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Why You Shouldn’t Compromise On High Speed Internet


When balancing your home budget, it’s tempting to consider high-speed Internet a luxurious personal expense. However, it’s actually too important to compromise on your Internet speed. Yes, you could hunt for bargain basement prices but you’ll end up with an infuriating slow connection. You have to stay connected to the web if you want to be part of … [Continue Reading...]

Chicken Noodle Soup with Fresh Homemade Egg Noodles


I wasn't planning on posting this chicken noodle soup recipe, hence the horrible quality cell phone photos!  Once the family tried it, though-- we decided it was probably one of the best soups I have ever made!  Which means I had to share it so I would remember just how I threw it together!  The deep golden broth is rich with seasonings, the … [Continue Reading...]

On Our Table

NatureRaised Farms® Orange-Sage Oven-Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

orange sage chicken

Thank you to NatureRaised Foods for sponsoring this article. Learn how NatureRaised Foods is “Doing What’s Right, Right from the Start™” in your area. It's mid-summer and most nights, the kids and hubby start roaming around the kitchen at 4pm, wondering what's for supper. I love to toss together simple and fresh one-dish meals for the family, so … [Read More...]

Make a Quick Cream Cheese Apple Braid

cream cheese apple braid

The first month or so after Christmas usually ends up being pretty lean times around here. This year is no exception, even though we didn't go overboard with the gifts. That means I haven't been grocery shopping as much as I would like and the fridge is getting a little bit boring. To cheer us up, I tossed together a few odds and ends that were … [Read More...]

Spring Brunch Strata with ham, potatoes and cheese #EBbrunch

egg strata recipe

Recently, I threw a fun egg themed brunch where I focused on creating recipes that use nutritious Eggland's Best eggs. I thought I would share just one of the dishes that I served to my guests. I decided to make a cross between a strata and a frittata -- this is what I came up with after reading about a dozen different strata and frittata recipes. … [Read More...]

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Home & Garden

diy rustic wheel herb container garden project

DIY Rustic Wheel Herb Garden How-To #MiracleGroProject

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Gardening should be fun!  I love to garden but I have to admit … [Read More...]

my weekly menu board

DIY Photo Frame Menu Board with Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator

I know I have been saying it a LOT, but it is almost time for our kids to go back to school! Nine more days until the big day! We have been getting prepared by finishing up … [Read More...]

Family Moments

Dinosaur Park 1988 - Rapid City, South Dakota

Dad and The Giant Dinosaur :: Throw Back Thursday #tbt

I have wanted to participate in Throwback Thursday for a while now, but I always forget! Not today! I dug out some old photos and hope to remember to share one, if not weekly, … [Read More...]

recipe book from a mini photo album

Preserve Memories with a DIY Photo Album Recipe Book #CanonPIXMA

This is a sponsored conversation inspired by the Canon PIXMA MG7120. All thoughts and opinions are genuine and 100% my own. For more information on the new Canon Wireless … [Read More...]