Family Night: Disconnecting to reconnect

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Family time is different than it used to be, there’s no denying that. I remember, growing up, there was a weekly family time where everyone just relaxed and spent time together. No electronics. No distractions. Just us enjoying each other. In this modern world of technology, gadgets, and quick and easy entertainment, most families find ...

30 day photography challenge #30SummerDays

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Who wants to do the fun #30SummerDays Photography Challenge with me, and a friend or two?!  I have wanted to do a photography challenge for a while and just haven't... I guess I needed a kick in the pants.  But then my friends at Staples were all "Brett, will you try a fun photography challenge ...

Date night at home with indulgences #GelatoLove

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This post brought to you by Breyers Gelato Indulgences. All opinions are 100% mine. We had the best- and worst- date night at home EVER this weekend. I mean, it started out great. We had a nice dinner with the kiddos, got them in bed kind of early because they were exhausted...and decided we'd watch a ...

Grilled Potato Recipe: Heaven Potatoes

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My husband "invented" this recipe when I was on one of my first blogging trips and he was left with actual time during the day to think about what to cook.  All 3 kids love these potatoes, even without ketchup, but we also love them.  They go so well with just about anything from the ...

Still rocking the Night of the Living Dead allergy face look? #AllergyFace

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If you’ve ever had that “morning after” hangover look, I’m talking to you. Not the “I’ve got a few bags under my eyes, let me cover it with some concealer type.” I’m talking the full blown, makeup won’t fix this, Night of The Living Dead inspired HIDEOUS ALLERGY FACE® hangover look. You still with me? Now ...

Updated Straight Talk plans and promotions #StraightTalkTesters

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Straight Talk has some new updated plans and great promotions going right now and they wanted me to let you all know about them! I'm really excited about the new plans- well, one is updated, one is new- but I'm still excited! New and Updated Straight Talk Plans: Updated! With the updated $45 30-day plan you get ...

Summer Food Recipes Ideas

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Memorial Day is HERE!  The unofficial kick off to summer. The start of all of the fun cookouts, picnics, BBQ get-togethers. The start of longer days and a more relaxed schedule (hopefully). The start of one of my four favorite seasons! With all of these cookouts, picnics, BBQ get-togethers comes the question some love and some ...

Dog and cat weight loss #PerfectWeight

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We feed them, we nurture them, and we dedicate a large part of our lives ensuring that they are healthy and developing as they should be. Even when they’re naughty and break things around the house, we still love them unconditionally. And when they hurt, we hurt. We do everything that we can to avoid ...

Homemade Eczema Cream Recipe

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Two of my kids have eczema. I have it myself on and off.  It's itchy and uncomfortable.  We have tried a lot of products to help get some relief, but none seem to have a magical solution.  I decided to try to make my homemade eczema cream recently, and have been quite pleased with the ...

5 Great Plants for Fairy Gardens

5 Great Plants for Fairy Gardens

5 Great Plants for Fairy Gardens   Planning a Fairy Garden can be a lot of fun! There are so many great accessories from cute little cottages and houses to working ponds and teeny tiny veggie gardens. You can even have wire or wooden furniture for your fairies to relax in after a tough day of bossing ...