Texture- Like Netflix for Magazines

Confession: I love People Magazine. It's super expensive though, and I cannot justify the expense of a subscription, so we don't get it anymore. But I miss it, and I love reading all the news and gossip.  It's a guilty pleasure, and silly, but there you go. Plus, finding the time to get through an [...]

Cord Blood Banking


Pretty much everyone is aware of the importance of donating blood for use by hospitals.  Less widespread is the knowledge of cord blood banking and what the advantages of it are.  Cord blood banking involves collecting and preserving the stem cells from your newborn’s umbilical cord at birth.  These immature, undifferentiated stem cells can be [...]

The Power of Clean Water – Health #PowerofClean


When you live in the wealthiest, most developed nation on the Earth, it’s really easy to lose sight of how much of a struggle clean drinking water can be. When you live surrounded by 20 percent of the world’s freshwater, it is even worse. We do a lot of camping and backpacking, meaning we have to bring [...]

Panko French Onion Chicken Sandwich

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I have lots of love for sandwiches.  Especially in fall, for some reason. This sandwich is like a whole meal between two slices of bread, and it's hearty enough that it can BE a meal. That's what we need, because around here, we're lunch bringers, not buyers. So when we bring, we go big. We're [...]

Beach Bucket List- Gulf County Adventures

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Gulf County for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Living in Central Florida is mostly perks, with very few drawbacks. I feel so lucky to have been born and raised in the Sunshine State- always close to fishing, beaches, seafood, and watersports.  In [...]

Vanilla Maple French Toast Casserole

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I grew up drinking milk.  My kids love to drink milk.  As a mom, I want to be sure that the kids are getting what they need in their bodies, with as little extra sugar and calories as possible.  We've always done 1% milk because of this, but when I heard about a new milk [...]

Scariest Places in Connecticut


It is that time of year again when the fall leaves change and spooky is in the air. When in Connecticut, don’t worry, there are plenty of places that are more than a little spooky, and are downright scary. Don’t be discouraged when you go to visit the Old Windham Inn and see an apartment [...]

Scariest Places in New England


It's October, when the leaves change, weather cools, and everyone gets ready to celebrate Halloween.  For those of us (read: not me!) who like to be scared, here are some of the scariest places to visit in New England! This year when you head to New England to see the fall colors change, you can [...]

Ghost Grahams

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One of the things that's so fun about holidays and food is that you can have a WHOLE lot of fun making fun and festive things to eat.  From simple to over the top gourmet and everything in between, there's a way to add a little holiday to almost any recipe.  Two things added to [...]

Capturing fall family fun memories

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The fall months can be super busy with sports, school,  and life in general.  But  they can also be so enjoyable when you include a lot of fun family time- from pumpkin patches to pumpkin carving and  homecomings to hayrides.  Use your  smartphone to keep it all organized and you won't have to miss a [...]

Family Camping with Your Dog

Family Camping with Your Dog

We don't go on long family vacations very often but we do go on weekend camping trips on a regular basis.  Camping is one of our family's favorite things to do together.  Camping as a family means camping with our dog Brutus too.  We tent camp in the state land or at state forest campgrounds that [...]