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Easy and Affordable Home Décor Tips for an Elegant Modern Living Room

Living Room with a Maple hardwood floor in Charcoal stain.

Want a more modern, high-end looking living room, but not sure you have the budget to afford it? You’re in luck, as the world of interior design has evolved, so has the means for homeowners to create a living space they always dreamed of. With a few staple pieces, a small financial investment, and a lot of creativity, your living room can have the … [Continue Reading...]

How to Properly Store Your Baby’s Keepsakes

baby-memories-safekeeping

Your baby only stays little for so long and before you know it, they are asking you to help them pack their things for college. If you want to hang on to your baby’s keepsakes, you may start to scramble for additional room to keep the boxes, especially if you are one of those people who are afraid to throw out anything your children draw. If you … [Continue Reading...]

Chicken Noodle Soup with Fresh Homemade Egg Noodles

Chicken Noodle Soup with Homemade 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

One Bowl Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake #recipe

chocolate mayo cake

Cake is often on the list of good luck foods to eat on New Year's day, yes most specify that it should be round cake but to me; cake is cake is cake. The other day on Facebook, my cousin mentioned that she had just made mayo cake from our Gramma's Amish cookbook. Oh yum! I remember that cookbook because I have the same one. I remember going to … [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...]

Silk Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding Recipe #SilkHoliday

pumpkin pie bread pudding

My son and I are both lactose sensitive. While we don't often let that stop us from enjoying our favorite foods, I do try to make them without adding unnecessary milk. That's where Silk comes into the picture. We both enjoy drinking Silk products in smoothies and on their own -- especially the Chocolate Silk, Mmm! I had never thought to use Silk … [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...]