• Simple Sweet BBQ Meatballs Recipe + Simple Party Menu

    Tis’ the season for lots of holiday hosting which can get really overwhelming in a hurry.  I don’t know about you but when I entertain I want simple recipes I won’t screw up and won’t take me away from my main priority, my guests!  This simple sweet BBQ meatballs recipe is one of my go-to’s when I host!  It will

    Simple Sweet BBQ Meatballs Recipe +  Simple Party Menu
  • Unique Iowa Made Gifts for Everyone On Your List

    This post is made in partnership with the Made in Iowa Gift Guide & Travel Iowa.  All opinions are my own. Tis’ the season for gift giving.  Every year I am on the hunt for thoughtful gifts for those that I love.  I am Iowa proud so I rounded up some of my favorite Iowa made gifts online to gift

    Unique Iowa Made Gifts for Everyone On Your List
  • New Smyrna Beach Florida Trip Guide

    We just got back from a week at the beach and there’s nothing quite like spending a beach in a lounge chair watching your kids dig in the sand and ride the waves.  All that sunshine and the soothing sounds of the ocean makes my soul feel at rest.  How about you?   While New Smyrna Beach has been in

    New Smyrna Beach Florida Trip Guide
  • Best Toddler and Preschool Toy Gift Ideas

        It’s officially Christmas time and we are checking our lists twice.  I am looking for those good, tried and true gifts.  My emotional side wants the “wow factor” on Christmas morning while my practical side doesn’t want a ton of toys collecting dust by New Years Day!  I am sharing our favorite kid’s toys.   These are our

    Best Toddler and Preschool Toy Gift Ideas
  • 20 Best Gifts for Tween Boys (Ages 6-12)

    **Click the picture below to be taken by affiliate link to the product**   Is it just me or the older kids get the less they play with toys and the harder it is to find presents that won’t just collect dust in a closet!  I hate that!  So, in an effort to help all gift-givers out, I rounded up

    20 Best Gifts for Tween Boys (Ages 6-12)

Simple Sweet BBQ Meatballs Recipe + Simple Party Menu

Tis’ the season for lots of holiday hosting which can get really overwhelming in a hurry.  I don’t know about you but when I entertain I want simple recipes I won’t screw up and won’t take me away from my main priority, my guests!  This simple sweet BBQ meatballs recipe is one of my go-to’s when I host!  It will…

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Unique Iowa Made Gifts for Everyone On Your List

This post is made in partnership with the Made in Iowa Gift Guide & Travel Iowa.  All opinions are my own. Tis’ the season for gift giving.  Every year I am on the hunt for thoughtful gifts for those that I love.  I am Iowa proud so I rounded up some of my favorite Iowa made gifts online to gift…

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New Smyrna Beach Florida Trip Guide

We just got back from a week at the beach and there’s nothing quite like spending a beach in a lounge chair watching your kids dig in the sand and ride the waves.  All that sunshine and the soothing sounds of the ocean makes my soul feel at rest.  How about you?   While New Smyrna Beach has been in…

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Best Toddler and Preschool Toy Gift Ideas

    It’s officially Christmas time and we are checking our lists twice.  I am looking for those good, tried and true gifts.  My emotional side wants the “wow factor” on Christmas morning while my practical side doesn’t want a ton of toys collecting dust by New Years Day!  I am sharing our favorite kid’s toys.   These are our…

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20 Best Gifts for Tween Boys (Ages 6-12)

**Click the picture below to be taken by affiliate link to the product**   Is it just me or the older kids get the less they play with toys and the harder it is to find presents that won’t just collect dust in a closet!  I hate that!  So, in an effort to help all gift-givers out, I rounded up…

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15 Best Tween Girl Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year where you start wracking your brain for gift ideas for those girls that are a bit past baby dolls but not quite adults.  What do you get a tween girl on your list besides just a gift card?  With my daughter’s help, I have rounded up the best 15 tween girl gift ideas for that…

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Advent Calendar Gift Guide + More

Tis’ the season to start thinking about Christmas!  Today, I wanted to share a fun tradition we love, advent calendars.  Every year my mom gets each of my kids an advent calendar based on their interests.  Luckily, retailers have caught on to advent calendars and there are more options than ever.  Now’s the time to pick some up and they have…

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10 Simple Ways to Prepare for Christmas in November

It seems there are camps this time of year. You are either Camp Thanksgiving or Camp Christmas is coming. While I love everything about Thanksgiving, I also do most of the heavy lifting for Christmas in November so I can enjoy the season even more. So, what do I do now? There are 10 simple ways to prepare for Christmas now…

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Super Simple Classic Chili

It’s that time of year – it’s soup time.  It snowed the other night so the kids are basically ready to put up the Christmas tree.  I am just ready to indulge in some warm and cozy food.  The only problem is our schedule doesn’t slow down this time of year, it only speeds up!  Anyone else?  Enter this delicious…

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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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