On set with The Longest Ride cast

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I've been a fan of Nicholas Sparks' writing for years so when I was offered a chance to interview him and see the set of his latest movie, The Longest Ride, opening in theaters April 10th, I couldn't say yes fast enough.  A sweet story of two star crossed lovers, Luke and Sophia, their lives ...

Five Ways Mom Can Win At Snack Time

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Being a parent is a responsibility many of us have and take on wholeheartedly. As they say, it is one of the hardest non-paying jobs but can be so much fun as well. If you have multiple children in your house, like I do, you know how different your kids can be. One kid wants ...

Homemade Healthier Ranch Dressing

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This healthier homemade ranch dressing recipe is a great way to introduce kids to spices and seasonings as well as using measuring cups and spoons. I also love that it shows them that before it gets bottled and put on store shelves what goes into it and fresh can be so delicious. We make this ...

Pouring my heart out to my dad

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When you think of your most important relationships, both romantic and non-romantic, what comes to mind? Are there certain things you wish to say? This Valentine’s Day, Hallmark is challenging fans to “put your heart to paper” when it comes to those relationships we hold nearest and dearest. The obvious choice here would be for me ...

Homemade Brownies Heart Stacks

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Need a last minute Valentine Snack?  Check out these cute, FUN made-from-scratch brownie hearts!!  So good, and so festive. You can, of course, use any shape you want for any holiday or theme.  But since it's February, I figured we would stick with Valentine's Day.  Valentine Brownie Heart Stacks Ingredients ¾ C. butter 1 ¾ C. sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp. ...

Easy Red Velvet Fudge for Valentine’s Day

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If you're still looking for  special sweet treat for Valentine's Day you'll love this Easy Red Velvet Fudge!  It's simple to make with only two ingredients needed.  The beautiful pink color and rich texture make it perfect for sharing with your favorite Valentine. Easy Red Velvet Fudge for Valentine's Day Ingredients: 16 buttercream frosting - the store bough ...

Peanuts Valentine’s Day #SnoopyValentines #FlashGiveaway

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and I can’t think of any better way to celebrate than with Peanuts—where Sally loves Linus, Charlie Brown loves his Little Red-Haired Girl, and everyone loves Snoopy! So I’ve got a great Peanuts Valentine’s Day giveaway for you. You don't know this, but my bedroom growing up had a pink and ...

Disney’s Imagicademy

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We recently learned about the Disney Imagicademy apps and got to have a fun party to learn all about them and find yet another way to fall in love with all things Disney.  The idea of the Imagicademy is to encourage kids ages 3-8 to learn by creating, doing and making- driven by technology- Mickey's Magical Math ...

Kids in The Kitchen- Mini Cauliflower Crust Pizzas

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If you are looking to "sneak" more veggies into your child's diet one great way to do it is to let them be a part of the preparation. Choosing, chopping, stirring-all will serve to get your child more interested in eating. I personally love cauliflower but I don't think you have to like it to ...

Printable LEGO Valentines

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My friend's son was having a hard time deciding on Valentines to give his classmates.  He's a super cool kid but also kind of shy so a lot of the store bought cards he's seeing just didn't appeal to him.  I asked my friend Elizabeth to make some LEGO Valentines cards- printables- for me that ...