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Surf’s Up! SwimZip Swimwear {Giveaway}

Who doesn’t like simplifying their life, especially when it comes to getting the kids ready to play in the sun? Remember the days of tugging and pulling rash guards over your little one’s head, as she complains about her head being squished and hair being pulled? Seriously, those shirts are so tight! Well, no more, […]

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Dairy-Free Strawberry Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.  Well, until you have an issue with dairy. So, with July 4th just around the summer, I wanted to come up with a dairy-free ice cream that my husband could eat.  And since he is the ice cream maker in the house, I asked him […]

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It’s Park Time with The Town of Farragut Parks & Pavilions! {Giveaway}

With warm weather upon us and school out, many of us are looking for outdoor activities for the kiddos! Thankfully Knoxville has a lot to offer in the park department and especially in the Town of Farragut. A family favorite is Anchor Park in Farragut. With lots of shade, the lake, playground, and a sandbox […]

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2014 Summer Reading Programs

“Life’s a journey. Make sure you pack enough books.” -Author Unknown Let the world of books take you and your children on an exciting journey this summer! As a former educator, the number one question I was asked by the parents of my students was, “What can I do to help my child in school?” The answer is simple–make […]

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Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camps-Bring a Friend for Free! {Giveaway}

Do your children love Legos and like to build? Then you need to check out Bricks 4 Kidz! Bricks 4 Kidz recently opened a Creativity Center at Franklin Square and is working on getting the word out about their exciting summer camp line-up. For the past year they have offered after-school programs at ten schools […]

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Smell That? It’s Summer!

  Sunscreen…chlorine…bugspray…ah the smells of summer.  Add to that list my absolute FAVORITE summertime smell…THE GRILL! As the mama, I do the majority of the cooking. {And by cooking, that usually means crock-potting.}  BUT, once we say a big fat PEACE OUT to winter, this mama pours a nice beverage and watches my grillmaster go to work. What? […]

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Dairy-Free Strawberry Pound Cake

Here’s a scrumptious recipe that is perfect for strawberry season! It’s a dairy-free pound cake baked with fresh strawberries in the batter. I made this particular cake dairy-free to accommodate my son who has a severe milk allergy, but I’ve listed some modifications you can do to the recipe if that isn’t a concern for your […]

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VBS Season is Coming!

With the school year officially over, our family is looking forward to our second year of VBS participation! Last year, Monkey #1 was finally old enough to participate, and he LOVED it! It didn’t hurt that his aunt (my baby sister) was helping in his class, and Grammy was right down the hall teaching another class. […]

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