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Quick and Easy Cherry Coconut Fluff Dessert Recipe

My husband and I were invited to a summer cookout and volleyball extravaganza. Like all good Midwesterners, we automatically knew that includes bringing food for the potluck portion of the party. Unfortunately, earlier in the week due to a raging thunderstorm that took down power line followed by temperatures that shot up into the 90’s (F ) our electric company gave a huge chunk of the state the gift of multiday rolling blackouts early in the week. Fortunately, we got our electricity back in one of the first waves. Even though we didn’t lose any of our food in the freezer (I had the freezer packed with big reusable ice packs similar to these to get them ready for the party) the power outages made grocery shopping for fresh party food ingredients difficult. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I poked around my pantry and got a little creative. I made a quick and easy three ingredient cherry coconut fluff salad recipe that just so happens to also b

14 Budget Friendly Hostess Christmas Gifts

hostess gift ideas under twenty dollarsHusband and I are lucky we have so many friends and family who want to include us in their celebration and I am truly grateful for that.

In fact, so many of our friends like to host Christmas and New Year’s parties that we have to practically do a conference call and create a December holiday party schedule so our parties will not overlap.

That is a nice problem to have.

Although it presents a challenge when it comes to buying gifts for our hosts that won't break the bank since there are so many of them.

You too?

I can help with that!

Yesterday while I helped Santa fill my family’s Christmas wish list (I'm tight with the Big Guy. We have an agreement.) I created a video gift guide of the  fabulous hostess gifts I found at BJ’s Wholesale Club.

The best part? All of the hostess gifts in my gift guide cost less than $20 each!   



If you are not a BJ’s Wholesale Club member, BJ’s is offering a Free 60-Day Trial Membership to let you check out the hidden gems throughout the club before you commit to buying a membership. You can sign up for the free trial membership through December 31, 2104 to experience wholesale club shopping and savings with full member benefits.

$50 BJ’s Wholesale Club Gift Card Giveaway! *Closed*


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Disclosure: BJ’s Wholesale Club provided me a gift card in order to facilitate this review. This did not have any influence on my opinion because all opinions in this post are 100% my own.

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