Freezer to Slow Cooker Sweet And Sour Chicken Wings
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Are you a Daily Deals Shopper?

This post brought to you by Joe Ross LTD. All opinions are 100% mine.   My mom converted me about a year ago, and while I love to shop daily deals, I find it's gotten a little overwhelming. There are just so many deals sites out there now that it got to the point where I couldn't keep up with them without email reminders. Then … [Read More...]


The Birmingham Zoo

The Birmingham Zoo has been around since the 1950's but has undergone major renovations in the last few years. It's a whole different zoo than when I was a kid! Sweet T and I had the opportunity to meet some of our MOPS friends for a playdate this week at The Birmingham Zoo, and we both had a great time despite the crowd. Tuesdays are half-price … [Read More...]

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Family Photography Tips

My dad is a shutterbug and he definitely passed the gene down to me. Even before Sweet T was born, I kept a camera on me at all times and loved nothing more than to blog and scrapbook the photos. Now that Sweet T has joined the family, my photo-taking fetish has increased; though ironically I find myself without quite as much time for photography! … [Read More...]

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Backyard Food and Fowl Update

First of all, thank for your help in deciding a new name for the slightly deranged flock member formerly known as Heather. After reading comments here as well as on Facebook and from family members, we decided to go with Lucy. She's still a little "off" and not getting along with her coop mates, but that doesn't stop her from laying. She's so … [Read More...]

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Glad Art Auction: Mess to Masterpiece

While I don't consider myself a "brand snob" there are a few grocery goods and household items that I never purchase the generic version of. Trash bags are one of those things. Too many times I've tried to save a few cents and wound up regretting it as I'm cleaning up a broken garbage bag mess. Glad Force Flex Black Bags' diamond texture stretches … [Read More...]

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Avocados for Breakfast? #iloveavocados

This post brought to you by Avocados from Mexico. All opinions are 100% mine. Avocados are one of my favorite foods, but I never really think to incorporate them into breakfast. Thanks to Avocados from Mexico, I will now. Check out their suggestion below for a simple and quick way to enjoy a delicious breakfast. Avocado … [Read More...]

The Shak

The Shak Restaurant: Somerville, Alabama

Having a head cold on your birthday is the pits. Hubs asked me if I felt like going out to eat and my answer was, "No, but I sure don't feel like cooking!" Since we had to pick Sweet T up from my Aunt's anyway, we decided to try a local restaurant near their home that is off the beaten path. The Shak Restaurant serves Southern style cuisine at … [Read More...]

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How to get rid of gnats in your home

Gnats! They've invaded our home. In seasons past it seemed they only showed up if we had old bananas, but I guess since we had such a warm winter the bugs (including gnats) are out in full force. One thing in our home that attracts gnats is our compost bowl where I throw vegetable scraps before they go out to the compost pile or to the chickens. In … [Read More...]


It’s my birthday and I’ll nap if I want to {Blue Bunny Ice Cream Giveaway – Ends 5/1}

Winner: Patrice W. Today is the big 3-0 for me! I'd planned on doing more that sitting at the computer or napping, but since a horrific head cold decided to strike yesterday keeping me awake until 4:30 AM, a birthday nap is sounding pretty good. Thankfully my aunt volunteered to keep Sweet T for the day so I can relax. When you're pregnant and … [Read More...]


Platex Baby Contest

What did you least expect when you were pregnant or a new Mom? We all have great stories to share, and Playtex Baby wants to hear them! Starting April 16th Playtex Baby is holding a contest on their Facebook page, asking Moms to share candid, unexpected moments of pregnancy and motherhood. They will be selecting daily winners, as well as a grand … [Read More...]

lemon cheesecake bars

Lemon Cheesecake Bars

At, you can bring spring inspiration to life through their new “My Look Book” feature. It's easy to collect and organize ideas with this personalized digital scrapbooks. I added the Easy Layered Salad, Lasagna Formaggio, and Red Velvet Cheesecake to my Look Book, but decided to make these Lemon Cheesecake Bars as a special treat for … [Read More...]

Our Yard Needs Help!

This post brought to you by Scotts®. All opinions are 100% mine. Living in the country, we don't have a "lawn" but a yard; a rather big one at that. While it's impractical to turn nearly two acres of dandelions, crab crass, fire ant beds, clover, and other assorted weeds  into beautiful grass, I would love to give our relatively small front yard … [Read More...]



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painted toddler toenails


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...]