Schlitterbahn Kansas City to the Rescue for Family Fun!


Please note: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with US Family Guides Family time is so important to us. Our family time also revolves around getting quality time with our extended family. My husband is from Kansas City. Needless to say we travel to Kansas City every few months. During the summer, we love to find new activities to entertain our 3 boys! This summer we can't wait to make our first trip to Schlitterbahn Waterpark! Our middle son is having some a procedure done at Children's Mercy in June. We are turning our trip to Children's Mercy into a long weekend that begins with a trip to Schlitterbahn! ~~~~~ Get ready to dive in to a thrilling collection of water fun this summer. The Waterpark overflows with the Boogie Bahn inland surfing ride, six tubing slides and chutes, four tubing rivers including the world’s longest tidal wave river, 13 mini slides for kids, four relaxing beaches and a giant hot tub with a swim-up refreshment bar. Featuring: Verrückt, the … [Read more...]

MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron Family Time


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias I am Black Widow. Fine...I am a normal mom who is trying to deal with life's obstacles as a super hero. Hunter has been sick since he was about 4 months old. I think going through health problems as a family really helps put things into perspective. Quality family time is the most important thing in our home! Since Hunter started having procedures as a baby, we started letting him wear costumes to help make bad days better. I know it doesn't take away the pain or fear. However, role playing helps make those moments seem less scary. Lately we have been having a difficult time with Hunter's health again so we are counting down the days until MARVEL's The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Role playing also helps us build up anticipation for upcoming events like the May 1st release of MARVEL's The Avengers: Age of Ultron instead of thinking about more biopsies … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake Recipe


Strawberry Shortcake is one of my favorite desserts from my childhood. I remember going to the grocery store to pick up those delightful packages of shortcake, strawberries, and cool whip. While some things have changed since when I was a kid, my love of such a simple dessert has not! Join me in creating a fresh and gluten free version of Strawberry Shortcake. I like to use Nordic Ware Shortcake basket pan to create a similar shape to the store-bought kind. Print Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake Recipe Author: Natalie Z. Cook time:  15 mins Total time:  15 mins   Ingredients 1 stick butter 1 cup powdered sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup cornstarch 1 1⁄4 teaspoons baking powder Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degree. Cream butter and sugar using mixer. Mix in eggs and vanilla until combined. In a separate bowl, mix the cornstarch and baking powder together. Add butter mixture to cornstarch mixture until well blended. Fill the greased … [Read more...]

Make every day Earth Day with these tips


Spring time I am always trying to come up with more ways to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. There was a time when I put minimal effort into making green choices. However over time, I realized that really you CAN make a difference when you make minimal effort in lots of ways! I have compiled some of my favorite ways to live an eco-friendly lifestyle that do not cost a fortune. Beginning with 2 of my most popular posts: DIY Compost Bin and DIY Solar Oven ~Start your own Garden Starting your own garden does not require a lot of space, time, or money. For years, I stuck to containers only since we had limited space and moved often. Now we have a full garden with lots of edibles and pretty things to look at! Some of our favorite things to grow that have been low maintenance are greens, herbs, tomatoes, peppers, and strawberries. This year we are starting a few new things in the garden. The good thing about gardening is that it's okay to mess up! Those mistakes teach us what doesn't … [Read more...]

DIY Green Tea Lip Balm with Bigelow Tea


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AmericasTea #CollectiveBias March and April are my favorite times to go green with Saint Patrick's Day, Earth Day approaching, and who can forget the much anticipated Spring! When we start thinking about St. Patrick's Day, we immediately think of green everything even green tea, foods, etc... Green Tea is one of my favorite ways to enjoy tea. It has a nice subtle flavor for days when I want more tea but do not want a lot of caffeine. Bigelow Green Tea is available in original, lemon, pomegranate, mango, and so many more flavors. Bigelow Tea is found at many retailers including Walmart (my favorite place to stock up on tea). Bigelow Tea values doing their part in being sustainable {click here to read more about it}. It inspires me that such a well-known brand makes the effort to be green. Remember going green doesn't have to be difficult! I love to find ways to make green … [Read more...]