Happy 11 Years to Us…and 10% off for YOU!

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Today is the 11th anniversary of our "I do" and the beginning of our marriage. We have a BUSY day today.  Soccer x 3 kids, a birthday party, my husband coaches 2 of the kids' teams. Our big, exciting romantic plans include a big, bold, juicy steak at  Outback Steakhouse tonight.  With the kids.   Hey, I'm ...

Easy Eyeball Cookies

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I love this snack! It's super easy and perfect if you need a last minute Halloween snack for the kiddos. Kids can easily make these Easy Eyeball Cookies themselves so they'd be a really fun party craft/activity/snack too.  Happy Halloween! Easy Eyeball Cookies  Ingredients One package of black & white sandwich cookies, any brand will work One container of ...

Tailgating Essentials #SamsClubTailgating

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What’s the best part about fall? Football season, of course! Whether you’re actually into the game, or just in it for the atmosphere, football season is a blast! The perfect replacement for summer BBQs once the whether cools down. While it may seem carefree and lax, however, it’s even MORE important to be prepared for ...

Fun new menu options at Ruby Tuesday

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When I think of a place to visit for dinner with the family, Ruby Tuesday is one of the first things that pops in my mind. Any other place, and my family is left arguing about who “has a taste for” what, and what things sounds “absolutely revolting” to others… yeah, nobody has time for ...

Back to school learning, memories and lunch!

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The house is quiet, and I can actually hear myself think. You know what that means? School is now in session. I had mixed feelings about my children heading off to school this year. On one hand, summer was awesome and I hated to see it end. On the other hand, it’s nice to get ...

Check out our Boxtrolls!

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The countdown continues until The Boxtrolls comes to theaters (9/26). We finished our Boxtrolls, although we're still reading Here Be Monsters (and we need to hurry or we won't finish before the movie comes out!) We had to enter the #BuildaBoxtrollSweeps and took plain old shipping boxes from this:     To this.... To these! Ta-da! Create your own Boxtroll and enter to win ...

Drive Safe Today Day #DriveSafeToday

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Drive Safe Today Day is an event that shows Progressive’s human side -- an observable pursuit outside of providing innovative insurance. The purpose is  to affect driving behavior and make the roads a little safer for everyone.   I have 3 kids. If you’ve been around here at all, you’ve likely seen photos  of them.  They are my ...

9 Tips for benefit concert donors

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For over forty years, the benefit concert has served as one of the most easily recognizable forms of aid for charitable organizations.   It all started back in August 1971 when George Harrison called a few friends - Ringo, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, to name a few - to play at the world’s first benefit concert.  The ...

Summer Boredom Busters

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Possibly the most frightening creature that rears it’s head in the summer months are bored children.  I write this and we still have many weeks LEFT of summer... we're at the point where swim team is done, lessons are finished.... and kids are getting bored. They bring with them everything from whining and misbehaving, to ...

Back To School Lunch Ideas

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Whether you choose to feed your child all natural foods, or something quick and easy, you’ll need to come up with back to school lunch ideas! Of course, most kids would be satisfied with a sandwich and a snack every day, but sometimes it’s nice to change things up for them! 1. Pasta Salad. If your kids ...