An Apple a Day – A Collection of Apple Recipes

An apple a day - apple recipes

  Apples were always my favorite fruit (at least for as long as I can remember), so you can imagine my sorrow when I became allergic to fresh apples after I had kids. Since I can’t eat a cold, crisp apple straight from the fridge, I try to find as many ways as I can […]

Biking Along the C&O Canal #WW

Biking on the C&O Canal in October

  My husband began a yearly tradition a few years ago. He spends one weekend in October doing an overnight biking and camping trip with one or more of the kids. This year, he took our 2 youngest kids on the biking adventure along the C&O Canal. While they only biked about 6 miles in […]

Spicy Chicken and Corn Chowder #TexasPete

Spicy Chicken and Corn Chowder #TexasPete

  This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Texas Pete. All opinions are 100% mine. My family loves full-flavor foods. So when I was challenged to make a new recipe for the family dinner this past week using Texas Pete Hot Sauce, I knew it would be a hit. I just didn’t […]

Star Wars Rebels: Cast Interview with Taylor Gray and Steve Blum #StarWarsRebels

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  Star Wars Rebels premiered on Disney XD last week, and we’re set for an amazing episode 2 tonight! Last month, I had the opportunity to sit down with Taylor Gray, who voices the character Ezra Bridger, and Steve Blum, who voices the character Garazeb “Zeb” Orrelios, in Star Wars Rebels. This interview was part […]

Get in the Halloween Spirit with Paranormal Pudding, Monster Mash Float, + More

Paranormal Pudding recipe with TruMoo Orange Scream Milk

  Is it just me, or has Halloween crept up on us this year? Usually, the kids have all of their Halloween costumes picked out long before the middle of the month, I’ve already baked several pumpkin treats by now, and our front porch is decorated with several hand-carved or painted jack-o-lanterns. Apparently, I’m a […]

A Lone Fall Photo Shoot #PSF – Give Me Your Best Shot

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  Last fall, I swore off professional photography and officially closed the doors of my photography business. My blog had become busy enough, and frankly I was making more money for my time through my blog than I was for my photography. I just couldn’t do them both well at the same time. I think […]

The Book of Life: Vibrant Fantasy-Adventure #BookOfLife


  To celebrate the release of The Book of Life in theaters on October 17, 20th Century Fox and Cost Plus World Market have offered a fun prize package to Better in Bulk readers. I am being compensated for my time to host this giveaway, but all thoughts are my own. About The Book of […]

10 Ways to Boost Your Confidence #InvisalignBeConfident


This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. In honor of Self Improvement Month in September, I did something drastic during the month to give myself a little boost. If you’ve been following any of my social channels, you might recall seeing me go from this…. …to this: Sometimes as […]

Disneyland at Halloween Time #HalloweenTime #WW

Disneyland Halloween Time #HalloweenTime

  While I was on my Los Angeles trip a few weeks ago, I was able to fulfill a life-long dream to visit Disneyland at Halloween Time. Disney gave us tickets to enjoy the day at Disneyland as part of our #VeryBadDayEvent | #DisneyAtHomeEvent. Although travel, accommodations, and activities were covered by Disney, all thoughts […]

Bella Thorne as Celia in Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day #VeryBadDayEvent


  When I mentioned to my kids and the kids that I teach at church that I would be traveling to Los Angeles for a press day for Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, it was very clear who they were most excited for me to meet. Have I ever […]