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free frameable Easter printables, Easter Subway Art

Free Frameable Easter Printables

Frameable Easter printables help get me in the mood for Easter! Today I am working on frameable Easter printables hoping they will get me in the mood for spring and Easter.  If I look out the window, thinking Spring and Easter is a stretch.  Here in the Maine Northwoods we have lots of snow on the ground and it hasn't started melting yet.  I'm talking 6 feet of snow on our lawn. Our driveway, that is about 1/4 mile long, has snow banks taller than our Jeep Wrangler. Easter is less than 2 weeks … [Read More...]

Purina Pro Plan, PetSmart

Training the Working German Shepherd with Purina® Pro Plan®

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ProPlanPet #CollectiveBias Our German Shepherds, Malibu and Gemma, are our best friends, our trusted guardians, and our business. We breed and train German Shepherds as a hobby/business. Keeping our dogs fit and in shape is our primary concern because both dogs wear many "hats".  Malibu is a Champion-sired AKC Obedience Competition dog with an outstanding pedigree.  Gemma is a Wilderness … [Read More...]

How to blog, Learn how to blog, blogging basics

How to Blog Basics – 1

So you want to know how to blog! When I started my blogging career a few years ago, I was clueless. I didn't realize how little I knew about "how to blog". But it didn't stop me from jumping right in with both feet! Just like most things in life, I wish I'd known then what I know now (good grief, I sound like my grandmother). I hope by writing these posts that I can save you from some of the mistakes that beginning bloggers make. Don't rush! It takes time to learn how to blog! I wished I … [Read More...]

Basic fluffy pancake recipe

Basic Pancake Recipe – Fluffy and Delicious

My Grandmother's Basic Pancake Recipe Your basic pancake, flapjack, griddle cake....whatever you choose to call them, are an American breakfast favorite.  Everyone has their favorite childhood memory of those luscious little cakey disks smothered in maple syrup.  Such a popular breakfast food and yet most Americans make them from premixed ingredients in a cardboard box.  Trust me on this- no matter how domestic the little lady on the box looks her mix is no match for my basic pancake recipe … [Read More...]

slow cooker coq au vin recipe

Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin

  Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin - Convenient French Comfort Food Hearty Coq Au Vin sounds exotic, foreign and sexy but it really is French comfort food. Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin makes this recipe an easy, economical hot meal for a working family. Walk in the door after working all day, cook up a side of rice or egg noodles, or mashed potatoes and Voila! You have dinner ready in record time! Enjoy the meal and the oohs and aahs! i use chicken thighs which are very economical and a bottle of … [Read More...]

Rice, rice pudding, blueberry pudding,

Minute® Rice Blueberry Rice Pudding helps relieve holiday stress!

When Minute® Rice asked to write this sponsored post and share two of my labor saving holiday recipes with you, I was so glad for the opportunity. I LOOOOOOVE Christmas!!!!! I love the colors, the smells, the decorations, the happiness, and of course, the presents! But it's a lot of work.  So much preparation goes into that one day and I've done a lot of Christmases by this stage in my life so you'd think that I would have a real handle on it. I should have it down to a science but every year … [Read More...]

German Shepherd, tracking dog, search and rescue dog

Gemma Gets Healthy with #CanineCaviar

This post is sponsored by Canine Caviar and the Blog Paws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Canine Caviar Holistic Pet Food, but The Wilderness Wife only shares information I feel is relevant to my readers. Canine Caviar is not responsible for the content of this article.   Meet our gal Gemma, a 3 year old German Shepherd and a hard working dog.  Gemma is in training as a search and rescue dog so she has to be in tip top … [Read More...]

Walmart, Red Ryder BB Gun, Daisy BB Gun

Cool Christmas gift for boys – a Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun

  The Best Solution for a cool Christmas gift for a boy - #ItsADaisy #CollectiveBias The holiday shopping season is here! And we have three boys in the family in the age range of 8 – 12 that we would like to gift with something other than the usual electronic toys. I‘m trying to find the cool Christmas gifts for boys that will be the big hit Christmas morning. Ideally, I’d like something to encourage them to get up off the couch, stop texting to their friends, put the TV remote down and turn … [Read More...]

Pumpkin, pumpkin recipe, pumpkin recipes

Pumpkin Recipes after the Witching Hour!

After tonight there will be a lot of "slightly used" pumpkins around that shouldn't be allowed to go to waste. I light my Jack o' Lantern using a glow stick so as not to ruin the flesh.  It's been kept nice and cold outside for the last few days with our northern Maine chilly temps - 41 degrees today. So tomorrow I will dig out a few of my favorite pumpkin recipes and put my buddy Jack to some good use. I'd like to share 5 of them with you now. Pumpkin Pie with a little bit of twist! (Click on … [Read More...]

Quickly cooked in the microwave, these potatoes are a lifesaver on a busy night!

Easy Microwave Herbed Potatoes

  There are many nights that it's a marathon race to get dinner on the table, or actually its more like a sprint! In my repertoire of quick sides is an quick and easy favorite, Herbed Potatoes cooked in record time in the microwave. I have to admit that I don't cook a lot with microwave.  I use to make popcorn, I reheat things in it, and I do cook potatoes in it when I am in a rush.  Hubby doesn't consider it a meal unless it has meat, potatoes, and at least one vegetable.  Any supper that … [Read More...]