Southwest Bean Salad

southwest bean salad

This Southwest Bean Salad is the perfect side dish for barbecues, pot lucks, picnics, and even Sunday suppers. It has a deliciously light flavor to balance heavier items on the table.  I love it when healthy meets tasty! Pair it with ribs, hot dogs, or even meatloaf for a summer side that packs a punch of [...]

Patriotic Paper Craft


These paper crafts are perfect for your next patriotic event! Add them to food on your table. Toss them in a centerpiece or plant or enjoy them by themselves in a cute mason jar! I love using hot glue with paper because there is very little dry time. Hot Glue Miscellaneous Scrapbook Paper Circle Template [...]

Fresh Mint Chocolate Bars


Hi new friend! Janel here from the sister team of NellieBellie. I'm the short, redhead to counteract my sister Lanet's tall blondeness. We create healthy recipes, ridiculously decadent desserts, cozy drinks, cocktails, and pretty crafts & diy's. You know, the important things in a Minnesota life . We'd love for you to pop by, [...]

Twice Baked Potatoes


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Easy ways to earn rewards points for travel


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IHG Rewards Club. All opinions are 100% mine. Exploring new and old places with my family and friends is one of my favorite things to do. Visiting the lake area where I spent almost all of my summers from infancy through my mid twenties [...]

Crayola DJ Music App for Kids

Crayola DJ

Do you have a child who absolutely loves music, everything about music?  I do.  My daughter and son are both crazy about playing music, writing songs, and want to learn about creating music.  Crayola DJ from Legacy Games is an exciting new app that lets your child be the DJ! Children are able to learn the basics [...]

Super Hero Mom Brings Family ‘Round The Table…


And never turns the oven on... No electronics, no screens, just laughs and catching up on the day. Pizza, Bread Sticks and a Cookie Pie for dessert got my family together for dinner. With Papa Johns Pizza, you too can be a Super Hero Mom! It's been one of those weeks. Well, one of those [...]

Peanut Butter & Jelly Granola Recipe


I am always looking for easy, delicious, and healthy ways to provide the kids with snacks they love. Granola is great because it is super simple to throw together with whatever you have on hand and when stored properly will keep for awhile. It is also a very versatile snack-we eat ours straight from the [...]

Sports Laundry Hacks


There's absolutely NOTHING I would rather be doing on a bright spring day than my family's massive mounds of laundry! Said no one ever. Laundry. That word brings to mind images of piles of dirty, smelly, sweat, grass, and food stained blechness. While we might dread laundry day (or laundry week, if your house is [...]

How bladders are like toddlers


A toddler has no impulse control.   My bladder doesn't always have impulse control.   Toddlers need routine, and lots of practice to learn skills. Sometimes it seems things will never sink in.   My bladder has lots of routine (visits to the bathroom) and the skill of always holding all the pee in until [...]