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Best Ever Macaroni Salad (she: Kristi)

Best Ever Macaroni Salad | making it in the mountains

Hello again OSSS readers! I’m Kristi from making it in the mountains and I’m back again to share another favorite recipe! This quick dish has been an absolute life saver as we trudge through month two of moving (you can check out a sneak peek of our new home here). Yes, you read that right … TWO MONTHS! Ugh! Anyway, all whining aside, this pasta salad has become our go-to side dish simply because it’s SO easy to whip up a big ol’ batch of it, not to mention it’s SUPER yummy and goes with pretty much everything! I just know y’all are going to LOVE it too!FULL ARTICLE…

Pine Cone Bird Feeder (she: Aimee)

pine cone bird feeder

Get the kids involved in this easy, hands-on craft! A homemade bird feeder is always a hit with the kids and the local wildlife. String a few of these up and just watch the hungry little creatures stop by and take a nibble!FULL ARTICLE…

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Library Lovers Month – Love Your…

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Hello readers! It's Victoria here again from Creative Home Keeper. One of my absolute favorite places is the library. There is something so welcoming about being in a building with so many wonderful books and resources. I love getting lost among the never ending bookshelves FULL ARTICLE...

Road Trip Activity Bags for Disneyland…

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Hi Everyone! It's Adelle from Packed with Fun, the official blog of Get Away Today. With Spring Break right around the corner, we thought there was no better time for a Disneyland road trip. And what better way to start off your adventure to the Happiest Place on Earth than with FULL ARTICLE...

Free Bookmark Download – Three…

free bookmark download

Hi! It's Sharon from Lemon Squeezy! I'm back with a free bookmark download this month. I've had an ongoing issue of never having a bookmark around when I need one. I'll use anything I can find, from a dollar bill to a small zip lock bag. It's even more of an issue now since FULL ARTICLE...

Family Night Idea – Love is…

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Hello everyone! It's Veronica and I'm so excited to back this month to share a fun Family Night idea. Even though Valentine's Day is over, the month of love is still going strong!! I thought it would be fun to share a quick and easy Family Night about love. Of course we love our FULL ARTICLE...

Sunday Sunshine ~ Week 5…

You are special

So all week, I was trying to decide what topic I wanted to share today for Sunday Sunshine.  We talked about some really great things in church, but I wasn't quite sure if they were what I wanted to share.  Then last night, I was thumbing through Instagram and noticed a 'follow FULL ARTICLE...

Chloraseptic ~ A Wintertime Staple!…

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This post brought to you by Chloraseptic®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of 'Or so she says ...'. There are certain things that I keep on hand at all times during the winter ... hot chocolate, my favorite herbal tea, yummy soup and among other things, FULL ARTICLE...

Traveling with Kids – 5 Tips for…

traveling with kids

Hi there!  It's Liz again, from Liz on Call.  My family and I just recently returned home from a trip to Disneyland!  We had such a fun time and I can't wait to see what Disney will reveal in celebration of their 60th Anniversary.  I have 3 young children, and if you've even had FULL ARTICLE...

St. Patrick’s Day Gift Idea and…

St. Patrick's Day Gift Idea

Hello again! It's Jen from PinkWhen back to share another fun printable and craft idea. St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite little days to give gifts and treats.  There are so many fun ideas to share, and today I thought I would share a St. Patrick's Day gift idea that is FULL ARTICLE...

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Chocolate Covered Caramel Stuffed…

Chocolate Covered Caramel Stuffed Pretzels

Hi Or So She Says readers! Becky from Bite of Delight here, and I'm so excited to share this yummy treat with you! I have a slight obsession with coating things in chocolate, so it only made sense to come up with today's treat...Chocolate Covered Caramel Stuffed Pretzels!  FULL ARTICLE...

Chocolate Chai Banana Bread (she:…

Chocolate Chai Banana Bread - An incredibly indulgent banana bread loaded with chocolate, chai, and bits of caramel filled chocolate chips

An incredibly indulgent banana bread loaded with chocolate, chai, and bits of caramel filled chocolate chips. Jen from Baked by an Introvert back with another great recipe for you! I am a huge fan of baking with bananas. Seriously, it seems like I create one banana inspired FULL ARTICLE...

Cooking with Kids: Pizza Mac…

Cooking with Kids - Pizza Mac 'n' Cheese

Given the opportunity to get messy, dip fingers in and lick the spoon, I think most kids love cooking. Cooking with kids is so important because it not only teaches them important skills, but being involved often gets them more excited to eat meals. My kids – Gracey aged 8 and FULL ARTICLE...

BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad (she: Sam)…

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* This post is sponsored by Cans Get You Cooking.  All opinions are 100% mine. * Since becoming a mom, saving money on healthy meals has been a huge part of my stay-at-home job. The most effective way I have found to save big is through pairing coupons with great deals at my FULL ARTICLE...

Easy Nutella Ganache Recipe (she:…

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Hi OSSS readers! It's Susan back again, sharing a delectable recipe with you today. My children love Nutella so I'm always looking for new ways to use it. Typically, I use it alone on a sandwich or with peanut butter.  I created an easy Nutella ganache recipe to dip some FULL ARTICLE...

Hearty Chicken Stew w/ Butternut…

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Olives are one of my favorite foods! Maybe it's because of my Greek ancestory, or maybe it's because olives are just plain awesome. They're naturally sugar-free and have lots of good monounsaturated fats. They're delicious in salads, soups, spreads, or just by themselves. I love FULL ARTICLE...

Chicken Gnocchi Soup ~ Olive Garden…

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

This Chicken Gnocchi Soup is a favorite Olive Garden copycat recipe.  It's a perfect winter soup that's easy-to-make and  family friendly! Maybe it's because I've had a cold since... oh, Christmas.  Really!  Is this happening to anyone else??  The never-ending sickness?  Right FULL ARTICLE...

Grandma’s Amazing English…

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Hi my name is Kara (friend and neighbor to the talented Mariel) I am a SAHM to 3 girls and one boy and wife to my handsome hubby!  I love the month of February! I love the "love is in the air" feeling, the cute decorations, the color pink, giving my favorite  people something FULL ARTICLE...

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Mariel’s Favorites

Zulily

Zulily is the best for finding deals on kid and maternity clothes. I sometimes find clothes for myself, but usually end up with great shoes and accessories.

Gift Idea Central

'You know I’m obsessed with shopping and buying gifts. I save all of my ideas posts on Gift Idea Central. Pin it!'
Stitch Fix

Stitchfix

Stitchfix is responsible for one of my happiest days of the month. A stylist picks and ships 5 adorable clothing items specifically for me. Whoo!

Amazon

'I love shopping in my sweats, comparing prices, reading reviews, and getting free shipping! I do all my Christmas and birthday shopping on Amazon.'

Pick Your Plum

'Pick Your Plum’ is one of the few daily deal sites I check every morning. Everything is adorable, everything is cheap.'