Recently in A Hen’s Nest

How Much is Too Much? Spoiling Your Dog Affordably

Ginger Grant the dog

Can we really put a dollar amount on the things we love? We don’t love products for their prices, we appreciate them for the services they provide. Some products help us cultivate our style and other products help us survive in our day-to-day living. It’s the same situation for our four-legged companions. Our dogs need just as much care, pampering … [Continue Reading...]

How to Deal with Pesky Vein Problems

Image via of Ambro: FreeDigitalPhotos.net

As we age, almost everyone has to deal with common skin problems like dark spots, wrinkles, and dry skin, but these issues can be dealt with quite easily by following a good skincare regimen. Other aging problems often faced by both women and men are issues with veins such as spider veins, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids. While these are often … [Continue Reading...]

On Our Table

Bake Sale Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

soft chocolate chip cookies

When I dropped my daughter off at basketball practice tonight, I realized that I had forgotten something. Everyone was carrying various trays and bags of cookies which reminded me that I was also supposed to bring 2 dozen cookies for this weekend's bake sale. Woops! A stop at the store, 2 hours, and 6 1/2 dozen cookies later, I ran back to pick … [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, I tossed together a few odds and ends that were … [Read More...]

NatureRaised Farms® Orange-Sage Oven-Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

orange sage chicken

Thank you to NatureRaised Foods for sponsoring this article. Learn how NatureRaised Foods is “Doing What’s Right, Right from the Start™” in your area. It's mid-summer and most nights, the kids and hubby start roaming around the kitchen at 4pm, wondering what's for supper. I love to toss together simple and fresh one-dish meals for the family, so … [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 garden but I have to admit … [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 prepared by finishing up … [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 share one, if not weekly, … [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 the new Canon Wireless … [Read More...]