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The Ultimate Overnight Baby Packing List

baby clothes

After a long week of working and the beat-down of the daily grind, you just want to pack a bag, scoop up the toddlers and have a bit of an overnight adventure somewhere. It’s a good idea to get out of the normal and do something fun and unexpected with the kids. Psychology Today recently wrote about the importance of vacations to our overall … [Continue Reading...]

How Much is Too Much? Spoiling Your Dog Affordably

Ginger Grant the dog

Can we really put a dollar amount on the things we love? We don’t love products for their prices, we appreciate them for the services they provide. Some products help us cultivate our style and other products help us survive in our day-to-day living. It’s the same situation for our four-legged companions. Our dogs need just as much care, pampering … [Continue Reading...]

On Our Table

Pepperoni and Cheese Balls and Bread with frozen dough

cheese and pepperoni bread

We bought the store out, so we decided to make our own! Super G. decided that since we always seem to buy up all of the pepperoni balls at the grocery store, that we should start making our own instead. Pepperoni Balls are the easiest things to make -- all they are is dough, pepperoni and cheese. This is the perfect way to have some fun in the … [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...]

Easy Weeknight Dinner: Simple Cheese Ravioli Bacon & Peas

cheese Ravioli bacon and peas

I was going to make regular old frozen ravioli with jarred pasta sauce for a quick dinner last Wednesday, but there was no sauce to be found in the cupboard. When I stumbled upon the package of bacon buried in the freezer, I knew I had to do something with it -- must eat the bacon... And, yes... I know I just posted a cream cheese alfredo with … [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...]