Better Breakfast Ideas for the New Year

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It's a new year and we've been trying to find new ideas for breakfast. Mornings are always busy with trying to get kids around and ready for school so having quick, fun, and yummy ideas for breakfast is really important in our house. So when we were asked to try the new Aussie Style Yogurt ...

Cranberry BBQ Turkey Meatballs and Nextbook 10.1 2-in-1 (Giveaway)

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I am forever looking up recipes on my phone when cooking but the screen is never quite big enough to show enough of the recipe and I can never find a good way to prop the phone while I cook.  This week while making Cranberry BBQ Turkey Meatballs for a get together I used our ...

5 tips to reduce holiday stress

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Can you believe we have less than two weeks left before Christmas is here? It feels like I have so much to do and so little time. There is a ton of cooking, shopping, school and sporting events for the kids and lots of work. I am getting stressed out just thinking about all of ...

Thule Roof Rack

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I love the new roof rack system that Thule sent to me for this post.  It was easy to install, very functional and quiet on the highway. This set-up came with Thule AeroBlade bars that have Wind Diffuser technology disturbs airflow to reduce noise and drag for improved fuel economy.  All pictured Thule items retail ...

Funky styles for girls: My Little Jules (Giveaway)

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While I may not be on trend with fashion for me, my girls really like to be... and I don't mind it at all.  I actually love when we find things that everyone else doesn't have, pieces that are comfortable, stylish, and made to wear. We've loved My Little Jules before, and have fallen in ...

Practicing Soccer Skills At Home

Practicing Soccer Skills at Home

My two older children, ages 9 & 10, love soccer and wish they could practice their Soccer Skills and play year round.  In our little rural area they only offer youth soccer in the fall and it seems the season just flies by with not enough opportunity for the kids to really work on the ...

Rudolph turns 50 #Rudolph50 #ShineBright #giveaway

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is the longest-running and highest-rated holiday TV special of all time, and it is inarguably a beloved part of the American holiday tradition.   This year is the 50th anniversary of the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.  Yes, the sort-of fuzzy and very dated little reindeer with the bright red nose who ...

Help for really dry skin #Vaseline

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Vaseline for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I have such dry, scaly skin in cold weather months.  I actually refer to it as elephant skin (and I'm not sure why because I've not actually rubbed an elephant's skin ever!).  I hate it.  It's embarrassing ...

Date Night at Outback #OutbackBestMates

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Outback Steakhouse is on a mission to help couples steak out more time for one another by declaring itself the Official Sponsor of Date Night and offering a special weekend deal they can’t refuse.  Naturally, we couldn't refuse, because we LOVE Outback Steak (and the Ahi Tuna appetizer) so after 3 nights scheduled and delayed, ...

Preserving digital memories #LyveMinds

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I am going to admit here and now I'm horrible about printing our photos.  Going back since our oldest was born? I could easily guess we have over 10,000 photos I have not printed.  I'm pretty sure we wouldn't print all of them, but I've printed almost NONE of them.  It's not deliberate- but as ...