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5 Great Cakes to Make Yourself

5 great cakes

Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids.Cake baking isn’t rocket science. Our grandmothers didn’t even use recipes. Here […]

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Anna & Elsa Costume Tutorials (FREE Design Template)

Anna Design

Is someone in your home pining to “let it go” for costume parties this fall? Are you hoping to make an Anna costume but are stumped by the design? You asked for a template, we answered. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small […]

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A Snacky Lunch – It’s What’s On the Menu

Snacky Lunch - A snacky lunch is easy. It's self-serve. It's what's on the menu.

A snacky lunch is easy. It’s self-serve. It’s a great healthy lunch idea for kids. This is one of my go-to meals around here. It’s fast. It’s easy. It’s highly portable. And the kids love it. Plus, since it’s SO much like a commercial “punchable”, I can easily sway them from that section of the […]

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Booking It September Reviews: The Hundred-Foot Journey, The Kitchen Magpie, & All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

Booking It is an online book club where we share the good reads we’ve found in the previous month. We’ve found that over the years we’ve discovered some great new books thanks to this monthly book share. Carrie and Anne are my fellow bookworms and help round out the selections. This post does include affiliate links. If you make […]

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What Did I Do All Day?

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You’ve got a to-do list, right? And you’re trying to be responsible with your home, work, and family. But inevitably something gets in the way. The day gets away from you and you wonder… What did I do all day? You know you weren’t sitting around eating bonbons or watching soaps. (Nobody watches soaps anymore. […]

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The Weekly Ramble

fishchick in pink trim

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. About a year ago we splurged on a DSLR camera. Up until that point I’d been using a Canon Elph point and shoot. I’ve worked pretty hard to get decent food photos going, but now I want to 1. take more pics of my kids than […]

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Freezer Cooking: What Can You Freeze?

Freezer Cooking: What Can You Freeze? Freezer meals have changed over time. Now they are diverse and versatile and super easy to make. Wondering what you can freeze? Check out this straight forward list.

Freezer meals have changed over time. Now they are diverse and versatile and super easy to make. Wondering what you can freeze? Here’s what: This post was originally published November 28, 2009. The list still works for me. Carnitas Soft Tacos with Fresh Guacamole Often when people hear the words, freezer meal, they imagine a […]

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Save Up to Buy New Things

saving up money

Want something? Save up for it. It’s an old tradition that still has value. In our old credit-spending days, I was hesitant to spend my own money. I worried that something would happen, something urgent, and we’d need our money for that. But, for some reason, I had no qualms about spending someone else’s money. That’s […]

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