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Help Launch Camp Cheesecake

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Please note that I was not asked to write this post. In fact, Tami has no clue that I'm doing it. I just feel compelled to help a friend who has given so much to other people... This is Tami, an extremely hard working single mother of 4 plus a few pets. (I stole this photo and a few others from Facebook - I hope she doesn't mind! Tami amazes me with her drive and passion. She has so much weight on her shoulders at times but always sees life with a positive attitude. She's the first to help others out and to donate from her business when needed. This is Muddy Paws Cheesecake, Tami's baby. It's seriously the best cheesecake in Minnesota. I'm not just saying that because Tami is my friend, Muddy Paws actually has awards that say it's the best cheesecake in Minnesota! Over the past 20 years, Tami has grown her business to include over 222 flavors including gluten free and vegan options. FYI, Muddy Paws ships to every state in the continental United States...you know, in case … [Read more...]

Sizzling Summer $1000+ Cash Giveaway!

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I am so excited to be joining 37 fellow bloggers to bring you a sizzling summer $1000+ cash giveaway! There will be three (3) winners in this giveaway. Two (2) people will win $500 cash and one (1) person will win $250 cash. $500 or even $250 can go a long way in making your summer awesome! If I had extra cash I'd use it to take a boating trip with my family. We've been wanting to take our girls (and our boat) to the Apostle Islands. What would you use the money for? Terms & Conditions: This giveaway is open world wide and runs from midnight EST May 15th to 11:59 EST on June 15th . The (3) winners must be 18 years or older to win. The winner will be chosen by random.org no later than June 20th. All mandatory entries must be completed. The entries will be verified. Toys In The Dryer is not responsible for choosing winner or awarding prize. Full Lives Reviews blog is ultimately responsible for this giveaway, choosing winner, and awarding prizes. Full Lives Reviews can void an … [Read more...]

10 Pinterest Ideas I Don’t Have Time For

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I love Pinterest. As almost everyone knows, it's a place FULL of ideas. Some are things we can actually do, others I look at and go, "who has time for that?!". Today I'm bringing you 1o Pinterest ideas I don't have time for. I mean really, who does this stuff? Ok, I DO know someone who does these type of things...Lindsi, my former co-author turned occasional contributor here. You'll see as I go ahead... I, however, and contrary to how I may look on this blog, am just not that patient or creative. The Cardboard Tube Log Cabin It's an awesome idea, don't get me wrong, but really? First, how long did it take to save up all those cardboard tubes? Second, how frustrating was it to make them stack up like that? Third, how much tape did they use in making this cabin? I'll pass. The Cardboard Village Speaking of cardboard houses, Lifehack has an entire cardboard village! Is this even functional to play with, or is making it the entire idea? My girls would get bored and/or … [Read more...]

Celebrating Memorial Day with Kids

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Most people consider Memorial Day the unofficial kick-off to summer. In the midst of BBQs, camping, beach time, and other patriotic fun, we often forget forget the real reason why we celebrate Memorial Day - to honor those who sacrificed their lives while serving in our military. This year, in addition to playing some patriotic games, take time to try at least one of these ideas to help your kids learn that Memorial Day is not just a day off of school for a BBQ... Send a letter of thanks If you know a family who has lost a loved one in the military, write a letter of thanks to them. Thank them for allowing their relative to serve our country and remind them that the loss of their relative will not be forgotten. Visit a Veteran's cemetery Bring flowers to decorate the grave of someone who may not have family to decorate it for them. Walk through the cemetery and look at names and dates of birth/death. Learn about real Heroism Visit the U.S. Department of Defense and learn … [Read more...]

Rinse. Recycle. Reimagine #ad #ReimagineThat

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*I was given compensation to promote this campaign. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 1 in 5 (22%) Americans wouldn’t walk across their home to recycle a bath or beauty bottle. In fact, Americans are more likely to go the distance to get a drink when thirsty, charge their phone, or answer a phone call than walk an empty plastic bottle from the bathroom to the recycling bin. I admit it. I'm totally guilty! In fact, this is an actual, real time, real life, photo of my shower shelf. I did NOT stage this. My shelf actually looks like this as I'm typing... Ok, I did remove a hairball or two but the rest of the photo is real. See that black bottle in the back? See the small clear bottle in the back? Those bottles are both empty. Both waiting to be taken downstairs to the recycle bin but I'm too lazy to do so. Those two bottles will sit in my shower until Hubby either yells at me for a third (or fourth) time or he takes them downstairs himself. More men (80%) reported recycling … [Read more...]

Fun Last Day of School Activities for Those Who Walk

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In my neighborhood area most kids walk to and from school (including mine). On any given school day there are at least 30 kids who meet at the 4-way stop for the crossing guards to let them onto school grounds. This year, I've decided to do at least one (if not all) of these last day of school activities for the kids who walk. I can't wait! Though I say that these activities are for kids who walk to and from school, you CAN do some of them for bus stop kids too. Shhhh...don't tell my girls or their friends. It's going to be a surprise! I'm gonna need some help from a few parents (or the older kids in the neighborhood who get out earlier) to pull off the last one though! Hand Out Freezies What kid doesn't like freezies? They are fairly inexpensive and are mostly allergy-free. Hand them out to the kids as they walk home for a nice last day of school treat. Decorate the Walking Paths or Sidewalks Grab some sidewalk chalk and get to decorating! Phrases like "Welcome … [Read more...]

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