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Hop Into Spring Blog Hop


I've teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to share a round up of some great Spring and Easter crafts, DIYs and recipes! Just what you need to find all kinds of amazing inspiration just in time for Easter! Make sure you take a second and stop by to visit these amazing bloggers and check out their great ideas! **Note: When pinning, pretty please pin directly from the original blog. Just click on the links or image and pin away!!** DIY Easter Coloring Pack at Hubby Made Me Rainbow Fruit Salad with Caramel Toffee Fruit Dip at The Baker Upstairs No Sew Easter Baskets at Max & Me Kentucky Derby Wreath at Cleverly … [Read more...]

Spring into Spring with Home Depot’s Garden Club


I've said it a million times and I'll say it again...I so love spring! The colors, the fresh smell, the break from the winter cold and's my favorite time of the year. We have a little one and it's always exciting to see him light up when the weather finally breaks and he gets a chance to spend more time outdoors. Each spring my husband and I like to get outside and get cracking on rejuvenating our yard after the long winter. Last year we spent a whole weekend weeding, re-mulching, and recreating our backyard. It was so much work, but the end result turned out amazing once everything bloomed and the flowers came in. This was … [Read more...]

Cheesy Potatoes with Crunchy Kettle Chip Topping

cheesy potatoes with Kettle Chip topping

If you guys didn't know...I'm an Ohio State Alum, "GO BUCKS!", and we really enjoy watching OSU make it in the basketball tournament each year. Tonight we're gearing up for their next big game and we couldn't celebrate the evening without my staple side dish of Cheesy Potatoes. My family jokes that we use this dish for EVERYTHING and it's really true...for any celebration, cookout, holiday, or party my Mom's Cheesy Potato recipe is used. Typically we use corn flakes on top of it, but I decided to add some flare to it this time around and top it with crunchy, salty Kettle Chips and WOW she loved this combo! Here's the … [Read more...]

Making life easier with Healthy Choice meals

Healthy Choice Balsamic Garlic Chicken Steamer

I'm a working mom, I'm sure you're sick of me reminding you, but it's paramount to understanding how important it is to have quick easy meals ready to go at my house. We have a really strict structure of events in the evenings and if one little thing takes too long, it throws us all off. I can usually get a homemade meal on the table 5 nights out of 7 a week, but for those nights when we have soccer or's hard! I tried out a Healthy Choice Steamer Meal this week from ConAgra Frozen Foods and really enjoyed it! The nice thing about these meals is that there isn't any question about the origins of the meat or chewiness or … [Read more...]

Spring Pinwheel Wreath

pinwheel wreath

My newest Spring Pinwheel Wreath makes my heart go pitter patter--you can find it in the June edition of Hobby Lobby's magazine! I LOOOOOVE Spring time (even if it did snow 4 inches the first few days in) and to celebrate I decided to make my door a new fun, bright, colorful spring wreath! EEK! I love it. It was pretty simple to make too and it uses so many fun colors and patterns! Here's what you need: Straw Wreath Form Wide ribbon Scrapbook paper of your choice Paper cutter or scissors Wooden circles for the centers of the pinwheels Washi tape for the circles Contrasting ribbon for bow Hot Glue/Glue … [Read more...]

NEW “How To” Series Coming Soon…Submit Your Ideas


Ever wish you had a contractor at your disposal to ask questions to whenever you needed? To install that light you how to paint trim...teach you how to put up backsplash? Well, I do and I want to share the love with you guys. In April I'm going to start a NEW series to this blog where YOU ask the questions and I get the answers for you. This contractor has been "in da bidness" for 30+ years now and is known for super high quality work. So what do I need? I want to know what YOU want to learn! No...we're not going to show you how to build your next house or re-do the plumbing, but we want to show you simple DIY projects … [Read more...]

Making Toothbrushing Fun with Arm n Hammer ToothTunes


Getting our teeth brushed at home really isn't always that hard to be son quite enjoys it. The issue I have is keeping him interested in brushing long enough to really do the trick. My toddler will do a quick swipe of his teeth 5 or 6 times and try to call it a day. I recently got sent a ARM & HAMMER™ Tooth Tunes™ toothbrush to review with my son. This toothbrush plays One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" song when you push the button and kids can ROCK OUT while brushing their teeth. Once the music stops, they're done and they can carry on with their day. When we got the toothbrush my kiddo (3 years old) was … [Read more...]

Spring has Sprung Wreath (circa 2012)


This was a post I did last year for Craft-O-Maniac that never made it on my own blog! Here's my spring wreath from 2012! I'm currently working on my new 2013 wreath, but in the meantime enjoy! I thought I'd start spring off right by making a "Spring Has Sprung" wreath for my front door! I'm in love with bright happy colors and spring is my favorite time of the year, so it's a perfect way to celebrate! Let me show you how I made it... Here's what you'll need: Wreath form (I used a straw form and wrapped with spare felt to smooth it out) Yarn Felt Floral wire Wire Cutters Hot Glue Scissors Embellishments of your choice: I used … [Read more...]