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4 Greener Gardening Tips – Join SCOTT Naturals 4-Week Test Drive!

eggs and toilet paper tubes make great recycled seed planters

Can you believe we are already in week three of the SCOTT Naturals 4-Week Test Drive? This Earth month, SCOTT Naturals has challenged consumers to take the SCOTT Naturals pledge to switch to SCOTT Naturals products for just four weeks. If everyone participated in this simple change, we could save 2 … [Continue Reading...]

Glad Black Bag Art Auction proceeds benefit Keep America Beautiful!

Glad black bag

Trash. It is everywhere! My family produces their fair share of garbage and it seems like it accumulates quickly when we aren't paying attention to slowing down our trash output. The trash that we do collect gets placed in our favorite garbage collection bag - Glad black bags. I especially like … [Continue Reading...]

{almost} Wordless Wednesday – And the fun never ends #ww

fun with a box

I see lots of moms mention how much their little ones love boxes. The box usually gets played with more than the toy that came in it. I just thought I'd tell you that THE BOX never gets old. My kids love the box. They're weird. … [Continue Reading...]

Eating Light – 400 calories or Less — 7-Layer Dip Recipe

7-layer dip recipe

The Spring 2012 issue of Eating Light - 400 Calories or Less! proves that eating healthy can be so delicious! This Hearst Magazine special edition bookazine is packed full of 103 easy recipes that all come in at 400 calories or less per serving! I've never seen one of these magazines before so I … [Continue Reading...]

Eating Light – Fettuccine with Spinach Pesto #recipe

Pesto Pasta Recipe

The Spring 2012 edition of Eating Light - 400 Calories or Less has 103 slimmed down versions of your favorites! Try this delicious and healthy pasta recipe that uses fresh herbs, cheese and spinach to create a gorgeous, lower calorie meal. Then, check out the Stuffed Pork Chops and 7-Layer Dip! … [Continue Reading...]

On Our Table

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 … [Read More...]

Family Traditions – Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Roll Recipe #CanonPIXMA

pumpkin rolls with burlap gift tag

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 Inkjet Photo All-In-One printers, visit usa.canon.com/pps. One of my daughter’s very favorite autumn treats is pumpkin roll. … [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...]