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Natural Goodness for Your Tween’s Bathroom Sink

Natural Goodness for Your Tween’s Bathroom Sink has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturalGoodness #CollectiveBias

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I love spring and the promise and changes that it brings. The promise of melting snow. The promise of tulips and daffodils. A promise of baby animals and birds. A promise of lush green grass and trees. And even the promise of mud. Lots and lots of mud. Out here in Eastern Iowa, spring really doesn’t really start until April.

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Interview w/ Mary Casanova – 2015 American Girl of Year Author

We’re pretty big fans of American Girl dolls out here in Eastern Iowa. It might seem silly to love dolls, but my Grandma Ruth used to make homemade dolls for all of her granddaughters and I remember beautiful German dolls from my childhood.  With three daughters from 4 -10 years old, it’s a safe bet that we have a lot of dolls in our house. I was pretty excited when Grace, 2015 American Girl of the Year, showed up at our barn in late January and even more excited to read her story – written by Mary Casanova.

Grace Doll and Book interview with Mary Casanova author of American Girl doll of the year 2015 books

In Casanova’s book, Grace, Grace heads to Paris to help out her pregnant American aunt and French uncle in their French pastry shop. To bond with her French cousin, work in the shop, and tour around Paris, Grace needs to learn to speak French. Casanova’s description of Grace learning French was exactly the way I learned German when my family moved to Germany when I was 6 1/2 years old. My girls and I loved following Grace through Paris as she worked with her family and brainstormed ways to start up her own business as well. We were very excited about the opportunity to interview Mary Casanova about her experience writing the book we really enjoyed.

Mary Casanova- Interview with American Girl Doll of the Year 2015 author

Inspirational Interview w/ Mary Casanova – 2015 American Girl of Year Author

After my girls and I read the book Grace, we compiled the list of questions for Mary together, and I love the insight she gives, not only on her new series Grace, but also her experience working with American Girl, and inspiration for aspiring writers as well. Following are the questions we asked her and the answers she gave!
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Nutrish For Cats – Review & Easy Grill Salmon Recipe

“I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Nutrish for Cats. I received a sample of Nutrish for Cats to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

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Although I don’t share too often about our cats, they are important members of our family, and today I’ve got information about Rachel Ray’s natural new cat food called Nutrish. Since I’ve posted about the animals we have on our homestead – our chickens and our Great Pyrenees dog – it’s high time I share a bit about our cats, too!

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Keep Clean and Finish Summer Bucket Lists #showusyourmess #pmedia

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With four messy farm kids, keeping clean can be a real challenge — especially in my car. Despite my best intentions of enforcing a no-eating policy in the car, it just isn’t practical. We’re a rural family and on the go a lot, and food and snacks just make most of our trips easier. Because of the messes my kids are famous for making, I have to carry cleaning products in my car or it’s just downright embarrassing for me.

Keep Clean and Finish Summer Bucket Lists #showusyourmess #pmediaI picked up a canister of Wet-Nap wipes and a box of Wet-Nap packets at Walmart to leave in my purse and car earlier in the summer. Strong and soft Wet-Nap wipes enable me to clean sticky fingers and cheeks in the blink of an eye {and they moisturize with aloe, too}. Honestly, there’s not much worse than opening a car door to retrieve a kid and finding a mess in the back of my car. And let me tell you how often THAT happens! {Who me??? I don’t make messes…nope.}
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