2017 National Park Free Admission Days

Looking for a a great hiking trip or a just a national parks trip for your family?  How about some help keeping a low budget for your trip?  How does free admission to a national park sound?  Hint…the first one […] Read more…

The Latest in 34 Years of Bon Jovi

34 years. I’ve had this thing with Bon Jovi for 34 years. Outside of family, that’s the longest relationship I’ve ever had with any man. I have to credit my brother for the initial discovery, but thank goodness he shared […] Read more…

Banana Pudding Squares

Growing up, my grandma and my mom made the best banana pudding ever! Yes, ever. Their secret was Jell-o Custard like this:  or this: This stuff made the most remarkable banana pudding, but Jell-o doesn’t make it anymore. Boo!  Kraft, […] Read more…

Roasted Bell Peppers Stuffed With Quinoa

Easy Healthy Quinoa Recipe

There will be looks of envy from the meat-eating crowd when you serve this colorful and delicious entree of roasted bell peppers stuffed with quinoa, mushrooms, carrots, spinach, and cashews. For a beautiful presentation, choose a combination of green, red, […] Read more…

Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie Chex Party Mix

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chex®. The opinions and text are all mine. We have a variety of get-togethers at my office that begin in November!  There’s a breakfast, a department lunch, a girls […] Read more…

Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies

Chai Snickerdoodles

I still remember the first time I tried Chai tea. My daughter, a tea fanatic, had a chai tea latte from our local coffee shop and insisted that I taste it. She promised that is was nothing like regular hot […] Read more…

Easy Creamy Creme Brulee

Ask me to tell you what my favorite desserts are and I will most definitely say homemade vanilla ice cream, old fashioned banana pudding,  coconut pound cake, gooey chocolatey brownies and creme brulee. I get creme brulee anytime I can […] Read more…

Keepsake Ornament Giveaway from #LoveHallmark

Hallmark Giveaway

Christmas just isn’t the same without Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments and we pick some up every year. We’ve just hung our “Baby’s First Christmas” Hallmark ornament for the 26th time!  Hallmark’s Keepsake Ornaments feature classic cars, traditional Christmas themes and favorite […] Read more…

Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup with Shrimp

Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup with Shrimp Whole Foods has done it again! Savor this Thai-inspired soup, with a base of creamy coconut milk, rich butternut squash, a hint of spicy peppers and succulent shrimp. For a shortcut, look for […] Read more…

Sports and Outdoor Gift Guide

Sports Gift Guide

*this post contains referral links Sports and Outdoor Gift Guide Keeping fit and enjoying the great outdoors isn’t just a fad anymore – it’s a passion. Enjoying sports that you participate in – plus exercise and fitness pursuits – have […] Read more…

Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes Bake Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes for a delicious chocolatey treat! These salted caramel cupcakes created by Kraft are as cute as they are tasty and super easy to make. Ingredients 1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake […] Read more…

Toy Gift Guide for All Ages

Toy Gift Guide Holidays are for young and old alike. All of us can gain so much from being together with family and friends. But, the delight of kids when they open their gifts is priceless and well worth the […] Read more…

Computer and Gaming Gift Guide

Computer and Gaming Gift Guide The holidays are such an exciting time, but they can also be times of stress – especially when it comes to gift giving. It’s easier when you know exactly what to choose from in computers […] Read more…

Doc McStuffins Hospital Care Cart – Aunt Tracy Reviews the Hot Toy List!

Doc McStuffins Hospital Care Cart One of the must-buy toys on children’s wish list according to Walmart’s Hottest 25 Toys list for 2016 is the Doc McStuffins Hospital Care Cart. Kids love the idea of helping their stuffed animals get well […] Read more…

88 Fall Pumpkin Ideas

Fall’s hallmarks are here: kids are back in school, cooler weather has arrived in most places, and all things pumpkin have returned to stores. From actual pumpkins to pumpkin-spice dog treats, pumpkin rules the season. Your Pumpkin Obsession Explained (sort […] Read more…

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