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Toes

Sweet T is obsessed with having her toenails painted! If I leave my manicure bag laying out she'll bring bottles of polish to me shouting "Toe! Toe!" Purple seems to be her favorite color (I'm not sure if it really is or if she just likes it because it's one of the few colors she can actually pronounce right now) so I got her some purple glitter … [Read More...]

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My Job Chart: Helping parents teach financial responsibility

  MyJobChart.com, an online chore chart was designed to teach young people the concept of responsibility, work ethic and the value of money by giving them a way to earn points for completing their chores. The free site has always offered a way for young users to ‘spend’ their points on rewards they want, ‘share’ what they earn with a … [Read More...]

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Easy Baked Oysters

I"m constantly looking for creative ways to keep my iron levels up during pregnancy. Oysters will do the trick just like chicken livers, but my favorite way to eat oysters is raw on the half shell. No can do with a baby on the way! Here's a simple way to enjoy baked oysters instead that are almost as good as raw. ;) Ingredients: 1/4c olive … [Read More...]

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Easter Fun

Hope everyone had a happy Easter! We started the day off with Easter baskets in our PJ's and let Sweet T enjoy a Lindt chick for breakfast. Don't worry. Chocolate for breakfast won't happen again until November 1st. ;) Sweet T also got Play-Doh and hair elastics in her basket. We're keeping it low-key and cheap for as long as we can get away … [Read More...]

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Guardsman Furniture Care

Most of my furniture stays caked with dust these days. With a toddler to chase, a baby on the way, and a blog to run, house keeping has taken a back seat. What little cleaning I do accomplish is usually the basics: dishes, laundry, floors, swishy the toilet, done! However I do have a couple of heirloom pieces of wood furniture that I try not to … [Read More...]

Fighting Hunger this Spring

This post brought to you by The Walmart Foundation. All opinions are 100% mine. I tend to think of hunger as a battle being fought in developing countries, but did you know that over 50 Million Americans don't know where their next meal will come from? One of the largest causes of hunger in the United States in unemployment, and in this economy … [Read More...]

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Mommy gets an Easter basket this year!

Sweet T and I were doing some Easter shopping last week where I picked up goodies for her Easter basket (including some Lindt mini chicks, aka "bok-boks") and a few little things for Hubs and my parents. I had a brief melancholy moment realizing that I'm "the mom" now and won't be getting Easter baskets anymore. Let's face it ladies. If a man … [Read More...]

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Gourmet Gift Baskets Giveaway – Ends 4/19

Don't forget the grown ups this Easter season. They like a visit from the Easter bunny too! I guess Hubs decided our Gourmet Gift Basket brownie sampler was a personal visit from the rabbit himself because when I woke up this morning, the peanut butter brownie had gone AWOL. We received one brownie each from the Brownies Sampler Bakery Gift … [Read More...]

Win A Breville Juice Fountain Plus

I have another quick and easy Rafflecopter giveaway to share with my foodie friends. Follow the instructions below to enter to win a Breville Juice Fountain Plus courtesy of Natural Horizons. Good luck and let me know if you win! (view more details on this prize) a Natural Horizons giveaway powered by … [Read More...]

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Sweet T’s First Egg Dye

Easter was a fun day when I was growing up. I may have been an only child, but the thrill of getting an Easter basket and going on an Easter egg hunt (sometimes two!) wasn't diminished by that. Usually Mom and Dad would both help me decorate eggs and we implemented many unusual techniques with PAAS kits such as the half and half colored egg and the … [Read More...]

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Easy Easter Tulip Arrangement

This post brought to you by iBulb. All opinions are 100% mine. Easter is just around the corner. How will you celebrate this year? We will be having a church brunch and supervising Sweet T's first Easter egg hunt. To brighten up our kitchen and make it feel a little festive, I also made this simple tulip arrangement. No other flowers say spring … [Read More...]

Peanut Butter Brownie Pie

COOL WHIP Peanut Butter Brownie Pie #FMcoolwhipmoms #spon

These days it's difficult enough to put dinner on the table each night much less a made-from-scratch dessert to accompany it. My motto for the past couple of years has been "if you have to stir something then it's homemade." If you have small children at home I urge to you embrace that motto too and use the  conserved energy for chasing them! COOL … [Read More...]

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$50 Visa Giftcard Giveaway – Ends 4/13

Winner: Ashley S. As a pregnant mom to a toddler I don't take as much time with my beauty routine as I used to. Nowadays having clean hair and clothes without yogurt spilled on them is about as "fixed up" as I get! While motherhood is arguably the ultimate display of femininity, it feels like our womanhood often gets lost in the sippy cup … [Read More...]

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Why won’t my key fit in the trunk?

Yesterday, Sweet T and I did a little shopping at Target with my no annual fee credit card. Afterward (while my Easter chocolate was melting in the broiling sun) I spent a good minute and half trying to force my key into the trunk. Grumbling about how the guy at the Co-op warehouse must have screwed it up somehow by slamming the trunk too hard … [Read More...]