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Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Bars: because why choose between the seasonal flavors when you can have both? #IDelight

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Bars

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Bars: because why choose between the seasonal flavors when you can have both? I was running into a conundrum during each seasonal Starbucks visit until I asked the barista to top my Pumpkin Spice Latte with caramel and salt. Now I'm a happy girl. If the combination of flavors tastes so good in a cup, I figured … [Read More...]

Take a Tour of The Villas At Wilderness Lodge #disneyworld #travel

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Villas

The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge are one of the 11 (so far!) Disney Vacation Club properties at Walt Disney World. While we aren't DVC members, we've enjoyed staying at DVC properties for most of our Disney vacations over the past several years by renting points from a DVC member.   Advantages of staying in a DVC Villa rather … [Read More...]

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Midnight Moms Twitter Party Tonight! #BedtimeForBaby

When: Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 11:59 p.m. ET (11 p.m. CT / 9 p.m. PT) What: Join us for a "Midnight Moms" Twitter Party for tips & tricks on bedtime rituals, useful videos on baby bedtime, and info on the JOHNSON'S® Baby 3-step routine clinically proven to help babies and toddlers fall asleep faster. After analyzing the sleep patterns of … [Read More...]

Ancient Grain Blueberry Banana Pancakes #AncientGrains #udis

Ancient Grain Blueberry Banana Pancakes #AncientGrains

Whole foods and clean eating has gotten a lot of buzz over the last decade, and with good reason! Additives, GMOs, artificial ingredients, and heavily processed foods are causing health issues from young to old. Hubs discovered two years ago that he had a gluten sensitivity and his quality of life has improved since altering his diet. Udi's Gluten … [Read More...]

Simple Skin Care {$50 Walgreens Gift Card Giveaway} #SimpleSkinSavings

The environment can be harsh on our skin, especially our faces. The sun, wind and other pollutants put it through the ringer on a constant basis. Rather than adding further stress to my complexion, I like to choose simple, gentle products. Simple® Skin care products enable me to be kind to my skin and save in the process. Generally speaking the … [Read More...]

DIY Quilted Mug Rugs #diy #sewing

DIY Quilted Mug Rugs

Craft night was another success thanks to a group of ladies who are talented and patient. Explaining sewing to me is like trying to explain how the internet works to someone from 1850. Yet, I came home with a beautiful Quilted Mug Rug that I made (mostly) all by myself!  Here's how you can make a mug rug too.   DIY Mug Rug You will … [Read More...]

Walt Disney World Packing Tips #travel #TravelSweet

Walt Disney World Packing Tips

Guess what time it is? That's right, we're heading back to Walt DisneyWorld! And Sweet T and Gus have no idea. We're keeping it that way until we leave for the airport! Mama on the other hand is in turbo mode,  making sure everything and I do mean everything is ready to go.  Packing is a huge part of a vacation and it can be daunting to … [Read More...]

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$50 Walgreens Gift Card Giveaway from @AXE #KissForPeace

I live with an Axe pomade lover who's quickly converting our son. Gus may only get to wear pomade on Sundays right now, but I predict he'll be a lifelong user. You see, both these guys have straw growing out of their heads instead of hair. Haystacks. Color and all! Hubs has had one hair style his whole life and it looks like Gus will face a similar … [Read More...]

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Get Runway Ready Hair with TRESemmé at Walgreens {Walgreens Prize Pack Giveaway}

Mercedes-Benz Fashion week kicks off today and as an official sponsor, TRESemmé is providing us with backstage tips and styling advice. Check out the TRESemmé YouTube channel to get a runway-inspired look that's actually achievable for mere mortals. ;) Even I can pull off this slicked back wet look with the help of TRESemmé products. While … [Read More...]

Healing an Ear Infection Naturally at Home

Healing an Ear Infection Naturally at Home

I'm writing this post about how to heal an ear infection naturally at home over 3 months after the fact. Before sharing with my readers, I wanted to be 100% sure that the essential oils actually helped the infection heal instead of merely providing pain relief.  One day back in May, Sweet T went from happy and playful to screaming and crying in … [Read More...]

ZapVM #CHYC Contest Winners Announced!

Remember back in July when I posted about the ZamVM Video Message Maker? ZapVM hosted a Change How You Communicate with Your Family summer contest and it's time to announce the winners! The first place winner lets us see her Costa Rican Adventure in 90 seconds thanks to ZapVM Second place goes to Gus the Shar Pei. His name makes me … [Read More...]

Mini Lemonade Pies

Mini Lemonade Pies #hometailgate

Football season is here! That's a huge deal here in the South, at least when it comes to college ball. Red Baron, Freschetta, and Tony's pizza has everything you need to throw the ultimate home tailgate party. You'll find college football trivia and traditions, party tips, recipes, and more at Tailgate At Your Place.  As if that weren't awesome … [Read More...]

Mom Guilt Bingo

Mom Guilt Bingo

Feeling some mom guilt today? Of course you are! Let's make a game of it. Mom Guilt Bingo is perfect for Mom's night out, where you're already feeling guilty for enjoying the break you are taking from the kids. Everyone gets a free space for looking at their phone at the park. If you have not used your phone at the park while your kids are … [Read More...]

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Browsing On-The-Go with Opera Mini #travel

Raise your hand if you've ever gone over your monthly data plan. I did once. During a girl's getaway to Atlanta. I was way more concerned with selfies, YouTube videos in the back seat, and relishing time with my gals pals sans children and not concerned enough about how much data I was blowing through. Ya'll know I can't eat a meal without … [Read More...]