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Sweet T Makes Three…and one more makes four!

We're expecting baby #2 in September! Considering Sweet T pitches a fit when I show attention to a cat or a small dog this will be quite an adjustment for her. Eventually though I think she'll make a great big sister. ;) … [Read More...]

New Nopalea Ultra!

What is Nopalea? Nopalea (No-pah lay’uh) is a delicious wellness drink derived from the fruit of the Nopal cactus. The healing properties of the Nopal cactus have been relied on for centuries by native peoples, and they’re now available in Nopalea. Each 32–ounce bottle of Nopalea brims with the health benefits of the Nopal fruit. Do you or … [Read More...]

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Sock Bun Curls Tutorial

Sock Bun Curls A Sock Bun Curls tutorial has been making the rounds on Pinterest and though skeptical, I decided to give it a go. I can't believe it actually worked! Hubs took a "before" sock bun curls picture of my hair: And here's the after picture of my sock bun curls I had to take myself the next morning. I couldn't believe it! My hair … [Read More...]

$50 American Express Giveaway from Slim-Fast – Ends 3/31 #VowtoWow

Winner: Rebecca S. Here we are in mid-March. How are your New Year's resolutions holding up? If you're like many Americans, weight lost was at the top of your list, and the Slim-Fast 3-2-1 system makes it easy to stay on track! If you didn't win the first American Express giveaway, Slim-Fast is coming to the rescue! They'd like to offer one … [Read More...]


Sunday Morning Smiles

"Mama!" "Come in here sweetie. Mommy's getting dressed." "Maaamaaa!" "I'm in here!" "Maaaamaaa! Poo-poo!" "Come in here so I can change it." "MaaaaaaaaaMaaaaaaa!!!!" She was waddling her way to me (no poo-poo thankfully) and instead of putting her out of her misery I laughed and took a picture.  And yes, that's a Christmas pajama top she's … [Read More...]

Guest Post: Create a Home Office/Guest Room

Space can be hard to come by, but that does not mean you wish to welcome friends and family any less. One way to provide cozy, comfortable quarters without sacrificing an entire room full time is to turn one bedroom into a guest bedroom and home office combination. Don’t worry; you can do this without investing a lot of time, energy or money. The … [Read More...]


Meaningful Beauty Test Drive Update

It's been nearly a month since I started using the Meaningful Beauty skin care system. I found the routine surprisingly simple to incorporate into my day both morning and evening, even with a little one to care for. Maybe because as a busy mom, taking time out to care for my skin made me feel so pampered! As I mention in my previous … [Read More...]

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Mini S’mores Cheesecakes

Mini S'mores Cheesecakes - Yield 18 Crust 2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 stick melted butter Filling 1 1/2 8oz packages softened cream cheese 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 eggs 1 cup miniature marshmallows 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips Topping 1/2 cup miniature … [Read More...]

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I was soooo stoned

It's amazing how something so tiny can cause so much pain (kind of like kids. Ha!). I passed this stone last Wednesday morning. Since I've been getting kidney stones since age 12 I rarely see a doctor anymore. I just dope up and roll with up! Several people have asked me which is worse: natural childbirth or kidney stones. I'm going to have to … [Read More...]

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Shoes from the 80′s

Maybe it's because I'm turning 30 soon, but I've been having fun lately reminiscing about the 80's and early 90's. Check out my breakfast cereals post if you want a second stroll down memory lane. Today I'm remembering shoes! The cool guy in our 4th grade class wore these I wore this exact pair of L.A. Gear hightops nearly every day in 3rd … [Read More...]


Slim-Fast Update #VowToWow

Time for a Slim-Fast 3-2-1 Plan update! First of all, if you didn't win the $50 American Express gift card giveaway from Slim-Fast, look for another chance to win this month! Ok, enough stalling. I've been a bad girl. The good news is I haven't gained any weight, but neither have I lost as much as I should. 2/10's of a pound isn't much cause for … [Read More...]

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Chef Boyardeelicious!

Our small church congregation enjoys lunch together each Sunday and last week was Chef Boyardeelicious! Sweet T "helped" me put together enough Ravioli Lasagna to feed all 15 of us. Everyone enjoyed the dish with most people going back for seconds. One guy went back for thirds so I'm glad I made plenty! Some of the ladies were impressed at … [Read More...]

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Kroger Cart Buster Event

Attention Kroger Shoppers! Shop the Kroger Cart Buster event from February 26–March 10 for great values. Find out about all the savings at! And from February 29-March 6, download exclusive, digital coupons for Kroger’s “Deal Of The Day” for even MORE savings at Happy Savings! Living in a rural area that … [Read More...]

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Home Improvement Adventures

Hubs and I are currently on our third round of home ownership since our marriage in 2002. Since he's a carpenter, we tend to buy cheap houses that are far from our ideal and begin the remodeling process. Hubs often works 50 hours a week so that doesn't leave him a lot of time to accomplish everything around here I would like him to, but he's gotten … [Read More...]