24 Delicious Ice Cream Recipes for Summer

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24 Delicious Ice Cream Recipes for Summer This is a sponsored opportunity with Foodie.com Check out Ice Cream Creations by Heather Smith at Foodie.com We are a little behind here at our house. Most people are full on into summer. For us, summer school just ended and our dance recital is finally over. Today, we are in 100% all about pure summer fun. Not only are we thinking summer, but Mother Nature is as well. The heat and humidity … [Read more...]

12 Shakes and Floats to Chase the Summer Heat

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This is a sponsored opportunity with Foodie.com Check out 12 Shakes/Floats to Chase the Summer Heat by Heather Smith at Foodie.com One the thermometer starts edging over the 80 degree mark, my kids are constantly moaning about how hot they are. Popsicles do the trick for a while... but to end a long exceptionally hot week we like to pull out all the stops and have a nice cold refreshing milkshake or float. You can always do the standard … [Read more...]

20 Ideas for Your Outdoor Graduation Party

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This is a sponsored opportunity with Foodie.com   Graduation parties can seem overwhelming. SO many well wishes, so little space. Bring the party outside and turn it into a barbeque! Simple eats, casual setting, lots of space... perfect! I found 10 different burger recipes to bring your menu beyond the traditional burger. Whether you have a few vegetarian guests, a few that won’t eat red meat, or some that like it a little … [Read more...]

20 Ideas for a Great Vegetarian Sunday Dinner

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This is a sponsored opportunity with Foodie.com. All opinions are my own. “Sunday dinner” means different things to different people. Our family is very relaxed and loves to go potluck, buffet or make it yourself. Rarely do we all agree on a “theme”. I adore Chinese food, hubby prefers Indian, the kids adore Italian (mainly pizza) and we all love Mexican. We tend to take turns so everyone gets something they prefer at least once a month. In … [Read more...]

Celebrate Pi Day with PIE | 20 Candy Pie Recipes

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This is a sponsored opportunity with Foodie.com. All opinions are my own. Have you heard of Pi Day? I hadn’t either until my two oldest were in school. They had a great time with it, including making t-shirt with Pi written out on it as far as they could take it. To catch you up to speed if you don’t know what it is: Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to … [Read more...]

Five Things Your College Bound Student Will Need

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Five Things Your College Bound Kid Definitely Needs Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Chevrolet via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Chevrolet. Although my daughter has been in college for a few years now, this is her first year away from home at a University about 90 miles from home. Our back to school shopping list has changed dramatically over the … [Read more...]

Art In A Pinch | Stylish Wall Décor

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Pledge via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Pledge   If you’re like me, you have (or have had) an overflowing under cabinet full of various cleaning items. You know... a bottle for cleaning glass, one for wood, one for allergens and the list goes on. For the longest time I accepted the notion that I needed a separate … [Read more...]

Pop Secret | 3 Steps For The Perfect Movie Night | Find Your Critic Tool

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  Last week I shared about our Family Movie Night routine. All six of us adore watching movies... but prefer not to waste our time on dud movies. There have been several instances my husband has brought a movie home from the local library (love checking out DVDs for free!) without knowing anything about it only to find after only watching 5 minutes of it that it’s a stinker. My husband found the website Rotten Tomatoes a couple of … [Read more...]

The Secret to Movie Night with Pop Secret

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One of the things our family agreed on when purchasing the house we are in now is that we would need to create more of our own entertainment at home as a means to try to save a little money. Taking a large family (of four then, now six) to the theater runs upwards of a quarter of our monthly grocery budget! With our house payment increasing, our entertainment budget had to decrease. So when we were offered a chance to try Pop Secret popcorn’s … [Read more...]

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer | American Cancer Society’s Walking Event

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  Breast cancer is probably something that has affected you or someone you know. I have not been affected personally, but it has hit close enough to home to make me take notice. I am determined to help the fight so that fewer women and their families have to face this horrific disease in the future. The American Cancer Society feels the same way. Their Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to … [Read more...]