Aug 14

Get Out and Create with Crayola

My kids love to be creative but I hate messes! I’ll admit it – I don’t usually have messy projects for the kids in the house. But I still like to find ways for them to use their creativity. So anytime I find things we can use that don’t make giant messes I get excited. …

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Aug 13

Creating Family Keepsakes with Makit

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I’ve just been given the opportunity to review the Make A Plate Art Project and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you.I have several Makit plates and bowls in our home that have withstood the test of time. The oldest plate is one that I made back in 1981. It still looks perfect and …

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Aug 10

Eight Ways of Attracting Birds to Your Yard

  Having birds regularly visit your yard is wonderful. They are relaxing and interesting. They provide something interesting to see and hear. They also act as nature pest control! Attracting birds is also a great way to introduce children to nature, and it’s something the whole family can share. You can take these simple steps …

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Jul 15

Celebrating Summer with Bomb Pops

  I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Bomb Pop. I received  product samples, a party kit, and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.   Summer has officially arrived in full force here in the Midwest. After a very cool start, the temperatures have shot up over …

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Jul 12

Enjoying Our Solar Lighthouse Finch Feeder

I absolutely love having bird feeders all around our yard. I never thought I would get such joy from having wild birds in our yard. Every morning I open up the doors and windows for some fresh air, and I listen to the beautiful chirping and melodies of the birds that come to visit. Perky …

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Jun 12

Getting Creative with BIC Mark-It (& Giveaway)

When summertime hits around here I always seem to get the creativity bug. I lack any type of artistic ability, but I love to get creative anyway. Recently Smiley360 gave me the chance to try out the new BIC Mark-It™ Permanent Markers and I was thrilled for the chance to let my inner artist out. …

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Jun 04

The Beauty of Mason Jar Bird Feeders

I love having decorative bird feeders hanging in my yard. The latest feeder from Perky Pets makes a perfect addition to my yard. I just love the look of Mason Jar Bird Feeders and was thrilled when they sent me this one to try out. Mason Jar Bird Feeders are a perfect balance of vintage …

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May 29

Let’s Make Some Noise Against Cancer #FinishtheFight

  My family has been hit hard by cancer and I know that we are not alone. Cancer is affecting the lives of people all around us and I want to see us eliminate cancer from the Earth. I have watched the devastation that it brings and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. …

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May 21

Easy Monkey Bread Muffins

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In our house we love to bake, especially desserts. With four children I feel it is very important to use kid-friendly recipes where the kids can help do the cooking and enjoy the end product. One of the favorite recipes in our house is Monkey Bread Muffins. Many parents often shoo their kids out of …

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May 10

We Do It All For Love

That moment you become a parent your life changes forever. I never could have imagined just how much it would change my life. I knew I would love my kids and I knew I would enjoy being a parent, but the magnitude of that love and devotion is monumentally beyond words. Looking into the eyes …

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May 08

Let’s Celebrate Life and Finish This Fight

  We all have to-do lists, but do we all have life-lists that share our greatest accomplishments and dreams? In today’s world we get so caught up in the stresses of daily life and forget about those special moments and accomplishments that we have had. For so many people hit with cancer they find that …

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May 01

Attracting Hummingbirds with Perky Pets

I have had so much fun attracting birds to my yard over the last year. I now regularly have many different types of birds visiting, but I have not yet seen hummingbirds in my yard. I know they are around the area so I am excited to see if I can attract them with a …

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Apr 11

Life is better when the cleaning’s EASY #EOspringcleaning

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Time is a precious commodity. I’m sure in your house, like mine, there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done. I’m usually running around so much that I barely have any time to clean my house. Sorry, but I just can’t spend hours each week scrubbing my house and keeping …

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Apr 08

It’s National Boys & Girls Club Week

Did you know that this week is the National Boys & Girls Club Week? This week is dedicated to teaching people about all the wonderful programs Boys & Girls Club offers. Before last year I had no idea just how many programs the Boys & Girls Club offers, but now two of my kids attend …

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Apr 04

Attracting Finches with the Perky Pet Select-A-Finch Tube Feeder

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Spring is finally here! It took until April, but we finally have sunshine and the first flowers blooming here in the Midwest. Lots of birds have finally started showing their faces in our neighborhood, and having a birdfeeder or two up in the yard has brought them right to my front porch – literally! I …

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