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We Grow Health And Fun Memories #GroSomethingGreater

This post brought to you by Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve been writing about growing my vegetable garden this year, and my reasons for growing… to give my family the best I can, because I’m raising two young gentlemen. In my garden, behind our home, I grow health, with vegetables and herbs, and […]

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  • When I try to grow things die the best I got is an aloe plant because it just can’t die LOL.ReplyCancel

Homemade Pumpkin Cheese Ravioli Recipe #PumpkinCan

This post brought to you by Libby’s. All opinions are 100% mine. Pumpkin is a super delicious and vitamin-packed vegetable that is traditionally found in autumn recipes, but it’s so tasty and versatile that is can really be used in dishes any time of year, especially since it’s available canned. Pumpkin is a superfood, with […]

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  • I would never have thought of using canned pumpkin in this way. These look incredible!ReplyCancel

  • What a unique and interesting way to add pumpkin to a recipe.ReplyCancel

  • I’m totally making this. I even have those Wonton Wrappers in my freezer that were leftovers from a previous recipe that I wasn’t sure what to do with – now I know!ReplyCancel

  • I can’t wait to try this! I have everything but the won ton wrappers. I’m pinning this to my Graduation 2014 board on Pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • I’m usually not a big fan of ravioli, but that looks super good, especially with the pumpkin added to it. Yum, yum! :)ReplyCancel

  • I love pumpkin, but I wouldn’t have thought to use it this way. I can’t wait to try it, though!ReplyCancel

  • I am really interested in the savory way you used pumpkin! Definitely looks like something I would be interested in trying.ReplyCancel

  • I love pumpkin recipes but I’m not sure about pumpkin ravioli.ReplyCancel

    • Penelope

      Then you should give it a try, it’s surprisingly awesome! I tasted it raw (uncooked) after mixed in the bowl and thought “eh” and then I cooked it and couldn’t believe how delicious it was- pumpkin is surprising that way (it’s great in pancakes, cheesecake, etc…it’s a secret, unexpected ingredient that just kinda works ;) ) If you try it one, will you let me know what you think?ReplyCancel

  • Yum! I love pumpkin and ravioli so this is the ideal recipe to make for my family.ReplyCancel

  • I would have never come up with something like this! Sounds and looks amazing! THanks for the recipe!ReplyCancel

  • This looks amazing! I would have never thought to do this , thanks for sharing. :)ReplyCancel

  • Now that’s creative! I wonder if it tastes as good as it looks.ReplyCancel

    • Penelope

      It tastes surprisingly delicious (that filling is cheesy and melty and yummy)ReplyCancel

  • Yes, yes, yes. That’s totally something I would gobble up happily!ReplyCancel

Create A Welcoming Entryway + A $500 Raymour & Flanigan Gift Card Giveaway

Welcome home! Nothing is sweeter than returning home after a long day, especially if the entryway of your home envelopes you with warmth and coziness. Anyone who visits your home should feel it’s inviting, and the entryway can help do this. A home’s entryway should be three things to feel welcoming: beautiful, organized, and comfortable. […]

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  • I would love the Cambria Outdoor Loveseat. We have a HUGE deck in our back yard but only have one table set on it right now. We could easily fit 2 or 3 more seating areas on it (yes, it’s that big!)ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Klocinski

    Trent Leather SofaReplyCancel

  • Jamie Feldman

    I would like the Cambria outdoor furniture. The chairs and table are really nice.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Tucker

    I would get the Kona Dining Table with Leaf! BeautifulReplyCancel

  • Joe K

    I’d like to buy a black leather sofa for my living roomReplyCancel

  • tim hendrix

    The tiffany lamps and the green colored 5X8 rugs would fit so well in my home. Those are the items i would choose. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia White

    I like the Simplicity Curio w/ LightingReplyCancel

  • Linda Kish

    I would like the Savi Chenille Swivel Glider Chair.ReplyCancel

  • Heather B

    I would love the Charlie bedroom dresser for my daughters room. She has outgrown her dresser!ReplyCancel

  • adina

    Tommi II Twin-Over-Twin Step-Storage Bunk BedReplyCancel

  • Heather!

    I love the Ramos Armless Microfiber Double Chaise Lounge!ReplyCancel

  • The Marisol Accent chest looks lovely. I would love to own that one or one similar.ReplyCancel

  • I’d love to buy the Cindy Crawford Home Brynn Sofa. :)ReplyCancel

  • They have a wonderful selection for every room of the house… and even outdoors.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa R

    I like the Abigail Wine Cabinet

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    I like the Ashbury Media Chest.ReplyCancel

  • I’d love to buy the Empire State Building II Framed Wall Art, it’s too cute.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie

    I would love to have the parker microfiber sofa in my living room!ReplyCancel

  • frank m

    I-comfort mattressesReplyCancel

  • Michele Finkelman

    sudley hall treeReplyCancel

Creating A Garden Filled With Organic Vegetables and Beautiful Flowers

This post brought to you by Organic Choice. All opinions are 100% mine. For my edible gardening, I only use organic products. It’s not only better for the environment, but it’s better for my family, and as a family that eats 80% organic diet, it makes sense that the garden I grow for our family’s […]

