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Angry Orchard Hard Cider Glazed Pork Chops

Hard Cider Glazed Pork Chops

Working full time + overtime has made meal times an experience, lately.  When I get home at 6:30, I want the quickest meal prep possible and I don't want my daughter and I to fall back on eating unhealthy every night. After all, there's no way to convince myself that surviving on prepackaged Ramen 3 … [Continue Reading...]

5 Stress Busting Tips for Moving to a New Home

Moving can be extremely stressful, whether it’s across the country or across town. It would be different if all you had to do was pick up and move. But it’s not that simple. You have to pack, declutter, take care of turning off and on utilities, and still go to work and carry on with your everyday … [Continue Reading...]

Innovative Ways to Improve Your Home With Plastic

Innovative Ways to Improve Your Home With Plastic Infographic

If you’re a home owner, then you will be fully aware that renovating a home can be extremely costly and rather off-putting. A lot of preparation and planning needs to go in to the renovation of a home, meaning you’ll be spending time and money somewhere along the line in order to ensure everything … [Continue Reading...]

On Our Table

Spaghetti Torte Recipe – or make ’em think it’s cake!

April fools day spaghetti cake

Here is that Spaghetti Torte I tricked the kids with on April Fool's Day. I am going to be making this recipe again, it was very good, and very cheesy. I don't even want to know how many calories are in it though! I'm sure that if you were to use lower fat varieties of the cheeses and sauce, and use … [Read More...]

Potluck Apple Pie Bars #Recipe {make pie in a sheet pan}

apple pie bars

Our annual family reunion was this past Saturday and we always have a ton of delicious treats to share while we visit and catchup. I've been so hungry for Apple Pie lately that I went searching for the perfect recipe to take with me. I combined two favorite pie recipes into this one big delicious … [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, … [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...]

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