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This post was sponsored by Doctor On Demand as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. Allergy season is officially in full swing.  You’d think living in the desert that we don’t deal with allergies, but they are actually pretty horrible here. My husband deals with seasonal […]

Use up summer's bounty with these fun zucchini recipes! Turn zucchini in to noodles and make one of these recipes - from salads to casseroles - you are sure to find a few to love.

Summer means zucchini and lots of it!  Check out these fun healthy recipes for zucchini noodles and other vegetable “noodles!” I love zucchini.  For years sauteed zucchini and summer squash made regular appearances at our summer dinner table. But after learning how to make zucchini noodles last summer, […]

Fried Ice Cream for a Party

Fried Ice cream is one of my all time favorite desserts! But a deep fried ice cream recipe just seems like a bit much even for me. So I fake it instead. A vanilla ice cream mixture is enveloped by a crunchy cereal crust creating an amazing fried […]

Snoopy Knotts Plane

If you are looking for a Southern California theme park adventure then these Great Tips For Visiting Knott’s Berry Farm are just what you need. Knott’s Berry Farm is a great family friendly amusement park nestled between San Diego and Los Angeles. Knott’s is a full fledged park complete […]

Wood Fish Frame

Do you have a fisherman in your life? Make him this adorable rustic fish frame for a homemade Father’s Day gift! One of my husband’s favorite past times as a kid was fishing in the Long Island sound.  He’s passed on that love of fishing to our kids. […]

Slow cooker Best

The secret to choosing the best slow cooker for your family is to understand how a slow cooker works! Are you ready to give cooking in a slow cooker a try?  It’s a wonderful way to prepare your family’s meals without having to spend hours in the kitchen […]

Making zucchini noodles with a mandolin quick and easy! See how to make and then how to cook zucchini noodles with this recipe and tutorial for a healthy alternative to pasta.

Eat more vegetables by replace wheat pasta with zucchini noodles. Last summer I started experimenting with zucchini noodles.  I kept seeing spiralizers and other gadgets online and in blog posts and I was completely intrigued. I happen to love zucchini so I figured making noodles out of it […]

portrait of mother put on a baby diaper to her newborn

Are you a tired parent who just wants a good night of sleep? Nothing is worse than figuring out how to make a baby sleep.  Check out some tips from our partner The Baby Sleep Site® on how diapers and potting training can affect your child’s, and your, sleep! When it […]

Best Baby Gifts for First Time Mom

The best baby gifts are not the ones most new moms think of! Check out my list of must have baby items every new mom will love – but doesn’t even know she needs. When I was pregnant with my first baby (who is now 9 – yikes!), […]

Take your favorite essential oils with this super easy craft - clay necklaces! This simple craft is inexpensive and perfect for kids

Diffuse your favorite essential oil wherever you go with clay necklaces. We tried two different types of clay and found the perfect one to make your essential oil clay necklaces. I have been using essential oils for about 3 years now. I mostly use them topically and internally […]