Wednesday, September 4, 2019

$5.13 Chicken Caesar Pasta - Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month – a time to bring attention to food insecurity.  According to the US Department of Agriculture, 1 in 8 Americans were food insecure in 2017.  That’s 40 million people – more than 12 million of which are children – with a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life.  To bring awareness to this hunger crisis, I have joined forces with bloggers from across the country to create meals based off the SNAP budget for a family of four - $5.50 per meal.

Chicken Caesar Pasta - Hunger Action Month $5.13 Meal

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Puppy Chow - Favorite Kid Snack

With just five ingredients and a few minutes, kids of all ages, and kids at heart, can enjoy this crunchy, peanut butter, chocolate, sweet treat.  

Puppy Chow - great snack for all ages, party food, holidays, feeds a crowd

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

5 Back to School Snack Mix Recipes

Celebrate the first day of school with one of my kid-approved snack mix recipes.  These are a great way to do something special for an after school snack, or just because throughout the year.

5 Back to School Snack Mix Recipes

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Knee High by the 4th of July

The 4th of July is a great time to celebrate our country's independence, show off your patriotism, spend time with family and friends, shoot off fireworks and check crops.  It's been tradition for decades that farmers check their crops, especially corn, to see if it is "Knee High by the 4th of July."  Now while knee high isn't the benchmark for farmers anymore due to hybridization and improved genetics, it is still a fun tradition for our family to benchmark our corn (and family's) growth every year (see 201820172016201520142013 and 2012).

Knee High by the 4th of July - Iowa Corn 2019

Saturday, June 8, 2019

2019 Family Summer Bucket List + FREE Printable

Summer is officially here for our family.  The kids got out of school yesterday so we sat down to make our annual Summer Bucket List!

2019 Family Summer Bucket List + FREE Printable'

Create your own Summer Bucket List with my FREE Printable
Every list person's fantasy - bullet notes and calendar space to put annul events and activities so you can think how to schedule everything 😉

Monday, March 11, 2019

Ag Week Baby Bundles

One way I'm celebrating National Ag Week this year, is reaching out to the next generation to share about our farm, through donating Ag Baby Bundles to all the new babies born this week at my local hospital.


Friday, March 8, 2019

Carrie Chapman Catt: Suffrage, Courage, Leadership

Carrie Chapman Catt was always defying the odds.  From graduating high school and then college, to becoming a school superintendent, to becoming a leader in the women's suffrage movement and founding the League of Women Voters.  She was always pushing the envelope, and it all started growing up on a farm outside of Charles City, Iowa.

Carrie Chapman Catt: Iowan who went on to lead the Women's Suffrage Movement