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Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Easy (and delicious!) Italian Pasta Salad

My son, Shane, has been on this pasta salad kick.  So, we went on the search for exactly the kind of recipe that he would love… and, we found it.  Pasta, packed with meat, olives, cheese, green peppers, and drizzled with Italian dressing!  We found the recipe on All Recipes, but ended up changing the cheese and eliminating a couple of the ingredients that Shane didn’t love… i.e. tomatoes and pimentos.  He loved this so much that he decided to add it to the menu of his upcoming cooking class for kids!  That Shane… my little chef. Note:  I prefer not to pour the dressing on until right before serving, […]

Beat the Heat: Kid Friendly Indoor Craft

beat the heat

Hello again all! Kari here with a fun up-cycling craft to keep the kiddos busy this summer. We all need ways to beat the heat, and keep the kids entertained indoors , so why not try this up-cycling craft? Not only is it easy and fun, but the kids will love being involved, and in the end, they’ll have fun toys to keep them playing happily all the live long day!FULL ARTICLE…






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17 Must-Have Kitchen Products for…

Must Have Kitchen Products for Everyday Chefs

Before I got married, I didn't have much in the way of kitchen supplies. I think I had a couple bowls and a spoon to my name. And then, of course, I got a bunch of Tupperware and cookie sheets and rice cookers for my bridal showers and wedding. Yet, even after all that, I still FULL ARTICLE...

Avoiding Thin Ice ~ A Life Lesson (he:…

Avoiding Thin Ice ~ A life lesson

Hello, it's Dan again! Thanks for letting me join you for another Sunday post. I have thought back on the following event often. It is one of those events which makes me cringe to this day. But there is a lesson to be learned on following the straight and narrow. My FULL ARTICLE...

Water Fun for Kids ~ The Coolest (&…

Water Fun for Kids ~ Top Rated Products!!

If your summer is anything like mine, it's HOT OUTSIDE!!  My kids are constantly begging me to take them somewhere to go swimming, set up the sprinklers outside, or go to the local splash pad.  Anything to be able to get wet with cold water!  I decided to do a little research and FULL ARTICLE...

Disney “Would You Rather?”…

would you rather game

Hey Everyone, it's Adelle from Packed with Fun, the official blog for Get Away Today. If your summer is anything like mine it is full of road trips! One of my family's favorite go-to road trip games is "Would you rather?" It can keep my kids entertained, chatting and laughing for FULL ARTICLE...

Printable Math Worksheets (she: Liz)…

free printable math worksheets for kindergarten and 1st grade

Hi there friends!  It's Liz from Liz on Call.  I'm excited to be sharing a fun activity to do with your kids this month!  Now in case you didn't know, I am a mom of little kids.  My oldest is 6 and just finished his first real year at school, kindergarten.  My son is very active, FULL ARTICLE...

Win $200 in Hand-Picked Gifts from…

Win $200 of Hand Picked Gifts

Hey friends!  It's no secret that I LOVE shopping.  More specifically, I love finding gifts for people.  Hence, the major collection of gift ideas on the blog (See Gift Idea Central.) Soooo.... I thought, why not try picking some gifts for YOU??  I'll have you tell me FULL ARTICLE...

Color By Number – Summer Family…

Color By Number 5

Happy summer everyone!  It's Brooke from Blissful Roots.  Hard to believe a whole month of summer is almost behind us!  But there's still plenty of time for summer fun, and today I have one of my favorite family activities to share with you! Who remembers and loves color by FULL ARTICLE...

Love One Another – Learning to…

love one another

Hello, OSSS readers. It's Lindsay back with you again today, sharing some Sunday inspiration. Several years ago I found myself driving downtown to drop my older brother off at The Road Home homeless shelter where he was currently "living."  He was going through a pretty rough FULL ARTICLE...

Delicious Ideas…

Frozen Hot Chocolate – A…

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Hi friends, Becky here again from Bite of Delight!  I'm so excited to share this recipe with you today, because it's one of my favorite treats that takes me down memory lane.  It's creamy and delicious, and just the right amount of chocolatey.  In other words, it's FULL ARTICLE...

No-Bake Desserts – 20…

no-bake desserts

It is summertime my friends, and that means doing what we can to stay cool! Anything to keep the oven off, right??Salads, slow cooker meals, sandwiches, and no-bake recipes all seem to make more of an appearance when summer rolls around. Today I've got some awesome no-bake FULL ARTICLE...

30-Minute Skillet Chicken Pasta…

30-Minute Skillet Chicken Pasta

Hi All, It’s Nicky, calling in from Kitchen Sanctuary. Hope you’re enjoying the Spring weather? The UK weather can’t decide what to do with itself.  We were all in shorts and hats last week, but right now, whilst I'm writng this, it’s hailing heavily outside. So needless FULL ARTICLE...

Easy Cheese Danish (she: Susan)…

This is such a delicious and simple recipe for a cheese danish!!

Hello! I'm happy to be back sharing this wonderful easy cheese danish with you today! The filling tastes just like cheesecake. These are perfect for breakfast, brunch or just a sweet snack. I love that they go together so quickly! This recipe is one of Ina Garten's. I love her FULL ARTICLE...

Jello Popcorn Balls (she: Liz)…

these jello popcorn balls are super fun to make with the kids and they taste yummy too! Great summer activity.

Hi there!  It's Liz from Liz on Call back to share with you another fun and delicious recipe.  With summer quickly approaching, I'm always looking for fun ways to keep the kids busy and entertained.  My kids love crafting and activities, but they also love to help in the kitchen. FULL ARTICLE...

Chicago Style Deep Dish Dutch Oven…

Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza

Becky here from Bite of Delight, and today I'm sharing the ultimate dutch oven meal for camping...or the backyard!  Bacon-Wrapped Chicago Style Deep Dish Dutch Oven Pizza.  Wow, that's a mouthful!  But when you get a taste of this, you'll be pretty happy about that mouthful, and FULL ARTICLE...

Family Fondue Night ~ Made…

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I love family traditions, and somehow most of ours revolve around food. One of our favorite family traditions is Family Fondue Night! This tasty tradition originally started with one of our first Valentines' Days with young children. We didn't want to get a sitter and brave the FULL ARTICLE...

Coconut Almond Brownie Tassies…

Coconut Almond Brownie Tassies - Make adorable little brownie tassies filled with coconut and almonds. These would make a great Mother’s Day Treat!

These coconut almond brownie tassies are a tropical twist on the traditional pecan tassie. Hey friends! Jen here from Baked by an Introvert. I’m stoked to be back this month because I have a delicious little dessert recipe to share. Have you ever had a pecan tassie? They are FULL ARTICLE...

Need a Lift? Some Favorite Feel-Good Posts…

Avoiding Thin Ice ~ A life lesson
love one another
June 2015 Visiting Teaching message from Kiki and Company.
This really made me think!! More Than an Apology ~ A priceless lesson learned as a 12 year old boy.
May 2015 Visiting Teaching Message

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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.

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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.'