7 Sanity-Saving Essentials for Road Trips With Kids

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I won't lie... I love my kids, but spending 13+ hours in the car with them en route to our vacation destination pushes me to the very edges of my sanity. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating just a bit, but all of the "Are we there yets?" and "He's/she's touching mes!", not to mention the bickering […]

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Inexpensive Blue Dip Dye Scarf Tutorial

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My summer style is pretty casual and laid back -- you'll almost always find me in a simple tank top, jean shorts and flip-flops. Accessories are pretty minimal for the most part, but ever since I saw a magazine photo of a beautiful blue dip dye scarf, I've been on the hunt for one to […]

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Patriotic Sprinkle Chocolate Bowls for the 4th of July

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Chances are you've seen a chef or two make those "fancy" chocolate bowls on the Food Network... You know, the ones where you dip an inflated balloon in some melted chocolate? Well, I decided to take it one step further and coat them in sprinkles -- red, white and blue sprinkles to be exact. Perfect […]

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Parmesan-Ranch Oven-Baked Zucchini Coins | Simple Summer Side

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It's that time of year when zucchini harvests abound. Whether you're growing your own, hitting the farmers market, or picking up a few at the grocery store, you'll find plenty at the height of freshness and for a steal. However, zucchini just seems to be one of those veggies that a lot of cooks aren't […]

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Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Reduction

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Like so many men, the way to my hubby's heart is definitely through his stomach -- especially when it comes to his favorite grilled foods... Buffalo Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers anyone? Or maybe Cilantro Chipotle Barbecue Chicken Thighs?! Or maybe not... He's trying to drop a few pounds before vacation this year, so I figured […]

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Make Ahead Peach Moscato Wine Slushies

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We moved into our home nearly 3.5 years ago, and I've been very {im}patiently waiting for a new deck and patio... I'm fairly certain that the previous owners simply slapped down some paver tiles days before they listed the house without much thought to leveling or weed control. So now we're left with cracked, uneven, […]

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Simple Yogurt Parfait Bar to Start Summer Vacation Off Right

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I'm telling you, this Ohio weather is killing me... Our summer vacation started off with 55-degree temps, which has really put a damper on our usual summer activities! Thankfully, the forecast is calling for a warmup later this week, but I'd imagine it will still be quite a few days before we can put our […]

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