How to Grow Your Own Apple Orchard with Limited Space

Urban Apples Blushing Delight Apples

Quite frankly, it takes a lot to get me excited about anything. However, when it comes to gardening and outdoor projects, I'm easily amused and delighted. Anything that gets me outside of the house is a win as far as my husband is concerned which is probably why I didn't get much grief from him when I decided begged to turn part of his precious front yard into my own little apple orchard. With less than $500 and a little hard work, we managed to … [Read more...]

Strawberries ‘n Cream Mini Pudding Pops Recipe & Creative Clean Fun with Kids #FinishMoms

Strawberries n Cream Mini Pudding Pops Recipes

Partnered Post on Behalf of Finish. Every day this first week of summer vacation, our morning conversations have gone like this ... Kid - "Mommy, I'm bored" Mom - "I know honey, I'm bored too" And it replays at least twice a day with each child who can't find anything better to do than remind me how bored we all are. So I'm left to get creative and sometimes that means finding ways to get the kids to help me do boring household chores. … [Read more...]

Kajeet – Peace of Mind for Parents and Cell Phone Independence for Kids!

Kajeet LG phone

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kajeet. All opinions are 100% mine. Having kids has been an amazing experience, especially when they’re in the toddler and pre-teen stages of life. However, when it comes to having a teenager, life gets a little more difficult. This is the time for kids to experience a little more independence, sometimes, independence that is outside of my comfort zone. Since my son is about to … [Read more...]

Creamy Bacon Cheddar Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe #KraftRecipes

Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe

Now that we’re well on our way into a hot summer, I can only think of one thing that our family enjoys above all else during these hot months and that’s picnics. Whether we’re grilling in our backyard or taking our favorite dishes to the local park, our family is enjoying the time together surrounded by food that’s full of flavor and as little time spent in the kitchen as possible. One of our favorite outdoor meal side dishes is potato salad. … [Read more...]

Lightened Up Real Fruit Strawberry Popsicles Recipe

Lightened Up Real Fruit Strawberry Popsicles Recipes

It was just a few hours ago that I woke up my husband and daughter just after the sunrise to trek out to our favorite strawberry pickin' patch. It's a yearly tradition to go out there and pick as many strawberries as we can carry and bring them home to be frozen. This little basket of berries you see here is only about 1/3 of what we actually brought home. You might be wondering why in the world we'd ever need so many strawberries so let … [Read more...]

OREO Overload Edible Ice Cream Bowls Recipe #WiltonTreatTeam

Oreo Overload Edible Ice Cream Bowls Recipe #WiltonTreatTeam

I have officially vowed to NEVER complain about winter ever again. I don't care how cold it gets, I won't complain because I'm about to whine my way through a really hot summer. This snow bunny was not meant to endure 80+ degree days (don't laugh). I know for some of the Southern folks that the 80's feel amazing but anything over 75 or so is reaching my melting point. Thank goodness for things like ice cream, shaved ice and air conditioning. … [Read more...]

Easy Caramel S’mores with LANCASTER Soft Cremes

Caramel Smores Recipe

This post brought to you by Hershey’s®. All opinions are 100% mine. When I think about summer desserts, ones that always come to mind are strawberry shortcake, ice cream and campfire s'mores. While I don't have access to a campfire, S'mores are one of those easy desserts you can make just about anywhere whether you're toasting them over the grill or warming them in the oven.  This summer dessert is incredibly … [Read more...]

Chocolate Caramel Iced Coffee Recipe for a Crowd #IDelight

Chocolate Caramel Iced Coffee Recipe for a Crowd #IDelight

With Memorial Day weekend and a heat wave coming up, I can't help but think of all the things I love about summer. The heat, not-so-much, but all of the fun family activities and great food, those, yes, those are what I look forward to. Getting into the backyard while the kids chase the dog through the sprinkler, smiling at my husband while he watches over the grill and me sitting back on the patio with a cold drink, that's the perfect Memorial … [Read more...]

Go On a Culinary Adventure at Home with Sargento Tastings

Brucshetta Jack Cheese

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sargento. All opinions are 100% mine. When it comes to food, I'm not always as adventurous as I'd like to be. I have a very specific list of foods that I love and enjoy, but on occasion, I do step out of my comfort zone to try new things. Cheese has always been one of those things I'm NOT very adventurous with. I tend to stick to well known favorites like Colby, Mozzarella, … [Read more...]

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Shortcake Dessert Cups Recipe #SLSweetTreats

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Shortcake Dessert Cups Recipe #SLSweetTreats

It may not officially be summer yet but it sure does feel like it. Temperatures are hitting the 80's which is my official melting zone. For someone like me that loves to bake, this can be a bit depressing because it means the oven has to stay off during the hottest days. Fortunately, there are easy ways to make some delicious family desserts that require no oven ... like this chocolate covered strawberry shortcake dessert cup! Thanks to … [Read more...]