Pineapple, Papaya, Kiwi & Strawberry Ambrosia Salad

If I am going to eat salad it has to be good. I don’t want to waste my healthy eating energy on bland, boring salads.  Generally, that means fruit and nuts are a must. I was so anxious to try this Summer Ambrosia Salad from DOLE.  It contains a burst of flavors with kiwi, papaya {…Read More…}

5 Ways to Get This Look: Summery Living Room

Ahhhh….summer is here at last!  I’ll be honest with you, though, in my part of the world that warm weather usually comes with humidity, so I’m as thankful for air conditioning as I can be.  Even in a climate controlled house, though, I really like our rooms to reflect the seasons.  While browsing Pinterest, I came across this gorgeous room that seemed like a perfect reflection of summer.  

Pinterest Inspiration Picture

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5 Ways to Plan a Summer Menu

Maybe the alternate title for this post should be “5 Ways to Avoid Using Your Oven, This Summer.” Tell me I’m not the only one who can’t stand the extra heat a casserole in the oven adds to an already stifling kitchen!  Temperatures aside, the availability and low cost of fresh produce during the summer {…Read More…}

5 Ways to Keep Kids Happy this Summer

The sound of a slamming screen door, flip flops littering the porch, the scent of spilled sunscreen….these are all signs of children home for the summer.   While spending extra time in the summertime sunshine with our kiddos can be delightful, every mother dreads hearing the three little words, “Mom, I’m bored.”   Keeping kids {…Read More…}