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Mrs. Smith’s Pies bring Holiday Cheer + FREE pie Giveaway!

Mrs Smith's cherry pies

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mrs. Smiths. All opinions are 100% mine. Sometimes you just want pie! Sharing a slice... or two of pie with a loved one, over a cup of tea or coffee, is a great way to connect. You don't even need to start from scratch -- I'll … [Continue Reading...]

Could this be art? Exploring Panasonic #Lumix G5 Creative Filters

Dynamic Mono Lumix G5

Now that I've stepped into the world of the Panasonic Lumix G5, I am having a hard time putting it down. I am continuously amazed at how beautiful the shots from this camera can be. And, I know that in the hands of someone more capable than I, there would be some truly gorgeous works of art created … [Continue Reading...]

Gluten-Free gifts from SoLuckyGifts.com

While our family isn't gluten-free, we do know several people who are. Talking with them makes me realize how much of a struggle it can be to find tasty meal options that fit into their lifestyle. Not to mention the hard time that friends and family members may have finding gluten-free holiday … [Continue Reading...]

On Our Table

Chicken Noodle Soup with Fresh Homemade Egg 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 … [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...]

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...]

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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...]