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Track Your Adventures with the TomTom Adventurer GPS Outdoor Watch

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of TomTom®. The opinions and texts are all mine. One of our travel goals is to visit the majority of the National Parks as a family. Individually, we’ve crossed quite a few off the list. My husband has summited Mount Rainier, I’ve taken a boat tour or two through the Everglades, together we’ve visited Glacier, Denali, Yellowstone, and the Tetons. As a family, we’ve made it to the Great Smoky Mountains. This winter we crossed another … Read More>

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Minecraft Gifts at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. As much as I try to fight it, B enjoys playing games on the computer. She mainly sticks with school related websites that help her with her math and reading skills, but every now and then she'll ask to play other games and lately, her game of choice has been Minecraft.     Now, I'll be the first to admit I don't know much about Minecraft, … Read More>

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Three Days in Western North Carolina

There comes a time in every relationship that you have to put your foot down. For me, it was only 6 months into our marriage. After traveling to the west for the majority of our vacations, I decided that we should cross the Mississippi and travel east for our next vacation. My husband is quite the adventurer. He's been on some amazing trips and done some pretty impressive things, but he's always done them in the western part of the US. It took a little bit of convincing but after a few weeks, we … Read More>

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Dirty Kanza Kids Bike Race

My passion is running, my husband's is biking. Our daughter is still figuring it out. Some days she wants to be a runner like me, other days she wants to follow in her dad's footsteps and ride bikes. Honestly, we could care less whose footsteps she follows, as long as she keeps moving. Last weekend she surprised us both by riding in the Dirty Kanza Kids Bike Race. It's something she talked about doing, but with anything, we told her she needed to train (I say this term loosely as training … Read More>

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Why You Should Add Avocados to Your Diet

Why should you add avocados to your diet? It's really a simple answer, because I said so. OK, maybe that only works on my 6-year old. But seriously, avocados are what nutrition experts consider a "super food." One of those foods that is worthy of a cape. These nutrient dense fruits have a ton of vitamins and minerals, with relatively few calories. They contain monounsaturated fat (the good fat) and are naturally sodium and cholesterol free. And even better, they came in at #1 on the … Read More>

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Flightseeing in Denali National Park

Flightseeing in Denali is an experience that everyone traveling to Alaska should consider.   Part of my personality is the need for order. That means spreadsheets, agendas and itineraries so I know what to expect, what is expected of me and what I need to do. Those can be great attributes when planning a vacation, but they can also make for a stressful and not-so-fun trip. I've learned that flexibility is absolutely necessary, especially when you're planning outdoor … Read More>

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Square Foot Gardening

Lately I've been reading about our food supply and all the concerns that go along with getting food to our local grocery stores, in an "affordable" manner. I put affordable in quotes because that term is up for debate. Affordable from a monetary standpoint is one thing, but affordable from a health standpoint is entirely different. It's not a coincidence that the fruits and vegetables most people like to eat (yes, I am making an assumption here) are the ones on the dirty dozen list. I about … Read More>

Food

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Cranberry Margarita Recipe

Thank you to Dasani for sponsoring this post and as a reminder, you must be 21 to consume alcoholic beverages. When doing so, please drink responsibly. No drinking and driving, and no drinking and … Read More>

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Bean Bag Chili Recipe

Last month the company that I work for had an employee picnic at a local park. Since it was such a nice day, and we were kidless, my husband and I decided to ride our bikes to the event. Wichita isn't … Read More>

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One Skillet Mexican Casserole

One day my life will be simple, boring and not scheduled. I'll be able to wake up whatever time I want, do whatever I want to do and have enough time to make meals from scratch, you know, if I want … Read More>

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Three Days in Western North Carolina

There comes a time in every relationship that you have to put your foot down. For me, it was only 6 months into our marriage. After traveling to the west for the majority of our vacations, I decided … Read More>

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Flightseeing in Denali National Park

Flightseeing in Denali is an experience that everyone traveling to Alaska should consider.   Part of my personality is the need for order. That means spreadsheets, agendas and … Read More>

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10 Days Traveling in Alaska

Last summer Kurt and I crossed off one of our bucket list items and spent ten days traveling in Alaska. With a limited amount of time (you should really spend at least 2 weeks in Alaska) and a lot of … Read More>

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