When It Comes To Essential Oils and Home Remedies, I’m A Beginner


When it comes to essential oils and home remedies, I’m a beginner. I need some step-by-step tutorials, recipes and safety information to help me feel good about moving forward.

Some of my friends are essential oils and home remedy experts, while others want to get serious and learn more advanced information.

Regardless of where you’re at, I’m so excited to introduce you to something created just for us, to equip us with more confidence, skills and know-how as we use herbs and essential oils in our own home. 

It’s called the Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle.

What is the Herbs & Essential Oils Bundle?

It’s a collection of 20 eCourses, eBooks and printables that bring together science-backed, time-honored remedies and information, in one comprehensive package, at a price that’s too good to miss.

With these resources at our fingertips, we’ll be able to:

  • Separate fact from fiction as we choose quality herbs and essential oils.
  • Confidently prepare salves, syrups, tinctures, and teas.
  • Properly dilute oils for topical use.
  • Learn blending principals for aromatic use.
  • Incorporate essential oils into easy and effective herbal remedies.
  • Know which herbs are safe for pregnancy, babies and children.
  • Use printables to organize your essential oils for safety and ease of use.
  • Create beauty products, herbal baths, and even gifts for friends and family.

How much does it cost?

You can get this entire herbs and essential oils library, worth over $400, for less than $30. That’s 92% off what it would cost to buy everything individually!

(Not to mention, it’s the price of one doctor or hospital copay, or filling a prescription or two.)


With the bundle, you’ll also receive a special coupon for 50% off bulk herbs and essential oils! Redeemable at Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary, a full-service apothecary and clinic offering small batch hand-made herbal products to enhance your health and wellbeing.

Limited Time Availability

The bundle is available for just 6 days, from now until Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. That’s why the Ultimate Bundles team can offer so much, because they only have permission to sell it for such a short period of time.

If you think getting all these herb & essential oil resources for less than $30 sounds like a steal, then make sure to go HERE to see exactly what it includes and grab yours before this deal ends!

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My Husband’s Experience with Knee Surgery Pain and LivRelief Ultra Strength Natural Pain Relief Cream

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This post is sponsored by LivRelief.

Do you suffer from aches and pains?

Last year my husband had knee surgery. I don’t know much about knee surgery, but this was his second knee surgery, and I could tell it can be very painful. Ever since the surgery he has had an ongoing pain in his knee, and every since high school he has had pain in his shoulder.

When LivRelief asked us to test out their product, needless to say, he was excited to give it a try. As soon as it arrived in the mail, my husband applied it immediately. I guess I don’t blame him.

I asked him about his thoughts.

I received LivRelief at the perfect time for some chronic knee and shoulder pain from previous injuries. I was surprised at how quickly the pain disappeared! There was no odor and it didn’t leave an oily residue like Mineral Ice usually does. There was also no burning or tingling.

My curiousity arose. I proceeded to ask him how quickly the pain disappeared.

The pain was gone within minutes and the pain relief lasted for 1-3 hours, depending on the quantity that I used. The heavier I applied it, the longer it lasted. I have used it several times since, and I always feel the pain relief immediately.

Being a little bit of a skeptic, I pushed him a little further. So it works just like other products do? It takes away the pain for a little?

I have tried other products for the chronic pain but nothing has worked except for LivRelief. It truly is unlike any other product out there.

If you know my husband, he’s not the type to give optimistic thumbs up to any product. He’s very much a critic, and would never give something such a positive review unless he meant it.

This led me to investigate a little further. What is this product? Who made it? What is it about it that makes it work so well?

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Why does it work so well?

LivRelief products are the only ones that use Delivra, a patent-pending transdermal delivery system. Delivra delivers LivRelief’s active ingredients deep beneath the skin, addressing pain at its source.

