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Valentine's Day Dessert FI

Quick and Easy Valentine’s Day Dessert Skewers

  Valentine's Day is a day of love and the less time you spend in the kitchen the better! But you do not need to go out to a fancy restaurant and spend too much money on food you can make better at home. Oh no. Instead, why not find something to make at home? On the other hand, it sure is nice to … [Read More...]

Peach Faced Love Birds F.I.

Peach Faced Loved Birds

I have often shared how much I love Arizona. We have beautiful falls, amazing sunsets, and great weather 9 months out of 12. As a bird lover, though, I often regret the lack of colorful feathers in my trees and cacti. But Arizona has a growing population of peach faced love birds. They have been … [Read More...]

#RedKettleReason FI

Give Your Children the Gift of Giving – Find Your #RedKettleReason

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Influence Central for The Salvation Army. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. As you clean up the beautiful messes of Christmas and turn your eyes toward the brand new year that is quickly approaching, take a minute to … [Read More...]

Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was just about to give up on chocolate chip cookies. I had experienced a few too many dozens of flat or sub par results from the traditional chocolate chip cookie recipes found on bags of chocolate chips, in cookbooks, and on the Internet. I had simply had enough. But I was facing a bag of … [Read More...]

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

50 Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas (That Are Not Candy)

We have four stockings hanging up in our home: one for each kiddo and one for mom and dad. As much as I love Christmas presents, I have to admit that I prefer the stocking. It is a consistent childhood memory and there is just something about a whole bunch of fun little things all together that … [Read More...]

The cows say hello there

Why You Should Take Your Kiddos to a Working Farm

Many of my fondest childhood memories revolve around visiting my grandma's house in Tennessee. She raised animals and had a huge garden and my sisters and I loved helping out by picking our dinner from the vine and keeping the animals entertained. I have  my own children now and I try to keep them … [Read More...]

Family Fun and Activities

The cows say hello there

Why You Should Take Your Kiddos to a Working Farm

Many of my fondest childhood memories revolve around visiting my grandma's house in Tennessee. She raised animals and had a huge garden and my sisters and I loved helping out by picking our dinner from the vine and keeping the animals entertained. I … [Read More...]

boating fi

Be Prepared! Family Boating Tips to Improve Your Day on the Water

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sea Tow. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. I grew up going to the lake on a regular basis. I loved going to the lake, even … [Read More...]

Lost Egypt fi

Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science

I was provided the opportunity to visit the Arizona Science Center and Lost Egypt exhibit through a campaign with Blended Extended. All opinions are my own. My family and I were recently invited to preview the Lost Egypt exhibit that is currently at … [Read More...]

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Recipes and Food

Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was just about to give up on chocolate chip cookies. … [Read More...]

Easy Chicken Parmesan FI

Weeknight Winner: Easy Chicken Parmesan (plus a giveaway)

As a busy mom, I am always looking for shortcuts in the … [Read More...]

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