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Family Camping Trip Tips and Ideas

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There are some people that say this is the perfect weather for camping. The sunny days and crisp cool nights make for just right conditions for outdoor living. While I’m not completely onboard with sleeping outdoors I’m all for enjoying nature and the beauty of the world around us. While I prefer the kind of […]




Vanilla Brown Sugar French Toast

Vanilla Brown Sugar French Toast #kidsinthekitchen

Breakfast for dinner is like the greatest idea ever. No one ever moans and groans about that. The thought of gooey syrup or loaded up eggs makes everyone in our house smile. One day this week when my dinner plans fell through we went to plan B, French Toast. But we gave it a spin […]




Double Chocolate Candy Bar Milkshake #TruMooTreats

Double Chocolate Candy Bar Milkshake #TruMooTreats

The candy is about to roll in. Trick or Treating is such a big deal with my  kids. It’s like a competition who can get the most candy. What they don’t seem to understand is they visit the same houses so the quantity is the same. Then when we get home everything goes into one […]




S’mores Chex Mix

S'mores Chex Mix Muddy Buddies Halloween Treat #ChexMix

Halloween in just weeks away and the neighbors and I are planning a big community party and parade. We’re a small community but there are lots of families that would really enjoy this event. I’m in charge of snacks for the party after the parade. I know with kids there are lots of food restrictions […]




Bow Tie Cupcake Toppers

Bow Tie Cupcake Topper Craft, party supplies, party favors, party decor

We have 2 very good bakeries in the area where we get cupcakes once in a while.  The cake and icing flavors are always a great combination and who doesn’t love a cupcake. Sometimes I like to dress them up a little especially when we get them for company or special occasions. These Bow Tie […]




Going Pro this Holiday Season

GoPRO Hero Camera at @BestBuy Holiday Shopping #GoProatBestBuy

The leaves are falling. The kids are playing. The team is scoring. These are just some of the shots we’re taking with our cameras in the gorgeous fall weather. Do you have the best camera to capture all the action and smiles and cheers? Check out Best Buy for the latest gadgets for adventure seekers […]




Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Butterscotch Cookies #kidsinthekitchen

Oatmeal Raisin Butterscotch Cookies Recipe, kids in the kitchen, cooking with kids, fall flavors

When fall rolls around the tastes for snacks and treats change. When it’s time for dessert its usually fewer requests for ice cream but more for gooey brownies. After School Snacks are now warm or spicy or sometimes a little of both like these oatmeal raisin butterscotch cookies. With a big dose of cinnamon and […]




Sweet & Spicy Garlic Chili Chicken #recipe

Sweet and Spicy Garlic Chili Chicken #recipe

It was a hot and humid day and I had no desire to man the grill to cook dinner. The house was cool because the air was cranked down to 70 degrees so the kitchen felt very good to cook a meal. I’d been craving Chinese food for days but instead of ordering I created. Our […]




Halloween, Snacks and More #StockUpSale

Acme Markets #StockUpSale

I just got my sneak peak Acme Markets weekly ad in my inbox. I signed up a few months back so I didn’t miss out on any good deals if the circular didn’t make it to my mailbox. Especially right now during their #StockUpSale i don’t want to miss something that could really make a […]




Skeleton Key Shadow Box Craft

Skeleton Key Shadow Box #craft #upcycle

There was a time recently that I had a little obsession with skeleton keys. Rob got me a really pretty necklace a couple years ago through Etsy and I started collecting them from vintage shops and flea markets. So I had a collection of keys. Now what. I wanted to display them, show them off, […]