Jul 152017
 
Summer Home Maintenance Tips

Get Your Home Ready for Summer with These Summer Home Maintenance Tips! Summer is finally here, and I am so excited. The weather here in Maine has not really been that great for the last couple of months. He have still had some really cold days, and it has rained quite often. Hopefully the weather will start warming up now! This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking on a link in this post.  Summer is a great time for enjoying the outdoors. We love to travel around the state of Maine and enjoy the beautiful ocean views, as well as host back yard barbecues. Before we pack the family up for a getaway, or invite people over to our home, we spend some time checking on our home. The beginning of summer is the perfect time to make repairs, before the heat is beating down. [CONTINUE READING…]

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Jul 122017
 
Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles - A Quick & Easy Low Carb Breakfast Option

This post is written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Acorn Influence, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Looking for a quick and easy low carb breakfast option for when you’re busy or on-the-go? Jimmy Dean has you covered with their new Simple Scrambles! As a busy Mom of two toddlers, I often have trouble finding time to make breakfast for myself and my husband in the mornings. We have both been following a low carb diet for over 6 months now, so we can’t just grab something like a donut to eat when we’re busy or on-the-go. We usually eat bacon or sausage, eggs, and cheese for breakfast, but it’s often hard to find the time to cook it. Bacon especially takes a while to cook, and it’s something you really have to pay close attention to. [CONTINUE READING…]

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Jul 112017
 
Maine Summer Attractions

You’ll love these Maine Summer Attractions! Enjoy these Maine Summer Attractions to explore some “off the beaten path” spots with your family. Maine is known for lobster and picturesque waterways, but we’re more than just that! This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking a link in this post.  The Great Outdoors Maine’s diverse landscape makes it the perfect destination for all things adventure and outdoors! Monhegan Island – Located 10 miles from the nearest mainland, Monhegan Island is only about a square mile in area and is only accessible by boat. There are no cars, paved roads, etc. It was once known to Native Americans as a prime fishing area, though it’s mostly used for tourism now. Monhegan is the place to go if you’re looking for relaxation and beautiful wilderness. Take the Hardy Boat out of New Harbor to get there. McLaughlin Garden – Featured in [CONTINUE READING…]

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Jun 252017
 
What to Pack in a Toddler Travel Bag for Summer

Want to have a fun and adventurous summer? Keep a toddler travel bag in your car, and you’ll be ready to hit the road in a jiffy! This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine. Summer is here, and I’m so excited! We had a pretty cold and wet spring here in Maine, so I am anxious to finally have some nice weather and get out of the house with my kids. During the summer months, I love to travel around our state. I’m not a fan of the snow, so I pretty much hibernate all winter long. When summer comes, I want to go, go, go! My husband, John, and I, have already taken our kids to the zoo, to some new playgrounds we have never been to, out for ice cream, and to a few different places along [CONTINUE READING…]

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Jun 122017
 
Spicy Cauliflower ‘Potato’ Salad

This is a sponsored post for Colman’s. All opinions are 100% my own. Cauliflower seems to be all the rage lately, and I have totally jumped on the bandwagon! I use cauliflower in place of rice and potatoes all the time. I even recently made a cauliflower ‘hummus’. It was delicious, and surprisingly, very similar to regular hummus! With summer just around the corner, I am now thinking about how to use cauliflower in my favorite summer salads. It’s such a versatile vegetable that can be used so many ways. I can’t wait to experiment with it some more and see what other fun recipes I can come up with. I have always loved potato salad, but my husband and I have been eating low carb for over 6 months now, and our diet no longer includes potatoes. Not to worry, though, because cauliflower makes a great faux potato salad! Cauliflower on its own can [CONTINUE READING…]

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Jun 012017
 
Give Your Favorite Summer Dishes a Spicy Kick with Colman's Dry Mustard

This is a sponsored post for Colman’s. All opinions are 100% my own. Summer is almost here, and one thing I am really looking forward to is all the yummy food I will be eating! My family gets together quite often during the warm summer months, and we always have a great time catching up with each other, playing with our kids in the back yard, and eating delicious foods, of course! One of my favorite summer dishes is deviled eggs. My husband and I have been on a low carb diet for over 6 months now, so eggs have become a staple in our home. I love deviled eggs because they are so versatile and delicious. You can really flavor them up any way you want, and they are a perfect ‘grab and go’ food. No plate required! As a Mom of two busy toddlers, finger foods like this are definitely my friend. One [CONTINUE READING…]

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May 282017
 
How to Prevent and Treat Tick Bites

This post was sponsored by Floating Hospital for Children as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. The weather is finally starting to warm up here in Maine, and I could not be happier. Last summer, my husband built a beautiful fire pit in the back yard, so we plan on spending a lot of time around it this year. We have quite a spacious back yard, and my kids, 2 and 4, love to run around and play outside all day long during the summer months. Our back yard is such a quiet, relaxing place where we love to spend time and unwind. We host parties all summer long, for birthdays and other special occasions. We have built several raised garden beds that we fill with vegetables every year, and we have also planted berry bushes along our tree line. Today, we planted [CONTINUE READING…]

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Apr 262017
 
Ultimate Homemaking Bundle: 106 Resources to Help You Win at Homemaking & Mothering

As a busy Mom of two toddlers, I love anything that can help me save time, money, and more importantly, my sanity. Let’s face it, being a Mom is HARD. We are always trying to balance a million different things, and a lot of times we get so wrapped up in trying to get everything done, that we become completely overwhelmed. That kind of stress is not good for us or are families, so what’s a Mom to do? Find great resources to help make your life easier, of course! This post contains affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking a link in this post.  The 2017 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is now available, and includes 106 resources to help you win at homemaking and mothering! I am so excited to share this awesome bundle with you, but it’s only available for 6 days, so you’ll want to hurry [CONTINUE READING…]

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Apr 242017
 
30 Children's Books About Dad

Kids and Dads will have fun bonding while reading these great books about Dad! Father’s Day is just around the corner, and I thought it would be fun to get my kids a few children’s books about Dad. My husband, John, is such a great father. He’s kind, funny, generous and loves to play with, and teach our children. As I type this post, he is showing them how to plant vegetable seeds. He always strives to include them in whatever activity he may be doing. John works so hard at his job, and always does his best to keep all of us safe and happy. He is truly amazing! I think John will love reading these children’s books about Dad with our kids. I’m sure they will put a smile on his face, and I know my kids will love them too. They just adore their Dad! This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a [CONTINUE READING…]

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Apr 232017
 
Premier Protein CLEAR for Busy Moms

HAVE YOU TRIED PREMIER PROTEIN CLEAR YET? Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. Being a stay-at-home Mom to a 2 year old and an almost 4 year old keeps me incredibly busy. Some days I feel like all I do is pick up messes, break up fights, change diapers and get my kids food. I sit down in my chair, and three seconds later, one of them needs something else from me. I’m on the go all day long, and often times, it’s hard to find a quiet moment to myself, where I can just relax and regain some energy. Finding time to fix myself something to eat is another challenge I face a lot. It’s so hard to take care of yourself when your kids constantly demand your attention. In November of last year, my husband and I started following a low carb diet. We have both lost quite [CONTINUE READING…]

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