Jalapeño Dippers with Salsa Cream – Perfect For Your Summer BBQ! {giveaway, too!}

Jalapeño Dippers with Salsa Cream

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One thing I love about summer is grilling outdoors and having a summer BBQ!  We try to grill often and I love to come up with new recipes to accompany the traditional grilled veggies.  Hubby and I love a spicy kick to our food, so I created these amazingly delicious jalapeño dippers.  They are so easy and quick to make and go great with just about anything.  They would be great as an appetizer while the ribs cook, as a side for fajitas, or even a crispy, spicy burger addition!

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Effortless Summer Solutions To Savor Your Time By The Pool

Effortless Summer Solutions To Savor Your Time By The Pool

Effortless Summer Solutions to savor Your Time by The pool

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. All opinions are mine.

You know when the days get hot and the days get longer, it is time to head to the pool!  For those of us who have kids who could swim all day long if we would let them, we need some effortless preparation to make our time by the pool enjoyable and luxurious.  Savor this time relaxing by the pool this summer!

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Mommy Monday Link Up – Week 20 – Share Your Favorite Healthy or Summer Snack Recipe

Mommy Monday Link Up Party – Week 20 – Share Your Favorite Healthy or Summer Snack Recipe

Mommy Monday

Welcome to Mommy Monday!

Mommy Monday is a prompt based link up party with a theme.  We'll supply the prompts and you link up your related posts.  Anything and everything family friendly, old, new, even reviews and giveaways are welcome, as long as they relate to this week's prompt.

This Week's and Next Week's Prompt

This week's prompt is to share your favorite healthy or summer snack recipe.  Add your link to your post with this theme in the linky below.  

Plan ahead!  Next week's prompt is: Share your favorite family trip or vacation.

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Sofia the First’s Purple Princess Popsicles

Sofia the First's Purple Princess Popsicles

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This post and giveaway have been brought to you by Disney. All opinions are mine.  Contains affiliate links.

My guys definitely have a favorite Disney princess and her name is Sofia!  Sofia the First on Disney Junior is entertaining because Sofia is smart and kind.  We all love watching Sofia and friends in this adorable show.  She is definitely more than just a pretty princess.  

In the newly released Sofia DVD – "The Secret Library," Sofia's Aunt Tilly returns to give her a gift that will unlock a secret world and appoint Sofia storykeeper of magical books without endings. Sofia pursues adventures that will finish the narratives, including rescuing Minimus' brother from an evil prince and setting out on a mission to stop Miss Nettle from stealing all the beautiful snowdrop flowers from the wintery kingdom of Freezenberg. Merida from Disney•Pixar's "Brave" and Olaf from Disney's "Frozen" make special appearances, too!

To celebrate the release of the newest Sofia the First DVD, we made Purple Princess Popsicles!

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Find the Perfect Father’s Day Gift for the Techie Dad at Best Buy!

Find the Perfect Father's Day Gift for the Techie Dad at Best Buy!

The Perfect Father's Day Gift for the Techie Dad

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card.

The day to celebrate fathers is coming up on June 19th.  While many jokes are made about this day, I really do think it's special that dads have their day to be appreciated.  My hubs is one of those great dads, and we always love to celebrate this day with yummy food and a special gift.  I know what hubby likes and I already have his perfect gift in mind.  If you are still looking for the perfect father's day gift, I have an awesome suggestion and a fantastic offer from Best Buy!

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School is Out…On To Summer Activities!

School is Out…On To Summer!summer activities

While the fist few months of school were rough, to say the least, we survived pre-k with D and first grade with the Captain.  They both excelled in school and became more confident with making friends and talking to adults.  Their anxiety seemed to get better and they settled into a routine.  We are so, so proud of their accomplishments, but moreso of their bravery and ability to adapt to new situations.  August seems SO far away, and even though it will be here before we know it, I know that it will be difficult, especially for D, to muster up the courage to leave his family each morning and go to school.  We are praying for him to be able to be strong and courageous…and that he gets a sweet teacher and is in class with some of his friends from pre-k and possibly a soccer friend!  Their teachers this year were so amazing and I cannot wait to see how next year begins!

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Mommy Monday Link Up – Week 19 – End of School Year/Beginning of Summer Activities

Mommy Monday Link Up Party – Week 19 – End of School Year/Beginning of Summer Activities

Mommy Monday

Welcome to Mommy Monday!

Mommy Monday is a prompt based link up party with a theme.  We'll supply the prompts and you link up your related posts.  Anything and everything family friendly, old, new, even reviews and giveaways are welcome, as long as they relate to this week's prompt.

This Week's and Next Week's Prompt

This week's prompt is to Share your end of the school year or beginning of summer activities.  Add your link to your post with this theme in the linky below.  

Plan ahead!  Next week's prompt is: Share your favorite healthy or summer snack recipe.

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Tips For Starting a Summer Garden – It’s Not Too Late To Plant These Things!

It's Not Too Late, There are Many Things You Can Still Plant!

Tips For Starting a Summer Garden - It's Not Too Late To Plant!

The weather has finally warmed up with no chance of frost, and the sun shines gloriously every day. If you have had weather issues, or are a procrastinator, there are many plants that will still thrive even though the weather is settling into summer. There are some challenges to a late start, but nothing that should deter you from a good harvest. Honestly, almost everything but the coolest seasonal plants can still be grown.

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Mommy Monday Link Up Party – Week 18 – How Do You Save Money on Kids’ Clothes?

Mommy Monday Link Up Party – Week 18 – How Do You Save Money on Kids' Clothes?

Mommy Monday

Welcome to Mommy Monday!

Mommy Monday is a prompt based link up party with a theme.  We'll supply the prompts and you link up your related posts.  Anything and everything family friendly, old, new, even reviews and giveaways are welcome, as long as they relate to this week's prompt.

This Week's and Next Week's Prompt

This week's prompt is to How do you save money on kids' clothes?  Add your link to your post with this theme in the linky below.  

Plan ahead!  Next week's prompt is: Share your end of the school year or beginning of summer activities.

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Create a Surprisingly Easy Backyard Obstacle Course This Summer!

Create a Surprisingly Easy Backyard Obstacle Course

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Our boys have always loved being outside and they also love to invent new ways to play with their things.  Seriously, most of their toys are not even used in the way they were intended to be played with.  One night a few years ago, we were all outside, gardening, grilling, or maybe just enjoying the weather.  The Captain started climbing on the swingset and at first it was a bit scary, but I realized it was a great challenge for him!  When D was old enough, he started doing the same thing and now, they race through it and make it a fun way to spend time outside. 

One afternoon, I came up with the idea to make a American Ninja Warrior-esque obstacle course and time them as they completed it to make it more fun.  They LOVED this challenge!!  

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