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My Granmother's marble cake recipe #CookingLikeAPro #spon
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My Grandmother’s Marble Cake Recipe #CookLikeaPRO #AD

This is a Kenmore sponsored post.  This marble cake recipe goes back a few generations. My grandmother’s parents owned a bakery in Germany and I believe that is where it originated. My grandmother and my mom made this cake for many occasions. It’s my favorite cake in the entire world!!! Prep Work Preheat oven to 350 degrees. If you have the Kenmore Pro Convection range with Accela-Heat™, preheating is not necessary.  The oven has a new time-saving technology…

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Branches books by Scholastic for kids ages 5 to 8 who are ready to move from the early reader books, but not ready for the traditional chapter books. Covers topics that kids that age will enjoy reading. #ScholasticBranches #Sponsored
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Fun Series Books for Kids Ages 5 to 8 #ScholasticBranches

This is a Scholastic sponsored post.  The hardest part of getting my kids to read was finding books my kids wanted to read. For each of my kids, they started to read more when they found a book they enjoyed. Sounds so simple, but that is often the problem when you have kids that don’t like to read. They just don’t like to read what they have been given. Scholastic has a new line of books for…

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A Whole New World Fairy Tale 2.0 prize pack giveaway. Prize provided by Disney-Hyperion. #FairyTale2pt0
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A Whole New World is a Fairy Tale 2.0; The What If Story of Aladdin #FairyTale2pt0

This is a Disney-Hyperion sponsored post.  Have you ever read a fairy tale and thought, “What if?” What if Aladdin never found the lamp?  Hmmm?!  Your wish is granted, A Whole New World. A Whole New World A Whole New World was written by Liz Braswell. After spending 10 years producing video games, she finally turned to writing books. This version of the Aladdin story is darker and explores what might have happened had Aladdin not found the lamp. Jafar…

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Family adventure movies on Netflix; #streamteam #spon
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Family Adventure Movies on Netflix #StreamTeam

This is a Netflix sponsored post.  Each summer I have a backup plan for rainy evenings. If we can’t be outside having adventures, then we can watch some adventure movies. Netflix is always my go-to for movies. Adventure Movies on Netflix Here are some of my favorites: How to Train Your Dragon 2 We have to be ready for when we have a dragon and need to train it. National Treasure We have watched this…

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