If there is one holiday I love it is Thanksgiving. Any holiday that focuses on all of the blessings of the year around a dinner table filled with those I love is definitely a holiday that I love to celebrate. Oftentimes though, the details of holiday preparation and decorating can interfere with the things that really should matter the most.
Today I wanted to share with you a beautiful and effortless centerpiece you can create for your table with some items you have on hand combined with a few items from your local grocer. To find out how to make this fast and easy DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece, head on over to the Kenmore Blog to grab the supplies list and read my easy tutorial for creating this for your own home!
Who is ready for a happy & healthy Halloween feast? Halloween is just around the corner and this year Kenmore has you covered with an easy Halloween dish and treat that you can enjoy with your family before or after your trick-or-treating has begun. That’s right, there is no need to order a pizza or stress out about festive snacks, at least not this year! This year I am sharing an easy slow cooker recipe idea and a treat that is not only healthy, but also a festive addition to your dinner offerings!
I don’t mean to brag, but my kids are so blessed to have such an incredible Dad. He is the ultimate go-to guy from helping the kids with their homework, to kicking around the soccer ball, to indulging my daughter in her fancy tea parties, to the ultimate bedtime storyteller.
This Father’s Day we wanted to make a gift that we just knew he would love to show just how special he is to us. Our Dad happens to have a sweet tooth so we decided to make him a candy bouquet that he could place on his desk at work when those sweet tooth cravings strike!
The best part about this gift though is that it only takes fifteen minutes to create, costs about $20 in supplies, and can be created with your kids in honor of their favorite Dad.
I had the pleasure of being interviewed for The Kitchen Hour podcast about my new book and our family’s own cooking traditions and celebrations. Meagan is a wonderful friend of mine that also runs The Happiest Mom site and I was so excited to get to talk to her in this episode of The Kitchen Hour podcast. I hope you can set aside some time to take a listen! We had so much fun!
I am so honored to be featured in the latest issue of Project You Magazine. Check out this FREE magazine dedicated to loving yourself! I just know you will love this magazine as much as I do and I am so honored to be in it this month!
Don’t forget to visit our Facebook page today for our new Take Five Fridays feature. Each Friday on the MomAdvice Facebook Page, I will be sharing five meal ideas to add to your planners each week and you can share your own ideas for your week. Feel free to link to any of your family favorites, share recipes you plan to try, or what you have on your plans for the week! Feel free to use our free menu planner printable for your week!
I’m heading over there now to get this week’s meal plan up for you! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, friends, and enjoy all of these fabulous freebies!
Our family has just returned from a trip to Gatlinburg for a special family reunion for my husband’s side of the family. We had the incredible opportunity to climb Clingmans Dome with Ryan’s grandma to check climbing this mountain off her bucket list for her 80th birthday. We climbed this mountain in honor of his grandfather who recently passed away from cancer as a symbol of his motto to, “live strong.” It was a very special moment for us all and I am so proud of my two kids who RAN the entire mountain for their great grandma & grandpa. There are no words for this moment!
We are still in recovery mode from being gone for the week. Unfortunately, there were many projects awaiting me upon my return. This week on the Kenmore Genius Blog you will find me sharing a few of the strategies I am working on to get my home back on track before the kids head back to school. Be sure to read this post for strategies on back from vacation cleaning and organizing.
t’s no secret that I love my dad like crazy! Last year we got the opportunity to celebrate him at a dinner in honor of his 35 years of employment with Bayer. This picture of my sister & me with him is one of my favorites from that evening together. Sadly, for us, our brother has moved to New Orleans so one piece of our puzzle was missing in this picture. He actually has three kids that are so proud of him and adore him!
I had a blast sharing with you my gift ideas for Mother’s Day, over on the Kenmore Genius blog, and I can’t wait to showcase some of my favorite Father’s Day gifts that I have given my dad over the years. I hope you will find these ideas inspiring for this gift-giving season.
Looking for some fun ways to celebrate Earth Day with your family? This week I am over at the Kenmore Genius Blog to share some ways that our family has found to celebrate Earth Day and make it special for our kids. We hope you can join us and find a new way to celebrate with your family with these fun tips!
If you are in the Spring Cleaning mood, you will also find my article on Spring Cleaning Your Refrigerator. Your refrigerator might be one of those appliances that may get overlooked, but it is one of the most important appliances in a home. Simple maintenance and cleaning procedures though can greatly extend the life & efficiency of your refrigerator and today I wanted to show how to keep your refrigerator running efficiently for your family with a few of these easy spring cleaning tips!
Today I wanted to share with you some tips for spring cleaning your refrigerator and keeping it running smoothly for your family.