Top Tips for Selling Your Old Stuff on VarageSale and Facebook

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Thinking about selling your old stuff on VarageSale, but not sure how to go about it? Or trying to sell and not having much luck? Here are some top tips for selling on VarageSale, Facebook, and other sites around the web so you can get spring cleaning AND line your pockets a little!

Spring Cleaning time is upon us, and as you’re weeding through the stuff that clearly just needs to be tossed, you’re sure to find some hidden gold that is in great condition… but not something you’re willing to keep. That’s where great sites like VarageSale come in, allowing you to sell your unwanted stuff, and make some pretty pennies in the process. Maybe you heard about VarageSale by reading my February Must-Do list, or maybe you’ve heard about it elsewhere, but either way, if you’re wanting to get started selling on VarageSale, Facebook, or other sites, here are some tips to get you started!

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Crock Pot S’mores Lava Cake

This ooey-gooey s'mores cake is perfect for the chocolate lover in your life. It's a perfect lava cake made in the crock pot. What beats slow cooker cake? A chocolatey, rich, lava slow cooker cake, that's what!

Did you quit your New Years’ Resolution diet yet? Promise you didn’t give up chocolate for Lent? Good, then you can have this cake… it’s ooey, it’s gooey, it’s chocolate and marshmallow goodness, and it’s perfect for those intense chocolate cravings. And even better, it’s made in the crock pot, so you can set it, forget it, and come back for that delicious s’mores goodness. If you’re looking for the perfect crock pot cake, this is your best bet!

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Easy Apple Crisp for One or Two

A heart healthy dessert featuring oatmeal ad fresh sliced apples, you'll love this quick and easy dessert perfect for one or two. It's a great, homemade, easy dessert that takes minutes to prepare and tastes fresh!

I love a warm, delicious treat that is pretty heart healthy. I’ve shared my personal story about heart problems, and I do my best to try to stay as healthy as I can, even though I don’t always succeed. But, a dessert like this does help make things a little bit easier. Featuring oatmeal, proven to be heart healthy, and freshly sliced apples, which are a serving of fruit, this is an all-around healthy dish that takes only a few minutes to prepare. Plus, as a dessert for one, it’s easy to make just as much as you need and not have any extras to tempt you!

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How to Relax (When You Don’t Even Remember What that Means!)

Has it been awhile since you had a few minutes to yourself? You want to relax but have no idea how? Here are a few ways to relax, when you've totally forgotten what it even means to have a few minutes to yourself! Moms, this one is for YOU!

We’re getting to Valentine’s Day, and shortly after will be Mother’s Day, and lately, it seems like to the go-to “I forgot to get you something!” gift from a lot of guys is “Here, honey… I’ll take the kids. You just enjoy some alone time and relax, okay?”

I don’t know about you, but I never know how to use that time, or how to relax. Whenever someone offers to watch Zach, I feel like there are a million things I should be doing, and when I’m not doing any of those, I tend to just worry about how he’s doing, rather than relaxing.

So, in light of the upcoming chance that you might just have some free time on your hands, here are a few ideas of how to relax:

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3 Ingredient Chocolate Truffle Pudding

What's better than chocolate truffles? Smooth chocolate truffle deliciousness that you can eat with a spoon and share with a loved one! Whether it's for valentine's day, or you're just looking for the perfect dessert recipe, this pudding is delicious and can be made in a variety of flavors with only 3 ingredients. Chocolate mint? Sure. Chocolate banana? Definitely. The sky's the limit!

What’s better than a chocolate truffle? A chocolate truffle that you eat with a spoon, of course! This chocolate truffle pudding is essentially the same thick ganache you’d expect from the inside of a delicious truffle, but instead, this is in spoon form and can be easily shared with someone you love.

It has to be impossibly difficult, right? WRONG. At only 3 ingredients, you don’t even need to turn on your stove to make this recipe. All you need is a microwave and a few items (and a refrigerator helps, too, of course!)

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An Open Letter To My Son: I Will Protect You

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I cannot keep you from all bad things, but I will do anything I can to protect you... an open letter to my son, about why I want to protect him and how I plan to do it, without being a helicopter parent. #LoveAndProtect #Ad

Zach, do you remember that time you climbed that tree? I knew you were climbing too high, I just knew that you’d fall, but you urged me to let you, begged me to let go of your hand so you could reach the next branch. And you know what happened? You made it. You reached it. You didn’t fall. I let go, and you stayed safe. It’s in my nature to be a little bit overbearing at times. I’ll always have worries– am I raising you the right way? Are you growing the way you should? How much life insurance should I have in case something happens to me? What sort of things do you need to know before you prepare for kindergarten?

I want to tell you right now that I don’t have all of the answers, but I do want to make you some promises.

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How My Family Celebrates Chinese New Year (And Why It Matters to Us)

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Chinese New Year is an important celebration, and not just in China! As a homeschooling family, we love to celebrate new holidays and traditions from around the world, and as foreign exchange student hosts, it makes it even more fun! Here's the low-down on what Chinese New Year is all about (and how to celebrate with your family, too!) #NewYearFortune  #ad

After nearly a decade of hosting foreign exchange students, my family is no stranger to sitting down to dinner not knowing who will be there and how many cultures might be represented at the table. It’s opened our eyes to new celebrations (like when our first student taught us all about St. Nicholas Day), but our family, having yet to host a Chinese exchange student, has never gotten the opportunity to celebrate Chinese New Year. We decided to change that this year. And, what better way to celebrate than with some appetizers that are restaurant-inspired and totally delicious?

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Creating a Color Theme Unit for Kids

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Colors are the perfect theme for a preschool theme unit! This color unit is a great idea for teaching kids the basics of colors, color mixing, and more. Whether you homeschool, need daycare activities, or are a preschool center, you'll love the ideas in this unit that use COLORS!

Is there anything more fascinating to a child than color? I’ve never met a child that didn’t love rainbows, have a favorite color they are passionate about (even if it changes on a daily basis), and love pointing out every color they see… “Look mom, that’s a green train.” “I want the purple grapes!” What better way to inspire kids with even more colorful thoughts than to use a color theme unit?

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Your February Must-Do List

February may be the shortest month of the year, but there's still plenty to do this month! Here are some ideas of things you must do during the month of February!

Oh my gosh. It’s already February. Seriously, though, didn’t the ball drop like… yesterday? Whether or not you got the January Must-Do list done, it’s time to shake it off, move on, and get ready for the month of luuuuv. Now, February is a short month. We can’t have 31 day months all the time, now can we? That’d be too easy. With only 28 days to knock out the list, best to get moving, right? Let’s go…

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3 Ingredient After-school Snacks with Honey Maid Go Bites

When it comes to after school snacks, it can be difficult to find something that is wholesome AND delicious AND easy to make. With these two recipes that have less than 3 ingredients and take minutes to prepare, you'll have a protein-rich snack for your kids before you know it. #ThisIsWholesome #CleverGirls #Ad

After school snacks are difficult. I mean, it’s easy to provide wholesome meals to your kids, and it’s easy to pick delicious snacks, but it can be hard to pick a delicious snack that’s also wholesome and doesn’t take forever to prepare, because let’s face it, we’re all tight on time as we’re rushing from class to the soccer game to the grocery store and everywhere else. That’s where Honey Maid Go Bites come in. Not only are they awesomely delicious pockets of graham cracker-y goodness, but they’re wholesome and perfect for creating some fun recipes with!

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