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How to Make and Can Applesauce

It is rare for me to have enough fruits and vegetables to be able to can them because I do a lot of juicing. Usually my problem is not having enough fruits and vegetables but this was not the case this summer. I was blessed to get a car full of ‘deer’ apples. Even more […]

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Sponsored: Pampering Your Pet

This post has been sponsored by IAMS but all opinons are my own. Having a pet is a lot of responsibility but it is also lots of fun as well as rewarding. Dogs make great companions from the puppy stage clear through adulthood and are often times like additional family members in our homes.  One […]

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Pixels Movie Prize Pack Giveaway

There’s nothing like seeing a great movie in a great theater! The new Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime is a wonderful option for movies in a few select market. I happy to be near one of these amazing new theaters. The Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime combines Dolby Atmos, the highest quality immersive sound system, with the dazzling, colorful […]

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Make-Can-Applesauce

How to Make and Can Applesauce

It is rare for me to have enough fruits and vegetables to be able to can them because I do a lot of juicing. Usually my problem is not having enough fruits and vegetables but this was not the case this summer. I was blessed to get a car full of ‘deer’ apples. Even more […]

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Grilled Chicken Bruschetta with Homemade Pico de Gallo

I love Red Gold tomatoes because they make cooking so very easy. With 1 can of Red Gold Tomatoes with Diced Chilis I was able to make a main dish and a side dish. Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Ingredients: 10 chicken tenders (or however many you need to feed your group) Sun-dried Tomato Salad Dressing Grated […]

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Homemade Guacamole

Guacamole is a pretty easy thing to make, but it is a little trickier to make is taste really good. My household loves guacamole a lot and we only ever make it from scratch. We try lots of experimenting, especially with Red Gold tomatoes and the different flavor options they have available. While it’s fun […]

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Salmon-Spinach Mushroom ‘Burgers’

I’m not a big fan of mushrooms but I love Salmon so this a great recipe for me to try from eMeals! It might take some convincing at my house but if you LOVE seafood, or mushrooms this is the way to go. This could also be a great vegetarian meal if you want to […]

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Crafts

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Back to School Teacher Gift Basket

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Back2SchoolReady #CollectiveBias As I prepare my children for the new school year I thought I would also gather some items to help their teachers prepare as well. This time of year is filled with pencils, erasers, paper and hand sanitizer […]

Get a step-by-step tutorial for recreating this DIY Road Trip I Spy game. With a free printable you can easily create this travel game. #TwizzlersSummer #ad

DIY Road Trip I Spy Game

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TwizzlersSummer #CollectiveBias As I was thinking about my family’s last road trip of the summer I was trying to come up with ways that everyone could have fun in the car. It seems most of the travel games I […]

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15 DIY Kites for Kids

During the summer I like to plan fun activities for my kids. We have a scheduled day we go to the park for a play date, a day we go out to an activity (we have zoo and museum passes so that’s what this day is reserved for), a library day, and a day when […]

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No Sew Flag Onesie

For this cute project I decided to combine a pinterest inspiration with the desire to send my newest niece a present and BAM, out came the No Sew Flag Onesie (of course you can adapt this into a shirt). What you need: Onesie (or shirt) Red rick rack Blue and white polka dot ribbon Fabric […]

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Travel

Get a step-by-step tutorial for recreating this DIY Road Trip I Spy game. With a free printable you can easily create this travel game. #TwizzlersSummer #ad

DIY Road Trip I Spy Game

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TwizzlersSummer #CollectiveBias As I was thinking about my family’s last road trip of the summer I was trying to come up with ways that everyone could have fun in the car. It seems most of the travel games I […]

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Mary Poppins at Kansas City Starlight

Starlight Theater gave me media passes to see Mary Poppins. All opinions are my own. Last night my husband and I were treated to seeing Mary Poppins at the Kansas City Starlight Theatre. Mary Poppins runs from July 24 thru August 2 at 8pm each night. One of the most popular Disney movies of all […]

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End “Are we there yet?” With These #Tips4Trips

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #Tips4Trips #CollectiveBias Road trips are one of the many wonderful parts of summer. My family loves to travel and road trips are the most cost-effective way to do it. Though they can be fun with awesome snacks, […]

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7 Activities for Children to Do While in the Air

Plan on traveling by plane soon? There are some things you can do to keep your children occupied while in the air. Check out these 7 activities right here: Reading is Always Fun Reading books to your child has a way of calming their fears and helping them stay focused on something other than the […]

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Health

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Sun Safety: Teaching Kids To Protect Their Skin

Summer is the perfect time to create great homeschool lessons for your kids on the topic of Sun Safety.  Teaching kids to protect their skin isn’t just about education, but practicality.  Most kids don’t understand why they have to stop and slather on sunscreen before heading outside to play, but once they have experienced the […]

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7 Tips for Sun Safety for Kids

We want to protect our kids in every way possible, even from the sun. That’s why it’s important to follow these seven tips for sun safety for kids because keeping our most precious asset safe is super important. Pick out a favorite hat When it comes to getting kids to protect themselves from the sun […]

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Protect Your Skin Tips + Ideas

I received Coolibar products to help facilitate my review. All opinions are my own. I’m very concerned about skin. At the young age of 23, long before anyone should have to deal with skin cancer, I had skin cancer. Then a couple of years later I had it again. I know part of it is […]

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How Water Helps Weightloss

Starting a weight loss program is hard enough.  It can not only be overwhelming, but it can be mentally and physically challenging. It’s hard to know where to start! That is why I recommend starting with one simple step. Water. It’s an easy step to start with. Everyone can do it! Here is how it […]

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