6 Fun Back to School Projects to Do with Your Kids Before School Starts

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It's hard to believe that it's already time to start talking about Back to School. I mean, it feels like summer just started! Sadly, we have just a few days left until the big day -- my kids head back this Monday. I won't lie -- there's a small part of me that will be […]

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Klondike Bar Memories // Win 5 FREE Boxes of Klondike Bars Coupons!

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Klondike. I received free product coupons to facilitate my review, as well as compensation for my participation. Growing up, there were always two things I could count on when I visited my grandparents: a fresh batch of my grandpa's favorite oatmeal cookies in […]

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Fresh Fruit Pizza {Quick & Simple After School Snack Idea!}

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Wow, this summer just flew by... didn't it? Between softball, baseball, afternoon pool lounging and trips to the beach, the days are all just kind of a blur -- but they're one big, happy, fun-filled blur! Yes, there was also a fair amount of sibling squabbling at times, but I have to say I'm sad […]

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Happy Can-It-Forward Day // Win a Case of Ball Brand Jars!

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It’s that time again... canning season! It looks like I'm going to have a bumper crop of apples this year, so I've been scoping out some new recipes to preserve our bounty. So far I've earmarked apple cider butter, apple cinnamon syrup, apple-maple jam, apple pie filling and curried apple chutney as must-try recipes -- […]

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How To Make Homemade Lemonade // An Outdoor Summer Gathering Staple

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When it comes to outdoor summer gatherings, plenty of cold beverages are a must! We always fill a tub (like this colorful rope handle tub) full of ice to make it easy for the kids to grab a bottle of water or a juice box, and then I'll typically make some homemade lemonade or sweet […]

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10 Preteen Morning Routine Essentials for Back To School

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This sweet (and sometimes sassy) girl will turn 11 in just under a month. It seems like just yesterday I was watching her chubby little toddler legs climb the ladder to the spiral slide on our swing set, squealing the entire way down with blond curls streaming out behind her. Forever chasing after her big […]

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Watermelon Sorbet // A Delightfully Icy Cold Refreshing Summer Treat

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I'm sure it's happened to all of us at one time or another. No matter how carefully we squeeze, thump, and/or sniff the melons at the market, sometimes we just end up with a dud. Bummer! Of course Walmart offers a 100% freshness guarantee on their produce, which means we can return any kind of […]

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