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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 »

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Tips to Stay Hydrated on the Go

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TasteHydration #CollectiveBias Everyday I find myself in my van driving from here to there and everywhere in between.  I have all kinds of things to accomplish during the day: Taking the kids to school, exercising, PTO meetings, church meetings,… Read More »

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7 Tips for International Travel

I have always wanted to travel internationally, but I never took the opportunity to do so until last week when I went to the Dominican Republic to pick up my daughter from her LDS Church mission.  She had been serving for 18 months and I hadn’t seen her in all that time, so I thought… Read More »

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Easy Slow Cooker Meatball Sandwiches

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #YesYouCan #CollectiveBias There is nothing like walking in the door to the smell of a wonderful meal cooking and ready to eat.  That’s what I experience when I prepare these easy slow cooker meatball sandwiches.  They are so… Read More »