• 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

Easy Breakfast Pizza Recipe

  I don’t know about you but I am having to stretch my at-home cooking creativity cooking nearly every night of the week during this pandemic.  As a family, we have been thinking about some of our favorite foods from local restaurants and are recreating them at home.  My son requested we try making an easy breakfast pizza recipe and…

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10 Secret Instagram Tips to Help You Grow

Social media is the way so many of us stay up to date with friends and family near and far.  Just over 9 out of 10 Millenials, 3 out of 4 Generation X, and 1 in 2 Baby Boomers use social media regularly (source).  If you own a business, what that statistic tells us is most likely your potential customer…

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Create May Day Baskets

I remember gathering all the necessary supplies — cups, pipe cleaners, popcorn, and candy.  Then, my mom would help my sister and I make homemade May Day baskets.  When we were all done we would hop in the car and my mom would drive us to our friends’ homes.  We would dash out of the car, race to the door,…

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What’s on Your Plate?

When I was a little girl and my Grandpa Jack came to town we would go to Bishop’s Buffet.  The goal every time was to have enough room on your plate at the end of the long line of food so that you could get a piece of their famous and delicious french silk pie. Learn to Leave Room for…

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10 Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas

Dinnertime at our house is preceded by the busy after-school rush which means I need easy dinner ideas that the family will love or more realistically some will love and everyone will eat ;)!    There are a few tried and true recipes that I make on repeat at our house because they always get a good reception.  I thought…

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Weekly Meal Planning in under 15 Minutes

If creating a meal plan for your family makes you want to pull your hair out, you are not alone.  Meal planning can be such a chore but can make your life so much more simple if you take a few minutes and do it. There are also a lot of misconceptions about meal planning.  Like, since I meal plan…

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10 Simple Kid-Friendly Lunch Ideas

Anyone else feel like they are cooking LOTS of meals right now?  Just me?  However, I will say that my kids don’t mind eating the same thing even though I feel the pressure to provide ample variety int their diet.  So, I thought I would share 10 simple kid-friendly lunch ideas that are on repeat around here in case you…

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15 Tips to Help Get Your Picky Eater to Eat

One of the most common questions I get when it comes to meal planning has nothing to do with how to meal plan at all.  Rather, nearly every day someone asks me, “how do you get a picky eater to eat what you meal planned/made?” Yes, I have picky eaters at my house.  Yes, we have learned a few tips…

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Simple & Easy Desserts

I am always on the hunt for easy and quick desserts to make for an impromptu get together with friends or just to whip up for my own family.  My family loves dessert so we are well-versed in easy desserts but sometimes you just need a new easy recipe.   So, from chocolate and ice cream to fruit, we have…

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25 Simple Family Meals

Download your free meal ideas printable by signing up here. With a family of 6, I feel like I am making my family meals left and right.  Sometimes, I can get stuck in a rut about what to make for family meals, maybe you do too? So, I am going to share 25 simple family meal ideas that your whole…

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