made mini graham cracker crusts in the baking aisle at your local grocery store, or you can make them in a jar like this one reader did here.



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  1. I take it there's a bit of reorganization going on, hence several blogs turning up all at once?

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    1. Yup! A whole lot! I'm almost done and ready to start adding new content this coming week.

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  2. Oh my goodness that looks yummy and easy! Will need to try with Gluten-free graham cracker crust.

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  3. Did you use 2 cups of the "whipped cream cheese" that they sell OR did you use 2 cups of regular cream cheese and whip it?
    Thanks!

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    1. Hi! I use the prepackaged "whipped cream cheese" for this recipe. You could use regular cream cheese, but using the pre-whipped cuts out an extra step. Whether you buy it whipped or whip it yourself, it has to be whipped to get that light, fluffy texture. As far as price difference, I've seen a lot of bloggers suggest making it whipped at home is cheaper, but the generic brand at my local grocery store has pre-whipped that's actually cheaper, so it depends on what's available in your area. If you already have plain cream cheese on hand, just let it come to room temp and mix on high w/whisk attatchment for a minute or so until it's nice and fluffy before you add in the other ingredients. Enjoy!

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  4. ng the pre-whipped cuts out an extra step. Whether you buy it whipped or whip it yourself, it has to be whipped to get that light, fluffy texture. As far as price difference, I've seen a lot of bloggers suggest making it whipped at home is cheaper, but the generic brand at my local gro cctv camera price in mumbai |

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  5. uts out an extra step. Whether you buy it whipped or whip it yourself, it has to be whipped to get that light, fluffy texture. As far as price difference, I've seen a lot of bloggers suggest making it whipped at home is c buy dry fruits online |

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