Williams-Sonoma and @NoKidHungry Collaborate to End Childhood Hunger with Limited Edition Spatulas

  All across America, families are struggling with hunger and children are among the hardest hit. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger in the U.S. They have partnered with Williams-Sonoma to help connect kids in need to nutritious food and teach families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. Some of the top personalities in the country have designed limited-edition Williams-Sonoma spatulas to benefit No Kid Hungry. Williams-Sonoma will donate 30% of the…

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What’s in Your Bag–Natural Brands Giveaway #Summertime #WhatsinYourBag #HylandsBagPicks

  What’s in Your Bag? Hyland’s, a company that’s been trusted by generations of moms for over a century is having an awesome giveaway right now, aptly titled, What’s in Your Bag? They’ve teamed up with other natural brands that are making a difference and have come up with three bags: Baby Beach Bag, Natural Fashionista Mom Bag, and a Kid Day-Trip Activity Bag . The bags are super cool and interactive so you can…

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Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles and Pickled Peppers

      This summer my family has had the great privilege of working in the pioneer garden at Troy Historic Village. The kids have been learning all about different vegetables, how to grow the old fashioned way, a lot of patience (don’t want to step on the plants while weeding!), and they’ve especially been learning to serve the community for the greater good. These past couple of weeks we’ve had a huge abundance of…

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Visiting Legoland Discovery Center Michigan: Everything You Need to Know

We were recently invited to check out the Michigan Legoland Discovery Center, which is located inside the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets Mall in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It’s brand new and opened in March 2016.  Great Lakes Crossing Mall is easy to find and located near several reputable hotels right off I-75.  It’s filled with all of your favorite stores, in outlet form. The mall itself is huge so if you’d like to do any shopping…

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Michigans Adventure Park: Review and Out-of-Town Visitors Guide

I haven’t been to an amusement park since having kids, so when we were invited to check out Michigan’s Adventure and Wildwater Adventure, an amusement & water park in Muskegon Michigan, and share our experiences with you, I was pretty excited. I figured this would be a real test to see if the kids were ready for a trip to Cedar Point, which coincidently is owned by the same parent company as Michigan’s Adventure. Before…

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Meijer mPerks101: How to Download Use and Save


  This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. Your experience may vary.   If you’ve been around here awhile you’ll know that I’m big on saving money.  Heck, with just one kid it’s a necessity, and I have three.  I’m especially fond of  grocery store apps & saving money while shopping. I use several websites & apps to save hundreds, even thousands of dollars each year.  There are so many things you…

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Kids Bowl Free All Summer–Sign Up Now


  Does your family love to bowl? Then make sure to hurry up and register your kids on kidsbowlfree.com. Kids will receive 2 FREE GAMES of bowling every day, all summer long. Yes I did say 2 games, every single day! This program is designed by bowling centers, in conjunction with the local schools, to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.…

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Noodles & Company New Chicken Veracruz & Napa Market Salad with Chicken @Noodlescompany

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    I recently met up with a group of local Michigan bloggers for a taste testing at Noodles & Company in Royal Oak, Michigan to check out the debut of two new salads. The Chicken Veracruz Salad & the Napa Market Salad with Chicken. When I walked into the Noodles & Company on the corner of Main & 4th I was pleasantly surprised. It has great atmosphere. It’s clean, well-lit, and it sits on…

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