Panera Bread Knock Off Meditteranean Chicken & Quinoa Sallad

Panera Bread knock off Mediterranean Chicken & Quinoa Salad

Do you like restaurant knock off meals?  I sure do in fact I’ve done a couple posts on pastas and pizzas. Make sure to check those out while you’re here.  Recently my daughter and I met at Panera Bread for lunch.  While we were there she ordered the Mediterranean Chicken & Quinoa Salad.  I wasn’t… Read More »

Second Chance to Dream: Sterling Prevail shower door with ComforTrack Technology

Sterling Prevail shower doors with ComforTrack technology #ad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sterling for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I am in the process of searching for some new shower doors.  Now let me start off by saying I didn’t think this would be a subject I’d have any interest in researching or even have an… Read More »

Second Chance to Dream: Project Party

Bewitchin’ Project Party & Features #38

Welcome and come on in!!! It’s so nice to have you back to our Betwitchin’ Project Party. Bewitch means to enchant and delight (someone).  We know that you will find LOTS of  projects that will delight you! It’s time to link up and find some inspiration!! This party is brought to you by these lovely hostesses! Please… Read More »

Second Chance to Dream: Technology & Mobile Gaming's Positive Impact on Education & Learning #education #summerlearning

Technology & Mobile Gaming’s Positive Impact on Education & Learning

Summer is coming and we don’t want our kids brains to turn to mush. Stephen Reynolds is back to share some insights on Technology & Mobile Gaming’s Positive Impact on Education & Learning today.  Hopefully, this will give you some ideas for planning your summer. source Everywhere we look, technology has become a fixture in modern… Read More »

Second Chance to Dream: Trendy Wall Design with Frog Tape

Trendy Wall Designs with Frog Tape@

This post brought to you by FrogTape®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Second Chance to Dream. I was recently asked to be a part of the Earn Your Stripes Room Makeover Contest using FrogTape® brand painter’s tape . My challenge was to use FrogTape® Delicate Surface or FrogTape® Multi-Surface,to complete a painting project on a wall. I had… Read More »


Second Chance to Dream: 20 Scrumptious Christmas Treats

20 Scrumptious Christmas Treats

Do you have a holiday get together where you need to bring a treat?  Well I have   20 scrumptious Christmas treats I’m sharing today.  These are features from the Bewitchin’ Project party.  I’m pretty sure you’ll find something here that you’ll love!  I just wish they were calorie free.   Caribou Chocolate Donuts Snowmen… Read More »


Mary’s Yummy Cucumber Salad

I LOVE this time a year when fresh tomatoes and cucumbers ripen.  We grow a large garden and I’m always looking for some yummy ways to use them.  My girlfriend Mary is Italian and she is a GREAT cook! She invited my family for an impromptu dinner the other night and made this salad for… Read More »

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Life Lessons


Checking your Holiday Expectations

With the holidays approaching I think it’s wise if we take a few minutes and do a little heart check on just what  our holiday expectations are this Christmas. Sometimes I find myself setting very unrealistic expectations.  For example, I want a cleaned and decorated house that looks like it  comes from a Better Homes & Garden… Read More »


More Printable Planner Sheets: Contact Info

January is my month to focus on getting organized and getting my house cleaned.  January is always home improvement month for us.  It helps give us something to focus on in our Northern Michigan winters.  So, I will be creating new planner sheets for my planner. I want to add a project planner sheet and school… Read More »

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DIY Crafts

Second Chance to Dream: DIY State Wall Art

DIY State Wall Art

 I have a fun DIY State Wall Art project that I’d like to share with you today. I purchased a MDF cut out of the State of Michigan from Pick your Plum.  If you’re not familiar with Pick your Plum it’s a daily deal site that has lots of fun products for cheap.  You can… Read More »

Second Chance to Dream: Mason Jar Bird Feeder Ideas

For the birds… Mason Jar Bird Feeder Ideas

I have a love for birds.  I love to hear them singing.  I love to watch them eat and interact.  Because of my love for them, I have bird feeders all over my yard strategically placed so I can watch them.  I  have some out my bedroom window. I have some outside my kitchen window.… Read More »

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Free Printables

Second Chance to Dream: Football Party Printables #football #printables

Are you ready for some football??? Free Football Party Printables

Are you ready for some football?  Are you throwing a Super Bowl party?  Well, I have a treat for you today!!  We’re having a Tailgate Party Hop.  We have 22 different blogs sharing Game Day Recipes and Ideas.  Find everything you want or need right here!  These football party printables are  the perfect thing to bring… Read More »

Second Chance to Dream: Kids Thanksgiving Printables

Kids Thanksgiving Printables

Thanksgiving is coming soon so I wanted to create some Kids Thanksgiving Printables for the kiddos to use while the food is cooking or boredom sets in. Our pastor this Sunday shared Psalms 9 and he was saying that Psalms 9 was an acrostic.  He suggested we take the alphabet and find one thing we… Read More »

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