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Many of your fond memories involving Pyrex®, a World Kitchen brand, probably involve baking with Grandma or Mom teaching you her favorite recipes, but not me. Although I sure Mom and Grandma have Pyrex products in their kitchen, my memories involve Science.

As you should know by now, that I am a Scientist and self-declared, ‘Science nerd’. This means that my fondest memories involve Pyrex beakers and flasks. Now as a home owner, Mom and food blogger, my kitchen cabinets are bursting with Pyrex measuring cups and Pyrex bowls.

But, if reminiscing about Pyrex isn’t exciting enough for you, how about this? 2015 is the 100th Anniversary of Pyrex and they are celebrating in a big way!

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Fans can enter the #Pyrex100 Days of Giveaways on Pyrex100.com for a chance to win prizes including trips and products from the Pyrex® 100th Anniversary “Vintage Future” and “Centennial” collections (seriously, aren’t they fabulous looking?!). pyrex2

It is super easy to enter because all you have to do share a photo on Twitter and Instagram of you raising a Pyrex glass and use the hashtag #RaiseYourGlassSweeps. One of my favorite products from the Pyrex Anniversary collection, is the Portable casserole dish with hot/cold pack insert.

We made the lasagna recipe below and brought it to our new neighbors, along with heat pack, to welcome them to the neighborhood (gosh, I hope they return our dish).

It is important to our family that our neighbors feel welcome and part of the family and really familiar Pyrex kitchen staples + bacon + lasagna = comfort and love – right?!

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The Pyrex® 100 Days of Giveaways is sponsored by World Kitchen, LLC. There is no purchase necessary to enter. In order to participate, you must be a legal resident of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia and must be at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Entries will be accepted from March 22, 2015 at 10:00:00 a.m. ET until June 30, 2015 at 9:59:59 a.m. ET. Disclosure: I have happily partnered with World Kitchen LLC to share the wonderful Pyrex® 100th Anniversary product line. All opinions are my own.

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The Game of Life game & My Dream Job

by Jennifer on April 21, 2015

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Last week was spring vacation week and we enjoyed it by spending time with friends, playing in the sunshine, working on some home renovation, setting up our outdoor furniture, and having family game time.

One of our favorite family activities is playing board games and personally, I love introducing the kids to my favorite board games from my childhood. The first game (in full disclosure made by the company that sponsored this post) that comes to mind in The Game of Life game.

As a youngster, my grandparents would often take us to their cabin in Vermont where my sister and I would spend hours playing The Game of Life game (it came out in 1960 in case you didn’t know). In fact, after my grandparents passed, I visited the cabin and brought the game home.

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What excites me about the new version of ‘The Game of Life My Dream Job’ game is that it features new Career Cards! Some of the careers are Professional Athlete (our daughter plans on being an Olympic gymnast), Singer (our daughter’s plan after the Olympics) , Veterinarian (what our daughter will do after the singing career ends), Secret Agent, Teacher, Doctor, Scientist (the kids’ know Mommy is one), Fashion Designer, Lawyer, Inventor, Chef, Race Car Driver, Dancer, Police Officer, Firefighter and the top pick, Video Game Designer (Our son’s current plan).

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While playing this game, we were talking about what a Scientist does and what schooling Mommy had to go through to obtain that job. Daddy also reminded our son that in order to become a video game designer, that he needs to work towards a degree in computer science. We reinforced the ideal, that we fully believe in, that no matter what you choose to do, you need to put in full effort and take pride in yourself.

As with the version of the Game of Life game that you know and love, you get to choose different paths along the way: college path or straight to career? night school or continue on? family path or continue on?

Oh, and don’t worry, the super fun car, stick-like people, cute stick babies, and payday spots are still a part of the The Game of Life My Dream Job’ game.

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By the way, did you know that ‘Take Your Sons and Daughters to work day’ is on April 23? Have you ever taken your kids to your work place so they can learn more about what you ‘do’?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hasbro THE GAME OF LIFE.

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Tricolor Roasted Carrots Recipe {Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Paleo, No Sugar Added}

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Her First Bra: The Foundation of Confidence

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Sports Drink for Kids: Body Armour Review

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Both of our children participate in competitive sports: Our daughter is a competitive gymnast and our son will do be competing in swim meets and is on basketball team. Some days, after many hours of practice or competition, they ask for one of those dang, fake-stuff-in-them sports drinks but I remind them to drink water. They insist that sometimes […]

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A Day In The Life: Spring Vacation, Spring Un-cleaning & Baby Pineapples

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This week is spring vacation for the kids. Because I started a new job a month ago, I am not taking any time off, however; my husband does have the week off. Over the past week, we somehow ended up switching the dining room with the playroom, which opens up its own can of worms. […]

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