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Keep it Clean Basics

Do you live in a house where the messes seem endless? Between the kids and the dog, I can barely keep up. In order to keep our house clean and ready for guests we have agreed to some keep it clean basics. Also, at the end of this post I’ll be sharing some exciting news for a chance to win and keep your home clean for a year! “Thank you to Stanley Steemer …continue reading


Family Photo Book Gift Idea

There are gift ideas and there are personal, gorgeous gift ideas that get a reaction out of the gift recipient.  I love giving the gift that gets “that” reaction.  I especially love it when I’m able to get that from a family member.  It means I’ve done my job.  This Family Photo Book Gift Idea is one of those gifts. Family Photo Book Gift Idea My girls love seeing themselves …continue reading


Cheesy Rice with Kielbasa and Broccoli

This Cheesy Rice with Kielbasa and Broccoli will be one your entire family loves! My kids even asked for seconds!  Plus, it’s perfect for an easy weeknight meal. Cheesy Rice with Kielbasa and Broccoli Hi there! It’s Jennie from The Diary of a Real Housewife bringing you another easy recipe. This Cheesy Rice with Kielbasa and Broccoli quickly became a family favorite. I used a little trick to get my kids to …continue reading


Bacon Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Do you love using your crock pot or slow cooker?  I’m a huge fan of my crock pot.  Especially on night where we are either running to gymnastics or dance after school.  I love knowing that my family will get to share a home cooked meal together even though our afternoons can get absurdly busy.  These Bacon Pulled Pork Sandwiches are the perfect, busy weeknight crock pot meal. Bacon Pulled …continue reading


Apple Pie Parfait

My name is Dixya from Food, Pleasure, and Health and I have a major obsession for all things pumpkin-related . However, this year I am trying to branch out a little bit and give well deserved love and attention to apples. Recently, I attended a cooking class at Sur La Table and learned how to make an apple crostata (which I am not a huge fan of in general) but …continue reading


Strawberry Jalapeño Lit’l Smokies

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. Are you looking for quick and easy game day snacks?  I have you covered with these Strawberry Jalapeño Lit’l Smokies.  They are bursting with flavor and ready in 10 minutes.  I kid you not!  They are literally the easiest game day food that you can make and everyone will be …continue reading


Fruit & Honey Goat Cheese Spread

The holidays are starting to sneak up on us.  I know it may seem like we have months, but I swear I always get caught unprepared. The worst is when I have guests coming over and I’ve planned for the meal, but forgot about appetizers.  It just got a whole lot easier though thanks to Smucker’s Fruit & Honey selections.  Now you can create this Fruit & Honey Goat Cheese …continue reading


Making Sense of Healthcare for Families

Are you baffled by healthcare?  Wondering what certain terms are talking about?  I totally understand!  I used to set aside our health claims hoping that they would magically take care of themselves.  Luckily, it doesn’t have to be so difficult because UnitedHealthcare is working to help make sense of it all. This is a sponsored post written on behalf of UnitedHealthcare. Making Sense of Healthcare for Families Premiums, co-payments and …continue reading


Skeleton Rice Krispies Pull Apart Cake

Halloween is definitely one of my favorite holidays.  Are you ready for all the spooktacular fun?  We created a Skeleton Rice Krispies® Pull Apart Cake that is easy and delicious.  The kids loved watching the skeleton come to life right in front of them as we molded each Kellogg’s®Rice Krispies® treat into a bone. This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Kellogg’s®Rice Krispies®.  Skeleton Rice Krispies Pull Apart Cake Kellogg’s®Rice …continue reading


Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Celebrate the season with these rich and creamy pumpkin cheesecake bars! A few simple ingredient swaps make them a lighter, healthier dessert, and with vegan and gluten-free options, they are easily adaptable to your dietary needs. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars   Hello Melrose Family readers! I’m Courtney from, and I am so excited to be sharing this recipe with all of you today. I am a self-confessed pumpkin addict. There …continue reading


Carpet Cleaning Tips

Does your carpet need a good cleaning?  Even in homes where everyone in the household is trained to take their shoes off before entering the house, the carpets can get dirty over time.  This is especially true in homes where there are children and pets like ours.  Our carpet cleaning tips are tried and true, even against the toughest messes. Thank you to Stanley Steemer for partnering to sponsor this post. …continue reading


Pumpkin Pie Bars

Hi there! I’m Allie with Miss Allie’s Kitchen, and I’m so glad to be sharing my recipe for these nourishing & healthy gluten-free Pumpkin Pie Bars this fab fall season with all of you! Pumpkin Pie Bars Pumpkin. Fall. Spices. Do we really need anything else in this life? I certainly don’t think I do! In my family, Pumpkin Pie is the star of the season. Has anyone else ever …continue reading

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