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 knew that I would have a blast. What I didn’t realize was that spending hours on Pinterest (and, no, I’m probably not exaggerating) would lead me to find way too many projects that I wanted to […]

The Newest Bear Scout #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot


  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 […]

Sponsored Video: The Flavors of Home


  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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Important Steps to Home Ownership


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 […]

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 […]

MONKEY KINGDOM – Family Activity Packet & Educator’s Guide

Monkey Kingdom educators guide

  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 […]

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 8×10 blank canvas Acrylic paint Foam brushes Variety of […]

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 […]