Back-to-school shopping Is easy at Target


Thanks to Target for sponsoring today's back-to-school shopping post! Every year families go back-to-school shopping. It can get miserable for everyone. Not this time! Heading back-to-school can be easy as 1-2-3 at Target. I know we're smack dab in the middle of summer break. Swimming, vacationing and just enjoying time with the kids home has [...]

American Girl Accessories- Notebooks

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Somehow this summer just flew buy and it is nearly time to start thinking about back to school already. If your little girl has an American Girl for a best friend she would love some mini sized notebooks for her doll to get ready to hit the books too! With just some common craft supplies [...]

Gluten Free Chex Mix

savory-gluten-free-chex Seriously! The combination of sweet and savory is just amazing.  I don't often have Chex Mix when it's not the holidays,  but I have been feeling nostalgic and missing family and decided I would make a batch.  My family has done batches of Chex Mix aka Nuts and Bolts, Holiday Crack, and I don't know what else you have called [...]

12 Fun Kids Activities


Are you looking for something fun to do with the kids? Consider these 12 fun activities that are perfect for summer, winter, boredom, or rainy days. It’ll be hard to run out of fun with these awesome activities.   DIY: Fluffy Flip Flops Tutorial ~Mommy Enterprises Easy Flowered Headband Tutorial for Kids ~One Creative Mommy [...]

DIY Fabric Beads and Homemade Mod Podge

DIY Fabric Beads and Homemade Mod Podge

It's summer and summer at my house means days filled with fun, easy crafts to do with the kids.  Making homemade jewelry is one of my favorite craft things to do with my daughter.  These DIY Fabric Beads are so easy to make and are inexpensive.  I always have fabric scraps on hand and we [...]

Lemon Berry Muddy Buddies


The dog days of summer are here, and we're in full harvest mode with our gardens and fruits in Connecticut.  One of my favorite things in summer is a fresh squeezed, ice cold glass of lemonade...simple, sweet and oh so tart.  Pair some strawberry with that tart lemon and you've just about got the perfect [...]

Ways to Improve Your Odds of Getting Pregnant


You are what you eat... chances are, if you want to have a baby, you want to provide the best of everything you can to your future child. Well, that includes housing, right? And your body, your uterus, will be your baby's first home. The healthier you are eating, the healthier your body will be. [...]

Raspberry Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing

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I am part of the Balance Your Plate team and help to  spread the word about CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN® oven-ready pizzas. As part of that team I receive product and incentives in exchange for participating in brand-related activities.   Whether you work in the home or out,  you probably have many busy nights when dinner just needs to be quick [...]

How to help end child hunger

how to help end child hunger

One of the hardest things to think about for me is a child going hungry.  Food uncertainty.  Child hunger.  Call it what you want, but call it something, give it a name, and give it some air time.  There are so, so many kids going hungry all the time- like 22 million school-aged children alone. [...]

What Does The Real American Worker Look Like To You?

The Real American Worker

When I think about what the American worker looks like to me, I think of my dad. My dad was about as blue collar as you can get, yet I thought he was a rock star. My dad was a bus driver for the Cleveland public transit system in Ohio. He wore this uniform that [...]