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Chili time of year
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Slow Cooker Rustic Italian Chicken

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Our latest snack obsession

snack time obsession

To say that our lives are busy is a total understatement. We have two in soccer and all three in swimming, on top of school and homework. Because of all of the after-school activities dinner often gets pushed to 6 or even 7 pm, so the kids need an afternoon pick-me-up to keep them going. I try to choose snacks that are  quick, easy, and yummy for the kids. Our newest snack obsession is the new Hershey's Yogurt Mix-ins! These little cups are … [Read more...]

Perfect time of year for quick and easy homemade quality chili

Chili time of year

It is that time of year again. The time when the weather can go from a bit chili to hot in no time. What that means is that when we wake in the morning, here in Texas, it could be as low as 60 then by the evening it could be in the 80's... Or it could be hot all morning, then rainy and cool in the evenings. This to me is perfect chili weather. But between school, activities, and carpooling, I don't seem to have the time to really make home-made … [Read more...]

Stay healthy this Fall with Superior Source Vitamins Giveaway & Freebie

Stay healthy with Superior Source prize pkg

I cannot tell you how much it means to us to stay healthy this Fall. You see, not only are we worried about our basic health with all the germs the kids are picking up in school, we are also dealing with the fact that my Father-in-law just came home from a bone-marrow transplant. What does that have to do with us? Well, if you remember, he lives with us and a bone marrow transplant kills a persons whole immune system. So he is in our home with … [Read more...]

Choosing the best dog food for your pup… #GetHealthyHappy

best dog food

As you all know, I took Precious to the vet a couple of weeks ago to get some ideas on how to be a good pup-parent. The whole appointment went really well and I learned a lot of valuable information. One of the most-important things to do as a pup-parent is to make sure you are feeding your pup the correct food. You see, one food is not always the right food for every pup. The first place to look for information is from your vet, of course, and … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Rustic Italian Chicken recipe & slow cooker giveaway

Slow Cooker Rustic Italian Chicken

To say our days are busy is a huge understatement. From the time we wake in the morning till bed, we are on the run. We have two kids in elementary school and the third in PreK. After dropping kids off, I often hit the gym, then complete my daily errands. Once those are done, it is time to pick kids up and drive either to swimming or soccer, every-single day! Yup... it is not fun; but we do what we do for our kids, right? Does this mean that we … [Read more...]

Mr. Peabody and Sherman Blueray/DVD Giveaway & FREE Printables

Mr Peabody and Sherman Giveaway

I don't know about your kids, but mine have been counting down the days until Mr. Peabody and Sherman comes to Blu-ray and DVD on October 14th! They have been asking since it left theaters and just can't wait. You see, Little Man saw it in the theaters with a friend and has since told all of us about it. He said he laughed non-stop and thought it was the 'cutest' movie ever.    Have you heard of Mr. Peabody and Sherman?  Well, … [Read more...]

Meet Birdie – our interactive pet bird

Little Live Pet Sings

My kids have been begging me for a new pet. I am unsure why, but for some reason they want something new. When at the pet store the other day they asked if we could get a pet bird. I just laughed thinking of how our little Precious, our fifty-pound pup would react to our brining home a pet bird. Of course I had to shatter their dreams by telling them that there was no way we would get a bird as a pet bird is a lot to take care of. They were so … [Read more...]

Homemade Havarti Mac n’ Cheese recipe & a Free Coupon Prize Package Giveaway

Havarti Mac and cheese with grilled shrimp

To say that I am a cheese lover is an understatement. I could literally live on nothing but cheese. I am not sure what it is about cheese that I am so in love with; maybe it is the creamy texture or the way it livens my taste buds. No matter what it is, like I said, I just can't live without it. Which is why I was so happy to include Arla Dofino in my last family gathering. The Arla Dofino brand includes a huge assortment of Havarti, Gouda, Edam, … [Read more...]