Monday, September 17, 2018

6 Tips for Day Out with Thomas at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad + GIVEAWAY

All Aboard!  Thomas the Train is back in Boone, Iowa at the Scenic Valley Railroad and you can go for a ride with him and explore the Island of Sodor this weekend by using these 6 tips from my family who visited yesterday and by signing up for my family pack of four tickets giveaway.

6 Tips for Day Out with Thomas at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Enchanted Acres Pumpkin Patch Scavenger Hunt

Fall has arrived and the pumpkin patch season has begun at Enchanted Acres in rural Sheffield, Iowa.  Our family is a frequent visitor to the patch every year so we decided to create a Scavenger Hunt filled with our favorite attractions and activities, perfect for regulars like us and first-time guests.

Enchanted Acres Sheffield, Iowa Midwest Pumpkin Patch Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Tailgate Time! 20+ Game Day Recipes

Fall has arrived which means Football Season is here.  No matter if you're cheering on your high school team on a Friday night, your alma mater on Saturday, or your favorite pro-team on Sunday (or Monday), these recipes have you covered for a great tailgate with family and friends.

Tailgate Time! 20+ Game Day Recipes

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Pantry Trail Mix

The end of summer has arrived with the first day of school today so that means two things: #1 - time to clean out the pantry of all the partial snacks, crackers and goodies gathered over the course of t-ball games, fair and road trips, and #2 - time to celebrate the first day of school with a fun afternoon snack.  Put those two things together and we have Pantry Trail Mix.

Pantry Trail Mix - a perfect snack to help clean out your pantry and kitchen

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wisconsin Family Vacation Favorites

It's been one week since we returned from our Great Wisconsin Family Road Trip.  We traveled across the southern half of the state and up the peninsula over the course of six full days and I decided the best way to share about our trip is to share our family's favorite cheese, frozen custard, beer, meal, attraction and destination.

Wisconsin Family Vacation Favorite Cheese, Custard, Beer, Meal, Attraction and Destination

Monday, August 6, 2018

#Celebrate365 Farmers Market Inspiration

Did you know that this week is National Farmers Market Week?  My Celebrate 365 co-hosts (Carlee from Cooking with Carlee, Jan of The Tip Garden and Nicole of Tales of a Kansas Farm Mom) and I were so excited to find out about it that we decided to host a blog party full of garden fresh and farmers market inspired recipes!

#Celebrate365 Farmers Market Inspiration

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Family Fun at the Franklin County Fair

Today marks the official start to one of our family's favorite times of the year, our local Franklin County Fair in Hampton, Iowa.  Yesterday was entry day and last night we were in the parade, so to say that excitement and enthusiasm for the fair is high would be an understatement.

The kids and I all exhibited in the Open Show, our oldest Mr. K has some Clover Kid exhibits and Mr. K and Miss A are showing bottle lambs and feeder pigs this year.  Besides all of our projects at the fair, the kids are also excited for the fun family activities happening daily around the fair.