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Halloween Candy Cookie Pie

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company. All opinions are 100% mine. One of my very favorite parts of any holiday is getting the kids involved, and Halloween is the ultimate in family participation for us! From picking their costumes out (guys, any other … [Read More...]

Meatball and Mozzarella Appetizers

My grandmother herself wasn't Italian, but my uncle's father was, and we all benefited from the delicious food! While other families were enjoying more traditional holiday meals, my grandmother was whipping up her famous lasagna and garlic bread and gifting us with an Italian-inspired meal that was … [Read More...]

Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster

I was provided with complimentary tickets to Sight & Sound Theatres in Lancaster PA in collaboration with Philly Social Media Moms in exchange for sharing this review with my readers. Hi, me here. You know, the girl who likes to take road trips and share all of her travels with you. Yep, … [Read More...]

Instagram Photo Frame + Giveaway!!

*This post is sponsored by ZINK Imaging. I have received product and/or compensation from them. All ideas and opinions are 100% my own and I looooved this little gadget! We are living in a world of instant gratification and visual eye candy.  I don't know that I always think that is a good … [Read More...]

Healthy School Lunches

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation on behalf of Viactiv that contains affiliate links. I received Viactiv products for my own personal use. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. I spend a lot of time on this little blog of mine sharing recipes and tricks to make your time in … [Read More...]

Bridal Shower Food

Earlier this week, I showed you the Rustic Bridal Shower that my sisters and I threw for our soon-to-be sister-in-law. I promised you more details and they have arrived. Because we can never talk too much about food, amiright?! We had an entire meeting over what Bridal Shower food should be … [Read More...]

Rustic Bridal Shower

Thank goodness Pinterest wasn't around when I was getting married. I would have been one stressed-out, idea-wavering bride-to-be. You should have seen my sisters and I planning this rustic bridal shower for our brother's fiancee. We were all sitting there with laptops and Kindles with Pinterest … [Read More...]

House Number Plaque

You are about to get a front row seat to exactly how cheap and lazy I can be. We moved into this house in 2007 and I disliked the house number plaque immediately. I remember the first time we came to walk through the house, I tapped it as I walked in the front door and said, "that would have to … [Read More...]

Tomato Feta Pasta

I'm pretty much the worst ever at gardening. I don't get why I'm so bad. Except for maybe the part where I don't know what I'm doing, I forget to water, I despise weeding and I always forget the chicken wire fence. Other than those things, I really don't get why I'm so bad. When I first really … [Read More...]

Freezing Ground Beef

Earlier this week, I shared a picture on Facebook about how I had cooked and frozen 30 lbs. of ground beef. Every time I share a picture like that, it always surprises me how many comments and emails I get, so I thought I would break it down for everyone.   This is an ESSENTIAL part of my … [Read More...]

Cracker Barrel Restaurant and Store

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cracker Barrel. All opinions are 100% mine. Ahhh, it's happening already, isn't it? You're breathing a sigh of relief just seeing the Cracker Barrel sign. Whatever stresses you've dealt with that day, just don't seem as pressing when … [Read More...]

Arepas with Pork

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for P.A.N. Cornmeal. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I'm ready to move to Venezuela. Seriously, this is how they eat their sandwiches??? Sign me up for this … [Read More...]

Cake Mix Cookie Bars

We're big on basic things that we can modify here in this house. Sometimes it's a basic white shirt that goes with a pair of jeans or can be dressed up with jewelry and a jacket for a different look. Sometimes it's a garland that has cheery bright colors for summer and can be flipped over for … [Read More...]

Alabama Roadtrip

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Alabama Tourism. The opinions and text are all mine. Looking for insider tips on what to include on your Alabama roadtrip? Or maybe you're looking for a new vacation destination and haven't considered Alabama as one of your … [Read More...]

Vacation Prep Checklist

I am a Project Envolve ambassador which is sponsored by PPL Electric Utilities. There are so many Vacation Prep Checklists out there that cover everything from "how to pack for infants" to "packing for a mountain vacation" to "keeping kids entertained on long car rides". Not a whole lot, … [Read More...]