Easy and Kid-Friendly Day Hikes: Grotto Falls Utah

grotto falls day hikes in utah

The Grotto Falls trail is a fast and easy day hike along a shallow stream that ends at a nice waterfall. This is one of the easiest kid-friendly hiking trails we have ever done in Utah. The dirt trail to the falls is only .3 miles (making this hike total .6 miles round trip.) It only takes about 15 minutes! The Grotto Falls trail head is located on the Nebo Scenic Loop Road in Payson, Utah. It is not hard to find the well-marked trail … [Read more...]

Hiking Essentials for Family Day Hikes #BBBestSummerEver

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It is important to me to protect my family's skin from sun damage. I have partnered with Banana Boat® to share our favorite hiking essentials, including sun care products. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. My family does a lot of hiking together. We enjoy exploring new trails with our kids. Sometimes we go on short day hikes and other times, the hikes may take all day long. It just depends on where we go. You don't need to take along … [Read more...]

Ramen Noodle Salad Recipe (Perfect for Potlucks)

ramen noodle salad recipe

This Ramen Noodle Salad Recipe is perfect for potlucks. But there's no need to wait for a potluck dinner invitation. Go ahead and enjoy this delicious crunchy ramen coleslaw salad today. It's ready to serve in 15 minutes or less! The first time I had a Ramen Noodle Salad was at a family reunion dinner. There were so many people there that I never found out who made it so I could ask for the recipe. Leave it to good ole Pinterest to save the … [Read more...]

Super Fun Summer Learning Activities For Kids

Super Fun Summer Learning Activities For

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carson-Dellosa. I reviewed the free content on their website to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #SmarterSummer Summer vacation is one of the best times of the year at our house. I am just as ready for a break from school as my kids. That said, I don't want them to totally unplug their brains and forget the things they … [Read more...]

DIY Greeting Card Organizer Binder

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendSmiles #CollectiveBias My extended family keeps growing and growing. I'm about to become aunt (again) for the third time this year! Between my husband's family and mine, we have got tons of birthdays and occasions to keep up with throughout the year. The hardest ones for me to remember are all my nieces' and nephews' birthdays. I have … [Read more...]

Pack the Perfect Swim Bag for Kids (It’s a Cool Gift Idea, Too!)

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Banana Boat® . The opinions and text are all mine. My kids love to swim at the community pool in the summer. It's got a lazy river that goes all the way around it. They probably swim at least a hundred miles in that lazy river over the course of the summer. Swimming is a great way for them to get exercise and have fun while they are at it. Any mom who has taken kids to the pool … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Potato Salad Recipe (Uses Canned Potatoes!)

easy potato salad recipe

I have partnered with Cans Get You Cooking to share delicious recipes using canned foods. As part of the Canbassador program, I receive assets including recipes and information, as well as compensation for my blog posts. However, all opinions expressed are 100% my own. Summer BBQ season is in full swing. I think I eat more potato salads during the months of June, July and August than I do the rest of the year combined. In fact, I know it's … [Read more...]

Go on a BIG CRAZY FAMILY ADVENTURE with Travel Channel

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Exploring new places with my family is one of my favorite things to do. I think everyone should take time out for a family adventure. That's why I am excited to partner with The Travel Channel to tell you about their new family travel show, Big Crazy Family Adventure. I was provided the following assets including images and videos, as well as compensation for the blog post. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. A few years ago, my … [Read more...]

Summer Desserts: Layered Yogurt and Gelatin Squares

Yogurt and Gelatin Dessert

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Yoplait®. The opinions and text are all mine. Layer Yogurt and Gelatin for colorful, crowd-pleasing summer desserts! Yogurt isn't just for breakfast anymore! My kids and I eat a lot of yogurt - especially on hot summer days. Cool yogurt is a refreshing and wholesome snack. Have you heard of the Yoplait® drinkable yogurt "hack" yet? I tried it and it really works! I don't know why … [Read more...]