Six Tips For Choosing A Hotel #ClubCarlsonAmbassador

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I was asked to participate in the #ClubCarlsonAmbassador, sponsored by Club Carlson. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. One of my favorite things to do in this world is travel. I love to see and experience different cultures, meet new people and try new cuisines. When I am planning a trip, [...]

Thai Peanut Chicken Skewers


We are officially at back-to-school week!  Soccer started last night, practice again Tues/Thurs, school starts Weds, soccer game Saturday, gymnastics starts Monday.  My husband is coaching soccer and life is promising to be busier than ever this fall.  Busy Back to school days could use some shortcuts on time without sacrificing flavor in your meals. [...]

Boston Red Sox Cupcakes


Being born and raised in Connecticut, I grew up a Boston Red Sox fan.  Around here, you like the Sox or the Yankees.  There aren't too many "others" around.... although my son is quirky and actually likes BOTH of them! Even if you aren't a baseball fan, generally, New Englanders route for the Sox.  They [...]

2 Ingredient Caramel Apple Fudge


Fall is coming!! It is! Kids are going back to school, the leaves are getting ready to change colors, and we're back to my fave time of year. I love it. I also love simple, easy recipes that come together in little to no time to surprise the family (or neighbors) with- this caramel apple [...]

Parmesan Zucchini Noodles with Tomato & Basil


Sometimes it's nice to have a hearty, filling meal without meat- even if you aren't a vegetarian. I've been overrun with zucchini from the garden so much lately and getting some from friends that I'm really starting to see zucchini in my sleep...and it's forcing me to be all kinds of creative with the abundantly [...]

Simple ways to make lunches fun

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Getting the kids off to school, dressed, and with a healthy lunch is no small feat. Give them fun and tasty lunches but make it easy on yourself by using a few cute, key supplies to think out of the box. First of all my kids love Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers ®  and in these easy [...]

Homemade Apple Cider


One of my favorite things about fall is all of the apple-liciousness that comes with it.  I love it all, the decor, the colors changing on the trees, the crispness that creeps into the air, the promise of cooler days, snuggling under blankets at night, apple picking, and then, of course, cooking and baking with [...]

Tips to Plan Your Vacation and Manage Travel Expenses


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visa Clear Prepaid and Prepaid Visa® RushCard.   Can you believe it is almost time for school to be back in session? I know, neither can I. With this happening, that means winter travel plans are being made across the country. Are you going [...]

Teajito Mocktail


I am a sweet tea drinking gal, that's just the way it is. I am in the South and it is an unwritten rule around here that you are weened off your bottle onto your momma's sweet tea. Okay maybe it's not quite that early but it is a staple in many households.  I love [...]

Oatmeal Banana Applesauce Muffins


Back to school means back to busy mornings- and mom wanting the kids to have a good strong start to their day.  These oatmeal banana applesauce muffins are SUPER healthy for kids to eat, either for breakfast or tucked into their lunchbox for a mid morning snack.  Lots of great ingredients means no guilt, and [...]