Homemade Kettle Corn recipe

Homemade Kettle Corn

  This past week, my 10-year-old decided that he wanted to learn how to make kettle corn, so he did what he always does when he has a question about how to make or how to do something. If I … [Read More...]

August Blog Prompts {12 Months of Writing Ideas} #BlogPrompts

August blog prompts

  I'm happy to say that the summer is NOT flying by...though I wouldn't be surprised if I felt differently at the end of the month of August. Spending the entire month of July on the road (literally) was pretty intense. Exhausting, exciting, enlightening, invigorating. We saw so much of the country, completely different from the cross country … [Read More...]

2015 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD

2015 mazda cx-9 grand touring

I had the opportunity to drive a 2015 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD for a week recently. No compensation was received. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Many thanks to Mazda for loaning me the car! Snapshots of the car are from my phone. Professional images are courtesy of Mazda. It's not often that I get to test drive a car that would … [Read More...]

Heading Home…Finally! #PSF

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  After 25 days of being on the road, we are finally on the final stretch of our journey back home. We're heading home! We've had so much fun this summer that it's hard to want to go home...but there's something special about home. My own bed. My own computer. My own refrigerator (no more coolers) My own washing machine (and no … [Read More...]

Where Will Reading Take You? #SummerReading

Power Up and Read Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

  This Summer Reading post and giveaway are sponsored by Scholastic, but all thoughts are my own. This summer has taken us ALL over the place, from Maryland to Florida to Utah to Colorado....and lots of places in between. We've had a bunch of adventures, and we've taken our books along with us for even more adventures...of a … [Read More...]

The Perfect Alabama Road Trip

Alabama road trip

  This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Alabama Tourism. The opinions and text are all mine. We're still in the middle of our family's summer road trip, so it should come as no surprise that we are big fans of the road trip vacation. Last year, I traveled to Alabama for the first time, and earlier this … [Read More...]

Cousin Time #PSF

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  The kids have been loving the time they've had with their cousins this week at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Like last summer, when all 16 of us were living under one roof for the summer, the house is kind of chaotic, but it's a good chaos. Between the water park and the hot tub at home, the Museum of Natural Curiosity and … [Read More...]

15-Minute Grilled Kabobs

15 minute grilled kabobs

  This recipe for easy 15-minute grilled kabobs is sponsored by Target but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I’m convinced that summer was made for grilling. Or grilling was made for summer. Whichever way you look at it, there’s nothing more perfect for a summer dinner than meats and veggies cooked on the grill. This past … [Read More...]

Sponsored Video: Team Spirit #ShowYourStripes

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  This post is sponsored by Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. My husband grew up playing baseball...so when he had the opportunity to coach a softball team for our 12-year-old daughter, he jumped on it. At the beginning of the season, he met his group of girls and discovered quickly that … [Read More...]

DIY Panoramic Canvas Wall Hanging Craft

DIY Canvas wall hanging

Have you been collecting beautiful pictures from your summer adventures? My friend, Lisa, showed me an easy way to make your own canvas prints, for just a few dollars. Because I had several panoramic photos, I decided to make a set of 3 panoramic canvas prints to hang on my walls.   DIY Panoramic Canvas Wall Hanging Craft   Print … [Read More...]

Marvel’s Antman Activity Sheets and Coloring Pages

Antman coloring and activity sheets

  These Antman activity sheets and coloring pages were provided by Marvel. No compensation has been received. Antman is finally in theaters everywhere, and my kids and I are so excited! We haven't seen the movie quite yet, but we are eager to get to the theater. About Marvel's Antman: The next evolution of the Marvel … [Read More...]

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