  • IT’S NATURAL: More than 90 percent of LivRelief’s ingredients are natural, and that includes its active ingredient, capsaicin, found in hot peppers and known for its antioxidant, anti-viral, antiallergenic, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • IT’S “FREE:” LivRelief is paraben-free, petroleum-free and gluten-free, and free of SLS and propylene glycol.
  • IT’S FAST: LivRelief uses a proprietary and patent-pending delivery system called Delivra to drive pain-relief ingredients through layers of skin, subcutaneous tissue and muscle.

LivRelief is the first over-the-counter pain-relief product that addresses and blocks five pain pathways.

All ingredients in LivRelief products are certified, selected for their purity and quality, and sourced primarily from Nordic and European countries, which maintain some of the world’s highest standards for consumer safety and environmental protection.

Why doesn’t it tingle or smell?

Unlike other pain-relief products that burn or tingle when applied, or smell like menthol or worse, LivRelief doesn’t produce any unpleasant sensations (sensations that really only serve to distract you from the pain). And it has a pleasant, faint fragrance.

How did LivRelief come about?

I always like to know a little about the background of a product I am using, especially if there is a personal story involved.


LivRelief was developed by a respected molecular pharmacologist, and it’s been tested and approved by established members of the medical community.

Dr. Joe Gabriele created LivRelief to help his wife, who suffered from intense pain after one of her facial nerves was severed during surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. For months, she was bedridden. But thanks to LivRelief and lifestyle changes, she is now back on her feet.

Where can you buy it?

LivRelief Ultra Strength Natural Pain Relief Cream is available on Amazon for $18.99.

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If you use this product and find it helpful, I’d love to hear your story and feedback! Or if you know someone who has not had the same results as my husband has with LivRelief, I’d love to hear that too. Please share in the comments below.

FREE Record & Burpee’s Children’s Zoo at Good’s Store

From June 21-29, 2016, the Record & Burpee’s Children’s Zoo will be at Good’s Store in New Holland. It is open from 10am to store closing, and it is is FREE (with the exception of a few extra things you need to pay for mentioned at the end of this post).

This is the BEST petting zoo in the area, in our opinion. The animals are so eager to see you and be pet—especially if you go right before feeding time. The excitement contagious.

We were there around 5pm. If we would even get close to the 25 cent feed machines, the animals would jump up and practically try to get the feed before you could! They were so excited and fun to be around.

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We did notice that they were fed during our visit, and after that they were much more lazy and just sitting around. It was neat to experience them in this calm atmosphere too though.

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Our kids personal favorite was the squirrel monkey. They could stand there and watch it run around its cage for hours! They thought it was trying to escape, and then suddenly it would stop, look at my 6-year-old and laugh hysterically for a few seconds! I wish I would have it captured it on video for you, because it was hilarious.


They also enjoyed the goats, because there were so many of them, and they were so excited to be pet and fed.


Then there was a goat that my kids called the “clown head goat”. It really was the sight to be seen!


The llamas just stood there looking at us straight in the eye. I never realized how HUGE a llama’s eye is!


What amazed me about the emus were their intricately detailed feather designs. Have you ever looked at an emus feathers up close?


The turtles were actually more fun during and after they were being fed around 5pm. Before feeding time, they stayed in their shell. After feeding time it was fun to watch them move around, and get excited to eat!


The coati’s moved around a lot too—which is particularly entertaining for the kiddos! My daughter couldn’t get over the fact that they looked like they were eating their tails!


As always, macaws are my favorite. Their colors amaze me. What amazed my son was how they didn’t fly away. We talked about how obedient they were, just like mommies train their children to be obedient and stay.


My husband got a kick out of the chickens, and now thinks we should venture out in our homesteading adventure and get some of these. They really were unique!


Kangaroos got us to talking about how ordinary kangaroos must be to people who live in Australia. Kind of like ground hogs are to us maybe? My son kept asking if the mommy was having a baby, probably because we saw three fawns born earlier in the day at Oregon Dairy!


