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Grilled Asparagus

With the official start of football season around the corner, it’s time to tailgate. Sundays are so much better this time of the year! To celebrate, I joined a group of 64 bloggers (two for each team) from all over the country to bring you recipe ideas for a terrific football party. Click on their … [Read More...]

Caramel Apple Snack Mix

Fall is my favorite time of year.  I love the colors, flavors, and holidays of fall. To celebrate autumn, I whipped up a fun and tasty recipe to share with you all. This caramel apple snack mix is simple, easy, and delicious. There are only five ingredients: Cheerios, dried apples, peanuts, caramel … [Read More...]

Kubo and the Two Strings

I thoroughly enjoy movies that tell stories with twists and turns and a little magic thrown in. Legends, myths, magic, and danger are necessary ingredients for true adventure. Focus Feature's new film Kubo and the Two Strings is a beautifully animated movie that tells the story of one boy's unusual … [Read More...]

Pete’s Dragon (2016 )

"If the sky could dream, it would dream of dragons." - Llona Andrews Pete is a five year old boy at the beginning of Pete's Dragon. We meet him in the backseat of a car as he and his parents head towards an adventure. However, tragedy intervenes and Pete soon finds himself alone in the forest. … [Read More...]

Better Together: Because You’re Not Meant to Mom Alone

Being a mom can be lonely, especially in those early years when you are not even sure if you know what the heck you are doing. I never really felt lonely until my first born started walking and when we started going places more often. I joined one playgroup but never clicked with any of the ladies. … [Read More...]

Four Reasons Why Big Surf is Arizona’s Best Waterpark

I am an Arizona native and I have spent all but a few of my 40 plus summers in the Arizona desert's scorching sun. I have been here long enough to know that, unless you plan to stay indoors, there is not much you can do to cool off. Spending my summers indoors was never an attractive option for me, … [Read More...]

Positive Hits Tour 2016

If you are a fan of Christian music like I am, then the Positive Hits Tour needs to be on your family's to-do list this summer. Awakening Events, Air1, and K-Love are pleased to bring you some fantastic performers this year including Kristian Stanfill & Passion, Danny Gokey, Capital Kings, and … [Read More...]

Captain Fantastic (Movie Review)

I usually only review family-friendly movies on this site, and with a much deserved R rating, Captain Fantastic is not a family-friendly movie. However, it is a movie about family and the effect that parenting outside of the box can have on both the children and parents. There is not too much I … [Read More...]

Family Fun and Activities

Four Reasons Why Big Surf is Arizona’s Best Waterpark

I am an Arizona native and I have spent all but a few of my 40 plus summers in the Arizona desert's scorching sun. I have been here long enough to know that, unless you plan to stay indoors, there is not much you can do to cool off. Spending my … [Read More...]

Positive Hits Tour 2016

If you are a fan of Christian music like I am, then the Positive Hits Tour needs to be on your family's to-do list this summer. Awakening Events, Air1, and K-Love are pleased to bring you some fantastic performers this year including Kristian … [Read More...]

Five Indoor Activities for a Hot Summer Day #SweeterTogether

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweeterTogether #CollectiveBias As a native Arizonan, I have something to confess; I suffer from summertime envy. When I see social media posts … [Read More...]

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Kid Friendly Crafts

Easy DIY vitaminwater Bottle Holder

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. … [Read More...]

Shark Week Crossword Puzzle Activity

Sharks are loved and feared by people everywhere. They … [Read More...]

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Recipes and Food

Grilled Asparagus

With the official start of football season around the … [Read More...]

Caramel Apple Snack Mix

Fall is my favorite time of year.  I love the colors, … [Read More...]

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