Keep your child healthy this school year…without putting her in a giant hamster ball.


As a self-confessed germbophobe, I used to get pretty nervous at the start of cold and flu season. My solution? Keep each kid in a hamster ball. Ok I didn’t go quite that far, but I was sorely tempted at one point. Close friends teased me about it because I wouldn’t let my children: Go in the […]

DIY Burlap Door Hanger

DIY Burlap Door Hanger

Another ladies craft night and another fantastic project! This DIY Burlap Door Hanger is gracing my front door as we speak. Roll Tide! (or War Eagle, Go Blue, etc. if you prefer ;)) DIY Burlap Door Hanger You will need 3/4 yard brown burlap Craft glue like Aleene’s Original Scissors Chalk or a fabric pencil […]

Sweet T Celebrates with Sweet Treats! {$75 Target Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 8/20}

Unilever Ice Cream Deal

Sweet T turned four years old this week and we celebrated with a Woody and Jessie Toy Story theme at a local farm (post coming soon!) True to her nickname, Sweet T has an insatiable sweet tooth. As responsible parents we monitor her intake of sweets, but on her birthday….we say anything goes! She took advantage of […]

Toy Story Birthday Party Theme

Toy Story Woody and Jessie cake

Sweet T turned 4 years old this week and we celebrated with a Toy Story birthday party. It was actually a Woody and Jessie western party to be more specific. Buzz got left out of the festivities and plans to appear solo at Gus’ birthday instead. Even though this was a celebration just for a […]

Thai Chicken Curry #EasyCookingWithPam

Thai Chicken Curry #glutenfree #dairyfree

Since Hubs adopted a gluten-free, dairy-free diet nearly two years ago, I’ve made this Thai Chicken Curry on a weekly basis. It’s filling, quick and easy to make and can easily be adapted to Paleo and Whole 30 meal plans by leaving out the rice. Thanks to the power of PAM Cooking Spray, clean up […]

Creative Discovery Museum: Chattanooga, TN

Creative Discovery Museum Chattanooga Tennessee #travel

During all my past visits to Chattanooga, I’ve never had reason to visit the Creative Discovery Museum. Now that I’m mother to an almost 4 year-old, I finally had an excuse to go!   The Creative Discovery Museum is located downtown within walking distance of the Tennessee Aquarium (and a lot of great eateries!) Children […]

Mother Daughter Weekend in Chattanooga #vacaygonecraycray


Sweet T and I took a little road trip last weekend! It was nice to spend some one-on-one time with my eldest without little brother’s demands for my attention. Chattanooga is about a two hour drive for us, and we went to participate in a dear friend’s adoption celebration. We also squeezed in quite a […]

$50 Walgreens Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 8/12


Are you a Walgreens shopper? No one in our household has prescriptions that need to be filled, yet we still find ourselves at Walgreens on a regular basis. Last week I had Sweet T’s photo birthday party invitation printed at Walgreens. Over the weekend I was grateful to find a Walgreens on our little road […]

7 Tips for a Beach Vacation with Small Children

Beach Vacations with Small Children #travel

We’ve been taking trips to the beach with a small child since Sweet T was 9 months old. I can’t remember if this past beach vacation was our 4th or 5th time bringing kids to the beach, but at any rate…this wasn’t our first rodeo. Below are 7 tips to help you prepare for a beach vacation […]

7 Tips for an Epic Picnic {$50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway #CleanItForward}

7 Tips for an Epic Picnic

School may be starting back, but that doesn’t mean summer is over. Nature didn’t get the memo that the kids are in school and fall clothing in is stores. That means it’s still picnic time! Tips for a Picnic 1. Leave the kids at home. KIDDING! Sort of. The last time we attempted a picnic […]