This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. I was all excited about finidng some sort of fun activity for my kids to do at Dollar General in their Value Valley this month, but sadly, that didn't happen. Apparently not every Dollar General has a Value Valley , and mine is one

Mar 20 2014
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This post brought to you by Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine. When we garden or grow houseplants, we're doing more than just helping a sprout get bigger. We're doing our part to Gro Something Greater . Miracle-Gro makes it easy for black-thumb folks like myself to keep plants alive, which is super helpful. Right now, since it's been

easter egg decorating

1 inexpensive and So-Cute Montessori work, and 3 Easter egg decorating methods (2 awesome ones and one that sucked).

I don’t find much better than roasted veggies. We steam a lot because it’s quick and easy (and then I add butter after everything is cooked) but pan- roasting is almost as quick. And the depth of flavor can’t be beat!

toddlers love beets

This salad is so simple with the Love Beets beets infused with white wine vinegar and balsamic vinegar. The beets are so flavorful I didn’t even need to add my own vinegar for the dressing. The beets were enough!

Giveaway Winner Announced

Congratulations to Lisa B, who won $100 from Orkin in the #EEKologist giveaway.  I still have some great prizes to give away though! So if you didn’t snag the VISA card, check out the other goodies you can win. Grab a great recipe for Comforting Cauliflower Soup, and win a Cuisinart Immersion Blender in your


These homemade Paleo Skittles are slightly chewy snacks made with tons of whole fruits and vegetables. A great healthy snack for toddlers on the go.

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Guess what, everyone! I'm a Dollar General blog ambassador now. Remember the Huggies series I did last year, where Huggies sponsored several posts on parenting and pregnancy topics, but basically let me "do my thing"?


  While in one of my pinning frenzies, I came across this recipe for (Olive Garden copycat) Zuppa Toscana in a crock pot. It looked darned good to me, and also like something that I could double without much effort, AND freeze successfully. I wasn’t 100% sure about freezing it because of the potatoes (which


If I did a freezer recipe every week for Freezer Friday, my freezer would be packed full in no time. Sooo… sometimes I'll be doing a “How did it freeze?” update, or other freezer-related posts. This is something I've sort of made before. This is the recipe. But this time I added lots of extra


A couple of weeks ago, I bought a bunch of apples and whipped up some Cinnamon Applesauce. I didn't use any “established” recipe, but how can you go wrong with something so simple? All applesauce is is cooked apples, mushed up or blended, really. I filled my crock pot with apples, peeled (because they're not

13 Truths about Airline Travel With Kids

Traveling with two kids two and under is definitely a challenge. Here are some things I learned or observed during my trip. I wrote these on the way to South Carolina, and I’m editing to add a bit of return-trip wisdom. 1)Snack Attack I planned ahead and packed a cooler-lunchbox full of healthy snacks for

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