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Rules for Living with a Teenage Daughter {printable}


As both of our daughters are becoming young adults right before our eyes, I’m reminded of the piece of paper I’ve had hanging on our fridge for the last 12+ years.  Rules for Living with a Teenage Daughter.   Successfully raising a teen is no simple task.  It’s something that requires, patience, time and attention. Plus, as a parent, you often don’t know if you’ve done a good job until your teen is grown.

6 Rules for Living with a Teenage Daughter + free printable at

We only have 2 years left and we will no longer have a teenage daughter, but I’m happy to say, my husband and I have very happy, loving and close relationships with both of our daughters and I have to think if we made it that way thru the teen years, the rest should be a piece of cake…..right? lol

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Buffalo Chicken Pizza + Baking Steel {GIVEAWAY}


Homemade pizza is easy, cheap, and fun!  While you can never go wrong with traditional cheese or pepperoni, Buffalo Chicken Pizza is one that never disapoints!  You can cook your own chicken (or use a rotisserie chicken), shred and simmer in your favorite buffalo sauce for this recipe, but if you plan ahead, you can make a batch of Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Buffalo Chicken for the ultimate Buffalo Chicken Pizza recipe!

Buffalo Chicken Pizza at

As much as my family loves to grill pizza outside on the grill (using flour tortillas), we have never had a lot of luck making a good pizza in the oven. So often the crust will turn out limp or even soggy, even when I use my pizza stone. I actually made a this Buffalo Chicken Pizza a few months ago when I saw it on Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom . While we LOVED the idea and the flavor, my pizza was soggy.  Why does this happen?  Simply put, home ovens just can’t get as hot as a commercial or stone pizza oven. A high temperature (yielding a quick cook time) gives pizza that beautiful, crispy crust we all crave.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago when I discovered the Baking Steel.  When it comes to creating that perfect crust at home, the Baking Steel is what you need for making pizza at home! Why? The Baking Steel is similar to a baking stone, by storing heat energy and conducting it into the bottom of the pizza yielding a faster bake, a crisper crust and better flavor. The difference is that the steel has superior heat capacity and conductivity, making it all the better at delivering the kind of crisp, well-browned crust that you used to only be able to get from commercial pizza ovens.  Read more about the science behind the baking steel — you’ll be sold like I was.

The awesome people behind the Baking Steel noticed my interest when I pinned it, and asked if I would like to give it a try. Uh, yes please! {click to continue}

Smores and More Treat Recipes | I’m Lovin’ It

S'mores and More! Treat recipes at

  It’s party time again! Every Thursday evening I invite you to come link up your best projects, recipes, crafts and more  to I’m Lovin’ It , so that we can all be inspired by your incredible talents! It’s hard to believe this is week 222.   I can’t tell you how much I enjoy going thru all the posts linked […]

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The ONLY Stain Remover you’ll ever need!

The ONLY stain remover you'll ever need! This miracle cleaner has worked on every stain from set in grease, to yellow arm pits, to chocolate and more! details at

  I have tried many methods of removing stains from clothing over the years. This homemade spot remover really does the job, and it is inexpensive and easy to make.  The other day when I was mixing up a fresh bottle of my favorite homemade stain remover, I realized I have never shared it here on […]

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Biscoff Crunch Ice Cream Cake

Biscoff Crunch Ice Cream Cake recipe at

  This easy ice cream cake is made with Biscoff cookies, vanilla ice cream, Biscoff Spread, and rice cereal.   It’s hard to believe that by the time you are reading this post, we will have dropped Allison off at college, making us empty nesters.  Those words are REALLY hard to swallow.  I can’t even phathom how […]

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Back to School Printables & Organization | I’m Lovin’ It

10 Back to School free printables and organization ideas at

  The middle of August signals the end of summer and back to school for many.  We will move Allison into her dorm room this weekend – I’m SO not ready for it!  Although I am enjoying the extra time we are spending together this week.  I know she wont admit it, but I think she’s a […]

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How to Decorate Around a Television #Techoration

Family Room makeover at #Techoration

  It’s hard to believe we’ve been in this house a year already!  If you remember, we hadn’t moved in 16 years…….it was so fun to finally have a new home to decorate!!! The family room is the center of our home.  It’s the first room you see when you walk in the front door, and […]

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Sour Cream Pancakes with Cranberry Maple Syrup and Turkey Bacon

Fluffy Turkey Bacon Pancakes with Cranberry Maple Syrup recipe at

  Get a layered taste explosion with Turkey Bacon pancakes dripping in Cranberry Maple syrup.  The perfect tart, tangy, sweet and salty breakfast the whole family will love. Last week my girls and I drove to Kansas City to stay with my friend Kristen.  Allison was there to meet her new college room mate, who […]

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Terrific Treats for After School | I’m Lovin’ It

10 Terrific Treat recipe ideas for After School at

  It’s that time again…back to school time! I always love to have special treats to feed my girls when they would come home from school. Looks like this year I will have to be shipping them off in a goodie box to college! When I was going thru all the great ideas linked up to last week’s linky party, […]

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