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Deciding on Dinner Meal Planning Busy Family Edition July 27-August 2

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Yes! I am finally working on getting my life in order, which has been a few week process. I’ve already almost successfully finished one week of meal planning and really want to stay on task and continue to plan every week. My husband wants me to just create a rotating schedule but I like change […]

Let’s Watch a Movie on Netflix

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That’s how it always starts! My husband and I decide we need to relax and eat dinner in front of the tv. We say “let’s watch a movie” and start scrolling through the carousel on Netflix. It goes a little something like this: Charlie: Is there any new episodes of anything we watch? Me: Yes, […]

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

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Note: This post is sponsored by US Family Guide. All opinions are my own.We are planning a trip to Wisconsin Dells next month and we plan on visiting two new places this year: Ripley’s Believe It or Not and Wizard Quest. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the attractions after our trip, but wanted to […]

Getting in a Groove

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Ever since I found out I was pregnant with #5 about 14 weeks ago I completely lost all focus in life. Don’t get me wrong, I’m totally excited about the baby and have been since we found out. I just can’t focus on anything besides whatever is immediately going on. I haven’t been able to […]

Our Homeschool Curriculum Choice this Year

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Last year for homeschool we chose to use Seton Home Study which was an accredited Catholic curriculum. We made our decision to homeschool and bought our curriculum all in two days. We didn’t do any research into curriculum or learning styles. All I knew was that I needed something that was completely put together to […]

Baby #5 is on it’s way!

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I don’t think I’ve officially announced it here, but we are expecting baby #5 at Christmas this year. Yes, my due date is Christmas Day!! We are very excited to add one more to our family. I would have loved to share a picture from my first ultrasound, but unfortunately my OB’s office didn’t email […]

Writer’s Block

So, every time I open a new, blank post, I sit and stare, then I go to Facebook for 20 minutes, then I go to my email, then back to Facebook. I pop over here and look at the blank screen again… Then a kid wants me. Next thing I know, my laptop has been […]

Four Things to Know Before Opening a Restaurant

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Opening a restaurant isn’t always as easy as it might look on television or in films. Statistics show that half of all new businesses fail within the first year and that the likelihood of a restaurant succeeding is even lower. Don’t let that stop you from opening a brand new restaurant of your own though. […]

Rain, Rain Go Away

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A photo posted by Kimberly Grabinski (@whatsthatsmell) on Jun 10, 2015 at 6:10am PDT Our June has been constantly wet here in Chicago. I wouldn’t mind so much but it is our busiest month for the kids and day camps. When all your camps are outside, you don’t want it to be wet! I know […]

Mix It Up: New(ish) Summertime Cocktails

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Summer time is the season when cocktails rule. Their refreshing and cool combinations can take a bite out of our overheated selves, and their bright colors evoke the sunny skies. We all love a good daiquiri or margarita, two classics that blend well with fruit flavors and can be served blended or on the rocks. […]

Help Children’s Miracle Network by shopping at Walmart Plus Giveaway

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With one in diapers and another on the way, I spend a lot of money on Pampers and when I do, I do it at Walmart! This month Walmart and Pampers are donating $200,000 to Children’s Miracle Network. You can visit Walmart.com/cmnh for more information and to make your own donation. Your donation helps provide 32 million […]

Serving up Fun: Food Festival 101

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The culinary industry has more varied and creative products to offer consumers than ever before. From food-as-science “molecular gastronomy” to organic, local, and seasonal fare, there are options available to please every palate. One way the industry introduces consumers to its most inventive, delectable, and popular offerings is through seasonal food festivals. Whether you’re a […]

Get the new GoPro HERO+ for Father’s Day

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. My husband has been really into videotaping everything lately. He likes to record himself talking on the way home from work and family moments. His camera is a little old and […]

Potty train with Pampers EasyUps

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This post has been sponsored by Pampers but all opinions are my own. We are still a little while off from potty training BabyQ since she’s only 16 months old, but I have been around that block 3 times before with my other kiddos. BabyQ and I were able to share some potty training excitement […]

Growing Popularity of Garagiste Wine

While the craft beer movement has exploded in recent years in the United States and elsewhere, the different types of wine available have remained quite static. While this may be seen as a benefit for traditionalists everywhere, those with more adventurous palates and less concern for the history of wine may find all this sameness […]