My kids watch TV.
I work from home and it is what it is. I'm glad they have quality, educational programming to tune into. Their current favorites are:
Dora the Explorer
In that order.
They also have their own TV watching spots staked out. Sweet T's is dead center of the couch with her blanket … [Read More...]
Summer is here in case you haven't noticed. With highs in the 90's already here in Alabama, it's about the only thing we do notice sometimes.
Trudy and I both have quite the sweet tooth and we're not above cooling down this summer with a little treat.
Right now at Walgreens you can grab your favorite frozen treats without waiting for the … [Read More...]
Like many settlements that started in the 19th century, our little southern town was developed around the railroad industry. Trains are still very active and locals are made late to work each and every day due to being "stuck by the train."
We have an annual Depot Days festival to celebrate the history of the town.
And all year … [Read More...]
Hi everyone! I’m Olivia from DIY Mother and I'm so happy that Jenn is letting me show you how to make a super easy, super cheap DIY kitchen mat (or area rug, if you prefer). I originally saw the tutorial over at Momtastic, and I thought I would try it for myself.
Vinyl is probably one of my new favorite mediums to work with. It's tough, but … [Read More...]
When we go to our favorite Chinese buffet, my picky eaters will eat their weight in fried rice. Therefore, Mama learned to make Chinese Restaurant Fried Rice at home. Because it's either that or another peanut butter sandwich for them for dinner. Sigh.
There are a few key elements to perfect Chinese Restaurant Fried Rice. They are:
1. The … [Read More...]
Date night: What's that?
I'm kidding...sort of. Our last date was dinner at The Melting Pot a couple of months ago, and it was much-needed!
Me: I forgot to bring the camera! Now I can't take pictures of the food!
Hubs: You mean we're going to have to sit here and actually enjoy our meal?
Good thing I find sarcasm sexy.
So here's a picture of us … [Read More...]
Croup! That tell-tale barking sound that starts in the middle of the night let's your know you know either your child is infected or there's a circus seal in his bedroom.
What is croup? According the Mayo Clinic:
Croup refers to an infection of the upper airway, generally in children, which obstructs breathing and causes a characteristic … [Read More...]
While I don't do full-on freezer cooking (yet) Hubs has to have breakfast pre-made in the mornings. Why?
1. He likes to sleep until the last possible second, eating during his commute whenever possible.
2. I do not get up early enough to send him off to work with said breakfast.
Our solution is breakfast burritos or a breakfast casserole … [Read More...]
Power outages: sometimes they are completely unexpected, and sometimes we have a little notice. Here in tornado alley, we usually have a day or two to prepare for the power outages that severe weather often brings. Here's a run down of how we prepare for a power outage.
1. Find a Radio - Have either a hand-crank radio or plenty of batteries. … [Read More...]
What's your summer look? Since we've been regular visitors to the local pool, I've been rocking a sock bun while swimming. Here's what it looks like after a couple of hours in the water
Not too bad. This gets me by for afternoon errands then let it down in the evening for some beachy waves. Gotta wash it at some point though. … [Read More...]
It's World Cup season! Have you been cheering on Team USA? Degree is the Official Deodorant of U.S. Soccer and is cheering on Clint Dempsey and the U.S. Men’s National Team as they play this summer.
Walgreens are celebrating U.S. Soccer too! Head in to Walgreens from now until July 5th and get 1,000 Balance Rewards points when you buy 2 Degree … [Read More...]
The staying power of Nexcare Waterproof Bandages and the 360-degree seal provides a protective barrier to keep out water, dirt and germs, making them. They're even toddler-proof making the Nexcare brand perfect for everyday life in this house!
For the new Nexcare Brand “Will It or Won’t It” campaign, Nexcare Brand has enlisted an unexpected … [Read More...]
These days I feel like the queen of simple, minimal-ingredient recipes...and shortcuts. Lots of shortcuts. This Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs recipe contains only two ingredients and is oven-ready in just a couple of minutes.
Be sure to season the actual meat instead of the skin
Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs
Print Crispy Baked Chicken … [Read More...]
A DIY, home decor blogger I am NOT, but I like to think I don't have total crap for taste when it comes to making my house a home. ;) Our little house feels pretty "broken in" most of the time thanks to having two preschoolers under its roof, so it was important to me to carve out a space just for Hubs and me.
Whether you live in your dream home … [Read More...]