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Crochet Yoda

It's been a while since I've posted a crochet project. Good reason for that. Who knew toddlers don't just entertains themselves for hours on end while mama spends some time with her yarn? My mother-in-law crocheted this Yoda for Hubs from this Crochet Yoda Pattern. Isn't he adorable? His cloak comes on and off too. I love his little toes and had to … [Read More...]

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AMDRO® Ant Bash Kickoff and $50 Amex Giveaway – Ends 6/17

Have you noticed the bugs are bad this year? As much as I enjoyed the relatively warm winter, I knew we'd be paying for it come spring and summer! With the recent mild winter across the U.S., insect activity is occurring two to four weeks earlier this year. This means there is an even greater chance that homes and landscapes will be infested this … [Read More...]


#Quaker Soft Baked Bars Review

This post brought to you by Quaker Oats. All opinions are 100% mine.   While Sweet T and I usually take the time to cook and eat breakfast in the mornings, there are some days when we have to eat on the run. It's a challenge finding a healthy breakfast snack option that she can manage to eat in the car on the way to church, MOPS, or an … [Read More...]

The Fantastic Roadtrip-a-Matic

This post brought to you by PA Tourism. All opinions are 100% mine. Summer is here and families will be hitting the road for their annual vacations. Hubs and I have talked about taking a little road trip sans Sweet T as sort of a "babymoon" before our new bundle of joy arrives. The problem is while I love to travel, I hate planning trips. It's … [Read More...]

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New York Style Pizza Crust Recipe

What's a Southern mama know about good pizza crust? Not much until I married a Jersey boy who dearly misses "real" pizza. The chains and local places around here just don't cut it for him. It's the equivalent of trying to find good BBQ or a homemade buttermilk biscuit in New England. Being the awesome wife that I am, I've tried to duplicate the … [Read More...]


Old London: Snacks and Sweepstakes!

All three of us are snackers by nature. Hubs is the worst one of all and he doesn't even have toddlerhood or pregnancy to blame! However he does have the metabolism of a hummingbird so I make sure to keep plenty of snacks on hand for all that in-between meal snacking he does. This week he's been enjoying Old London Melba snacks in their simplest … [Read More...]


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...]

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$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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]