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Multi Striped Popsicles

Multi Striped Popsicles

I grew up in Florida, so you would think I would be able to tolerate the Georgia heat. Yet, it’s mid July and I’m already dreaming of Fall weather. So what does a girl do to keep cool on a hot summer’s day? Eat popsicles, of course. Ice pops aren’t just for kids, especially these… Continue Reading…

RSVP for the @Stemilt #CherrySweet Twitter Party on 7/30

Stemilt #CherrySweet Twitter Party on 7.30 at 9pm ET

Please join us on Twitter as we celebrate the best season – CHERRY SEASON! Stemilt, growers of World Famous Fruit for 5 decades, has sponsored this sweet cherry chatter about our favorite summer fruit. We’ll share recipes, nutritional information, and more plus you’ll have a chance to win one of FOUR cash prizes. I am… Continue Reading…

What Makes You Sparkle? #SparkleWithDASANI

DASANI Sparkling Water

This post is brought to you by our sponsor, DASANI. All thoughts and opinions are my own. SPARKLING is the perfect word to describe the summer I have been having. It’s been so much fun helping to keep my grandchildren busy during summer break. Spending more time outdoors this summer has most definitely been good… Continue Reading…

Rachael Ray’s Dinner for Two for You and Your Cat

Dinner for Two - Nutrish for Cats

Our friends from Rachael Ray Nutrish for Cats sent us a fabulous dinner for two package. Like they do over every package that’s delivered to our door, my two dogs Winston and Lilly got very excited over this new surprise. What they didn’t expect was a package for their cat cousins, Boots and Bindy instead… Continue Reading…

RSVP for the #JuicyFruitFunSide Twitter Party on 7/24

#JuicyFruitFunSide Twitter Party 7-24

Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know I do, and I am totally excited to host a party about Juicy Fruit!   There is really nothing better than Juicy Fruit‘s juicy flavor that sparks so much spontaneous summer fun!  On July 24th at 1 PM EST, please join me for the #JuicyFruitFunSide where we’ll be talking about taking your summer… Continue Reading…

Reading Under the Stars with Scholastic #SummerReading

Scholastic Reading Under the Stars Party

About a month ago, we shared that both of my granddaughters had signed up for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. My younger granddaughter has always been an avid reader, and her sister not so much. Something happened this summer that has transformed, Becca, and occasional reader into a full fledged book worm. We found a… Continue Reading…

Are Summer Allergies Still Getting You Down? {Giveaway}

Relieving Summer Allergies

Spring and Fall aren’t the only seasons for allergies. Many of the same allergy triggers that make you feel bad in the spring can last through the summer months. Pollen, ragweed and grasses are common allergens. Yup. That lush green lawn you’ve been working so hard on… it’s probably causing some allergy symptoms. In the… Continue Reading…

Strider Bike Review and Giveaway!

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If you have a toddler, than you know how excited they get at the sight of seeing others ride bikes and how anxious they are to ride one on their own! Riding a bike is a big step and takes a lot of time, practice, and patience. If your toddler is anything like mine, then… Continue Reading…

Foods That Fuel You

Foods That Fuel You

I find that the older I get, the more I have to pay attention to what and how I eat. The careless habits of my youth have finally caught up to me. I have a very busy family to keep up with. My kids and grandkids motivate me to take care of myself and make… Continue Reading…

Delicious Soccer Game Day Snacks with Honey Maid

S'mores Trail Mix made with Honey Maid Teddy Grahams

There was a time when it seemed that a soccer ball was a natural extension of my son’s foot. Soccer was the very first team sport that he participated in, and he quickly became hooked. So did I. With my son out on the field and my husband on the sidelines coaching, I sat in the… Continue Reading…

Rustic Cherry Tart {Recipe}

Rustic Cherry Tart

One of the things I love most about the month of July is finding fresh cherries in the market. This year I can’t seem to get enough of them. They have such a deep flavor and sweetness. I have to admit that I usually just pop them into my mouth and spit out the pits,… Continue Reading…

Fun Summertime Food for Kids

Fun Summertime Food For Kids - Flower Fruit Plate

All of the running around and playing outside my family does in the summertime seems to work up quite an appetite. Whether it’s a hike through the woods or an afternoon in the pool, the kids are sure to come back inside ready for a cold drink and snack. I do my best to avoid… Continue Reading…

A Simple Backyard Cookout #spreadthehappy

A Simple Backyard Cookout - Spreading the Happy

Last weekend while enjoying an afternoon of good food and good conversation in my backyard with friends and family, it hit me. It’s the simple things in life that make me happy. Although I am neither rich nor famous, I feel like I am very fortunate. Life has been good to me, and I want… Continue Reading…

RSVP for the #GoodNightSnack Twitter Party on 7/16

#GoodNightSnack Twitter Party on 7/16 at 12 ET

Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about good night snack ideas and Kellogg’s® cereal available at Walmart.  On July 16 from 12-1 pm ET, please join us for the #GoodNightSnack Twitter Party where we’ll be chatting about good activities to enjoy a snack with in the evening. With old favorites like Mini Wheats®… Continue Reading…

Summer Travel with Kids with Disney Movies Anywhere App

Summer Travel with Kids with Disney Movies Anywhere App

If you are a regular reader of this blog you know that I absolutely love to travel. I really enjoy traveling by myself and for this blog, but even more than that I enjoy traveling with my family. As a single Mom, I have always had so much fun hitting the open road with my… Continue Reading…