Tips For a Great Summer


Heather here from and I couldn’t be more excited because…School’s. Out. For Summer! Today is our kids last day of school. Hard to believe, but summer break is here. This is a great time of year, but can also be overwhelming for families as they navigate the next two and a half months. Here are three tips that will help make your summer, the best yet.

Tips for a great summer

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Chocolate Layer Cake

My daughter just turned 13. If you are counting, and we for sure are…that makes THREE teenagers and one pre-teen all under one roof. Things are getting interesting over here! I need chocolate…lots and lots of chocolate. It's a good thing my daughter LOVES chocolate too.  She requested a Chocolate ... read more

Muffin Recipes

Amazing Muffin Recipes

I always love a great Muffin Recipe. I especially love the "top of the muffin" or the "muffin top".  It reminds me of that hilarious Seinfeld Episode. Does anyone else remember that? I am probably dating myself…but there you go. There are a lot of great Muffin Recipes in this round up. And surely ... read more

Natural Homemade Insect Sprays and Traps

Natural Homemade Insect Sprays and Traps

Summer is one of my favorite seasons but, with summer comes lots of insects and bugs. I really don't mind looking at insects or bugs, I just don't want them on me or eating my garden that I have planted. I have gathered some Natural Homemade Insect Sprays and Traps from all over the web that will ... read more


The Party Bunch: Linky Party

Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and Desiree from The 36th Avenue want to thank you for partying with us… You guys are the best! ... read more

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3 Ingredient Ice Cream Pie Recipe

Memorial Day is here! Are you planning a fun weekend with friends and family? I whipped up this delicious 3 ingredient Ice Cream Pie to share with our family this weekend! Of course, I had to cut a slice out of the pie to make sure it was safe to serve to my guests…and to get some photos! It's one ... read more

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Top 50 Children’s Books

Summer is almost here and that means long summer days and relaxed schedules! One of our favorite summer time activities is going to the library and checking out some great summer reads. I tend to get so busy during the school year that it is hard to find time to read novels, so I like to use the ... read more

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Granola Berry Crisp

My son is constantly hungry.  First of all, he is a teenage boy…second, he is a swimmer and plays water polo on his high school team. Needless to say, he is always looking for something to eat. I taught him how to make himself some delicious Granola & Berry Crisp. This recipe is a really simple ... read more


No-Churn Mint Ice Cream

Summer is almost here for us…and that means making homemade ice cream for special family BBQ's or warm summer evenings. We love to make Homemade Ice Cream. I love knowing exactly what is in the ice cream and being able to customize it to our family's needs and personal tastes. One of our favorite ... read more

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Gardening Tips and Hacks

I love getting out and working in the yard this time of year. Don't you? I just planted an outdoor herb garden and am excited to use my fresh herbs in my recipes in the coming months.  While looking for tips to harvest the herbs, I came across some great Gardening Tips and Hacks and thought I would ... read more