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Simple & Delicious Recipes For Your Next Family BBQ #KingsfordFlavor

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Barbecuing is a huge part of my summer meal plan. I love to cookout in the afternoon or early evening, and save the house from the additional heat from the oven. To keep from getting stuck in a BBQ recipe rut, I've been testing out some new idea's in the kitchen. The results? Simple and delicious barbecue recipes, perfect for your next family barbecue! 

Simple & Refreshing Summer Drink Recipe Hacks #HydrationToGo

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Summer is in full swing! We’re soaking in the beautiful sunshine and warm temps,  and we’re loving every second of it! To stay hydrated while we’re on the go and at home with the kids over the holiday weekend, we've stocked up on smartwater, vitaminwater, Gold Peak Sweet Tea, and Honest Tea, with our ExtraCare Card at CVS Pharmacy. They have a pretty great deal going on right now!
We used some of our haul to create a few refreshing summer drink recipe hacks. We made 3 quick & simple summer refreshments that are AMAZING to sip on a hot summer day!

Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake Bites Dessert Recipe

Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake Bites Dessert Recipe Yoplait Walmart One Savvy Mom onesavvymom blogThere is just something about the summer season and dessert in our home that goes hand-in-hand. Cheesecake is always a crowd pleaser around our table, though with the hot temperatures,  I've been craving something lighter. Without sacrificing the decadent flavor, of course!
 
We played around in the kitchen last week, and came up with the most amazing "Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake Bites." They're incredibly simple to make too!

6 Ways To Save Big On Food On Your Next Family Road Trip #DareToCompare

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We've hit the ground running this summer! We're 2 weeks into summer vacation and we've already logged two road trips with the kids. Both getaways were pretty simple, tons of fun and most importantly, fairly stress-free.

I've learned that 2-3 day trips work best for our family at this stage. It allows us just enough time to have a great family experience, without over-extending and pushing our limits. I've also learned some major ways to save big on food and beverages when we hit the road.

Here are 6 Ways To Save Big on Food On Your Next Family Road Trip:

And then there were 3... #TTC

These 2. For as long as I can remember, where one went, the other followed. They were completely inseparable during their early years. Even now as they're getting older they're still the best of friends. When they were really little it seemed as though everywhere we went, people would remark on the benefit of having had them so close in age, and how they would "always have a built in playmate".

Fast forward a few years...

#TurboTime Twitter Party!

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As a mom, doesn't every day feel like laundry day? While laundry can definitely be time consuming, there are ways that you can maximize your laundry experience, while minimizing the time you spend washing clothes. When using HE washing machines and Tide® HE Turbo Clean™ you can save up to 25 minutes of cycle time. Just imagine what you can do with the extra time!  Tide® HE Turbo Clean™ detergents save time and water using proprietary, quick-dissolving Smart Suds™ technology that helps prevent HE Machines from running additional rinse cycles. If you ask me that's a win-win scenario! By saving time, you can get the laundry finished and still have time to get other things done around the house.

How To Make Custom Nursery Decor Using Receiving Blankets #MagicBabyMoments

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Crafting your own semi-custom nursery decor using themed items can be a simple way to create a unique nursery, without breaking the bank. I recently made a few DIY custom baby gifts for a friend. I was able to easily incorporate her Disney Baby Lion King theme, with the help of a set of coordinating receiving blankets from the line that I found at Walmart.

I made three custom gifts with one set of Disney Baby receiving blankets; a quick and easy DIY Monogrammed receiving blanket and quick and easy custom padded benches.

3 Life Lessons Kids Learn From Gardening #BBBestSummerEver


Summer takes on a new form when you become a parent. Yes, the summer season has always been about fun and relaxation however, the need for fun and relaxation becomes far more prevalent when you have a growing family. The season presses the pause button on our otherwise hectic daily schedule, and we're able to come together for some much needed quality time together.

Must-Have Apps To Download Before Your Next Family Road Trip

Hitting the road with family & friends this summer? Download these must-have apps before your next big road trip, and you'll be so glad you did! From off-beat attractions that will delight & amaze, to the best gas prices, hotels, great tunes, and fun ways to record it all ... there's an app for that!

Download these must-have apps before your next road trip:

Free Father's Day Printable Kids Keepsake Activity + Giveaway #NauticaForDad

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I can recall the day that I met my husband like it was yesterday.  It's hard to believe that 15 years have passed since that fateful chance meeting.  We met in passing on a busy city street. He was finishing his last year of college, and I was in my first. I never could have imagined what would come in the years that followed, or that we would have 3 amazing happy and healthy kids. It's just incredible to think about!

DIY Shabby Chic Dog Food Tin + Free Printable Template #1StopPetShop

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Do you have pets? We have had our Bichon Frise for 4 years now, and she is every bit apart of the family! As such, we like to incorporate her and all of her doggy stuff into our daily family lifestyle. 

Her old plastic food storage container was definitely in need of an upgrade however, I just couldn't find one that I liked that was also in my price range. So, I decided to make one! My favorite part? This shabby chic dog food tin cost me just  $10.80 to make; tax included.

Simple Homemade Strawberry Mint Lemonade Recipe + 4 Easy Ways To Relax & Recharge This Summer

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Schools out! The relaxed state of things in our home is palpable, and you won't hear me complain one bit. We've spent the last few days away from home, and today the kids stumbled down the stairs after waking at their leisure. Without the harsh sounds of alarms, and without agenda. It's lovely folks. Just lovely!