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BLT sandwich

How to Make the Best BLT Sandwich

This post is sponsored by Burgers’ Smokehouse. All opinions are our own. BLT sandwiches are a seasonal summer staple in my household. We only eat them during the hot months of the year when tomatoes are at their peak. Over the course of many years, I have sampled many a BLT and perfected what I […]

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Tidying Up: Alternative Places to Donate Items in Des Moines

Has your household felt the influence of Marie Kondo’s “Tidying Up?” Are you purging the items that no longer “spark joy” and are now driving around with bags and bags of stuff in your trunk? If this sounds like you, consider yourself just one of the millions of people joining the trend of minimalism and decluttering.  […]

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Hannah Geneser Learning Center and Safety Store

Hannah Geneser Learning Center and Safety Store at Blank Children’s Hospital

As a mom, I basically have two goals for my family: keep everyone safe and be budget conscious. Sometimes I get lucky and these things work in tandem, but more often than not I’m caught in a battle of trying to save money alongside making smart choices about everyone’s health and safety. The Hannah Geneser Learning […]

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