• How Do You Raise a Grateful Kid + 10 Simple Gratitude Activities

      One of the most popular questions I get when I talk about gratitude is “How do I get my kids to be more grateful?”  What are some simple gratitude activities for kids?  What are your best tips for teaching gratitude to kids?   We all have personal stories of planning for months to take our kids on some vacation

    How Do You Raise a Grateful Kid + 10 Simple Gratitude Activities
  • Unique & Practical Gift Ideas for Every Guy On Your List

    The weather is starting to cool here in the midwest and the first few flurries have already flown which means the holiday season is just about here. If you are like me, you might already have a long list of ideas for the kids and women in your life but when it comes to men, I usually am stumped. So,

    Unique & Practical Gift Ideas for Every Guy On Your List
  • 10 Practical Gifts for Her | Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

    The weather has chilled significantly, we have had a hard frost and we are knee deep in Christmas planning around here.  I don’t know about you, but sometimes adults can be the hardest to buy for.  Often, when shopping for my sister and friends, I think about what I love and what I use and then shop accordingly!  It never

    10 Practical Gifts for Her | Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide
  • Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake

    The weather dipped below freezing for the first time and we had our first flurries of the winter and suddenly I want all the comfort foods and casseroles.  This easy chicken cordon bleu bake fits the bill and is simple enough to whip up for a busy weeknight or a great dish to serve to a group. My kids LOVE

    Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake
  • 12 Simple Housewarming Gift Ideas

    We recently moved into our new home and were touched by the practical and personalized housewarming gift ideas people showered us with. We were so touched by their gesture.  Moving can be stressful but also a huge celebration so what do you get that new homeowner you care about to mark the special occasion? From practical things like hand and

    12 Simple Housewarming Gift Ideas

How Do You Raise a Grateful Kid + 10 Simple Gratitude Activities

  One of the most popular questions I get when I talk about gratitude is “How do I get my kids to be more grateful?”  What are some simple gratitude activities for kids?  What are your best tips for teaching gratitude to kids?   We all have personal stories of planning for months to take our kids on some vacation…

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Unique & Practical Gift Ideas for Every Guy On Your List

The weather is starting to cool here in the midwest and the first few flurries have already flown which means the holiday season is just about here. If you are like me, you might already have a long list of ideas for the kids and women in your life but when it comes to men, I usually am stumped. So,…

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10 Practical Gifts for Her | Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

The weather has chilled significantly, we have had a hard frost and we are knee deep in Christmas planning around here.  I don’t know about you, but sometimes adults can be the hardest to buy for.  Often, when shopping for my sister and friends, I think about what I love and what I use and then shop accordingly!  It never…

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Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake

The weather dipped below freezing for the first time and we had our first flurries of the winter and suddenly I want all the comfort foods and casseroles.  This easy chicken cordon bleu bake fits the bill and is simple enough to whip up for a busy weeknight or a great dish to serve to a group. My kids LOVE…

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12 Simple Housewarming Gift Ideas

We recently moved into our new home and were touched by the practical and personalized housewarming gift ideas people showered us with. We were so touched by their gesture.  Moving can be stressful but also a huge celebration so what do you get that new homeowner you care about to mark the special occasion? From practical things like hand and…

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Simple Apple Feta Spinach Salad Recipe

We just went to the orchard the other day and came home with dozens of apples so we have been making all the apple recipes (including our faves – apple nachos and apple chicken salad). During my weekly Aldi shopping trip, I found this delicious apple thyme vinegarette dressing and voila, this simple apple feta spinach salad was born and…

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Grandma’s Simple Bacon Green Beans

The smell of bacon wafting from my grandmother’s kitchen and I knew what the meant. We were having Grandma’s famous bacon green beans. My mom has carried on the tradition and now so have I. My kid’s truly believe there is no other way to eat green beans and quite frankly I am with them. Not only do they smell…

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DIY Electronics Charging Station Drawer

With 4 kids we have no shortage of electronics around our house so when we built, I knew I wanted a dedicated drawer to store and charge iPads.  When I told our builder what I wanted he mentioned the mechanism you add to a drawer to do that can cost anywhere from $350-400 and they broke easily so he wouldn’t…

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5 Delicious Aldi Dinner Ideas for Under $60

Aldi is my weekly go-to for groceries. Not only are they known for fantastic unbeatable prices but they have delicious foods you can pair together for simple but tasty dinners your whole family will love. Let me share 5 Aldi dinner ideas with you that you can add to your weekly meal plan! In case you were worried this meal…

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Simple Turkey Philly cheesesteak Sandwich Recipe

When I asked my family what was for dinner this week as I filled out my weekly meal planner (get yours here), my son asked for these super quick and easy turkey Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. They take less than 15 minutes to make so they are perfect for a busy weeknight! Nice and hardy with a mix of veggies, meat…

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