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How to Make a Towel Animal Elephant

Towel Animal Elephant After my first cruise, I fell in love with towel animals. Coming "home" after a hard day eating at the buffet and relaxing by the pool to a towel animal on my bed made the experience even more special. You don't have to be on vacation to enjoy a fluffy friend. Make them for your kids, house guests, or for your own staycation. … [Read More...]

Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

 It's probably socially irresponsible to share this recipe because once you've tried it, you'll never settle for a plain PB&J again.Ingredients:Peanut ButterJelly (I'm using homemade pear preserves)Butter or spreadBreadI'm sorry if insults your intelligence to demonstrate how to assemble a PB&J, but I'm a step-by-step kind of gal.Once … [Read More...]

1 Pork Loin, 1 Slow Cooker, 3 Different Dinners!

Make a pork loin in the slow cooker and eat 3 different dinners off of it! Perfect meal planning for busy moms. Ingredients: 1 Large pork loin.  As large as can fit in your crock pot (mine was 3.75lbs in a 3qt. slow cooker) 1 large onion chopped into large sections 1 pkg ranch dressing mix 1 pkg onion soup mix 8oz beef broth   Place … [Read More...]

Creamy Peanut Butter Pie

Ingredients:1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, room temperature1 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)1/2 cup powdered sugar1 tsp. vanilla2 tablespoons milk1 (8 oz.) tub Cool Whip1 purchased or prepared graham cracker pie crustOptional Ingredients:Chocolate shavings Finely chopped peanutsChopped peanut butter cup candiesCream together the cream … [Read More...]

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BBQ Biscuit Cups – A Four Ingredient Meal

These tasty morsels probably have a proper name, but I always called them biscuit cups as a kid and that's what I'll always know them as. It doesn't get much easier than this! My mom made these often when I was growing up which garnered much enthusiasm from Dad and me. Hubs is no different. It's so ironic how he'll rave about BBQ biscuits cups … [Read More...]

How to store bathroom toys with the Boon Frog Pod

Bathtub Toy Storage with Boon Frog Pod

Our guest bathtub was looking a little cluttered until we welcomed the Boon Frog Pod into our bathroom. Not only is it great for bathtub toy storage, but it also doubles as a scoop and shelf! Boon Frog Pod Bathroom Toy Storage  Since the only bathtub in the house is located in the guest bathroom, it's important to me to keep it looking clean … [Read More...]

Short-Term Emergency Preparedness Part 2

For the backstory, click here to read our emergency (not so) preparedness adventure, "Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda" which highlights the ways a tornado-induced power outage caught us unawares.Today I'm going to talk about a few of the things we were actually properly prepared for. 1. Car Kit -  We didn't wind up needing it, but I was glad we had a car … [Read More...]

UV Skinz Protective Swim Clothing Giveaway – CLOSED

The winner is...Congratulations, Marcie! UV Skinz was founded by Rhonda Sparks after her husband's death at the age of 32 due to skin cancer Rhonda has taken tragic circumstances and created a way to help other while honoring her late husband's legacy. UV Skinz UV Clothing offers UPF 50+ 98% full-spectrum protection from the sun so that … [Read More...]

Short-term Emergency Preparedness Part 1

Being both a planner and a worrier by nature it's no surprise that I enjoy the survivalist or "prepper" culture.  Self-sufficiency is something I admire in others and strive for in greater measure in our home. Since I tend to be a a drama queen in other areas of life, emergency preparedness is no different and I really have to fight taking it to … [Read More...]

Review: Nellie’s All-Natural Laundry Soda. Great for Cloth Diapers!

Since switching to detergents that are specifically formulated for cloth diapers, I've become a bit of a laundry snob. I can find a few brands at my local grocer that will get the job done in a pinch without causing immediate absorbancy issues with my cloth diapers, but for long-term use I've found it's so much better to stick to a brand that is … [Read More...]

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Crochet Gift Card Holder

Who doesn't love to receive gift cards? I don't know of anyone, but I know lots of people who don't like to give them as gifts because they are too impersonal. Why not make your own holder to give it a heartfelt touch? I found this Crochet Gift Card Holder pattern through Ravelry and followed one poster's suggestion to slip stitch the edges. Also, … [Read More...]

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Do You Fondue?

Lat Sunday for my birthday (#29!), Hubs took me to The Melting Pot for dinner. While the food and atmosphere were amazing, the best gift of all was a few hours of freedom from a clingy baby! Sorry, Sweet T but it's the truth. The booths are set up to make patrons feel like they are the only ones in the restaurant. We didn't see any other diners … [Read More...]

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Sweet T’s First Celebrity Encounter!

Sweet T met her first celebrity last week. Christy Jordan of Southern Plate fame happened to be at Ann Taylor Loft at the same time as my mom and me. Christy was on a quest for a wrinkle-free blouse for her upcoming Southern Living Magazine photo shoot whilst I was just on a quest to add pieces to my wardrobe that don't have baby food or spit up … [Read More...]

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Wheelbarrow Planter

When we first moved into our house over a year ago I found this old wheelbarrow in the "back 40" and knew immediately that I wanted to turn it into a flower planter. This is kind of the look I'm going for. Something simple and old fashioned to match the theme of our home design. So I had Hubs wheel it around to the front of the … [Read More...]