Sweet T and I took a short weekend road trip by ourselves last weekend and had the opportunity to drive a 2012 Kia Rio SX for our 2 1/2 hour journey. The car was fully loaded (SX) which made for a luxurious drive for mama! The Rio is a compact car and Kia has done wonders with the use of space while still allowing driver's to enjoy 40hwy/30city … [Read More...]
What does your driving day usually look like? What little I venture out seem to mostly consist of trips here!
Of course bringing Sweet T to the local park, running errands, and drives to church factor in the equation too. With Sweet T's sleep schedule I'm never on the road after 8:00 PM. Kind of boring, I know but … [Read More...]
During a weekend visit with a friend Sweet T and I had the opportunity to visit the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The aquarium is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and I can remember enjoying days in the River Journey building as a child. However, the Ocean Journey building opened in 2005 and this was my first visit there. … [Read More...]
I have really been struggling with anemia this pregnancy and needed some easy recipes that were iron-rich. Here's a tasty stuffed mushroom recipe that will give your red cells a boost! Be sure to use whole baby clams rather than minced or clam pieces if you are anemic. They are more pricey, but their counterparts only contain minimal … [Read More...]
Mama loves her guacamole! Wholly guacamole tastes just as good as fresh, homemade guacamole to me and is a big time saver in the kitchen. I'm excited to incorporate it into this stuffed sopapilla recipe rather than making guacamole from scratch.
1 7oz package classic Wholly Guacamole
Juice of 1 lime
1 small mango, … [Read More...]
Winner: Linda T.
Sweet T had a hand-me-down play mat that she loved. Baby #2 will enjoy that one as well as the new Tiny Love Gymini My Nature Pals activity mat! If he or she has anywhere near the entertainment needs that Sweet T did as an infant, we're going to need both! The My Nature Pals Mat has a few more bells and whistles than standard … [Read More...]
You know the one I'm talking about: the wooden triangle with golf pegs that you try to figure out while waiting for your food. When I was a child, my dad taught me a Cracker Barrel puzzle solution that I quickly memorized and still use today. I'm sure there's many ways to solve the puzzle, but this one I can do in lightening speed. That was … [Read More...]
Winner: Sue E.
Hubs is a carpenter and he's hard on a lot of things including jeans and shoes. We're always on the lookout for durable clothing for him to wear to work. His current pair of men's work boots are about to kick the bucket and he's excited to try the Expedition Steel Toe Boot from Shoes for Crews:
While The Expedition is a great … [Read More...]
Summer is here and there are lots of new Vera Bradley items to go with your summer wardrobe. I had to opportunity to sample two pieces in Va Va Bloom print. First up is the Vera Bradley Smartphone Wristlet:
I'm a fan of wristlets since they do double duty around here. They function as a wallet for my diaper bag to hold all of mommy's things as … [Read More...]
Sweet T is going to be a shoe fanatic. Actually she already is, especially when it comes to boots. She's owned a pair ever since she started walking and wore her last pair of rainboots completely out before she outgrew them. When she outgrows (or demolishes) her current pair, I think we've found a brand that can handle those many hours of backyard … [Read More...]
Winner: Tyler M.
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I have a toddler, therefore I have had a cell phone mishap. With baby #2 on the way I'm sure it won't be the last one either! Want to hear my story?
Equals Mommy and Daddy trying every trick in the book to resurrect the wet phone. We … [Read More...]
Winner: Angela W.
Sweet T celebrated her second birthday with Blue Bunny and a certain blue donkey. It's no secret that she loves Eeyore. It was one of her first words (before mommy and daddy even!) We had a hard time finding Eeyore party supplies since Pooh seems to take center stage in the Hundred Acre Woods so we had to get creative. The custom … [Read More...]
The towel swan is one of the easiest towel animals to create. I like to make two and place them nose to nose on our guest bed whenever a couple comes to visit.
You will need:
1 bath towel or sheet
Lay out the bath towel horizontally then fold the top two corners down to meet at the center
Step 2: Press the … [Read More...]
Winner: Emily N.
Procter & Gamble invites you to celebrate and send off three-time Olympian and World Champion Water Polo Player Brenda Villa, as she and her mom, Rosario, head off to the London 2012 Olympic Games. P&G wants to remind us of important role that moms play in helping their children reach their full potential. As the Proud … [Read More...]