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Barbara Hoyer
Works at A Life in Balance
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Bacon, garlic and avocado lovers unite! This bacon & roasted garlic guacamole is a delicious dip for raw veggies or yummy sandwich spread.
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Red Velvet Waffles

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Red Velvet Waffles I’ll be honest, I have never really been big on Valentine’s Day. My husband was either working or deployed with the Navy, so it just never really was something we fel…
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First Communion Party Decorations

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I love decorating for First Communion Parties.
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4450041160 *Disclosure: I received compensated in order to create this post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and not reflected by the compensation. Affiliate links may be contained in the post and go towards helping us run our blog. My mom made the most amazingly cute silver dollar pancakes in the shape of...Read More »
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About HeatherI am here to show you how to eat well on a budget. Dare to ditch the box. Let's create healthy meals together. Find more about me on:
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4 Simple Steps to Setting Up Your New Planner

Getting started with your planner requires only a few supplies and patience with tweaking your planning system. You'll grow to love your Erin Condren planner!




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Getting started with your planner requires only a few supplies and patience with tweaking your planning system.
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Apple Pie Moonshine

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Last year I discovered Midnight Moon Moonshine. I bought 2 jars of the Cherry, one for a friend’s surprise birthday gift and one for us. Let me just say that moonshine is a party in a jar! It was a hit with all of our friends and for the next 8 months or so it... Read more
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White And Gold Painted Terra Cotta Pots

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Learn how to this easy White And Gold Painted Terra Cotta Pots Project is done and give any room the 'wow' factor with this easy DIY/Craft project!
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Real buttermilk biscuits are light and flaky, have many layers created by the butter and lard, and have a soft texture with a crisp outer crust.
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French Toast Casserole

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French Toast Casserole If your family is anything like ours, Christmas morning often finds you rushing to make a cup of coffee for yourself before the kids tear open all of the gifts under the tree…
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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Toasted Coconut

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This not going to come as a surprise, but my favorite part of celebrating other people’s birthdays is cooking for them. I always try to remember what sweets people like best. Everyone has a favorite dessert and if they don’t, they should. Today we celebrated my mother-in-law’s birthday so the kids and I prepared her favorite... Read More »
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Writer, Runner, Gardener, and of course, Mom
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writing, cooking, photography, knitting, organizing, planning
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  • A Life in Balance
    Writer/Editor, 2007 - present
  • Frugal Local Kitchen
    Writer/Editor, 2012 - 2013
  • Library Development Office, University of Pennsylvania Library
    Office Manager/Special Events Manager, 1997 - 2002
  • Educating Children for Parenting
    Assistant to Director of Development, 1997 - 1997
  • Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania
    Annual Giving Manager, 1995 - 1996
  • The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies
    Manager, Membership and Museum Shop, 1993 - 1995
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Philadelphia
    Assistant, Director of Development and Director of Public Relations, 1990 - 1993
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Barbara Anne Bradley
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Vivacious mom of 5 writing about food, fun, family, and frugality
Introduction
I'm a mom of 5 kids who is attempting to recover from being a moderately Type A personality while being the best mom and wife I can. I've always tried to shove as much as possible into every minute, and that's not working anymore. I originally wrote at My Daily Round starting in 2007; however I changed my bloggy name to A Life in Balance in 2011 as I began to realize how unbalanced my life was.

As a mom of 5, frugality, planning, and good nutrition are at the heart of what I do every single day. With a teenager in the house, and a 8 year eating almost as much as his older brother, I have to stretch my time and my husband's paycheck as much as possible. Being an avid gardener for almost 20 years, I spend most of the summer canning, picking vegetables, and talking about my garden here. I talk about the food, recipes, and cooking over at Frugal Local Kitchen.

You can talk to me in so many places - my feed, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Please feel free to email me with questions or suggestions for posts.

Other Places to Find MeFeatured on Mama's Little Helper: Mama of the Week
Part of the Nourished Living Network
Writer at The Lunch Break Blog
Writer at Philadelphia Family Magazine
Writer at Chester County Moms
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Surviving 5 kids - 4 boys and one princess
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Philadelphia
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