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A Day In The Life: Expanding the Raised Bed Garden

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If you recall, we began a small raised bed garden back a few years ago. This has been a fun family effort that we have decided to expand. I want to be able to grow a larger variety of vegetables and herbs, as well as, have the children see the garden lots grow larger as […]

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Can I Afford to Eat Gluten Free?

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I know some folk worry if they go gluten-free, either by choice or necessity, that they will have to cook two meals for their family each night or that their food costs will go sky high. But in reality, most of the foods your doctor would prefer you to consume is gluten free. When thinking […]

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The Ninja Ultima Blender Test – Homemade Chunky Marinara Sauce

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You should have seen me jumping up and down when the FedEx man delivered this beauty to the house! Since then I have been putting it to the test and wanted to share the first test I put it through: my chunky homemade marinara sauce. I mean, who doesn’t need short-cuts in the kitchen?! I […]

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D.I.Y. Minecraft Birthday Party

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Our son turned nine a month ago and, per his request, we had a Minecraft party.  I realized quickly that you can’t really buy packaged items for a Minecraft Party so I went hunting for DIY ideas. I created a Minecraft Pinterest board to keep track of ideas and where you can find how to […]

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Our Disney Side @Home Celebration: Game Day & Photo Booth

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We had a blast at our Disney Side @Home Celebration today! Since ‘Disney Side’ to me means family, friends, fun, silliness and laughing, we invited some friends over to play games, nibble on snacks and have a fun afternoon together. A fun D.I.Y ‘photo booth’ was a perfect touch. Photo props helped people show their […]

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Beginning A Gluten Free Journey & Recipes Galore

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*This post is sponsored by Udi’s Gluten Free Foods* For those who are Gluten-Free, either by choice or necessity, you may have found yourself wondering ‘Where do I go from here?’ or ‘Where do I start?’ when you first began on your journey. With this in mind, I decided to toss the following question out […]

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