BabbaBox

Fun and Educational Activities For Kids With BabbaBox

I'm always looking for fun and educational activities for my daughter.  She's at the age where everything fascinates her so I try to take advantage of that as much as possible.  For a while she attended Montessori preschool and she absolutely loved it.  She enjoyed the hands on aspect of learning and the ability to do things at her own pace.  When the opportunity came about to review a BabbaBox, I was instantly sold.  Why?  Because finding fun and educational activities for kids isn't always the … Read More>

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Super Why Live: You’ve Got The Power!

If you are the parent of a toddler or preschooler, then I'm sure you've heard of Super Why.  On the days that we watch television, our television is always turned to PBS.  I appreciate that the programming is educational and that children actually learn something constructive from watching the shows.  My daughter enjoys all of the programming but her favorite by far is Super Why.  Just the other day she told me all about the tooth fairy and how she needed to put her tooth under her pillow.  When … Read More>

Goodbye on the Left, Hello on the Right. :)

Week 9 Insanity & Shakeology Fitness Challenge: The Results Are In

The official 60-day Insanity & Shakeology fitness is OVER!  Overall I'm pretty excited with my results.  I don't think I ever admitted my beginning weight but it was 115.3 lbs, aside from pregnancy, the most I have ever weighed in my life.  There were a variety of factors that led to the weight gain (holiday indulgences, overcommitting myself, marital stress, etc.) but ultimately I let it get out of control.  I'm happy to say the results are in and my new weight is: A total loss of … Read More>

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Menu Plan Monday – Use Up The Pantry

Do you find when you open your kitchen pantry you have a lot of things to make food taste better but not necessarily anything that you can eat?  Take for instance my vinegar collection.  I'm actually doing pretty good only having six different kinds.  My challenge for the Menu Plan Monday is to use up the pantry items I have.  Almost every meal that I make will incorporate something from the pantry and the freezer. Monday Whole Wheat Pita Pizzas - I actually had these on another menu … Read More>

Do You Have A Blog Safe Zone?

I bet you're wondering what I mean by that question.  If fact, I'm kind of wondering what exactly I mean.   What is a blog safe zone? I should probably rephrase that and say do you feel you can say whatever you want on your blog and by that I mean the down and dirty.  The stuff that happens in your life that isn't all rainbows and unicorns and in fact, is downright ugly and makes you so frustrated you either want to run, scream or just hide? Some people will say you deal with your … Read More>

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Radio Rebel on DVD June 19

I find that I confess a lot of things on my blog.  Just a few days ago I shared with you the animated movie that always makes me tear up.  Well, now I'm about to admit to you something else that you probably wouldn't suspect about me. I'm a big fan of tween/teen shows. There.  I said it. I didn't know I was a fan until I had to learn all the kids television channels for my daughter.  Then I "caught" myself watching Jessie on the Disney Channel.  So of course when I had the opportunity … Read More>

Docking for a little fishing and family picnic at the marina.

Discover Boating and Create Memories

Some of my best memories revolve around boating.  There is the summer between high school and my first year of college that my friends and I spent many days on Lake Red Rock without a care in the world and the first trip my husband and I took to Bonita Springs, Florida where we rented a pontoon boat and roamed around while attempting to fish.  But my favorite boating memory of all was last year's family vacation. We took a week long trip to Northern Ohio and spent time on my brother-in-law's … Read More>

Food

Food For Thought Friday – Blue Cheese

Fifteen years ago if you would have told me I would be a fan of blue cheese, I would have told said you need medicated.  Blue cheese stunk, I wasn't a fan of the crumbly texture and it was expensive.  … Read More>

Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce

Have you seen the My Food Looks Funny maps that list your state and the food its supposedly known for?  Well, if you think the map is accurate, I moved from the wet barbecue state to the dry one.  … Read More>

Food For Thought Friday – How to Use Fresh Ginger

As I try to trim the fat and calories from my diet, I find myself using more spices to kick up the flavor.  A spice that I've used sparingly (mostly in the dried form) in the past is ginger.  In my … Read More>

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