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Kids Corner

Childhood Friends Are Necessary

Reasons why childhood friends are necessary.

Thank you Juicy Juice for sponsoring this post about friendship.  I met my best friend when I as six years old. Over the years we have both added other best friends to our circles. Many of our shared friends are also from our childhood. In fact I’ve known my best friend and many of my childhood friends longer than I’ve known may of my family members. I get that sometimes…

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Reviews

Organizing My Blog Life With CoSchedule

In case you were wondering… blogging takes a lot of work. It’s not all pretty pictures and informative posts like many people think. The back end work is just as if not more important and if I’m being honest, that part is my struggle. I rock the writing and even the all mighty SEO but my biggest struggle and the one I always mention when someone asks is keeping up…

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Motherhood

A Thoughtful Mother’s Day Was Just What I Needed

We always take mommy and me pictures on Mother's Day. One of the ways a thoughtful Mother's Day was just what I needed.

Thank you Juicy Juice for helping me celebrate Mother’s Day with the ones I love. As always. the story and opinions shared are my own.  This year I got a thoughtful Mother’s Day filled with things I’m happy about but I did not get what I wanted. Let me explain… I’ve shared before that my ultimate Mother’s Day gift would be a day (or two) alone. I know that sounds…

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Kids Corner

How to Make Food Fun For Kids

Want to get your kids to try more foods. Make it fun. Here are 7 ways to make food fun for kids so they will try new things.

Thank you Juicy Juice for sponsoring this make food fun for kids chat.  One of the things I talk about with my friends often is how to get our kids to eat more varieties of foods. If I had to give one tip for getting kids to eat more varieties of foods, that tip is to make food fun for kids. You don’t have to be a food artist or a…

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Recipes

Homemade Dill Pickles (Refrigerator Pickles)

Easy homemade dill pickles also known as refrigerator pickles. Using cucumbers from our edible garden.

Hello my fellow pickle loving friends. Have you ever made your own homemade dill pickles? There are basically two main methods of making pickles but one requires more time, patience and skills if you will. The other is  for those of us that just want the pickles asap and have no problem whipping up a batch weekly or as desired. The first method of course is canning which I will…

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Toddler Style

Kids Spring Style Must Haves with Zoe + Oshkosh

Kids spring style must haves from OshKosh picked by a stylish five year old.

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Well hello spring! So nice to finally have you around. It’s been a long winter and Zoe has not been pleased with the many layers of clothes and too many days of pants. Trust me when I say she has pulled a skirt or dress over pants on many…

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