Camping Tips and Tricks

Relaxing by the Campfire

I absolutely love to camp.  It’s probably my most relaxing type of vacation.  Well, other than being in a tropical area on a white sandy beach with a super hot guy bringing me beverages and gently wiping the sweat from my brow.  After that… it’s camping. When my kids were younger and we didn’t have […]

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Bacon Ranch Orzo Salad {Secret Recipe Club}

Bacon Ranch Orzo Salad

Happy Fourth of July!  I’m not going to bore you all with the “what the heck?  It’s July already?!?! thing”  I’m so excited that it’s summer vacation I can hardly stand it.  We have a summer filled with camping trips and the Oregon Coast and peace and quiet and family time.  Yeah! The first Monday […]

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Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies {Secret Recipe Club}

Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies

I’m going to start yet another blog post with “what the heck!?!?!  It’s June already?????!!!!”  We’re on the countdown to summer and boy is it approaching quickly.  My mind is starting to drift at work from everything I need to do to thoughts of the Oregon Coast and camping with my kids.  Oh how I […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Bars

My kids have started the count down to summer.  Already!  I’m not sure if I’m super excited about this or a tad frightened.  Don’t get me wrong, summer is my most favorite time of year.  But in the next 23 days I have so much work to get done it almost makes me have a […]

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Stuffed Green Peppers

Stuffed Green Peppers

This is one of those recipes that I would never order in a restaurant.  (Now that I think about it, do restaurants even serve Stuffed Green Peppers???)  They remind me of my Grandparents.  I used to make these and take them over to their house for them.  What an easy recipe!  I made two different […]

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We Won the Lottery With You {Teacher Appreciation Gift}

We Won the Lottery Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea with Printable Tag

There are 2 more days of Teacher Appreciation Week.  Have you appreciated your child’s teachers yet?  I know there are a lot of people out there who think “why do I need to do anything?  They get paid for what they do.”  Well, I’m here to tell you first hand, not they don’t!  I’m not […]

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Snickers Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea

Teacher Appreciation Gift with Free Tag - Snickers Candy Bar

Have you seen the fun Snickers Candy Bars with words on them rather than the word ‘Snickers’?  We found them awhile back and made gift cards for some of the classified employees at my school.  I thought they were pretty fun.  Then I found these giant Snickers bars and seriously, a giant Snickers bar just […]

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You’re the Bear-y Best Teacher {Teacher Appreciation Gift}

You're the Bear-y Best Teacher - Teacher Appreciation Gift with Tag

It feels like every blog post I’ve written since December has started out with “holy heck!  Where has the time gone.”  How sad is that?!?!  I feel like I’m about a week late to everything.  Yep, everything!  So on Sunday evening when I was sitting with my daughter and the question of when is teacher […]

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Cheesy Chicken and Rice Bake {Secret Recipe Club}

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Bake

It’s May 1st!  What the heck?!?!  This freaks me out for a lot of reasons.  #1: there’s only 34 days of school left and I have about 99 more days of work to pack into those 34 days.  #2: It feels like just yesterday that it was January.  Does time go by quicker the older […]

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Inari Sushi

Inari Sushi

We have an Asian grocery store fairly close to where we live and we love going there.  I love all the different foods and spices.  My kids love all the different candies and drinks.  (So it’s kind of a win-win, right?) I’ve been making these for years and I love, love, love them!  You can […]

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