US Weekly’s Family Movie Night #PopcornPartyTime

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This post is sponsored by Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn Who's coming to Boston on September 12th to watch a movie with us? Come down to The Prudential Center, South Garden at 6 pm 9/12 for US WEEKLY’S FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT!  The movie night is open to the public- and who doesn't want to have a fun family outing ...

Family Homework Station

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We just redid our kitchen. Well, everything except the ceiling. The floors were redone, new cabinets, counters, kitchen sink...it's all new, it's all freshly organized...and we have so much more cabinet space. Tons more. Enough that I was able to save some space for a family homework station to have everything the kids need for ...

Cajun Sausage with Black Beans and Rice

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Today's families are often in a rush going from school, to meetings, to various activities. We need quick and easy meals that do not take a ton of time, but still offer a balanced meal for the kids and adults. Variety and flavor are the key to making them popular with the family- who says ...

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 ...