Refreshing Strawberry Iced Tea #TeamDole #GetFrozen

Strawberry Iced Tea with Mint Garnish

This post was created in partnership with Dole. I have received compensation for this post. With warmer weather comes some of my favorite flavors of the season strawberries and iced tea. Summer isn’t summer for me if I don’t have lots of fruit and iced tea. And while I always love a traditional iced tea,… 

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10 Ways to Play with Sidewalk Chalk

10 Ways to Play with Sidewalk Chalk

Spring is officially here and the weather is finally starting to warm up! With no snow but a rather depressing looking yard with dead leaves and grass, it is the perfect time to bring out the sidewalk chalk. All three of my kids can participate in on this activity and they love it when I make them fun things… 

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Whimsical Nursery Decor from Land of Nod #landofnod

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This summer we moved into a new home which was a foreclosure. It needed a lot of work but had good bones. At that time we had given up on our fertility attempts, The room layout was perfect for our family and even allowed an office for my graphic design business. A few weeks later… 

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Smoked Sausage with Penne Pasta #HillshireSausage

Smoked Sausage with Penne Pasta

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Hillshire. This could include Hillshire providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. Feeding my kids isn’t always easy. I could say they aren’t picky about what they eat, but I’d totally be lying. One meal that has always been a hit with… 

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Caribbean Princess Adventures: Grand Cayman Dolphin Swim and Stingray Encounter #ComeBackNew

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Last month I shared with you my experience dining at The Chef’s Table while on a media trip with Princess Cruises, a highlight of our 5 day cruise aboard the Caribbean Princess. The entire trip felt almost magical, in part because I had a chance for almost a week of alone time with my husband, Joe…. 

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Homemade Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

chicken wild rice soup

On a cold winter day, nothing warms me up like a bowl of soup. When fall hits I’m always excited to be able to start making soup again for my family, like our favorite Hearty  Italian Soup. Delicious one pot meals make preparing and clean up a breeze. They also are perfect for feeding a… 

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