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Experience the Outdoors with an Off Road Vehicle

Experience the Outdoors with an Off Road Vehicle

This is a Fashionista Events opportunity. Sometimes you need a little ‘help’ getting out to enjoy all life has to offer.  Up here in Alaska, there is a TON of wilderness just waiting to be seen.  However, most of it is off the road system. Sure you can hike in the back country, but that [Read On]

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Save Money With Walmart Family Mobile and Create More Memories

This shop, Save Money with Walmart Family Mobile and Create More Memories, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #MobileMemories #CollectiveBias Creating memories as a family is something that is important to me.  While there have been a few unforgettable days we’ve experienced that required little [Read On]

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10 Summer Movies for Teens to Watch in 2015

Memorial Day in the United States marks the start of summer for many youth in the country. Our eldest son graduated from high school last week.  It also marked the end of the school year for my 6th grader.  So, our house is mostly in full summertime mode which includes catching a few movies.  After [Read On]

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Dress Up Your Walls with this Evie Wall Decal Giveaway

This event is brought to you by Evgie Wall Decals and SavingYouDinero.com. Blogger is not responsible for fulfilling the prize. True confession time for me….I tend to procrastinate decorating my walls in the homes where we’ve lived.  Sometimes it has been indecision about what to do while other times I wasn’t sure how long we’d [Read On]

Wee Squeak $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Wee Squeak $50 Gift Card Giveaway (ends 6/5 11:59pm est) If you haven’t read a review on Wee Squeak, you can read it here —> Wee Squeak Review . Once you have, come back and enter to win a $50 Wee Squeak® Gift Card! 1 Winner will receive a $50 Wee Squeak Gift Card to spend [Read On]

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Nutritious Breakfast Option For Time Crunched Days

This shop, Nutritious Breakfast Options For Time Crunched Days, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #50YearsofBreakfast #CollectiveBias Summer vacation is now here which means we have fewer mornings filled with chaos. Frantic mornings with everyone in a rush seems to be the norm during the school [Read On]

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Look Younger with Radha Beauty’s Skin Clearing & Anti Aging Serum

This post, Look Younger with Radha Beauty’s Clearing Serum, was powered by BrandBacker.  All opinions remain my own.     It is a fact of life that we all get older and as that happens our body shows the signs. For many of us, it will show up on our face in the form of [Read On]

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Do You Have a Spectacular Twitter Profile to Fit Your Brand?

Since entering the world of professional blogging (as in trying to earn money from it!) a few years ago, I have had to take time learning about different social media platforms.  Each one has a different feel and while people might be on multiple platforms, they do not all favor the same ones.  Yet, anyone [Read On]

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Win Technology for Your Classroom with Best Buy Education

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.  #BestBuyEducationEntry   Win Technology for Your Classroom with Best Buy Education.  Tech tools have come a long way from my own days as a student.  I still remember the old computers that needed [Read On]

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Unbroken Movie: One Perspective on World War II

This post, Unbroken Movie: One Perspective on World War II, was made possible with the chance to review the Unbroken Legacy of Faith Edition from FishFlix.com as part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew. Learning about history, especially time periods like World War II, is something that our family enjoys.  Documentaries can be a great way [Read On]

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Elementary Reading List for Summertime

Summertime is almost here in the United States and both kids and parents will be enjoying a break from the usual routine.  While we do some schooling through the summer (especially math!), I also encourage the boys to do a lot of reading.  After all, there will be rainy days or times when we are [Read On]

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American Sniper

My eldest son and I are both avid movie viewers.  He’s more so than I am with a running list in his head of everything he wants to see.  One of the movies we missed in theaters, but had on our list to watch, is American Sniper.  Thanks to the opportunity to review it from [Read On]

Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan

Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan

May is in full swing and the weather in south-central Alaska has been gorgeous. Warmer temperatures mean that I want to grill more of our meal rather than heat up the kitchen. For Mother’s Day, my eldest son was grilling steak for part of our special dinner.  I had some thick asparagus in the house [Read On]

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Leave Frumpy Behind: How to Dress For Your Body Type

Leave Frumpy Behind: How to Dress For Your Body Type is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic.     I’ll readily admit that being fashionable is not something that comes natural to me. As a young adult, I had a period of time where [Read On]

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Encouraging Early Readers with S is for Smiling Sunrise

This post, Encouraging Early Readers with S is for Smiling Sunrise, was made possible with the chance to review the book compliments of WordsBright as part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew. We are a family of readers.  This means there are TONS of books in our house.  We have books on shelves and books stacked on [Read On]

Quick and Easy Chicken Lo Mein

Chicken Lo Mein

My family loves Chinese food. Okay, we just all like to eat good food!   Occasionally, we are blessed with an invitation to a friend’s house to eat authentic Mandarin cooking (his wife and mother-in-law are from there.) Otherwise the idea of take-out for our family of 6 with 4 hungry boys sends my frugal mind into [Read On]

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Win $60 to Target in the May Giveaway!

Join Us for Our May $60 Target Gift Card Giveaway (ends 5/31) The month of May is in full swing. The flowers are blooming and the blue skies, (with some clouds, some rain) it shows that we are finally past winter. What a better way to celebrate the new season than winning a $60 Target [Read On]

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Warming Up a Sleeveless Dress & Turning Heads Tuesday Linkup

This past weekend, I had a rather packed Saturday which began with our annual Ladies Group tea and church and ended with me stuck on the highway for more than 2 hours. In between, I fit in a run to our new Ulta store as well as attending Mass.  This meant I stayed in my [Read On]

Successful Homeschooling Made Easy

Getting off to a Good Start with Successful Homeschooling Made Easy

This post, Getting off to a Good Start with Successful Homeschooling Made Easy, was made possible with the chance to review the Successful Homeschooling Made Easy Course  from as part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew.   This month, I will be an active participant at my eldest son’s high school graduation as his home educating [Read On]

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Whole Wheat French Bread

With four hungry boys in the house, bread is something that we can go through rather quickly. To both save money AND have a superior bread, I have been investing time in learning how to make my own at home. This Whole Wheat French Bread is one of my family’s favorites and quite versatile.  (Note [Read On]