Oct 172014
 

I am a Superior Source Ambassador and receive compensation and product for this post on healthy fall snacks. All words and opinions are my own.

This is the time of year where I feel like I need to stay on top of my health.  My allergies tend to flare up with the change of the seasons, there are colds floating around out there, and with more activities for kids, there are more opportunities to interact and exchange germs.

10 Healthy Fall Snacks

As part of my efforts to keep my family well, I try to keep our diet filled with a variety of healthy snacks and recipes.  Here are some of my favorite healthy fall snacks. Continue reading »

Oct 162014
 

With a majority of my formative years falling in what’s affectionately known just as “the 80s”, it should be no surprise that I love that era.  I mean, what’s not to love about the decade that brought us the music of both Bon Jovi and Paula Abdul (“Forever Your Girl” and “Livin’ On a Prayer?”  Aces.)

The Goldbergs

The Goldbergs Complete First Season now on DVD

Last year when The Goldbergs came out on TV, I was a little beside myself with joy.  I watch that show alternating between shouting “yes!” and laughing out loud, because I remember.  That striped shirt that Barry often wears?  I know people that wore that shirt (big props to the wardrobe folks, by the way). Continue reading »

Oct 152014
 

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Growing up in Maine, there were always plenty of adventurous winter activities in which to participate.  Skiing and snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating parties, ice fishing.  You name it, we were outside doing it.

Take Your GoPro HERO Camera to the Ski Lifts! #GoProatBestBuy

There were always some awesome moves being showed off on the mountain, or cool things we would have loved to capture while out riding a trail (hello, bears).  But that was before smartphones, and most of the time you didn’t really even want to bring a camera, as they weren’t designed to take the beating of an active lifestyle.  So when GoPro cameras came out, I thought “hey, it’s about time!”. Continue reading »

Oct 142014
 

This DIY Halloween Candy Dish post is sponsored by the Sverve #smokehousebbq campaign. All thoughts and words are my own.

Over the weekend I dug out my Halloween decorations and started to transform our house.  I actually couldn’t believe we’re already only three weeks away from Halloween!  I feel a little behind the ball on getting everything all set up.

DIY Halloween Candy Dish - Made from a terracotta pot! Easy craft for under $5 #SmokehouseBBQ

As I started to lay things out – the table runner, silly spider, ghost in a jar, pumpkins, you name it – I realized I was a little short on candy dishes.  Then I remembered the candy dish that I had made when I was younger as a gift for my Gram.  It was an easy project using terracotta pots, which I knew I had in my craft closet. Continue reading »

Oct 132014
 

This post on saving on my vegetable soup recipe with the Walmart Savings Catcher is sponsored by Crowdtap. All thoughts and words are my own. #WMTSavingsCatcher

We’ve had a pretty serious cold snap here the last few days, and it’s been frequently accompanied by rain.  It’s the kind of weather that makes you want to curl up on the couch with a blanket and a bowl of something hot.  Something like vegetable soup.

Vegetable Soup Recipe #WMTSavingsCatcher

My husband is a fan of soups in general and requests them frequently.  The other day as I was heading out the door to pick up groceries, my husband suggested that I also get the things I’d need to make vegetable soup.  I took a mental inventory of what we already had in the pantry and fridge, then added the rest of the ingredients to the shopping app on my phone. Continue reading »