Janice - Celebrating Family

DIY Hunger Games Shirts Update (New Backs and Color)

I had a blast making these DIY Hunger Games shirts with my friend Wendy several months back. However, the iron on details on the back of the shirt came off way too quickly and I was left with a mess that I couldn’t wear. Originally I simply pulled the lettering off but that ended up looking terrible so I knew I had to come up […]

Oscar’s Oasis: Wonderful Gem We Found on Netflix

Every once in a while we stumble upon something on Netflix that we just love. The latest find is a little show called Oscar’s Oasis. This show is hilarious and the kids are often seen rolling around on the floor laughing while watching Oscar try to survive life in the desert. The show has no dialogue and is reminiscent of the […]

The Three Words You Never Want to Hear

The three words you never want to hear are “You have cancer.” What might even be worse for some is hearing the three words “I have cancer” from someone you love. I have lost loved ones to cancer and had others in my family affected by the terrible poison of cancer. My father in-law Tom was an amazing man who died […]

How I Clean Naturally With Non-Toxic #HeinzVinegar

I cook with my household cleaner. Sometimes I grab it from under the sink and pour it right onto the food I am preparing. Before you dismiss me as crazy, you should know that my household cleaner is all natural and non-toxic white vinegar. I always keep some white vinegar in a spray bottle and it is the first thing I go for when I have a […]

Fun, Crafty, and Delicious Fall Inspiration

Fall is a special time around here. As much as the kiddos love summer, it is just too hot to do much. Maybe that is why I love fall so much; it ushers out summer and brings a return to outdoor activities. It also leads to the holiday season. In celebration of fall I wanted to share some of my favorite fall […]

Healing is a Choice (Book Review)

They say that time heals all wounds. They lie. Time alone heals nothing.  It is what you do with that time that makes the difference. Time alone can actually make a wound worse. If you have ever had a minor cut or scrape that got infected and left it untreated then you know what I am talking about. Without […]

Delicious Zucchini Bread

Zucchini is a seriously underrated vegetable. I have never met a zucchini that I didn’t like and although I usually eat it in a healthful dish, I simply cannot resist zucchini bread. Even though zucchini is really a summer vegetable, baking breads is something I enjoy doing in the fall since only crazy people turn their ovens on during summers in this […]

Celebrate Fall With a $20 Starbucks Giftcard Giveaway! (10/05)

Saturday is the first day of fall, my favorite season. To celebrate, Wendy from Around My Family Table  and I have joined forces to bring you this awesome giveaway. How does a $20 gift card to Starbucks sound? Be sure to enter using the Rafflecopter Form below. Good luck! GIVEAWAY OVER

Alzheimer’s Research and a Cure: How You Can Help

Take a moment and think about the person you love the most. Now imagine that person forgetting who you are. As we age, we all lose some of our mental sharpness, but with Alzheimer’s disease the toll is much larger. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, but it is important to remember that it is not a normal […]

Forgiving My Imperfect Parents

I didn’t have the most stable and functional childhood in history, of that I am sure. But I have come to realize that is really doesn’t matter. Well, not much anyway. I know so many people who still blame their parents for how their adult lives turned out and who still hold grudges against their […]

Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain (Review and Giveaway) (09/22)

We love pizza around here…who doesn’t? My kiddos are regular pizza engineers and they love to build this cheesy treat. I recently got the opportunity to try Pillsbury’s new Artisan Pizza Crust which has whole grain.  I usually try to make my food from scratch, but I find that using pre-made pizza dough saves a ton of time. Since […]

Mommy’s Escape Giveaway – Win a Keurig and a Kindle Fire (10/05)

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