Easy Crockpot Tortilla Soup Video Tutorial No Comments

Wondering what to make for dinner tonight? Try my easy recipe for tortilla soup. This is my mother in-law's recipe and has become a family staple at our house. I love this because you can dump everything into the crockpot in less than a minute, click the crockpot on and forget about it until dinner time! My house ends us smelling like yummy soup all day Read more

NextGen Animal Responders No Comments

Dawn and Shedd Aquarium are working together to inspire next generation of wildlife enthusiasts. Teachers that teach fifth through eighth grade now have the opportunity to learn about  NextGen Animal Responders. This is a program that focuses on environmental and science literacy, students will work with the Shedd Aquarium to learn and connect to nature. Students who are in an urban setting may not have Read more

How to Choose a Crafting Machine No Comments

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Try our tasty chocolate chip cookie recipe No Comments

Over the last 18 years, since moving away from home, I've been on the hunt to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. With some work and taste testing, I think we've come up with the perfect tasty chocolate chip cookie recipe that's sure to be a hit. Personally, I think the secret is the Ghirardelli chocolate chips. But you'll have to taste them to Read more

Female Entrepreneurs in Outdoor Industry No Comments

We love learning from other women. Today's female entrepreneur interview is with Amy from Action for Healthy Kids.  Amy graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with a Masters in Public Health and now lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with her husband and two daughters. We believe in living your passion. And because we believe in the importance of instilling a healthy lifestyle at an early age, 5% Read more

Snowflake Bird Feeder Craft No Comments

How to make a Snowflake Bird Feeder Craft We love spending time together making crafts, especially in these colored months. We love watching the birds in our yard from our kitchen table. Today we've put together a fun snowflake bird feeder craft that you can create with your kids. We worked on this with our 2 and 5 year old and they both enjoyed making them. Materials: Chenille Read more

10 Fitness Program Tips For Long Term Success No Comments

This year, it’s all about health. I mean, you have said you are going to get into shape before, but this is your year. The key to success this year is to prepare yourself. Working out is something that is mind over matter. When you need to get into shape, finding the right fitness program can be hard. I decided to buckle down and look Read more

Can you believe that January is almost here? As much as I love the holiday season, it’s refreshing to see the start of New Year and what it will bring. There are some exciting things happening in January in relationship to birds. Let me tell you about these fun events. National Bird Day On January 5th, you should know that it’s National Bird Day. On National Bird Read more

Are Healthy Prepared Meals a Myth? No Comments

Healthy Prepared Meals seem like an oxymoron - but some companies provide amazing products that are healthy and delicious. Check out our favorites! Having a healthy meal each night at my house sometimes seems unrealistic. I’m a working mom that has three kids and a husband. Life is crazy in so many ways. However, I made a commitment a long time ago that I needed to Read more