DIY Witchin’ Halloween Candy Bowl

While most of us worry about the candy we will be placing in our bowls this Halloween, I wanted to create a fun bowl to place the candy in.  Actually I usually don’t put candy in my bowl because we don’t eat much candy around here…but that’s another topic for another post. My mom actually […]

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Lactose Free Bavarian Cream Pudding

When I was younger my mom would make an awesome homemade vanilla pudding for banana cream pie.  It was one of my favorite desserts, I loved licking the spoon, and scraping the sides of the pan.  She didn’t make the pudding very often, so it felt like a special occasion when she did make it. […]

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5 Tips for Enjoying your Kid’s Birthday Party

I love hosting parties.  I think they are a lot of fun, and I would have a party every weekend if my budget would allow it, and the stress didn’t kill me.   As much as I love throwing parties, I haven’t always been great about getting them together and everything organized in a timely manner. […]

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Tips and Tricks for Recovery After Exercise

One of the hardest parts about exercise is feeling sore afterwards, right?  When I try a new exercise, or get back into exercising (especially after having a baby), I forget how sore I will be after the exercise.  Just a couple of months after my (almost) 2-year-old was born, I hit the gym ready to […]

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Homemade Home-canned Salsa (better than store bought)

  As I mentioned in a previous post, we’ve had A LOT of tomatoes and jalapenos grow in our garden this year.  We have so many tomatoes and jalapenos, we’ve made salsa three times!  And each time it’s been a double batch!  I think I’ve perfected the recipe (even my picky eaters agree) and I’ve created THE BEST […]

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After School Routines

With a busy household after school is the “crazy” time. This is when the chaos erupts. The kids get rushed here or there for practices and lessons. The homework must be done, the wind down must occur, and of course the dreaded chores. Mom has to sign this, and track that, and read this. Kids […]

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Fall Wreath with Dried Apple Flowers

Yes, finally, fall season is upon us.  I know lots of bloggers are already posting their fall projects and pumpkin recipes.  But I’ve been busy canning my harvest and trying to clean the house after all that canning.  I’m getting ready for fall cleaning instead of spring cleaning, I feel like the house needs it […]

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The Purple Purse Project and 100 Dresses

The Ray Rice incident is tragic.  On many levels. One good thing about it though, it has brought more awareness to the victims of Domestic Violence.  While October is the Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Purple Purse Project/Challenge is happening all year long. I recently found out about the Purple Purse through an event I helped […]

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5 Tips For Better Holiday Card Photos

I am notorious for sending my Christmas cards out late, or not at all, because we did not get the family photos done soon enough, or at all, or I hated them, or I took them with a self timer because my husband did not have enough time off work to go get real ones […]

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Sleepovers: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

  Sleepovers have elicited some strong emotions among parents lately.  Many parents are choosing to skip the sleepovers and opt for other friend-bonding experiences. It seems like kids come programmed to want sleepovers.  There’s something exciting about having guests overnight.  I have lots of fun memories about sleepovers and all the crazy activities that happened […]

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