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DIY Dried Apple Bird Feeder


While sitting at my desk, I enjoy the birds that come to the feeder. Unfortunately the squirrels end up eating most of the bird seed, even though we have a guard on top of the feeder. They say that if you feed the birds in the Spring and Summer, they will stick around during the Winter.

Dried apples are not only great in recipes, they are easy and fun to work with in crafts. To keep your feathered friends happy and coming back, try making this Dried Apple Bird Feeder. They are fun to put together, take only a few supplies and the kids can help too.

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Labor Day Desserts

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The official end to our Summer, Labor Day is just around the corner, can you believe it? I’m not really very happy that Summer will be over, although I do love Fall, and all it has to offer, especially the cooking and baking. And speaking of baking, you can’t have a cook out or potluck for Labor Day without Dessert, right? I’ve pulled together 50+ Labor Day dessert recipes for you.  [Read more…]

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Preparing for Back to College

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Every year at this time across the country parents are shipping their kids off to college. And again we are joining the group. Nick has started his senior year at college and you would think that by now we would have this down to a science of what he needs to start the year off. But inevitably after a few days at we will get a message from him that something slipped through the cracks or got forgotten or misplaced during the move in process.

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When that happens it’s off to Walmart to grab some of the essentials; soap, laundry detergent, study snacks, and don’t forget the Schick razors. So we headed to the men’s care aisle to check out the selection.

Wow, there’s a lot to choose from so how do you choose? Between the Schick Hydro 5 with replacable blades which I know Doug likes to the Schick disposable products, Shick Extreme 3 and Schick Hydro 5 disposables that would be perfect for the college kids. I had a decision to make, which one would Nick prefer? He’s always on the go whether he’s going to classes, studying with friends or working out in the gym getting ready for his sports I know he will want to have the convenience of a disposable to throw in his gym bag. And he’s got such a baby face so he’ll appreciate the aloe for his sensitive skin. But I’m still torn between the two so I decided to buy both. You can never have too many Schick razors in a house with four men!


Into the shopping cart they go and now on to get all the other items we forgot. Kleenex, new bath towels to replace the ratty looking ones from last year and a new laundry basket as well.


After loading up the cart it’s check out time and then back home. After unloading all the items I thought how great it would be to put them into a care package and share what we think are the back-to-college essentials. So be looking for that next week.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick®. The opinions and text are all mine.


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DIY Fall Wreath


It’s that time of year again – time to break out the Fall decorations! Time to warm up your home with pumpkins, apples, leaves, warm blankets and all things cozy for the cooler weather. If you are anything like me, this season also brings a time to start fresh again with projects, schedules, organizing, decorating and more.

This easy to make Fall Wreath takes just a few supplies that are a snap to find and less than 30 minutes of your time. It starts with the ever popular and my favorite burlap, then just a few decorations are added.

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