Tips for Planning a Frugal Vacation

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Vacations are essential for relaxation time, quality time with your friends and family, and just getting some time to unplug! However, with more people trying to be frugal and the prices of everything rising every day, it can be difficult to plan a frugal vacation and still enjoy yourself! These five tips will help ensure your frugal vacation is great, successful, and enjoyable for all! 1. Plan to visit somewhere relatively close. Although flying to Hawaii sounds awesome in theory, it’s … [Read more...]

4 Easy Steps to Cutting on the Silhouette

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So you've created a wonderful masterpiece in Silhouette Studio but some how you have to make that picture on your computer come out of your Silhouette machine. Here are the 4 easy step to get your project from digital to actual.   1. Set your cut settings 2. Print out your project 3. Load the machine 4. Send your project to the Silhouette   Cut Settings, make sure you have cut lines for everything that needs to be cut out. … [Read more...]

Choosing the Perfect Bedding for your Child + Giveaway

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Disclosure: I received a free product sample for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ. Picking bedding for children can be tricky if you start thinking too much about it. It's hard because you want to get something they like but you also want it to last. Fads, styles, trends and even taste changing quickly so the key is to get something classic. If your children share a room then you have an extra layer of tricky trying to get coordinating … [Read more...]

Vacation Myrtle Beach Giveaway

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As you know I love to travel. I especially love going to new places, exploring and falling in love with a new destination. Are you looking for a great place to vacation? Maybe you want to have one last getaway before the kids go back to school. Or maybe you'd love a sunny escape once winter hits! Either way, a vacation to Myrtle Beach is perfect and you could WIN!! I've never been to Myrtle Beach but I have heard wonderful things about it and it is definitely on my bucket list. Enter to WIN a 3 … [Read more...]

How to make the Perfect Kabobs

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Recently a genius friend of mine explained that when I made kabobs I was doing it all wrong. Normally I would place the meat and vegetables all on the same skewer and grill everything together, and then deal with the burned onions and peppers. Well hold on to your seats folks, because here are some tips I learned to make the perfect kabobs. How to Grill the Perfect Kabobs If you are using wooden skewers soak them in water for about 10 minutes before preparing the kabobs. This will prevent … [Read more...]

Summer BBQ Ideas

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  At our house Summer means time to grill... a LOT! It is too hot to have the over on in the house, so it's helpful to move the cooking outside. Here is a great round up of 12 Summer Grilling Ideas!     Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe ~Little House Living Wickedly Good Steak Chimichurri ~Lori’s Culinary Creations Jalapeno Ranch Colby Burger ~Just Us Four Southwestern Bacon Cheeseburgers with Guacamole ~Mom Endeavors Corn Pudding ~A Virtuous Woman Homemade BBQ … [Read more...]

Back to School with MinuteClinic

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Disclosure: I have received promotional consideration from MinuteClinic.   For us Back to School is right around the corner. My kids go back in the middle of August. This year is even more exciting for our family because we will have a new Kindergartener. While it is exciting for my son to be growing up and starting school, it also means time for more vaccinations. I am in my early 30's (I hate admitting that!) but even I can still remember the day I had to get all my … [Read more...]

Aquarium of Niagara

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When we pulled into Niagara Falls, NY I kind of wanted to build anticipation up for seeing the falls. Instead of heading right to the falls we first made a stop at the Aquarium of Niagara. I had read several online reviews about this attraction and most said that we should skip it, but I thought my kids would have fun so we pressed on anyways. $33 later, we were visiting a tiny run down Aquarium and I was kind of kicking myself for not listening to the online reviews. Regardless, the kids … [Read more...]

Big Hero 6 Characters

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Walt Disney Animation Studios officially announced the voice cast behind the new action-packed comedy-adventure “Big Hero 6":   Voiced by RYAN POTTER (“Supah Ninjas,” “Senior Project”), robotics prodigy HIRO HAMADA has the mind of a genius—and the heart of a 14-year-old: his state-of-the-art battle-bots dominate the underground bot fights held in the dark corners of San Fransokyo. Fortunately, big brother Tadashi redirects Hiro’s brilliance, inspiring him to put his brain to the … [Read more...]

Exploring Tommee Tippee’s Explora Products

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Disclosure: As a Tommee Mommee I received product samples of the Explora line for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. I love Tommee Tippee products, so I really enjoy being a Tommee Mommee and on the list to try the new products as they come out. Recently a big box of Tommee Tippee Explora products showed up on my porch. I was super excited to dig in and try out some great products! The Explora line of products is the perfect tool to help transition your baby into … [Read more...]

Creme Brûlée Inspired by The Hundred Foot Journey

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  Like THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY on Facebook: http://facebook.com/100footjourneymovie Follow THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY on Twitter: https://twitter.com/the100ftJourney Instagram: http://instagram.com/thehundredfootjourney Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/100FtJourney THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY arrives in theaters everywhere on August 8th! … [Read more...]

Cilantro-Soy-Lime Chicken Legs with Mexican-Style Grilled Corn

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Disclosure: This posts contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase something through my link I will receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting my site!   I love when eMeals sends me recipes to share with you. This delicious meal is from their  Clean Eating Meal Plans. If you aren't familiar with eMeals it is a meal planning service that really caters to your families dietary needs. There are a variety of meal plans from traditional, slow cooker, Paleo, low fat … [Read more...]

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark – Niagara Falls

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Disclosure: I received free tickets to visit the waterpark for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ. My family and I have been to many waterparks. I kind of consider myself a waterpark snob because some waterparks are great for families and children, and others are just horrible. Whether it is how the rides are laid out, or what types of rides there are, it can really make or break a park for families. The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is one of the … [Read more...]

American Girl Doll Sweepstakes

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If you have a young daughter then you are probably very aware of American Girl dolls and how wonderful they are. My daughter has asked for one of these dolls for years. She loves that there are so many different characters, they have so many different accessories and offer so many fun opportunities! This is a great chance to enter to win an American Girl Doll! One lucky winner will receive an American Girl Doll & Book. Giveaway ends July 24th at 11:59pm central, open to US and Canadian … [Read more...]

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Starlight Theatre

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Disclosure: I was given media passes for promotion purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ. Last night I had the pleasure of returning to Starlight Theatre in Kansas City to enjoy Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Now, I am already a huge fan of this show. I own the VHS (that is what goes in a VCR, which they don't make or sell anymore, for all you young kids out there! lol) of the original Broadway cast doing the show. Donny Osmand is Joseph in the … [Read more...]