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Crockpot Apple Cider Recipe

Now that the weather is starting to cool off it’s a great time to serve warm drinks.  This Crockpot Apple Cider recipe is perfect for entertaining, the holidays, or to just have around on cold days.  I cook the ingredients on the stove then transfer to a slow cooker where it can be kept on the low setting all day.  Or you can serve it directly from … [Read More...]

DIY Room Decor: Arrow Blocks

Where are my fellow home decorators? Hubs is in the process of building me an office and I'm looking forward to decorating it! This DIY room decor project is affordable and fun. All will you will need is a few basic items easily found at your local hardware store and craft shop. The arrows and stained wood make this design appropriate for … [Read More...]

#SamsClubBaby Twitter Party!

One of my favorite family memories happened at our local Sam's Club. Sweet T sat up in the shopping cart for the first time instead of riding in her infant carrier. She did such a great job she sat in a high chair at a restaurant later that day. I'll never forget that trip to Sam's Club. Milestones! Now I'm hoping to shop at Sam's Club … [Read More...]

Butternut Squash Bread

If you like pumpkin bread, you'll love butternut squash bread too! A fun twist on a traditional quick bread recipe Butternut Squash Bread Print Butternut Squash Bread Author: Jenn Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  45 mins Total time:  1 hour   If you like pumpkin bread, you'll love butternut squash bread … [Read More...]

Fried Mashed Potatoes

I haven't had friend mashed potatoes since I was a child.  Partly because it requires leftover mashed potatoes and we never seem to have any left.  However, for whatever reason as I was peeling potatoes to make mashed potatoes I got a little carried away and peeled 10 POUNDS!.  Needless to say I had a few left over, which brought to mind my momma's … [Read More...]

5 Ways to Celebrate an Adult Birthday

This post is brought to you by Teleflora and Millennial Blogs. All opinions are my own. Remember when you were a kid and you couldn't wait for your next birthday? Even as a teen and young adult, birthdays were exciting and milestones were achieved. There's the year you get your driver's license, the year you could vote, the year you could drink, … [Read More...]

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6 Ways to Help Foster Families in your Community

In your community, right now, perhaps within your neighborhood there are foster families. Some are obvious, resembling the United Nations, with children rotating in and out of their home. Some, like mine, are incognito. You'd never know that our lovely daughters were adopted through foster care. We fostered for almost 4 years before we … [Read More...]

Pizza Sticks: Easy Game Day Finger Food!

Football season is rapidly approaching and here in Alabama that means everyone is sporting either Roll Tide or War Eagle apparel and gearing up for the first game of the season. While I'm not much of a sports fan, I appreciate a fun game day gathering and the food that goes with it. If you're looking for an easy finger food to serve at your next … [Read More...]

Tips for Starting Preschool

7 Tips for Starting Preschool

It's hard to believe Sweet T started Kindergarten this year! She's only a week in, and is loving her school, her teacher, and the whole experience. Attending preschool last year tremendously helped her with social skills and academics so that starting Kindergarten this year was an easy transition. Centers like La Petite Academy can help … [Read More...]

2 Ingredient Banana Muffins

While gawking at Pinterest I came across a recipe for Pumpkin Muffins at Sweet Verbena made with only two ingredients, a can of pumpkin and a box of yellow cake mix.  I love Pumpkin muffins and knew I wanted to give it a try.  Then I wondered if you could make the same recipe with other fruit with similar texture.  I decided to give it a try using … [Read More...]

Icy Spicy Fruit Tea

Summertime starts up around here...oh...early April? Kidding, not kidding. We visited the park last week during a 74 degree day and Sweet T wanted to go home after 45 minutes because she was too hot. Uh-oh. Thank goodness we have pool passes this year!  My family will be looking for ways to keep cool during the coming months, and this refreshing … [Read More...]

What’s your Legendary Look?

We all know looks aren't everything, but sometimes when we look good, we feel good too. Whenever my world feels out of control from schedules that are too busy or kids who are too cranky, I'll often go the extra mile with my hair and outfit choices. Making the effort to look put-together on the outside often results in feeling more confident on the … [Read More...]

Keep Your Duvet in it’s Place!

If you use a duvet or goose down comforter, I’m sure you have had the problem of it wadding up inside the cover. I saw a hint from Martha Steward several years ago about how to fix this problem.  It took about 15 minutes from start to finish and I wish I would have done it before. The process is simple and costs only pennies. Cut eight … [Read More...]

Experience Kissimmee!

Last month I had the opportunity to visit Kissimmee with the Choice Hotels Ultimate People Person, Andrea Fasano. Check out the video below for a preview of our adventure, then keep reading to find out about Kissimmee attractions and hotels. The adventure is continuing for Andrea this summer. Follow #ChoicePeoplePerson on Instagram and … [Read More...]