Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotic Inserts Review

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If you've been walking through life with foot pain caused by ill fitting shoes, you'll want to listen up. For years, I've moaned and groaned because I couldn't find shoes that would support my high arches and cushion my heels. It's a pain I've just learned to live with because I had two options: buy expensive custom made shoes or use gel inserts that would solve only the heel cushion problem. A few weeks ago I discovered a new option, Dr. … [Read more...]

Summer Fun with Bubbles from Little Kids Inc

Jelly Bellies Bubble Wand

This summer, we're keeping our toddlers entertained with an outdoor activity that's fun for the whole family .... bubble blowing! Bubbles are inexpensive and promote physical activity for the kids big and small that love to chase and pop them. This outdoor activity is even more fun this summer thanks to two new products from Little Kids Inc. The new Blastos! Mini Bubble Blasters are small toys with big fun thanks to the motorized bubble … [Read more...]

Cook for the Cure Win a KitchenAid Raspberry Ice Stand Mixer

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Between the road trips, play dates at the park and endless hours splashing in the pool, our family is taking a night to dedicate our time (and baking skills) to the one charity we proudly support. I hope that after you learn a little more about it, your family will join us in supporting it too! 1,000 Cooks for the Cure This summer, Friday, July 15--Sunday, July 24, 2011, KitchenAid is asking cooks across the country to join the fundraising … [Read more...]

Photography – Summer Pool Fun

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A couple of weeks ago we decided to finally get a pool for the kids. Since two of them are still little we decided to go cheap with a shallow soft pool from Intex. Aside from scooping grass, there's little maintenance and it's not deep enough to kill our water bill should we need to dump and refill it a few times. And a few not-so-stunning pictures taken with my broken POS iPhone 3GS ... oh and I think there was sunscreen on the camera … [Read more...]

Home Farming Challenge – Cooking with Fresh Herbs

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If you’ve been following along with my home farming journey, you may remember that just a few weeks ago we began planting our cool weather vegetables. Fortunately, our spring weather has been a nice mix of cooler than average temperatures with plenty of rain to give our vegetables a nice start. In fact, they’ve grown so tremendously the raised bed farm is almost unrecognizable since my last home farming update. Watch as I give you a quick … [Read more...]

Strawberry Pickin’ Season {Strawberry Shortcake Recipe}

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There are a few things each spring that get me excited ... thunderstorms, flowers, warm rays of sun on my toes in the morning and my favorite, fresh strawberries. And let me tell you, Illinois grows some of the best strawberries around. They may not be big, but they're packed with juice and leave you craving more all year long. Since I was a little girl my mom has been taking me to Jeffry's Orchard, a local family owned farm that produces … [Read more...]

#GetFresh with Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes

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Living in a house with three children, we've gone through our share of messy faces, sticky fingers and explosive diapers which all required the help of moist wipes. While they're great for babies and toddlers, sometimes us parents need a little freshness with moist wipes and that's where Cottonelle comes in. Recently we discovered the convenience of Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes which not only deliver a clean fresh scent but can be easily … [Read more...]

Rainbow Cupcakes Gone Oh So Wrong

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Despite all of my delicious recipes and food photos, occasionally I do have a baking fail. I actually had a really bad week that resulted in not one but two baking fails. It all started with a Mexican Corn Casserole that had way too much liquid and ended with these pretty, but broken rainbow cupcakes. My girls have become completely obsessed with singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow lately so I thought I'd feed their passions with some rainbow … [Read more...]