A Little About My Cray Side with Ancestry.com #surnameproject

Thanks to Ancestry.com for sponsoring today’s post and helping me create a family tree! A funny thing has been happening to my last name lately. Have you seen it? (The t-shirt is from Kohl’s.) Yup, my last name is Cray. Well, my maiden name, but I still use it much of the time. I always…

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Family Road Trip: Visiting Baltimore's Inner Harbor @BaltimoreMD

Many thanks to Visit Baltimore, who provided guest passes to facilitate our review.  If you’ve been following along, you might recall my recent post about our trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Well, that wasn’t all we did that day! I’ve been meaning to tell you about the rest of our East Coast family…

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Grill Recipes: Grilled Peach and Onion Chutney #StartYourGrill #Shop

This post about sausage recipes for the grill has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias “Happy wife, happy life.”  True story, for sure. But you know what else is true? That the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And this wife is about…

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Why wash more dishes than you have to? Tribest Personal Mason Jar Blender @TribestLife

This post about mason jar blenders was brought to you by Tribest, who provided a sample product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. Things I have: a beautiful day, some kid-free time, a home office view that can’t be beat and a big peach coconut smoothie. …

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Zucchini Recipes: Zucchini Shepherd’s Pie

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And so it begins. The zucchini onslaught. Please send zucchini recipes, STAT! In fact, it’s almost Sneak Some Zucchini onto your Neighbor’s Porch Day. (Although that usually works better at night.) See, at this time of year, at least here in Pennsylvania, zucchini plants are in super production mode, and we gardeners often find ourselves with…

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How to be a less crappy friend (with some help from @Hallmark #ValueCards)

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop about creative card ideas has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. We all know that when you have a new baby, you kind of get a “pass” when it comes to what’s going on…

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Freelancing? One Line to Include Every Time You Talk Money

Hey, I’m a freelancer! It still weirds me out a little to say it out loud, but I’m beginning to accept the fact that I’ve made it through over a year of self-employment… and you know what? It’s working! Outside the cubicle! Who expected that!? So, now that I have a little time and experience…

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So, about those fitness goals…

It’s been a while since I gave you all an update on my fitness goals, so here goes. That old story about breastfeeding leading to weight loss? Farce, I tell you. Total farce. Or at the very least, a phenomenon that only happens to some moms. In my case, I don’t lose a pound. I’ve been…

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