For me and my family, it doesn't feel like Christmas until we get our Christmas Tree up in our living room. The Christmas tree is one of those Christmas traditions we hold dear to our hearts and have even developed a set of rules for...
Monday, December 9, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012).
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!
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 😉
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Labels: 2019 Summer Bucket List, Clear Lake, Family Vacation, Fossil Park, Free Printable, Garden, Living History Farms, Mason City, Milk, Ohio, Oreo, Splash Pad, Summer, Summer Bucket List, Swimming
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.
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!
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Labels: Blog Party, Celebrate 365, Link Up, Noodles, Pasta, Recipes
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.
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Labels: Crayola Experience, Explore Minnesota, Family Getaway, Family Vacation, Great Wolf Lodge, Ice Castles, Mall of America, Midwest Travel, Minnesota, Twin Cities, Weekend Getaway, Winter Getaway
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.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Getaway & Relax at the Red Cedar Lodge in Charles City, Iowa
*I received a complimentary Glamping Getaway from the Red Cedar Lodge to facilitate this review. All views and opinions shared are my own.*
Looking for a place to getaway with your family or your friends? Then look no further than the Red Cedar Lodge on the outside of Charles City, Iowa for a relaxing and peaceful glamping experience, open all year long.
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!
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.
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