Freezer to Slow Cooker Sweet And Sour Chicken Wings
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diy natural insect repellent #youngliving #essentialoils #oilyfamilies

DIY Natural Insect Repellent

The mosquito is the state bird here in Alabama and we're already being feasted on every time we step outside. I'm not ok with spraying my children down with DEET but we can't just stay indoors until winter. What to do? Create an all-natural insect repellent with Young Living Essential Oils. DIY Natural Insect Repellent 5 drops thieves … [Read More...]

new couch

Pin to Win with Haverty Spring Refresh #HavertysRefresh

For the last six months I've been slowly feathering our new nest. For my birthday last month, Hubs bought me a new couch and a chair to match. Sweet T immediately staked out her spot.  We have a few more miles to go with our new home, but I prefer to look at what we've accomplished so far instead of what we still have left to do. And by "we" I … [Read More...]

5-layer Reeses Peanut Butter Cheesecake. No Bake! #dessert

Five-Layer Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Two Thanksgivings ago, my mother-in-law made a chocolate peanut butter cheesecake that was the stuff of legends. We haven't stopped talking about it. Seriously, this cheesecake comes up in conversation once a week at least. So when they came up for visit this week I begged MIL to help me make one. It was just as epic as we remembered. 5 Layers … [Read More...]

5 Gifts New Moms Really Want #mothersday #motherhood

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, but not usually needful. Try including one of the … [Read More...]

mom waterfall

Celebrate Mother’s Day with eBay and Win! #eBayMom

How are you celebrating Mother's Day this year? I feel richly blessed to be in this season of life.  Not only do I get to enjoy motherhood myself, but I also get to enjoy spending time with my own mother. My mom loves to travel... And she loves to eat good food. Preferably while she's traveling... And she loves to enjoy … [Read More...]

13 Mother's Day Brunch Recipes

13 Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

Right now my Mother's Days consist of wrangling Sunday clothes onto two preschoolers and figuring out what to feed their picky little selves. It won't be long though before they're older and serving me breakfast in bed on Mother's Day. Hey, I can dream, right? In the meantime I'll cherish the sticky fingers and plan for next year when Sweet T and I … [Read More...]


ShopSmart Magazine Subscription Giveaway – Ends 5/12

Analytic by nature, I never make a major purchase without researching it to death. Even for small purchases I like to read a blog review or get a recommendation from a friend before buying anything...even deodorant! As a blogger I also enjoy putting the word out about products I love whether by writing a review or giving a shout-out on social … [Read More...]

mom and trudy

Celebrate Mom’s Real Beauty {$50 Dollar General Gift Card Giveaway}

Mother's Day is just over two weeks away. How will you celebrate your mom this year? This Mother’s Day, Dove and Dollar General are committed celebrating real beauty. My mom has that in spades! We're talking that kind of giving, loving inner beauty that is so rare today. I'm not a touchy-feely person and am guilty of not showing my mom often enough … [Read More...]

nailed ithair

How Would You Describe Your Personal Style? Toni & Guy

All the talk of hair this week has got me wanting to do something with mine. You see here's what my hair looks like in my mind. And here's what it really looks like. Except there's usually dried up food in it too. Sigh.   It's definitely time for a makeover! Fortunately it's finally spring and the longer days and warm weather always … [Read More...]

Some unique tips you may not have heard before

5 Tips for Healthy Hair {$50 Target Gift Card Giveaway}

1. Get your Omega-3's - Eat fish, flaxseed, or take a supplement. The fatty acid will keep your hair moisturized from the inside out. 2. Towel dry gently - I'm guilty of rubbing my hair violently with a towel after washing. Instead, try wrapping your hair up in a towel for 30 minutes and leaving there. The towel will do its job without all the … [Read More...]


Why Is A Smile Important to You? #PowerOfASmile

Oh the power of a smile. Is there anything more precious than seeing your child smile? I love to see my kids' smiles. Even their evil smiles.   Hopefully just looking at these two little scamps and reading about their capers made YOU smile. What if your child couldn't smile or was too embarrassed to smile due to a cleft? How … [Read More...]


Save $1 on Axe Hair at Target

We are some Axe users in this house! Well, Hubs is. And Gus will be soon. You see, they don't have actual hair growing out of their heads, they have straw. Seriously. And they are both blond so if their hair isn't cut very short and managed with a product like Axe Hair Pomade it literally looks like there's a haystack on top of their … [Read More...]

Chicken and Roasted Red Potatoes #glutenfree

Chicken and Roasted Red Potatoes #CookingUpGood {$100 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway}

This Chicken and Roasted Red Potatoes recipe is going to become a go-to for me on busy weeknights. I managed to run to Walmart for the ingredients, marinate the chicken while I did the rest of the prep work, and bake it while I cleaned up the kitchen, set the table, and made "kid food" for you-know-who...all in 2 hours. Chicken and Roasted Red … [Read More...]

5 Simple Skin Care Tips for Busy Moms

5 Simple Skin Care Tips for Busy Moms {$25 Walgreens Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 5/2}

1. Facial Wipes are your friend - Are you ever so exhausted by the end of the day that washing your face and brushing your teeth feels like it will require the same energy expenditure as running a 5K? Of course you have. You're a mom. Try using a facial wipe like Simple Cleaning Facial Wipes for a quick cleanse and toss. As for your teeth. Brush … [Read More...]