Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein

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Two of my favorite things in the world are books and Christmas.  Naturally, when we see books relating to Christmas, we grab them.  We have a whole bin just of Christmas and December-ish holiday books that come out every year with the decorations. It's always fun to see old (and new) favorites to read come ...

Simplifying Date Night

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Date Night- So important, so hard to actually carry out. At least for us-with two that are only 7 and 4 getting time to ourselves is almost nonexistent. There is the arranging a sitter, making plans, and then getting out the door. It can also cost an arm and a leg to finance after you ...

DIY Pan Liners from Felt

DIY Pan Liners from Felt

I love to cook and I love cooking gadgets, baking sheets, and cookware.  What I don't love is getting something new for the kitchen only to have it get damaged within a short time.  Most things for the kitchen are pretty durable but things can happen.  I recently received a set of  Farberware purECOok Nonstick Ceramic ...

How to Create a Popcorn Bar

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This post is sponsored by Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn A fun and affordable family night out at the movies is no farther away than your own backyard. With a sheet, projector, your favorite DVD, Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn and a few toppings, you can transform even your driveway into a theater that the whole family will love "traveling" ...

Ham, Bacon & Roasted Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Sandwiches are beautiful, sandwiches are fine, I like sandwiches- I eat them all the time! I eat them for my supper and I eat them for my lunch! If I had a hundred sandwiches I'd eat them all at once... I'll give you a {virtual} nickel if you can tell me who sings that song! It's ...

Yarn Ghost Garland

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This no-sew yarn Halloween craft idea is a great one for everyone in the house. It's Kid Friendly (with supervision) and inexpensive. BUT, it's also something else...it's one of the Halloween decorations you can make with your kids that don’t attract pests. This DIY Yarn Ghost Garland craft and Halloween decorating tips brought to you by Orkin. A bonus ...

The Power of Clean Water – Health #PowerofClean

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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 ...

Tips that Make for a Happy Baby

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We've had babies in our house for a lot of years and know how sensitive their skin can be.  From new baby skin to the dry, chapped skin of sweet chubby cheeks in winter, and from scraped knees of learning to walk to the diaper rash that comes for so many unknown reasons, a baby ...

Ham and Cheese Tater Tot Casserole

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This post brought to you by Crystal Farms Cheese. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. One of my family's favorite meals is tater tot casserole but sometimes we get tired of the same old thing week after week so I try to mix it up but keep their favorites in ...

Let’s Color Together with Gymboree + Giveaway

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The oldest of our little boys is getting ready to start school.  I can hardly believe that he is old enough for head start.  Where does the time go?  I know he’s ready to go though even if I’m a little nervous about sending him off. Thanks to Gymboree for sponsoring today's post with some ...