Freezer to Slow Cooker Sweet And Sour Chicken Wings
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Snikiddy Snacks and Grocery Card Giveaway – Ends 6/18

Between a pregnant mama and a picky toddler, it's important that we keep healthy, tasty snacks in our home. Snikiddy has a line of natural, baked snacks that I can enjoy and feed to my daughter without any mom guilt. With a variety of flavors to choose from, our taste buds won't be getting bored any time soon. My favorite variety is the baked fries … [Read More...]

Chinese Restaurant Style Green Beans

Chinese Green Beans

Sweet T is a picky eater but one healthy food she enjoys are green beans, particularly the Chinese Green Beans found at Chinese buffets. Usually when I try to copycat a restaurant food it takes several tries and tweaks to get things just right, but not this time! I found this Chinese Green Bean recipe at and it needs no … [Read More...]


Saving Money with MyPoints

This post brought to you by MyPoints. All opinions are 100% mine.   Busy moms like me do a large percentage of their shopping online. I joke that if I could order groceries online and have them delivered that I'd never have to leave the house with a toddler in tow. ;) As when shopping at brick-and-mortar stores, I'm always searching for the … [Read More...]

nail polish

$50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 6/14

Winner: Elena I. Summertime for me means tshirts, wet hair, flip-flops, pony tails, and anything else to beat the heat. It can leave a girl feeling a bit frumpy but with highs already in the 90s, makeup and nice outfits kind of go out the window in favor of just getting to the car and back without having a heat stroke. :) One summer beauty routine … [Read More...]

tria blue light acne treatment

Tria Blue Light Acne Treatment Review- Part 1

Here I am at 30 years old and still trying to get rid of acne. Since I'm pregnant, the breakouts aren't as bad as they normally are, but at my age I feel any amount of acne is unacceptable. I've found some acne treatment systems to be effective, but I need to be able to use the anti-aging products and treatments that I love without worrying about … [Read More...]

eclos anti aging beauty starter kit

éclos Skin Care Giveaway #EclosAntiAgingKit – Ends 6/11

Winner: Patti G. This post brought to you by éclos Skin Care. All opinions are 100% mine.   The big 3-0 came and went last month and while I don't feel any different, the arrival at the 30 number has made me more diligent with my skin care routine. Over the past week I've had the opportunity to test the entire product line from the … [Read More...]

fresh sweet corn

Sweet Corn on the Cob

Sweet corn on the cob is a family favorite of ours. We've eaten it with dinner twice this week already! It's rare to find something fresh, wholesome, and easy to prepare that all three of enjoy eating, that's I pick some up each week at the grocer during the spring and summer. Sweet corn helps us meet our recommended intake of whole grains which … [Read More...]

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Hand Over the Camera!

As a control freak perfectionist, it's hard for me to turn over the reigns with just about anything including my camera. A while back I posted some family photography tips, one of which was to make sure to include yourself in family photos. It's time for me to practice what I preach and that means handing over the camera on occasion to Hubs. Last … [Read More...]


Shout® it Out!

This post brought to you by Triad Retail Media. All opinions are 100% mine.   Stains in our home have evolved (or devolved...however you want to look at it) as Sweet T has gotten older. Food stains used to be the biggest stain problem we faced, but now that she's gotten pretty good at feeding herself we have a different set of stains to … [Read More...]

homemade corn tortillas recipe

Homemade Corn Tortillas – Gluten-Free

This is an adaptation of a cornmeal tortilla recipe from Hillbilly Housewife. I changed the flour to rice flour in order to make the recipe gluten-free (and because I wanted to try rice in my WonderMill!) and changed the shortening to lard since we try not to use hydrogenated oils anymore. I mixed the technique up a little too to hopefully make it … [Read More...]

linksys EA 2700 Router

Linksys EA2700 Wireless Router Giveaway – Ends 6/5

Winner: Jessie C. Hubs and I have experience serious wireless woes in the past. Sometimes I feel like we're the only people in the world without home wireless connectivity, but all we have to do is remember the nightmare of trying to set up a router and we decide to be content with what we have. Being a blogger, it's become increasingly … [Read More...]

plate to pixel food photography book

Plate to Pixel

I've always been a bit of a frustrated photographer. There are few thing I appreciate more than a beautifully captured photo, yet I struggle to capture those perfect images myself. Maybe it's just my perfectionist nature, but I get aggravated when my pictures don't look comparable to the pros. For my 30th birthday last month, my parents gave me a … [Read More...]

super moon telescope picture

Stargazing with the Escambia Amateur Astronomer’s Association #brandcation #gulfcoast

We live out in the country where the stars are beautiful on a clear night. In spite of being surrounded by their beauty, I've never been very interested in astronomy until spending some time with the men and women of the Escambia Amateur Astronomer's Association. Their knowledge of the skies is amazing and their enthusiasm contagious. The members … [Read More...]


Staree Has Launched!

This post brought to you by IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I've been a SocialSpark and Sponsored Tweets participant for over a year now. Both sites were created by IZEA and have helped me monetize my blog over the past year. IZEA's goal has always been to help social media users monetize their content, creativity and influence and with … [Read More...]