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Stress: The Good the Bad and the Plain Ugly

Everyone experiences stress from time to time. How you respond to it plays an important role in how it will affect your overall health and mood. In some cases, stress can actually benefit you, if you let it consume you, it can cause a myriad of health problems. With everything from fight or flight … [Continue Reading...]

Why You Can’t Afford To Ignore Regular Eye Exams

The eyes may be the window to our souls, but they also permit us to enjoy so much around us. Imagine living a life in which you will never be able to behold the sight of a juicy cheeseburger, gaze upon your children as they graduate, see a newborn baby, or even adore your partner from afar. Taking … [Continue Reading...]

4 Tips for Taking Beautiful Close-Up Photos of Your Family

Taking a good close-up photo of your family can be an elusive feat. All you want is a handful of detailed, captivating shots that magnify the subject and reveal features that are not usually visible to the naked eye. Instead, your lighting is wonky, grandma looks stiff, and little Rachel has turned … [Continue Reading...]

On Our Table

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 … [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...]

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...]

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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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