Tasty Tuesday: One-Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

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Sometimes I stumble on something soooo yummy, that we gobble it up before I can get a picture. This is one of those times.  Stuffed peppers are one of our family’s favorite dinners, but they’re not my favorite to make. Between cooking the rice, browning the meat, mixing the filling, and baking the finished casserole, […]

Hey, Guys! Here’s Some Last-Minute Valentine’s Gifts That Don’t Suck:

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  Dear Guys, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. We know you’re stressing over what to buy us, and it’s not like our birthdays or Christmas where you can just ask us for ideas. It’s supposed to be a romantic surprise, right? Well, the good news is that we’re not really as high maintenance as you think, […]

Free Printable Valentines with Penguins

Free Printable Valentine Conversation Penguins by Jen Goode

Get ready to share a little love with Free Printable Valentines. Valentine’s Day is 5 days away and we haven’t made our Valentine’s cards yet. Have you? We always like to make our own Valentines but sometimes (most always) we wait until the last minute. If you’re still looking for cards, not to worry… Printable Valentines will […]

Tasty Tuesday: Crock Pot Gumbo

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This was originally published last Mardi Gras, but I’m in a bit of a Cajun mood today–plus I am trying to kick a head cold and there’s no better cure than spicy food! I’m making an extra-hot batch of gumbo and hoping it cures what ails me! Stay tuned for another Nawlins favorite next weeks: […]

Wine Fruit Snacks – The Recipe You Have to See to Believe!

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I was surfing facebook today, as per usual, not really paying attention. Then, out of no where, my friend Anne from Midlife Boulevard posted a link to something glorious. Something amazing. Something that could not be taken lightly. A recipe for… wait for it…  Wine. Fruit. Snacks.  No really. Wine Gummies. Boozy Gummies. These ain’t […]

Tasty Tuesday: Thai Cashew Chicken

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Today I’m sharing a recipe from my friend and fellow Colorado blogger, Catherine of Evolving Motherhood. I met Catherine this past fall in a cab on the way to a blog conference, and it turned out we were on the same flight and didn’t even realize it! Catherine shares my passion for clean, healthy eating […]

Tasty Tuesday: 3-Ingredient Breakfast Cookies

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I have this really bad habit of forgetting to eat. I get so caught up in the hustle to get kids out the door every morning, that I often leave the house without breakfast. By mid-afternoon I am so famished that I end up grabbing something fast and not very good for me, (or slugging […]

Should We Ban These Phrases in 2015?

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So my girls at MomSmack wrote a post about the 13 Phrases That Need to Be Banned in 2015. Read it and then come back… I’ll wait for you to finish. *still waiting* Okay, done?  I KNOW RIGHT?!  I mean, I agree with “Bae” but the rest? ZOMG.  So let’s break it down… 1. “Totes” – I […]

Take Back Your Twitter Feed

Take Back Your Twitter Feed @ColoradoMom

I love twitter. I was a somewhat late adopter signing up 5 years ago in December of 2009. When I first joined I was amazed at all the people I could chat with. People having twitter parties, tweet chats, learning the proper and improper use and overuse of hashtags. (#hashtagsaremyfavorite) But over time twitter became […]

Harnessing the Power of Wind

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Now, I have three boys, so talking about “wind power” induces a fit of giggles over here, but I’m going to let you get those giggles out now before we dive into the good stuff. All better? Good. Teaching my boys ways they can make environmentally-conscious decisions is something that has become just a part […]

#StirItUp with Marley Coffee

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Colorado is known for some pretty amazing companies. Some of my favorites are Udi’s, Chipotle and now, Marley Coffee. (Note all my favorites have to do with food and drink… hmmm) Marley Coffee recently invited myself and a few of my favorite bloggers to their headquarters in Denver to learn about them, their upcoming products […]

Tasty Tuesday: White Bean Chicken Chili

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Isn’t soup season just the best? There is nothing easier than throwing a few ingredients into a big pot, adding some broth, and letting it simmer. Not to mention thrifty, since you can stretch small amounts of meat into many servings. Just add some fresh baked bread, rolls, cornbread or muffins and you’ve got a […]

National Autism Resources Holiday Gift Guide #AutismResources #GiftIdeas

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I’m always looking for new products for Brady and ideas to give family members for holidays and birthdays. So many products that are geared towards typical kids are great for autistic kids as well. I’ve written multiple gift guides showcasing various products, toys and even apps over the years. This year, the National Autism Resource […]

Tasty Tuesday: Brussels Sprouts Your Kids Will LOVE (no, really!)

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I’m told that when I was a real little kid, I loved Brussels sprouts. But only the way that my great-aunt made them which involved frying them in vast amounts of bacon fat. Turns out, she was way ahead of her time, because that’s a thing now. Gone are the days of boiled-till-they’re-gray, mushy, bitter, blah […]

Radio Shack Black Friday Deals and #GiftSmart Ideas

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My boys and I are tech geeks so we love a trip to Radio Shack to play with the RC cars, check out smartphone accessories and test drive speakers and headphones. My oldest is a Lamborghini fanatic, middle loves anything to do with video games and youngest boy is selfie obsessed. There is always something […]

Introducing AT&T’s New $45 GoPhone Rate & A SmartPhone #Giveaway!

AT&T GoPhone Freedom Kit Giveaway Prize

We recently switched from another provider to AT&T. I had written about the GoPhone over the summer and was so impressed with the service and coverage, we moved the whole family over to their family rate plan. We have been extremely happy with the service and I love how we have double the data of […]