Perfect Summer Drink – Lager and Lemonade


My hubby and I were so incredibly lucky to experience a trip to Europe last fall.  We went to five countries and had a blast in all of them, but Germany was by far our favorite.  We both love the culture, the language and the beer!  Oh the beer... Our trip was last minute (we found out a month in advance), yet we naively decided to try to get in to a tent for the opening day of Oktoberfest. … [Read more...]

Organic Fruit Wash


My family adores fresh fruit.  Between apples, oranges, bananas, any kind of berry or melon, we eat some kind of fruit on a daily basis.  We make sure to wash them all as best we can before eating, but sometimes it can be tricky to get all of the residue and wax off. That's why I love this super simple organic fruit wash.  Just a couple of sprays, rub it on the fruit, rinse and you are good to … [Read more...]

RITZ® Fruit and Honey Goat Cheese Bites


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PutItOnARitz #CollectiveBias I love a challenge, so the RITZ® Snackify Instagram Challenge was right up my alley!  You can enter here for a chance to win one of forty $100 Walmart e-Gift Cards (10 per week) by uploading an Instagram photo of your RITZ®-topped creation with … [Read more...]

$10 Camera Strap


I don't know about you, but I am a very strange mix of girly girl and tomboy.  I love sports, lifting weights and can curse like a sailor, but I almost always do those things while wearing pink clothing, with big statement jewelry and some lip gloss.  What can I say, I like pretty accessories! And since my camera is basically always at my side, I decided that it needed some sparkles and a touch … [Read more...]

SNICKERS® Almond Gourmet Popcorn


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhenImHungry #CollectiveBias Han-ger is a real problem for me.  When my husband and I first started dating, I remember he was so astounded to see how grumpy and downright mean I can get when I am hungry.  He learned very quickly that as soon as I mention that I might be the slightest bit … [Read more...]

DIY Wood Welcome Sign


I'm a hoarder. But really only of hand written notes from my kiddos and wood. Aah, I love wood.  Especially the aged and abused looking wood.  The weathered, rusty nail kind of wood. So when we took our canoe and paddle board out to the lake recently for some family time, I was ecstatic when my daughter found a beautiful piece of wood floating around and swam it over to me.  You know you … [Read more...]

The Trick to Getting an Extra 10 Minutes of Sleep Every Day with Sauder!

Some days I think that my tween will be the death of me. Between the eye rolling, back talking and emotion fueled tantrums, there is not a day that goes by that I don't question how I will keep my sanity through this phase. But the good news is that my daughter and I have been working together to come up with solutions that benefit both of us and help our days run a bit smoother. And I think … [Read more...]

Honey, Vanilla and Raspberry Frozen Yogurt Bark


"Well that escalated quickly." That was what my daughter had to say of our spring weather.  We went from 40 degrees and pouring rain to the high 80s within a couple of days.  And the heat looks like it is here to stay, so it is most certainly time to start whipping up some cool treats to enjoy in the hot sunshine.  This frozen yogurt bark is a perfect example of how to use healthier snacks to … [Read more...]

How to Get Your Kids to Fold Their own Laundry With all free clear


This post is sponsored by all free clear but my love for their products is all my own! My kids are basically walking tornadoes.  I swear, any room in our house that they even walk through is just covered in chaos by the time that they walk out.  When I ask them to clean their rooms, you might think that I was asking which limb they would like to lose, with all of the theatrics and tears. But … [Read more...]

DIY Personalized Doormat for $10!


When I married my hubby well over a decade ago, I became obsessed with my new last name.  I wanted everything to have my new initials on it and made sure to introduce myself by using my full name.  I was just so proud and excited that I couldn't help myself. Flash forward 12 years, and I am annoyingly still the same way.  I am even more proud to be married to my guy now than I was then and now … [Read more...]

DIY Crate Dog Bed for Under $10


Two years ago we adopted a child into our home.  And to be honest, he is kind of an a$#hole.  He uses the restroom all over my house, escapes from the backyard and has the most hellacious gas that you have ever encountered.  Meet Murphy, our Boston Terrier.  Don't let that face fool you, he is pure trouble! So while Murphy is all of those things I said above and more, he has somehow wormed … [Read more...]

30 Minute Full Body Kettlebell Workout


I shared with you all recently that I have been working out with a trainer for the past 5 months.  For years I have been dabbling here and there with at home workouts and trying to stay semi in shape, but when I hit the big 3-0 last year I decided that it was time that I make the commitment to myself to really try to be in the best shape of my life.  And as I am only two weeks shy of rolling over … [Read more...]