Sep 142014
 

When I was a little girl, I was beyond excited when friends of our family – Rod and Wendy – asked me to go on a weekend vacation with them.  Much to my surprise, part of the weekend festivities was attending a Disney On Ice show.  I still can remember sitting in my seat with my program on my lap, anxiously waiting the start of the program.

Disney On Ice Princesses and Heroes

I have been wanting to take Bubbles to see one of these shows for awhile now.  With as much as she loves Disney, I have no doubt that she’ll love Disney On Ice.  My theory is supported by the fact that every time the commercials are on TV she jumps up and down and asks if we can go. Continue reading »

Sep 122014
 

This apple turnover recipe post is brought to you by International Delight.

One of the great things about fall are the flavors that just seem synonymous with it.  I find myself cooking with more apples, pumpkins, maple syrup, cinnamon, and more.  Let’s just say that our house smells really, really good lately.

Apple Turnover Recipe with French Vanilla Glaze #IDelight

On the top of my husband’s list of requests this time of year is anything in the “apple pie family”.  Pies, tarts, muffins, breads – the specific form doesn’t matter as much as that apple pie taste.  Which is good, because I like to mix things up a little. Continue reading »

Sep 092014
 

There are a few new DVDs for kids that are just releasing or releasing soon that I wanted to let you know about. Some of these star our favorite current characters and would be well-received by any of the kiddos in your life, I’m sure!

My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic

DVDs for Kids: My Little Pony Friendship is Magic - Spooktacular Pony Tales

Bubbles is all about My Little Ponies right now, and so this is one I hope to order for her.  In My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales you’ll join Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Rarity, Applejack, Pinkie Pie (and, of course, Spike!) in some of the spookiest adventures Equestria has ever seen.  The DVD contains six episodes and has a runtime of 132 minutes and is available today! Continue reading »

Sep 092014
 

This shop and Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

When we tailgate, I like to provide a lot of options.  Appetizers, entrees, desserts, beverages – I want my family and friends to leave feeling like they couldn’t eat another thing even if they wanted to.  It’s a trait I picked up from my Gram, who always said “Your plate is looking a little empty” no matter how much was left on your plate.

Over the weekend, we were planning to watch a lot of football.  So of course I needed to plan a lot of food to go with it!  I decided to run to Meijer to pick up everything I needed for my Buffalo Chicken Dip (always a crowd-pleaser) and my Mom’s Ice Cream Dream Squares, one of my absolute favorite desserts.

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Sep 082014
 

This #BalanceRewards shop on setting health goals has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

Achieving your health goals is not always the easiest thing to do.  Sometimes it’s a matter of life getting in the way (or that piece of cheesecake looking really good), sometimes it’s a matter of us not having the proper motivation, and sometimes it’s a matter of us not progressing as well as we think we are.

Fitness App or Device + Walgreens Balance Rewards for healthy choices Program = Meet Health Goals While Earning Rewards Points

That last one is something I don’t think we always think about, but can actually be a bigger roadblock than you may think.  Sometimes my perception is that “Wow, I walked a lot today!” or “Hey, I stayed inside my calorie target by a lot”.  But without a tracking method, there’s no way to know if that’s true or not. Continue reading »