Bacon Parmesan Meatloaf

bacon parmesan meatloaf

Meatloaf is an easy standby family favorite, but it gets boring after awhile.  So in an effort to keep it in the meal rotation but make it new I wanted to introduce some new flavors. A couple of tries that didn't quite hit the mark and I found one that the whole family loved.  A slightly crunchy … [Read more...]

Furniture Three Ways with Sauder

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We have finally reached the point in the overhaul of our downstairs that we can start putting the new living room together! We've slowly been gathering pieces for this room - a sectional, a chair, a ginormous ottoman - and of course, our Edge Water Entertainment Center from Sauder. Up until recently … [Read more...]

GoldieBlox: Building Toys Aren’t Just for Boys


My husband is an engineer and my daughter inherited the engineering gene. She could build massive LEGO creations following over 100 steps when she was 6.  She can figure out complex science experiements without help. She may be my pink, fluffy princess who loves dolls and glitter, but she is also a … [Read more...]

Staples is making our Back to School Smoother with Technology

Kindle Fire for Back to School

When we're getting ready for back to school, its easy to focus on the obvious - school supplies, new shoes, and backpacks. But this year, we also prepped my son with amazing learning apps on his new Kindle Fire HD.  Now when he comes home from school (exhausted and ready for some quiet time) he … [Read more...]

Summer Tomato Pasta

summer tomato pasta

I saw this recipe and just had to try. Its perfect for hot summer days when its just too hot to cook or when you need a super quick meal on a busy night. I hit up the local farmers market first, then snipped the basil right out of my garden. 3-4 pints cherry tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup olive oil 2 … [Read more...]

13 Healthy Recipes for Tailgating

Tailgating recupes

Football season is upon us! Hosting a tailgate or viewing party doesn't mean you can't have healthy options for your guests. Here are 13 appetizer and entree recipes that are sure to please. I especially want to try the Jalapeno Cheddar Salmon Burgers! Enjoy!   1. Homemade Healthy … [Read more...]

BIC for Back to School

Bic back to school

I confess: I LOVE shopping for school supplies. Like seriously. New notebooks and folders. A fresh planner. Binder clips. (I have a serious thing for binder clips.) And new pens. I LOVE pens. I have an entire drawer full in my desk! I firmly believe I can never had too many pens. Partly … [Read more...]

Best Summer Ever with Starbucks Teavana® Shaken Iced Teas

beach - summer of Starbucks

Summer. There's nothing like it. Even though we are working and kids are going to camp... its just a slower, more relaxed pace.  This is our first summer here in New England and we are completely loving it. Last summer we were traveling all over and moving up to Rhode Island. This summer, we are … [Read more...]

Have the Best Summer Every with Target and Healthy Essentials

best Summer EVER party

Our house is just FULL of kids all summer! We have a neighbor just packed with little ones and everyone has an open door policy. Kids are in and out of my house all day. At lunch, you just feed whoever is there! Its so fun. We are so excited for our first full summer in Rhode Island... we just … [Read more...]