March 2012

This post brought to you by Scotts®. All opinions are 100% mine. Have you planted your garden or flowers yet for the year?? What will you be planting? I have not started my planting yet because I’m unsure if we are going to get anymore freezing temps or snow this season. The boys and I […]

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FREE Parenting Class: Picky Eaters

by Jill Bender on March 28, 2012

Picky Eaters Tuesday, March 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Northeastern Junior College, Room 230, Sterling, Colorado An informative session on how to manage those picky eaters. Visit the Children’s Hospital website for more information, to RSVP and RSVP for free child care.

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Sell by. Use by. Best by. Expiration. They are called many things and formatted many ways. THEY are code dates; dates that are assigned by the manufacturer to give a guideline of how long a product will be good. Maybe they should be called “good until” dates. Those dates can be very misleading and confusing though […]

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Homemade Corn Dogs

by Jill Bender on March 27, 2012

Does this photo invoke visions of big tall hats and ice cold lemonade for anyone else??? If it doesn’t you’re probably too young to remember Hot Dog on a Stick at the mall. I have been eyeing this homemade corn dog recipe that I tore out of Food Network magazine for quite some time. It […]


Giving back to our community #AllYouCFK

by Jill Bender on March 25, 2012

On Friday we made our Couponing for Good donation to The Family Tree in Wheat Ridge. The Family Tree will use the bags for their women/children crisis center. They actually keep the families at an undisclosed location so we dropped of our donation with the fabulous ladies at the corporate office. The Family Tree offers […]


Sometimes I think the world is spinning at a much faster pace than I can keep up! Or maybe it’s just that thing called life? Or gravity? Inertia? Whatever, it’s making me dizzy. So…. Hey, how’s it going? I haven’t written much lately, but we’re good. High school baseball and city soccer are in full […]


FREE Silk Fruit&Protein (facebook)

by Jill Bender on March 21, 2012

Silk is giving away 60 FREE 1/2 gallons (or quarts) of their new product Silk Fruit&Protein all natural juice blend each day through March 28! Head on over to the Silk Fruit&Protein facebook page!

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Smarties cupcake recipe

by Jill Bender on March 14, 2012

Who doesn’t love Smarties?!?! I have incorporated an all-time favorite into an all-time favorite; cupcakes!! This recipe is so great and you can make it with any color at all so that it can be used for any occasion or holiday! Blue/Red for July 4th, orange/yellow for Halloween, green/red for Christmas… Cupcake Ingredients: 1 box […]


I am beyond honored to bring this very post to you for many, many reasons. We are taking a bite out of Champions for Kids’ goal to mobilize one million people this month. I have tried to make this post shorter and I can’t so you have to read it all. As you  know, I […]