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Sugar Skull Pencil Toppers #halloween #craft

Sugar Skull Pencil Toppers #halloween #craft

When particular holidays and seasons creep up it gets my creative mind going. Halloween is one of them. I love everything about things that are fun scary not gruesome scary. Sugar skulls are part of the Day of the Dead celebration in the Latin American and Mexican culture where family and friends show remembrance for those […]

Shepherds Pie Dinner with Manwich Thick & Chunky

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Family meal time is important. It’s often the only time in a day that we all come together to reconnect after busy days at work and school. Coming together around the table lets us talk about […]

DIY Mancala Board #kidsinthekitchen

DIY Mancala Board #kidsinthekitchen #recycledcrafts

Having kids of varying ages there aren’t too many things that they all have interest in. Board games is tops on that list though. Games is something they can always agree on. Sabreena remembered playing a game in elementary school called Mancala. I’ve never played it but have heard of it. She looked in the […]

Toyota Teen Driving Safety Clinic #TeenDrive365

Teen Driving Safety Clinic woth Toyota #TeenDrive365 #distracteddriving

Having one of my children of legal driving age scares the crap out of me. Everytime she gets in the car I worry. I know she’s cautious and has hopefully been following our rules for the last 2 years but that doesn’t lessen the anxiety I have that one day she’s gonna call to say […]

It’s easy with Five Star Home Foods


With 2 months of successful meal plans and delicious dinners using Five Star Home Foods I wanted to share more information about the plan itself. Five Star Home Foods is a home delivery service for frozen foods. This includes meats & poultry, fish, vegetables, side dishes and prepared entrees. These are the same high quality […]

College Student Care Package from @DollarGeneral

College Student Care Package from @DollarGeneral

It’s been a few weeks since the kids left the nest.  Are they homesick yet? Have they made new friends? Are they regretting that early am class? However they’re adjusting be sure to let them know you’re thinking of them with a College Student Care Package like this one I put together from Dollar General. College […]

Fried Cinnamon Sugar Apple Rings #kidsinthekitchen

Fried Cinnamon Apple Rings with Glaze #kidsinthekitchen #cookingwithkids #recipe #apples

This might be my proudest moment ever as a parent. Cooking with the kids has had many stumbling blocks and of course successes. One of my favorite moments was when Shae and I made our own chewy soft pretzels and the non-cooking post with the clay mini food. This week for #kidsinthekitchen Shaun stepped up […]

Jamberry Nails Manicure Review

Jamberry Nails Manicure Review

I don’t do much for myself in terms of beauty and glamour these days. This summer has been busy and we’ve been spending alot of time at the pool, on vacation, at the beach and enjoying other activities. This leaves little time for plucking, waxing, steaming, scrubbing and moisturizing. BUT I did finally get a […]

Can E-Cigarettes Really Work?

Pop Pop and the littles

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NJOY for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. My parents are a HUGE part of my family.  My children have grown up with them involved in every part of their lives. They attend lacrosse games, graduations, birthday parties and random dinners just because. Living […]

Back to School Lunch Box Notes #kidsinthekitchen

Printable Lunch Box Notes for Back to School

This is week 2 of Back to School for our household. The kids are back into their routines and so far so good. We’ve even gotten into better lunch making routines and are packing healthier foods. It’s totally up to me to shop for the right ingredients but they kids are making great choices already. […]