Pinterest Try & Tell | Beach Party themed Sand Pail Pudding

Beach Party Themed Sand Pudding Recipe

Earlier this week, my daughter Kaydence celebrated her 7th birthday with a beach themed birthday party. It started with a day of sun and fun at the local water park. That's the closest thing we have to a real beach here in the lovely landlocked state of Illinois. Actually, I take that back, when I was a kid we had a sandy beach on Lake Springfield where I would spend my summers but they closed it down years ago after an outbreak of … [Read more...]

Kaydee’s 7th “Beach Party” Birthday

Kaydee 7th Birthday

For the first time in years I actually got away with a super simple birthday party for Miss Kaydee. On July 1st, this little girl turned 7 and wanted a beach themed birthday. Instead of all the decorations and little themed foods I usually do, she decided to spend the day at the local water park. That of course was a lot of fun, despite the mean lifeguard that made her cry. I suppose part of why that happened is our fault. My husband gave this … [Read more...]

Explore New Summer Flavors with a Grilled Italian Chicken Tacos Recipe #KraftRecipes

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The summer months in Illinois can be quite brutal with temperatures reaching into the high 90′s. During this sweltering heat, I often turn to my husband to get the grill going so we can still enjoy home cooked meals without heating up the house. I also happen to think it’s fun to spend time outdoors cooking together! While I love his traditional hamburgers, hot dogs and steaks on the grill, sometimes we like to mix it up a bit. One way to do … [Read more...]

4th of July Flag JELLO Fruit Dessert Recipe

4th of July Flag Fruit Dessert Recipe

About a week ago, my mom came back from Missouri from a river trip with my son. Along with them, they brought back two big bags of fireworks. I'm sure glad they did because I just didn't feel like making the out of state trip to get some myself. There was a time when you couldn't go more than a few miles without running into a fireworks stand but those days are long gone. Now you need a permit to get the good stuff, or have to go out of state. … [Read more...]

Sunday Supper | Skillet Italian Meatballs & Green Peppers Recipe

Sunday Supper Skillet Italian Meatballs and Green Peppers Recipe

Coming up with family dinners isn't always an easy task. We constantly struggle with figuring out a meal that doesn't take a ridiculous amount of time to cook when I'm tired and it's everyone will eat without whining. Those pretty much narrow down the dinner ideas to a small list. And sometimes, I just take one of our usual suspects and reshape it into something that looks different, but has all the flavors I know even the kids like. Example … [Read more...]

Simply Sweet Chunky Pineapple Popsicle Recipe

Simply Sweet Chunky Pineapple Popsicles Recipe with only 2 ingredients | FoodFamilyFinds.com

Popsicles have become all the rage in this house since I found this super nifty popsicle mold. And with the way the kids keep begging me to try more and more flavors, I'm sure you can expect to see at least one new popsicle flavor idea every week until it gets cold out. So ... chunky pineapple popsicles. This idea was born when I found myself cleaning out my pantry and hunting down expired cans. I happened to have a can of crush pineapple … [Read more...]

Pinterest Try & Tell | DIY Toilet Cleaning Fizzies

DIY Lilac Toilet Fizzies

Over the last year or so, I've managed to collect well over 4,000 recipes, crafts and DIY projects on Pinterest. Seldom do I actually put any of those to good use by trying them out. The thing about Pinterest is that it's a lot of fun to browse but it's a gamble when it comes to trying things out. Up until now, I've had as many pin fails as pin wins. So I thought it might be fun to try out at least one new thing from Pinterest each week and share … [Read more...]

Chunky Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Recipe

Chunky Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Recipe | ©FoodFamilyFinds.com

Last week we got a nice break from the heat as some thunderstorms rolled in over the course of a few days. Not only was it a much needed break from the backyard pool, which is drying my hair and skin out like crazy, but it also gave me a chance to indulge in my favorite hobby ... storm chasing. Yes, I'm a total weather nerd. Given the opportunity, I'd probably move to Oklahoma just to spend my free time chasing severe weather. Anyways, that … [Read more...]

Tech Find for the Whole Family | Acer C720P Chromebook #IntelChrome

Acer C720P Chromebook

Being a blogger and a parent with kids in school, the latest technology is a must-have in our house. Someone is always needing to access to a computer for school, work or pleasure. Among the many options we have in our home, one of our favorites is the Acer C720P Chromebook. At 0.78 inches thin and less than 3 pounds in weight, the Acer C720P Chromebook is compact in size and perfect for traveling. It may not be much bigger than a sheet of … [Read more...]

Sunday Supper | Delicious & Easy Family Dinner Recipes

Easy Dinner Ideas for a family Sunday Supper

Sunday supper is our family's favorite meal of the week. It's one of the few nights we can all sit down at the table after a busy weekend and really enjoy some down time together. But since summer began, I really haven't spent as much time in the kitchen as I should be. The scale can attest to that!  So, here and now, I'm making a promise to myself and my family to spend less time worrying about daily trials and more time focused on making family … [Read more...]