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Kansas City Vacation

Kansas City Vacation

Hey, guys!  I just got back from a trip recently.  We had a lovely Kansas City vacation to see my family and also went to Manhattan, Kansas, to see one of our daughters graduate from college at Kansas State University.  Just for fun I thought I’d share a little bit about our trip with you!       Our Kansas City Vacation         My husband and I flew to Kansas City International Airport with our youngest kiddo and we rented a car.  We headed to my cousin’s house near Kansas City, which is where we stayed most...

planter boxes

10 Unique Planter Boxes and Flower Pots

This post contains affiliate links. I’m getting ready to plant my starter plants this week, including some flowers.  I’ve been looking at planter boxes, trying to find ideas  to give the interior and exterior of our home more color.  I searched high and low and selected my faves to share with you, in case you need some garden ideas to beautify more than just your garden!       10 Unique Planter Boxes and Flower Pots           Caring is sharing!  Please click to tweet!       Are you ready to check out my faves?  OK! ...

how to plant a garden

Things You Should Know When Learning How to Plant a Garden

This post contains affiliate links. Hello, my friend!  Are you thinking this is the year to start gardening, but you don’t know how to plant a garden?  Planning is key as you prepare for a successful garden.  Need some garden ideas?  To help you plan, I put together some of my best tips …things you should know when learning how to plant garden!       Things You Should Know When Learning How to Plant a Garden             Before You Plant a Garden   First, you should decide what you want to plant in your garden. ...

backyard chickens

11 Things You Need to Know Before Getting Backyard Chickens

This post contains affiliate links. Have you been thinking about getting backyard chickens?  If you have, there are some things that you need to know before you get them!  I love the convenience of having fresh, organic eggs anytime that I need them.  After all, it is such a bummer when you go to make brownies and you discover you don’t have enough eggs, right?  But there is more to having backyard chickens than just fresh eggs daily! I should mention that people ask me sometimes whether having backyard chickens saves us money (on eggs).  By the time we feed,...

places to visit

11 Inspiring Places to Visit When You Go Camping

Camping season is coming soon, my friends!  Are you starting to think about places to visit this summer?  Well, I put some ideas together for you of beautiful, fascinating places to see that have camping on site or nearby.   I am not recommending any particular campgrounds in this post…I just want to give you ideas of amazing places you could camp near so that you can check them out.  Get your paper and pen and take notes!       11 Inspiring Places to Visit When You Go Camping           Camping Destination Ideas   Yellowstone...

Amazon echo dot

How to Get Organized with the Amazon Echo Dot

This posts contains affiliate links that help support this site. Not only is the Amazon echo dot a lot of fun, but did you know it can help you get organized?  The Amazon echo dot has a virtual personality named Alexa.   She can do fun things like tell you jokes, play music, and answer random trivia questions, but she also can really help you get organized and save time!  You can ask her to help you with all sorts of things!  I want to share with you some of my favorite tips for using Alexa and the Amazon Echo Dot...

rice krispie treats

How to Make the Perfect Rice Krispie Treats

With so many delicious recipes for Rice Krispie Treats out there, you might wonder what makes this one so “perfect”.  Well, I’ll tell ya.  I have certain standards when it comes to rice krispie treats.  I don’t like them dry and crispy.  I don’t love the flavor of the store bought ones.  I like them to be a little gooey, but not so gooey that you end up with it all over your hands.  I don’t like a lot of extra stuff on them or in them.   I am very particular about my rice krispie treats.  A bit of...

cheese ball recipe

Bacon, Avocado, and Salsa Cheese Ball Recipe

Oh, my goodness, you guys!  The holidays are creeping up on us!  Are you ready?  I’m not quite, but I am getting there.  The holidays mean having company and company means that we must make amazing recipes to share, right?  Of course it does! In the spirit of yummy food, I created this bacon, avocado, and salsa cheese ball recipe that I know you are going to love!   This recipe is quick and easy to throw together and it has some of my favorite flavors all wrapped up in one delicious cheese ball.  Pair it with some crackers and you’ve...

how to save money on groceries

How to Save Money on Food

This post contains affiliate links which help support this site. When you go to the store to get your groceries, do you put some planning into it?  Do you know how to save money on food or do you just grab your purse and go?  Did you know that if you take a few minutes and plan your grocery shopping you can save BIG money? Today I’m going to share some tips with you to help you do just that!         How to Save Money on Food               Plan your grocery list...

homemade pumpkin puree

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Sometimes the pumpkins you grow in your garden aren’t big enough to be your Halloween jack-o-lanterns, so what should you do with all of those pumpkins?  Make homemade pumpkin puree!  It’s so easy to do and it can be used to make lots of yummy recipes!  Give me five minutes and let me show you how to do it!  (And stick around — at the end of the post I’ll share a few of my favorite pumpkin puree recipes!)     How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree           When pureeing our homegrown pumpkins, I sliced them...