Showered with Love Giveaway Hop: Minbie

Showered With Love

Welcome to the [3rd Annual] Showered With Love Event hosted by the Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro! We all know that April Showers bring May Flowers, but did you know that some of your favorite bloggers have come together throw a huge Shower of our own – a virtual Baby Shower! Continue reading

Find Your Adventure in Gulf County, Florida!

This post brought to you by Visit Gulf County. The content and opinions expressed below are that of An Ordinary Housewife.

Most people know that Florida is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the country. Of course there are the ever-popular theme parks and city attractions, but there is another more natural side to vacationing, where you can truly relax. Continue reading

Choco Treasure Chocolate Eggs

 Chocolate Eggs with a Toy Inside

Choco Treasure Chocolate Eggs

Easter is coming up soon and many children are eagerly anticipating their basket full of goodies. There are many different types of candy eggs available at the stores right now. But imagine your child’s excitement when they open their chocolate egg and find a toy inside! Continue reading

Zucchini Nut Bread


Zucchini  Nut Bread Recipe

I used to think zucchini bread was a savory bread. But it’s not. It’s sweet. And I discovered that I really like it. I actually prefer this to banana bread and I think it would be perfect with a layer of cream cheese icing (because I’d eat that on everything if I could), though it’s delicious all on its own!
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Lakeshore Learning Woodworking Kit

*I received a Build It Yourself Woodworking kit for review. All opinions are my own.

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If you are looking for gifts that are both fun and educational, Lakeshore Learning has an awesome selection. I have tried out several of their toys and games so far and my kids have loved all of them. There are a lot of other toys on the Lakeshore Learning site hat I have yet to try out that also look great. Continue reading

Make Your Own Marshmallow Peeps

How to Make Your Own Peeps

Make Your Own Peeps

Ever since I made marshmallows for the first time a while back, I had it in my mind I would be making homemade peeps. Well, I finally got around to it and I have to say these taste way better than store bought peeps. Continue reading

Garlic Gold: The Gourmet Garlic Experience

 I received a Garlic Gold Gift Box for my review. Opinions are my own.


 If you’ve been following me for a while you may remember the first time I posted about Garlic Gold. For those who have not heard of it before, the original Garlic Gold is roasted garlic bits immersed in extra virgin olive oil.
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Enter to Win an Urbini Dream Nursery

 I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Urbini. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Urbini Dream Nursery

Hey moms! If you are a new mom,  mom-to-be or expecting a new sibling for your other children, I’d like to tell you about a contest that you are sure to love!
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Bestowed February Box

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Bestowed February Box

This is not the first time I’ve mentioned Bestowed. I enjoy getting a box of healthy snacks I wouldn’t have known about otherwise. I have generally been pleased enough with what I’ve gotten in the boxes and the February box was no exception. Continue reading

Jake and the Neverland Pirate Cake

 Jake and the Neverland Pirate Ship Cake

 Jake and the Neverland Pirate Ship Cake

Last week I told you about the princess castle cake I made for my daughter’s 5th birthday. Well, my son’s birthday is only 10 days after hers, and he wanted a Jake and the Neverland Pirates cake. So what you see above is what I came up with. Continue reading