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4 Types of Security You Can’t Live Without

In simpler times, we were able to walk out of the house and give no mind to locking the doors or closing the windows. At least, that is the story Baby Boomers tell their grandkids. These days no one would want to leave their door unlocked even if they thought it was safe. It just seems like a … [Continue Reading...]

Creating the Ideal Lawn for your Family

Yards are one of those things that can develop in any direction. They can be used to enhance the beauty and functionality of the home, or they can become a big hassle, or they could just land in the middle and not be good or bad for the homeowner. There's no question that most people prefer to … [Continue Reading...]

How to Make Water Tastier When You Don’t Like Water

Drinking enough water can be a challenge. You know that you're supposed to drink at least eight glasses of water per day, but somehow, it seems impossible to drink even one glass some days. It would be easier if you actually liked the taste of water, but you'd much prefer to have that soda or … [Continue Reading...]

On Our Table

Spring Brunch Strata with ham, potatoes and cheese #EBbrunch

egg strata recipe

Recently, I threw a fun egg themed brunch where I focused on creating recipes that use nutritious Eggland's Best eggs. I thought I would share just one of the dishes that I served to my guests. I decided to make a cross between a strata and a frittata -- this is what I came up with after reading … [Read More...]

Welch’s Share Your Moments + PB&J Cookies! #Sharewhatsgood

Welchs-peanut-butter-cookies

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Welch's. I received product samples to facilitate my review, and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. This photograph of my cousin, daughter and son at his graduation party in July makes me smile every time I see … [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...]