Gift in a Jar: It’s Fall Ya’ll Cookies

Our MOPS group did a fun fall make and take last Friday: It’s Fall Ya’ll Cookies! As soon as I brought mine home, the battle began to keep Hubs and Sweet T from fishing Reese’s Pieces out of the jar. I’m going to have to gift it to someone quickly! These Gift in a Jar […]

Gift Ideas for New Moms

With Mother’s Day coming up, I thought it would be helpful to offer some gift ideas for new moms. Friends and family, if you like to bring new moms a gift either at the hospital, at home or to commemorate her first Mother’s Day here are a few ideas. Cute newborn outfits are standard and fun, […]

The Essential Guide To Facebook Co-Op Groups

Over the last 6 months I’ve spent around $600 ordering from over 20 different Facebook Co-op Groups. My family members got nicer-than-usual Christmas gifts and will continue to receive nice birthday presents for sure! I’ve been able to enjoy high-end makeup brands and personal care products that I’d normally never be able to afford, and […]

DIY Grapefruit Citrus Body Scrub

Grapefruit Citrus Body Scrub Ingredients: 1/2 tsp. grapefruit zest 1/2 tsp. grapefruit juice 1 c. granulated sugar 1/2 sea salt 2 tb. coconut oil (or oil of your choice) Directions: Combine zest, sugar and salt in a bowl. Add in oil and mix. Slowly drizzle grapefruit juice over and mix until incorporated. Place in an […]

Gift in a Jar: Friendship Soup with Free Printable

My MOPS group enjoyed made this gift in a jar last year. The ingredients are simple, readily available, and look pretty in a pint-sized Mason jar.   Friendship Soup Gift in A Jar Ingredients: 1/4 cup White Beans 1/4 cup Kidney Beans 1/4 cup Split Peas 1/4 cup Pinto Beans 2 Tbsp Barley (pearl or […]

Homemade Skin Cream

Mom made up a batch of Homemade Skin Cream with her KitchenAid mixer and was nice enough to share some with me. Why make homemade skin cream? Heavy-Duty moisture – If regular lotion isn’t getting the job done, try this thick mixture. You are in control of the ingredients – If you’re like my inlaws […]

Sweet T Loves Shari’s Berries

There was a nice little surprise waiting for me when I came home from running Errands Friday morning: Shari’s Berries! They happened to come on a day that my parents would be joining us for dinner and made the perfect dessert since Hubs and I are doing Paleo and Mom and Dad are doing South […]

Memories Around the Table

Have you ever stopped to think about how many of our celebrations and special memories revolve around meals? The Thanksgiving Turkey, Christmas cookies, 4th of July BBQ, birthday cake, church picnics…the list goes on. The people on my side of the family are a bunch of foodies so we even take pictures of our meals […]

Christmas Shopping Deals at Kmart #Holiday2012 #spon

How’s your Holiday shopping going? Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but there are still deals to grab for your holiday shopping this year! Kmart is offering 40% off on Joe Boxer Baby and Kids sleepwear and robes and Women’s sleepwear and thermals   I’ve pretty much finished my shopping, but want […]


Genetipetz is a new brand of unique stuffed animal toys for children that is currently running a funding campaign on Kickstarter. What makes Genetipetz so unique is that they combine the best parts of different animals to create a whole new Genetipetz animal. For example, if you take the body of an elephant, stripes of […]