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Southern Banana Pudding

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BiteSizedBitsOfJoy #CollectiveBias Growing up my husband’s favorite dessert that his grandmother served was southern banana pudding.  Except he called it “cookie pie”.  He really only liked the way his grandmother made it, so I have always been nervous… Read More »

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White Water Raft & Rail Nantahala River, North Carolina

WildWater Rafting treated our family to their raft & rail package, but the great memories and opinions are ours. This memorial day weekend my family was treated to an amazing white water adventure with Wild Water rafting.  On our 2 day trip we were able to spend the night in a Yurt village, ride a… Read More »

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Places to Eat in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

It is such a treat for us that our family lives so close to Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  We are about an hour away, so we take the chance to visit whenever we can.  Plus the kids get to go on a few fun field trips up there.  Since we go so often I am very familiar… Read More »

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Smoky Mountains National Park

Did you know that our National Park system is celebrating 100 years of existence this year!  I love our National Parks and have been blessed to have visited many of them.  I feel especially blessed to live 20 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.   We enjoy the many offering of this park… Read More »

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How to Pay for College

We are in the midst of preparing my oldest daughter to start college this Fall.  We knew this day was coming, but it has come much faster than I had anticipated.  We have been able to save a little bit to help her toward her college expenses, but with the price of higher education these… Read More »