How to Build a DIY Backyard Pizza Oven!

Happy Friday, everyone! Just wanted to pop by and share something fun with all of you. Who knows, maybe this pizza oven could be your weekend DIY!

Matt with Northshore Fireplace recently contacted me regarding an infographic on how to build a DIY backyard pizza oven! Since outdoor cooking season is in full swing, and many people use this time of year to entertain and throw outdoor dinner parties, I thought it was a great idea! Building a backyard pizza oven may seem like a daunting task, but is more achievable and even more affordable than you might think.

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This resource can be used as a step by step guide to creating your own pizza oven that doesn’t require any specialized construction skills. By using brick, sand, and some cement you can build a beautiful, durable backyard pizza oven that only costs a few hundred bucks. The nice thing about these wood fire ovens is that they can be used for more than just cooking pizza! Check out how!

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Little Caesar’s Pizza Kits

As we’re deep into the second half of the school year, thoughts are turning towards fundraisers! Now, when I think of fundraisers, I think of kids trying to sell me candy bars, tubs of cookie dough and rolls of wrapping paper. To be fair, I normally do buy from any kids who solicit from me – I’m a softie. And hey, some of that wrapping paper is good stuff that lasts FOREVER!

But it’s normally the same ol’ stuff every time. And while the kids all take their turns selling different items, I would imagine that the parents might get tired of offering the same products to all of their friends and families. So when Christina Castillo contacted me to tell me about a NEW kind of fundraiser from Little Caesar’s, I thought it was a great idea! Here’s what she had to share:

Amidst the busiest time of school, it always seems that the marching band needs to raise money for new uniforms, the cheerleading team is looking for ways to fund their next national competition, and the football team is drumming up money to make the annual homecoming game another huge success. Selling Christmas wrapping paper door-to-door and school spirit buttons at lunchtime may have been viable solutions for our grandparents’ fundraising problem, but today, candy bars that sell for $2 each are lackluster attempts to say the least. There are better (and more delicious!) ways to raise funds for your next big event! It’s time to stand out and have a little more fun!





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New Product Review: Family Finest!

**PLEASE NOTE: While Family Finest DID provide me with these products to review at no cost, I was not in any way paid for my review. The following opinion is hereby my own.**

You all know that I enjoy trying new products and giving reviews! But when I was given today’s product to review, I was a little…stuck. For lack of a better word. I had no doubt that it would be a great product…I just wasn’t sure that I was the right person to test it for review. I needed some more…honest…reviews. And who’s better at being honest than KIDS, right? Of course, we have no kids at our house, and even though my husband promised he could give an impartial review, I still wasn’t quite sure. So…I had to borrow some guest reviewers. Are you ready?

Meet: the Woodchips*


From left to right: W3 (age 4), W2 (age 5), W4 (age 2), and W1 (age 9)*, all siblings! W2-W4 I have know since they were born, and I actually had the privilege of telling W1 and W2 that their mommy was at the hospital having W2 and W3!

So, Mr. & Mrs. Woodchip dropped the W’s off at our house and they headed out for a nice dinner, while we planned a dinner of our own!


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