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Vanessa Barker (OurThriftyIdeas)
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Attended Pleasant Grove High School
Lives in Utah
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We are going on just over a month of Summer at The Barker House, and although we are loving being out of school, there’s only so long that we can go without hearing the dreaded “I’m bored” phrase. I’ve started compiling and creating a bunch of fun…
We are going on just over a month of Summer at The Barker House, and although we are loving being out of school, there’s only so long that we can go without hearing the dreaded “I’m bored” phrase. I’ve started compiling and creating a bunch of fun activities that my kids can pull out once I …
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Apple Chicken Salad Pitas - w/ orange almonds

  This is a recipe that is sure to be a hit with your family. But not only is it great for any regular meal but also perfect if you’re having a great get together with friends to watch a game on TV or a picnic during the upcoming warm spring day.…
  This is a recipe that is sure to be a hit with your family. But not only is it great for any regular meal but also perfect if you’re having a great get together with friends to watch a game on TV or a picnic during the upcoming warm spring day. Obviously you’ll need to …
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Beach Themed Toddler Memory Game Printable

Is your family headed to the beach this Summer? It’s a dream of my kids, and I know we’ll be at the lake’s beach a ton. Hopefully we can find a time to go to the ocean soon and show my kids what REAL snorkeling and beautiful fish looks like.  I created…
Is your family headed to the beach this Summer? It’s a dream of my kids, and I know we’ll be at the lake’s beach a ton. Hopefully we can find a time to go to the ocean soon and show my kids what REAL snorkeling and beautiful fish looks like.  I created this fun beach …
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HEALTHY 3 Ingredient Popsicle - Pineapple Blueberry

I am trying SO hard to make healthy choices, which can be really hard when all I want to do is join the kids with a popsicle or ice cream cone multiple times a day. That’s the only thing that sounds good when it’s 90• outside and we are out there all day…
I am trying SO hard to make healthy choices, which can be really hard when all I want to do is join the kids with a popsicle or ice cream cone multiple times a day. That’s the only thing that sounds good when it’s 90• outside and we are out there all day long. So …
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Have Mommy Play Dates + a Giveaway #KeepPlaying #Ad wp.me/p5HYZG-37L

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Quaker Oats for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. This last week I had a Mommy Play Date (kids came too of course!!) at the park. I was talking to a friend about it after, and she made the comment that I…
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Quaker Oats for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. This last week I had a Mommy Play Date (kids came too of course!!) at the park. I was talking to a friend about it after, and she made the comment that I “sure seem …
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Summertime Flatbread Sandwiches with Hidden Valley cucumber ranch and Fresh Veggies
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Make chili con queso in the crockpot and keep it warm for your whole Summer gathering or BBQ party!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hormel Foods, LLC.. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s almost officially Summer (we only have 1 MORE DAY OF SCHOOL!!!) and that can only mean one thing – SUMMER COOKOUTS. I can’t even contain my excitement…
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hormel Foods, LLC.. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s almost officially Summer (we only have 1 MORE DAY OF SCHOOL!!!) and that can only mean one thing – SUMMER COOKOUTS. I can’t even contain my excitement over having neighborhood block parties, friends over to …
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IT’S SUMMER TIME!!! There is seriously not much I love more than sitting outside with a cold popsicle watching the kids run thru the sprinkler. Where I live, we are already hitting 100• and have spent countless days in the water. The only down side is how…
IT’S SUMMER TIME!!! There is seriously not much I love more than sitting outside with a cold popsicle watching the kids run thru the sprinkler. Where I live, we are already hitting 100• and have spent countless days in the water. The only down side is how many times my little ones beg for a …
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Guess what, I DID IT! Come check it out on the blog today. (Plus a Free Printables)

I’m not a workout blog, I’m not a fitness blog, I’m not a healthy living blog. If you read my posts you’ll know how much I love my junk food, I love  lounging under a tree on a hot Summer day and I definitely wouldn’t be surviving life without my Dr…
I’m not a workout blog, I’m not a fitness blog, I’m not a healthy living blog. If you read my posts you’ll know how much I love my junk food, I love  lounging under a tree on a hot Summer day and I definitely wouldn’t be surviving life without my Dr Pepper. But today, I’m …
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Alphabet Scavenger Hunt - Free Printable

I’m hoping and praying that nobody is hearing the dreaded “I’m bored” yet this Summer. I know at my house I have been trying to have something fun on the daily agenda to avoid it. But at only 2 weeks in I know that it’s inevitable and I’ll be hearing it…
I’m hoping and praying that nobody is hearing the dreaded “I’m bored” yet this Summer. I know at my house I have been trying to have something fun on the daily agenda to avoid it. But at only 2 weeks in I know that it’s inevitable and I’ll be hearing it from both of my …
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Keeping the art of handwritten cards alive in kids - #SendSmiles #Ad wp.me/p5HYZG-37u

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendSmiles #CollectiveBias A few months ago my mom asked my kids to start hand writing her letters. They have been good at face timing, writing…
 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendSmiles #CollectiveBias A few months ago my mom asked my kids to start hand writing her letters. They have been good at face timing, writing texts and drawing pictures, but they didn’t write letters. The first time we …
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Crockpot Chili con queso recipe, perfect for your Summer BBQ or dinner get together.
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#Foodie   #Crockpot   #recipe   #Yum   #nomnom  
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