blueberry syrup

Homemade Blueberry Syrup and Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick!

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 [...]

Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Mango Salsa


We’re still making beef and chicken step aside for some pork-tastic grilling this summer, and this weekend, we had our grilled chops with a Peach Mango Salsa recipe that was ah-mazingly delicious.  The heat of the jalapeno with the sweet of the peach and mango was just out of this world…. and oh, so yum. [...]

Peach Dump Cake a la Mode


With the dog days of summer comes more frequent opportunities to serve tasty, refreshing meals that delight the whole family. I don't know about you, but I am always up for finding new recipes to make, especially in the summer when I'm not in hyper planning and schedule mode and frequently have last minute everything to put [...]

Celebrate #SmarterKids with a #TwitterParty July 29 


  Today’s kids learn in a different way than ever before. It’s no longer necessary to memorize long stings of facts from hefty encyclopedias lugged from the library’s resource section (remember those days?!). Thanks to the internet, the answer to nearly any question is available at our kids’ fingertips; today’s brand of learning is about [...]

Creative Tips For Getting Kids Excited About Science


When the kids get out of school for the summer, the "summer slide" buzz begins. If you are not familiar, this is not the fun piece of playground equipment, but rather a regression of learning. You see, once the kids get out of school, they tend to turn off their learning and get into play [...]

How to Track Summer Spending


Are you looking for an easier way to fund your summer adventures and stay within budget? Today’s sponsor, Visa and the Prepaid Visa® RushCard, has a prepaid card that can be the perfect way to track your spending and budget your funds so you can fit in all of the summer fun you wish to [...]

Back-to-school shopping Is easy at Target


Thanks to Target for sponsoring today's back-to-school shopping post! Every year families go back-to-school shopping. It can get miserable for everyone. Not this time! Heading back-to-school can be easy as 1-2-3 at Target. I know we're smack dab in the middle of summer break. Swimming, vacationing and just enjoying time with the kids home has [...]

American Girl Accessories- Notebooks

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Somehow this summer just flew buy and it is nearly time to start thinking about back to school already. If your little girl has an American Girl for a best friend she would love some mini sized notebooks for her doll to get ready to hit the books too! With just some common craft supplies [...]

Gluten Free Chex Mix

savory-gluten-free-chex Seriously! The combination of sweet and savory is just amazing.  I don't often have Chex Mix when it's not the holidays,  but I have been feeling nostalgic and missing family and decided I would make a batch.  My family has done batches of Chex Mix aka Nuts and Bolts, Holiday Crack, and I don't know what else you have called [...]