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These Holiday Scalloped Potatoes make a festive side dish with minimal effort. Plus...bacon

Holiday Scalloped Potatoes {$15 Paypal Giveaway – Ends 12/31} #GetYourBettyOn

The "holidaze" are here and our calender is full! Between Christmas parties, holiday activities, and family visiting, we're keeping a hectic pace around here. Thanks to convenient products like Betty Crocker Potatoes, I've been able to get dinner on the table most nights without resorting to pizza delivery. For these Holiday Scalloped … [Read More...]

These Meatball Mini Phyllo Cups with Cranberry Pecan Relish are an easy holiday appetizer that look much more involved than they really are.

Meatball Mini Phyllo Cups with Cranberry Pecan Relish

Christmas will be here in 10 short days! This year, I'm focusing on quick and easy recipes to bring to events or serve to guests. All I want for Christmas is my sanity in tact. ;) Last Friday night I hosted the appetizer course of a progressive dinner. I wanted something original and impressive to serve without biting off more than I could … [Read More...]

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Osmo iPad Game System Giveaway – Ends 12/26

Remember when screen time concerns meant that parents worries their kids were standing too close to the TV? How simple those days seem now! Computers, tablets, smart phones, and gaming devices are all here to stay, and it's a challenge for today's parents to monitor all those screens, regulate screen time, and ensure devices are being used as a … [Read More...]

This Easy Velveeta Fudge (yep, Velveeta!) is such a time saver! Make it for Holiday events or cookies swaps.

Easy Fudge Recipe using Velveeta

How is the holiday season going for your so far? Are you managing all of the activities, get-togethers, shopping, gift wrapping, planning, and traveling involved? I'm staying afloat over here, but I'm not going to's been challenging. One thing that has helped (besides just saying no to a lot of things) has been finding simple, easy … [Read More...]

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Fashion Friday: Flannel!

Flannel is back! I've only waited 17 years for this. ;) Thankfully, flannel has come back with a little more flair . No need to rifle through your Dad's closet for the baggiest, most weathered shirt. I'm rocking some feminine, fitted flannel this season along with skinny jeans. Pearl earrings and this Prince Charming necklace from Birch … [Read More...]

This Frozen Eggnog Pie is so quick and easy. Perfect for the busy holiday season. Bring it to a holiday party when you are short on time (or inclination, ha!)

Quick and Easy Frozen Eggnog Pie Recipe

The holiday season has most of us hurrying and scurrying everywhere, so I need to bring recipes to seasonal events that take very little of my time to create (can I get an amen?) Last week I made this quick and easy Frozen Eggnog Pie for a Thanksgiving event at our church. It was a hit! Best of all, it comes together so quickly and easily. Isn't it … [Read More...]


With Couponmate Never Miss an Online Deal!

Online shopping has almost become an artform, with savvy shoppers scouring the net for the best deals. It can be entirely time consuming trying to snag codes for the best savings. The new money-saving tool CouponMate is a free extension that alerts you to the biggest and best codes available when you're shopping at a supported site. Currently, … [Read More...]

Make these DIY paper ornaments to mark each day of Advent by opening your ornament into a star! When your tree is full of stars, Christmas is here.

DIY Star Paper Christmas Ornaments for Advent

We've never really thought much about Advent or used advent calenders around here, but this year we're going to start. Why? Sweet T doesn't understand why we aren't opening presents right now (super spiritual reason, right?) The tree is up, therefore it is Christmas. Hopefully these DIY Star Advent Ornaments will help with her concept of … [Read More...]

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This Year’s Christmas Cards!

It may not even be Thanksgiving yet, but I've been thinking about Christmas cards since late summer. It's a process! Step 1 - Figure out coordinating family outfits Step 2 - Have a friend take pictures of matchy-matchy family Step 3 - Edit acne off my face in the photos Step 4 - Create and order Christmas cards from Vistaprint Maybe I'm … [Read More...]

Three ways to organize your essential oils depending on the size of your collection

Three Ways to Organize Your Essential Oils

Since we started using Young Living Essential Oils almost a year ago, my collection has grown abundantly. I never gave much thought to organizing essential oils until the quantity finally demanded that I get my oils off the kitchen counter (and classified by color and alphabetized ;).)  Here are three ways organize your essential oils depending on … [Read More...]


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...]