What happens when kids bring one pail to the beach?

Encouraging Creativity at the Beach

  Do you ever feel like you are bringing everything but the kitchen sink to the beach? From the towels, chairs, food and toys, it can be overwhelming packing up for the beach. Today I’m sharing a story about what happens when you let the kids use just one reusable yogurt container, with no guidance […]

Which Sunscreen is Right for You?

safe sunscreen choices for your family

Have you ever stood in front of the selection of sunscreen products and been intimidated by all the choices? Mineral, UVA/UVB, Spray, Non-Nano and so on. It’s a little more confusing now, and finding which sunscreen is right for your family can be a bit daunting. I am often asked what sunscreen we are using, […]

Buy Your Next Vegetable Arrangement Local

Crudite Creation for your next party

A few months ago I was at a local dinner event and I saw this pretty vegetable arrangement. It was eye-catching and you could tell it was really fresh. I remember grabbing the card and saving it for a future event. Fast forward to this month and I had the opportunity to try out Crudite […]

Monday Meal Plan June 16

beef slow cooker summer dinner- taco style

I hope everyone enjoyed the Father’s Day weekend. We had glorious weather and hosted a casual neighborhood BBQ. The kids ran around us, the breeze kept the bugs away and the men folk were very happy to relax and enjoy the night. This feels like the first week of summer vacation for us. Last week […]

Healthy Snacks for a Road Trip {courtesy of OneBar}

healthy snacks for a road trip

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of OneBar. Are you getting ready for a road trip this summer? Anything that takes longer than one hour in the car for us is considered a “road trip” since we don’t do it often. We will be visiting Connecticut this weekend so I’m thinking […]

Monday Meal Plan June 9

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Happy Monday everyone! Has your summer started yet? It feels like the weather has finally turned and we can start planning our days around outside time. Lots of grilling in the dinner menu this week, plus a little roadtrip. Remember- Father’s Day is this Sunday. If you are thinking of doing a craft project with […]

Save Face this Spring with Beauty Tips for Allergy Sufferers (courtesy of ZYRTEC®)

5 beauty tips for dealing with seasonal allergies

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ZYRTEC®. Every spring it starts with a sniffle. Then itchy eyes. Once the itchy ears start, I know it’s officially allergy season. I’ve suffered from them since I was a teenager, and sadly they haven’t disappeared. Over the years, I’ve learned to plan ahead […]