National Geographic

10 Fun Road Trip Games

Keep the entire family entertained with these 10 fun road trip games!  Put away the electronics and enjoy the scenery while having fun and even learning something new. I love going on road trips. I could meander along a highway for hours. I love to stop and check out quirky places and off the beaten… 

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Family Recipes

2 ingredient white wine sangria recipe

Red, White, and Blue White Wine Sangria Recipe

Celebrate summer with this easy white wine sangria recipe in red, white and blue! Just two ingredients and fruit combine for a quick summer cocktail.  Serve this fun summer cocktail in glassware from our sponsor, Luigi Bormioli. I discovered sangria a decade ago in a Spanish restaurant in Athens, Greece. I was in Athens studying… 

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Bacon and Broccoli Salad with nuts and seeds Recipe

Broccoli Salad Recipe with Bacon, Pumpkin Seeds, and Dried Cherries

This post brought to you by Hormel Foods, LLC.. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Growing Up Gabel. Broccoli salad is the perfect side dish for outdoor entertaining this summer. My broccoli salad recipe includes crispy bacon, sunflower seeds, and dried cherries tossed in an easy to make dressing. Only a few… 

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Cool off with this tasty milkshake recipe! Ice cream, milk, peanut butter are blended with pretzels for a unique ice cream treat everyone will love!

Pretzel and Peanut Butter Milkshake Recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DairyPure Milk for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Try a new twist on your homemade milkshake recipe – peanut butter and pretzels! I love milkshakes and malts. In fact, I rarely order ice cream cones or sundaes if a shake or malt is… 

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Need a quick and easy dinner recipe? This sesame noodle recipe is ready in just 10 minutes and only needs a few ingredients.

10 Minute Sesame Noodle Recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Safeway, Inc. for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. This sesame noodle recipe is the perfect side dish for stir fry, kebabs, or as a meal itself and it’s ready in just 10 minutes.   One of my favorite things to do is go… 

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Family Life

Parenting a newborn

How to Survive the First Years with a Strong Willed Child

This post is sponsored by Dreft. Are you parenting a strong willed child? There is hope! Someday that strong will can become your child’s greatest asset. See how we survived the early years and are now thriving! My daughter is turning 9 in July. It’s not really a milestone birthday. But it occurred to me… 

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Ringling Bros. Circus X-TRAORDINARY is coming to Las Vegas!

It’s time for your family to be amazed by all the X-TRAORDINARY things you know and love about America’s favorite live family entertainment experience. Be astonished by UN-XPECTED circus spectacles you’ve never seen before and that can’t be seen anywhere else but at The Greatest Show On Earth. Get ready for an X-HILARATING adventure with… 

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Easy Crafts

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Patriotic Pool Noodle Wreath

Make a patriotic wreath in less than 30 minutes with supplies from the dollar store! Just use a pool noodle, Duck Tape, and patriotic decorations for a one of a kind wreath. After making my first pool noodle wreath last month, I've been … [Read More...]

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How to Make Citronella Candles with Eucalyptus

Keep the bugs at bay this summer when you learn how to make citronella candles. Perfect for camping and picnics, these homemade candles will keep away the creepy crawlies so your family can enjoy the late summer evenings.   One of the nice … [Read More...]

Teacher Appreciation Day

Teacher Appreciation Day Gift {Free Printable!}

Give your favorite teacher a simple and easy gift for Teacher Appreciation Day! All you need is an orange or orange peeler, ribbon and our free printable! Teacher Appreciation Day is May 6th this year.  I love any  reason to tell my daughter's … [Read More...]

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Learning To Sew: Sewing Classes Online for Beginners

I am a novice sewer so I'm always looking for sources to help me improve my sewing skills.  Check out these sewing classes online that are perfect for beginners just learning how to sew. A great place to start with sewing classes online is … [Read More...]

Family Travel

National Geographic

10 Fun Road Trip Games

Keep the entire family entertained with these 10 fun road trip games!  Put away the electronics and enjoy the scenery while having fun and even learning something new. I love going on road trips. I could meander along a highway for hours. I love to stop and check out quirky places and off the beaten… 

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Plan A 5-Star Vacation to Puerto Rico

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I was a newlywed when I graduated from law school.  I knew that my new husband was searching for a nice graduation gift for me. Sure enough, on graduation day he presented… 

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Family Friendly Technology

Looking for some new and fun date night activities? Get out from behind the screen and spend some quality time with your spouse with these 12 fun ideas - one for each month - for a date night free from technology.

12 Tech Free Date Night Activities

Looking for some new and fun date night activities? Get out from behind the screen and spend some quality time with your spouse with these 12 fun ideas – one for each month – for a date night free from technology. I love technology, but I hate my husband’s cell phone.  If it was up… 

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A Sleek Family Cell Phone: the Sony Aquos Crystal Smartphone

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sprint. I received a sample device to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Check out the Sony Aquos Crystal Smartphone! With an amazing display and other fun features, the Aquos is a great family cell phone. I received… 

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