Cabela’s Father’s Day Sale with Giveaway

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Father’s Day is coming soon, have you decided on a present for your Dad or the special man in your life yet? My husband loves fishing, and some of our best family memories are of him teaching the kids to fish.

Fishing from a Row Boat

Fishing is a great way to bond together as a family. We enjoy being out in nature together, and laughing at the small fish that we catch – and the big ones that always seem to get away.Continue Reading

5 Tips for Buying Your First Home

Buying a home is one of the most important decisions that a family makes – and one of the most expensive!  So it is important to really take your time and understand what you are doing before you buy.  Here are 5 Tips for Buying Your First Home to keep in mind:

5 Tips for Buying Your First Home - Learn how to be ready for the dream of homeownership.

Figure Out What You Can Afford

There is no point in looking at homes that are out of your price range!  So before you even think about attending an open house figure out what you can afford.  A standard rule of thumb is that your monthly housing payment shouldn’t be more than 28 percent of your gross household monthly income. An online mortgage calculator can help you decide what you can afford.Continue Reading

Summer Beach Reads – 10 Beach Mysteries

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Summer is a great time for catching up on reading – especially if you are relaxing on the beach! My favorite genre of books is mysteries, so here is a great collection of mystery stories to read on the beach this summer. All of them are set on the beach, so you can enjoy reading about murder in the sand and sun while you relax!

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Jord Wood Watch

I received product to review. All opinions are my own.

I recently had the chance to review a stunning watch from Jord Wood Watches, the Ely in Cherry.

Jord Ely Watch in Cherry

Jord is the Swedish word  for “earth, soil, or land”, and their watches reflect a connection to nature.  The timepieces combine thenatural elements of wood with a sleek and modern design.  I selected the Ely watch because it is perfect for both men and women. The watch is one of the smaller ones in the Jord line, so it small enough for a woman, but still large enough for a man. It retails for $129 on Reading

Bratwurst Pizza on the Grill – Dig into Something Different

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Summer is in full swing here.  That means lots of fun and relaxing, laying around enjoying the weather, spending time with family and grilling dinner. Unfortunately, summer is not all relaxation and fun.  There are lawns to be mowed, gardens to weed and landscaping to do. This weekend after a busy day of chores I wanted a quick and easy dinner for the family, so naturally I thought of one of our go-to dinners, pizza. But, let’s face it, although pizza is affordable, quick and easy, it can be boring.

Bratwurst Pizza on the Grill - a quick and affordable family meal that is different and not boring

Dig Into Something Different 

Earlier in the week I had solved the problem of boring pizza by picking up some new TOMBSTONE® Limited Edition Pizzas. These pizzas feature unique flavor combinations, premium meats and 100% real Wisconsin cheese, for an unexpected and delicious tastes.Continue Reading

SoFAbU on the Road in New York City

I am writing this post in exchange for a discounted conference ticket; however, all opinions are mine and mine alone. #SoFabUOTR #cbias

I am excited to be heading on the road this summer to New York City for a great blogging conference, SoFabU On the Road in New York City!  It is going to be a quick one day trip for me, but so worth it to learn about SEO, Video, Email Marketing, Sponsored posts, networking and much more.

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Pineapple Mint Smoothie

This Pineapple Mint Smoothie is one of my favorite healthy snacks!

Pineapple Mint Smoothie - an easy smoothie made of pineapple, mint and ice - perfect for warm summer days


It is a super easy smoothie, which is one of the reasons I like it.  It is nice not to have to spend time chopping up lots of ingredients.Continue Reading

Ant-Man Movie – New Poster

Avengers: Age of Ultron has been a huge success, and Marvel already has their next big movie on the way – Ant-Man!  Ant-Man was one of the original members of the Avengers, and he will get his own feature film this summer, opening on July 17th.

Ant-Man Poster - Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd will be in theaters this summer!

The movie has an all star cast which includes Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas.  It looks like it is going to be the kind of great mix of humor and action that we have come to expect from Marvel movies!Continue Reading

Easy Potato Salad

Summer is here, which means picnics and outdoor fun!  One of my favorite picnic foods is this Easy Potato Salad recipe which I learned how to make from my mom.

Easy Potato Salad - a perfect picnic food for summer parties and barbeques

I love this recipe because it is quick and easy to make. The salad is made up of potatoes, hard boiled eggs, celery, gherkin pickles and red onions.  To keep things simple I dice the potatoes and boil them with the skin still on. The small diced  potatoes cook quickly, and the potato skins add to the flavor of the dish.Continue Reading