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Being Brave

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company. All opinions are 100% mine.   Once upon a time, I was an incredibly shy young girl. I know, I know... nobody who knows me as an adult ever believes me! But, guys, it was painful! I had so much to say, so much … [Read More...]

How To Grill Steak

These tips on How to Grill Steak will have your dinner turning out perfectly! It seems strange that I should be writing a post on how to grill a steak, because for a long time, I was the worst at it!! Like seriously. We had some really rubbery, over-cooked steaks come out of this house in … [Read More...]

Dog Park Benefits

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Beneful for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Last Spring, we brought this adorable 2.5 month old rescue puppy home, and we all let out a collective "awwwww"! While we're no strangers to being dog-owners, this was the first time we've … [Read More...]

How to Clean Shoes

This post was sponsored by P&G as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Before I even start to write about how to clean shoes, I should probably go ahead and shout it from the rooftops, that I'm not exactly an … [Read More...]

No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge Bars

These No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge Bars are so good that they might just be a tad addictive. Do you have that one family member who just doesn't like something that is pretty universally known to be amazing?? Growing up, my one sister didn't like bacon. Whut?? As annoying as that is, in … [Read More...]

How to Paint Quickly

There are maaaany things we have learned through our recent 1st floor renovations, but one of the biggest is how to keep ourselves on a schedule. A big part of maintaining that schedule was learning how to paint quickly! Right in the middle of our renovations, I traveled to a work conference where I … [Read More...]

Picture Frame Bookends!

These picture frame bookends are so easy to make with just a few supplies and some creativity! Summer is my favorite time for little makeovers on my kids' rooms, and it's an even better time to pick some projects that they can help out with!  The project I'm going to share with you today … [Read More...]

Old Fashioned Baked Beans

These Old Fashioned Baked Beans will become a staple at your summer BBQs! There are 2 things to learn in today's post: Certain dishes need to be homemade. You just will not get the same result opening a can. Bacon. Just add it. It makes everything taste better. As I've gotten older and … [Read More...]

Smoked Meat Dry Rub

This recipe for smoked meat dry rub goes perfectly with chicken, pork and even seafood! I'm so excited that HomeRight agreed to partner on these posts, because it's perfect timing for the grilling season! Earlier this week, I broke down the process of smoking meat into a few basic steps. … [Read More...]

How to Use a Smoker

While the summer is well-known as the major grilling season, it's lesser-known cousin the smoker is starting to make a comeback. And for good reason! The taste of meat that is smoked correctly is unbelievable! Fall off the bone, melt in your mouth goodness. And while it's definitely an investment of … [Read More...]

End of Year Teacher Gift

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Folgers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.   Few people are more excited for the start of summer than teachers everywhere. I've worked in many an elementary school and have seen it first-hand. And have also experienced it myself … [Read More...]

DIY Picnic Table

We turned an old tree fort into a DIY Picnic Table! About 5 months ago, we're packing up and getting ready to move (yanno, BUSY LIFE!!), when the lady buying our house asks if we'll tear down the tree fort before we go! What?! First of all, did I mention we were busy?! Second, it was … [Read More...]

Energy Saving Tips for Summer

I am Project Envolve Ambassador with PPL Electric Utilities. I receive product and/or compensation, however I love saving money on my monthly electric bills as much as the next person and all opinions are 100% my own! These energy saving tips for summer can really be used all-year long to lower … [Read More...]

Grilled Shrimp Pizza

Grilled Shrimp Pizza with fresh garden veggies and a drizzle of real, chunky bleu cheese dressing is the perfect summer dinner, and I'm so excited that Litehouse is partnering with me on this post to share it with you! For almost 18 years now (basically since I met my husband), I've gone down … [Read More...]

Best Frozen Yogurt Popsicle Recipes

Popsicles pretty much scream summer, don't they?!  I've gathered some of the best frozen yogurt popsicle recipes for you today, and I'm pretty much printing them all off for myself as well! They're cool, refreshing and the easiest way to beat the heat. Plus, portion control, amiright? SO much … [Read More...]