How To Get Rid Of Bugs In Your Backyard & Enjoy Your Backyard BBQ!

I absolutely LOVE summertime. Here in Minnesota we get precious few months to enjoy WARM weather so we tend to take advantage of every single minute of it. One thing that really puts a damper on the mood is mosquitoes and uninvited bugs at our backyard party! We often joke that the mosquito should be […]

Create Your Own Outdoor Oasis On A Budget!

I have always wanted an outdoor oasis where I could sit and relax and enjoy my gorgeous country view. I work in the garden all Summer long and having a relaxing spot to take a break is much needed! Not to mention the fact that after I put the kids to bed and the house […]

DIY Water Bomb Flowers Pool Toy & Game Idea

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stearns Puddle Jumpers®. All opinions are 100% mine. After a failed trip to the Waterpark of America this Winter we realized that our kids were all afraid of the water. We knew we needed to do something to change this before Summer came. We […]

Plow & Hearth Solar Path Lights {Review & $50 Gift Card Giveaway}

I love Fall because it means that we get to decorate the inside of the house with pumpkins and fun fall colors. It means hot cider and cozy sweaters and it also means that it gets dark a whole lot earlier. We love to entertain family and friends at our house and our outdoor lighting […]

Sand Play Fun With HABA Sun Bistro Big Sand Breakfast!

The Fall chill is in the air but that doesn’t stop my kids from squeezing in every last day of play in the sand! Our Summer’s here in Minnesota are short so we savor every minute of tolerable outdoor weather. One thing my kids LOVE to do with sand is pretend to cook with it. […]

Outdoor Storage Solutions For Summer!

I am SO excited for Summer! We had the longest Winter ever here and we really haven’t seen nice weather yet. Our snow finally melted and now it’s been raining everyday since then. That hasn’t put a damper on my excitement though and last night I went shopping for gardening supplies and seeds. I bought […]

Add Big Fun To Your JumpSport Trampoline With The Basketball Hoop Set!

We absolutely LOVE our JumpSport Elite 14′ Trampoline. It’s been the source of much entertainment for not only us, but for our friends and their kids! It’s something that gets used on a daily basis here and it even held up great over the Winter. We took down the net and the mat and left […]

Water Play Fun in Minnesota! Our Pool & Lake Adventures this Summer!

We’ve been having a great Summer but truly our best swimming time here in Minnesota is late July/August. When most of you are wrapping up Summer fun we are just getting warm enough to start! We have been having a lot of water fun this year between the lake and our little pool in our […]

How to Grow Patio Tomatoes!

I wouldn’t exactly say I have a green thumb but I’m trying really hard this year to grow a bunch of veggies! I’m so excited to be gardening and honestly with 3 kids under 5 I have to look for ways to save time in doing it. If there is a way I can eliminate […]

101 Days of Summer Play {Banana Boat Party + Giveaway!}

In honor of Banana Boat’s 101 Days of Summer Play campaign we had the opportunity to host a party. Banana Boat is on a mission to get kids active and outdoors. With many kids spending 7.5 hours per day glued to their electronics, Banana Boat wants to inspire parents and their children to get back […]

We Bought A Jet Ski! Our first spin around the lake this year!

My husband has been dreaming of owning a jet ski forever. We have a family cabin on a lake here in Minnesota that we love to go to all Summer long. We have been dying to get out on the water! This Winter he bought a jet ski that needed some work and fixed it […]

Huffy Moms On Bikes! Who Doesn’t Want To Ride Away From The Laundry??

At 4 MPH It Can Outrun Anything Even Laundry!! I just love that poster! I am proud to be a Huffy Ambassador again this year and bring you all of our family biking adventures. Now that we are living in the country I get to meander along our quiet country roads! Last year I showed […]

Things To Do in Minnesota: Ruttger’s Resort on Bay Lake {Our Resort Stay Part 2}

If you missed out on my first Ruttger’s Resort post then you definitely need to head over and read up on their amazing lodging. Our stay was fantastic from start to finish and there is so much to talk about that I’ve had to split it up by categories; lodging, activities and food! When we […]

Step2 Naturally Playful Woodland Climber Packs Big Fun For Little Ones!!

Our weather here in Minnesota has been so “silly” as Danika likes to say. One day we had a record high of 90 degrees and we were running through the sprinkler and the next we were pulling in my tomato plants because it was going to frost! One thing that isn’t predictable in Minnesota is […]

Lodging In Minnesota: Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge {Our Resort Stay Part 1}

My hubby and Carson I haven’t shared about my Mother’s Day weekend with you yet and I’m so excited to give you all the juicy details now! My husband and I had a trip down to Woodbury planned for Wednesday night until Friday and we planned on leaving Danika and Aiden with family and just […]

14′ JumpSport Elite Trampoline Review!!

As many of you know last July we moved out to the country and we now reside on 10 beautiful acres. My kids LOVE to play outside and so do we! We have always wanted to add a trampoline to our backyard as it is the perfect way to play as a whole family and […]

Do It Yourself Vertical Garden!

I am SO excited to be planting a garden this year. It’s exciting to finally have a yard big enough for a huge garden! If you don’t have a yard that is big enough for a garden then check out this really neat DIY vertical garden idea! It’s SO cool! Source: Bridgman Leave me a […]

Finally Time For Spring Walks With Carson!

So our Spring came early last month and we were so excited about the nice temps and unseasonably warm weather. Then we got 8” of snow dumped on us and everyone got a little depressed. It finally looks like our nice Spring weather should be coming back again! I’m so excited to go for walks […]