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Saving Money on Summer Travel


As I write this, I’m on my way home from my first summer road trip. I have several of them planned: one to the beach, one to the mountains and this one to visit my daughter. Finding ways to save on summer travel is vital to being able to take all of these road trips, and to […]

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South-of-the-Border Stuffed Pepper Bake

South of the Border Stuffed Pepper Bake recipe

I created this South-of-the-Border Stuffed Pepper Bake because I was inspired by some flavorful new sauces Whole Foods had sent me. They sent some snacks too (see below) but the sauces inspired me to create this stuffed pepper casserole. It has layers of stuffed pepper goodness just bursting with south-of-the-border flavor! Start out by cutting the tops […]

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Big Fish Cascade – Say Goodbye to Crushing Candies!

Cascade - Big Fish

Look out, candy crushing games of the world, you’ve met your match! Cascade is a new Match-3 puzzle game with a slot machine twist.

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Summertime Snacks and the Printin’ is Easy #CanonPIXMA

Canon PIXMA MG 7120 Pixma Printing Solutions

My kids and I love to talk about food and our favorite recipes! It does my heart good when they call me up and ask me how I make something they remember from childhood. Whether it’s a simple fruit salad, strawberry shortcake or a special summertime parfait, I’m happy to share it all. My daughter […]

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Back To School #Kohls101 $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Kohl's - Office Max school supplies

A few days ago, I told you all about my trip for back to school shopping at Kohl’s. I outfitted my daughter and my son in affordable fashions which can easily be layered as we transition from summer to fall. They also have school supplies at Kohl’s this year! Lots of them! They’ve partnered with Office Max […]

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My Honeymoon Was A #VacayGoneCrayCray

Vacay Gone Cray Cray

Have you ever had a nightmare travel experience? Choice Hotels is celebrating their 75th anniversary with a really fun “Vacay Gone Cray Cray” promotion.  Through the #VacayGoneCrayCray contest, Choice Hotels can help turn those crazy misadventures back into positive memories. I’m sorry to say that I was doomed with the cray cray upon the very first vacation I ever […]

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What’s New at Kohl’s For Back To School Shopping

back to school shopping - kohl's

Last weekend, my daughter and I went back to school shopping at Kohl’s. We wanted to find some fashionable, trendy outfits for her, but we also wanted to pick up a few things for her brother and send them to him at college. Right now is the perfect time to shop because there’s still lots of clearance, but the fresh finds for Fall are arriving too, so it really helps stretch a budget.

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What Makes You Sparkle? #SparkleWithDasani


This summer is “sparkling” more than ever! My friends at DASANI sent me a kit with their new DASANI Sparkling water, and it makes staying refreshed and hydrated more enjoyable than ever.

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