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MIRA Automatic Electric Milk Frother

Making Coffeehouse Drinks Using the MIRA Electric Milk Frother

I’ve shared before that I typically make my own ‘fancy’ coffee drinks at home.  They are never quite the same as those purchased at a coffee house, but I never minded much as I can save SO much money and know exactly what goes into it.  Well, now I am making coffeehouse drinks using the MIRA [Read On]

Tailgating Essentials

Get Your Game On with These Tailgating Essentials

One of the things I miss living in Alaska is the ability to enjoy a good tailgating party. High school football is about the only option for a fall sport up here and by the time things are in swing it is just plain COLD. And, I’m not talking about a little chill in the [Read On]

Chex Mix Popped Sweet & Salty

Bring Something Different to the Party ~ Chex Mix Popped!

The information and prize pack for this post on Chex Mix Popped have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op. I remember enjoying those classic Chex Mix party mixes for years. They are far tastier than plain old chips even with a good french onion dip. Now there’s a new mix in town which could [Read On]

Quick and Healthy Snack Options from Fiber One

Quick and Healthy Snack Options from Fiber One

The information and prize pack for this post on quick and healthy snack options have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op. As the mother to 4 growing boys, I completely get the need for quick and healthy snack options. While I might dream of having everything homemade, I also know that convenience will [Read On]

Ingredients at the Ready for Meatloaf and Noodles

Super Easy Budget Stretching Meatloaf and Noodles

The downside to having all these boys in my house is that they want a LOT of meat.  And, meat is not cheap, especially in Alaska where a pound of ground beef is around $3.50 per pound at the warehouse stores and more at the local grocery stores.  So, when they start clambering for more [Read On]

Middlebury Interactive Table of Contents

High School Spanish II with Middlebury Interactive Languages

This post, High School Spanish II Middlebury Interactive Languages, was made possible with the chance to review their Spanish Courses.  Although I took 2 years of Spanish in high school, I do not feel equipped to be the sole educator of this subject with my sons. I didn’t have a problem refreshing my vocabulary a little when [Read On]

Dress Like A Veggie Contest this Friday at Family Christian

Our family LOVES VeggieTales and has for well over a decade.  We also loved shopping at Family Christian back east. So I couldn’t miss the chance to share how your family can be blessed with the Dress Like A Veggie Contest happening next week. What You Need To Do for the Dress Like A Veggie Contest [Read On]

Melody Road by Neil Diamond Day By Day in Our World

Melody Road by Neil Diamond

There are some artists who have serious longevity. I grew up listening to them and they are still releasing new works many years later. Neil Diamond is one of those artists and I was thrilled to have the chance to review his new album, Melody Road, which is releasing tomorrow (October 21st.) About Melody Road by [Read On]

Win a Copy of VeggieTales Beauty and the Beet

Win VeggieTales Beauty and the Beet on DVD

Our family loves VeggieTales and was thrilled to review their newest addition, Beauty and the Beet.   One lucky blog reader will win their own copy of this new title, just in time for the upcoming holiday season. Entries are accepted in the Rafflecopter form below through Wednesday, October 29th.   Good luck!   a [Read On]

Mirabelle and Mr Beet

VeggieTales Beauty and the Beet

For years, our family has loved to watch VeggieTales. Not all of the shows are favorites in our house, but I love how the combine that Saturday morning fun with Sunday morning values. We were blessed with the opportunity to review the newest VeggieTales, Beauty and the Beet. About VeggieTales Beauty and the Beet Take [Read On]

Standard Deviants Accelerate An Online Learning Resource

Standard Deviants Accelerate: An Online Learning Resource

This post, Standard Deviants Accelerate: An Online Learning Resource, was made possible with the chance to review their Standard Deviants Accelerate Homeschool Courses.  With two boys in high school, I have been exploring more online learning options to both engage them and to ease a bit of the grading burden from my shoulders. It is not that [Read On]

Boxes of Sale Items Clog the Living Room

Getting Real: Reigning in Clutter Around the House

I’ve been dreading doing this for some time, but can no longer stand the chaos which reigns in our house.  It robs me of peace and joy.  As overwhelming as it is to tackle it all, I have reached the point where action HAS to happen. I have started to purge all the baby and [Read On]

This Spells Trouble ~ Cover Reveal

With cooler weather here in Alaska and the days getting shorter, I am definitely in my ‘curl up and read a good book’ mood. Here’s a glimpse at a book coming out that I can’t wait to get my hands on.  (I love a good paranormal story.) It took some work, but Lynlee Lincoln has [Read On]


Engage the Kids In Some Halloween Decorating Fun

Can you believe that it is about the half way mark through the month? Halloween will be here in just a few short weeks and I’ve yet to get busy decorating around the house for this holiday. There are so many great craft ideas out there, but I don’t always have time to drive into [Read On]

GoPro Snowy Mountain Top

Buy a New Action Camera for a Holiday Gift

For this post on buying a new action camera for a holiday gift, I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Alaska is one large and wondrous state.  Our family is so blessed to live up here and be able [Read On]

12 Days of Christmas Six Sisters Stuff

Get Ready for the Holidays: 12 Days of Christmas with Six Sister’s Stuff

October is flying by at light speed for me which means that the holiday season is about to go into full swing.  It is also the perfect time to start planning for how you’ll celebrate Christmas with your family.  Six Sister’s Stuff is at the read with their new book 12 Days of Christmas with [Read On]

Nutella Banana Bread

There are so many yummy recipes included in the new 12 Days of Christmas with Six Sisters’ STUFF. It was a challenge to decide not only what to test but also which recipe I would feature having been given permission to do so. Ultimately, I really felt called to share their Nutella Banana Bread. This [Read On]

Family Movie Night Two Pack Giveaway

Family Friendly Movie 2 Pack (HERO and A Long Way Off) #Giveaway

This past month, I was fortunate to review 2 family friendly movies here on the blog. You can read the reviews here: A Long Way Off: The Modern Day Story of the Prodigal Son HERO: An Inspiring Movie Focusing on the Needs of Boys  Now, I am excited to be giving away a copy of [Read On]

Fall Fashionista 2014 Grand and Main Prize

Fall Fashionista 2014 ~ Accessory Prize Bundle #giveaway

I am so excited that Fall Fashionista 2014 is HERE!  This event is like no other.  I love being able to bless on of my readers with an awesome prize bundle AND I love to visit all the other participating blogs and enter their wonderful giveaways.  Keep reading to see what you can win here, [Read On]

Classroom Fortuigence Submission Box Sample

Fortuigence: An Online Writing Course For Teens

This post about Fortuigence: An Online Writing Course for Teens was made possible with the chance to review their Essay Rock Star Personal Statement Writing Course ($57) Writing can be a challenging subject for a homeschool parent to teach.  In large part, that is due to the more subjective nature of grading a finished piece of work.  [Read On]