Water Balloon Olympics

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With summer in full effect, we have been looking for creative ways to stay cool and have fun.  I mean seriously.  I can only go to the pool so many times.  Reed and I came up with Water Balloon Olympics!  Little kids, big kids, and adults can participate in the fun.  And it only costs a few bucks for the supplies! Our contest includes three different games to get you started!  However, this can … READ MORE

Home State Decal

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I was born and raised in Illinois but have lived in Missouri for the last 13 years.  I consider Missouri my home now.  I love it here.  The natural beauty of this state is breathtaking and I am so happy to be raising my family here.  To pledge my love to my new home state, I created this Home State Decal using the Cricut Window Cling material!  Easy to apply to a car or window! I created this … READ MORE

A Most Delicious Juicy Burger

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 A Most Delicious Juicy Burger (With Barely Any Work!) Ingredients: 3 lb ground chuck (80/20) 1 14 oz Pecan Smoked Andouille Sausage link 1 tbsp sea salt 1 tbsp fresh ground pepper Creamy Havarti with Jalapeno Cheese (Optional, or substitute your preferred spicy cheese) Instructions: Use a food processor or high powered blender to roughly grind the sausage. I used my Blendtec. In a large … READ MORE

American Flag Dipped Pretzels

These Red, White and Blue Dipped Pretzels are perfect for your Memorial Day or 4th of July celebration!

This post originally appeared on The 36th Avenue on May 30, 2015. I love easy last minute ideas!  Just about as much as I love chocolate covered pretzels.  These American Flag Dipped Pretzels are perfect for your summer celebration!  And as a bonus, they can be made up ahead of time! You can pick up almost any color in candy melts from Wal-mart or Michaels.  All you need is red, white and blue … READ MORE

Craft Foam Straw Toppers

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Sponsored by Cricut You all know how much I love my Cricut.  Cricut has been working hard this year on creating new materials for you to cut and craft with!  I was super excited to receive a package of this craft foam in the mail the other day!  I was able to easily create and cut these Craft Foam Straw Toppers!  Cutting the craft foam couldn't be easier!  Change to your deep cut blade and … READ MORE