Mason jar key lime pie pinterest remake

Mason Jar Mini Key Lime Pies

  When a group of my blogging friends and I decided to do a monthly Pinterest Remake challenge, I knew that I would have a blast. What I didn't realize was that spending hours on Pinterest (and, … [Read More...]

The Newest Bear Scout #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot

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  When my oldest son, now 14, was starting cub scouts years ago, I was his den leader. I was involved in every step of his progress. Now that my younger son (almost 10) is in cub scouts, my husband is his den leader, and so I have literally not been involved in his cub scout activities at all. Not only are these two working closely … [Read More...]

Sponsored Video: The Flavors of Home

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  This post is sponsored by Knorr but all thoughts and personal stories are my own. As the mother of a daughter who’s living 3000 miles away for school, this video struck a chord with me. I know that we miss her presence at the dinner table, at family activities, and just lounging around the house….and as much fun as she’s having at … [Read More...]

Chunky Bunnies – DIY Spring Craft

Chunky Bunnies Spring Craft

  My crafty friend, Lisa, comes up with the most adorable crafts to share on the blog (don't believe me? See what she's created for us already). I know that Lisa and I have both been eager to welcome spring (so far the handful of sunshiny, slightly warm days hasn't quite satisfied my hunger for spring...I want more!). In honor of spring and … [Read More...]

5 Tips To Get Back on Track With Your Weight Loss

5 tips to get back on track with your weight loss

  This post was created as part of a relationship in which I was sponsored by Weight Watchers and given a free three month subscription to try their new Personal Coaching product and write about my experience. Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own. #WeightWatchers … [Read More...]

Important Steps to Home Ownership

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This post is written and sponsored by U.S. Bank So, you’re ready to make the big leap into home ownership? Good for you. Home ownership can be a great experience and holds a number of tangible and intangible benefits. But first, you need to actually buy that property, which, especially if this is your first home, can feel more than a little … [Read More...]

20 Spring and Easter Books for Kids

20 spring and easter books for kids

  Over the last 18 years of being a parent, I have spent hours and hours sitting on the ground, on the couch and snuggled up in bed reading picture books with my kids. Even though my kids are all old enough to pick up a novel and read to themselves, we still have a huge collection of picture books at home. One of my favorite types of books … [Read More...]

MONKEY KINGDOM – Family Activity Packet & Educator’s Guide

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  In just a few short weeks, I'll be screening the newest Disneynature movie, Monkey Kingdom, while I'm in LA for a Disney press trip. I got hooked on the Disneynature films several years ago when my family and I saw African Cats, and I vowed to see each subsequent one in the theater after that. Then shortly after, I was able to interview … [Read More...]

DIY Spring Easter Egg Button Canvas

Spring Easter Egg Button Canvas

  After having so much fun making a Valentine's Day button heart canvas, I decided to try making a Easter-themed canvas to brighten up my walls for Spring. Looking at the pastel buttons and the yellow and blue striped canvas makes me happy.   Supplies needed: 1 8x10 blank canvas Acrylic paint Foam brushes Variety of … [Read More...]

Just Another Barbershop Weekend #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot

Afterglow Quartet

  This past weekend was the yearly Barbershop Youth Adjudications for my daughter's quartet (along with the adult International Prelims) in Harrisburg, PA. I was lucky enough to be able to spend the weekend as the quartet mom (aka world's best chaperone), tagging along on all of their adventures in Pennsylvania. It was exhilarating and … [Read More...]

Sausage and Potato Skillet #SimplyPotatoes

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  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Simply Potatoes. All opinions are 100% mine. As much as I love to cook, I am not a fan of spending a lot of time in the kitchen most evenings. My afternoons are busy and more often than not, I find myself rushing to make dinner before someone in the family has to leave again for some kind … [Read More...]

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The Newest Bear Scout #PSF…

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  When my oldest son, now 14, was starting cub scouts years ago, I was his den leader. I was … [Read More...]

Just Another Barbershop…

Afterglow Quartet

  This past weekend was the yearly Barbershop Youth Adjudications for my daughter's quartet … [Read More...]

A Change of Pace #PSF Give Me…

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  A funny thing happened today. I went outside three different times. And I didn't wear a … [Read More...]

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Chunky Bunnies – DIY…

Chunky Bunnies Spring Craft

  My crafty friend, Lisa, comes up with the most adorable crafts to share on the blog (don't … [Read More...]

MONKEY KINGDOM – Family…

Monkey Kingdom educators guide

  In just a few short weeks, I'll be screening the newest Disneynature movie, Monkey … [Read More...]

DIY Spring Easter Egg Button…

Spring Easter Egg Button Canvas

  After having so much fun making a Valentine's Day button heart canvas, I decided to try … [Read More...]

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Mason Jar Mini Key Lime Pies…

Mason jar key lime pie pinterest remake

  When a group of my blogging friends and I decided to do a monthly Pinterest Remake challenge, I … [Read More...]

Sausage and Potato Skillet…

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  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Simply Potatoes. All opinions are 100% … [Read More...]

Smoked Sausage with Spinach,…

Smoked Sausage with spinach orzo and white beans

  I love getting creative in the kitchen and throwing some ingredients together than sound like … [Read More...]

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Sausage and Potato Skillet…

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Easy Tex-Mex Vegetable Soup…

Tex-Mex Vegetable Soup

  I love a good challenge, especially when food is involved. This month, I was challenged to come … [Read More...]

Fresh Juice at Jamba Juice…

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  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jamba Juice for IZEA. All opinions are … [Read More...]

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