Come get cheesy with us! #MacAndCheesyJoke

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If you know me, you know I love puns, groaners, cheesy jokes.  The worse the punchline, the better!  Cheesy should be my middle name.  Really.  Just ask my husband.  And one of my fave (actual) cheesy brands, Pirate's Booty, have come out with Mac and Cheese!! We LOVE the booty in our house.  My kids ...

Pumpkin Recipe: Pumpkin Butter and Pancakes #PumpkinCan

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This post brought to you by LIBBY’S Pumpkin. All opinions are 100% mine. I have another pumpkin recipe to share with you. I just love the flavor it adds to recipes and also, the added benefits to our bodies.  I had some leftover from a batch of Pumpkin S'mores Bars and had frozen the extra, ...

I’m doing a 3 day cleanse

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This post brought to you by Kaeng Raeng. All opinions are 100% mine. I've been hearing and reading about cleanses and detox programs for a while.  It seems like especially the past few months, I've been seeing more and more (and more!) about cleanses and how great they make you feel.  A friend of mine ...

Healthy on the go snack idea #RealTastesGood

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I want my kids to be healthy, productive, and successful. I’m fairly certain every decent mother wants the same. I find, however, that the “healthy” part is much easier said than done. The day and age that we live in is all about go, go, go, and my family is no different. Always on the ...

{Red, White &} Blue Velvet Cupcakes Recipe #MyDawnSummer

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This weekend was so super busy for us.  In the midst of 4 soccer games, a baseball game and a dance recital, we had one kid at a slumber party and Father's Day to celebrate, plus Flag Day and Softball and Baseball night at the New Britain Rock Cats. It's summer! Summer's pretty hectic for ...

Fun Things to Do Without TV

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Fun Things to Do Without TV Summer is here, and it's time to unplug! While it might be tempting to let the kids veg out on electronics or in front of the television, summer will fly by and I promise you'll wish you spent more time doing non-TV stuff! Get creative. Do something awesome and fun, like ...

Easy Marinade Recipe: Ginger Lime Salmon Steaks

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We did another 'try something new' recipe this week.  We decided to give try our hand at grilling some fish steaks.  Salmon was on sale, so salmon won :) I'm all about lime this time of year so when my husband showed me a recipe he'd found at work, we had to see what would ...

Best Places to See Nature Outside NYC

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Best Places to See Nature Outside NYC     New York City is filled with the sounds of the city from the honking of taxis, to people talking on their phones, and sirens at all hours of the night. Sometimes though, you just want to escape out into nature and hear the sounds of a stream running or ...

Top 8 Safety Features of Toyota Sienna #SiennaDiaries

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The 2014 Toyota Sienna has an incredible list of safety features, and you’ll be surprised at what comes standard in any of the models! If safety is a concern of yours when purchasing a car, you’ll be happy to know that this car is incredibly safe. Since we're driving a 2014 Toyota Sienna LXE right ...

Things I don’t leave home without

I'm talking about something serious today.  YES, I am.  The things I don't leave home without.  These are serious things.  Well, maybe not all of them are.  But each serves a purpose.  There's also one item in particular that is newer to me but immediately became part of my 'stuff' I must bring places. Hint: it ...