Sitara Collections-Giveaway (5) $100 Gift Cards till 4/16/14! Hurry and enter today!

Recently, I came across a special new web site,  It was fun browsing the website, they had so many beautiful items to look at. They featured home decor, travel needs, fine jewelry, children's gifts, Christmas items and also great gift selections and the extra plus I loved about this site, was all the products are crafted by talented Indian artisans, so it made me smile thinking that my piece is handmade and not mass produced! 

 Unique gifts from India
Here are some of the products you will find at 
Larimar Sterling Silver  EarringsHandpainted Flower Enamel Earrings
Turquoise Silk Brocade Evening Bag with Beads

You could browse most of the day and find many beautiful items and I noticed they are always adding new products. My favorite was the handmade jewelry. 

This would be a great site to shop for all your special holidays, I am sure you could find something for any time of year or occasion or even that "picky person" in your family!

You will be able to click on "Meet our Artisans" and read about each person, who is personally making all the products featured on the website! Also a portion of the purchase price from every Sitara Collections item is funneled directly to SVV ( School for Educational Development) to sustain its vision of lifting rural Indian children out of poverty. 

Right now they have a special sweepstakes going on until 4/16/14!   They will pick 5 winners of a $100 dollar gift card!  You can go to 
and click on sweepstakes and enter today and while your at the site, browse around a bit, I am sure you will find something that you like!

Be sure to also "like" them on Facebook! Facebook:

Banana Chocolate Chip Cup Cakes from

Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Comfort foods are some of the few respites we have from Old Man Winter and this year the season just seems to be dragging on and on.  If ever there was a time for comfort cupcakes it is now.     

Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Makes about 12 cupcakes


  • Cupcakes:
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup soft shortening
  • 3/4 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 package (6 ozs.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Banana Frosting
  • 1/4 cup margarine, softened
  • 2 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon banana flavoring
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, for garnish


Preheat oven to 375°F. Line muffin tin with cupcake papers.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, Clabber Girl Baking Powder and salt. Add all at once shortening, bananas, evaporated milk, vanilla, and eggs. Beat on medium until blended, then beat 3 minutes longer. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups, filling about 3/4 full.
Bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan. Cool on wire rack.
Banana Frosting:
In a small bowl, combine margarine, evaporated milk, and banana flavoring. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing until smooth after each addition. Mix until frosting is smooth and shiny. If consistency is too thick, add a few drops of evaporated milk.
Frost cupcakes and sprinkle with chocolate chips

Check out for great spring Staycation!

Looking to stay at home this Spring instead of traveling to some far away island? Let help plan your own “Staycation”! Find inspiration and treat yourself to savings onseafood, meat, cocktailsbaking goods, ice creamand much more.
Speaking of inspiration, we also wanted to share a few Staycation recipe ideas from one of our trusted content providers, Bite Me More

We've always loved coconut shrimp, but never loved the deep fried effect - greasy fingers and stomach aches - that ensued. Now, thanks to this recipe, we can now enjoy these delicious delights, guilt free! Coated in a coconut crust, juicy shrimp are baked until golden brown and dipped in a sweet apricot sauce.

Looking for a chicken recipe that'll turn your family dinner into a fiesta? You've found it. Not only is this Baked Tortilla Chicken delectably juicy, crusted in crunchy tortillas and cheesy cheddar, but it's also served with a creamy avocado dip full of Southwestern flavors. ¡Ay, caramba!


Put a spring in your step with this kick-in-the-pants JalapeƱo Margarita recipe. The fresh lime juice will have you puckering up and, combined with triple sec and tequila, this spicy, savory and surprising margarita is guaranteed to bring the fire to your fiesta.

As much as we love pie, no one ever said, "Let them eat pie." With that in mind, we've morphed one of our favorite pies into a killer cake. This Key Lime Cake hits the perfect balance between sweet and tart, with luscious layers (4 in all!) encased in key lime cream cheese frosting and coated in a graham cracker crumble. This one really takes the cake!

Take a trip down memory lane with this Orange Creamsicle Milkshake Recipe, a frosty shake that tastes exactly like the classic orange popsicle filled with creamy vanilla ice cream.
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Beat Daylight Savings TIme with #SleepWeek

Sleep Week 2014

Beat Daylight Savings
Time with #SleepWeek

Dreaded for its ability to throw dreamy sleep schedules into a nightmarish tizzy, Daylight Savings Time can leave parents feeling frazzled and helpless. (Sound familiar?) This year Zarbee's has your back with #SleepWeek 2014. We'll be sharing our favorite tips, tricks and creative solutions during the week leading up to Daylight Savings Time, and hosting a special Twitter party at 5 p.m. MT on March 9 featuring Dr. Zak answering YOUR sleep questions.

Need a little extra help? Scroll down for $1.50 off Zarbee's Children's Sleep, the pediatrician-developed, safe and effective way to help "reset the clock" on disrupted sleep patterns.

If you're having trouble getting your kids down for bed, you're not alone. It's one of the most common questions our founder Dr. Zak Zarbock hears at his practice. Consider adding these bedtime dos and don'ts to your parenting toolbox:

• Create a consistent bedtime routine: Children function best when they know what to expect. This bed time routine chart will help everyone stay on track.

• Make sleep-smart food choices: Caffeine, sugar and even an afternoon soda can create trouble when bedtime rolls around. Place limits on these sweets and snacks five hours prior to putting your child to sleep. I've designed the chart below to help you get started.

• Limit screen time before bed: Bright light can affect the body's melatonin production, making it difficult to feel sleepy. Cut off screen-time an hour before bed to help kids wind down.

Get the FREE Easter Devotionals eBook, Blessings of the Cross!

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Free Crest BE Toothpaste

Starting on March 16th, you’ll be able to pick up FREE Crest BE Toothpaste at CVS! This toothpaste will be on sale for $4.99 and you will get back $4 in ExtraBucks with purchase. Use this $1/1 printable coupon to get it FREE after ECB! Here’s the deal:
Buy 1 Crest Be Toothpaste – $4.99 (Starts 3/16)
Use the $1/1 Printable Coupon
Pay $3.99, Get Back $4 ECB (Limit 2)
Final Price: FREE!

$1 off Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almond Milk coupon

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze$1 off Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almond Milk coupon and head to Walmart to score these for just $1.88 each after coupon! 


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