There was also a porcupine, a yak, and some other animals. You can see more and better pictures at the Record & Burpee website or come see them in person until June 29, 2016! Even if you live on the other side of the county, we think it is worth it!

And of course you have the option of getting a camel ride, a pony ride or doing the moonwalk. You can buy tickets there, and there is a $2 off coupon in the PennySaver and the Shopping News. (It looks like you can also print the coupon on their website.) Tickets are $1 each unless you buy in quantity or have this coupon. You need 5 tickets to ride the camel, 4 tickets to ride a pony, and 3 tickets for the moonwalk.

At 11am, 4pm and 7pm, they do a dog show with tricks (on Saturdays it is at 11am, 2pm and 4pm). We really enjoyed this last year, but missed it this year because we didn’t arrive until 4:30pm.

In our opinion, the best time to attend the event is from about 3:30pm to 5:30pm—you’ll get to ride the animals, watch the dog show, see the animals when they are excited to eat, and then enjoy them after they are fed too. Another good time to visit is from 10am-12noon.

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15 Simple & Unique Ways To Use Your Blueberries


Blueberry season is just about here!

It is one of my favorite times of year—I just LOVE blueberries.

In mid-June I usually start watching for prices on buying blueberries by the case so I can freeze them and have them available all year long.

Some of my favorite ways to use blueberries are in blueberry baked oatmeal (I just change up this recipe a bit!), blueberry buckle, in a smoothie, making them into baby food or just eating them fresh on a salad.

Lately, I am all about trying new things—whether its recipes, diy projects, designing my  own chalkboard wall art, selling at kids consignment salespublic speaking, writing a book, or Bible journaling.

In lieu of this new personal challenge to try new things, I decided to make a list of simple and unique ways to use blueberries this year. I love that they are all simple enough to try making with my kids. And I’m eager to see if I will find a new favorite!

  1. Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake from Chef-in-Training
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  2. Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Bites from Skinny Mom
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  3. Blueberry Buckle from A Family Feast
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  4. Blueberry Yogurt Swirl Popsicles from Sally’s Baking Addiction
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  5. Blueberry Pie Smoothie from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
  6. No-Bake Frozen Blueberry Pie from Family Food on the Table
  7. Kale & Blueberry Salad with a Grapefruit Vinaigrette from a Dish of Daily Life
  8. Blueberry Frozen Yogurt from Caroline’s Cooking
  9. Blueberry Crisp from the Kitchen Is My Playground
  10. Easy Red, White and Blueberry Salad from Kalyns Kitchen
  11. Lemon Blueberry Bars from a Dish of Daily Life
  12. Watermelon Blueberry & Feta Salad from Little Dairy on the Prairie
  13. Blueberry Lemonade from Melanie Makes
  14. Overnight Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Crisp from Flavor the Moments
  15. Blueberry Coconut Peach Smoothie from Leelalicious

I would love to know some of your favorite blueberry recipes, or about how you tried one of the recipes on this list!

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To Our Surprise . . . We Saw Three Fawns Being Born at Oregon Dairy this morning!!!

My kids absolutely LOVE the jump pad they have set up again at Oregon Dairy Farm Market and Restaurant (they had taken it down for Oregon Dairy Family Farm Days last week). So we decided to go this morning since we had another errand in the area.

When we arrived, inevitably my daughter had to go to the bathroom almost immediately. As I was waiting for her, I noticed a little fawn. It was barely walking, so I was thinking it probably wasn’t very old. When I asked the other people, they figured it was one day old.

We jumped for about a half hour, and then I asked the kids if they wanted to see the fawn one last time. I was so glad I did!

When we got over to look at it, here the mom was birthing two more fawns! I had no idea a deer could have three fawns. I assumed they only had one at a time.

From the view I had at first, I honestly thought there was only two fawns and I figured the black thing was the placenta. And then we looked more closely . . .

