Meet Minnie Moo!


I’m so excited to share with you today!  I want you to meet a “critter” that came to live with us 6 years ago! This is Minnie! One day I happened to be on the internet and was searching breeders in Wisconsin (we were contemplating getting a second dog).  I immediately fell in love with [...]

Week in Review- July 18th, 2014

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What a week it has been! We had so much fun looking at model homes on Saturday!  Of course SweetPea came with us- she had to pick out “her bedroom” in each model home.  We’re gathering so many great ideas! Later in the afternoon on  Saturday,  SweetPea had a championship softball game.  The weather was [...]

Summer Recipe Round Up!

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Summer is in full swing at our house and I can’t think of a better time to gather some of my favorite Summertime recipes!  I took some time and looked back into the Jill on the Hill archive and I’m re-posting some of my favorites!  Here we go!! Simply click on the link to find [...]

Week in Review- July 11th, 2014

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By the look of the contents of my vacuum cleaner container, it’s Summer!  Time for another round of “The Shedding of the Dog!” Gross!  I love ya, Bella, but really?? Last weekend we took a little trip north which gave Minnie a chance to use her purse. I just can’t leave the dog in the [...]

Summer Favorites 2014!

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Today on the blog, I’m excited to share my Summer Favorites! *this post contains an affiliate link First up is my colorful and fun planner, the Erin Condren Life Planner!  With all of the kid activities  this summer, there’s absolutely no way I could possibly keep track of it all in my head!  This planner [...]

Week in Review- July 4th, 2014


  This post is going to be a little different this time.  Short, Sweet and Simple! The GOOD Grandma playing basketball- pool-style! Sweet Pea painted her nails for the weekend! Hubby went on a walk with the dogs and brought back these flowers for me! A BIG breakfast that I didn’t have to cook!! Son [...]

Unload Your Dishwasher in Three Minutes


Raise your hand if unloading the dishwasher is something you LOVE to do!  (Insert crickets chirping…) Me neither!  If I have to do it, I want to get it over with in a flash!!  Although we didn’t have a dishwasher when we were first married, I still have at least 20 years of dishwasher unloading [...]

Week in Review- June 27th, 2014

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Hellooooo!   I’m back for another “Week in Review” post!  I tell ya, I’m really having a hard time believing that it’s almost the 4th of July!  This summer is a cool one and it’s flying by! With our busy summer schedules it’s often hard to find time to visit our cottage up north.  Luckily, we [...]

Life Hacks- The Kitchen

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We ALL have to eat, and being a Mom with a boatload (Ok, only 4) of kids, I’m in the kitchen OFTEN.  My goal each day is to feed my crew as quickly as possible and get it cleaned up!  I’ve learned a few secrets that might just make your day and meal prep a [...]

Week in Review- June 20th, 2014


By golly, we stretched Father’s Day out so far that it was a whole weekend celebration!  We started with lunch at the Cheesecake Factory on Saturday.  Sweet Pea came too! Check out this piece of Dutch Apple Strudel – we shared it and it was OUT OF THIS WORLD!! While hubby shopped Sports Authority, Sweet [...]