HUGE Giveaway {$950 worth of prizes}

It’s an odd thing that you learn when you start blogging … that other bloggers are SO helpful, SO friendly, SO willing to share what they’ve learned, SO great about helping you to grow your blog.  I had no idea blogworld was like this.  None whatsoever!  It’s a great community.  It motivates me and makes me work even harder to put out my best work.

Anyway … Abbey from The Cards We Drew is one of these awesome bloggers I’ve been fortunate enough to meet along the way.  This week is her birthday, and in celebration, she wanted to throw a party.  Best part, though?  It’s one of YOU that get to take home all the loot.  Or, actually, THREE of you!!  There are a bunch of awesome bloggers giving away gift cards plus some great vendors!!  We’re giving away over $950 worth of prizes for three lucky winner (U.S. residents only–sorry). You can enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below, but first check out the great prizes and bloggers involved and please be sure to read the fine print!

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Gluten Free Pancake Poppers {Kids In The Kitchen}

Good afternoon!!

I mentioned last week that I was participating in this ‘Kids In The Kitchen’ series for a variety of reasons.  One of which is that I want and NEED my boys to be able to make healthy food choices when they get a bit older.  I want them to be able to feed themselves when they leave for college (something other than McDonald’s and Ramen Noodles).  College for them is a million years away in my mind, but developing healthy eating habits can (and should) start now.  So, challenge accepted, and here is our first project … Breakfast!

Yesterday, as an entire family, we made Gluten-Free Pancake Poppers!

Gluten Free Pancake Poppers  |  View From The Fridge

Owen and Charlie start Preschool in three weeks.  They will be going three days a week for three hours each day (9am – noon).  I’m not gonna lie … I’m kinda secretly excited for ‘school’ to start, but that does mean our mornings are going to get quite a bit more hectic on those days.  With two ‘spirited’ and energetic boys running around the minute they wake up AND a newborn, I struggle to get anywhere before 10am.  School starts at 9 (which means we leave the house at 8:45), and therefore I need some quick ideas for healthy breakfasts!!!  Also breakfasts that they will eat without a fight!

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Wood Doll Pin Wreath

Good morning!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  We did … watched a movie outside, boating for some of us, bridal showering and BBQ’ing for the rest of us, plus some long walks, a couple beaches, and several miles in the car  (this is quite an understatement)!!

Anyway, I did happen to get one super quick project done over the weekend.  This morning, I’m over at Juggling Act Mama sharing a project that sincerely took me less than a half hour to complete (perfect for our crazy house here).  It’s a wreath made up of 68 wooden doll pins.  Check it out:

Doll Pin Wreath from View From The Fridge.  Simple and neutral.  Perfect for all seasons!


This wreath involved zero glue, zero paint, and zero of anything messy.  I made it at the kitchen counter while I smiled at Ben in his bouncy seat and watched the boys playing in the backyard.  It’s going on our front door and is the start of my Fall decorating around here!  So … stop over, say ‘hello’ to Ang at Juggling Act Mama, and see how easy this wreath was to make!

JAM tutorial



Have you guys started your Fall decorating yet or are you holding on to every last bit of Summer?  I’m just not ready to admit that Summer is almost over.  Here’s to one last week of Summer (in my head, Summer ends at Labor Day … Boo!)!!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Summer Spotlight {Making It In The Mountains}

Yep … it’s Friday already (this is not a complaint. at. all.).  Let me be the first to officially welcome you to your weekend (well almost).  And … since it’s Friday, it’s time to share with you one of our favorite bloggers.  This week it’s MY turn to feature someone, and I’m so thrilled to be able to share a little bit about Kristi from Making it in the Mountains!

Summer Spotlight Series


The Summer Spotlight is a collaborative effort to showcase great ideas from a different talented blogger each Friday throughout the summer months. Follow my co-hosts and I online to see the great ideas we share year-round:

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