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Grilled Pizza : A Summer Recipe You Won’t Regret Trying!

One of my favorite things about summer is grilling. One of my family’s favorite things to eat is pizza. That’s why last summer I began experimenting more with making pizza on the grill. I’m here to share some of my favorite recipes and secrets for making this meal that’s interactive and fun for the whole […]

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Spending Time Alone: 1 Mom + 1 Weekend = Countless Possibilities

At first I was disappointed. A few weeks ago I realized I wouldn’t be able to join my husband and daughters when they planned a visit to our hometown. My husband had a weekend of golfing planned, and my daughters were going to spend a week at my parents’ home. Then, I started to think back to the […]

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“Just 5 More Minutes”: Adult Sleep Struggles

“Michele… Pssst… Hey, Michele…*nudge*… wake up…*nudge*…the baby is awake…Michele…” I find it hard to imagine that there are any moms unfamiliar with the extreme exhaustion that comes with having an infant. On the other hand, I assume that the majority of them wake up to the sound of their babies crying most nights. However, that has […]

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Transforming Lunchtime

For three years I have been packing a cold lunch almost daily for my daughter. It’s become a hobby of mine… a bit of an obsession you might say. I have made countless themed lunches, but let’s get real for a second– It’s April! The school year is almost over and I’m already excited about […]

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A Magical Fairy Garden

Spring is here. The weather is getting warmer. The grass is getting greener. My Pinterest boards are filling up with landscape design and gardening tips. There is just one problem: my thumb is brown. I love the idea of a beautiful garden, but after years of failed attempts I needed to think of ways to incorporate natural elements […]

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Cooking, Dyeing, and Hiding Easter Eggs: {EGG}cellent Tips and Tricks

I don’t recall ever having plastic eggs for Easter when I was growing up. Maybe there were some filled ones in our baskets, but hunting Easter eggs was always done with real eggs. In fact, I’m sure there are hours of home videos hidden away featuring my brothers and me spending hours dyeing eggs. Those holiday traditions […]

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Love is in {BLOOM} – A Paper Flower Tutorial

I love to decorate for holidays. However, I’m a total procrastinator. I don’t get decorations up until right before the holiday, and then they stick around far too long. How long is ‘too long’? Well, as I’m preparing for Valentine’s Day, I’m reminded that I still have a Halloween door mat on my porch. That’s […]

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