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5 Wear Sunscreen Activities

As someone who burns easily, I am very cognizant that my girls are often exposed to the sun during activities that I wouldn’t ordinarily think to have them wear sunscreen for.  Which is also why I am so thankful to Neutrogena for partnering with us to bring this content and issue to light.  Sunscreen isn’t only needed for while swimming.  It’s needed more often than you think! 5 Wear Sunscreen Activities …continue reading


Polenta Bowl with Charred Corn Salad

Hey it’s Deb again from Bowl Me Over – I wanted to come back and share another delicious meal in a bowl that will Bowl YOU Over!   Anyway, thank you Jenny for allowing me to stop back again and share another great meal with you and your readers! Since spring is here and summer is fast approaching, I have some GREAT meals that celebrate the changing of the season! …continue reading

Birthday Sprinkle Cookies

These Birthday Sprinkle Cookie are the perfect addition to any celebration! Not only to the cookies taste amazing but they are full of color and rolled in birthday sprinkles. Birthday Sprinkle Cookies   I love these colorful Birthday Sprinkle Cookie! A simple cookie recipe that has been rolled in fun sprinkles before baking. Simple to make and make big statement! The best part of this recipe is you can easily …continue reading


Fresh Strawberry Chia Jam

Savor the flavor of fresh berries in this healthier strawberry chia jam recipe! Fresh Strawberry Chia Jam Hi There! It’s Allie with Miss Allie’s Kitchen – I’m here to share another one of my favorite recipes! Speaking of favorite recipes, this 5 Ingredient Chorizo Salsa Breakfast Bake has been getting a lot of love on my site lately, be sure to check it out if you’re a chorizo fan! Berry …continue reading


Veggie Pasta Marinara

Adding roasted vegetables to a store bought marinara sauce boosts the nutritional value, and makes a deliciously sweet sauce. Thanks to Chickapea for partnering with us we use this sauce to top Chickapea pasta — it has 27 grams of protein per serving, so paired with veggies, this is a complete meal that kids will love! Veggie Pasta Marinara If your kiddos are anything like mine then you appreciate recipes …continue reading


Sugar Free Strawberry Slushie

A refreshingly, easy three ingredient sugar free strawberry slushie that the whole family will love and want to drink all summer long thanks to Pyure for partnering with us to bring you this recipe. Sugar Free Strawberry Slushie If you’re following along with us on Facebook you know that the Summer weather has hit North Carolina already.  We’ve been on the lake for about two months now.  My crazy girls …continue reading


Sheet Pan Sausage and Roasted Vegetables

Looking for a quick and easy one sheet meal?  This Sheet Pan Sausage & Vegetables with Parmesan is the perfect weeknight meal. Sheet Pan Sausage & Roasted Vegetables Sheet Pan Parmesan Sausage and Roasted Vegetables is an easy, one pan dinner that is healthy and full of delicious flavors! Hi everyone! Amanda here from Old House to New Home sharing what has become my new go to dinner! I go …continue reading


Backyard Entertaining Tips

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Roundup® For Lawns. There’s nothing quite like when the warm weather hits.  Wouldn’t you agree!  I see and feel it throughout our neighborhood. Everyone is just in better spirits and are looking to entertain family and friends.  We prefer to do all of our entertaining in the backyard, which is why I’ve put together my top Backyard Entertaining Tips. …continue reading

Cheese and Spinach Turkey Meatballs

Having trouble getting your kids to eat their veggies? One taste of these yummy cheese and spinach turkey meatballs and they’ll be begging for more. Why is it that kids love spaghetti and meatballs so much? My girls would eat it every night if they could! However, getting them to eat their veggies is another story. While they’re starting to learn to like some veggies, it’s still a struggle sometimes. …continue reading


Lime Gooey Cake Bars

Lime Gooey Cake Bars are perfectly creamy with a hint of lime. A great dessert for spring and summer.   Can you believe that we are half way through April already? This year sure is going by fast. Cinco De Mayo, one of my favorite food days, is just around the corner.  I think I could eat Mexican inspired food everyday of the week if my family would let me. …continue reading


Slow Cooker Steak and Bell Peppers

This Slow Cooker Steak and Bell Peppers is so easy to make and a must try that you are going to love! A favorite slow cooker recipe of mine and a big winner with the hubby.  Slow Cooker Steak and Bell Peppers Slow Cooker Steak and Peppers I’m a red meat lover, and while I try not to eat it as often as I would like I love it when I …continue reading


Backyard Spring Cleaning & Strawberry Spring Spritzers

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Roundup® For Lawns. I can remember waiting well into May when we lived in NY before ever thinking about spring cleaning our backyard space. Living in the south has changed all that.  We were out on the lake in February!  Since we are able to be outside so much more, our backyard has become an extension of our home …continue reading

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