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Meaningful Beauty Anti-Aging System

I often joke that I'm in that special phase in a woman's life when she's fighting acne inside her wrinkles.  While that's a bit of an exaggeration I am facing a transition period as I turn 30 this year and can't continue caring for my skin the same way I did in my teens and twenties. Up until now my primary focus has been combating acne, with … [Read More...]

Dollar General Home Sale Event!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Having lived in several different rural areas in my life, I'm a big fan of Dollar General. Of course they can be found in cities, but I love that Dollar General doesn't forget about those of us who are "thirty minutes … [Read More...]

pork mushroom quesadillas

Pork and Mushroom Quesadillas {and Giveaway} #Publix4Pork @allaboutpork

For me, winter is the time that I most enjoy comfort food. That doesn't mean what's comforting has to be unhealthy though. These nutritious Pork and Mushroom Quesadillas were a big hit with the whole family. Ingredients: 12 ounces pork cutlets, pounded 1/4-inch thick 1/4 cup olive oil with garlic, OR olive oil, divided salt , to taste 6 … [Read More...]


#Sponsors Needed for #Brandcation 2012: Bloggers Gone Coastal

I'm ecstatic to be attending the third Brandcation event which will be held in Pensacola Beach, Florida from May 4-6, 2012. Brandcation is a highly exclusive event which will afford the opportunity for some of the most influential bloggers in the blogosphere to network and to promote the brands that we love!  With only 30 blogger passes available … [Read More...]

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$2,500 Better Homes and Gardens Paint Sweepstakes

Since Hubs is a carpenter, he frequents our local home improvement stores and generally picks up any paint he needs there. However, I love knowing that I can pick up quality Better Homes and Garden paint at Walmart for my own projects (hello Pinterest!) while I'm out and about with Sweet T without having to visit another store just for … [Read More...]

chocolate mess

Wordless Wednesday: Chocolate Tears

Mom brought Sweet T a Pediasure shake (so she'd stay away from my Slim-Fast!). She thought the bottle was empty before handing it over to her but it wasn't quite. "Why do they call it a "shake" if that's not what you're supposed to do with it!!" … [Read More...]

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Valentine’s Day Fun

Happy Valentine's Day! We've kind of been celebrating all week. First my MOPS group had a marriage counselor speak and she gave us some tips for incorporating romance into our lives. She recommended the Love Actually blog for some great ideas so I'm going to incorporate some of them tonight. Maybe a themed dinner? Sunday we had a church … [Read More...]


$50 American Express Giveaway from Slim-Fast – Ends 2/29 #VowtoWow

Winner is: Barbara M. with comment #396. Congrats! If you are a regular reader, you know about my 2012 Vow to Wow challenge with Slim-Fast 3-2-1. The program is going well, though I've started drinking my shakes when Sweet T isn't around because she always wants a sip (or twelve) when I open one. What can I say? They are tasty. Especially the … [Read More...]

Grilled Indian Pork Kabobs

Grilled Indian Pork Kabobs #Publix4Pork @allaboutpork

These Indian Pork kabobs wound up being my favorite of the pork series so far. Hubs too!  It's the first time I've worked with curry powder and I'm definitely hooked. Ingredients 1 bone-in sirloin pork roast, about 4 pounds, boned and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes 2 large red bell peppers, seeded, deribbed, and cut into 1-inch squares (I used … [Read More...]

Clipix: Organize Your Life!

How does your bookmark folder look right now? If you're like me, it's crowded, disorganized, and outdated. I rarely take the time to organize, label, and delete bookmarks, and the problem is only exacerbated since I now use both Chrome and Firefox (and occasionally Internet Explorer if I'm forced) depending on what I'm working on. The only time my … [Read More...]

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Spring Fever

We've had a milder than average winter which is making spring fever even worse than usual. I can't wait to get some seeds in the ground! Hubs tilled last week while it was somewhat dry (as dry as it ever gets here in the winter) and we fertilized with 13-13-13. There's nothing like the smell of freshly tilled soil. Hurry up spring! … [Read More...]

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Wordless Wednesday: Office Space

It may be a hand-me-down desk in the corner of the guest room, but I already feel so much more efficient. Thanks to Hubs for snagging it  for free and setting everything up!   … [Read More...]

Walgreens Prescription Savings Club

This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine. Our nearest local pharmacy is the neighborhood Walgreens and while we're fortunate to not need prescriptions filled on a monthly basis, we appreciate the service and convenience of Walgreens when we do require prescription medication. Hubs and I both had our impacted wisdom … [Read More...]

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Homemade Valentine Cards: Paint Chip Valentine Tutorial

Homemade valentine cards are the best, aren't they? There's just something more special about a handmade card no matter how simple.  This paint chip valentine is an easy and affordable card to make for your loved ones. I collect a paint chip or three each time I go to the home improvement store so I'm not destroying their stash all at once. Please … [Read More...]