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Shutterfly photo gifts make sharing memories easy and fun!

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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...]

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...]

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...]

Cranberry Pumpkin Crunch Dessert : Baking with #PAMSmartTips

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray. It's my favorite time of year! The weather is cooler, the holidays are coming and I get to bake delicious food to share with my friends and family!  I've had this Pumpkin Crunch recipe stashed away in my Gramma's recipe … [Read More...]

Recipe : Mini Meatloaf Muffin Cups

mini meatloaf cups

Sometimes, dinner pops up when you least expect it! Last week, I was busy getting my new computer all set up and before I knew it, everyone was asking what was for dinner! Dinner was "supposed" to be meatloaf, but I had forgotten to make the loaf and put it in the oven an hour earlier. So, Mini … [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...]