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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

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Sometimes you just don’t have time to make things from scratch, you know what I mean? Even though I love to bake and wish that I had all the time in the world to make yummy baked goods, the reality is I have lots of other things to do too! So when the occasion arises […]

10 Ways to Save Money on Family Vacations

10 Ways to Save Money on Family Vacations 0

Growing up we traveled a lot and with a family of 8, it was tough to be able to do everything we wanted to. Taking a family vacation is expensive! Not only do you need to pay for hotels, gas, food and entertainment, but there are also unexpected expenses that you need to be prepared for. It’s […]

50 Summer Activities For Kids

50 Summer Activities For Kids 0

Summer is here and I know that after just a few short weeks of playing outside or going to the community pool, kids tend to get bored. And I, for one, do not want to hear “Mooooommmm, I’m bored!” All. Summer. Long. So if you are not sure what activities to do to keep the kids […]

Weekend Update: Summer is here!

Weekend Update: Summer is here! 0

The kids are officially out on Summer break, their last day was on Friday. On one hand I’m happy to not have to wake up early, get the kids ready, or wear real clothes before lunch time. Hooray for sitting in my pj’s and working! But on the other hand, my kids are home all. […]

oh BABY Giveaway!

oh BABY Giveaway! 0

Welcome to the oh BABY Giveaway Hop, hosted by Viva Veltoro and Lindsey Blogs. We’re joining a number of other bloggers to celebrate the sweetest of deliveries… precious babies! Be sure to hop around to all the great giveaways AND don’t miss the AMAZING Grand Prize of a Thule Urban Glide or Urban Glide 2 […]

75 Summer Reading Books for K-8

75 Summer Reading Books for K-8 0

Summer break has started for most kids, but we still have a week to go! To make sure that my daughter doesn’t lose all that she learned over during the school year, we’re trying to be proactive and continue practicing her reading and math. Last year I shared the Summer Reading List  from the Association for Library […]

Summer Fun at Knott’s Berry Farm!

Summer Fun at Knott’s Berry Farm! 0

Summer vacation is almost here for us in Southern California and we can’t wait to spend our days playing in the sun! Knott’s Berry Farm is one of my family’s favorite places to visit and will be one of our first stops this Summer. They have tons of new attractions at the park and we can’t wait to enjoy all of them(…)

Pillow Box Thank You Gift

Pillow Box Thank You Gift 0

As the school year comes to an end I’m faced with a familiar struggle – teacher gifts. For some reason I have such a hard time with deciding what the give my kids’ teachers at the end of the year! I usually end up giving them a gift certificate, which is what this tutorial was […]

Orange Cranberry Yoghurt Bread

Orange Cranberry Yoghurt Bread 1

  Quick breads are always a favorite of mine, both to make and to eat! There are no special machines needed and there are so many variations for quick breads, every one is sure to find one they like. One of my favorite flavor combinations is orange with cranberry, it’s a delicious combination of sweet […]

10 Ways to Use Baby Wipes During Summer Vacation

10 Ways to Use Baby Wipes During Summer Vacation 0

Growing up I remember my mom always said that baby wipes can be used for anything. Long after my sisters and I were out of diapers she keep a pack in her bag or in the car. Even today, when her youngest child is 22 years old, she still keeps baby wipes on hand! The reasoning […]

15 Gardening Books for Kids

15 Gardening Books for Kids 0

Are your kids interested in gardening? My daughter loves to help out with planting and watering, I’m sure that my two sons will be following her lead shortly! To help all of my kids further explore their interest in gardening I have put together a list(…)

Hamilton Beach FlexBrew 2-Way Coffee Maker

Hamilton Beach FlexBrew 2-Way Coffee Maker 0

Today’s post is brought to you by Hamilton Beach. I received a FlexBrew 2-Way Coffee Maker to review and I love it so much, I’m also giving one away to one lucky reader! Over the years I’ve have several different coffee pots…. although “several” may be an understatement! I love my coffee and the search […]