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 summer months to catch up on my reading.

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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

The BEST Strawberry Recipes

The BEST Strawberry Recipes

It's berry season and we LOVE strawberries at our house. Now, we love to eat them fresh but, it is always fun to try out a new recipe to use them in. This list of The Best Strawberry Recipes includes just about anything strawberry you might want – refreshing drinks, cakes, frozen treats, sauces, and ... read more

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The Party Bunch: Linky Party

Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch! 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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Gold Foil Party Drink Labels

Last month I shared with you a Mother's Day Card and sign I made with the new Minc Foil Applicator from Heidi Swapp! I am loving it. Everything should be covered in shiny foil…am I right?!  My baby is going to be turning 8 and I can't even imagine how this is possible. I thought it would be fun to ... read more

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Teaching Our Children to Be Self-Reliant

Heather here from, with more parenting tips for Idea Room Readers. As parents, it is our job to help raise our children to be responsible and self sustaining adults who contribute to society. We want them to be self-reliant. So, what can we do to help our children develop the ... read more

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DIY Water Marble Vase

One of my favorite things about blogging is the fun connections I have been able to make with my readers and with other bloggers. I love collaborating with other bloggers and today I am excited to be a part of a fun series, created by Stacy from Not Just a Housewife. Stacy put together a fun ... read more

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Cinnamon and Sugar Almonds

I have never attempted to make Cinnamon and Sugar Almonds, even though I have wanted too on a few different occasions. They are always what tempt me at the State Fair…I swear they set up some sort of ventilation system and pump that delicious cinnamon-y goodness smell all over to coerce you into ... read more


25 Healthy Snacks

Are you looking for healthier snack choices? I have rounded up a collection of recipes that are a lot healthier than many of the snack choices out there.  Many of these are lower in calories and sugar than other snacks you may be tempted to reach for. There are many ideas on here that look so yummy! ... read more