Spiced Dark Chocolate Muddy Buddies #ChocolateHistory #OldNorth

I don't know many who aren't fans of Muddy Buddies.  Often times, though, this delightful snack is almost TOO sweet, at least for adults, and when I was up in Boston for Patriots Weekend, watching a demo by American Heritage Chocolate at the Old North Church, I started thinking about using that chocolate in a [...]

Celebrating the American Soldier #WorkforceStories


When I was about 6 or 7, my twin brothers graduated from high school. Mom was super emotional that night, and I just put it off to her being so proud of their accomplishment. As it turned out, she had gotten news from the boys the rest of us were unaware of. What the twins [...]

Have you ever….

have u ever

This blog post is sponsored by Mott’s and SocialMoms. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.Having kids in activities often means we’re on the go. Like many moms, multitasking and running all over is kind of the norm for me!!  With social media being such a prominent part of our lives, there’s almost [...]

Camp Invention Summer Camps #thinkmakecreate #giveaway


Summer is coming really fast and many of us are planning the kids' activities for those many weeks off.  My kids are typically with me all day, but we do like to do some camp time for them just for a change of scenery and some different fun.  This year, the kids are super excited [...]

Enchilada Quinoa Recipe


Happy Cinco de Mayo! We're going super simple for our dinner plan for the holiday- we love to eat on this fun foodie holiday, but we do also have gymnastics twice on Tuesdays and simply don't have a lot of time to cook. This Enchilada Quinoa recipe  will be quick and easy, plus easy to eat [...]

Fun Snacks for Cinco De Mayo #FlavorYourFiesta

jose ole- cinco de-mayo

I am a homeschooling mom and we love learning about other cultures as part of our curriculum study, so we took the month of May to learn about Mexico, it's traditions and customs. As part of their  celebrations -Cinco De Mayo is a very important one that is also very much celebrated here in the [...]

H2OGO! Water Slide #Giveaway


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bestway for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. With summer on the horizon and two kids at home to keep busy I have learned one  of the best ways to keep them out of trouble is to spend lots of time outdoors. But, oh [...]

Enter the Chiquita Jingle Contest! #ChiquitaSingOff


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chiquita Bananas for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Chiquita is reintroducing the legendary Chiquita Jingle... the one I grew up with, and chances are, you did too.  To celebrate the reintroduction, they are holding the Chiquita Jingle Contest.  All you need to enter are [...]

Orange Peel Flower Bird Feeder


Who says you need to spend big bucks on fancy birdfeeders? The truth is, you can create your own fun and frugal feeders from items you already have around your home. Take a look below at how with a few simple supplies, we created an orange peel flower bird feeder that is full of whimsy. [...]

Soda Can Tab Pendant

Soda Can Tab Pendant

With Earth Day just past I've been trying even more than usual to find great crafts that recycle or up-cycle items.  I've also been thinking about homemade gifts for birthdays that are coming up, Mother's Day, and of course end of the school year for teachers.  My daughter recently had a can of lemonade and [...]

Kitchen Cleaning Hacks #ThisIsHowIClean


Life with kids can get pretty messy sometimes. Heck, life in general is messy sometimes. But with these easy cleaning hacks from Clorox, you'll be done picking up one mess just in time to catch the next one rolling in!   Life with kids is always interesting. Never boring, always loud, and pretty messy. But [...]