Citrus Stamped Tea Towels

Citrus Stamped Tea Towels

I love adding a little splash of summer to my kitchen whether it's with fresh flowers, colorful vases, or cute tea towels.  I've made several summer tea towels lately using fruit for inspiration.  These Citrus Stamped Tea Towels are my favorite.  They also make a great, inexpensive hostess gift too! Supplies: Flour Sack Towels Fabric [...]

Sweet Chili Ranch Chicken Nuggets

sweet chili ranch chicken nuggets

  Sure, you have probably dunked everything from celery sticks to chicken nuggets in Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing but have you ever tried using it as a main ingredient in your recipe? It adds a delicious moistness and flavor when used in chicken nuggets in place of an egg or milk wash.  These are great [...]

Five Tips To Avoid Getting Car Sick This Summer

How To Avoid Getting Car Sick

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nauzene Kids for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Once school is officially out for the summer, my family and I usually hit the road. We love to travel to different locales, both local and out of our area. We are lucky to be [...]

5 Ways to avoid mosquitoes and enjoy the outdoors


Spending time outdoors in the summer is one of my favorite things to do. In fact, some of my most treasured memories are of being outside in summer – chasing fireflies with the neighborhood kids in our Underoos (mine were Wonder Woman, totally polyester and totally AWESOME), having campfires up at Camp Nokomis and midnight [...]

Patriotic Blue Velvet Brownies a la mode


I'm all about fun holiday foods. They are just a lot of fun to create, share and enjoy. With summer comes hot weather and makes me wanting frozen goodies on holidays- with 4th of July coming up, I wanted to do something patriotic but with a little bit of a twist- using frozen custard in [...]

Mojito Lime Grilled Porterhouse Pork Chops


I get into dinner "ruts" more often than I care to admit. I do.  Partly because we have our favorites, but also, sometimes I just under-appreciate the awesome of pork. Do you know that you cook a Porterhouse Pork just like a Porterhouse Steak?  True story.  It’s time to give grills everywhere a makeover and [...]

5 Ways to Make Laundry Day a Snap


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tide® HE Turbo Clean™ for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.   If your house is anything like mine you don’t have a set laundry day, rather it is an endless pile that must be tamed on a daily basis. A never ending pile [...]

Math games using Common Core Standards


Summer is here and we are in full summer mode! Tons of time hanging out by the pool and hanging out with friends every day. BUT part of me, like many parents, starts worrying about the dreaded summer slide. So many kids fall behind in reading and math. My kids read all the time, they [...]

Why You Will Want To Use Amwell Online Health Care

Online Health Care

Compensation was provided by Amwell via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Amwell or Momtrends. When my husband was laid off several years ago, we were left with no health insurance. That was one of the scariest times we have ever had to [...]

Layered 4th of July Mocktail


So looking forward to the long weekend for the 4th of July.  There's just something so fun and special about celebrating our nation's independence, and we always like to find little ways to make it a little more special.  Making fun mocktails is almost a guaranteed hit with the kiddos, but layered beverages seal the [...]

Finding the best diploma frames


The past 6 weeks have been busy for anyone involved in a school.  End of school activities, transitions, promotions, and graduations.  At many levels.  My youngest graduated Kindergarten a few years ago. While we'll keep her certificate, we probably won't frame it... although it'll live in her school memory box. For older kids, leaving high [...]