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The Benefits of Biking Instead of Driving

Gas is definitely not cheap, and neither are car repairs, insurance, or all the things that go into owning and driving a vehicle. You may know that biking is better…

Perfect Summer Sipper: Watermelon Fizz

Cocktails just got better with this Watermelon Fizz recipe that’s the perfect summer sipper. Why?  Because this recipe is not just delicious but it’s amazingly easy to make.  It’ll take…

Branson Vacations with Kids

Last month we decided to take a road trip as a family to Branson, MO.  Branson is one of those places that I’ve had on my list of vacation ideas…

Foil Packets: Cheesy Shrimp and Grits

Summer means a lot of time outdoors, near the water, and of course the grill! I love putting together new, tasty, and of course simple recipes to toss on the…

Sweet Salty Lentil Chip Treats

I participated in #MomBlogTourFF Mom Blog Tour at the Summer Fancy Food Show on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers and received Saffron Road products to facilitate my review. Last month I…

Installing Kitchen Cabinets

As you guys might already know, my family has embarked on a wonderful journey. It has been filled with sweat, planning and we have dedicated many hours to doing it…

Summer Recipes: Grilled Pineapple

Summer Recipes: Grilled Pineapple Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Truvia. One of my favorite things about summertime is being able to cook everything on the grill! I love summer recipes…

Cool as a Cucumber: Cucumber Recipes

Who has cucumbers coming out their ears?  I’ve made 15 quarters of refrigerator pickles for ourselves and friends but my Mom still is trying to give me more cucumbers to…

25 Robot Crafts and Activities for Kids

Are your kids looking for some fun activities this summer?  We have 25 awesome Robot Crafts and Activities that they will love!  On the next rainy day – or really…

Camping Crawfish Boil

We recently spent a weekend camping at Hickory Hills in Iowa with my parents.  I was so excited to have our first Crawfish Boil out camping, to be honest it…

Strawberry Green Tea Smoothie

I participated in Mom Blog Tour at the Summer Fancy Food Show on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers and received The Republic of Tea products to facilitate my review. Last month I had the pleasure…

Caldrea Summer Cleaning Kit

We’ve been taking advantage of the gorgeous weather and extra ­long days by entertaining outside. But no matter what time of year, everyone tends to gather in the kitchen (whether you want…

Tips for Camping with Kids

Last week I had the chance to meet up with a high school friend of mine at Cracker Barrel for lunch as a part of this sponsored post.  We used to always…

Cocoa Puffs Brownies

What perfect dessert do you make for your kids and guests this summer?  We have the perfect solution.  This recipe was actually the brain child of my oldest son –…

15 Best Pickle Recipes

It’s that time of year!  Everyone has gardens full of delicious cucumbers that are ready to make pickles! My Mom’s garden if bursting with these lovely goodies that are just…

Oatmeal Banana Muffins

I participated in Mom Blog Tour at the Summer Fancy Food Show on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers and received McCann’s Irish Oatmeal® products to facilitate my review. In recent years I have felt…

Buying the First Cell Phone, Is Your Tween Ready?

I recently came to a point in parenting that I was dreading but knew was inevitable. It was time to buy my tween his first cell phone. I didn’t think this was…

Ways to Make Your Bathroom Become a Spa at Home

Most of you know that we’ve been building a new house for the last year, it’s not done yet but we’re getting there.  Who knew that building a house could…