35+ Spectacular Blueberry Recipes You’re Dying to Try!

Blueberry Recipes Roundup

In honor of blueberry month, I thought it was time to do an updated roundup of delicious, amazing blueberry recipes! I did one a couple of years ago, but that’s like a 100 years in internet time! Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits. I like the plump, sweet ones! They’re like candy to me! Grab them while they’re in season, because the rest of the year they’re super expensive (at least around me!). Without any more rambling from me, I present 40 spectacular Blueberry recipes that you just know you’re dying to try! I know I am! 35+ Delicious Blueberry […] Read more »

Bonnie Paulson Talks Survival, Vegans & Edible Bugs: Worth of Souls Blog Tour

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Back in June, I shared Bonnie Paulson’s awesome Worth of Souls book trailer with you, featuring the spectacular author herself. Today, Bonnie is sharing her thoughts on survival skills. Specifically, the major adjustment non-meat-eaters will have to make. I don’t eat most meat myself. I was a vegetarian for 17 years. Now, I only eat chicken and turkey. I don’t eat mammals for personal reasons and I don’t like fish because, well, I just don’t like it. Would I be able to survive on bugs? Hmmm. I don’t know. I guess when you’re faced with eating something icky or dying, […] Read more »

Don’t Miss the Summer Drive Event by Cooper Tires!


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cooper Tires for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. With summer travel season upon us, it’s incredibly important to make sure your tires can handle all the wear and tear you’ll be putting on them! Trust me, you do NOT want to be caught with a blown tire in the middle of nowhere. It happened to me a couple of months ago. I dropped Jacob off at his friends for a sleepover party off a back road of a back road. I came to a stop and heard a […] Read more »

Exercise Your Noggin with Award-Winning Brain Games + Giveaway

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  Summer learning should be all about fun. It is vacation, after all! While “summer slide” is the trending word of the decade and none of us want to be accused of letting our kids succumb to it, I strongly believe in giving my child the same type of summer vacation I had as a kid. I never did worksheets and honestly, I didn’t go back to school forgetting everything I learned! Life offers plenty of opportunities for learning and reinforcing concepts learned in school. One great way to help your kids retain knowledge and build new skills is by […] Read more »

Share Your Guy’s Epic Moments with Schick

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Sal has been a Schick® Hydro guy since long before I met him. He loves the comfortable shave he gets from the Schick® Hydro 5. I love that he has super smooth skin after using it. In fact, I love it so much that I often use his razors! Well, not the one he uses on his face (while Sal doesn’t seem to mind, I’ve heard that it can dull the razor faster), but his Schick® Hydro 5 stash in general. They’re just that awesome! We all want to look our best for a night out, especially when those nights […] Read more »

The Bumpy Road to Conception: Trying to Conceive When Your Body Doesn’t Play Fair

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I’ve shared bits and pieces of the very long and bumpy journey that I took to conceive my son, but I don’t think I ever really gave you the whole story. Don’t worry, I’m not going to do that now! It’s a six-year story, it would take chapters to go through! I do, however, think it’s time to share with a few of the highlights (or, as they were, lowlights) from my unwanted adventure through the world of trying to conceive. Consider it therapy for me and, hopefully, a little comfort for those of you who are going through it […] Read more »

57 Fun Writing Prompts & Blog Post Ideas for July

Need inspiration for your editorial calendar this month? Check out 57 fun writing prompts & blog post ideas for July, complete with ready-to-go titles!

Last month’s 44 Blog Post Ideas for June was such a success that I thought I’d do it again! This time, I have writing topics and blog post ideas for July to help you brainstorm your way through the hot, muggy month. I don’t know about you, but I have a really hard time thinking when it’s so hot out! As with last month, these are all ideas that I either didn’t have room for on my own calendar or are so broad that we can all write about it without duplicating ideas (or both). Without further ado, I present […] Read more »

Don’t Tell Her to Relax Book Review


When you’re coping with infertility, the last thing you want to hear is someone telling you to relax. I’ve been there. I’ve heard it all. Well-meaning friends telling me that “it’ll happen when it happens” or “you’re trying too hard, just relax!” or any other number of things that made me want to shake them. Words hurt, even if you really don’t mean for them to hurt. I wish I had a guidebook to give my friends and family back then. Something to let them know what I was going through without having to explain it over and over. Something […] Read more »

What I Learned About Snakes By Snuggling a Python #ReptileCare

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This post is a sponsored post. I am being compensated to help spread the word about Reptile Ownership, but I only share information I feel is relevant to my readers. petMD® and PetSmart® are not responsible for the content of this article. When I was 15, I begged my mom for a lizard. After much debate, she finally gave in and I got Clyde the Iguana. He was awesome. Friendly, curious and just plain cool. He used to sit on my shoulder while I typed up school papers. That was before computers were in every house, so it was an old-school typewriter. He […] Read more »

Party Like a Patriot with Tipsy Elves

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Ready to get your party on this 4th of July and show off your patriotic side in style? Get ready to Party Like a Patriot with Tipsy Elves! The company that became synonymous with the Ugly Christmas Sweater has ventured into other holidays and wants you to know that crazy fun clothes aren’t just for Christmas. I received Tipsy Elves’ new Party Like a Patriot t-shirt in exchange for an honest review. I remember seeing the shirt on both a Beyond the Tank, the Shark Tank spin-off that did an up-close look at how Tipsy Elves did after their deal […] Read more »