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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 […]




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 […]




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 […]




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 […]




Disney Poster a Page Books

Disney Poster a Page Books for Kids

Shopping for other people’s kids in hard. No two kids are alike so I can never assume I know just the right thing.  But on the flip side knowing a child inside and out is the best way to know what to get them for gifts. My best friend’s son is a comic book, wrestling […]




Box Tops for Education and Acme Markets #StockUpSale

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Box Tops for Education is a very popular program designed to give back to schools and organizations to help the growing costs of activities, classes and extra-curriculars.  ACME, ALBERTSONS, JEWEL-OSCO, and SHAW’S stores have created Growing Local Learning in partnership with Box Tops to bring even more opportunities to earn money for local schools. Since […]




Halloween Whoopie Pies Acme Markets #StockUpSale

Black Velvet Whoopie Pies from McCormick #StockUpSale

It’s the special time of year again. Time for Acme Markets Stock Up Sale. Cool weather and the upcoming holidays bring great prices on soups and comfort foods and needs for entertaining friends and family. Acme Markets, part of the Albertson’s family, is our neighborhood grocery store. That means it’s were we trust to get […]




Kid Movie Night Netflix #StreamTeam

Kid Movie Night #StreamTeam The Muppet Movie

It’s been tough having Shae off at school all day. While I’m able to occupy some of my time with work, I still feel like we aren’t seeing each other enough. It seems like every time I’m home, she’s at school but whenever I have work, she’s home again. We really haven’t been spending as […]