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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. Congratulations to Under the Big Oak Tree who created “Better than […]

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Winner of Our Tailgating Recipe Contest

Congratulations to Under the Big Oak Tree who created “Better than Going Out Nachos“! She’s the winner of last week’s Tailgating Recipe Contest. Send me your mailing address so that you can receive your prize. This week’s Ultimate Recipe Swap is Favorite Fall Foods. Come on Thursday and share your faves with us!

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Falling for Fun: 5 Great Read Alouds

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When FishBoy12 was a wee lad, I invested a small fortune in Scholastic books. While it may not have been the wisest financial decision at the time, we have more than got our money’s worth out of this little library we built of great read-alouds. And some of the most well-loved in the bunch are […]

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Recipe Contest Voting Begins

Well, it’s official – if my tv is going for six hours straight, it’s either the final day of The Next Food Network Star or we’re well into football season. Since TNFS was last month, the answer is obviously the latter. I appreciated all the recipes submitted to last week’s Ultimate Recipe Swap. Wow! Mother […]

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Preparing for Fall: Switching Out and Stocking Up!

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Once school starts up again and the days shorten, my mind just starts to think about Fall and preparing for winter. Though I come from pioneer stock, I certainly don’t live on a farm, nor do I harvest anything from my own backyard. In fact, living again in Southern California, I don’t get to experience […]

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Vote for Your Favorite Better-For-You Tailgating Recipe

Well, it’s official – if my tv is going for six hours straight, it’s either the final day of The Next Food Network Star or we’re well into football season. Since TNFS was last month, the answer is obviously the latter. I appreciated all the recipes submitted to last week’s Ultimate Recipe Swap. Wow! Mother […]

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Got Bugs?

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise. — Proverbs 6:6 I’ve had lots of opportunity to meditate on that Scripture over the last month. With the dry weather we had in late August and early September, our home was virtually overrun by ants. I’m not talking a trail or two. […]

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Fall Festival of Fun, Food, and Friends

Where did the summer go? Autumn begins next week. Well, Fall is one of the best times of year, anyway. So, let’s make the most of it! Why not celebrate, plan ahead, exchange great ideas, traditions, and recipes? Join us for a great week of autumn-themed festivities. Five blogs, five days, five great ways to […]

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