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What Farmers Know About Their Lawns

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For city-based homeowners, a yard is a symbol of their devotion to their home. They want to eliminate every weed, maintain ideal levels of bright green color, and have a perfect carpet of turf year-round. Anything less is an embarrassment. Things are a little different in the country, and the discrepancies are more noticeable for those who have … [Continue Reading...]

A Career in Nursing Infographic


  A Career in Nursing Registered Nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate paients and the public about various health conditions, and provide adcive and emotional support to patients and their family members. Duties Record patient's medical histories and symptoms.  Administer patient's medicines and treatments. … [Continue Reading...]

The Ultimate Overnight Baby Packing List

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After a long week of working and the beat-down of the daily grind, you just want to pack a bag, scoop up the toddlers and have a bit of an overnight adventure somewhere. It’s a good idea to get out of the normal and do something fun and unexpected with the kids. Psychology Today recently wrote about the importance of vacations to our overall … [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 because I have the same one. I remember going to … [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 box for years. The internet is a funny place though. … [Read More...]

Potluck Apple Pie Bars #Recipe {make pie in a sheet pan}

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Our annual family reunion was this past Saturday and we always have a ton of delicious treats to share while we visit and catchup. I've been so hungry for Apple Pie lately that I went searching for the perfect recipe to take with me. I combined two favorite pie recipes into this one big delicious Apple Pie Bar recipe. Everyone seemed to enjoy it. 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 garden but I have to admit … [Read More...]

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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...]

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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...]