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The easiest DIY project that has the most bang for the buck and time is painting a room. It is amazing how a couple gallons of paint can totally transform a room! Have you painted or stained something in your home lately? Or do you have plans to renovate? If so, read on because I […]

Add Steampunk to Your Decor with a Hybrid Ambiance Lamp


My husband has been reading a book series called Skybreakerby Kennth Oppel. It is a book about a steam-powered, lighter-than-air airship and their crew set in a slightly alternative past. Think of a time that resembles both the 19th century’s British Victorian era and the American “Wild West” and your there. The story is filled […]

Enjoying Family Time on Our Concrete Patio and Driveway


This Summer, we have spent way more time outside relaxing and enjoying family time than ever before because of our new concrete driveway and front patio.  It not only improved our home’s curb appeal tremendously but gave our family a place to retreat, entertain, and play. Relaxing and Entertaining with new Concrete Patio and Driveway […]

Support Your Child’s Immune System with Culturelle Probiotics – Enter Giveaway


There are 5 kids in my son’s classroom out sick today and my son just game home with a stomach ache and sore throat. It seems like everyone is already getting sick and we just started the school year! It’s no wonder our kids get sick as soon as school starts. There are over 2,300 […]

Score Sweet Swag at belVita #MorningWin Swag Shop


Who doesn’t love swag? Score sweet swag now through through September 19, 2015 from 9am ET – 1pm with the belVita #MorningWin Swag Shop! Not only do you have the chance to score some fun swag but their campaign is guaranteed to put a smile on your face, it’s hysterical! Go to from 9am […]

Transform Your Smile with Colgate Lasting White


I’m going to talk with you about a sensitive topic. Yellow Teeth. Ugh. I’ve never had super white teeth ever in my life, but they are improving. Just like people have different hair and skin color, we don’t all naturally have super whit teeth either. I always thought my teeth would be dull and not […]

9 by Novogratz Bed & Bath Collection Now at Walmart


I was introduced to the fun designs of Novogratz earlier this year and just love their style! Their products turn the ordinary into something exciting! My family enjoys movie night more with fun, bright popcorn containers! I’m so excited about the release of the 9 by Novogratz Fall 2014 Collection at today! This family […]

Bison Airlighter Lights Fires Faster and Safer – Enter Giveaway


My family loves cooking over an open fire, whether with our charcoal grill or a bonfire. It can take some time, patience, and occasionally lighter fluid to start the fires. This isn’t the fun part. We were just introduced to the Bison Airlighter – a revolutionary air-driven lighter that delivers 4-inch flames that ignites charcoal […]

Explore the MetroParks with the Fall Hiking Spree


Get outside this fall wit the MetroParks Fall Hiking Spree! This is a great way to enjoy the beautiful scenery this fall while getting exercise and spending family time together. This 3-month event started Sept 1 and runs through November 30th. To receive hiking rewards, just hike 8 designated trails or more. Put it on […]

Enjoy Homemade Cookies Anytime with Mom-Owned Cookie Love Bake Shop in Hudson


No dessert compares to fresh homemade cookies. It is the treat that everyone can agree on and enjoy, no matter how young or old.  We don’t all have time to bake fresh, homemade cookies for our families and that is where the Cookie Love Bake Shop in Hudson, Ohio steps in. Cookie Love Bake Shop […]

Mom, Can I Pretend That I Don’t Have Diabetes?


This is a difficult post to write. I don’t often write such personal, heart-felt posts. My 9-year-old son Elijah was diagnosed with the rare Type 1 Diabetes in June. (Only 5% of people with diabetes have Type 1 Diabetes.) He was in ICU the last 3 days of his 3rd grade school year. This has […]

1-Day Audition with PMTM for Kids Modeling and Acting for IMTA on Saturday, September 20th


Do you have a son or daughter that was born to entertain? Do you think they may have what it takes to be in the next sitcom, feature film, or commercials? If so, this is their chance to shine! Pro-Model & Talent Mgmt. (PMTM) is holding a 1-Day Audition for ages 6 and up on […]



Disney’s ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY is just 1 month away!! My family can’t wait to see this movie. With Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner, it is sure to be fabulous and oh, so funny! We bought the Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day book so […]

Add a Little Nautical Adventure to Your Home Decor with this Octopus Framed Print


I like adding interesting decor elements to our home. We like what we like, but don’t have an exact style.  I suppose you could say our home is a bit eclectic as our interests are varied. For instance, we don’t decorate with a nautical theme but we are fascinated by the octopus. The Akron Zoo […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars for Diabetics by America’s Best Cookbook for Kids with Diabetes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars for Diabetics

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars for Diabetics Families that have kids with diabetes may find it difficult to incorporate new lifestyle changes into their family’s meal plan. Cookbooks like America’s Best Cookbook for Kids with Diabetes provide recipes good for diabetics because the recipes help keep the blood glucose levels within the target range. The recipes […]