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CROCK POT MAC & CHEESE

Crock Pot Mac-n-Cheese This post was published with permission by Ally Sweet and Savory            If you need a dish to throw together for a family meal, potluck or special event…this is the one!     I teased about this recipe on social media a couple times last week and it was […]

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START EACH DAY WITH A GRATEFUL HEART

The sign in our hallway reads “Start each day with a grateful heart”. A simple message. Should be so easy but let’s be real, you and I both know life can make it difficult to execute this task every day.  The alarm goes off and the feeling of dread for this night owl comes over […]

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2017 BLACK FRIDAY GUIDE

My favorite shopping season is here! I love Black Friday shopping. I like going to the stores to find the deals, and now, many of those deals start early online, so you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home, or fight the crowds! If you’re anything like me, you’ve got lots […]

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I NEVER TELL MY BABIES NO

My 6-year-old got in trouble last week because he was yelling, “No!” at our 15-month-old. We try really hard not to tell our kids “no” before they are two years old and have a decent vocabulary. Instead, we say, “No, thank you!” and it’s been a great choice for our family. When my husband and […]

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SAVING MONEY…OR NOT

We are a family of 8. We have one income. We thrive. But we have to be creative with our resources. I’m going to divulge our secrets. Clothes We buy a lot of used clothing. My 13 year old said to me the other day, “When I grow up, how am I going to know […]

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FAQ | MOMS NIGHT OUT AT CREDIT ISLAND LODGE

We are so excited for our next Moms Night Out – a week from today. We really believe that this will be one of our best events yet. There are still a few tickets available, so get yours today. Just in case you have a few questions, here are more details! Can I buy a […]

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GRATITUDE THROUGH PICTURE BOOKS

As we rush through making dinner, baths, and bedtime, I often have to stop myself and take it all in.  I’m really lucky.  I’m grateful for my beautiful family, the roof over my head, the meaningful work I accomplish at my job, and a community of friends.  That sense of gratitude is something that I […]

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REAL ESTATE TRENDS IN THE QUAD CITIES

If you are anything like us, you have burning questions that you want answered. That’s what the Ask the Expert series is all about – it’s a chance to get questions answered by local experts. Today, we’re turning to our friend Lindsay Thiel, a full-time Realtor with Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors in Iowa and Illinois (and mom of two […]

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