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5 Common Fundraising Mistakes that Might Be Hurting Your Organization

Fundraising is hard work, done with the best intentions in mind. While you might get caught up in the spirit of “doing good,” you could be doing it wrong. Whether it’s a communication failure or a lack of foresight, here are five mistakes you’ll want to avoid when…

Life Changes I Wish I’d Made Sooner

By the time I turned 25, I was sure my life was a single-lane highway.

A single-lane highway with no exits. As far as I was concerned, I was headed in the same direction, with no…

3 Easy Ways to Share Nature With Your Kids This Summer

There’s something about the summer that brings out the fun in kids. Long summer days without any thought of school foster the type of carefree living children relish every year. The only bad thing about the summer is it can go by really fast. As parents, it is important to…

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15 Marriage Tips in honor of our 15th Wedding Anniversary

My husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary this past Wednesday so I thought I'd share 15 marriage tips! We had a great evening out, enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Sutter Street Steakhouse in Folsom, I highly recommend them.  We strolled the streets of Historic Folsom and enjoyed sweet time together with…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on June 11, 2018 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Patriotic Party Menu

Yesterday on the blog I shared some summer entertaining tips that I hope you find useful this Memorial Day weekend or for 4th of July.  This is what I will be making this Memorial Day. I recently shared these tips on Studio 40 Live, the segment will air on Memorial Day and 4th of July watch Studio 40 Live on Fox 40 at 11 AM. 



Chips…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on May 22, 2018 at 12:42pm — No Comments

6 Summer Entertaining Tips

Bring on all the Summer entertaining and patriotic parties! I am so excited about Summer!!!! I love the longer daylight hours, grilling, eating with friends and family in the backyard and of course trying out all those Pinterest finds.  Along with summer entertaining, we have Memorial Day and the 4th of July right around the…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on May 21, 2018 at 3:56pm — No Comments

National Shrimp Day | 2 Shrimp Recipes to Enjoy with your Family!

Today is National Shrimp Day! I love shrimp, it cooks really fast and is delicious.  Here are two delicious shrimp recipes with Cucina Antica’s authentic Italian cooking sauces!  These recipes would be great to make tonight for dinner or even this weekend for Mom since it's Mother's Day weekend!  …

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Added by Jessica Briggs on May 10, 2018 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Lucky California | Dublin, CA

I am very excited to share with you about the all NEW Lucky California in Dublin This grocery store is absolutely gorgeous and has amazing prices.  It reminds me of a Sprouts and Whole Foods Market but with Lucky prices.  If you live in Dublin, Livermore, or the Bay Area make this your go-to store for all your grocery needs.…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on May 9, 2018 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Celebrate Mom | Download this Mother's Day Free Printable

Here is an easy Mother's Day gift idea! Print out these FREE printables and take a picture of your child or children holding the sign they choose.  You could make a photo backdrop, or go outside with natural photo lighting.  



I teach a Sunday School class of 1st through 3rd graders at my local…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on May 7, 2018 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Teacher Appreciation Week 2018

National Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday of the first full week in May, the entire week is celebrated as Teacher Appreciation Week.  This year it is celebrated May 7th through May 11th. If you need some ideas here's what I am doing this Teacher Appreciation Week.



Teachers are such a gift I am sure you know they are some of the…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on April 30, 2018 at 10:19am — No Comments

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is quickly approaching, here is a DIY Photo Gift Idea along with some of my favorite Mother's Day gifts throughout the years.  I love pictures, and I must say these Mod Podge Photo Letters were really easy to make and I love the way they turned out.



What you need:

1. Paper Mache Letters (I found at…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on April 17, 2018 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Easy Avocado Egg Roll Recipe

I love the Avocado Egg Rolls at The Cheesecake Factory and after making pork egg rolls and crab cream cheese wonton's with my boys it made me crave avocado egg rolls.  I decided I…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on April 4, 2018 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Take Out at Home | Easy Egg Roll and Crab Cream Cheese Wonton Recipe

Going out to eat can add up quickly, I love take-out food, but I have learned that eating at home is definitely more cost-effective, that’s true if you are a single person or a large family.  It is nice to go out as a family and not have to clean-up.  It's nice to go out on Date Night, but it is just as fun to cook at home for date…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on April 3, 2018 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Easter Table Décor on a Budget

Our family celebrates Easter with all the cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents for an annual Easter Egg hunt.  We have done a variety of get-togethers that have included brunch; we have had picnics at the park, and dinner gatherings. 

If you are hosting an Easter get-together there are ways to stretch…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on March 24, 2018 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Easter Peeps Treats

Easter is upon us!  Any of these Peeps Treats would be great creations to make with your kids while they are on Spring Break or for any Easter get-togethers.  I have a child with an April birthday so these are even fun for birthday Easter-themed treats. 

Last year I made Peep Fruit Kabobs and they were…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on March 23, 2018 at 3:51pm — No Comments

10 Spring Break Sacramento Staycation Ideas to Enjoy with Kids

I am so happy to be collaborating this post with fellow Sacramento Mom Blogger Ashley Newell.  I met Ashley through bloggingInstagram, and Facebook.  Ashley knows great local spots to visit and eat.  She is a mom to three little’s,…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on March 19, 2018 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Pi Day Celebrate with PIE!

Every year on March 14th Pi Day is celebrated.  I love any excuse to make math and learning fun, so in honor of Pi Day this year we are eating PIE all day!  I thought I would share these easy food recipes our family will be eating so you join in the fun in celebrating Pi Day. 

First a little refresher on Pi.  Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on March 14, 2018 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Saint Patricks Day Fun

Last year a friend of ours hosted a St. Patrick's Day party and it was so much fun.  Everyone brought green desserts and St. Patrick's theme inspired food.  It was a beautiful Spring day the kids enjoyed playing outside and filling up on all the green goodies.  There are two great tips, celebrate the holiday with your neighbors and friends, it…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on March 14, 2018 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Knotts Berry Farm | Affordable Family Fun

We recently visited Knott’s Berry Farm a Southern California favorite named America’s First Theme Park. With dozens of rides, shows, and attractions in four themed areas, fun is always in season at Knott’s Berry Farm. Splash down the Timber Mountain Log Ride, and stroll through the Park’s Old West Ghost Town® or hang with the PEANUTS gang in Camp Snoopy, the land of high sierra…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on March 14, 2018 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Madame Tussauds Hollywood

Our family went on a family vacation to Los Angeles in January and my husband and I had talked about taking our boys (ages 10, 8, 6 and 2) to Madame Tussauds Hollywood Wax Museum.  My husband and I had visited many years ago before we had kids.  We were a little unsure if our kids would enjoy it.  We thought they probably won’t know most…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on February 20, 2018 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Celebrate Dr. Seuss and National Read Across America Day

March 2nd, 2018 is National Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss's Birthday!



Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books,…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on February 10, 2018 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Valentines Family Fun

I love to take the current holiday or season and celebrate with my family, even the simple ones like Valentines, or those fun National Day's.  In life, we can get so busy with work, homework, and activities that we don't take time to pause and just appreciate the little things.  

I love this quote that I've heard before "Enjoy the little things in…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on February 1, 2018 at 8:47pm — No Comments

DIY Game Day Snack Stadium

Are you getting ready for the big game?  Here is a DIY Snack Stadium idea that I have used before and love the way it turned out.

I am not a big football fan, I am really not a sports fan of any kind.  Growing up my dad was a HUGE football fan, a Raider fan to be exact.  We went to games, practice games and autograph signings, we drove hours to these…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on January 20, 2018 at 10:26pm — No Comments

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