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  • Ok, so I didn’t know they had organic products to grown organic vegetables at home! You learn something new everyday.ReplyCancel

  • I love when the first signs/sprouts of live bloom that I’ve planted with my own hands. It’s so exciting. :)ReplyCancel

  • I would love a huge garden one day. Love your blue flower!ReplyCancel

  • I love Miracle Gro, so I will have to try this out! I can’t wait to start planting flowers and our garden!!!ReplyCancel

  • Organic is definitely the only way to go in our home as well. Your garden seems to be coming along quite nicely!ReplyCancel

  • I have a lonely blue Hyacinth hanging out in my garden too.ReplyCancel

    • Penelope

      I just sprinkled some seeds into the ground after using the Scott’s last year and this is what popped up, the Hyacinth and lots of tulips…it was such a pretty surprise!ReplyCancel

      • Ever since we moved, I’ve wanted to plant more tulips, daffodils and hyacinths but I have yet to do it! Maybe this fall we will finally get around to it.

  • Such pretty flowers! Gardening is definitely one thing I love doing in the spring and summer. :)ReplyCancel

  • I love a big salad full of garden fresh veggies. We don’t have much luck here in the Missouri River bed, but maybe this will help!ReplyCancel

  • I can’t wait until I can plant my garden! I love Miracle-Gro too.ReplyCancel

  • Those flowers are gorgeous! I have a hard time keeping any green living thing alive, but I keep trying.ReplyCancel

  • Oh, your lettuce is looking fabulous! There’s nothing like fresh lettuce from the garden – it lasts so long after cutting!ReplyCancel

  • We got our potting soil from a company in Wisconsin this year. A 2 cubic foot tote! It was much cheaper than the individual bags I bought last year and cheaper than other companies offering the tote size we needed. We are doing raised beds and a commercial garden for our customers, plus it will be a soil implement since our land was farmed by big Ag so the soil needs extra ooupmf. ;)ReplyCancel

  • I need to get out and clean out my veggie garden and add some more organic dirt to it.ReplyCancel

  • I love your flower it is beautiful. Hope your lettuce grows well.ReplyCancel

  • I wish we had a yard or light in our apartment to plant things.ReplyCancel

  • It’s so exciting to see them peeking through the soil, and it’s satisfying knowing you grew them yourself. :)ReplyCancel

  • My f-i-l and b-i-l grow huge vegetable (and some fruit) gardens so I get all I want from theirs. :) Because I do not have a green thumb… however, I would like to grow some flowers, I know Miracle Gro does give someone like me a fighting chance at growing plants. :)ReplyCancel

  • I love tomato and cucumber salads in the summer. They are so light and refreshing and complement virtually everything!ReplyCancel

New Jersey, A State Filled With Fun, Culture, and Heart #NJStrong

This post brought to you by New Jersey’s Division of Travel & Tourism. All opinions are 100% mine. I love living in New York, but over to my side is another fun place to visit, and every time I do I have a great time. I’m talking about my neighbor state, New Jersey, which has […]

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  • I have never been to New Jersey. It sounds like there is a lot to do and see there!ReplyCancel

  • I’ve never been to NJ, but I have a good online friend that I’ve never met IRL, but hope to one day, so I’d love to go to NJ to meet up with her.ReplyCancel

  • I actually went to New Jersey to visit family back in 2010. Since it was summer we spent a day at the shore and had a lot of fun.ReplyCancel

  • I have never been to NJ. I bet it would be a great place to visit. I’d probably spend most of my time at the beach!ReplyCancel

  • I really would love to visit there one year! It seems like they are a strong family and the rebuild they did was quick and nice to see a community come together the way they did!ReplyCancel

  • I’ve never been to NJ but sounds like there is a lot to do.ReplyCancel

  • My cousin lives in Jersey. I’m from NYC so there is a rivalry. :)ReplyCancel

  • We went into New Jersey on our honeymoon. Unfortunately we didn’t get to do anything fun for the day we spent there because the weather was horrible. Some day we will visit again.ReplyCancel

  • I’ve always wanted to spend some real time in New Jersey. I’ve been there but only passing by.ReplyCancel

  • I’ve never been but love their tomatoes :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    I’ve been to New York for work but haven’t been to Jersey. Many reasons I want to go and the timing will be right one of these years!ReplyCancel

  • I have never been to New Jersey, or New York, for that matter. However, I’d love to visit both states someday. However, I must admit that I’m unsure of NYC, though – it would probably be too overwhelming for me! ~lol~ :)ReplyCancel

  • I’ve never been but I’d sure love to go one day.ReplyCancel

  • So glad to hear that the community in NJ has recovered so much from the disaster. It’d be great to visit there one day and see just what makes the Jersey Shore so special!ReplyCancel

  • I lived there for a while and we spent a lot of time exploring. We drove along the coastal cities just looking at homes and sites. So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • I’ve never been to New Jersey but would love to visit one day. I want to visit every state!!ReplyCancel

  • There are so many places to visit in the United States that one would never have to leave this country to experience beauty and fun! The extent of my visit to NJ is the Newark Airport… I guess I should look into exploring beyond that!ReplyCancel

  • We have not made it to New Jersey yet, but it is on our list for next summer. It is the state my dad was born in.ReplyCancel