We found a house and our offer was accepted! I am so excited to be moving into a different house. So for the next 4 weeks, I am going to be busy, busy, busy packing. So how was your week? Do you have any big plans for the Memorial Day Weekend? My kids are excited that they only have a week of school left. Anyway, it’s Friday again and that means it’s time for our weekly blog giveaway linky. If you love to enter giveaways, be sure to browse the selection below. Or if you host giveaways, feel free to post yours to the linky list. We put a new linky up every Friday morning. If you are using Rafflecopter for your giveaways, be sure to also add your giveaway to the Friday Rafflecopter giveaway linky over at Blog Giveaway Directory as well. Good luck! If you’ve had any blog … Continue reading
Now that the weather has finally warmed up and is staying warm, my basil plants are flourishing. That means it’s time to pull out my favorite fresh pesto recipe. I love to use it on pizza, as a sauce for pasta, and on sandwiches. It is quick and easy to make using a food processor. Traditional pesto originated in Italy and was originally made with a mortar and pestle. The basil leaves were pounded to make a paste. Fortunately for us, making pesto is much easier these days. With a food processor, you can whip up a batch in just minutes. While traditional pesto recipes call for pine nuts, I use walnuts. They are less expensive than pine nuts and I don’t notice much of a difference in the taste. Fresh Pesto Recipe Ingredients 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves 2 cloves of garlic 1/4 cup walnuts 1/4 cup grated … Continue reading
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Arby’s for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Arby's has always held a special place in my heart. My very first ever job as a teenager was at Arby's and I worked there all through high school. Those days are long past, but I still love their food. Their beef is slow roasted, which is a refreshing change from most fast food restaurants. I love how Arby's is always coming up with new twists on old favorites. It is my pleasure to get to tell you about the new additions to their menu - Arby's KING’S HAWAIIAN Roast Beef Sandwiches. For a limited time, Arby's is featuring two new scrumptious sandwiches that are made with KING’S HAWAIIAN buns. Are you familiar with KING’S HAWAIIAN products? They are yummy breads and rolls that have just a hint of sweetness to … Continue reading
After 9 years in a rental house, we are finally going to be moving into our own home. This makes our 5th move in 20 years of marriage. Over the past 20 years, we have accumulated a lot of stuff! So I have been busy scouring the internet looking for a moving checklist planner to make our life a little easier. As long as the home inspection goes ok later this week, we are looking at a late June or early July closing. I am slightly panicked as that’s not very much time to get everything organized and packed, especially when we only have a couple of hours a day to work on it. So when I discovered there is a moving checklist planner app for our Droid phone, I was a bit relieved. The Moving Planner Checklist App is only 99 cents, but I already know it is going … Continue reading
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Private Selection. All opinions are 100% mine. Sometimes at the end of a long day, you just need a bit of something sweet. I love to serve my family a homemade dessert after dinner, but as a busy work at home mom, I usually don’t have the time to go into anything elaborate. So I rely a lot on quick desserts – a slice of watermelon, a scoop of ice cream, a small bowl of chocolate pudding, or a slice of Private Selection Upside Down Cake. Normally I don’t go to a huge fuss for dessert during the week, but Private selection makes it easy to indulge anytime with their wonderful selection of Upside Down Cakes. They truly couldn’t get any easier. Just warm, flip, and serve! The Upside Down Cakes come in three yummy varieties to tempt … Continue reading
Disclosure: I received a sample of new Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Toilet Care to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions stated are my own. Today I want to talk toilet cleaners. I know, I know – not the most glamorous of topics. Because lets face it, I don’t know any other mom out there who will admit that they enjoy cleaning the toilet. But it has to be done, doesn’t it? So I am always on the lookout for products that will make that job a little easier. I recently got to try new Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Toilet Care. It’s a hanging cleaner with a twist. You may have used those cleaners before that hang in your tank and turn your water blue. Those products, in my experience, are great at discouraging stains from forming but aren’t really meant to actively clean. What’s great about Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Toilet Care … Continue reading
We have been busy house hunting this week. We hope to find a new home soon so we can move in over the summer. I have started packing already – just the things that we won’t need until after we are in the new house. With 6 people’s stuff to box up I figure it is going to take forever so I might as well get on it So how was your week? Anyway, it’s Friday again and that means it’s time for our weekly blog giveaway linky. If you love to enter giveaways, be sure to browse the selection below. Or if you host giveaways, feel free to post yours to the linky list. We put a new linky up every Friday morning. If you are using Rafflecopter for your giveaways, be sure to also add your giveaway to the Friday Rafflecopter giveaway linky over at Blog Giveaway Directory … Continue reading
Cultivating crops is an age-old practice, starting with our ancestors millennia ago. Modern society in many areas of the world has made it so that it is not usually necessary for every family to grow their own food. When we need a certain type of produce we know it will be available to purchase at the store. Though some people may wonder what the use of growing a garden is, while all the food we need is available at the store, most people who have had the experience of growing their own food would never want to go without having their own garden. Gardens provide benefits that you just can’t get by purchasing your produce at the store Convenience Going to the grocery store to grab a couple of tomatoes to prepare dinner may or may not be convenient, depending on how far away the store is, if it is … Continue reading
Being a mom has been one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life – and it has been the most rewarding. For all of my readers who are moms, I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!
It’s been another busy week in our house as the school year is coming to an end. The whole family went camping over the weekend and we had a great time. The weather was perfect – not too hot, not too cold. So how was your week? It’s Friday again and that means it’s time for our weekly blog giveaway linky. If you love to enter giveaways, be sure to browse the selection below. Or if you host giveaways, feel free to post yours to the linky list. We put a new linky up every Friday morning. If you are using Rafflecopter for your giveaways, be sure to also add your giveaway to the Friday Rafflecopter giveaway linky over at Blog Giveaway Directory as well. Good luck! If you’ve had any blog giveaway wins this last week, feel free to let everyone know about them by leaving a comment below.