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

Our Bedtime Routine #SleepytimeSongs

Hubs and I are both routine-oriented people so it makes sense that our kids would prefer a schedule as opposed to free-styling each day. Gus is too young right now, but Sweet T has been on a sleep schedule since she was 5 months old. At 7:45 each night we start our bedtime routine which includes brushing her teeth, reading a book, singing a song, … [Read More...]

Try Nopalea

Have you tried Nopalea yet? Nopalea is a 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. Nutrients in Nopalea have been proved to: Reduce inflammation and pain Help the body cleanse itself of daily toxins … [Read More...]


Feathering our Nest this Fall

Fall is here for most areas of the country. I joke that here in the hot, humid South we have to just pretend that it’s fall by creating delicious seasonal treats and surrounding ourselves with fall fragrances. I don’t decorate for fall per se, but during this time of year I like my home to smell like apple pie, cinnamon, and spices even if it is … [Read More...]

Baby Milestones

It's amazing how much I've forgotten since Sweet T was a baby! Learn about infographics software.   … [Read More...]


Guest post: 10 Things I Never Expected to Learn From My Kids

  I have a confession to make. In my 40 years on this Earth, I have yet to try a glass of Sweet Tea. I hope Jenn won't hold that against me. It's just not really all that common up here in New York. I do enjoy Iced Tea though. Does it count if I add like 90 spoonfuls of sugars? Anyways, since Jenn's a little pre-occupied at the moment, … [Read More...]

root beer cupcakes

Root Beer Cupcakes

Today I'm featuring a guest recipe from Sara at Since root beer is once of Hubs' favorite things I'll be trying these out myself as soon as we find the "new normal" around here. Cupcakes: 1 box White Cake Mix 1 box Chocolate Fudge Instant Pudding Mix 4 eggs 1 1/2 cups Barq's Rootbeer (or whatever brand you like) Mix the … [Read More...]


International Delight National Coffee Day Twitter Party#IDcoffeeday

Are you a coffee lover? Join me on twitter tomorrow morning for a National Coffee Day celebration! Details below: 9/29/12 10-11am ET Hashtag - #IDcoffeeday 5 blogger co-hosts: Brett - Amanda - Liz - Jenn - … [Read More...]


It’s Open Enrollment Season

Healthcare is a hot topic right now and we happen to be one of the millions of Americans without coverage of any kind. While health insurance is available where Hubs works, the premiums, deductibles, and copays are high and the coverage is low. We're in that awkward income bracket in which we make too much to qualify for government aid, but can't … [Read More...]

licking the spoon beaters batter raw cookies cake

Wordless Wednesday: Eggs Schmeggs

If you didn't get to lick the batter from the bowl you didn't have a childhood. Sweet T and I will come chase you with potential salmonella until you learn to enjoy the little things. ;)   … [Read More...]


Cooking With Kids: Making Homemade Freezer Jam

  Guest post by Susanne - The Hillbilly Housewife Author of Homemade Jelly and Jam Recipes I love spending time in the kitchen with my daughter. It’s a great way to bond, teach and just spend time together making delicious food. This summer, we made some jams and jellies together and I thought I’d share a simple kid-friendly recipe with … [Read More...]


@LifeLock Identity Protection Giveaway – Ends 10/8

Identity Theft: In this digital age we’re all aware of it and many of us have experienced it. Identity theft goes far beyond a stolen wallet or failure to shred your personal mail. I’ve been the victim of phishing email scams (they’re a lot more sophisticated now than that Nigerian prince who wants to give you his fortune ;) ) and my parents … [Read More...]

Four Exams are Available to Commence Your Microsoft IT Professional Career

Get your IT Professional career off the ground and on the right track with a Microsoft Technology Associate exam. These Microsoft certification exams are available as suggested prerequisites for individuals planning to advance in the Microsoft certification program, who are students, college graduates, or overall newcomers to the IT profession. … [Read More...]

Toyota Highlander Deals

It can be a real challenge to find a great family car. You need to have plenty of room for your whole crew, and most sedans simply don’t provide you with the space that you need. Even some SUVs only provide seating for five. In addition to finding a family vehicle that can accommodate your needs for passenger seating, however, you want to find a … [Read More...]


PTO Fundraising Made Easy

PTO Fundraising ... made really easy! Are you getting tired of the same old PTO fundraising ideas? Well, here is a better idea! What if your PTO actually gave you something that would benefit your family and also earned the school money?  Now, we’re talking... My Job Chart creates a custom PDF that your PTO sends out in an email. For each … [Read More...]