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It’s a Great Day for Ginger to be a Dog! #iLoveMyK9 #CBias

Ginger thinks Milk Bone Trail Mix is yummy

UPDATE 01/16/2012: While my dog didn't suffer any noticeable injury from eating Milo's Kitchen Chicken Jerky or Griller treats, I want my readers to be aware of a recent recall and the fact that a fellow bloggers' pup had a severe reaction to Milo's treats. MILO’S KITCHEN® VOLUNTARILY RECALLS … [Continue Reading...]

{almost} Wordless Wednesday – Penny the Hen

Penny the Hen

This is one of my older hens - Penny, we lost her sister last summer :(. Penny is a red sex link {or Red Star} hen that we got at the local feed mill years ago. She is such a curious chicken, she's the one who will follow anyone in the family around the yard and hover around the picnic table when … [Continue Reading...]

Spring lawn care made easy with Scotts® Snap® Spreader System

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. The winter weather and the pets have really started to take a toll on our lawn. I've never paid much attention to it before, you would think since we live in the country, that our lawn would be … [Continue Reading...]

How to shape bread dough into a bunny bread bowl and buns!

bunny bread bowl and dip

This cute little bunny bread bowl will be the highlight of your Spring (or Easter) party! While you could easily use frozen bread {like this bread} to make this bread bowl, homemade bread is super easy to mix up and will taste so much better! I used a double batch of my favorite homemade roll recipe … [Continue Reading...]

Walmart and Feeding America are Fighting Hunger Together – join us!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Walmart Foundation for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Many kind souls are compelled to donate food items and monetary donations throughout the winter months to help feed the hungry -- With the holiday season making us feel good … [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 … [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...]

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 … [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...]

"There is a big difference between giving up and letting go. Giving up means selling yourself short. It means allowing fear and struggle to limit your opportunities and keep you stuck. Letting go means freeing yourself from something that is no longer serving you. Giving up reduces your life. Letting go expands it. Giving up is imprisoning. Letting go is liberation. Giving up is self-defeat. Letting go is self-care." ~Daniell Koepke

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