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Get Thicker Hair with Pura d’or

  As much as I hate to admit it, my hair has thinned substantially since having my third son. There have been times when I dreaded washing my hair or combing it for fear of how much hair would be left behind. Good thing I started with really thick hair in my youth as I [Read On]

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Close Learning Gaps in Math for Your Child

This post, Close Learning Gaps in Math for Your Child, was made possible with the chance to review the Adaptive Placement Test and Individualized Lesson Plan  from A+ Interactive Math as part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew. I was impressed enough by the program to register as an affiliate, so some links are affiliate links.  [Read On]

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Observing the Change in Seasons at North Fork Eagle River

Our family is incredibly blessed to live in Alaska where there is wilderness and extreme beauty all around us.  It can be easy to take it all for granted, which is why we like to go for walks (or more strenuous hikes for my older boys) in the areas close to our home.  One evening, [Read On]

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Enjoy Cinco de Mayo this Year

This shop, Celebrating Cinco de Mayo this Year, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #DelimexFiesta #CollectiveBias May is here and in just a few short days Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated by many individuals.  Like other friends in the United States, our family enjoys having [Read On]

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Make a Simple Cinnamon Raisin Bread

With four hungry boys in the house, I find it far more economical to make my own bread when I am able. Whether it is a single loaf in the bread machine or a larger batch made in my Bosch mixer, everyone in the family agrees that homemade bread fresh from the oven pretty much [Read On]

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Sweet and Savory Popcorn Options For Family Movie Night

This shop sharing sweet and savory popcorn options for family movie night has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PopIntoSAMS #CollectiveBias   When you think about having a family movie night, what comes to mind?  Well, maybe I should say what comes to mind as a must [Read On]

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Cajun Inspired Popcorn

With a few lovers of all things spicy in the house, I decided to try my hand at a cajun inspired popcorn for them to eat.  I’m sharing my initial recipe and will be trying to ‘tweak’ it a bit in the near future as the one complaint from my spice enthusiasts is that it [Read On]

Garlic Parmesan Popcorn

Garlic Parmesan Popcorn

Ever since my dad quit smoking many years ago, I have caught the popcorn bug.  He swapped out chain smoking for popcorn with TV at night and it quickly became a favorite family snack.  While I have tried some flavored popcorns from retail establishments, I hadn’t tried breaking out of the plain popcorn with butter [Read On]

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Early Learning at Home with a Focus on Critical Thinking Skills

This post,Early Learning at Home with a Focus on Critical Thinking Skills, was made possible with the chance to review the Preschool Curriculum  from La La Logic as part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew.  I have a dirty little secret to confess. We have never sent one of the boys to a preschool program.  Even [Read On]

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Stoking Excitement for MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron in Our House

This shop sharing our excitement for the new movie, MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias   Do you know what happens on May 1st this year? Well, if you are a HUGE MARVEL fan like my boys and [Read On]

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Making a Statement Through Accessories for Mother’s Day

Springtime is here in southcentral Alaska and it is wonderful to be able to ditch the heavy layers.  For a welcome reception at our parish, I opted to wear a solid color dress which is in a perfect color for me and then play a little with my accessories.  I have found the neutral clothes [Read On]

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Testing Out New Looks with Trendage

Picking out a new outfit can be a challenge at times. I just found this new site, Trendage, which allows you to mix and match pieces from a few storefronts to see what things will look like before you buy.  They have a female and a male Best of all, you see how much each [Read On]

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Must Have Movies for Young Adult Men

With my eldest graduating high school this year, I have many things on my mind.  Beyond wondering what he’s going to do now and how it will be financed, I am also thinking about what items in the house might be prone to silently disappearing.  As he loves watching movies in his downtime, I have [Read On]

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Healthier Options with Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy

This post on Healthier Options with Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy was made possible with a kit from The Gorton’s Crew. As part of my quest for a healthier diet in the house, I have been trying to have at least one meal per week incorporate fish as it is a great source of lean protein [Read On]

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The Selection by Keira Cass

As an avid reader, I am always on the lookout for a new book to read. I read across a variety of genres, but must admit I have a serious affinity for young adult literature.  There are times when I’ve read books on a similar theme and found the young adult novel to have been [Read On]

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Bring Art Instruction into Your Home with ARTistic Pursuits

This post, Bring Art Instruction into Your Home with ARTistic Pursuits, was made possible with the chance to review The Way They See It (preK level book) from ARTistic Pursuits as part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew.    I am not what I consider an artist, yet I recognize that it is a subject my [Read On]

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Long-Lasting Relief from Sensitivity to Savor Warm Weather Treats

This shop about the Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush and Sensitivity Pen as a way to find long-lasting relief from sensitivity to savor warm weather treats has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SensitiveSmiles #CollectiveBias “Summertime and the livin’ is easy….”   So goes the familiar tune by Gershwin [Read On]

Party Worthy Spinach Salad with Strawberries

Party Worthy Spinach Salad with Strawberries

Before we know it, May will be here. That means lots of reasons to celebrate including Mother’s Day and graduation parties. Our eldest son is graduating this year and I’m already thinking about what dishes I can be making for an open house style party next month. As I love to have dishes that are [Read On]

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Safe Family Friendly Streaming with gMovies

The ability to stream shows on the internet to you home can be a wonderful blessing. There are no late fees to the library for forgetting a due date. And, you don’t have to drive somewhere to get a new show to watch. However, some services offer such a variety of shows that it can [Read On]

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GB Travel Safe Sweepstakes

I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for GB with this post on the GB Travel Safe Sweepstakes. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.   Ever since my eldest son was born, the safety of my boys has been of high concern. While I can’t [Read On]