thanksgiving 2013

Simplifying Post-Thanksgiving Clean-Up #kitchendishcouncil

How many of you are hosting Thanksgiving at your house?  It is what we generally do and I love doing it.  What I don't … [Read More...]

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thanksgiving 2013

Simplifying Post-Thanksgiving Clean-Up #kitchendishcouncil

How many of you are hosting Thanksgiving at your house?  It is what we generally do and I love doing it.  What I don’t love is all of the cleanup afterwards.  After about 10 years of hosting, we have come up with a few quick tips.  Of course, we are by no means master of […]


Wordless Wednesday: Monkey toes and bookworms…

nanny and the boys #bemyneighbor

Won’t You #BeMyNeighbor?

When I think back to my childhood there is one show that stands out among the rest.  Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood was the show I would watch right before I headed out the door to play.  I can still remember all of the characters, and most importantly, all of the values he would instill.  I truly […]


Goodbye Pet Fur #NeatoVacuumBestForPets

When it comes to cleaning the house, vacuuming is generally the chore I like the most. There is just something so satisfying about watching a floor go from gross to clean! It really is nice to see instant results that make such a big difference. We not only have the two boys who are tracking […]

Bojangles' Seasoned Fried Turkey

Save Time on the Turkey with Bojangles’ #TistheSeasoning {$20 GC Giveaway}

Thanksgiving is NEXT week!  How many of you are prepared or are you still scrambling around to figure it out like us?  You would think that after hosting for nearly 12 years we would figure out all of the ins and outs.  The reality is that when you have kids and work it starts to […]


Wordless Wednesday: A hair cut and young old men…

I really just can’t follow the “wordless” rule, you guys.  I just can’t.  These boys, as much as I may walk away frustrated, they truly are like little old men who make me smile and teach me with their caring ways.  Davis sure is a big fan of parking simulators and all things cozy.  And […]

mega bloks hot wheels super race set

Mega Bloks Hot Wheels Super Race Set 8-in-1 #8in1SuperSet {Giveaway}

Building things and playing with cars go hand in hand when it comes to my boys.  On any given day you can find them racing cars and trucks all round the living room, through the kitchen and dodging the dog.  Davis was just sitting on the coffee table using his play tools to put together […]

Simple Turkey Meatball Casserole #newtradish from

Simple Turkey Meatball Casserole Recipe #NewTraDish

Just created the ultimate Ragú® #NewTraDish mash up recipe the whole family will love as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars.   Thanksgiving is almost here and we are excited to see family we haven’t seen in quite sometime.  We generally spend Thanksgiving here, which we love, but it is long overdue for us […]

Belfry's Christmas Gift

Special Christmas Book for Kids: Belfry’s Christmas Gift

If you are looking for a Christmas story to share with your kids this year, then you really need to check out Belfry’s Christmas Gift.  It is a new book from the Theo series.  I had never heard of this series until a few weeks ago and now I am completely hooked.  I can honestly […]

Acts of Kindness #KleenexCare

Acts of Care and Kindness #KleenexCare

I did some acts of kindness with Kleenex® Brand products as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #KleenexCare I work with a group of rock stars!  No kidding, what they do every single day continues to amaze me.  Most of you know that I started at a brand new school this year.  Because we […]

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Wordless Wednesday: The beauty of fall and annual pumpkin pictures…

It has been a very beautiful few weeks for us!  We actually had snow on November 1st that made for the gorgeous picture I snapped above.  I also gathered all of our annual pumpkin pictures and compiled them.  I started taking these pictures when Graham was 6 months old.  It is so amazing to see […]

Cranberry Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe from What a great idea for a simple Thanksgiving side dish.

Cranberry Stuffed Sweet Potatoes #KraftRecipes

When you mention Thanksgiving a host of memories flood my mind.  Most of them revolve around family and food and all are welcomed!  How many of you would say you have must-have Thanksgiving recipes?  I know that there a few non-negotiables when it comes to our family Thanksgiving that involve ideas from mine and my […]

Salted Dark Chocolate Caramel Recipe. Simple with 3 ingredients!

Salted Dark Chocolate Caramel Bites for Tree Trimming Snacking #HolidayDelight #iDelight

It is November which means it is the month we get our Christmas Tree! We truly love Thanksgiving and will definitely not be skipping that wonderful holiday, but it is also the same day we go out and pick our perfect tree from the farm. The boys enjoy walking up and down the rows of […]

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