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5 Tips for Fall-off-the-bone BBQ Ribs

Summer is here and our family loves a good home cooked meal - out on the grill! There is no substitute for fall-off-the-bone BBQ Ribs slow-cooked and smoked with hickory. Just imagine the sweet and salty flavor of the tender pork rubbed in BBQ seasoning, and coated in stick-to-your-teeth, honey-BBQ sauce. The meat is so tender it falls off the bone. And the smokey flavors and sweet but mildly spicy BBQ sauce mean you'll want to lick your fingers after every bite! Now, you can cook ribs in the oven... but, if you want a smokey hickory flavor -- well, for that, you … [Read More...]

Preschool Activities with Castles, Catapults and FREE Shield Printables

If you have a preschooler, toddler, or young child at home who enjoys stories of knights, castles, catapults and shields, you will love this post. It includes a whole host of play ideas for preschoolers and activities for young children centered on a medieval theme Full disclosure: Kiwi Crate provided me with their Castles & Catapults Kiwi Crate. All opinions are my own. This product far exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend the crafts and activities for kids from Kiwi Crate. I found the Castles & Catapults Kiwi Crate so inspiring and my boys … [Read More...]

12 Amazing Recipes you can Make with Summer Berries

When it comes to recipes you can make with summer berries, the bloggers who link up at Family Fun Friday have got covered! We've got everything this week when it comes to fresh summer fruit. Dishes with peaches and cherries, and loads of treats with strawberries. And don't forget blueberries and raspberries. We've got slushy, pies, tarts and salsa. You just can't beat this round-up of 12 Amazing Recipes you can Make with Summer Berries. Family Fun Friday Every week at HappyandBlessedHome.com I share the talents and top posts from our blogging friends all around … [Read More...]

3 Outstanding Ways to set the Tone for your Outdoor Dining Space

This tutorial on 3 Outstanding Ways to set the Tone for your Outdoor Dining Space was created in collaboration with @JascoProducts and their Enbrighten #ColorCafeLights. Jasco provided the lights and timer for this project. All opinions are mine alone. Here I'm sharing our deck makeover and great information on what tone or mood certain colors have on an outdoor dining space. Keep reading for some fabulous outdoor decorating ideas. My husband and I celebrated 10 years of marriage earlier this year. One of my favorite scenes from our wedding day was taken in the … [Read More...]

10 Really Tasty Family Recipes

You'll never run out of delicious easy recipe ideas if you hang out with the bloggers at Family Fun Friday. Featuring 10 Really Tasty Family Recipes, we've got Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Chicken Fried Steak Fingers, and Grilled Chicken Shawarma with Yogurt Tahini Sauce & Marinated Veggies. And don't miss the Meatball Parmesan Casserole Recipe, Baked Blueberry Hand Pies, and Mango Snack Cakes With Toasted Coconut Crust. You'll get all these tasty recipes and more this week at Family Fun Friday. Family Fun Friday Every week at HappyandBlessedHome.com I share … [Read More...]

Over 50 Fathers Day Recipe and Gift Ideas

Father's Day is right around the corner. What special things do you have planned for Dad? Well, if you are looking for gift ideas we have got you covered. Two huge lists of gift ideas - some you can buy online, and a whole long list of FREE or nearly FREE gift ideas too. Plus there is a summer bucket list - in case Dad prefers activities over gifts and there are a bunch of ideas for gifts kids can make - including two free printable books that we know dads will love (grandpas too!). This round up includes Over 50 Fathers Day Recipe and Gift Ideas. Now, the way to my … [Read More...]

FREE Fathers Day Book

This FREE Fathers Day book is not just for Father's Day, it can be for any day of the year!  When I write books like this one I always envision parents reading it with their children.  I think you'll find the graphics warm and encouraging.  Some parts may even elicit a chuckle or two. This is fun reading for the entire family.  Similar to my Mother's Day Book, I created this book using poetic rhyming verses from A-Z, and added some warm and friendly images by some talented designers. The book celebrates some of dad's many talents and helps teach children to … [Read More...]

5 Important Lessons for Building Character

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LessonsFromDad #CollectiveBias. Here I'll share 5 Important Lessons for Building Character that I learned from my Dad. A special tribute to honor my Dad on Father's Day! Father's Day is almost here I'd like to honor my dad by sharing some valuable lessons on building character. My father has tremendous wisdom. He explains that much of what he has learned came from his father. Before I share these important tips for building character, I'd like to explain … [Read More...]

6 Tips for Camping with Boys

This week our family memory making fun theme is to "enjoy the dirt".  Now, I do have photos of my boys playing in the dirt, but I thought it would be more fun to share some fun camping photos with you. And yes, there was plenty of DIRT! One thing my husband and I have learned is #EarlyMomentsMatter. The time we spend now with our kids now helps them learn skills, and how to care for themselves --> which will make them better adults in the future. Why not get outside and enjoy some outdoor camping with kids? Here I'll share some helpful tips. … [Read More...]

All American Blue Corn Chip Turkey Balls and American Flag Turkey Skewers

I participated in recipe contest for Honeysuckle White. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item from Influence Central to thank me for my participation. Here I’m sharing my delicious, gluten-free, All American Blue Corn Chip Turkey Balls and American Flag Turkey Skewers. #TurkeyRecipe, #MemorialDay, #Veteran’sDay, #FourthofJuly, #ad, #IC and #700ReasonsforSummer.  Patriotic […]

Cream Cheese and White Chocolate Pinwheels with Berries

  Summer… I love the garden produce of summer. Especially blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. I like to buy them in large batches and use them in all sorts of baked goodies.  Especially these flaky, melt-in-your-mouth, Cream Cheese and White Chocolate Pinwheels.  I even ventured to create some 4th of July fireworks inspired puff pastries. I’ve included a […]

Camouflage Hunting Theme Party Fun

If you're looking for great ideas for hunting theme parties, birthday parties or fun gatherings featuring deer hunting, camouflage or Duck Dynasty you've come to the right place. My husband is a huge outdoor enthusiast and for his most recent birthday, a hunting themed birthday party was the perfect fit for our celebration. #HuntingThemeParties #HuntingParty #CamouflageParty #DuckDynasty. Since this party was for my husband, I made sure to talk with him about what he would most like to have at his party. My husband loves the outdoors and enjoys hunting. He also … [Read More...]

Cars Cake for a Two-Year-Old

Someone in our house will celebrate his second birthday very soon.  My mom extended her stay for a little over a week so we decided to take on a cake making project together - it is the Williams Sonoma Cars 2 Mini-Cakes.  It is a multi-step process and one that involved some research.  The cake baking directions are included with the pan from Williams Sonoma and the icing directions are something I found on their blog: Decorate Cars 2 Cakelets.  The Cars cake batter on the recipe is delicious and all of  the directions include make-at-home batter and frosting.  In … [Read More...]

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