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Fostering Math Skills with Go Math! Academy

Fostering Math Skills with Go Math! Academy

It’s been more than a few years since this Grandma has been in school, so I am thankful for all the help I can get when it comes to homework time for my grandchildren. Over summer break, I had great success in getting my granddaughters to read but convincing them to brush up on math… Continue Reading…

Save 10% off your check @Outback! #OutbackBestmates

Exclusive: Save 10% off your check @Outback! #OutbackBestmates

As you may remember, Laura and I are lucky enough to be members of the #OutbackBestmates team. Outback Steakhouse is one of our favorite places to dine out, and we love sharing updates with you. I know that when my family visits our local Outback Steakhouse, we’re going to leave feeling very satisfied. I know… Continue Reading…

Exploring Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Asheville

Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Asheville

Last month I took part in a wonderful gathering of food bloggers in Asheville, NC for the Food Blog Forum annual conference. Foodtopia Asheville was the perfect setting for this meeting of foodie minded bloggers. One of our excursions brought us to Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Asheville, a family owned farm with sustainable agriculture… Continue Reading…

Gummy Drop Match-3 Puzzle Game + iPad Mini Sweepstakes

Gummy Drop App from Big Fish Games

The gummies are falling! Are you ready for a new adventure? Gummy Drop, the new match-3 puzzle and adventure game from Big Fish games is brand new, and slightly addicting. Gummy Drop gives you the chance to travel the world and help rebuild famous landmarks and monuments. To do this, players much match gummies in… Continue Reading…

Baked Pumpkin Pecan Doughnuts with Maple Glaze

Baked Pumpkin Pecan Doughnuts with Maple Glaze

Two winters ago I picked up a couple of doughnut pansfor making baked doughnuts. I made spiced cake doughnuts a couple of times, which were delicious, but then forgot about the pans which had been tucked away in the back of a cabinet. While digging for something else this morning, my Mom came across the… Continue Reading…

Microsoft Expands Youth Technology Programs


In order to be competitive in the workforce, it’s so important for young people to have experience with modern technology, and have access to computer science education. Especially in rural ares like my own, this sort of education is seriously lacking. I am so excited to share some ways that Microsoft is increasing access to… Continue Reading…

Wine, Cheese and a Good Read #TIWILYbookclub #TIWILY

This Is Where I Leave You Book Club

A little wine, cheese, good friends, and a good book. What more could a girl want? Jonathan Tropper’s novel This Is Where I Leave You is coming to theaters on September 19, and the dramatic comedy promises to prod every bit of funny out of the dynamics of family dysfunction in the aftermath of a… Continue Reading…

Relive Your Favorite TV and Movie Scenes with these New Hasbro Toys!

Relive Your Favorite TV and Movie Scenes with Hasbro Toys

I think most kids are obsessed with characters from their favorite TV shows and movies. Heck, I find myself obsessed with some of these characters! I’m probably as much a Transformers fan as my son. Thank you to Hasbro for providing me with samples of some of this years hottest toys. There is no shortage… Continue Reading…

Hamburger Stroganoff Casserole

Hamburger Stroganoff Casserole

When I got married about twenty-seven years ago, my new Mother-in-Law gifted me her 1963 McCall’s Cook Book with the inscription “Happy Cooking!”  For quite a few years, the recipes in this book were some of the only things I could make. Armed with this cookbook, and a few family recipes from my Mom, I… Continue Reading…

Pimento Cheeseburger Sliders aka Panther Cheer Burgers

Pimento Cheeseburger Sliders

It’s officially highschool football season here in the South. The Friday night games are always sure to draw a big crowd. This year my niece, Becca, is cheering on the Varsity Squad and to kick off the new Panther season I hosted a tailgate party with my sister-in-law, at the first home game. I made… Continue Reading…