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Where to stay in Pigeon Forge cabins or hotel? Find out before you travel!

Where to stay in Pigeon Forge

We've covered what you'll be doing when you visit Pigeon Forge with preschoolers, but what about where to stay in Pigeon Forge? Pigeon Forge Cabin rentals are popular and have been our accommodations by default in the past due to massive family reunion trips. This is the first time we've stayed at an actual Pigeon Forge hotel instead of a … [Read More...]

Looking for breakfast ideas for a quick breakfast on the go? Try this overnight breakfast bread and get out the door on time in the morning!

Overnight Breakfast Bread

I get up pretty early in the morning but I don’t like to think about cooking for a couple of hours after I’m up. A family member shared this recipe with me that is wonderful because you mix it up the night before, then all you have to do in the morning is throw it in the oven and breakfast is ready. It cooks while you're getting ready for the … [Read More...]

Free sewing patterns for girls. Make this demin skirt DIY in about an hour!

1-Hour Denim Skirt DIY

I have now found my favorite way to make a skirt.  How else can you have a skirt with a waistband and pockets that you don’t actually have to make?   I LOVE IT! Free Sewing Pattern for Girls: 1-hour denim skirt Materials: Old pair of jeans 1/2 yard of fabric (I actually bought 1 1/2 yards and used some of it to make a … [Read More...]

One of the simplest gluten free meals you will ever make. Gluten Free Chili Cornbread Skillet

Gluten Free Chili Cornbread Skillet #HormelChiliNation

Many thanks to HORMEL® Chili for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to try a new way to eat chili! Cornbread and chili are two things Alabamians love. Why not combine the two in an iron skillet and make us really happy? This gluten free meal is so incredibly simple thanks to Hormel Chili and your favorite gluten free cornbread … [Read More...]

If you need easy breakfast ideas for a group or a special weekend breakfast for your family, this raspberry breakfast braid fits the bill!

Raspberry Breakfast Braid with Orange Glaze

If you need easy breakfast ideas for a group or a special weekend breakfast for your family, this raspberry breakfast braid fits the bill. I made it at 2:00 AM during a bout of insomnia so it's easy enough! Raspberry Breakfast Braid with Orange Glaze 4.0 from 1 reviews Print Raspberry Breakfast Braid with Orange Glaze … [Read More...]

If you're looking for vacation ideas and travel destinations for families with small children, Pigeon Forge fits the bill. A complete travel guide to Pigeon Forge with Preschoolers.

Pigeon Forge with Preschoolers

Vacations have changed a lot since we've had children. First of all, we no longer call them vacations. They're trips. Because I don't know about your preschoolers, but ours aren't too keen on the idea of relaxing in the hotel room, antiquing in trendy neighborhoods, having late dinners and sleeping in the next day. What's up with that, … [Read More...]

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Do you have a family beauty secret to share?

Most of us have beauty advice passed down from the women in our family. My mother has great skin and has always stressed the importance of sun protection. Rain or shine, makeup or not, she doesn't leave the house without sunscreen on her face. This is a family beauty secret Sweet T and I would both do well to follow! See? She'd probably like … [Read More...]

This Pork Schnitzel with Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage is one of my favorite dinner recipes for two. Have dinner on the table in minutes with this easy dinner idea!

Pork Schnitzel with Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage {$15 Paypal Giveaway}

I've been making this easy pork schnitzel recipe for the last 7 or 8 years. Hubs is of German descent and my father-in-law especially appreciates it when I make it during one of his visits. I've only been able to find all of the ingredients in one place at Publix. They always have cubed pork steaks (though I grabbed the last ones during my … [Read More...]

Looking for baby shower ideas? Give the gift of these 5 diaper bag essentials! New moms will really thank you for #2.

5 Must Have Items for your Diaper Bag {$50 Babies R Us Gift Card Giveaway}

Whether you're a brand new mom or a seasoned one, you've probably accepted that the days of just grabbing your purse and keys and walking out the door are long gone. Traveling with a baby or small child complicates things even if it's just a trip to the grocery store! Thankfully, Babies"R"Us is here every step of the way and provides an amazing … [Read More...]

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Suddenly Salad {$15 Paypal Giveaway}

Summer usual starts around here in mid-April, but we actually enjoyed a longer spring season this year. Now that we're transitioning into humidity, swimming pools, and loooong days, and it's time to break out the grill! We commemorated the start of the season with pork chops on the grill with corn on the cob and Suddenly Salad. Suddenly Salad is … [Read More...]

This Orange Curried Chicken with Citrus Rice isn't your usual boring chicken recipe. Spice things up with this dinner idea!

Orange Curried Chicken with Citrus Rice

Chicken is so versatile and affordable, it's no wonder it makes it onto the dinner table so often. I serve it as often as the next mom, but like to mix things up a little bit with creative recipes that make my family think "winner, winner chicken dinner!" instead of "chicken again?" Sunkist sent me some of their Cara Cara navel oranges to try … [Read More...]

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Share a Huggies #UltraHug and win a grant for your community!

August will make 5 years of diapering for this mama. After half a decade, I've almost forgotten what life without daily diaper changes is like! Gus is still several months away from potty training so thankfully there's Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers to see us through the homestretch. Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers are available … [Read More...]

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Blossom Box Kids Giveaway – Ends 5/21

Sweet T is a crafter. Mama is a crafter. So you'd think these two crafters would do lots of crafty crafting together, right? Sadly, we don't do crafts together very often. While I love the idea of doing crafts together, the execution is often impractical. Thinking of a craft, finding directions on Pinterest, shopping for supplies, prepping the … [Read More...]

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It’s Puddle Jumper Season!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stearns Puddle Jumpers® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I often refer to parenting in this preschool season as "wrangling." So much of every day is spent just steering my little ones in the right direction and away from danger (with a liberal dose of resistance thrown in just to keep things … [Read More...]