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$100 Walgreens Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 8/27

School may have started back, but it's still very much summer around here. The humidity is taking it's toll on my hair! It's hard to get any volume in it these days. TRESemmé, amp it up for me please! ;)   Join me in stopping by your local Walgreens on Saturday, August 23rd from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and learn how to Amp Up Your … [Read More...]

Escape coffee blenders

Coffee Blenders Helps You Escape!

What do you think of when you think of an escape? I think of something like this... or this or this Are you seeing a pattern here? As busy as life gets, those beachside escapes don't happen nearly as often as I'd like. You know what kind of escape has been happening around here lately instead? Escape Dark Roast Stress Relief from Coffee … [Read More...]


Support your child’s immune system this school year…without putting her in a giant hamster ball.

*Note: The wording of this post has been changed from the original in order to ensure FDA compliance and may not read as smoothly as it was intended As a self-confessed germbophobe, I used to get pretty nervous at the start of winter. My solution? Keep each kid in a hamster ball. Ok I didn't go quite that far, but I was sorely tempted at one … [Read More...]

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 Clothespins or … [Read More...]

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

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 the opportunity with cake … [Read More...]

Toy Story Woody and Jessie cake

Toy Story Birthday Party Theme

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 few family members, I always order photo invitations so … [Read More...]

Thai Chicken Curry #glutenfree #dairyfree

Thai Chicken Curry #EasyCookingWithPam

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 is a cinch too! Make the entire … [Read More...]

Creative Discovery Museum Chattanooga Tennessee #travel

Creative Discovery Museum: Chattanooga, TN

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 are … [Read More...]


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 few activities! We stayed at the Comfort Inn … [Read More...]


$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 trip once I realized I'd left behind … [Read More...]

Beach Vacations with Small Children #travel

7 Tips for a Beach Vacation with Small Children

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 with small children. Tips for a Beach Vacation with Small … [Read More...]

7 Tips for an Epic Picnic

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

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 with the kids, they wound up fighting and pouting on top … [Read More...]

Simple Summer Salad

Simple Summer Salad #EasyCookingWithPam

I miss having a garden. Working a full-time job from home with two preschoolers who stay home with me all day, doesn't lend itself to much free time.  Thankfully, my dad has an abundant one and doesn't mind sharing with his only child. Over the weekend he sent me a goodie bag fill with garden fresh veggies. He knows I'm trying to clean up my … [Read More...]


$50 Dollar General Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 8/6

Can you believe it's back-to-school time already? The first day of school for the 2014 school year around here is August 5th! So much for summer vacation meaning June, July, and August, right? Dollar General knows that this time of year moms need to focus on staying organized, saving time and most importantly, saving money. So from now … [Read More...]

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