Cookbook custom design

A Tour of My Family Cookbook

This post sponsored by CreateMyCookbook In a previous post I talked about my process for creating a family cookbook. I showed you how to preserve handwritten recipes by typing them and compiling them into a book using CreateMyCookbook, a web based cookbook builder with a number of templates you can easily apply. I told you […]

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How to Make a Family Cookbook - Turn your old recipe cards into a cookbook

How to Make a Family Cookbook

This post sponsored by CreateMyCookbook Why Create a Family Cookbook? Well, when my husband and I were first married we didn’t have a lot of money to spend on gifts for family members for the holidays so we came up with the idea of doing a cookbook of our favorite recipes to give as gifts. […]

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Host a Halloween Cupcake Bar

Halloween Cupcake Bar Printable

This is a guest post contributed by the lovely Michelle McVittie of Mom the Manager! Michelle has generously contributed this Halloween themed printable from her Etsy shop for FREE. These labels would be perfect for a cupcake decorating party! Michelle offers up some great advice for incorporating your kids at the party planning stage and […]

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Printable Summer Schedule

Printable Summer Schedule

  Born out of necessary, comes this Printable Summer Schedule! What this is: This schedule is meant to give kids who will be home for the summer, a framework for how to spend their time. It helps make conversations about turning off the TV easier and prepares them mentally for what’s next. Of course, not […]

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Printable Meal Planner and Grocery List

How to Meal Plan the Easy Way

Meal planning does not have to be hard! In fact, the benefits of meal planning will make your life so much easier. Meal planning simply means thinking through your meals in advance. You’re going to have to think about them anyway so thinking them through with enough time to prepare will actually benefit you in […]

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How to Save Money Cutting Kids

Save Money with Home Hair Styling

This post contains affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you make a purchase. All the products I recommend are ones I actually use. One of the ways we save money as a family is by cutting and coloring our own hair. I cut the kids’ hair, I color my own hair and […]

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Family Road Trip Tips to Save Times and Money

Family Road Trip Hacks: Save Time + Money

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiantEaglePerks #CollectiveBias Guys, I’m excited to share with you some tips for saving TIME and MONEY on family road trips! Since moving to Pennsylvania in 2009 (has it really been that long??), we’ve taken a take a LOT […]

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Top 10 Tips for Visiting Hershey, PA

10 Tips for Visiting Hershey Park and Hershey, PA

Thinking about packing up the fam and visiting Hershey, PA? Great! You’ll totally have a blast! But you’ll definitely want to read up on these time and money-saving tips before you leave. To make the most of your vacation, here are my 10 tips: 1. Be sure to visit Hershey Gardens. Just a few minutes […]

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Tasty Food Photography eBook

How I Photograph my Food

Hello my fellow food-loving, good-photography-appreciating friend! I’m so glad you’re here. You and I seem to have a few things in common. We appreciate the arts and we’re also a fan of good food. Because of these two loves, I started this blog back in 2009. Since then, I’ve been working on becoming a better […]

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A printable chart that teaches kids pack own lunch

Teach Your Kids How to Pack Their Own Lunch

I’m here to tell you it is entirely possible to teach your preschooler how to pack their own lunch. They just need to be taught how. This chart will help. Before we get to the chart though, let me just ask…. Who has a picky eater in the house? [raises two hands] Yep, I have two […]

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Cooking Class at Sur La Table

Learn to Cook at Sur La Table

So my sister and I treated each other, for our birthdays, to a cooking class at the Sur La Table outside of Cleveland. It. Was. So. Fun! Our chef was totally awesome, the food was so good I can’t even believe we made it and the store had some really cool stuff, too. I wasn’t […]

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basement studio 1

How to Turn Your Basement into Usable Space

So excited! My little basement studio space is finally looking less basementy. If my basement can become usable space, so can yours! Read, look at the photos and feel inspired. 😉 So, after vacuuming up decades worth of dirt, dust, spiders, and rusty nails, we were finally able to seal the walls and give them […]

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