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Countess Violet Grantham 2016 Witty Quotes to Live By – Downton Abbey- Final Season 6

Like all of you, I was very saddened to hear about the season finale of our beloved Downton Abbey airing January 3, 2016 on PBS. The British series which has followed the lives of the Crawley family over the past 5 seasons and its servants in the Georgian country house has brought laughter, tears and an invigorating glimpse into the ...

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Amazing Holiday Sugar Cookie and Royal Icing recipe – Urban Mommy Inc

Sugar cookies royal icing It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!! If you want to wow your guest or need to exchange cookies, be sure to try my recipe. Ingredients: 3 cups of All Purpose flour 3/4 tsp of Baking Powder 1/4 tsp of Salt 1 cup of Butter at room temperature ( I prefer salted) 1 ...

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Tips on Thawing a Turkey with Limited Time- Happy Thanksgiving 

If you haven’t gotten started with thawing your frozen turkey in the refrigerator for tomorrow’s big dinner, there is still time to thaw it in its original packaging.  So, if you’re limited on time then cold water thawing is the way to go. Follow these simple instructions.    Cold Water Thawing  1. You will start by leaving your turkey in ...

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The Best Very Berry Yogurt Smoothie

I’ve been playing around with smoothie receipes for a while now and I finally have the perfect combination.  This is a great kick-start morning receipe as well.  Feel free to substitute which every fruit you like.     YIELD 2 servings  Ingredients 8 ounces frozen mixed berries 1 banana or mango  6 ounces fruit or mixed berry yogurt 1 cup whole ...

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Girl….I’m on Vacation

Hey guys, We’ve been working on some exciting travel related stories while on vacation in southern California.  Urban mommy will return to the regular scheduled program this friday… until then..have a great week

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20 Incredible Ways to Create Happiness in Your Life

Webster defines happiness as:  “the quality or state of being happy.” When I first glanced at that definition my first thought was, “WTH”??  Perhaps, there is no person in this world who doesn’t want to be happy, right? Happiness is very interesting topic and people have been seeking the answer for centuries.  Each and every person aims to be happy, ...

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Credit Card Changes Oct 1st |What you need to know?

  Last Friday, I ventured out to a few stores and I was quite surprised by the number of stores that were not ready for the new credit card changes.  In case you haven’t heard, there is an expected change from the magnetic credit card, to EMV computer chip cards that went into effect on October 1st.   The new ...

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ABS EXERCISES FOR FASTER RESULTS

It no surprise that one indisputable fact is that we all want toned and flat stomach. Unfortunately, many are still struggling with the wrong methods and workouts that will only lead to mere disappointment and fruitless efforts. It is time to switch to the proper workout routine for better fast results. A proper and effective abs workout takes care of ...

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Redefining What Beauty Really Is About- Viola Davis Wins an Emmy

  To all the people who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, sexy and black – Viola Davis   What an incredible moment in our entertainment history. Viola Davis, The first black woman to win an Emmy in a leading role in a series.  You may know  for her leading role in the hit drama How to Get ...

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Fall is here! Don’t loose the momentum – Try these 3 Tips.

It’s that time of year again. The colors on the trees start to change, sun goes down sooner, kids go back to school and we start to put away our cute summer dresses and clothes.  Sometimes all these changes can change our momentum and slow us down a bit.  This is the time to pick up the pace and make ...

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