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Top Ten Gifts For Women

Shopping for the perfect gift for the women in your life can be a fight. Most women have everything they need, but you know there's something out there she wants more than anything. She says to get her whatever you want, but you know there are certain things she really wants. In this article, we've … [Continue Reading...]

Listen With Your Heart When Communicating With Your Children

The family is the most important unit in a child’s life. The people within the family are the very first people this child will engage with. From happy occasions, sad moments, to everything else in between, everything will be experienced first within the safe haven of the family unit. Thus, it is … [Continue Reading...]

Get In The Festive Mood

The holidays are often the most fun, yet the most stressful time of the year. There is always a lot to do and it takes a festive spirit to get the party started. We have a few ways you can get ready for the holiday season without too much stress. Make a Master Gift List If you have lots of people … [Continue Reading...]

Chores For The Whole Family

Taking care of a house can be a very difficult and demanding task. There is so much to clean in a house that it is impossible for one person to do it by themselves. While many moms get stuck trying to do all of the housework themselves, this does not need to be the case. As your children get older, … [Continue Reading...]

What Should You Know About Planning a Family-Friendly Trip to D.C.?

The nation’s capital is a fantastic place to consider for your next family trip. The biggest problem is there’s so much to do that it can be tough to narrow it all down and decide what will be most appealing to your family and your unique interests. From guided twilight tours of the national … [Continue Reading...]

On Our Table

Recipe : Mini Meatloaf Muffin Cups

mini meatloaf cups

Sometimes, dinner pops up when you least expect it! Last week, I was busy getting my new computer all set up and before I knew it, everyone was asking what was for dinner! Dinner was "supposed" to be meatloaf, but I had forgotten to make the loaf and put it in the oven an hour earlier. So, Mini … [Read More...]

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...]

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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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