Sunday, September 9, 2018

Fall Asleep In Warmth & Comfort With Berkshire Blanket


Disclosure: I received the item above at no cost to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. 

It's almost time for the leaves to start changing colors as the cooler weather comes swooping in and the season change from warm summer nights to the chilly evenings of autumn. Mother Nature likes to change it up in her own way with bright colors and fun textures so why not follow in her footsteps and update your own dwelling place with a new bedding set from Berkshire Blanket? We got to experience the warmth and comfort of their Reversible VelvetLoft and Sherpa Comforter and Sham Set this past week in an all new review. All I can say is "Sweet Dreams"! 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Scooby-Doo And The Gourmet Ghost

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What's not to love about the classics? As a Mom, there's nothing I appreciate more than being able to pop in a movie for my kids while I need some quiet to finish up work, or to help pass the time when we're traveling (three cheers for whoever made all dreams come true by installing DVD players in vehicles!) and not have to worry about content. Scooby-Doo has always been a family favorite with exciting mysteries, lovable characters, and not-too-scary villains that we all know from the very beginning aren't real. Our family is also a big fan of Food Network cooking shows and competitions so when we found out that Scooby-Doo and Shaggy teamed up with Bobbly Flay and Giada De Laurentis, I knew this was a movie we had to check out! And what a fun movie it was!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Mamoo Bags Are Ready For Adventure!



Disclosure: I received the bags featured in this post at no cost to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. 

 As a family with three homeschooling kids ,our school backpacks don't always look like everyone else's. Instead of learning in the classroom, the kids and I take every opportunity to learn by experiencing things in the wide open world. This year I'm planning lots of field trips and I wanted to find a backpack more suitable than the typical school backpack. Heavy backpacks are great for hauling books to and from school, but if you are looking for a bag that kids will be excited to take to the park, the beach, the zoo, or on any adventure their feet can get them to, bags from Mamoo have just what you need!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Stuffed Avocados


I have a lot of ground beef in my freezer and I was racking my brain to try to think of some different ways to use it all up (I can only eat so much spaghetti). I wanted to prepare something light, fresh, and easy for dinner tonight and voila, my stuffed avocados were born! If you have avocado fans in your house they will enjoy these as much as my family did! We have a family of 6 so I made enough for each person to have two halves. 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Power Ball Recipe



My kids have a new found excitement for a little snack we call Power Balls. This no-bake treat is a great choice if you want a healthier option for baked cookies. They are easy to prepare and any home chef can change them up to their personal preference. In our house, one Power Ball silences those claims of starvation and satisfies the cravings for sweets. They've really become a staple around our house!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Work & Play With Groove Life Rings



Disclosure: I received Groove Life rings at no cost to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.

 If you are married and you enjoy doing anything outdoors, or support your family by working with your own two hands, you are going to want to pay attention to this post! It's been a couple years now since Ben and I transitioned from a couple who weren't able to get out much, to a kayaking, bike riding, hiking, "let's get on the river" kind of couple. We've made time for ourselves and choose activities that alleviate distractions from our life which has brought us even closer together. I can't remember how many times we were out in our kayaks (and especially the time when we were white water rafting on the Gauley River) that I went, "Oh my gosh my wedding rings!". I just never take them off. I always, always forgot until it was too late to put them in a place of safety. Thankfully, my wedding bands have made it through all my adventures but a couple weeks ago, we decided it was time to try out some rings that were a little more fitting for adventures and work. We found Groove Life and they changed everything I ever thought about silicone wedding rings.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Southern Meatballs & Gravy


It has been raining for what seems like an entire month straight. Our farmers are thrilled but all of the rainy gloominess made me hungry for some comfort food. Years ago our family attended a Christian Summer camp that, aside from it's life-changing experiences with God, was also known for its delicious southern cooking. One of my absolute favorite dishes was meatballs and gravy that they served over a bed of white rice. I decided this week to develop my own recipe which I served over mashed potatoes. The kids raved and each gave their blessing to pass the goodness on to you.