DIY Household Hacks: Free Kindle Download

One of my favorite quick reads is Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean.

This book, DIY Household Hacks: 40 Simple and Effective Household Hacks to Make your Day Easier

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This book has good reviews on Amazon and is available for free download today.

If you don’t have a Kindle, then you can still download these free eBooks to your smart phone or computer. All you need to do is download one of Amazon’s free reading apps.

Remember that Amazon prices fluctuate constantly, so verify the price before purchasing.

  

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Free and Fun Family Activities in Your Local Area 12/19 – 12/21

Each week I’ll post links with fun and inexpensive (or free) things to do in your local area and national deals that everyone can enjoy!

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National Activities:

American Girl:  December In-Store Events (Events vary by location and minimum age. Find events specific to your area online. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.) During December, they include Make a Gingerbread House, Special Occasion Styles, The Wonder of Holiday Memories, Brunch with Santa, American Girl at the Nutcracker and more.

Barnes and Nobles: Start a new family tradition with The Elf on the Shelf Storytime and Activities event. Check online for dates and times at your local stores. Also, lookout for other Christmas themed events like Polar Express and The Grinch that Stole Christmas!

Bass Pro Shops:  Bass Pro Shops will be holding in store Christmas activities now through December 24th. Check with local store for listings.

Kindermusik: Try a free class (see all the information here). Kindermusik ~ Where Music & Learning Play!

  • Classes for children from newborn to age seven
  • Child development through music and movement
  • Immerse your child in a musical atmosphere of play, song, and dance – while developing fundamental skills
  • Connect with other moms, dads, and families

Lakeshore Learning: Saturday, December 20th from 11AM-3PM ~ Kids make and take a Welcome Winter Wreath.

Thanks, More with Less Today!

Local Activities:

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Free and Fun Family Activities in Your Local Area 12/19 – 12/21

Each week I’ll post links with fun and inexpensive (or free) things to do in your local area and national deals that everyone can enjoy!

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National Activities:

American Girl:  December In-Store Events (Events vary by location and minimum age. Find events specific to your area online. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.) During December, they include Make a Gingerbread House, Special Occasion Styles, The Wonder of Holiday Memories, Brunch with Santa, American Girl at the Nutcracker and more.

Barnes and Nobles: Start a new family tradition with The Elf on the Shelf Storytime and Activities event. Check online for dates and times at your local stores. Also, lookout for other Christmas themed events like Polar Express and The Grinch that Stole Christmas!

Bass Pro Shops:  Bass Pro Shops will be holding in store Christmas activities now through December 24th. Check with local store for listings.

Kindermusik: Try a free class (see all the information here). Kindermusik ~ Where Music & Learning Play!

  • Classes for children from newborn to age seven
  • Child development through music and movement
  • Immerse your child in a musical atmosphere of play, song, and dance – while developing fundamental skills
  • Connect with other moms, dads, and families

Lakeshore Learning: Saturday, December 20th from 11AM-3PM ~ Kids make and take a Welcome Winter Wreath.

Thanks, More with Less Today!

Local Activities:

If you are a blogger who posts a local round-up of family activities, then feel free to fill out this form to be considered for future posts.

  

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Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Overnight Breakfast Casserole with Smoked Sausage & Hash Browns at The Happy HousewifeBy contributing writer Beth

I’ve always loved night time, and so mornings aren’t really my brightest moments in life. I love to sleep in. So when we have overnight guests, I try extra hard to prep everything for breakfast in advance. Nobody wants to stay at someone’s house and have to wait until noon to get a bite to eat, right? So this overnight breakfast casserole was really a great solution for our family!

It’s hearty and feeds a huge crowd. It’s mild enough for the kids and a good foundation for parents to get creative. Here are some ideas for toppings that will let your guests customize their breakfast:

  • Sour Cream (or we always sub with plain Greek yogurt)
  • Salsa
  • Hot Sauce
  • Crushed Red Pepper
  • More cheese (Okay, this is pretty much my motto. “You can’t have too much cheese!”)

Plus, this is a perfect overnight casserole to serve on Christmas morning, since all the work is done the night before and you just have to pop it into the oven after presents are opened!

Overnight Breakfast Casserole with Smoked Sausage & Hash Browns at The Happy Housewife

Overnight Smoked Sausage & Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
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Serves: 16
 
Ingredients
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 30 ounces shredded frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 14 - 16 ounces smoked sausage, sliced
Optional Toppings
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • hot sauce
  • crushed red pepper
  • cheese
Instructions
  1. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine eggs, cream, milk, ricotta, salt, pepper, and onion powder. Mix until no lumps of ricotta remain.
  3. Mix in all of the remaining ingredients. Stir until potatoes are thoroughly coated.
  4. Pour into greased pan. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight.
  5. In the morning, remove from refrigerator and leave aluminum foil on top. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Bake with foil on for 50 minutes or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Remove foil. Return to oven for 5-10 minutes until the top is lightly browned.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes uncovered before slicing.

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