July 22, 2014

Try and Guess the Age of this Hamburger. It’s Crazy!

Can You Guess the Age of this Burger. It's kind of scary

Recently, our extended family gathered at our home for a visit and my older nieces and nephews asked about  my “famous” burger. They wanted to see it and check out any changes that had happened in the last few years. […]

Dogs, New Floors and a Problem

loving on the dogs

This post brought to you by ALPO® Brand Dog Food   . All opinions are 100% mine. There’s a world of wonder when it comes to our yellow labs. They can be just like a member of the family, our kids’ […]

Join Me: 17 Day Carb Detox Challenge


In Mid December, I announced on my facebook page that I was going to do a Carb Detox, but that I wanted to fully enjoy my holiday festivities first. Many of you chimed in asking to join me and while […]

Wise in My Own Eyes


With my cozy blanket pulled all around me, I snuggle down into my thrifted sofa and spend time soaking in my surroundings. Reminders of real-life living touch every corner of our home. Mismatched socks in a pile, leftover cold coffee […]

New Year’s Eve Traditions, Family Ideas for New Year’s Eve

Fabulous Family Fun New Year's Eve Traditions

Are you trying to start some New Year’s Eve Traditions or think of some family ideas for New Year’s Eve to make it extra special? Here are ideas for fun of all ages. Decorate a New Year’s Tree Many of […]

Last Minute Christmas Food Ideas & Traditions (You don’t want to miss)


Overnight Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake The clock ticks, and Christmas is just around the corner, but there are still some moments available to make this Christmas a bit more magical, without spending a penny. It only takes a few minutes […]

The Tale of Three Cinnamon Rolls


 I woke to the phone ringing. A recorded message announced the first school delay. Snow flakes graced not only the grass, but the roads as well. In North Carolina, that reality rocks everyone’s equilibrium, and as a Wisconsin transplant, I […]

What Do I Give a Family with Eleven Kids?

Quirky Brand

In April, it will be seventeen years that we built our home, which also marks another year out on our Homestead. Those who know me understand that “Homestead” is simply a fancy term for the land my brothers and I, […]

Hallmark Card Rewards, Free Gifts & $500 Giveaway

Hallmark Card's Rewards Program

Opening up the mail box and seeing a hand written envelope gets my heart beating just a bit faster. Honestly, a hand written note just speaks volumes of love to me. In this quick pace society, when we rarely slow […]

Giving Tuesday: Just Give Us One Hour to Make a Difference (prizes too)

Give us One Hour this Tuesday to help end hunger in the US

I remember our children’s eyes as the jeep hobbled through the crowded village. It took us three hours to get up the side of the mountain to this more remote village in Guatemala and I knew they’d be forever changed. […]

Play Like a Girl

Play like a Girl

Coffee prepped, bags filled with magazines, snacks, water bottles, comfy clothes on and patience as long as the day – yep, I am definitely a sports mom. Over the last few months, I have spent untold hours at the football […]

Flash Sale Now!! Giving Thanks Glass Hurricane – $5 (Run to Snag This!)

Giving Thanks Set of two Hurricanes - only five dollars

Wow! You all are quick shoppers. I had no idea that hundreds of the hurricane sets would sell out in hours (and I didn’t even get a chance to put in my mom’s order. I am in trouble!) While not […]

Create Your Family’s Holiday Gazette: Fun, Family Activity in an Hour

Have Some Fun for the Holidays and Create Your Own Family Newspaper. It doesn't have to be fancy, but sure will be fun! Memories!

Did I hear that you got off the hook for hosting the big Thanksgiving event? You breathed a sigh of relief, but still desire to create something fun and special for the extended family during your gathering. Why don’t you […]

10 Free Thanksgiving Printables

thanksgiving printable

I am thankful for… Paper Chain from Silverbox Creative Where has the year gone? Can you even believe that it’s November already? Thanksgiving falls quite late this year, so I am gearing up for all our festivities, but I know […]

To Every Mom Who Makes a School Lunch

The Importance of Making School Lunches

Every morning, I drag myself down the stairs, grind the coffee beans and wait for that first drip to percolate. Early morning hours and I aren’t always on the best of terms,  so there’s something about making  that school lunch […]