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The Best Way to Spend Money on a Baby

  There’s no getting around it: babies are expensive. However, this commonly understood principle of becoming a parent is a bit vague. What kind of figures are we talking about here? What’s “expensive” in the context of bringing up baby? This ambiguity gives rise to a common habit … [Continue Reading...]

A Far-Fetched Future for Ecommerce

Recent news has concentrated heavily on the future of ecommerce. Everyone is asking questions like: How much will the industry earn in 2020? Will Amazon’s dream of autonomous delivery drones ever become reality? Questions like these are important, but do you ever wonder about the distant future? … [Continue Reading...]

​Coordinating and Planning A Sweet Candy Buffet Inline With Your Event Decor​​​

By now you have experienced a candy buffet. Candy buffets are very popular and have made their way to parties, celebrations, weddings, and events everywhere. They are impressive, beautiful, fun, and easy to make. If that last part made you gasp, let me repeat it. They are easy to do. You do not need … [Continue Reading...]

On Our Table

Bake Sale Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

soft chocolate chip cookies

When I dropped my daughter off at basketball practice tonight, I realized that I had forgotten something. Everyone was carrying various trays and bags of cookies which reminded me that I was also supposed to bring 2 dozen cookies for this weekend's bake sale. Woops! A stop at the store, 2 hours, … [Read More...]

Cranberry Pumpkin Crunch Dessert : Baking with #PAMSmartTips

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray. It's my favorite time of year! The weather is cooler, the holidays are coming and I get to bake delicious food to share with my friends and family!  I've had this Pumpkin Crunch recipe stashed away in my Gramma's recipe … [Read More...]

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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read More...]