Recently in A Hen’s Nest

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...]

Have a New Dog? Here’s What You Might Need!

Dogs are indeed some of man's best friends. They're also a woman's best friend and a kid's best companion. Dogs make people happy. People can play with the animal, take it on walks or just simply relax and watch television with their doggy friend. If you're thinking about a bringing a dog home, … [Continue Reading...]

On Our Table

Chicken Noodle Soup with Fresh Homemade Egg Noodles

I wasn't planning on posting this chicken noodle soup recipe, hence the horrible quality cell phone photos!  Once the family tried it, though-- we decided it was probably one of the best soups I have ever made!  Which means I had to share it so I would remember just how I threw it together!  The … [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, … [Read More...]

Easy Weeknight Dinner: Simple Cheese Ravioli Bacon & Peas

cheese Ravioli bacon and peas

I was going to make regular old frozen ravioli with jarred pasta sauce for a quick dinner last Wednesday, but there was no sauce to be found in the cupboard. When I stumbled upon the package of bacon buried in the freezer, I knew I had to do something with it -- must eat the bacon... And, yes... 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 … [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...]