Category: Roundups

My Holiday Gift Guide – 5 Gifts for Her Under $20

Everyone knows that lady: the one that is hard to buy for whether it be a white elephant exchange at work or a family holiday grab bag, maybe your mother in law. Whoever or wherever it is, we all have one and we can all relate!

Christmas is a fickle thing for us!  I love getting together with family and seeing friends who live out of town.  Of course the “magic” that surrounds the holiday is the icing on the cake!  However, I’ll be honest and say that shopping for gifts is one of my least favorite things to do!  We have so many family members and celebrations that we must keep a tight budget!  Because of that, I’m constantly on the look-out for those few key gifts that are perfect for just about any woman in my life!

So, without further adieu, here are my five favorite gifts for her under $20.


Celebrating Memorial Day Family Style: A Round-Up

This is the first year since T and I have been married that we aren’t camping over Memorial Day weekend! Can you believe it?!  This also means that I’m on the hunt for something for us all to do!  The boys will be spending the weekend with us, but R will be working, so it’ll be T, M, & I!  I decided since I was on the hunt, I’d put together a round-up of family friendly things to do in Iowa over the weekend!

So, let’s get started!

Iowa Veterans Cemetery – The Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa is breathtaking.  Pack up the family and take a visit to talk about Memorial Day and it’s original purpose!  What better place to do this than in the Iowa Veterans Cemetery?!  Check out what Jeni of Sincerely Iowa thought when she visited.


A Memorial Day Picnic Recipe Round-Up

Memorial Day Recipe Round-Up

Can you believe Memorial Day is almost here?!  In less than two weeks, we’ll be embarking on the first holiday weekend of the summer!  Memorial Day is typically the sign that summer is starting and a great time to get together with family and friends for a picnic!  There are so many delicious recipes, but how tasking to go from website to website finding the perfect ones!  I decided to snag some of my favorites of my own and also some of my blogger friends to share with you in one handy place!


Everyone knows that a good picnic has plenty of snacks on hand!  So, why not start off with these yummy snack mixes from my friend Val over at Corn, Beans, Pigs, & Kids?!

Sweet & Salty Corn Chips

Kid-Friendly Trail Mix

Image courtesy of Corn, Beans, Pigs, & Kids

 Caramel Crispix Mix