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Clear off the counters with the Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler – Review

Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler

We are not the greenest family but we do try to recycle many items such as paper, plastic, cans and glass. In the past I have hated how all of this stuff piles up in the kitchen. We live in a small house and everyone always tosses the items we want to recycle on the counter by the sink, or on top of … [Continue Reading...]

Yard Sales and Flea Markets are good for our Earth!

flea market

This spring weather has me dreaming of all the shopping I'll soon be doing! You see, the warmer months are the perfect time for my favorite eco-friendly way to shop - yard sales! Not only yard sales, there are also flea markets, thrift stores and craft events all over the place when summertime hits. … [Continue Reading...]

Hens Clutch of #Giveaways 4/13 – 4/19 {#linky}

linky-giveaway-150x

I love Fridays! We don't have any special weekend plans, I'll probably measure all of the cushions in the camper to figure out how much fabric I need to recover them and watch a few movies with the kids! Sounds like fun to me! Thursday was National Grilled Cheese Sandwich day so we stopped by the … [Continue Reading...]

I do believe in Fairies, I do I do! {Or at least Fairy Hobmothers!}

tree dreams

I knew it! Fairies do exist in places other than my imagination, or at least one fairy in particular has proved its existence today!  If you are a blogger, then you may have heard that the elusive Fairy Hobmother spends his time fluttering from blog to blog on a mission to spread light and joy … [Continue Reading...]

Shutterfly photo gifts make sharing memories easy and fun!

Shutterfly logo

I am a collector of memories. These memories are not just any memories but very special moments from the lives of my children, my parents and my family. One of my favorite ways to preserve our memories is by taking and sharing photographs. I think that most of the people in my life also love to look … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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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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