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After a few minutes, the mom got up and we realized there were three fawns and the one had just been born! Her mothering instinct kicked in, and she started taking care of the youngest newborn fawns, cleaning it off.

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I literally couldn’t believe it was happening. What an experience!

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I captured as many photos as I could with all the people and excitement—yet wanting to enjoy and experience the moment myself too. My favorite was when the fawns walked for the first time!

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I also grabbed this quick video after they were born, and as the mom was taking care of her newborns. Amazing!

If you want to show your kids three little fawns, I definitely recommend heading over to Oregon Dairy sometime in the next week or two. They are absolutely adorable, and so friendly! When we were there, they were right up next to the fence, so close you could touch them at one point.

I didn’t see them, but other spectators were saying the white deer also has a baby fawn.

And of course your kids can enjoy the jump pad then too. 😉

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Two Nights of Camping for Only $40 at Mill Bridge Village Camp Resort

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Here is a new Local Flavor deal I found. Maybe they have offered it before, I’m not sure, but its a pretty neat deal!

Get 2 nights of camping, a FREE tent rental and access to all amenities for only $40 (regularly $80).

Amenities at the resort include a pool complex, children’s playground, a game room and social area, horseshoes, basketball and more. Fishermen can access Pequea Creek, and boats, canoes and kayaks are available for rental (not included in this deal).

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Buy your deal now: 2 Night Tent Rental for $40 (regularly $80 value)!

If you’ve ever camped here, I’d love to hear about it. We’re thinking of trying camping as a family, and not sure if this might be a cheap, easy way to start. We haven’t camped recently, but it looks like most other campsites start at about $32/night.

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There is also a deal right now to Sky Zone in Lancaster. Pay only $16 for two people to jump! What a great date night idea or activity for a rainy day with your kids.

35 Unique & Simple Ways To Use Your Strawberries


Strawberry season is one of my favorite times of year. I usually use most of my strawberries to make strawberry jam or just freeze them for smoothies. But this year, I had enough jam left over from last year’s batch, that I decided I needed to research some new ways to use these wonderful sun-ripened and fresh strawberries.

I was amazed at how many unique recipes I found that took only a short amount of time to make. And most of them look so simple, I can’t mess them up and I could probably also do them with kids! Now that’s the kind of recipe I like.

1. Strawberry Sorbet Recipe from The 36th Avenue
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2. Strawberry Cheesecakeadillas from Closet Cooking
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3. Strawberry Banana Bread from the Recipe Critic
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4. Strawberry Avacado Spinach Salad with Chicken from Foodie Crush
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5. Oven Dried Strawberries from A Hint of Sparkle
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6. Healthy Strawberry Oatmeal Bars from Well Plated
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7. 4-Ingredient Strawberry Banana Ice Cream from Skinny Mom
strawberry banana ice cream recipe

8. Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies from Amy’s Healthy Baking
strawberry oatmeal cookie recipe

9. Strawberry Crumb Bars from FlavorMosaic
strawberry crumb bar recipe

10. Frozen Yogurt Bites from Frugal Lancaster
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11. 5-Ingredient Strawberry Salsa from Gimme Some Oven
5 ingredient strawberry salsa recipe

12. Healthy Strawberry Oatmeal Bars from Well Plated
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13. Simple & Southern Strawberry Sweet Tea from Frugal Coupon Living
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14. Skinny & Crunch Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast from Savory Nothings
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15. Strawberry Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing from Tasty Center
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16. Strawberry Julius from Chew Out Loud
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17. Strawberry Honey Butter from Sparkles to Sprinkles
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18. Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam from Real Life At Home
strawberry freezer jam recipe

19. Strawberry Upside Down Cake from Rock Recipes
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20. Dark Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie from Nutritioulicous
dark chocolate strawberry smoothie recipe

