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4th of July Milkshakes Recipe

Today I’m sharing the perfect patriotic treat for 4th of July. Red, white & blue milkshakes made with a layer of vanilla milkshake, strawberry slushy, and fresh blueberries. Not only are these milkshakes adorable, but they are delicious and cold. The perfect way to cool down after grilling out and fireworks this Independence Day! 4th of […]


Tell Your TV What To Do with the New XFINITY Voice Remote #Giveaway

Technology is simply amazing. I can remember watching The Jetsons as a kid and thinking no way will we ever be able to do any of those futuristic things. But now? We can FaceTime and carry thousands of songs in tiny devices and we can even speak to our TV. Just this past month, XFINITY introduced […]


Our Summer Yurt Camping Trip & Campfire Hot Dogs Recipe

We love camping because it gives us the perfect opportunity to truly disconnect and spend quality time with each other as a family and with nature. It’s a moment to breathe and find some stillness in a world that has gotten way too fast paced. This past month, we packed up the car and headed […]


Home Safety Tips for Kids

There are a few things that truly scare me about being a parent. One of them is the kids getting into the medicine cabinet or household cleaning products. We had a frightening experience with Lucas two years ago. He was at my parents house and him and his cousin got into my mom’s medicine cabinet […]


Father’s Day Gifts for Every Dad at Kmart

I got lots of things from my dad. My nose. My eyes. My business savvy. And, among other things – my love for cooking. Growing up, both of my parents cooked, but my dad had a real love for food and ingredients. He still has this same passion for food today. He and I both […]

Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Grilling Dad + Homemade Kansas Style BBQ Sauce

Both my husband, Mike and my dad are kings of the grill. They love spending time cooking outdoors for the family during the warm spring and summer months. So for Father’s Day, I always know what to get those two. BBQ anything. This year, I will be whipping up a homemade BBQ sauce to give […]


The Fast Life with Ty and…Jolly Mom!

As a mom, I live a fast life. All moms and dads do. We are go go go. I know I spend most of my days juggling work and family and self. The truth is that as crazy as it can get. I love it. I love being part of all of that activity…that activity […]


Hurry! #iRetreat2015 Conference Coupon Code

I’m so excited about iRetreat Conference coming up in just a few short weeks! If you are a blogger or social media influencer looking to build your brand and make real relationships, I highly recommend attending. Large conferences can oftentimes feel overwhelming and a bit intimidating, but iRetreat’s formula focuses on putting on a smaller, […]


Give the Best Gifts for Mom

My mom and I have always been close. She is my mom. She is my friend. She is always there for me…when I need her and when I don’t even realize that I need her. I am who I am because of her and I am grateful. She taught me so much like… The ability […]

Baseball Goody Bag Ideas

Baseball Snack and Goody Bag Ideas & Free Printable

Spring baseball is in full swing and we are soaking up every glorious moment at the ball field with Lucas and his PeeWee baseball team. There’s nothing like spending a breezy, sunny afternoon on the ball field. Win or lose…I just love watching my kid play. His intensity and passion for the game is truly […]