Important Steps to Home Ownership

This post is written and sponsored by U.S. Bank


So, you’re ready to make the big leap into home ownership? Good for you. Home ownership can be a great experience and holds a number of tangible and intangible benefits. But first, you need to actually buy that property, which, especially if this is your first home, can feel more than a little complicated.

Understanding the mortgage process

Since a home is arguably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, being prepared is key to having a successful experience. Doing some homework ahead of time – specifically on mortgage prequalification, the type of mortgage that’s best for you and determining how much home you can afford – will benefit you when it comes time to take the plunge.

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St. Patrick's Day Party Ideas

Tips to Throw a Great St. Patrick’s Day Party

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The International Housewares Association. All opinions are 100% mine. As many of you have probably already noticed, I like to use any excuse to party and celebrate with my family. St. Patrick’s Day is one of those days where we don our finest greenery,…

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Simple St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Craft for the Wee Little Ones

This fun and simple St. Patrick’s Day craft is perfect for teaching preschoolers about colors with a “wee bit” of Leprechaun magic. With St. Patrick’s Day happening this week, I wanted to do a fun little craft with my preschool group to get them excited for the day. I came up with this simple craft…

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Mexi Frito Pie

Manwich Mexi Frito Pie

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich. All opinions are 100% mine. There are so many fun things to celebrate this week, so I thought I’d share another recipe. With 3/14 being Pi Day, 3/18 being National Sloppy Joe Day, and then we have Manwich Monday coming up, I thought…

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Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie

What is Pi Day all about? It is the day for eating as many pies as you can, right? That sounds like an ideal way to spend a day. Okay, not exactly, but it should/could be! What better way to celebrate mathematics than with a delicious Lemon Meringue Pie. 3/14 is Pi Day and I…

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Honey Bunches of Oats Breakfast Biscuits

New Honey Bunches of Oats Breakfast Biscuits for On-the-Go

Whether we are running late for school, heading to ballet or soccer practice, or we are on a family roadtrip, eating in the car just seems to happen. I wish I could say I am the type of mom who always wakes up before the kids, and prepares a lovely full breakfast before school each…

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A Night of Marvel Universe Live

  Just what every super hero fan dreams of; getting to see their favorite super hero (or villain) in person. Now you can grant kids and adults alike,  who live for Marvel,  a unique experience with Marvel Universe Live.  Because I’ve got 3 boys who have liked every hero at one time or another (let’s…

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