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We Went to the Orchard! Now What Do We Do With All These Apples?

As the days and nights cool down and the fields begin to turn golden, it’s hard not to get excited for fall activities. Who doesn’t love pumpkin patches, hay rack rides, bonfires, a few pumpkin spice lattes, and apple orchards galore? But, after a day at the orchard picking apples (hopefully you joined us yesterday at […]

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Gold Medal Snacks for a Winning Summer Games Party

The Big Summer Games could not have come at a better time. It has been such a difficult summer for our country and our world, but these worldwide games have a way of uplifting, encouraging, and motivating us. The teamwork, passion, and challenges provide shining examples of triumphs and dedicated work to our children. You will find my family glued […]

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We All Scream for ICE CREAM! (Recipes, Activities, and Local Favorites)

In July of 1984, Ronald Reagan made a Presidential Proclamation that July should be known as National Ice Cream month. A delicious decision! Fast forward thirty some years and here we are in July of 2016, and it’s flipping hot outside! So, I’m gonna take Mr. Reagan up on his offer and celebrate like there […]

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Easy Memorial Day Recipes

Memorial Day often symbolizes the unofficial start of summer: a three day weekend, warmer weather, the end of school, barbecues, time spent with friends and family, and remembering those that have served our country. I love to entertain, and we often have friends over for a grill out, drinks, and time spent outside that weekend, […]

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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo: {Before & After the Kids are in Bed}

Hola, mamas! Happy Cinco de Mayo on this fine 5th of May! Two main reasons why I’m super excited about this holiday: 1. I’ve studied, tutored and translated Spanish for years and love everything about it {including this Mexican celebration that Mexico doesn’t even celebrate as much as we do. Ha!} 2. I will find […]

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Making our Earth a Priority: {5 Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day}

Many of my favorite childhood memories include playing or exploring outside with my siblings in our acre of a yard. We would make believe that we’d need to survive off of pinecone soup and sleep on beds made from grass clippings (EW!).  The imagination, wonder, and love for the outdoors was ingrained in me and actually quite […]

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