Patriotic String Art Craft


This project not only covers creativity and patriotism but if you let the kids help out you will be building fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, and including an art lesson. While it seems complicated, if you follow the template you will have a beautiful piece to show your American pride! Have fun making your [...]

Family Road Trip Essentials #FisherNutExactly


With the onset of summer comes summer vacations. Yaay! For many of us, that means rounding up the family, packing up the car, and hitting the road! Remember those college age road trips of your not so distant past? You know, those spur-of-the-moment ROAD TRIP adventures? Well, this is nothing like that. Because, you know... [...]

Summer Safety Tips

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Summer is a fun and exciting flurry of pool parties, bbq's, boating, picnics,  fireworks, beach days, and more for most of us.  With all the fun and activity unfortunately comes accidents- summer is known as trauma season among medical professionals and is also National Safety month.  The good news is that many issues can be avoided- [...]

I am not a horse.


I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by Centrum®. I received compensation for this post. While all opinions stated are my own, I make no claims about Centrum® as a product or its effectiveness. One of the things that keeps me from being consistent and dedicated to taking a multivitamin has always been the [...]

The How and Why For Growing Your Own Garden


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of eBay for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was growing up, my mom had one of the best gardens on our block. She had such a green thumb, and as I have gotten older, I have grown to appreciate it. Mom grew [...]

Berry Bramble Homemade Frozen Yogurt


Looking for a delicious and healthy dessert to finish off a meal or serve as a midday snack to get you through the day? Make your own homemade frozen yogurt with a tasty berry flavored base topped off with a generous drizzle of chocolate- the combination is amazing!   Smooth and creamy, double smoothed, Aussie [...]

Key Lime Bars

Key Lime Bars

My children love lemon bars for a summer time treat and recently when they asked if we could make some we decided to change it up a bit and made Key Lime Bars instead.  They have great flavor and with a little bit of graham cracker in the crust they really remind me of Key [...]

Cool Gift Ideas for Dad #EssenceOfCool


This post is sponsored by Arctic Cove; however, all thoughts and opinions are all mine. When I was growing up, I felt I had the coolest dad on the whole block. I am sure most of the kids on the block felt the same about their dad, but mine actually was! No matter how many [...]

Key Lime Pie Muddy Buddies


If you are craving something sweet but chocolate just isn't what you want try these amazing Key Lime Pie Muddy Buddies. They will take the edge off your sweet tooth and will be like a little taste of vacationing in the south! 9 cups Chex cereal 2 cups white chocolate chips 1 Duncan Hines Flavor [...]

The Benefits of Online Casinos

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DoubleDown Casino. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was younger, my dad used to hold a weekly poker game at our house. I remember sitting on the steps, which were around the corner from the dining room, listening to the guys as they [...]