Toasted Ham and Apple Open-Faced Sandwiches

Toasted Ham and Apple Baguette

I am so over the heat. I’m not sure if this has been a record breaking hot summer, but it sure has felt like it. I can’t remember a summer where we have had so many days in the triple digits. I have been racking my brain for dinner ideas that won’t heat up the house, and I have shared some of those ideas with you. However, I have yet to share any toaster oven recipes. Because I just received the new Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster to try, I have no excuses.  With ingredients I usually have on hand, I came up with a totally simple snack/appetizer/entree: Toasted Ham and Apple Open-Faced Sandwiches.

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Ways to Show Support to a Friend Trying or Struggling to Conceive

Ways to Show Support to a Friend Trying or Struggling to Conceive

The decision to have a baby can be such an exciting time! It’s a time filled with hoping and excitedly wondering if “this is the month” that it’s going to happen. However, for many it can also be a time of frustration, anxiety and wondering if this is “finally the month” that it’s going to…

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Lice Prevention Collection from SoCozy

Lice Prevention Collection from SoCozy

It’s no secret that I love Miss Bea’s hair. Her long, red locks are so fun to style, brush, and just admire. She gets compliments nearly anywhere we go, but as Bea gets older, and her hair gets longer, we battle the tangles so much more. If we don’t take care of her hair with…

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The Perfect Picnic on the Beach

The Perfect Picnic on the Beach

“This is a sponsored conversation written by me of behalf of Ball Park® brand. The opinions and text are all mine.” For many, grilling is associated with pool parties and backyard bashes. The recent Finest Grillathon got me thinking about the ways we like to grill. Unlike the Guinness World Record winners, Andrew Battistelli and Susan…

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Nominate Your School for a Chance at $1,000

Nominate Your School for a Chance at $1,000

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson. The opinions and text are all mine. Whether your school’s music program has been cut, P.E. coaches have been laid off, or perhaps your school library is in need of serious help, most of us likely have a school that could use extra…

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Swiffer and Habitat for Humanity

Swept Away By Swiffer

As the “Clever Housewife” I have been asked to be a part of a very cool team over the course of the next year. To bring you cleaning tips, help around your home, more joy with your loved ones, and ultimately, the Swiffer Effect, I am one of the Swiffer Fanatics! The Swiffer team brought…

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What makes your home Truli Home? Enter to win $25K

Finding a Home Where You Can Be You

I received compensation for this post as part of a promotional program with Trulia and MomSelect. All opinions expressed are my own. Have you ever lived somewhere that just didn’t feel like home? It’s not a fun feeling, that’s for sure. Granted, I believe home is where the heart is, and we should be able to…

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Inspiration for your home's exterior

Inspiration for Your Home Exterior

As most of you know, I’ve been knee deep in home renovations. We’ve already done a lot on the inside, but now it’s time to give our home exterior some attention. We all know that curb appeal and exterior esthetics is all important to make your home feel like your castle. My talented Hubs has…

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