May 28, 2015

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Life has been on the crazy chaotic side (as always) – let me see if I can give... 


It’s a rant post – it’s an authentic post…. It has been... 

The Best of 2014

Christmas is over – I hope yours was wonderful!  Ours was peaceful, quiet... 


As I mentioned a couple days ago, I have been changing up my wardrobe a bit.  A... 


I have been making some clothing changes lately.  Between trying to minimalize a... 

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Here it is, my absolute favorite crescent rolls recipe – Crescent Dinner Rolls.... 


As many of you know, we have an adopted son, Igor, from Ukraine.  During Christmas... 


My husband has been asking his mom to make “Lone Ranger Cookies” and... 

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School is in full swing for all of us and we are all, I’m sure, used the schedule.... 

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Product Reviews and Giveaways


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for BAND-AID® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. How many BAND-AIDs do you go through per week?  With five kids we go through BAND-AIDs at this house rather quickly.  I would say probably... [Read more of this review]


This post is part of participation in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers.  I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own. In my last post about Jif To Go Dippers we were just becoming familiar with these handy snacks.  Now I can say... [Read more of this review]


As Halloween approaches and I have teens in the house, I have heard more and more about cosmetic contact lenses from both my kids and their friends.  “They are so cool mom, they can make your eyes RED!”  Ummm yeah…. amazing…  I get it to some extent, I was fitted for my first pair of contact lenses as a teen, and I admit,... [Read more of this review]


Is your family on the go?  With five kids, most in sports, we ALWAYS are!  And it never fails… as soon as we get somewhere (or half-way there) I hear the famous words… Can you guess?  “I’m HUNGRY…”   I make it a habit to not purchase much from the concession stands because with our large family, that adds up fast.... [Read more of this review]

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Bread.  I don’t eat a ton of it (unlike my children) but when I do, I like it to be good.  I love homemade bread, but sometimes when I make it, it just turns out too dense for my preference.  I am good with rolls and breadsticks, but a loaf of bread sometimes just doesn’t turn out “right”.    I like the convenience of store... [Read more of this review]

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Hi Friends! Just a quick note to let you know there is a new resource available in the store – School Lunches Made Easy.  The Introductory Price runs through Monday 8/18 ENJOY!    Read More →


I went grocery shopping yesterday.  Feeding two adults, two teenage boys, two pre-teen boys, and a 5 1/2 year old girl is not cheap.  As our family has grown, I have learned how to feed my family on a budget (and a crazy schedule). When I was in Ukraine, bored one day, I started pouring out all my tips and tricks of shopping and cooking on a budget... [Read more of this review]


 Seriously?  Please tell me this is not happening again… Yes, it is beatiful…  but I am about ready to be done with snow!  We just got spoiled the last couple of years I think.  Thankfully it is a holiday so the kids do not have ANOTHER snow day…  I think we have 5 already  (not sure, lost count). At any rate, we are... [Read more of this review]


Ouch…   It is so frustrating to me when I miss an opportunity.  The other day my husband wanted a specific item from Amazon.  I told him I would order, but then forgot.  The next morning I went to order, and guess what…  It was $15 more!  UGH…  Missed Opportunity.  (He did warn me it was a good price and to hurry… oops!)... [Read more of this review]


I hope you are having a great week!  I feel like fall is just flying by!  I can’t believe it is already almost Thanksgiving!  (of course I couldn’t believe it was almost Halloween a few weeks ago!)  It has been busy around here with the fire, and fundraising, and kids and work and… the list goes on.  I am it is the same for most... [Read more of this review]

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Fun Places To Visit


One of my dear friends is looking for 1111 people to make an “Awesomization Nation” I have joined up and am really looking forward to it – this is about being purposeful. I think it might be a great fit for some of you! What Would Awesome YOU Do? – Awesomize your Business, Your Life, and the World Check it out here:  Read More →

The Menu Mom

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Are you passionate and concerned about the quality, health, safety, production or marketing of our food? There’s an exclusive online community run by Communispace on behalf of Ketchum where you can share your thoughts and opinions with major companies in... [Read more of this review]


Hi friends!  If you happen to love chicken and your slow cooker (my current life saver with our crazy schedule) then you need this brand new ebook just released from Susanne – “The Hillbilly Housewife”  She claims it is her best product so far, and I tend to agree.  Less than $3, and you have more than an entire month of chicken... [Read more of this review]


As of right now… here are some freebies for you.  Remember these deals sometimes expire FAST!  If something is gone, I am sorry.  Also, I have not had a chance to preview these – wanted to get them out ASAP, so no guarantees on how good they are… but for free, you don’t have anything to lose.  Read More →


Gluten Free Friends, I just heard about a new magazine – “Living Without” “Living Without magazine offers you thoughtful articles and columns that cater to concerned parents, intelligent consumers, and those who wish to take control of their dietary intake. If you’re overwhelmed with the thought of learning a new style... [Read more of this review]

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