21. Strawberry Freezer Pops Popsicles from Low Carb Yum
strawberry freezer popsicle recipe

22. Strawberry Hand Pies from Inspired By Charm
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23. Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Rolls from Yummy Healthy Easy
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24. Homemade Strawberry Applesauce by Fox Valley Foodie
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25. Strawberry Cobbler from Gonna Want Seconds
strawberry cobbler recipe

26. Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Crisps from Spend With Pennies
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27. Strawberry Lemonade from Laylita
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28. Strawberry Roll-Ups from Shutter Bean
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29. Candied Strawberries from Ashlee Marie
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30. Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles from Yummy Healthy Easy
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31. Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Bundt Cake from A Spicy Perspective
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32. Strawberries Dipped in Greek Yogurt Frozen from Glamour
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33. Strawberry Mango Salsa by Damn Delicious
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34. Fresh Strawberry Syrup for Pancakes from Carlsbad Cravings
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35. Copycat Panera Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing from Skinny Mom
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AND this is not a simple or unique recipe necessarily . . . but it was just too cute and impressive that I had to include it as a bonus. Ash and Craft shows you complete step by step instructions on how to make this strawberry rose with a simple paring knife!

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FREE Smoothie on Friday, June 17 at Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Now open in Ephrata too!


I can’t begin to describe how excited I was to see Tropical Smoothie now has a location in Ephrata!

Attending National Flip Flop Day at Tropical Smoothie has been a family highlight for us for the past 5 years.

Friday, June 17, 2016 is National Flip Flop Day, and to celebrate all Tropical Smoothie cafe locations offer a FREE jetty punch smoothie to all guests from 2pm to 7pm. Lancaster locations include:

  • Ephrata (Main Street)
  • Lititz (Bloomfield Drive)
  • Lancaster (East King Street)
  • Lancaster (Centerville Road)
  • Millersville (Comet Drive)

You can view a map of all the Lancaster Tropical Smoothie locations on their website.

The NEW Ephrata Location!


We decided to check out the new Ephrata location on a recent date night. The first thing we noticed was the unique interior design style of the restaurant. It is a cute location, with plenty of room for socializing with a group of friends or family.


Sorry for this picture. I forgot to take a photo at the beginning of the meal. By the time I was almost finished eating, I realized how good it was, and that I needed to share about it! For my side order, I thought I’d try something new – the carrot apple kale salad. I really wasn’t sure what I’d think of it, but it was incredible folks! You absolutely must try it.


The employees were very willing to accommodate my request to try the Jamaican wrap in a pita roll. I was quite pleased with the results and would definitely order it again.

Friday June 27, 2016 from 2pm-7pm

Customers who wear flip flops to support Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children withlife-threatening illnesses and their families, will receive a FREE 24oz Jetty Punch Smoothie!

Which location will you be visiting?


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Are you taking your dad out to Olive Garden for Father’s Day this year? Save money by purchasing a gift card (or two) online before you go, and receive a FREE $10 gift card!

Or consider a trip to the movies . . . with this deal it will only cost you $11.75 for 2 Kendig Square Movie Tickets, 1 large popcorn and 2 drinks!

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Oregon Dairy Family Farm Days – An Educational Experience at a Working Farm in Lancaster County

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Today, we spent the morning at Oregon Dairy Family Farm Days. It was gorgeous weather for it, and I think everyone else thought today would be the best day too (considering there is rain in the forecast the rest of the week)! It was packed full of people.

Arrival and Tractor Ride


I usually try to get there in time for the first tractor ride at 10am, but by the time we arrived today, the tractors were already going at 9:45am!

The tractor and wagon ride was our first highlight of the morning. My two-year-old was thrilled he got to ‘ride’ a tractor. My four-year-old made the classic pinched nose face as soon as we turned the corner to the cow barn, and smelled that familiar manure odor! 🙂

We were greeted with smiles and scavenger hunt forms when we exited the wagon. The kids wanted to see the cows being milked first, so we headed that way. We usually skip that part.

