Freezer to Slow Cooker Sweet And Sour Chicken Wings
weekend in Sandestin

Estroblock Giveaway – Ends 12/5

Most people are taking more notice in which products they eat and use and rightly so. There are many chemicals in our food, cleaning products, and plastics that leave bad xenoestrogens behind. What is a xenoestrogen you might ask? It's a type of xenohormone that imitates estrogen. They are regarded as serious environmental hazards that cause … [Read More...]


$100 Gift Card Giveaway from Toys R Us and Duracell – Ends 12/2

Oh the excitement of getting a new toy! Seeing my children open a gift (or a package from the postman) takes me back to childhood faster than almost anything else. Sweet T and Gus received a FurReal Friends Get Up & GoGo, My Walkin’ Pup and a Transformers Age of Extinction Stomp and Chomp Grimlock Figure.   Happy … [Read More...]

Such a cheap and easy way to use leftover burlap from other crafting projects. So cute!

Scrap Burlap Handprint Craft

Burlap is so popular right now. I recently saw a pin on Pinterest titled "All the Burlap Crafts in the Universe" which made me smile. We even just bought a burlap Christmas tree skirt in preparation for the holidays. If you've been getting your burlap on, you've probably got quite a few scraps lying around. Don't throw them away! Here's a … [Read More...]


Thanksgiving #SouthernBreeze Sweet Tea Twitter Party!

When: Wednesday, November 19th, at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT) What: Join us for a Southern Breeze Sweet Tea Thanksgiving Twitter Party. We'll be talking turkey...and tea! "Southern Breeze Sweet Tea is sweet tea inspired by the South itself. Sweet at the scent of magnolias. Relaxed as a well-worn porch swing. Refreshing as a secret swimming hole. … [Read More...]

Be prepared for seasonal cookie swaps or weeknight dessert with these freezer cookie recipes

50 Freezer Friendly Cookie Recipes

Christmas will soon be here and that means cookie swaps abound. It seems like every group I'm a part of from mom groups to church groups to blogger groups want to host a cookie swap. Mama likes cookies, but this time of year can get overwhelming. Solution? Freezer cookies!  Make a TON then either freeze the dough or the cookies themselves … [Read More...]

DIY Photo Album Christmas Ornaments

DIY Photo Album Christmas Ornaments

In the years before blogging (and kids!) my aunt and I used to make and sell different paper crafts at craft shows. Our mini paper bag photo album Christmas ornaments were our most popular item. They make adorable gifts and are easy to assemble in bulk for a group craft. I thought we had sold or gifted them all long ago until I came across … [Read More...]

How to Host a Cookie Decorating Playdate without loosing your mind

7 tips for Decorating Cookies with Kids #IDelight

Baking and devouring sweet treats are two of Sweet T's favorite things in the world so she was elated to have a friend over this week for a cookie decorating playdate. Brother even got to participate in the fun! Here are a few do's and dont's for decorating cookies with your kids or hosting a cookie decorating playdate Do Cover chairs … [Read More...]


Kid’s Syrups from Similasan

With Halloween wrapping up this weekend, we're inevitably coming into one of my favorite - and least - favorite times of year. Spending time with family during the Holidays, making new memories and revisiting old traditions makes the coming months so enjoyable. While the temperatures cool off and the leaves change color, there are less than … [Read More...]


$50 Family Dollar Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 11/19 #FDRapidRenewal

Skin is pretty amazing when you think about it. It's the largest organ in the human body and renews itself every 28 days. Drinking lots of water, eating correctly, and reducing stress are ways to keep your skin healthy. Some things that affect skin are harder to avoid or prevent, especially weather conditions. Low humidity especially during winter … [Read More...]


Pottery By You…and no Gluten for me

Ladies craft night at our church this month was really special. Leah and Lauren from Pottery By You came out to help us paint our own pottery. In a group setting like this it's always neat to see how different everyone's tastes are and the different ideas they come up with. I can't wait to see our pieces after they have been … [Read More...]


Have you Checked your Garage Door Lately?

When was the last time you did a proper maintenance check on your garage door? If you can't answer right away, it has definitely been too long. No more than thirty years ago, a garage door opener was still considered a luxury. People had to get out of their cars to open the garage door and then drive in. We just moved into a home with a garage (and … [Read More...]

El Maries Antiques

A #Snackurday Spent Antiquing

Our small Southern town has an adorable downtown area full of antique, gift, and thrift shops. Whenever my in-laws come to visit, I look forward to spending little time there perusing the stores and spending girl time with my mother-in-law and Sweet T. Linda and I enjoying browsing, but Sweet T comes strictly for the sweet treats. It seems … [Read More...]


Bluelounge Collection Prize Pack Giveaway – Ends 11/6 #Targetstyle #Targetfinds #BlueloungeBullseye

As much as I would love if all of my electronics were wireless, there's a certain stability with going the wired or cabled route. That being said, those wires and cables can get tangled and be generally annoying to use or move around. Behind entertainment centers or underneath desks are popular places for wire "nests" and that kind of clutter gives … [Read More...]


Farm Day 2014

Farm Days would be more accurate since we visited two days in a row! We love Gullion Farms and make it a point to visit each time they are open to the public. Sweet T even had her birthday party there this year! The kids cannot get enough of the corn bin   And Gus wore us out going up and down the hill for the … [Read More...]