Homemade Rum Cream

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Have you ever had rum cream?  No? There is a reason why, it is a specialty mix that is sold in Jamaica and unless you have had the pleasure of lying on the beaches there you probably have not had it since it is not available in the U.S. Still, even if you haven't tasted ...

Pumpkin Dryer Vent Craft

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Have you seen the adorable dryer vent pumpkins floating around?  I really wanted to try my hand at one but wanted to create something a little different and with a little more impact. I thought that a Pumpkin Dryer Vent Craft topiary was just the thing- perfect as a centerpiece on the table or and ...

College Survival Kit Care Package

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I remember my college days as some of the best years of my life. I loved venturing out on my own, discovering a new sense of independence and meeting new people. But I went to school far away from home, and I admit – there were times that I felt a little homesick. (This is ...

Cinnamon Raisin Cookie Breakfast Bowl

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If you are looking for a new fun breakfast idea that satisfies your sweet tooth, adds fiber, and  flavor to your morning, look no further.  Using the Friendship Superfood Generator I threw together this yummy Cinnamon Raisin Cookie Breakfast Bowl.  The Superfood Generator is easy to use. You can create a recipe from their suggestions ...

I’m not doing ok today.

I can't "be ok" today. It's not happening. Grief is bubbling out of me like a fountain today and I cannot fight it.  It needs to flow. The reality that both my parents are gone is just overwhelming me. The reality and the pain. The heartbreak. It sucks. My dad died on April 12. I ...

How Speed Queen Washers and Dryers are Made

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You know, I've never been to the inside of  a factory before. I've never honestly stopped to think about how things are made that we use every single day.  I think that's kind of sad.  Last week, I got to fly out to Ripon, Wisconsin for a quick overnight in order to meet the PR ...

Skillet Meatball Stew

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I was talking to my sister a few weeks ago and sharing my feelings (whining)about our end of summer meal rut. It happens every year, but usually if I say something to her, she'll remember something she made when her kids were younger and be like "oh hey! my kids used to love...." and then ...

Milkwise: Coming to dairy shelves near you

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Growing up, we had whole milk.  I drank it because my parents told me to, but it was always kind of too thick for my liking. Then I went to overnight camp, and they only served skim milk.  Which was like white water, and I despised it.  But, again, the adults in charge said to ...

New Beginnings, Clean Shave

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This is a guest post today from my friend Lolli at BetterinBulk.  Today marks the first day of a new school year for us. It's hard to believe that my oldest daughter is beginning her second year of college today. It seems like yesterday that I was walking her to the elementary school across the ...

Get Kids Out to Play

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I grew up outside- probably one of the last 'generations' to do so.  Most of my childhood memories are with neighborhood kids, climbing trees (I always went higher when I got scared and couldn't get down), playing in the old coal bin, and making forts in the forsythia shrubs that seemed to be in mass quantity ...