Download and print this free lunch packing list to help with back-to-school season! Also get two of my kids' favorite lunch "recipes."

Back-To-School Lunch Ideas

August 4, 2018
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This post has been sponsored by Danimals, Glad, Hidden Valley Ranch, Horizon Organic, Kleenex, and NABISCO. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Can you believe it’s already back-to-school time?! I’m always a little sad to see summer come to

This refreshing limeade is the perfect mix of creamy and frosty, and a sure way to beat the heat this summer!

Frosty Limeade

July 12, 2018

One of my favorite ways to beat the summer heat is with a cold drink. I especially love drinks that find the perfect balance between tart and sweet, like this cool, creamy Frosty Limeade. It’s is so good! It’s sweetened

spread s'more love this summer by making these cute DIY s'mores kits for friends, family, and neighbors!

DIY S’mores Kits with Printable Tags

June 22, 2018

This post has been sponsored by HERSHEY’S + Jet Puffed + HONEY MAID. All thoughts and opinions are my own. One of my family’s favorite summertime activities is making s’mores. As soon as the weather starts to get warm towards

Put these tropical teriyaki skewers--featuring Smithfield Sweet Teriyaki Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin--on your menu this week, and you'll have a new favorite dinner the whole family will love!

Tropical Teriyaki Skewers

May 30, 2018
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Fresh Pork.  The opinions and text are all mine. With spring in full swing and summer not far behind, we are switching from cozy, cold weather dinners to

Celebrate Midsummer by making this easy and delicious poached salmon with dill sauce.

Scandinavian Events in June

May 26, 2018

Hello, friends! I have a few events coming up next month that I wanted to tell you about. The first is Pinners Conference, which I’ve already mentioned. It will be at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Friday, June 22nd and

This free printable laundry checklist will help your kids learn how to help with the laundry.

Printable Laundry Checklist

April 21, 2018
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This post has been sponsored by all® free clear laundry detergent. All thought and opinions are my own. My oldest kids are finally at ages where they can start helping out with more serious chores. All of the kids are

I've rounded up 5 menu ideas to help you plan dinners for those busy weeknights! These are some of my family's favorites.

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April 20, 2018
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Happy Friday, folks! The sun is finally out here in Oregon, and we are busy enjoying the warmer weather and sunshine, shuffling kids to and from soccer games, and planting our Spring garden. With all the activities going on during

Scandinavian Gatherings by Melissa Bahen

Pinners Conference & Book Updates!

April 12, 2018
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I have a few different pieces of exciting book news to share with everybody! First, I’ll be teaching two workshops at Pinners Conference in Minneapolis this summer. Pinners Conference MN just happens to coincide with Scandinavian Midsummer, so I thought