Vendor Tent

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I was highly impressed with the traffic flow this year. This is a very popular FREE event, very well attended, and it often gets chaotic with all the people and families. The first thing I noticed was they separated the milk/ice cream taste testing to a separate tent. This made the vendor tent much more manageable with plenty of room to walk from table to table.

My kids love the vendor tent, which I think is hysterical. Some of it is really geared more toward adults. BUT, they have some very unique activities for kids too. Our favorites included . . .

  • taste testing deviled eggs
  • taste testing yogurt and cheese (I must say this was delicious!)
  • receiving a pumpkin seed packet and being told they could win $250 for growing it
  • using playdough to make a light turn on
  • blending feed in a bag for birds (or our new chickens!)
  • spinning the prize wheel
  • taste testing salsa and cranberry salad
  • receiving a FREE bag of popcorn

The only thing they were really disappointed about, was that the talking robotic chicken was not there! I think it is normally at the Cherry Crest Adventure Farm table.

Animal Tent

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On the way to the animal tent we saw the chickens. I don’t remember seeing that other years, but the kids loved looking at them this year.


The first thing we noticed at the animal tent was the beautiful brown cow. We then made our way to the hay mazes, baby chicks, goats, alpacas, sheep and corn table. My older two kids loved planting the sunflowers—and my favorite part was they give it to you in a baggie so I could easily transport it home.


After the animal tent we went to the area where we learned about dairy products, the food table, calcium and exercising. My kids loved the hoola hoops and free cheesesticks, however it was slightly more difficult here to keep them distracted from the pedal cars and barrel train which they really wanted to do! (It costs $2 to do each of those, and the line was pretty long.)


My two-year-old who is madly in love with tractors was so excited to sit on, climb on and look at the numerous tractors, combines, lawn mowers and so forth!

Playground & Lunch

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As we were waiting for the tractor ride back to the playground, a crew member was handing out little business cards for a survey. If you take the survey, they email you a coupon for a FREE half gallon of chocolate milk!

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There was a nice tent set up at the playground with several picnic tables to enjoy lunch at, or you could sit on the deck as well. The playground was full of kids, but things were working quite well. I noticed there was an Oregon Dairy employee monitoring the area, which I thought was helpful!

If you have not been to Oregon Dairy Farm Days in the past, or this year yet, I highly recommend it. My best advice is to go with a plan and a purpose—preferably to learn about dairy farms and products, agriculture, and the animals. Be intentional about what your kids learn while they are there!

Oregon Dairy Family Farm Days is this Tuesday through Thursday, June 14-16, 2016, from 10am to 7pm.

Sweet Potato Smore Boats — Family fun in the kitchen!

Sweet Potato Smore Boat Family Fun in the Kitchen

Our family just loves to have fun in the kitchen! Whether its trying unique cooking methods, making smiley face lunches or just cooking with the kids, we are all about family kitchen time at our house.

A lot of our craziness is a last minute, spur-of-the-moment decision!

One of our favorite meals is a Lancaster County traditional favorite — hamballs, sweet potatoes and green beans. Top it off with some shoo fly pie. 😉

Last time I served this meal, I decided to have a little fun with it for the kids. So after I baked the sweet potato, I opened it up and put some large marshmallows on the top and a few walnuts and then roasted it in the oven for a little longer. Simple and cute for the kids!

Here’s the recipe so you can enjoy it in your family too!

Sweet Potato Smore Boats — Family fun in the kitchen!

Sweet Potato Smore Boats — Family fun in the kitchen!


  • sweet potatoes or yams
  • marshmallows
  • walnuts or pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Poke sweet potatoes with a fork.
  3. Put them on a baking sheet or pan in the oven for 1 hour. (I sometimes line with tin foil so any juices don't make a mess on the pan to clean off.)
  4. Take the potatoes out of oven. Slice them open.
  5. Lay marshmallows on top and kind of push them down inside.
  6. Put a few walnuts on top.
  7. Broil for 1 minute or until the marshmallows are lightly browned.

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