• Our Fall-Tastic Visit to The Pumpkin Ranch

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Pumpkin Ranch. The opinions and text are my own.   We had the best fall-tastic day at The Pumpkin Ranch in Winterset, Iowa last weekend.  It was one of those days I didn’t want to end.  There’s nothing better than spending time as a family adventuring and having

    Our Fall-Tastic Visit to The Pumpkin Ranch
  • Life Lately Volume 16 October 12

    The other day on Instagram, I asked what you all wanted to see on the blog and several of you pointed out I haven’t done a life lately post in forever.  So, I looked and the last one I did was BEFORE we left for China.  I can’t believe it’s been so long but I knew we need to rectify

    Life Lately Volume 16 October 12
  • Boo Your Neighbors Halloween Activity

    It’s almost time for Halloween and who doesn’t love an excuse to ding dong ditch?  If you live in the midwest, you might be familiar with May Day.   This activity is similar and a great way to create community in your neighborhood and spread a little joy this Halloween season. Boo Your Neighbors Halloween Activity Directions To start, all you

    Boo Your Neighbors Halloween Activity
  • Simple Apple Chicken Salad Recipe

    We are in full on fall mode over here which means I am breaking out all my pumpkin and apple recipes.  Momma loves to bake in the fall!  It also means I am running around like crazy because my kids are in all the activities.  So, I need super simple recipes that we can eat around the table or on the

    Simple Apple Chicken Salad Recipe
  • 5 Fall 2019 Fashion Must Haves

    Fall is my favorite time of year to dress.  It’s not so cold that it’s all covered up by a big, puffy winter parka and it’s not too hot to wear some layers. Give me all the layers!   After scouring the interwebs, I decided there are 5 fall fashion trends that I think everyone should have in their wardrobe this

    5 Fall 2019 Fashion Must Haves

Our Fall-Tastic Visit to The Pumpkin Ranch

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Pumpkin Ranch. The opinions and text are my own.   We had the best fall-tastic day at The Pumpkin Ranch in Winterset, Iowa last weekend.  It was one of those days I didn’t want to end.  There’s nothing better than spending time as a family adventuring and having…

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Life Lately Volume 16 October 12

The other day on Instagram, I asked what you all wanted to see on the blog and several of you pointed out I haven’t done a life lately post in forever.  So, I looked and the last one I did was BEFORE we left for China.  I can’t believe it’s been so long but I knew we need to rectify…

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Boo Your Neighbors Halloween Activity

It’s almost time for Halloween and who doesn’t love an excuse to ding dong ditch?  If you live in the midwest, you might be familiar with May Day.   This activity is similar and a great way to create community in your neighborhood and spread a little joy this Halloween season. Boo Your Neighbors Halloween Activity Directions To start, all you…

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Simple Apple Chicken Salad Recipe

We are in full on fall mode over here which means I am breaking out all my pumpkin and apple recipes.  Momma loves to bake in the fall!  It also means I am running around like crazy because my kids are in all the activities.  So, I need super simple recipes that we can eat around the table or on the…

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5 Fall 2019 Fashion Must Haves

Fall is my favorite time of year to dress.  It’s not so cold that it’s all covered up by a big, puffy winter parka and it’s not too hot to wear some layers. Give me all the layers!   After scouring the interwebs, I decided there are 5 fall fashion trends that I think everyone should have in their wardrobe this…

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Simple Fall Front Porch Decor

Fall 2019 Front Porch The other day when it was a cool 90 degrees I finally go the itch to add some fall touches to my front porch!  However, I spend a lot of time nurturing my ferns all summer long (ie repotting them and watering them everyday).  So when fall hits, I am not ready to say good-bye so…

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Insanely Simple Slow Cooker Chicken Stuffing Bake

If you are looking for a simple recipe, you have come to the right place because today I am dishing up my insanely simple 3-ingredient slow cooker chicken stuffing bake.  Say that 10 times fast.  I pair it with some steamed veggies and some fresh fruit and we have ourselves a simple, yummy dinner for a busy night! One of…

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The Surprising Visit That Changed Everything

We pulled up to the compound gate.  Large imposing concrete walls on all sides and a guard waved us through.  We drove through the streets of building after building.  We had just entered the social welfare institute of Hefei city where they kept the orphans, the disabled, the mentally ill and the forgotten of society.  Just two days prior, we…

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Simple Laundry Routine

LAUNDRY.  That word alone can make you cringe.  I am no stranger to laundry.  There are 6 people in our home and I swear sometimes a few more live here because of the sheer volume of clothes and towels that need to be laundered. Laundry is a fact of life so I decided to tame the laundry beast once and…

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Simple Walking Tacos Recipe

Walking tacos are one of my kids favorite foods on the planet.  When I ask them what they want for dinner, they always say “walking tacos.”  The good news is they are so easy to make, perfect for a crowd and simple enough to whip up on a busy week night. If you are looking for a new spin on…

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