Category Archives: Melissa

  I love stir fry and we eat it at our house regularly. It’s a great way to use vegetables in your fridge and there are so many different combinations so I feel like I never get sick of eating it. It’s relatively easy to throw together a stir fry, but the time consuming part […]

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Toys“R“Us. All opinions are 100% mine. Christmas time is such a fun and magical time of year. We live in North Pole, Alaska so my kids are used to visiting Santa all year long since we live right down the road from the Santa […]

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One of my favorite things to do with my kids during Christmas time is to read a different Christmas book with them every night. It is a fun way to get into the Christmas spirit and to get to get excited about the upcoming holiday. I love getting into cozy jammies and wrapping up in […]

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We just had our first snow here in Alaska so I was in the mood for a nice pot of comforting and warm soup. This is the EASIEST chicken noodle soup and is ready in about 20 minutes! I like to use a can of chicken breast from Sam’s club to save on time and […]

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  Money. The single greatest cause of marital strife. But it’s an unavoidable part of modern life. If you haven’t had a serious talk about money in your relationship, then the time to start is now. Here’s the good news: while money woes can drive you apart, they can also bond you together. Talk together […]

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT. All opinions are 100% mine. Moving can be the greatest experience you’ll ever have. Maybe you’re buying your first home or upgrading to a larger home for a growing family. There are a lot of positive and wonderful things that come with finding […]

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Have you ever wondered why schools and educators push kids to read so much? After all, there are different kinds of intelligence. Why should there be so much focus on just one way of learning? Many have argued that our society–and education system–is too harshly slanted towards rewarding visual learners. Is the obsession with reading […]

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A dog is a major responsibility that can also enrich your life in many ways, so it’s important to approach the decision of whether or not to adopt a dog very carefully. If you’re considering adopting a dog on impulse after a trip to a pet store, for image reasons, or after the kids have […]

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Chinet® brand. All opinions are 100% mine. Are you looking for a super fast centerpiece idea for your 4th of July party? This one only took me a few minutes and you only need a few things to make it. It was so […]

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Hello, this is Kadie from the blog 7 Alive. I blog mostly about crafts, crochet, and DIY projects. Whatever crazy things are going on in my home you can find on my blog, and with 5 very energetic kids there are A LOT of crazy things going on. Summer is one of my favorite times […]

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