3 Ideas to Make the First Day of School Extra Special

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The nerves have kicked in, and the start of a new school year is filled with anxious anticipation. There are mixed emotions about meeting new classmates and teachers while also reuniting with old ones. This is both an exciting time and a scary new adventure for kids as they enter into a new grade level. […]

School Supply Salvage: Ways to Re-use Last Year’s Materials

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As school time nears, the time is now to be preparing supplies for the school year. Last week, we took a look at ways to make the back-to-school budget stretch. One of the easiest ways to save money on supplies is to not actually have to purchase new ones but to re-use them. Although this […]

Using the Garden Veggies: Summer Squash Saute

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Guess what guys and girls?! I ventured out into having a “real” garden this year! Historically speaking, I tend to have much more of a “black thumb” than a green one so I didn’t want to tell you all before I was sure I could get at least one plant to survive the wrath of […]

5 Ways to Make Your Back-to-School Budget Stretch!

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School is just around the corner. The school supply lists have been or will soon be sent home reminding you of what your child needs to bring to school for the upcoming year. It’s likely the list looks daunting and seems pricey! If you are not careful, the back-to-school budget can easily be comparable to […]

3 Steps to Freeze Summer Berries

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If you are as much of a fan of berries as I am, I’m sure you are loving all of the delicious summer berries. Because they are in season right now, there have been and will continue to be some great deals on berries over the next few weeks that make them both delectable and […]

How to Celebrate Our Nation’s Birthday in a Meaningful Way

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Like so many things in our fast-paced and action-packed world, it is easy (for kids and adults alike) to overlook the “behind the scenes” aspects of life and take for granted all the effort required to make something come to fruition. This is certainly the case when it comes to our nation’s Independence Day. Even […]

4th of July Ideas for Kids: Red, White and Blue Fun!

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Hopefully we have been getting you in a patriotic mood with the red, white, and blue  “berry” delicious ideas that we’ve shared over the last few weeks. Now it’s time to get the kids into the spirit of Independence Day with some fun summer activities and festive ways to celebrate! -Patriotic Flip Flops Do your kids have […]

Easy Homemade Berry Ice Cubes!

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Next up in our berry inspired mini-series is a super simple way to make any drink you’ll be serving this holiday (some examples could include water, lemon/lime soda, lemonade, or juice) extra festive with a simple red, white, and blue addition. Simply place a few raspberries, blueberries, or strawberry slices into each cube of an […]

Red, White and Blue Berry Parfaits

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It’s the time of year when grills are sizzling, friends are gathering, and a country’s birthday is worth celebrating. With the fourth of July just around the corner, consider adding some “berry” delicious treats to your menu for Independence Day. Today we are kicking off a short series berry-inspired recipes are not only yummy but […]