Archive | May, 2015

Let’s Talk Salsa! (Giveaway)

May is national Salsa month! Woo-hoo! I don’t know about your family but salsa is a staple in our family, it is right up there with eggs and coffee (coffee being #1, eggs #2, and salsa #3…although, what’s the point of having eggs if there is no salsa? Right!? So, let’s make that salsa #2 and eggs […]

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Why I am a Bad Catholic

The other day I found myself in a heated discussion and I slipped up and said a four letter word, and it wasn’t love! To which the other person replied, “What a good Catholic!” It was meant as a jamb, said sarcastically, a way to get a rise out of me. And let me tell […]

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Flower Power at the Farmers Market!!

This weekend is Flower Days Weekend at the Farmer’s Market!! Finally!!! This marks a HUGE milestone for us Midwesterners, no more frost! Oh the power of those flowers, people come two by two, with their four-legged friends, strollers, wagons, etc. to get their hands on the perfect flowers! The flowers might be the power that gets […]

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FREE Play Time exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art

  When you hear the words Art Museum what comes to mind? Quiet, old, cold, boring!? (Or at least that’s probably what my husband would say).  And the thought of bringing the children along just sounds, well, expensive!! Let’s be honest, there is decorum to follow when touring the Art Museum’s galleries. Things they frown upon […]

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Why Costco? (Giveaway $190 value!)

Fact, my 4 year old jumps up & down at least 8x a day!  She will pretty much start jumping for any reason, like seeing a bird, not wanting to go to bed, because it is Monday, etc.   Fact, I am an adult. Fact, I do not jump up & down 8x a day. Fact, […]

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10 Tips for Hosting a Slawesome Cookout!! (Contest Link included)

    Ever been to one of those cookouts where you are just bored out of your mind? You try to determine what is an adequate amount of time to stay without seeming to eager to leave? Ever come up with a carefully planned reason why you have to head out early? Ever had a […]

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Mother of 3, Blogger, & Cereal Killer!

Growing up we were NEVER the “cool family”. We never had fun cereal, junk food, or cable! Looking back I have no idea how we survived! Thank goodness for our friends, because we wanted our MTV! At the time I just figured my parents hated us and didn’t want us to enjoy ANYTHING in life. Turns out […]

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No Preservatives, Additives, or DRIPS!! (For $1!)

It is hot outside and the kiddos have been playing for all of 10 minutes. They want a snack along with half the other kids from the neighborhood who are in your backyard. Hmmm….what to feed them?! Want to offer them something that isn’t processed? That has no additives or preservatives? That has no dyes?  […]

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Simple Mango & Black Bean Salad with a little kick!

It is FINALLY that time of year!! I feel like we have been waiting forever! Time to live outdoors! Well, not entirely but at least during the day. Time to have family, friends, and the neighbors over for cookouts! Time to bring a dish to pass at the block party and lake! Time to ooh & […]

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Mother’s Day Brunch (WTOL Segment)

What is the perfect treat for Mother’s Day brunch, that doesn’t require a long list of ingredients, slaving over the stove, or massive cleanup?  Click on the video for the answer.     For more info be sure to checkout the website. If you could eat anything on Mother’s Day what would it be? We […]

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