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

Sunday, March 3, 2019

It's a Pasta Party #Celebrate365

March is National Pasta Month so my Celebrate 365 co-hosts (Carlee from Cooking with Carlee, Ellen of Family Around the Table, Jan of The Tip Garden and Nicole of Tales of a Kansas Farm Mom) and I thought that sounded like a great reason to throw a blog party full of everyone's favorite pasta recipes!

Pasta Recipes Blog Party #Celebrate365

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Twin Cities Winter Weekend Family Getaway

Looking for some winter fun as a family or maybe you're looking for a quick Spring Break getaway? Then check out the Twin Cities area for indoor and outdoor adventures.

Twin Cities Family Winter Weekend Getaway - Mall of America, Great Wolf Lodge and Ice Castles Tips

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

How my Community Inspires Me

Community.  Community can mean a few things.  It can be tied to location or tied to common interests.  I'm lucky and get inspired by both realms of my community.

One of my communities - the women in agriculture of CommonGround

Monday, February 4, 2019

20 Homemade Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Soup Recipes

Today is National Homemade Soup Day and what better way to celebrate than by making any of these homemade soups in your Instant Pot or Slow Cooker.

20 Homemade Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Soup Recipes

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Soup Swap Party #Celebrate365

Did you know that January is National Soup Month?  And that today, the third Saturday in January, is National Soup Swap Day?  Well my Celebrate 365 co-hosts (Carlee from Cooking with Carlee, Ellen of Family Around the Table, Jan of The Tip Garden and Nicole of Tales of a Kansas Farm Mom) and I thought that sounded like a great reason to throw a blog party full of everyone's favorite soup recipes!

Celebrate National Soup Month and National Soup Swap Day #Celebrate365

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Batch Working Towards Productivity in the New Year

Happy New Year!  I love this time of year because it is great to reset and prioritize my goals and objectives.  And while I have several goals for 2019, my focus on batch working is going to help me accomplish those goals more efficiently.