Freezer to Slow Cooker Sweet And Sour Chicken Wings
weekend in Sandestin

#Brandcation Countdown #gulfcoast

  Only 31 hours left until Brancation kickoff! Can you tell I’m excited? What exactly is Brandcation? If you didn’t read my previous post about it, I’ll do a quick recap. Brandcation is a Brandfluential-hosted event at which some of the most influential bloggers in the blogosphere meet to network and to promote the brands that we love.  … [Read More...]

Nurturing my Garden

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Whitney Farms. All opinions are 100% mine. I love growing our own food right in our backyard. Besides the convenience, health benefits, and reduction to our carbon footprint, it’s just plain satisfying to nurture something from seed to table. It’s just not feasible for our young family … [Read More...]

A behind the scenes look at what it takes to earn an income through blogging

So you want to make money blogging…

Each week I received inquiries in the form of everything from serious emails to offhanded comments about how to start a blog. Mom bloggers in particular have a bad rap for being snobby, cliquish, and unwilling to help others now that they themselves have "made it to the top" (where ever that is). While I'm sure there are genuine cases of this … [Read More...]

Energizer Bunny with Tools

Energizer Battery Giveaway – Ends 5/15

Winner: Tess C. For decades Energizer has supported organizations helping to make a positive impact in local communities and around the world. This spring as part of the Energizer campaign—that’s positivenergy—they’re “building” on that commitment in a new way through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity®. Working with baseball legend and … [Read More...]


First Pregnancy vs. Second Pregnancy

This pregnancy has gone quite differently than my first. I'm not sure if the difference lies in this being a second pregnancy, it being unplanned, or my being a couple of years older, but I'm currently 20 weeks along with baby #2 and here's what I've noticed so far: Pregnancy #1 Pregnancy #2 Announcing  Let’s tell everybody right … [Read More...]


Getting Older: Inspirational Quotes

I thought these were appropriate since I just turned 30. Enjoy!   … [Read More...]

Taste Test Commercial Spoof

Geico is famous taking social mores, expressions, and figures of speech and turning them into humorous commercials. Are you familiar with their latest taste-test commercial? Well, 21st Century Insurance made this funny Taste Test Commercial Spoof Enjoy! … [Read More...]

WDW Christmas

Do you believe in fairies?

I prefer the Disney variety, but there's a fairy in the blogosphere giving Tink a run for her money! The Fairy Hobmother stopped by this week and gave me a generous sprinkling of pixie dust in the form of an Amazon gift code! Tink's going to have to step up her game if she wants to keep up with this kind of magic. The Fairy Hobmother hails … [Read More...]

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...]

Family photo photography tips ideas

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...]

chicken collage

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...]

avocado toast

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...]