Brown Sugar Cookie Scrub

Brown sugar cookie scrub in a jar

For all those moms out there who don’t pamper themselves enough. For the people who work hard on their feet all day long. For the caregivers who never get a break. For all those who need a little something special, this brown sugar cookie scrub is for you! Me? Pampering my feet is not the highest […]

Thank You Gift Tags FREE Printable

Round thank you gift tag ready to go

As the school year is drawing to a close, I have an awful lot of thank yous to share. And I’m guessing I’m not alone. Not only do I have the school teachers and therapists, but I also have our school PTO members to thank. Those awesome volunteers who are moving on from elementary school […]

Top 10 Reasons My Kids Are Lucky To Have Their Dad

Enjoying the grand canyon

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DadsMyHero #CollectiveBias I have never made it a secret that I’m a mean mom. I make my kids do more chores than any of their friends (so they tell me), and they live with the consequences of their […]

Tips For Training Your Dog: Part Of Your Family

Training to sit

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NudgeThemBack #CollectiveBias We love dogs around here, and lucky for the wee ones, “their” dog lives just up the road at my parents’ house. Needless to say, we visit her often, and Little Miss is proud to take […]

Caprese Panini Recipe

Delicious caprese panini

Melty, toasty cheese is one of my weaknesses. It’s a big part of why I’m not a size 2. Genes play into that, as well, but things like cheese are definitely also a huge (pun intended) factor. But when I have a “desperation” lunch that turns into something like this caprese panini that I made, […]

Raspberry Meringues Recipe

Enjoy some raspberry meringues

Mmm raspberry meringues. These little bites are like flavored air. There are so few ingredients, but they make enough meringues to serve to a crowd. I love that they’re light and not overly sweet or rich, which makes them a great alternative to traditional desserts. One of the volunteer jobs I do for the PTO […]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: 15 Favorites

Looking for some good Mexican recipes for Cinco de Mayo? Come celebrate with these 15 allergy friendly recipes from appetizer to dessert

Today is Cinco de Mayo, and of course I’m making Mexican for dinner tonight. I am making some of my favorite homemade tamales and serving them with a side of my guacamole, in addition to some Texas sheetcake brownies with a Mexican twist. There are so many great Cinco de Mayo recipes that it’s hard […]

Black Bean And Corn Salsa Recipe

Black bean and corn salsa

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HuntsFreshTwists #CollectiveBias Just like everyone I know, I am constantly on the go. At the same time, I want to do my best to cook most of my family’s meals at home while not forcing them to eat […]

Eggshell Seedling Pots

Press seeds into soil before watering

This post sharing my favorite gardening trick of eggshell seedling pots has been sponsored by Stonyfield. Spring is coming. It isn’t here quite here in Chicago yet, but it’s definitely on its way, and I cannot wait to get my garden in the ground. This year, we’re in our house during the spring and not […]

Avengers Bingo + Super Heroes Assemble App

Avengers Bingo game

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias On May 1, MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron will be released in theaters, and we are counting down the days. We have been way into super heroes for a long time, and it isn’t uncommon to […]