5 Best Windows Travel Apps For Summer

Whether you are single, in a relationship or have a family, summer is the time many people travel. Do you have a list of summer destinations to visit? Why not go ahead and put those dreams into action and plan your summer vacation. I know making travel plans can be stressful, especially if you have [...]

Easy Ham & Egg Cups #Crackem #eggs


Having chickens means we have a LOT of eggs in the house almost always. Eggs, eggs and more eggs.  Pair that with 3 kids who really love to help in the kitchen and want to be part of the action and, well, we've had our share of egg messes.  So many egg messes.  I hate [...]

Having Trouble Seeing? 4 Signs You Are Farsighted


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Alcon. All opinions are 100% mine. I have been blessed with a lifetime of great health. And then at the age of 39, it happened! The words in the book I was reading were a bit blurry. I have always been an avid reader [...]

Upgrading To Windows 10 Is A Snap! #upgradeyourworld

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I swear my summer has been busier than when the kids are in school! I have been super busy with the kids sports and scout activities. I pride myself as being a mom who cooks most of her meals for her family. This summer has been the summer of pizza! When I heard the new [...]

Preschool Back to School Shopping Tips

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stride Rite for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. It's very nearly back to school time and I have some tips for surviving school shopping with a preschooler... Try to stick to it as closely as possible by shopping sales, using coupons, etc. Assess your [...]

Cheesy Zucchini and Tomato Garlic Bread


The kids had friends over this afternoon, and things were going quite well that we decided last minute to let the friends stay for dinner.  A little *too* late, I realized that I'd not checked how much food I had in the house, and started to panic. I had some burger meat for burgers, and [...]

Grape Salad


One of my favorite things about summer is the fresh fruit in season and making dishes the day before! I love this sweet grape salad and so does everyone who tastes it! Plus, what's great is that you can easily halve this recipe to fit your needs. I've also substitute green and red for all [...]

Pineapple Cheesecake Parfait

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Making a dessert to surprise your family and friends doesn't have to be super complicated. It doesn't have to take a lot of time. Making simple treats that take little time are my favorite thing to do- not because I don't want to spend the time creating things for them, but because I'd rather spend [...]

Homemade Blueberry Syrup and Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick!

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Sometimes busy school mornings could use an extra hand, in comes Jimmy Dean's Pancakes and Sausage on a Stick to give you a little help.  Filling and yummy they are a great way to start the morning off on the right foot, being a ready made, quick to heat breakfast is a major plus too. [...]

How To Create The Perfect Outdoor Date #GelatoSummerDate

How To Create The Perfect Outdoor Date

In my family, summertime means lots of family time. The kids play sports, we hang out at the lake and we host our fair share of BBQ's. With all these family activities, my husband and I don't get to spend as much alone time together as we would like. We try to get creative and [...]

Banana Nut Bread Breakfast Bowl


A healthy breakfast doesn't have to be boring or lacking in flavor. You just have to get creative and turn your typicalbreakfast on its head by bringing something unusual to the table — like cottage cheese. Have you never considered it for breakfast?  Once you combine it with a couple of mix-ins from the Superfood [...]