Ways to Save on Vacation Bible School

We have a wonderful church congregation.  It's small, it's welcoming- it's more an extended family than "just" a church home. But, like with many things, with smaller groups comes a smaller budget, and when our church decided to do our Vacation Bible School program again this year, we were faced with limited financial resources to ...

Fabulous Side Dishes

Whether you’re cooking a dinner for two, cooking for the family, or hosting a dinner get together, you’ll need some good side dishes. While it’s true that the main dish is usually the hero of any meal, side dishes are still important! You certainly don’t want to serve canned corn to guests! With these recipes, ...

5 Things to Know About School Nutrition Programs

Last week I was invited to attend the School Nutrition Association's National Conference for a day. Having three kids in school full time this year for the first time means I'll have three kids who may buy lunch at school. I like to be informed about what my family is eating. Attending the conference was a great ...

Cheesecake Factory’s #SayCheesecakeContest #NationalCheesecakeDay

My heart rate seems to have doubled, and my breathing becomes quick and shallow. There isn’t a mirror around, but I’m almost positive my pupils must be dilated much larger than normal. I peer around, just to double check that no one else is around to watch me. I know that they aren’t. I checked ...

Outlander Series comes to Starz #Outlander

I'm doing something I've not really done before. I'm watching a screen version of books before i read the stories themselves. I rarely, if ever, do this, but when I heard that the ever-popular Outlander series penned by Diana Gabaldon, was coming to Starz in August, my curiosity got the best of me and I ...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Movie #TMNTMovie

When my oldest nephew was little,  he was enamored (OK, obsessed) with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  I can't even tell you how many times I heard "Cowabunga" and "Pizza time!" from him, and I'm pretty sure that his four favorite turtles started his love of skateboarding.  I remember playing with the toys with him ...

Listerine UltraClean makes mornings brighter

This post brought to you by Listerine. All opinions are 100% mine. Target is one of my favorite places to shop. I can't even try to deny it.  I get a little giddy when I see things that are offered or availble only at Target.  Before I go any further, please know that I'm going ...

Grilled Zucchini Recipe

With summer in full swing, our garden harvest is here, and with it, approximately 400 zucchini and squash.  Since it's hot and humid this week, I'll do just about anything to avoid time in the kitchen for cooking, and use the grill instead.  (That way, in between flipping foods, I can take a quick dip ...

3 ways to enjoy Cheerios Protein #CheeriosProtein

There's really two things I eat for breakfast regularly. I'm pretty boring and pretty basic. It's almost always eggs or cereal with milk. Eggs are broken yolk, over hard- basically, cook 'em until they are rubbery and then I'm happy.  With cereal, plain is where it's always been for me.  One of my favorite cereals ...

7 Ways to Be a More Efficient Blogger

7 Ways to Be a More Efficient Blogger Becoming a more efficient blogger just takes a little planning and effort. Using these tips will get you started! Have a schedule. You knew I was going to say this, right? Setting up a schedule can be a daunting task, especially if you're not the schedule type. However, it's ...