• 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
  • 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

    Simple Apple Feta Spinach Salad Recipe
  • 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

    Grandma’s Simple Bacon Green Beans
  • 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

    DIY Electronics Charging Station Drawer

Crescent Roll Pepperoni Pizzas Recipe

Somewhere along the line we got fed the message that dinner needs to be extra fancy.  I am not sure why but with 4 kids and evening activities sometimes dinner just needs to be simple.  Enter this delicious crescent roll pepperoni pizzas recipe.   The crescent roll pepperoni pizzas take less than 5 minutes to prepare and 10 minutes in…

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Got Armpit Odor? Simple Armpit Detox Recipe

Several years ago, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer (she’s cancer free now!).  As a result, I started to place closer attention to what I put in and on my body.  It can get so overwhelming but what I found is that our skin is our largest organ.  Armpits are very porous and are an access point to our…

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Yearly Adoption Gotcha Day Gift Ideas

One year ago, we walked into a stuffy, sterile office building in the bustling city of Hefei, China to meet our son for the first time and welcome him into our family by adoption (you can read more about that day here).  While that moment looked different than how most people meet their children, it was so special.  To mark…

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Cheesy Garlic Bread Pizza Recipe

We are also selling our house so we are cleaning out the freezer. If you have moved you know how that goes. I had a loaf of garlic bread and my kids LOVE pizza. Everyone is sure to eat on pizza night so I whipped up this simple and cheesy garlic bread pizza recipe. It was an instant favorite and…

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Easy Peasy Pizza Bread

It’s summertime around here which means I am serving up lunch to my kids daily and am always looking to switch up some of their favorites.  All of my kids love pizza so this easy peasy pizza bread was a HUGE hit.  It takes less than 5 minutes to whip together and 30 minutes to bake so it’s a perfect…

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A Simple Teacher Gift

School is about out for the summer. Even though we haven’t been “in” school for a few months, our teachers have been hard at work navigating teaching our students online.  So, as we wrap up the year I have a simple teacher gift idea to say thank you.  Having been a teacher myself, I know the time and effort they…

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Simple BLT Wrap Recipe

This post was written in partnership with the National Pork Board, all opinions are my own. Every day might be a blur, but bacon is the cure.  I couldn’t agree more.  Who doesn’t love bacon?  I teamed up with National Pork Board to share this super simple BLT wrap recipe perfect for a busy weeknight or your next picnic.  It’s…

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Simple Summer Activities for Kids

**Thanks to Heather from Glitter on a DimeGlitter on a Dime for guest-posting today** Summer Break is quickly becoming my favorite time of year! It is nice to forget about school routines for a while. We enjoy doing a DIY Summer Camp with lots of fun themes and activities. I know that route is not for everyone though. That is…

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10 Simple Backyard Water Activities for Kids

It’s Summer.  It’s hot.  There’s no denying getting wet is the best way to beat the heat.  Water and kids go together like biscuits and gravy.  So, today I am sharing 10 simple water activities you can do in your own backyard.  It’s perfect for big siblings while little siblings nap or maybe you want some simple summer fun without…

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10 Ways to Stretch Meat & Save Money

Across the United States, grocery stores are starting to limit the amount of meat you can buy.  It can be A LOT to disconcerting especially when you have a growing family as I do.  So, what are some ways you can stretch your meat and get creative with your meal plan this week?     So, how can you stretch…

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